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Real Name
Remy LeBeau
First Appearance
Uncanny X-Men Annual #14 (July, 1990)[cameo], Uncanny X-Men #266 (August, 1990) [in full]
Chris Claremont, Jim Lee
Team Affliations
X-Factor, X-Men, Marauders, Horsemen of Apocalypse, XSE, LeBeau Clan, Thieves' Guild, Crimson Pirates, Jean Grey School
Le Diable Blanc, Robert Lord, Death, Ragin' Cajun
Base of Operations
Salem Centre, New York
Control and manipulation of potential energy and kinetic energy, Transmutation of substances into acid or poison [formerly]
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Expertise, High Charisma, Staff Fighting Expertise, Excellent Card player and can throw cards with ease, master thief
Tools and Weapons
Playing Cards, Bo Staff

Gambit is a mutant superhero in the Marvel Universe and a recurring member of the X-Men.


Raised a thief in New Orleans, Remy Lebeau discovered he had the powers to charge objects with explosive energy and later joined the X-Men as the exploding playing card-wielding Gambit.



Shortly after his birth, an unnamed child was stolen from the maternity ward by the organization known as the Thieves' Guild, who believed him special due to his red eyes (which earned him the nickname of "Le Diable Blanc" or "The White Devil"). It was believed by many in the Thieves' Guild that Le Diable Blanc would be the man who would unite the Thieves' Guild and the Assassins' Guild, who were constantly at war with each other. Soon after he was raised by one of the Thieves' Guild's smaller street gangs who raised the child.

When the boy attempted to steal from Jean-Luc LeBeau, who was in fact the leader and patriarch of the Thieves' Guild, Jean-Luc adopted the boy and named him Remy LeBeau.