Christ. He’s from the future (even if he got there from the past). He’s related to someone in the present timeline (Reed’s daddy). He’s here to save us all. He’s focusing on a kid (Franklin). He’s named Nathaniel. He’s got a cyber-eye. He looks like he was designed by Rob Liefeld.
He’s a lamer, less-interesting version of Cable, right?
And if that wasn’t enough, check out how deep the stealing-from-X-Men goes…
Okay, maybe “lift” isn’t fair. It’s more of a crossover with one of the greatest comics of all time–a comic that happened to be published decades earlier. Nathaniel goes forward to get the Franklin from this classic Claremont-Byrne comic, brings him back, and then older-Franklin is on the team for a whole bunch of issues.