This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces looking at particular odd/strange/interesting instances of retroactively connecting different comic book characters (for instance, Uncanny X-Men #268 retroactively established that Wolverine knew both Captain America and the Black Widow from World War II). Here is an archive of all of the past pieces.
Today we reveal the surprising connection between Cable and Sunfire.
New Mutants #93 (by Louise Simonson, Rob Liefeld and Hilary Barta) revealed that the New Mutants' new leader Cable knew Wolverine from the past. However, early in their mission in Japan, after walking into a trap, we learn that Wolverine is not the ONLY X-Man that Cable knows from the past...
Yes, Sunfire and Cable go way back. How random is that? Not as random as the NEXT Cable connection coming up!