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Gambit is a former thief and member of the X-Men. Gambit has the mutant ability to charge any object with bio-kinetic energy which causes it to explode. 

History

Early life

Remy LeBeau, also known as Gambit, was born in Louisiana.

He was a member of a group of thieves known as the Thieves Guild. Gambit's brother, Bobby LeBeau, got him to join. It was implied that in his youth Gambit was in prison.

At some point Gambit learned that he was a mutant with the power to charge objects with bio-kinetic energy turning them into explosives.

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The Thieves Guild and Assassins meet with the X-Ternal

The Thieves Guild was enemies with another gang in New Orleans called the Assassins. Every ten years the Thieves Guild and the Assassins would participate in an event known as the tithe. During the Tithe the Thieves and Assassins would present tributes to a powerful being known as the X-Ternal. The X-Ternal would use her power to increase the power of whoever presented their tithe on time. However, the X-Ternal would kill one member of either the Thieves or Assassins if they failed to give their tithe at the appointed hour. After the leaders of both the Thieves and Assassins were killed Remmy's brother, Bobby, became the new leader of the Thieves Guild and a woman named Bella Donna became the new leader of the Assassins.

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Gambit and Bella Donna then fell in love. They tried to get married as a way to unite the Thieves and Assassins but their plan failed. Gambit then broke off his engagement to Bella Donna.

Gambit later realized that being a thief was not how he wanted to live his life so he left the Thieves Guild. Gambit was then recruited to join the X-Men.

Later life

Genosha

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At some point Gambit learned of an island named Genosha and that they welcomed mutants. Cyclops believed that Gambit was lying and shouted at him to stop telling lies. However, Professor X believed that it was a good idea to investigate Genosha and told Cyclops to pick three X-Men to go to the island. Gambit, Storm, and Jubilee were the three mutants Cyclops chose to go to Genosha.

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At first it seemed like Genosha was a paradise and Gambit was intent on enjoying his vacation, even though they were supposed to be on a mission. However, it quickly turned into a nightmare when Gambit, Storm, and Jubilee were captured by a Sentines and imprisoned.

Gambit and the other mutants that were taken prisoner had special collars placed around their necks these collars negated their mutant powers but could be switched on and off by the guards. The guards told the mutants that the collars would be turned off so they could use their power to build a dam, but would be turned on if they tried to escape.

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As the collars were turned off Storm attempted to escape but she was captured by a Sentinel. Bolivar Trask, the Sentinels creator, ordered the Sentinel to kill Storm. However, Gambit spoke up and said that with Storm's power to control the weather she could make it rain which would fill up the man made lake in no time. Trask realized Storm could be useful and spared her life.

Jubilee later came up with a plan to attack the guards and get the control for the collars. The mutants agreed to help her. However, as the morning came Sunfire informed Jubilee that Gambit had been taken away during the night by the guards.

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In the morning Jubilee tackled the guard and got his controller for the collars. However, when Jubilee attempted to turn the collars off she realizes that the control she grabbed was actually a fake. It was later revealed that Gambit was the one that betrayed Jubilee and the other mutants.

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As Gambit was being taken back to his cell he was able to escape. The guards attempted to recapture Gambit. However, they were attacked by a mercenary named Cable. Cable revealed to Gambit that he was looking for a man known only as the Leader, who was the ruler of Genosha. Cable then gave Gambit a key to unlock the collar and he got it off his neck.

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With his power restored Gambit went back to the dam construction site and freed Jubilee and Storm from the box. Gambit and the other mutants then attacked the Sentinels located around the dam. Storm was able to use her powers to create a giant storm which destroyed the dam. Gambit, Storm, and Jubilee then left Genosha.

Future assassin

Because of Senator Robert Kelly's strong anti-mutant stance he was targeted for assassination by Mystique and the Brotherhood of Mutants. Mystique shapeshifted into Gambit and assassinated him in that form. Even though Senator Kelly's death was the result of one mutant all mutants were blamed. After Senator Kelly's death a mutant control law was passed and the U.S. government built an army of Sentinels. The Sentinels then began to hunt down mutants all over the country. Some mutants attempted to fight back. However, the survivors were placed in detention camps where the mutants were killed. However, the Sentinels went out of control and began to target normal humans as well.

