Re: Avengers Vs. X-Men -- Speculation, Spoilers, and Discussion
In the final issue, Hope used the power of the Phoenix to cleanse Cable of the techno-organic virus that he has been fighting for his entire life. We last saw him weak but recovering in Utopia's sickbay.
In a conversation with Cyclops on the psychic plane, Cable showed Scott a vision of a wasteland future, and he and Scott have the following exchange--
Scott: Where are we? Or is it... when are we? Is this real?
Cable: I'm still... healing. But we need to talk. You saw her.
Scott: I did.
Cable: Then you know. Hope is the Phoenix.
Scott: Nathan, I've always believed in you-- even in Hope--that she was or will be the messiah of the mutant race. But... The Phoenix Force-- There's so much about it that we don't understand...
...and so much more that I've-- we've lost because of it.
Cable: This is the world if Hope doesn't fulfill her destiny. This is why we protect her. When war comes with the Avengers-- and it will-- promise me that you will do what is necessary. That you'll make the right decisions no matter how hard they might be. It's what parents do for children.
Scott: I will.
Cable: I will be there when you need me, dad. Sometime soon...
...in the future.
I hate having thoughts on the top of my head. They usually jump off and commit suicide.