Gambit (Respect Thread) Shoutouts to Shenco

Sour-CreamSour-Cream Posts: 6,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 2012 in Quite Comical
Real Name: Remy Etienne LeBeau

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana

Aliases: Death, Le Diable Blanc, formerly Robert Lord, Cajun


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The mutant who would become Gambit was abandoned at birth by his birth father, due to his unusual red-on-black eyes (they believed their child was the devil). He was stolen from a New Orleans orphanage by the Thieves Guild and given to Antiquary, a collector of children, who considered Remy a perfect work of art. There he was given the name Remy and the title Le Diable Blanc (The White Devil), because of an old Guild Prophecy that spoke of a white devil. However, Jean-Luc LeBeau greatly disliked the idea of the child being in Antiquary 's care, and arranged for Remy to grow up being watched by a gang of street thieves known as Fagan's Mob instead. At age eight, Remy met and befriended a young girl named Bella Donna. A few days later, he was taken in and adopted by the leader of the Thieves Guild, Jean-Luc himself, after a failed pickpocket attempt which had been secretly arranged by Jean, which was a set-up to then meet with the young mutant.



Character Evolution

His powers manifested in his teenage years, however he kept it secret from those around him. When Remy was 15, he went along with his cousin Etienne Marceaux on the Thieves Guilds ritual initiation called the "Tithing". They were ordered to steal from an immortal mutant known as Candra, but were subdued. Candra then recognized Remy from a battle she fought with him in her past, that being Remy's future (he travels to the 19th century during his tenure with the X-men). She sold the two boys to a mutant gangster and child slave trader named The Pig, who planned on selling them to HYDRA as boy soldiers. Remy escaped his holding pen and tried to escape, but when Pig caught up with the boys, Remy picked up a playing card, charged it and threw it in Pig's face, thus discovering his new signature move. In an attempt to escape, they both jumped off a cliff into the sea. Remy was rescued by the Guild, but Etienne drowned.

The Thieves Guild was at war with the Assassin's Guild, but Remy was meant to be the one to unite the two guilds through an arranged marriage to the head of the Assassin's Guild's granddaughter, Bella Donna, whom he had befriended as a child years before. On his wedding day, Remy was challenged to a duel by Bella Donna's brother, Julien. When Remy killed him in self-defense, he was banished to ease the tension between the Guilds.


Professional Thief

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For a time, Gambit traveled the world and lived as a professional thief. He also befriended the Marauder known as Scalphunter. As Gambit's power grew out of control, it was Scalphunter who directed Gambit to Mr. Sinister for help in controlling his mutant power. Sinister removed some brain tissue in order to reduce Remy's power to a more controllable level. In return, Remy owed a debt to Sinister, and he became one of his henchmen. He also had to put together a team of mutants that would become the Marauders. What Remy did not realize was that their goal was to kill all of the Morlocks, (see Mutant Massacre) a group of mutants who lived underground, because Mr. Sinister had discovered that they were created by someone using his own genetic works. Once he realized what was happening, Remy tried to put a stop to this plan and was almost killed by the mutant Sabretooth. He managed to survive, and rescue the Morlock child who would one day become Marrow.
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  • Sour-CreamSour-Cream Posts: 6,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    So let's skip later on into the future, we know that Gambit became an X-Man in 1990 and now we must dive deeper into Gambit having hidden power that he had to seek Mr. Sinister to help him suppress it because he couldn't control it:

    The Sunset Dawn

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    Soon after, Gambit became trapped over 100 years in the past. In order to return home, he was forced to have his surgery undone by Sinister. It was with his full potential being realized that Gambit was able to return to the present under his own power, now having the ability to traverse time and space by changing himself into a entity consisting of pure energy and merging with the kinetic flow of the time-stream.

    Soon after, Gambit was made the patriarch of the Thieves Guild in his father's stead. Gambit also unified the two Guilds into one, the Unified Guild, for which he served as patriarch. Around this time the New Son had organized an Assassination Game, utilizing super-powered mercenaries, such as Bullseye, Deadpool, and Crossbones to kill Gambit.

    Gambit found out that the New Sun, not "New Son" as he had previously thought, was an alternate version of himself whose powers had reached their full potential, and had destroyed his own world by burning it as though he were a star. The New Sun traveled to several different realities to kill each version of himself before they made the same mistake he had. Gambit burned out the majority of his natural potential to defeat the New Sun, returning Gambit to his normal level of power.

