Friday, September 2, 2011

De name is Gambit!...Remember it!

You might remember this sketch from a few weeks back. I had to post it again, for X-Men month. I dont think I realized that Gambit had a Cajun accent until I saw the cartoon in the 90's. Im' pretty sure I didn't know what a Cajun was before then. I know that's kind of ridiculous since Gambit is written with an accent. But it really cracks me up everytime I hear my brother Daniel impersonate Gambit's voice in the cartoon qouting this post's title. He charges up a playing card, throws it at Apocolypse, and says "De name is Gambit....Remember it!".....but it basically did nothing to Apocolypse and it was a lucky thing for Gambit other X-men were around to save him. heh.

It's weird how there is this dividing line with the cajun. Generally, X-Men fans either think he's the best ever or completely hate this guy. Honestly, I have a nostalgic appreciation for him, but I never found him to be necessary to the team. As soon as they linked his past to the Marauders I lost all respect for the guy. There is a cool factor to his costume and general look. I'm sure that's the 80's-90's influence of my childhood playing a part in that opinion though.

So here you go, day two of X-Men month is everyone's most loved/despised Cajun:

X-Men Month: GAMBIT - 058

"Everyone can relax...Gambit has returned."

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For those of you who DO love Gambit or want to read more, there actually are some pretty decent mini series devoted to this guy. He's taken a bit more seriously and is a cool character when used that way.

You can get cheap trades (collected comics) with him here at INSTOCK TRADES

11 comments:

  1. I don't think of myself as a huge Gambit fan, but when I've played games he's in, I kinda liked him. He's just different: he's not a fearless leader like Cap, a smart@$$ like Spidey or even a nasty anti-hero like Wolverine (though that's probably the closest description). He has a more unique personality and that's what I like about him, like a Cajun James Dean. And you can't tell me that trench coat thing didn't catch on in the '90s.

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  2. I'm on the "despise" side of Gambit, but I'm also from southern Louisiana originally, so there's the automatic bristling there. ;)

    Love the perspective, though.

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  3. Gambit's AoA costume was great. Much as I love a trench, he's from the South! Do you know how hot it gets down here?

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  4. YES, I lived in Savannah for 2 years and it was ridiculously hot. I would have never of worn long coat. But Jean Claude Van Damme wore one in Hard Target and that was in New Orleans. So keep that in mind! heh.

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  5. If Gambit was a hated character then he wouldn't be a fan-favourite. Just a character that people like. I've only seen a few hate comments about him, but the majority like him or have him as a favourite character. If you asked anyone on a poll who their favourite character is, he is always mentioned frequently. I guess that tells you something right there.

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  7. And the Marauders thing I didn't like but his Death storyline was pretty surprising. Even though it hurt me to see him turn really evil as he made a deal with Apocalypse. I've never read the whole story, but I heard he did it for selfless reasons. Still I have no desire to read it, nor the arc where Gambit went blind. He did not deserve that. P.S I wrote the first comment but didn't have it as my username and I deleted the previous two comments due to typing mistakes and I kind of contradicted myself with the Apocalypse Horsemen storyline. I couldn't edit it so I had to delete it.

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  8. If Gambit was a hated character then he wouldn't be a fan-favourite. Just a character that people like. I've only seen a few hate comments about him, but the majority like him or have him as a favourite character. If you asked anyone on a poll who their favourite character is, he is always mentioned frequently. I guess that tells you something right there.

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  9. There's one more thing I wanted to add, Gambit also has an underestimated hypnotic charm. He can manipulate opponents and control their minds by saying something and they will agree to it. i.e if he ever wanted to break into a government building, he would get through even without identity. If that power was more commonly used, it would have been more necessary for him to be on the team. I think that power is useful for anyone that is an X-Man. So for that, Gambit is necessary. Now the one person that ISN'T necessary is Jubilee. Her powers were so ineffective. Gambit could cause a world destruction if he stored enough energy but Jubilee's couldn't do anything but blind opponents for a couple of seconds.

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