Powers: Mentally controls, creates, and manipulates pure kinetic energy
What!?: He can make anything a bomb by touching it
Origin: Remy LeBeau, or Gambit, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised by thieves from a young age. Gambit was banished from New Orleans after killing the brother of his fiance, a member of the New Orleans Assassins Guild. Gambit wandered the world until his mutant powers became too much for him to handle. Bursting with kinetic energy, Gambit went to Mr. Sinister for help in exchange for his services. Gambit spent the next few years working for Mr. Sinister, including leading the attack on the Morlocks, known as the Mutant Massacre. Ashamed, Gambit left Sinister to wander the world again, and eventually ran into an amnesiac Storm, who brought him to the X-men.
His Deal: Gambit is a master thief. His control over kinetic energy allows him to boost his own physical prowess, making him one of the more capable hand to hand fighters in the X-men. He is very proud of his southern roots, speaking with a very heavy Cajun accent. He’s also quite the ladies man, though his longest relationship is ironically with the mutant Rouge, whose powers prevent her from touching anyone.
Personality: Gambit is a very charming and slick individual. He often uses his natural charisma to get close to people, especially women. He’s a noted flirt, much like fellow mutant Nightcrawler. He does, however, use his Romeo personality to mask his inner demons. Gambit feels very guilty over his involvement with Mr. Sinister and his part in the Mutant Massacre. A part of him feels that he will never gain redemption for his past. Some theorize that Gambit uses his romantic side to prove he can be a good person.
Fun Fact: One of Gambits other powers is hypnotic charm
First Appearance: Uncanny X-men Annual #14 (1990)
Greatest Crime: Participating in the Mutant Massacre