Michael wrote:No, it's not possible. Because in XF 36-37, the demons who have Nathan are frustrated because they can't find N'astirh. Finally they bring him Nathan in XF 37.
Hm. Just re-read XF 36 & 37.
In XF 36, pg 9 Jean & Scott are flying over water and Manhattan is shown in the distance. She's experiencing what's happening to Nathan Christopher. On pg 9 they are closer to Manhattan and Jean suddenly says she can't feel him anymore. "As we reached the city, I just… lost him." Then they are attacked by a transformed jet plane and nearly crash into the demonized Empire State Building.
It's possible this is the moment when N'astirh transports from the graveyard to Time Square. In XTERM 2 it's clearly stated that the graveyard is in New York.
Then on pg 22-24 they see the pentacle form over Manhattan, their ship's instruments short out and they have to bail out. The portal opens and demons drop out. They fight demons until pg 31 when they see explosion from Wiz Kid's computer and then Jean says: "Scott… the static's gone. I found little Christopher, Scott! The demons have landed. They're scanning the city… Can't find what… no who… who they're looking for. They say… if they can't sacrifice him, they will eat him--now!"
In XF 37, pg 4 N'astirh reforms himself after being exploded by Wiz Kid & the magic computer from the end of XTERM 4. He says: "Come to me, my demon servants! Bring me the Goblin Queen's child." A group of demons fly in with Nathan Christopher and say: "Master… we come!" "What happen?" "You… changed."
He replies: "Of course, fools, I have changed. I have… acquired the Transmode Virus. And through it's power I have absorbed a living computer's ability to process magic instantly. To all intents and purposes… I now AM magick"
Then on pg 6: Jean senses his arrival as she's leading X-Factor towards Nathan Christoper. The goblin carrying Nathan Christopher says: "For you, master! Baby we stole. Got more babies, too!".
As far as I can tell, dialogue is vague enough that it could go equally either way. All I can say is, ask Louise Simonson what her intentions were. IS the group of goblins who arrive at the last moment in XTERM 3 the ones carrying Nathan Christopher?