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Birthdate:Dec 8
Location:New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Name: Remy LeBeau
Alias: Gambit
Affiliation: X-Men
Race: Mutant, Homo Superior

Personality: Gambit is a charmer, a scoundrel, and a born and bred Cajun with a fierce pride in his heritage. He is a professional thief, although since joining the X-Men he tends to (but doesn't always) use his skills and obsession in more of a Robin Hood style, stealing from bad people for the greater good. (I will be working on perfecting his voice as I go. Please give me any constructive criticism you may have if you desire to - I will try to write in the accent, but if it gets too cheesy I really do want to know.)

Powers: Gambit is a mutant who has the ability to take the potential energy stored in an object and convert it to pure light pink-colored kinetic energy thus “charging” that item with highly explosive results. He prefers to charge smaller objects, such as his ever-present playing cards, as the time required to charge them is greatly reduced and they are much easier for him to throw. The only real limitation to this ability is the time required to charge the object: the larger it is the more time it takes to charge. Most charging takes place through direct skin contact. The power of his explosions is dependent on the mass of the object he is charging, for example, a charged playing card explodes with the force of a grenade. Gambit can also use his mutant abilities to accelerate an object's kinetic energy instead of converting its potential energy; for example, he can charge his Bo staff with enough kinetic energy and power to level a house.

Gambit's ability to tap kinetic energy also grants him incredible superhuman physical abilities (strength, speed, reflexes and reactions, agility, flexibility, dexterity, coordination, balance, and endurance), as his body constantly generates bio-kinetic energy and so is perfectly constructed for constant motion. This gives him an added edge that he has used to his advantage by developing a unique acrobatic fighting style.

He also has the ability to create static, because of the charged potential energy always in his body, that shields his mind from detection and intrusion by even the strongest and most powerful telepaths such as Emma Frost, Jean Grey, or even Charles Xavier. The shield has the added effect of destabilizing touch-based abilities.

Gambit also possesses an unusually strong and irresistible hypnotic charm that allows him to exert a subtle influence over sentient beings, leading them to believe what he says and agree with his suggestions. This charm is so strong and powerful that if given a chance, Gambit could even charm the Shadow King himself.[1] However, the hypnotic charm does not work on those who know about it.[57]

During combat, Gambit customarily wears a suit of highly articulated light body armor and uses an extendable metal staff. He is extensively trained in martial arts, particularly French kick-boxing or Savate and the staff style art Bojutsu. He is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant, applying street-fighting techniques and acrobatics. Gambit is a skilled card-thrower, so he throws his charged playing cards at opponents with great accuracy. He also excels in all aspects of thievery, as he was adopted by the patriarch of a Thieves Guild. (Wikipedia)

History: Please see his full Wikipedia history here. I take Gambit almost entirely from the comics. However, my knowledge is not by any means encyclopedic - in fact, I really only have access to his most recent solo title and Astonishing X-Men appearances. If I ever need correction on any finer points, please let me know.

PB: Olivier Martinez. (Yes, I know that he is Hispanic. However, I feel that he definitely looks the part, so I have no problem using him. If you have a problem, you are free to let me know, but it likely won't change my choice of him as a PB.)


1) I don't own Gambit or the likeness of Olivier Martinez, and I'm not making profit by roleplaying on Dreamwidth. If you think I am, then you really don't know the Internet, roleplay, or fan culture very well.

2) Both mun and muse are over 18.

3) This character is designed to play in WWW, and will fit within that universe generally speaking. However, I am fine with writing him in multiple storylines if that comes up.
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