Adaptations of Gambit in other media
Created byChris Claremont
Jim Lee
Mike Collins
Original sourceComics published by Comics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceUncanny X-Men Annual #14 (1990)
Films and television
Film(s)X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Gambit (2016)
X-Men (1992)
X-Men Evolution (2000)
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Video game(s)Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge (1992)
X-Men (Sega Game) (1993)
X-Men Legends (2004)
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (2005)

This is a list of non-comics media appearances of Gambit.


X-Men: Animated Series

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Gambit's appearance in the 1990s X-Men series

Gambit was one of the starring X-Men characters in the X-Men animated television series of the 1990s, in which he was voiced by Chris Potter until Potter left in 1996 and was replaced by Tony Daniels until the series ended. For much of the series, he is insecure about whether the X-Men trust him, despite being loyal to the team throughout the series. In Slave Island, when Gambit, Jubilee and Storm were captured by Sentinels, he pretends to abandon the captured mutants, but only to escape and return to rescue them. One particular episode (Days of the Future's Past) features the time traveler Bishop accuses Gambit of betraying the X-Men by assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. The traitor is revealed to be the shapeshifting Mystique disguised as Gambit. One episode explored Gambit's past as a member of the Guild of Thieves, and his romantic relationship with Bella Donna. Throughout most of the series, Gambit maintains a flirtatious relationship with Rogue, eventually telling her that he loves her in the episode "Reunion, Part 2" though nothing more seemed to come from this.

Other episodes which featured Gambit include the "Sanctuary" series, which involve Professor X, Beast and Gambit going to Asteroid M to speak with Magneto. On the asteroid, the X-Men were blamed for the murder of Magneto and chased off the asteroid. Gambit stayed behind to give the others a chance to escape. He was later rescued by the X-Men. He also guest starred in Spider-Man in the 1990s in the fourth and fifth episodes of the second season, along with the rest of the X-Men.

X-Men: Evolution

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Gambit as portrayed in the second season finale of X-Men: Evolution. Notably without his trademark black-and-red eyes

In the X-Men: Evolution animated TV series, Gambit appeared in a few episodes as a henchman of Magneto, and was voiced by Alessandro Juliani. This version of Gambit is noteworthy for taking liberties with the character, including his origins. Originally, his flirtatious moments with Rogue were meant to be a reference to their romantic relationship in the comics. Towards the end of the show's run, an episode featured Gambit kidnapping Rogue in an attempt to manipulate her into helping him rescue his adoptive father, Jean-Luc, after he was kidnapped by the Rippers (the Assassins Guild). Gambit, however, soon becomes protective of Rogue once he notices Jean-Luc's amazement of her mutant abilities. They part ways at the end on friendly terms, giving Rogue his favorite card, the Queen of Hearts.

In his first appearance, Gambit appeared with normal eyes (black iris and white sclera, as seen in the picture), which were later modified into how they look in the comics (black sclera and red iris).

Gambit shares a passionate kiss with Rogue, when she was possessed by Mesmero in the third season finale (though it was only done so she could take his mutant abilities). In a photograph portrait, Gambit is a new member of the X-Men (with an arm around Rogue), along with other new members such as Colossus, Angel, Boom Boom, and X-23. Remy states in the episode that his favorite playing card is the Queen of Hearts, whereas in the 1990s animated series and comics, it is also widely believed that his favorite card is the Ace of Spades.

Wolverine and the X-Men

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Gambit in Wolverine and the X-Men

Gambit was a guest character in Wolverine and the X-Men, in which he was portrayed as a freelance thief and saboteur for hire. His first appearance was in the episode "Thieves Gambit" voiced by Phil LaMarr.[1] He first appears as a thief for hire, who steals a mutant ability-neutralizing collar invented by Forge and sells it to Dr. Sybil Zane and Bolivar Trask to use in the Sentinel Program. Wolverine convinces him to help him retrieve it, though he later escapes the fight without the collar. He appears again in the twenty-second episode, "Aces and Eights," romantically charming and seducing Polaris with his hypnotic charm ability, and attempting to steal Magneto's helmet, as well as placing explosives to damage Genosha's facilities. At the end of the episode he leaves Polaris, stating that he is not the man she thinks he is and that this is the way the world is, however he was not seen for the rest of the season. Like in earlier X-Men-related cartoons, Gambit has a strong Cajun accent and wears the usual body armor and coat. His romantic relationship with Rogue was not seen, as well as whether or not he was going to be a regular X-Men team member in the second season.[2]


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Taylor Kitsch as Gambit from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Video games

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An X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse promotional image.


Gambit has had many action figures produced of him since his comic debut, the first being released less than a year after his first appearance.


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