The previous post inspired me to refine the idea and give it more thought. Recalled the original Inferno storyline and the motivation of the major players.
Inferno Cable Revisited:
Darkchilde & N’astirh are warring with Goblin Queen for control of the Battle World’s the Inferno region. So it would be high possibility that Chibi Nate would be a target of Darkchilde & N’astirh’s forces. Illyana used the corrupted & transformed Nightcrawler to breach Madelyn’s defenses & kidnap Nate.
While captive, Illyana tried to corrupt him and created bloodstones from his soul. This process triggered a strange reaction with his TO infection, his dark soul persona, Stryfe, was born. Stryfe has goblin-like features similar to Darkchilde & exhibits symptoms of the transmode virus. N’astirh took him on as an apprentice and shared part of Belasco’s grimoire. With his processor-like mind, he instantly mastered the eldritch algorithms.
His parents managed to rescue him from Darkchilde’s clutches. His mother placed him under the tutelage of Doctor Strange where he mastered his Stryfe form.
Nate is able to switch between his human & Stryfe forms. His Stryfe form possesses enhanced strength, speed, rapid regeneration & limited metamorphic capabilities. He instinctively wields offensive, defensive, & curative eldritch algorithms. This form can injury or kill supernatural entities.
Visual Reference of Stryfe:
By Javier Garron
By Tom Raney
Stryfe would have a body similar to Darkchilde & have a furry torso like Brute.