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For questions about Gambit, a Marvel superhero and member of the X-Men with the mutant power to charge objects with explosive energy. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag and, where applicable, any relevant media tags, such as [comics] or [x-men-cinematic-universe].

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Did Gambit and Rogue have children?

Eventually, Gambit and Rogue married, but I didn't find out if they had children. Moreover, while the children of Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Jean Grey are "famous" and have a very strong ...
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X-Men: Why is Remy LeBeau nicknamed Gambit?

Why is Remy LeBeau's nickname Gambit? In chess, gambit is an opening tactic in which the player sacrifices a pawn to get a better position. I am not familiar with Gambit being a good chess player (or ...
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Why does Gambit not carry heavier objects to throw as explosives?

Gambit's (X-Men) signature move is throwing game cards which he charges with kinetic energy, making them explode with the firepower of a hand grenade. However, the power of these explosions is often ...
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Why is Gambit a valuable member of the X-Men if his powers are very limited?

Gambit has the power of charging objects with kinetic energy, making them explode. He mostly uses that power to charge playing cards and throw them at opponents, upon which the cards explode with the ...
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Why wasn't Gambit included in the X-Men Cinematic Universe?

I am currently re-watching X-Men: The Animated Series from 1992. As I remembered, there is no special focus on any specific X-Men character in the series. The X-Men appearance order in the intro is: ...
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Why did Gambit always use the Ace of Spades?

In the 90s X-Men: The Animated Series, it seems that the only card we ever saw Gambit use was the Ace of Spades.  Why was this? Perhaps because the Ace of Spades is a common depiction of playing cards?...
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Has Gambit ever charged / blown up a living creature?

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?
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Does Gambit have a forgotten power of creating illusions?

A long, long time ago, I read a comic book in which Gambit was training against Wolverine in the Danger Room and Jubilee was in the control chamber. After a little fight, Gambit's eyes start blinking, ...
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