The Appeal of Gambit

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  1. William_C StylelessKnave

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    I dont read much X-Men, but can someone give their opinion on why people like/want Gambit so much? I've been on the fence about him. I find his powers to be interesting, and worth seeing more and more and worth reading about. But the character himself, I dont find interesting, and I have a hard time finding why others find him so interesting. Can someone explain a little bit why they like him, and maybe recommend some readings?
     
  2. A.J.Rimmer(BSC) Registered

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    Swap Gambit with Storm in your above post and you would be me.

    As it is, I can't help you. I always thought his popularity stemmed from the cartoon.
     
  3. Nasty-B Benevolent Psychopath

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    He's a heart-breaking bad-boy with a heart of gold and a suave cajun accent. Also, he wears a trench coat and pink/purple spandex. What's not to like?
     
  4. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Badass, smooth talking, poon taking, card exploding, bo staff wielding son of a *****. What's not to love?
     
  5. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Most of that, to be honest.
     
  6. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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  7. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    To be honest, the Gambit appeal has always been superficial since he's never been written to be that interesting. You look at him and think, ok, he looks cool.
     
  9. Kitsune Fox of Ages

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    I chalk it up to the fact that 50% of people are below average intelligence
     
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    I agree. He LOOKS cool, but what does he actually do?
     
  11. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Well, he had some interesting backstory to him with all the intrigue of the Thieves Guild. Of course, that's been 100% written out of his current status quo...
     
  12. MilkmanDan Registered

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    There's two ways to look at it. Take your pick:

    A) Gambit is an interesting morally-ambiguous anti-hero. Sort of like a mutant John Constantine

    B) Gambit is a Poochie the Dog type of character, designed to be as stereotypically "cool" as possible.
     
  13. November Rain Single Mother

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    I would go beyond saying he's cool to saying his has serious sex appeal and his involvements with rogue based on the fact that he couldn't touch her is indeed an interesting one to play out.
     
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    Being 13 years old tends to make Gambit cooler.
     
  16. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Gambits the Han Solo or Jack Sparrow of Mutants. His the loveable rogue. Men want to be him and women want to be with him.

    Characters like that have always been popular through literature
     
  17. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    And just like Han Solo and Jack Sparrow, he's a little bit gay as well.
     
  18. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Pick cotume- check
    Flasher coat-check
    likes sliding up and down a pole-check
    :cwink:
     
  19. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Was Han really all that gay? I didn't get those vibes from him. Is my gaydar broken? :huh:
     
  20. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Hey them long nights in space aboard the Millennium Falcon get lonely and there are only so many games of sabacc you can play before your bored.

    Perhaps Han got down to some nookie with his wookiee:rolleyes:
     
  21. Harlekin Business

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    Wow, wow, back it up here kids. Are we calling Han Solo gay now?

    Yeah?

    Well, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself. :cmad:
     
  22. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    No, we're calling him a little gay. Straight, but gay tendencies are present. Like the stripe down his pants. What a wonderful fashion choice.
     
  23. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    [​IMG]
     
  24. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I figured he just killed some space cop and stole 'em off him.
     
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    I figured that was just Han Solo being awesome as usual.
     

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