Gambit
Real Name Remy Etienne LeBeau
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Gender Male
Place of Birth New Orleans, La, United States
Date of Birth March 17, 1988
Age 25
Aliases Gambit, Le Diable Blanc
Origin Mutant
Current Location X-Mansion, Westchester, New York, United States
Occupation X-Man
Team X-Men
Alignment Hero
Known Relatives Jean-Luc Lebeau (Adoptive Father), Henri Lebeau (Adoptive Brother), Bella Donna Boudreaux (Ex-Wife)
Significant Other On again/Off again relationship with Rogue
Known Abilities

Character Details

Gambit was born without a name in a hospital in the lower wards of New Orleans. His parents abandoned him to the state the moment his first opened his eyes, showing from birth that he was different. He would have been shipped off to an orphanage and forgotten about had the Thieves Guild not intervened. He was believed to be “Le Diable Blanc” (The White Devil), the one prophesied to unite the Thieves Guild and Assassins’ Guild, putting the end to a long standing war between the two.

The Guild put Remy in the charge of Fagan’s Mob, a group of street thugs who were known to use children as pickpockets and thieves. They taught Remy how to be a good and effective street thief. While under the tutelage of Fagan’s Mob, Remy was for all intents and purposes an orphan looking out for himself.

Remy’s life changed drastically when he was around 10 years old. One night he tried to pickpocket the patriarch of the Thieves Guild, Jean-Luc LeBeau. LeBeau, recognizing instantly who the young boy was, took him under his wing, adopting him into the family. As a LeBeau, Remy learned even better how to hone his abilities as a thief.

Shortly after hitting puberty, Gambit’s bio-kinetic charging powers began to manifest themselves. He kept this a close secret, not even letting his friends or family know. He would practice his control by himself late at night, far from the others to avoid being discovered.%r%r-- Before he was even a man, Gambit was told he would wed Bella Donna Bourdreaux. Bella Donna was the granddaughter of the head of the Assassins’ Guild. Remy didn’t object. He had known the beautiful Bella Donna since they were both 8 years old, and had often had a flirtatious relationship. Bella Donna’s brother Julien was not so pleased however. He challenged Remy to a duel at the wedding ceremony. Remy refused the challenge, but Julien pressed anyways. In an act of self defense, Remy killed Julien.

The death of Julien at the hands of the adopted son of the head of the Thieves Guild put any hopes of a truce to bed. Remy was excommunicated from the guild and drove from New Orleans. Gambit wandered the world, making a name for himself as a master thief. During this time Remy made several contacts in the underworld, and even more enemies.%r%r-- Remy’s powers were growing the more he used them, and he feared that he would soon lose control. One of his connections referred him to a Dr. Nathaniel Essex, Mr. Sinister in disguise. Gambit went to see Sinister, who removed a small portion of his brain tissue to reduce Gambit’s power and in turn make them easier for Remy to control. There was a price for the process that would haunt Gambit for the rest of his life.

Gambit’s payment to Mr. Sinister would come in the form of Remy forming a team of assassins for a very particular job. Remy was oblivious to the fact that the team he was assembling would be used to slaughter mutants by the dozens deep beneath the streets of New York. When Gambit realized that the Marauders task was to massacre the Morlocks he tried, unsuccessfully, to avert them. He himself was nearly killed by Sabretooth for his effort. He did manage to save a young mutant girl named Sarah, who would never forget the handsome stranger who rescued her from the chaos.

Remy once again took off trying to lose himself, and what he had been apart of, halfway across the world. It was here that he came across a de-aged and amnesiac Storm under the thumb of the Shadow King. Gambit helped Storm to escape from her tormentor, and return to her adult state and with memories intact. For a time, they worked together as partners.

It was Ororo who introduced Remy to the X-Men, and even sponsored him as a member of the team. Most of the team accepted Gambit, but not Wolverine. Things came to a head one afternoon in the Danger Room. While Wolverine is by far the better fighter, Gambit was able to outwit the berserker by using a doppelganger of Lady Deathstrike to distract him.

It wasn’t long after joining up with the X-Men that Remy fell in love the Rogue, a fellow X-Man. Her powers however made it improbable that the two could ever share the intimacy that they both craved.

When the X-Men split into the Blue and Gold teams, Gambit joined the Blue Team under Cyclops’ command. He fought alongside his teammates with such villains as Magneto and his Acolytes, Mojo, Omega Red and Sabretooth.

The arrival of Bishop from the future was the first sign that Gambit’s past and perhaps even his future was much darker than any of his teammates knew. In the future Bishop traveled from, all of the X-Men, excluding Remy were dead. It was Bishop’s belief that sometime in the future Gambit would betray the X-Men and lead them all to their deaths.

