1. Chess. an opening in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.
2. any maneuver by which one seeks to gain an advantage.
"O.K., we're loosing this battle, unless we do something quick we're all going to be killed. We need to run a gambit on them. Half of us are going to flank thier rear."
Adopted into the Thieves Guild of New Orleans as a child, Remy LeBeau become a master thief. He also learned several forms of hand-to-hand combat, including the use of a bo staff, and can throw many different types of objects with deadly accuracy.
After being forced to flee the Thieves Guild, Gambit eventually met long-time X-woman Storm, who sponsored his memebership into the X-Men.
Gambit wears a trenchcoat, breastplate, and high metal boots. His mutant abilities include enhanced agility, the ability to charge objects with an unknown form of explosive energy, and discolored eyes which are black with red pupils. He always carries several decks of playing cards for charging and throwing as weapons. He also carries a long metal bo staff and a bag full of skeleton keys.
Gambit has had a long-standing relationship with Rogue, another member of the X-Men. Recently, both she and Gambit lost their powers in a fight with inter-dimensional invaders.