Sentinels ruled the future where they would either kill mutants on the spot or capture them and take them to detention camps to be killed.

Gambit was either killed on the spot or taken to a detention camp to die.

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A man named Bishop then traveled back in time to kill Gambit before the assassination of Senator Kelly. When Bishop found Gambit he tried to kill him but was stopped by the X-Men. Gambit then tried to go to Washington D.C. to stop the assassination but he was stopped by the X-Men. While the X-Men went to Washington, Bishop and Gambit stayed at the mansion with Wolverine.

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After the other X-Men had left Gambit managed to escape the mansion and headed to Washington D.C. so he could stop the real assassin. Gambit got there just in time and was able to stop Mystique from killing Seator Kelly.

The Tithe

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When Gambit got a phone call from Pierre, a member of the Thieves Guild, he told Gambit that his brother, Bobby LeBeau, had disappeared and that the tithe was coming up. Gambit knew that if Bobby did not present the Tithe at the appointed hour then the X-Ternal would kill all the members of the Thieves Guild. A short while later Gambit left for Louisiana in one of the X-Men's jets.

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When Gambit arrived in Louisiana he met up with Pierre who was a member of the Thieves Guild. Pierre told Gambit that the Assassins had kidnapped Bobby and the tithe on the night it was supposed to be presented to the X-Ternal. Pierre also revealed that the Assassins wanted to exchange Bobby and the tithe for Gambit.

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Gambit later went to the headquarters of the Assassins to see Bobby. Gambit informed his brother that the Assassins were going to let him deliver the tithe to the X-Ternal. Bella Donna then entered the room and told Gambit that she had the Thieves tithe. Bella Donna gave Gambit a ring and told him that if he wore it she would let Bobby go. As Gambit put the ring on Bobby took the Thieves' Tithe and walked away. However, this was a trap set by Bella Donna. The ring sent a jolt of electricity through Gambit's body. Bella Donna did this as a way to get revenge on Gambit for leaving her.

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When Gambit left the Xavier Mansion so quickly Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Rogue tracked him to Louisiana. When the X-Men arrived in Louisiana they met the Thieves Guild. However, around this time Bella Donna revealed to Gambit that she had actually given a fake tithe to the Thieves Guild. Bella Donna's plan was to give the Thieves Guild a fake tithe so when they presented it to the X-Ternal she would kill them all.

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When the Assassins arrived at the Tithe, Bella Donna told the Thieves and the X-Men that Gambit was their newest member. However, Gambit tackled Bella Donna and warned the Thieves Guild that the Tithe she gave them was fake. For betraying her Bella Donna used her powers to activate the ring and sent a jolt of electricity through Gambit's body. However, Rogue attacked Bella Donna. The Thieves and Assassins then began to fight each other.

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The X-Ternal then arrived and put a stop to the Thieves and Assassins fighting. When the Bella Donna presented the Assassin's Tithe, the X-Ternal promised to increase their power. However, when the X-Ternal learned that the Thieve's tithe was fake she threatened to kill them all. However, Jean used her telepathic powers to make the X-Ternal see that the Assassins had replaced the Thieve's Tithe with a fake. As punishment for her treachery the X-Ternal asked the Thieves what she should do with Bella Donna. Bobby told the X-Ternal that she should kill Bella Donna. However, Gambit spoke up and asked the X-Ternal to take Bella Donna's powers and spare her life. The X-Ternal then stripped Bella Donna of her powers and vanished. Bella Donna begged Gambit to stay with her. However, Gambit told Bella Donna that he wasn't a Thief or an Assassin, but he was an X-Man. Gambit then told Bella Donna he would never return and left with the X-Men.

