"Playin' for keeps is still playin', mon ami, so take a card... ANY CARD!"
Remy LeBeau, an adventurer from Louisiana, enjoys charming many a fair dame with his smooth French talk and burning red eyes. Known as Gambit among the X-Men, a body of mutant-powered fighters, he hones his muscles and above-average speed through Savate kickboxing and by brandishing a quarterstaff. Able to charge inanimate objects with explosive energy, he can literally bring down the house with a playing-card-for-a-grenade.
Charismatic as he fancies himself, Gambit's time with the X-Men is not without strain. He can't kiss, hug, or even touch his teammate and love interest, Rogue, due to her automatic skin-ducted psyche-absorbing power. Gambit is also reticent to reveal his past; some acquaintances would be reason enough for the X-Men to not trust the Cajun overcoat, whose eyes have earned him the nickname Le Diable Blanc — The White Devil.
Selected game appearances
- Spider-Man and the X-Men: Arcade's Revenge (1992)
- X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (1994)
- X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1995)
- X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996)
- Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1998)
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000)