Real name: Remy LeBeau Other known aliases: None Occupation: Hero and adventurer, former thief. Current group affiliation: X-Men Past group affiliations: LeBeau Clan Thieves Guild. Major enemies: Shadow King, Magneto, Sentinels First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #266 Origin: Unrevealed Description: Remy is an athletic man standing 6'1'' tall and weighing 175 lbs. He has brown hair and
unusual eyes which are black with red pupils.
History: Orphaned at birth, Remy LeBeau was adopted by the legendary
Thieves Guild of New Orleans. To seal a peace pact between the Thieves
Guild and the rival Assassins Guild, Gambit married the granddaughter of
the head of the Assassins Guild. But Bella Donna Boudreaux's brother
objected to the arranged marriage and challenged Gambit to a duel.
Severely wounding his opponent, Gambit was forced to flee New Orleans to
prevent war between the guilds.
Wandering the world, Gambit plied his skills as a master thief. During this
time, he was employed by the genetic engineer called Mr. Sinister. Unable
to control his burgeoning mutant abilities, Gambit submitted to an
operation whereby Sinister reduced his power to a more controllable level.
In return, Gambit helped Sinister assemble a team of assassins. He did not
realize Sinister would employ the Marauders to annihilate the underground
community of mutant outcasts known as the Morlocks.
Later, Gambit partnered with the X-Man Storm, who turned to theft after
having been transformed into an amnesiac child. When Storm regained her
memory and true age, she sponsored Gambit's admission into the X-Men. As
an X-Man, he became enamored of his teammate Rogue. However, Gambit could
not escape the specter of his past. When the full extent of role in the
so-called "Mutant Massacre" was revealed, Rogue and the X-Men left him to
fend for himself in the frozen wasteland of Antarctica. Eventually, he
rejoined the team.
Trapped in the past during a solo adventure, Gambit turned to the era's
Sinister to reactivate his full potential power in a successful bid to get
back to the future. But to defeat the New Son, a doppelganger of Remy
LeBeau from an alternate reality who feared his counterpart would become
so powerful as to inadvertently destroy the planet as he had his own,
Gambit pushed himself to the limit and burnt out, returning his power to
its normal level.
Following the disappearance of his adopted father, Jean Luc LeBeau, Gambit
assumed leadership of the nearly decimated Thieves Guild.
Note: The character of Gambit appeared in the X-Men television series.
Powers: Remy LeBeau possesses the mutant ability to transform an object's potential energy into kinetic energy through physical contact. He can then use the kinetically charged object as an exploding projectile.
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Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Michael Newton - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - July, 2001