Spider-Man

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Before Spider-Man arrived at the Xavier Mansion, Gambit was in the Danger Room practicing with the Deadly Sentinel program. However, when Spider-Man arrived Gambit joined up with the other X-Men and accidentally left the Danger Room running. Spider-Man then shot a web at Gambit and the X-Men and ran off. Gambit and the others managed to free themselves and chased after Spider-Man who had accidentally gone into the Danger Room with the Deadly Sentinel program still running. As Spider-Man began to fight the Sentinels the X-Men broke into the Danger Room and began to help Spider-Man destroy the Sentinels. Gambit did this by throwing his energy charged playing cards at the Sentinels which exploded as the cards hit the Sentinels. As the Sentinel program was shut down Spider-Man was approached by Professor X. As they went to Professor X's office Gambit removed a piece of Spider-Man's webbing that he found stuck to his shoulder. Spider-Man then told Xavier about him mutating into an inhuman monster and asked to be cured. However, Professor X told Spider-Man that his work was not to cure mutants but to help them accept who and what they are. Angered by this Spider-Man ran off but was followed by Beast who was later captured by men working for Herbert Landon.

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When Wolverine and Spider-Man tracked Beast to the Brand Corporation they were able to save him but in the process Herbert Landon fell into a vat of chemicals which mutated Landon into a giant reptilian mutant that began to terrorize New York City. As Professor X learned of this he sent Gambit and the X-Men to help Spider-Man, Beast, and Wolverine defeat it. As he and the X-Men arrived Spider-Man and Beast came up with a plan to drain Landon of his electrical energy. However, Landon had kidnapped Genevieve. As Landon began to climb a skyscraper with her Gambit got below Landon and threw his energy charged at him. As the cards exploded on Landon he dropped Genevieve. However, Gambit was able to catch her before she hit the ground and he then got her to safety. After this was accomplished Beast and Spider-Man used the equipment on the Blackbird to drain Herbert Landon of his electrical energy which turned back into a human. As Landon was taken to the hospital Gambit and the X-Men thanked Spider-Man for his help. After this Gambit and the others returned to the Xavier Mansion.

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The information in the following section or sections was not present in X-Men: The Animated Series. However, it was part of the canonical comic book series, X-Men '92.

New X-Men

When the X-Men went to the Clear Mountain Institute to investigate they met the director of the institute, Cassandra Nova. Nova told the X-Men that her job was to help mutants re-enter society and live with normal humans in peace. Nova told the X-Men that she could soothe a mutants savage nature by using a machine called the Mind Field. At first the X-Men didn't believe it. Shortly afterwards Wolverine saw Sabretooth at the institute and attacked him. However, Sabretooth was now very calm and peaceful. After seeing what the Mind Field did for Sabretooth Wolverine and the X-Men agreed to go into the Mind Field.

As the X-Men sat in the Mind Field machine Cassandra Nova pressed a button which shackled their wrists to the machine against their will. The X-Men realized that Cassandra Nova had set a trap for them.

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Inside the Mind Field Rogue and Gambit's minds were linked. Gambit professed his love to Rogue. However, Rogue was afraid to be intimate with Gambit because of her powers. Cassandra Nova then appeared before Rogue and Gambit. Rogue and Gambit attacked Nova. However, Nova got the upper hand. Nova was able to take control of Gambit and Rogue's mind. Nova then used her mental powers to make Gambit and Rogue get engaged. By manipulating Rogue and Gambit's emotions, Nova was able to take mental control of them.

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Nova was also able to control Wolverine with the Mind Field. Nova used Wolverine, Rogue, and Gambit as her personal team of "New X-Men".

Nova's master plan was to use her X-Sentinel to assassinate Baron Kelly so she could become ruler of Westchester. Nova would then have Gambit and the other New X-Men defeat the X-Sentinel and save the day.

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While fighting the X-Sentinel, Rogue and Gambit were shot down by its laser. Rogue was fine. However, Gambit was lying on the ground not breathing and Rogue was unable to give him CPR because of her powers. Being unable to help Gambit was what snapped Rogue out of Nova's mind control. However, Caliban rushed over and gave Gambit CPR which saved him.

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Gambit quickly recovered. Gambit then got on a nearby motorcycle and at its top speed drove it off a ramp and was headed straight for the X-Sentinel. While Gambit was in the air he charged the motorcycle with bio-kinetic energy. As Gambit jumped off the motorcycle he was caught by Rogue. The motorcycle then crashed into the X-Sentinel and exploded. The X-Men were then able to defeat the X-Sentinel.

Alternate timeline

Days of Future Past

It is unknown what happened to Gambit in the timeline where Sentinels took over the world. It is possible that the Sentinels killed him. However, this timeline was erased when Gambit stopped the assassination of Senator Robert Kelly.