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    Lou_Cypher
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    First Actual Appearance:
    Uncanny X-Men Annual #14
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    First Full appearance:
    Uncanny X-Men #266
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    Powers:
    Control and manipulation of potential energy and kinetic energy

    Enhanced physical abilities(due to training with the Thieves Guild)

    Hypnotic Charm

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    Transmutation of substances into acid or poison.

    Formerly:
    The ability to block telepaths from probing mind

    Team affiliations:
    X-Men
    Marauders
    Horsemen of Apocalypse
    XSE
    LeBeau Clan
    Thieves' Guild
    Crimson Pirates
    Jean Grey School
    Sour-Cream
  • Sour-CreamSour-Cream Posts: 6,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    Powers & Abilities

    Gambit has the mutant ability to tap into the potential energy contained within an object and transform it into kinetic energy by touching it. When Gambit thus charges an object and throws it at a target, the object releases this energy explosively on contact. Gambit is able to charge living beings now, shown when he charged Sebastian Shaw, Daken's arm and even a small lizard to use as a bomb. His favorite object to use are common playing cards, although other things will do in a pinch. He once charged a wad of gum, and spat it in the face of X-Cutioner while he was restrained. At his full power, Gambit is able to charge any organic or non-organic matter within his line of sight through thought. The failure to control his abilities in his youth forced him to turn to Mister Sinister, who excised the portion of his brain stem responsible for his full abilities. Later, while he is trapped in Victorian England, he returns to Sinister to have his grey matter re-implanted, restoring his abilities to their full potential. He uses his powers to return to present-day by transforming himself into living energy, which joins with the kinetic flow of the time stream. After the surgery performed by Mister Sinister, Gambit's powers were restored to their natural potential. He was able to use his power simply by looking at an object that he wished to charge, including living objects. Gambit could also manipulate the potency of the energy release and could even exercise a measure of control over time. With access to his full power, Gambit is able to manipulate the potency of his bio-kinetic energy to burn, cause molecular discomfort, incinerate and create timed detonations. However, he burns out all of his power after fighting New Son, and it is left back at it's normal level.


    Gambit's mutation gives him red and black eyes
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    Gambit is also able to heal himself by stimulating his cellular activity, although this ability has only been demonstrated once.

    After having a card explode in his face and being blinded, Gambit showed the ability to see the future in his cards. A tarot reading ability that was only shown while he was blind.

    Gambit's ability to tap into energy also grants him superhuman agility and dexterity, as well as creating a static interference that shields his mind from detection and intrusion by even the most powerful telepaths.

    Gambit also possesses a hypnotic charm that allows him to exert a subtle influence over any sentient mind. This power allows Gambit to compel others to believe what he says and agree with anything he suggests. However, powerful minds have proven immune to Gambit's charm.

    As the Horseman Death, Gambit demonstrates the ability to convert inert materials into toxic substances (such as transforming breathable air into poisonous gases) and has the potential to ingest diseases and plagues. He could control deadly gases as well. Gambit seems to be somehow suppressing the Horsemen in his mind. If the Horsemen is psychically tempered with, it seems that Gambit can again transform into him causing his appearance to once again change. While in this form again he has been able to sense a telepath that was erasing his presence. He has also shown to still be able to charge his cards, though when hitting someone the person's skin turns black (seemingly associated with severe pain), and they disintegrate or possibly get sucked into the card (seeing as the card is still present, still charged, and smoking with energy). Gambit has shown to be able to transform back into his regular form. Remy can also corrupt other individuals through direct skin contact or use of his cards. Those corrupted take on the same black skin, white hair and red eyes as his Death Persona.

