X-Men Legends II Character Spotlight: Gambit

The bayou badass is our second character spotlight for X-Men Legends II.

Their genus is homo, their species superior--but most folks simply refer to them as mutants. They are the next stage in human evolution, and, though they often look just like everyday people, they are born with strange and wonderful powers that make them feared and hated by many.

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is the second Activision action/role-playing game starring that wily team of mutant heroes, the X-Men. In the second game in the series, the X-Men, led by the world's most powerful psychic, Professor Charles Xavier, form an unlikely partnership with the Brotherhood, a group of evil mutants led by Xavier's nemesis, Magneto. The two teams' fragile partnership is based on a common enemy--the crazed Apocalypse, who is hell-bent on either enslaving or destroying the world, whichever comes first.


In our second character spotlight for X-Men Legends II, we sneak a peek at that card-wielding criminal-turned-hero, Gambit.

Real Name: Remy LeBeau
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #296

Bio: Gambit's life has been one of profound loss and amazing resiliency. The Louisiana native was homeless as a youngster until he was adopted by the Thieves' Guild in New Orleans, where he made a living through theft, always dreaming of something more than a life of petty crime. It wasn't until he came across the X-Men that Gambit found a life worth living, thanks in no small part to the presence of Rogue (his love interest in the X-Men comic books).

Here's a guy who always plays his cards right.

Gambit's known as much for his Cajun accent as for his ability to supercharge any items with volatile kinetic energy. His weapon of choice is playing cards, which he charges up and tosses them at enemies, to explosive effect. These playing cards can be shot in a number of different directions to affect single enemies or groups of bunched-up baddies. In the game, he's even got a special attack called the 52 Pickup, which deals area damage to great effect. Finally, for when things get up-close and personal, Gambit prefers using his trusty steel bo staff. It may not look like much, but it most definitely gets the job done. For more on this bayou badass, check out our media page to see him in action in his character spotlight movie.

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