Age of Apocalypse

In the year 2055 A.D., Master Mold was rebuilt. Master Mold then had a mutant criminal named Fitzroy travel back in time to the year 1955 to assassinate a young Charles Xavier. Fitzroy was able to accomplish this and because Xavier was killed at such a young age he was never able to form the X-Men.

Because the X-Men were never formed in this new timeline, mutants and humans were at war with each other. This war devastated the entire planet. In this timeline, Magneto lead the mutant resistance against the human army, which also included meta-humans.

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In this alternate timeline Gambit was a member of the mutant resistance. Gambit during a past battle had injured his right arm and had to have it amputated.

Gambit was injured while fighting the human army and was taken to a medical station where he was cared for by Jean Grey who in this timeline was a nurse.

The timeline was later restored to normal when Wolverine, Storm, Bishop, and Shard traveled back in time to 1959 and prevented Fitzroy from killing Xavier.

Non-canon history

Gambit appears in The Adventures of the X-Men #3 and Adventures of Spider-Man #3.

When Professor X learned of a young mutant at the Manhattan Orphanage named Adam he sent Gambit and Beast there to protect him. When Gambit and Beast arrived they had to protect Adam from the Friends of Humanity. As Adam fell off the building Beast leaped to grab him. However, a member of the Friends of Humanity threw a rock at Beast and it disoriented him. Adam nearly hit the ground but Spider-Man arrived and grabbed Adam. Gambit, Beast, and Spider-Man then worked together to fight off the Friends of Humanity.

Beast and Gambit wanted to take Adam to the Xavier Mansion but Spider-Man did not trust them. Spider-Man and Beast then took Adam to Empire State University so Dr. Curt Connors could run tests on Adam to try and help him. While Beast and Spider-Man were at ESU, Gambit went to the Manhattan Orphanage to fill out paperwork so that Adam would be placed in the X-Men's custody for his own protection.

Later, when Gambit returned to ESU he saw that the science building was on fire. Gambit rushed inside the burning building and was able to get Beast and Dr. Connors to safety. Beast then told Gambit that Spider-Man and Adam were kidnapped by Mister Sinister.

Gambit and Beast were able to locate Mister Sinister's laboratory and burst in and started fighting the Nasty Boys. Spider-Man soon joined the fight. However, when Mister Sinister was done collecting Adam's DNA they retreated. Beast and Gambit then returned Adam to the orphanage.

Powers and equipment

Powers

Gambit has the mutant power to charge small objects with bio-kinetic energy. When he throws the objects at a target, they explode on impact.

Gambit also possesses a "hypnotic charm". Gambits hypnotic charm is a subliminal psionic talent channeled through his voice that allows 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.

Equipment

Gambit's main weapon is a deck of playing cards he carries with him. Gambit is able to charge the cards with bio-kinetic energy and throw them at his opponents. When the cards hit their target they explode.

Gambit also carries around a telescoping bo-staff to attack enemies in close combat.

In the comics

Remmy was a child thief in Louisiana with devilish eyes. As a child Remmy was kidnapped by the LeBeau Thieves Guild who believed he was the prophesied "White Devil", a man capable of uniting them with their enemies, the Assassins Guild. This prophecy first started to unravel when Remmy saved the life of Bella Donna Boudreaux who was the princess of the New Orleans, Assassin Guild. Falling in love Remmy and Bella Donna got married starting a long awaited cease fire between the Thieves Guild and the Assassins Guild.

However, when Bella Donna's brother opposed their union he challenged Remmy to a duel which he was unable to back away from. Remmy accidentally killed Bella Donna's brother when his mutant powers first emerged and he charged a blade with bio-kinetic energy and after stabbing his challenger it exploded killing him.

Remmy was then sentenced to exile and around this time he assumed the identity of Gambit and he roamed the world making a living as a master thief. However, Gambit lost control of his power which began to grow in intensity. As a result of this Gambit sought out and made a deal with Mister Sinister who promised to give him control of his powers. To accomplish this Mister Sinister had to remove Gambit's brain stem which decreased his power output.

