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Gambit (Marvel)
Real Name: Remy LeBeau
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Powers:
Can charge inanimate objects with explosive kinetic energy by touching it. Hypnotic charm causes others to trust him.

Bio:
Abandoned at birth due to his burning red eyes, the child who would one day become Remy LeBeau was kidnapped from his hospital ward by members of the New Orleans Thieves' Guild who referred to the child as "le diable blanc" - the white devil. They believed he was the child that had been prophesied to unite the warring Guilds. Soon after, Remy was placed in the care of a gang of street thieves who raised the child and taught him the ways of thievery.

Later, when he was around ten years old, Remy attempted to pick the pocket of Jean-Luc LeBeau, then-patriarch of the Thieves’ Guild. Jean-Luc took the boy in off the streets and adopted him into his own family. As part of a peace pact between the Thieves’ Guild and their rivals, the Assassin’s Guild, a marriage was arranged between Remy and Bella Donna Boudreaux, the granddaughter of the head of the Assassin's Guild. However, Bella Donna's brother Julien objected to the marriage and challenged Gambit to a duel. Remy killed Julien in self-defense, but was excommunicated and banished from New Orleans in an attempt to maintain the nonaggression pact between the two guilds.

Remy wandered the world as he plied his skills as a master thief, aided by his mutant power to charge objects with explosive energy. He employed playing cards he charged with kinetic energy as his trademark weapon. At one point Remy had approached the master geneticist Mr. Sinister for help in controlling his powers. Sinister removed some of Remy's brain tissue to reduce his power levels, thus affording him a greater degree of control. As a result, Remy was now in the geneticist's debt, and Sinister subsequently charged the thief with assembling the team of assassins called the Marauders. Remy did not realize that Sinister would employ the Marauders to massacre the underground mutant community known as the Morlocks. Seeing the horrific results of his actions, Remy attempted to stop the massacre but was almost killed by the Marauder named Sabretooth. However, he did manage to save one young Morlock girl who would one day grow up to become the X-Man named Marrow.

Eventually, Remy encountered Storm, a member of the outlaw team of mutant adventurers known as the X-Men. Storm had been transformed into an amnesiac child who had turned to theft as a means to survive. Remy helped her escape her enemy, the malevolent psionic entity known as the Shadow King, and they became partners. Later, when the X-Men's founder Professor Charles Xavier returned from a long period of traveling in outer space, Storm sponsored Remy's admission into the X-Men. Remy soon fell in love with his fellow X-Man, Rogue, blessed and cursed with the ability to absorb other mutants' thoughts and abilities through skin-on-skin contact. The feeling was mutual, but the two soulmates were condemned never to touch. At one point, Rogue left the X-Men after she kissed Remy and absorbed a portion of his memories, learning of his role in the Morlock Massacre.

Remy was subsequently captured and brought before a mock trial held by Magneto, the mutant master of magnetism, then disguised as Erik the Red. He was summarily cast out of the X-Men and was abandoned in the frozen wastes of Antarctica. Starving to death, Remy made his way back into Magneto's citadel where he came upon the psionic essence of a dead mutant named Mary Purcell. The wraith-like Mary bonded with him, allowing him to survive until he reached the Savage Land, a hidden jungle nestled in the icy wasteland. There, Remy struck a deal with the enigmatic being known as the New Sun. In exchange for passage back to America, Remy agreed to run errands for the New Sun.

Remy returned home and encountered the X-Men again when he attempted to steal the fabled Crimson Gem of Cyttorak for his new employer. He agreed to return to the team, mainly for his self-respect and for his love for Rogue. However, Mary began to threaten Remy and his friends if he didn't agree to stay with her forever. When the X-Men finally found out about Mary, the wraith fled with Remy to her old hometown, where she tried to force him to merge with her and become a new type of hybrid lifeform. While Remy wrestled with her, Rogue charged in with a containment unit, which ultimately dispersed Mary.

During a trip back in time, Remy's powers were restored to their maximum potential by Sinister and he was able to utilize them to return to the present. Soon after his return, Remy served for a time as patriarch of the Thieves' Guild in his father's stead, as well as leading one of two teams of X-Men. Remy was also responsible for the unification of the Thieves' and Assassins' Guilds into the Unified Guild, of which he also served briefly as patriarch.

Meanwhile, the New Sun revealed his true nature after organizing an assassination game for a cadre of super-powered mercenaries with Remy as the target. When Remy took the fight back to the New Sun, he was shocked to learn that the New Sun was actually an alternate reality version of himself. In his own reality, the New Sun's kinetic charging powers had flared out of control, burning the world and killing everyone. As a result, the New Sun hunted down and killed versions of himself in other realities to ensure that they would not repeat his mistakes. During their final battle, Remy burned out his enhanced powers to defeat the New Sun, ending his threat and returning his powers to their normal level.

