Remy Etienne LeBeau was believed to unite warring guilds, in which he did in due time. When the boy was inducted into the Thieves’ Guild, he was taught the ways of pilfering to survive. When he was around ten years old, he attempted to pick the pocket of Jean-Luc LeBeau, then-patriarch of his clan. He took the boy in&as part of a peace pact between them&their rivals, the Assassin’s Guild, a marriage was arranged between Remy&Bella Donna Boudreaux. However, the girl’s brother Julien objected&challenged Remy to a duel, with the latter killing Julien in self-defense, so he was excommunicated from New Orleans in an attempt to maintain the non-aggression pact between the two groups. LeBeau had approached Mister Sinister for help in controlling his powers, so the latter removed some of the young man’s brain tissue to reduce his levels, thus affording him a greater degree of control. As a result, LeBeau was in the geneticist’s debt, and Sinister subsequently charged the thief with assembling the team of assassins called the Marauders, though he didn’t realize Sinister would employ them to massacre the underground mutant community known as the Morlocks. Seeing the horrific results of his actions, he attempted to stop it but was almost killed by Sabretooth. However, he managed to save a Morlock named Marrow. After encountering Storm. who was transformed into an amnesiac child turned to theft as a means to survive, he helped her escape her enemy, the malevolent entity known as Shadow King, and Ororo endorsed his enrollment into the X-Men. Gambit is 6’2”, weighs 179 lbs, and is an Alpha with the power to take the energy stored in an object&convert it into kinetic energy, charging the item with explosive results. He preferred to use small objects, such as his ever-present playing cards, as the time required to charge was greatly reduced&they made easy projectiles. The power of his explosions was dependent on the mass of the thing he was touching; for example, a card had the force of a grenade. Gambit also could create static that blocked his mind from telepaths.
Gambit, by Rain Beredo.