Don't know the Troublemakers I didn't pick up a lot of the Acclaim stuff.[/QUOTE]
The eye glow was a signature of Stings. He debuted in 1992, so I am not sure if he predates Cable (I think Cable debuted in 1990?), but definitely predates Nate Grey. And actually, his power set is pretty similar: telekinesis, telepathy, mind control, possibly teleportation, etc.