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    Other Abilities

    Ragin' Cajun

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    Remy is an expert weapon fighter. He specializes in the Savate style of fighting with a Bo staff, while he is also trained in traditional dueling and fencing. He can throw small objects with extraordinary accuracy. Though never confirmed, this uncanny accuracy may be a factor of his mutant powers, given that he very often throws playing cards much farther and with much greater accuracy than any human has ever been known to achieve. He is also a skilled duelist and fencer. Gambit is bilingual (fluent in both English and Cajun French). He can also change his accent to reflect his role. He is cunning, observant, patient as well as a master thief. He is also a master card shark and gambler. Gambit can weigh the risks based on what is to be gained or lost. He is willing to gamble everything for those he loves most. Hence his name.
    Paraphernalia

    Gambit often wields playing cards and a telescopic bo staff.
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Solo Series

    Gambit vol. 1
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    Gambit vol. 2
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    Gambit vol. 3
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    Gambit vol. 4
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    Gambit vol. 5
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  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 14,707 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wish they had held on to the Death persona a little longer. I would have liked to see Gambit as a torn anti-hero for a while.
    Sour-Cream
  • Sour-CreamSour-Cream Posts: 6,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gambit @ full potential >> Death

    He was able to charge energy matter on anything with just his thoughts. In other words, he can look at you and turn you into a ticking time bomb without touching you.
    Amotekun
  • AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 14,707 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sour wrote: »
    Gambit @ full potential >> Death

    He was able to charge energy matter on anything with just his thoughts. In other words, he can look at you and turn you into a ticking time bomb without touching you.

    Yeah, full potential Gambit was very powerful. He was basically Silver Surfer lite, but let's be real, that would have been overpowered for him as a character. All his other attributes like his throwing accuracy, master thief skills, charm, etc... would have become pointless. New Sun was able to solo his world's Dark Phoenix. If he kept that kinda power, he would have lost everything that made him Gambit.

    That said, it would have been nice if he kept some remnants of the power like being able to charge things on sight even if it was just inorganic stuff.
    Sour-Cream
  • Sour-CreamSour-Cream Posts: 6,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sour wrote: »
    Gambit @ full potential >> Death

    He was able to charge energy matter on anything with just his thoughts. In other words, he can look at you and turn you into a ticking time bomb without touching you.

    Yeah, full potential Gambit was very powerful. He was basically Silver Surfer lite, but let's be real, that would have been overpowered for him as a character. All his other attributes like his throwing accuracy, master thief skills, charm, etc... would have become pointless. New Sun was able to solo his world's Dark Phoenix. If he kept that kinda power, he would have lost everything that made him Gambit.

    That said, it would have been nice if he kept some remnants of the power like being able to charge things on sight even if it was just inorganic stuff.

    True, he lost his powers fighting the new sun but they didn't state that it was permanent so he may retain some of them back. I was also thinking the same thing with his abilities being equivalent to Silver Surfer and Dark Phoenix plus not even the strongest telepaths can read his mind. This makes you wonder how underrated he is. I have to look up some of his feats, if anyone can find it, post it up.
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sour wrote: »
    Sour wrote: »
    Gambit @ full potential >> Death

    He was able to charge energy matter on anything with just his thoughts. In other words, he can look at you and turn you into a ticking time bomb without touching you.

    Yeah, full potential Gambit was very powerful. He was basically Silver Surfer lite, but let's be real, that would have been overpowered for him as a character. All his other attributes like his throwing accuracy, master thief skills, charm, etc... would have become pointless. New Sun was able to solo his world's Dark Phoenix. If he kept that kinda power, he would have lost everything that made him Gambit.

    That said, it would have been nice if he kept some remnants of the power like being able to charge things on sight even if it was just inorganic stuff.

    True, he lost his powers fighting the new sun but they didn't state that it was permanent so he may retain some of them back. I was also thinking the same thing with his abilities being equivalent to Silver Surfer and Dark Phoenix plus not even the strongest telepaths can read his mind. This makes you wonder how underrated he is. I have to look up some of his feats, if anyone can find it, post it up.

    Ehh not too much anymore with that one. I remember Xavier couldn't read his mind because the kinetic energy scrambled his thoughts or something, and one time Psylocke tried to read his mind while he was like in a coma and dude found her and pulled her out
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shout out to Sons of the Atom and one of my favorite cameo characters the Witness
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  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher One Cold Ass Honkey It's Cold, AlaskaPosts: 25,159 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dope thread, learned a lot haha. Love the current series of gambit so far.
    gns
  • gnsgns In yo bitches inbox, cuh Posts: 12,634 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gambits always been my nigga...even moreso than wolverine(cyclops is a bitch)

    Y would yall call him silver surfer lite but say he solo'd(which i'm assuming means beat) dark phoenix on his own?!

