Gambit

Gambit has been part of the game from pretty early on, appearing in the opening box text for the first session. He didn’t feature prominently, but there is a good chance we’ll be seeing him again. As always, There isn’t going to be anything posted below that you can’t find on http://earth-592.robjustice.net.

Remy Etienne LeBeau

“The X-Men are heroes. I’m a thief.”

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.

As part of a peace pact between the Guild and their rivals a marriage was arranged between Remy and Bella Donna Boudreaux, the granddaughter of the head of a rival 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 non-aggression 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. Eventually, Remy encountered Storm, a member of a team of mutant adventurers known as the X-Men. Storm sponsored Remy’s admission into the X-Men. After a year of mistrust and threats, Remy left the X-Men and set out on his own again.

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