Gambit has spent most of his life fleeing from his past, but truly hopes that he will be with the X-Men for a long time. They have become like a family to him, which is a concept that is still somewhat foreign to him. For the most part, he has abandoned his ways as a thief, though the skills still come in handy as an X-Man.

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Date Title Characters Summary
02/10/13 A Changing of the Guard Gambit, Blindfold, Mike Gambit's chaperoning duties gets transferred over to Mike
02/12/2013 A Little Booze Among Friends Shadowcat, Mike, Gambit Gambit and Kitty head to a bar to celebrate Mardis Gras and end up meeting Mike
02/17/13 Million Dollar Bounty Blindfold, Gambit, Phantasm A casual chat is interrupted as Gambit's past catches up with him
03/02/13 18:00 Team Initiation Rites Thimble; Mercury; Blindfold; Gambit; Jean Grey Team bonding rites during saturday dinner
03/03/13 18:00 Jumpin' for Gambit Gambit Thimble Mercury Finesse Gambit leads a course of "Athletics 101"
03/26/13 Strangers in the Night Phantasm Rex Blindfold Gambit A Meeting old friends, who aren't all they seem to be…
03/26/13 Loki Worshipers, Ghosts, and Chaos Blindfold, Gambit, Rex Gregson, Phantasm There are a lot of changes around and Blindfold's not having a fun time with the results.
03/29/13 14:01 Not So Good Friday Ambrose, Black Crow, Blindfold, Firestar, Gamibt, Mercury, Mirage, and Sandman The X-students have a field trip to the Avengers mansion and encounter an alternate version of Firestar and Mercury. An alternate Black Crow possesses Mirage and they fight the heroes. Black Crow and Mirage are taken by the Anasazi.
04/07/13 17:28 Child's Play or The Search for Colossus Magik, Wolfsbane and Gambit A 6 year old alternate of Magik seeks her big brother about the Mansion with the help of Wolfsbane, before they happen across Gambit
11/01/12 06:50 A Typical X-Morning Havok, Shadowcat, Mirage, Nightcrawler, Finesse, Cyclops Rogue Jubilee Gambit Storm Jean Grey Arcangel Bishop Beast Forge Beak Wallflower Dust Rockslide Tag Anole Loa Dryad Bling Jubilee Husk Skin Wind Dancer Lighttrakker Rachel Carpenter Cassandra Lang Videoman Thunder Lazer Aquatica A typical morning at the X-Mansion
2010/04/03 2013-04-03 Revelations Over Pizza Blindfold, Gambit, Phantasm As Ghost Mike people watches and Gambit chaperones, Blindfold comes across some less than pleasant revelations. (time jump converted)
2010/04/08 15:00 The medical device of dramatic timing Armand, Beast, Blindfold, Gambit, Jean Grey, Phantasm, Storm Mike's awake! Okay reuni- oh what? We got to run out (time jump converted)
2010/06/01 A Night Cap at the Night Owl Phantasm and Gambit Mike stops in for a drink while home hunting and runs into Gambit.
2012/02/05 The Sweet Side Gambit, Gogo Phantasm Talk of random things. Primarily about how politicians stink
2012/12/28 22:00 Death's turkey shoot Gambit, Phantasm Gambit attempts to rescue a depowered Mike from the clutches of a Cadmus led cult. It doesn't work. Death gets the lives of the cult members as a consolation gift
2013/01/03 The Call Gambit, Blindfold Ruth calls Remy to fill him in on Mike's fate, and to ask him to come home
2013/05/24 Song Requests and Detests Blindfold, Gambit, Rex-Gregson, Empath, Phantasm Mike gets some free beer while he plays the piano at the Pub. Several friends walk in to listen… and Empath
2013/06/12 Let Them Eat Cake in Chelsea Armand, Phantasm, Gambit, Gogo Armand's charity hosts a charity dinner to raise funds for St. Mary's Orphanage
2013/06/12 21:00 Let her Spill Secrets in Greenwich Gambit, Blindfold, Phantasm Remy and Mike stop by the condo to catch up on the past 6 months. They are pretty good about with holding key pieces of information. UNTIL Ruth shows up.
2013-06-23 Returning The Favor Gambit Phantasm As Remy sort of rescued him from the cult. Mike sort of rescues Remy's mission
2013/06/27 Monster Gambit In a crowded nightclub with the music turned way up, who can hear your screams?
2013/06/30 Get that... kid Gambit, Von, Draclone Remy runs into Draclone. Von tries to help.

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