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 the Vulture.
If you thought Cable and SUNFIRE was a random connection, wait until you see what happened when Cable first traveled from the future (as depicted in 1999's Wolverine/Cable #1 by Joe Casey and Stephen Platt). He ended up in our past and one of the first people he encountered was none other than the Vulture, BEFORE he fought Spider-Man for the first time!
How has no one explored this connection since this issue?!?! The Vulture should totally become, like, a Cable rogue! The Vulture HAS to at least show up in a future issue of X-Force! Come on, Si Spurrier, I have faith in you! You worked the exploding wafers from Holy War into an issue of X-Men Legacy, you can work the Vulture into an issue of X-Force!