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. As a member of the X-Men, Gambit became well known for using playing cards and a metal staff as his weapons of choice. Gambit made his fighting game debut in X-Men VS Street Fighter (1996).

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X-Men Vs. Street Fighter

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Marvel Vs. Capcom, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2

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Page Updated:  Jan. 2nd, 2022

Gambit is one of the coolest X-Men around... and I'll tell you why. He's underrated for sure! One thing I always loved about Gambit is that he was mysterious. While he was clearly a "good guy" and usually loyal to the X-Men, Gambit always had other business dealings going on, and you never knew if he might actually be a bad guy? Gambit certainly isn't the "typical" superhero. Gambit was always a shameless ladies man as well, which added to his personality and distinguished him from other typical "boring" superheroes (like Superman). Not to mention, he speaks in third person! ^o^ Gambit this... Gambit that... Hey, if you can get away with that and your friends still like you, you're badass.

In X-Men Vs. Street Fighter, Capcom nailed Gambit's fighting game debut. His 2D sprite and animations are stunning and still looking badass decades after his debut. Not only did Gambit look awesome in-game, but Capcom gave him seriously cool and innovative moves for a 2D fighting game character (not to mention his original voice actor from the X-Men cartoon series). 5/5. I enjoyed using Gambit in every game he appeared in, including MVC2. Like all other X-Men fans, I was sad to see him M.I.A. in MVC3.

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