Remy was later framed by mutant businessman Sebastian Shaw for the death of the Australian crimelord named Viceroy. With the assistance of Rogue, her team of X-Treme X-Men, and former Triad member Red Lotus, Remy was able to clear his name. Soon after, Remy became embroiled in the X-Treme X-Men's fight against an alien invasion of Earth. He was captured and used as a power source for the invaders to open a portal that would allow their full invasion fleet to pass through and complete the conquest of Earth. The process was halted by the enigmatic villain known as Vargas, who plunged his sword into Remy's chest. Remy survived, but found that he had lost his mutant abilities. As a result, he and the also-powerless Rogue sought to live a normal life together and retired from the X-Men.

However try as they might, a normal life was not for them to lead as the pair soon became embroiled in the X-Treme X-Men's fight against the mutant predator Elias Bogan. After Bogan was defeated, the X-Man named Sage used her mutant ability to "jumpstart" Remy's mutant powers and he rejoined the team.

In an alternate future over 70 years from now in which the X-Man Bishop was born, Remy had become an aged figure named the Witness, so-called because he had apparently witnessed the betrayal of the X-Men by one of their own members. He was also thought to be the last survivor of the X-Men. Upon joining the X-Men himself, Bishop suspected Remy to be the traitor until realized that Xavier's mind and Magneto's mind spawned the corrupt psionic entity known as Onslaught.

During Apocalypse's most recent bid for power, Gambit joined Apocalypse's side as the horseman, Death. Gambit believed that Apocalypse would be able to save the mutants, but he would be able to stop Apocalypse should he betray them.

Notes:
Created by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee.

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #266

Other Identities:
Death (Marvel)(06 - Remy Lebeau)