In exchange Gambit recruited mutants into a group called the Marauders which were under the leadership of Mister Sinister. Gambit led the Marauders into the sewers of New York City where they began to kill a group of outcast mutants called the Morlocks. Gambit was unaware of Mister Sinister's true intentions and was horrified by what he saw. Gambit attempted to save the Morlocks but only succeeded in saving a single child.

Following what became known as the Mutant Massacre, Gambit continued to wonder the world. While still working as a thief Gambit met Storm who at the time had amnesia and saved her from the Shadow King. Gambit helped Storm regain her memory and in turn Gambit was made a member of the X-Men.

Appearances

X-Men: The Animated Series

  • Night of the Sentinels, Part I
  • Night of the Sentinels, Part II
  • Captive Hearts
  • Cold Vengeance
  • Slave Island
  • The Cure
  • Come the Apocalypse
  • Days of Future Past, Part I
  • Days of Future Past, Part II
  • The Final Decision
  • Til Death Do Us Part, Part I
  • Til Death Do Us Part, Part II
  • Red Dawn
  • Repo Man
  • X-Ternally Yours
  • Time Fugitives, Part I
  • Time Fugitives, Part II
  • A Rogue's Tale
  • Mojovision (Appears on a television screen)
  • Reunion, Part I
  • Reunion, Part II
  • Out of the Past, Part I
  • Out of the Past, Part II
  • The Phoenix Saga, Part I: Sacrifice
  • The Phoenix Saga, Part II: The Dark Shroud
  • The Phoenix Saga, Part III: Cry of the Banshee
  • The Phoenix Saga, Part IV: The Starjammers
  • The Phoenix Saga, Part V: Child of Light
  • Savage Land, Strange Heart, Part II
  • Obsession
  • The Dark Phoenix, Part I: Dazzled
  • The Dark Phoenix, Part II: The Inner Circle
  • The Dark Phoenix, Part III: The Dark Phoenix
  • The Dark Phoenix, Part IV: The Fate of the Phoenix
  • Orphans End (Mentioned only)
  • The Juggernaut Returns
  • Nightcrawler
  • One Man's Worth, Part I
  • One Man's Worth, Part II (Flashback)
  • Courage (Mentioned only)
  • Sanctuary, Part I
  • Sanctuary, Part II
  • Beyond Good and Evil, Part I: The End of Time
  • Beyond Good and Evil, Part II: Promise of Apocalypse
  • Beyond Good and Evil, Part III: The Lazarus Chamber
  • Beyond Good and Evil, Part IV: End and Beginning
  • Have Yourself A Morlock Little X-Mas
  • Love In Vain
  • Secrets, Not Long Buried (Illusion)
  • Xavier Remembers (Flashback)
  • The Phalanx Covenant, Part I (Appears on a television screen)
  • The Phalanx Covenant, Part II
  • No Mutant Is An Island
  • Longshot (Appears on a television screen)
  • Bloodlines (Mystique disguised as Gambit)
  • Jubilee's Fairy Tale Theatre
  • The Fifth Horseman (As a photograph)
  • Hidden Agendas
  • Graduation Day

Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Fantastic Four: The Animated Series

X-Men '92

  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #1: Hope You Survive the Experience
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #2: Here Comes Tomorrow
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #3: Those Who Help Themselves (Mentioned only)
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #4: Love is a Battlefield
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #5: Head Games
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #6: Ten Out of Ten
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #7: Kelly's Heroes
  • X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #8: Evolution
  • X-Men '92 #1: Let the Game Begin
  • X-Men '92 #2: Young Blood
  • X-Men '92 #3: The World is a Vampire
  • X-Men '92 #4: Pages from the Book of Sin
  • X-Men '92 #6: Lilapalooza
  • X-Men '92 #7: Homesick Alien Blues
  • X-Men '92 #8: The Twelve
  • X-Men '92 #9: A Force To Be Reckoned With
  • X-Men '92 #10: Earth X

Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker

  • Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #3

Trivia

  • In the comics Gambit is 6 ft 1 in and 175 pounds.
  • Wolverine's nicknames for Gambit are Gumbo and Cajun.
  • Tony Daniels replaced Chris Potter as the voice of Gambit for the fifth and final season of X-Men: The Animated Series.
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