    Anybody that can beat phoenix aint nothing lite?

    no hate, y is shenco's name in the title?
  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher One Cold Ass Honkey It's Cold, AlaskaPosts: 25,159 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Sour What website you using? Ive been looking for characters on comicvine and im getting a decent biography, and major story arcs, but not too many pics. The biography you posted shits on any bio ive read on Comicvine.
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gns wrote: »
    Gambits always been my nigga...even moreso than wolverine(cyclops is a bitch)

    Y would yall call him silver surfer lite but say he solo'd(which i'm assuming means beat) dark phoenix on his own?!

    Anybody that can beat phoenix aint nothing lite?

    no hate, y is shenco's name in the title?

    Nah, it was an alternate dimension's Gambit that was Silver Surfer lite. New Sun was a fucking monster. It's basically what Gambit COULD be if he were to ever take it to like the utmost maximum of his powers

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    Sour-Cream
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
  • Sour-CreamSour-Cream Posts: 6,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lou Cypher wrote: »
    @Sour What website you using? Ive been looking for characters on comicvine and im getting a decent biography, and major story arcs, but not too many pics. The biography you posted shits on any bio ive read on Comicvine.

    From the source "Marvel"

    But I know the New Sun story line was all part of the biography. The New Sun killed off all the Gambits in the other dimensions and caused Gambit to use his power to the full potential to beat him. Kind of like the movie "the One" with Jet Li. Gambit truly is a beast and has always been but he seeked Sinister to downgrade him because he couldn't control his powers. I need to find info on Gambit being in someway related to Cyclops.
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sour wrote: »
    Lou Cypher wrote: »
    @Sour What website you using? Ive been looking for characters on comicvine and im getting a decent biography, and major story arcs, but not too many pics. The biography you posted shits on any bio ive read on Comicvine.

    From the source "Marvel"

    But I know the New Sun story line was all part of the biography. The New Sun killed off all the Gambits in the other dimensions and caused Gambit to use his power to the full potential to beat him. Kind of like the movie "the One" with Jet Li. Gambit truly is a beast and has always been but he seeked Sinister to downgrade him because he couldn't control his powers. I need to find info on Gambit being in someway related to Cyclops.

    Supposedly Gambit is more of a Summers than Cyclops. Either way Gambit's back story is too damn convoluted. First he was just dropped off somewhere and adopted, another he was created in a lab, then I think on one book they showed his parent's names, then he's a long-lost Summers brother, and then in X-Men: The End Sinister is his father. All I know is Sinister likes Gambit more than Cyclops so Ima say that he's related to Scott in some way
    Sour-CreamAmotekungns
  • Sour-CreamSour-Cream Posts: 6,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    True, cyclops is the biggest bitch of all the Summer's brothers.

    Vulcan >> Gambit >> Havoc >> Cyclops
  • gnsgns In yo bitches inbox, cuh Posts: 12,634 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I remember they were trying to hint that Gambit was the 3rd summers brother, then all of a sudden I saw the vulcan storyline and was like, welp....

    If sinister is more interested in Gambit than Cyclops that IS saying something.

    I remember the old 90's cartoon it seems like Sinister had a man-crush on the Summers clan.....all this fruitcake could ever talk about was "the Summers' stock" nh

    In hindsight Mr. Sinister always had a gay frieza swag 2 him.
    Sour-CreamAmotekun
  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 14,707 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He's Silv
    gns wrote: »
    Gambits always been my nigga...even moreso than wolverine(cyclops is a bitch)

    Y would yall call him silver surfer lite but say he solo'd(which i'm assuming means beat) dark phoenix on his own?!

    Anybody that can beat phoenix aint nothing lite?

    no hate, y is shenco's name in the title?

    He's Silver Surfer Lite because he really only has a small subset of the Surfer's powers. Basically he's a powerful energy manipulator with a focus in manipulation of kinetic energy. It's impressive, but compared to what all the Surfer can do, he's pretty limited.
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SMH Comicvine had me looking all up and through my Gambit folder looking for a Wolverine and Gambit series I missed with this picture
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    Lou_Cypher
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 23,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh and this dropped last week
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    No spoilers because I'm waiting for issue 6 to drop before I hit up midtown comics
    Sour-Cream
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