Favorite Characters:
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Issue Appearances:
A+X (2012)
Age Of Apocalypse (2012)
Age of X: Alpha (2011)
All-New X-Factor (2014)
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Amazing X-Men (2014)
Art Fantastix (2000)
Astonishing X-Men (2004)
Avengers (1998)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Avengers Assemble (Panini) (2012)
Avengers Strike File (1994)
Avengers Vs. X-Men (2012)
Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite (2012)
Avengers West Coast (1989)
Avengers: The Children's Crusade (2010)
AVX: VS (2012)
Back Issue (2003)
Battlezones: Dream Team² (1996)
Bishop (1994)
Black Panther (2005)
Cable (1993)
Cable (2008)
Cable & Deadpool (2004)
Captain Marvel (1999)
Contest of Champions II (1999)
Daken: Dark Wolverine (2010)
Daredevil (1964)
DC gegen Marvel (1996)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
DC/Marvel: All Access (1996)
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012)
Death's Head II (II) (1992)
Decimation: House of M - The Day After (2006)
Defenders (2012)
Dream Team (1995)
Earth X (1999)
Essential X-Men (1995)
Essential X-Men (2010)
Excalibur (1988)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four Adventures (2005)
Gambit (1993)
Gambit (1997)
Gambit (1999)
Gambit (2004)
Gambit (2012)
Gambit & Bishop: Sons of the Atom (2001)
Gambit and the Champions: From The Marvel Vault (2011)
Gambit Battlebook: Streets Of Fire (1998)
Gambit Cyber Comic (1999)
GeNext (2008)
GeNext: United (2009)
Ghost Rider (1990)
Giant Size Mini-Marvels: Starring Spidey (2002)
Girl Comics (2010)
Herc (2011)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Heroic Age: X-Men (2011)
Hit Comics (1998)
Hot Shots: X-Men (1996)
House of M (2005)
Infinity (2013)
Infinity War (1992)
M.A.X. Yearbook (1993)
Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
Marvel (1988)
Marvel Adventures (1997)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Annual & Quarterly Reports (1992)
Marvel Collectible Classics: X-Men (1998)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
Marvel Exklusiv (1998)
Marvel Heroes (2008)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Marvel Limited: X-Men Famous Firsts (1995)
Marvel Magazine (1998)
Marvel OverPower Card Game (1995)
Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works (2012)
Marvel: Portraits (1995)
Marvel's Greatest Collector's Pack (1993)
Maximum Security (2000)
Mini Marvels: Rock, Paper, Scissors (2008)
Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion (2009)
Mutants Vs. Ultras: First Encounters (1995)
Mys-Tech Wars (1993)
Nation X (2010)
New Mutants (2009)
New X-Men (2004)
Nomad (1992)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Onslaught: Marvel Universe (1996)
Onslaught: X-Men (1996)
Overkill (1992)
Pro Action Magazine (vol. 1) (1994)
Pro Action Magazine (vol. 2) (1994)
Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe (1995)
Punisher kills the Marvel Universe (2001)
Ramos art-n-out Hip Sketchbook (2010)
Rogue (1995)
Rogue (2004)
Ryhmä-X / X-Men (1984)
Ryhmä-X / X-Men -erikoisjulkaisu (1985)
Sarjakuvalehti (1990)
Sentinel Squad O*N*E (2006)
Spectacular Spider-Man Adventures (1995)
Spider-Man Team-Up (1995)
Spider-Man zur TV-Serie (1996)
Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda (1994)
Star Trek/X-Men (1996)
Storm (1996)
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Target X-Men Encyclopedia (2005)
The Adventures of Spider-Man (1996)
The Adventures of the X-Men (1996)
The All New Exiles Vs. X-Men (1995)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (1995)
The Avengers (1963)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
The Marvel X-Men Collection (1994)
The New Mutants (1983)
The Night Man/Gambit (1996)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men 2004 (2004)
The Ultimate X-Men (1996)
The X-Men And Captain Universe: Sleeping Giants (1994)
The X-Men Collector's Edition (1993)
The X-Men Creators' Choice (1993)
The X-Men Prelude to Perdition (1995)
The X-Men Premium Edition (1993)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
Uncanny Origins (1996)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Uncanny X-Men (2012)
Weapon X: Days of Future Now (2005)
Weapon X: First Class (2009)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If? AvX (2013)
What If? House of M (2009)
What If...? (1989)
What The--?! (1988)
Wolverine (1988)
Wolverine (2003)
Wolverine (2010)
Wolverine And Deadpool (2010)
Wolverine and The X-Men (2011)
Wolverine Encyclopedia (1996)
Wolverine: Origins (2006)
Wolverine: Weapon X Files (2009)
Wolverine/Gambit: Victims (1995)
Wonder Man (1991)
X-23 (II) (2010)
X-Factor (1986)
X-Factor (2006)
X-Force (1991)
X-Man (1995)
X-Men (1991)
X-Men (1992)
X-Men (1994)
X-Men (2001)
X-Men (2010)
X-Men (2013)
X-Men (Portuguese) (1988)
X-Men [GER] (1997)
X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow (1998)
X-Men Experiment on Muir Island (1994)
X-Men Fairy Tales (2006)
X-Men Forever (2001)
X-Men Forever (2009)
X-Men Forever 2 (2010)
X-Men Forever Giant-Size (2010)
X-Men Giant-Size (2011)
X-Men Halloween Special Edition (1993)
X-Men Legacy (2008)
X-Men Legends (2000)
X-Men Onslaught Preview (1998)
X-Men Origins: Gambit (2009)
X-Men Prime (1995)
X-Men Revolution Genesis Edition (2000)
X-Men Special (1998)
X-Men Ultra III Preview (1995)
X-Men Universe: Past, Present and Future (1999)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)
X-Men Unlimited (2004)
X-Men: Black Sun (2000)
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Storm & Gambit (2010)
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - X-Men Vs. Vampires (2010)
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga (2010)
X-Men: Declassified (2000)
X-Men: Empire's End (1997)
X-Men: Gold (2014)
X-Men: Hellbound (2010)
X-Men: Interactive Comic Book (1996)
X-Men: Legacy (2013)
X-Men: Magneto War (1999)
X-Men: Messiah Complex (2007)
X-Men: Millennial Visions (2000)
X-Men: Mutant Empire (1996)
X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong (2005)
X-Men: Prelude To Schism (2011)
X-Men: Prisoner X (1998)
X-Men: Regenesis (2011)
X-Men: Schism (2011)
X-Men: Smoke and Mirrors (1997)
X-Men: The 198 Files (2006)
X-Men: The End: Book 1: Dreamers & Demons (2004)
X-Men: The End: Book 2: Heroes & Martyrs (2005)
X-Men: The End: Book 3: Men & X-Men (2006)
X-Men: The Jewels of Cyttorak (1997)
X-Men: The Manga (1998)
X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop (2009)
X-Men: The Ultra Collection (1994)
X-Men: The Wedding Album (1994)
X-Men: To Serve And Protect (2011)
X-Men: Yearbook 1999 (2000)
X-Men/Dr. Doom '98 (1998)
X-Men/Fantastic Four (2005)
X-Termination (2013)
X-Treme X-Men (2001)
X-Treme X-Men (2012)
X-Treme X-Posé (2003)
X4 (2005)
Xavier Institute Alumni Yearbook (1996)

Video Game Appearances:
Marvel vs. Capcom : Clash of Super Heroes (1998)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 : New Age of Heroes (2000)
X-Men (1993)
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996)
X-Men: Legends (2005)
X-Men: Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (2005)
X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (1994)
X-Men: Next Dimension (2002)

Group Affiliation(s):
Grey School staff
Marauders (Marvel)
Serval Industries
Thieves Guild (Marvel)
X-Factor (Serval Industries)
X-Men (Marvel)(01 - Mutants)
X-Men (Marvel)(Days of Future Now)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"I'm the joker in the deck."

""Say to you, homme, what I said to the real Wolverine last time we tussled: 'Bang, you dead!'""

"Playin' for keeps is still playin', Mon Ami, so take a card...any card!"

"You want to play with Gambit? Here take a card! .....House Wins."




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