I know Gambit's usually a good guy, but has he ever charged / blown up a living creature?

Possibly an arch-nemesis that pushed him too far or some mindless beast?

  • He can only charge innate objects isn't it? There is an elsewhere story where he charges and explode the earth.
    – xangua
    Jun 1, 2015 at 20:07
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    The MCU tag is strange, Gambit doesn't exist there since he's a mutant, and that term is verboten in the MCU!
    – user46271
    Jun 1, 2015 at 20:58
  • @TheHonorableNedStark he's in that terrible Wolverine:Origins movie isn't he?
    – Daft
    Jun 1, 2015 at 20:59
  • I think so, but I couldn't go with all that horrible Wolverine movies saga. They botched one of my favorite stories, where Logan gets his adamantium overcoating (and we learn that his wild hair is growing back to its familiar shape as part of the healing factor!) and whatnot.
    – user46271
    Jun 1, 2015 at 21:32
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    @Daft: he is indeed, but that’s not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jun 1, 2015 at 23:32

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This source found a lot of examples of Gambit charging organic material:

  • X-Men Legacy 214: Gambit charges Shaw

  • X-23's series issue 5 or 6: Gambit charges himself

  • Daken: Dark Wolverine #8: Gambit charges Daken's fist

  • X-Men Vol 3 #10: Gambit charges a lizard

  • I own the comic of the Cap/Gambit fight in that link so I was always under the impression he couldn't charge organic material. +1 for the link so that I don't make a fool of myself in the future ;)
    – kjw
    Jun 1, 2015 at 21:37

Gambit battles Daken in DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE (2010) #8, and although he doesn't fully blow him up, he blows the flesh off his arm...

Daken approaches them after they leave and gets into a bloody fight with X-23 in the streets before convincing her that they should work together to get Malcolm Colcord. As Daken meets with Colcord later in the night, Gambit and Laura attack them. While Laura is torturing Colcord, Daken approaches Gambit and offers him a partnership. Gambit turns him down as they have a vicious fight. Gambit winds up blowing the flesh off of Daken's arm before realizing the fight was a distraction as Colcord has knocked out X-23. Daken knocks Gambit out from behind.

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There is two answers. One, during the Gambit solo series, an alternative Universe Gambit called New Son, an energy God version with his powers maxed out, has killed everybody on his Earth, because the powers flared out. The plot states this has happened in multiple universes.

The second answer is yes, some versions of Gambit have or atleast threatened to blow someone up. One Gambit killed Hammerhead by charging his metal skull. Another threatened to do this to Wolverine adamantium skeleton in a fight.

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