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Totally badass X-Man of Cajun decent.

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.
Gambit may not be the most powerful X-Man, but he's certainly the coolest.
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term “second string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A “Second String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
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Gambit: Refers to your boner, however not just any boner. Your wood must be a raging pulsating industrial sized boner, only then is it up to the level of Gambit.
"I have such a raging hard Gambit right now its about to explode!"
by Gambit_The_Cat November 03, 2009
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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.
"Man, I thought you had him when you were picking off all his guys, but he was just running a gambit on your ass."

"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."
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sacrifice in order to gain a later advantage
The chess player made a gambit move that later resulted in his victory.
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Gambit is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He has held membership in the team known as the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Jim Lee, the character first appeared briefly in Uncanny X-Men Annual #14 (1990), weeks before a more comprehensive appearance in Uncanny X-Men #266 (August 1990). As of 2013, there have been three attempts at an ongoing title starring the character. Gambit also had two miniseries and starred prominently in the X-Force replacement title during the Age of Apocalypse, Gambit & the X-Ternals.

A mutant, Gambit can mentally create, control and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his every whim and desire. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in card-throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a bō.

Few X-Men trusted Gambit, who was originally a professional thief, when he first joined the group. There was consistently a source of stress between him and his on-again, off-again love interest Rogue. This was exacerbated when his connections to villain Mister Sinister were revealed, although some of his team members accept that Gambit honestly seeks redemption.

Often written as a "ladies' man", Gambit has shown a more vulnerable side of himself over the years, especially when it comes to Rogue. Gambit remains fiercely proud of his Louisiana heritage, and speaks in a very thick Cajun accent.
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.
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The game mode that might revive Destiny 2 and save Bungie's family.
Gambit actually makes the game fun.
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