Along with his molecular acceleration ability, Gambit can subliminally “encourage” people to do what he says. These two are always at each other's necks. And that’s a razor’s edge to dance on; it’s almost impossible to maintain that kind of tension and, as a result, I think they’ve suffered some particularly rough roads. Probably because it makes every bizarre thing he’s ever done that much weirder. Rogue and Gambit have to go through a lot of things that the normal human couple would never encounter. Is that a good thing? Rogue and Magneto dated for not that long Marvel time and Rogue wasn't quite sure what to feel about him often or how to take take things. Gambit and Rogue ride for a time talking of how each one feels for the other one. The series X-Men: The End, written by Chris Claremont, ventures years into the future where the X-Men have (mostly) moved on from saving the world and are trying to raise families. Numerous series are dedicated to this famous pairing and thousands of readers call Rogue and Gambit their favorite comic couple. Gambit’s parents gave him away at birth because of his red eyes. Soon after, they both joined the Blue Team in X-MEN #1 and began to admit a mutual attraction. Something that a lot of readers don’t always notice is how often Rogue and Gambit are apart. Let me tell you why. Both have rough pasts, which is partly why they’re attracted to one another. Realizing it is charged with energy, she throws it away from her as fast as she can, and ducks for cover… In Uncanny X-Men #348, Rogue and Gambit find themselves trapped in Antarctica. He then scouts off, and she is left still holding the playing card. Both Rogue and Gambit tend to be pretty emotional and volatile people, so the second something goes wrong, they’re quick to call the whole relationship off. (REDACTED) Dies and (REDACTED) Quits in UNCANNY X-MEN #18. She was even angrier when she found out that “Foxx” was really Mystique, her adopted mother. Is Jean Grey the Key to the Truth in AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #4? The development of Rogue and Gambit's relationship is slow and rocky, partly as a result of her inability to control her powers and partly as a result of long-term issues with previous relationships on Gambit's part. Rogue lost her memories of her and Gambit meeting on Muir Island for the first time, but, for whatever reason, Gambit didn’t. When you take a look at how rocky Rogue and Gambit’s relationship has been in the past, marriage shouldn’t even be on the table. The dynamic trio primarily discuss X-MEN #6 and its focus on Mystique, and the latter half…, Cancer Researcher Jack may be humanity's last hope to fight off an incurable new form of c…, Ian, Marius, and Nolan finish their predictions by talking about the solicited covers for …, Reality's breakdown means a host of new memories for the once semi-faithful Northstar. At the time, Gambit knew what he was doing was questionable at best, yet he continued to do it. Before meeting and joining the X-Men, Gambit wed his childhood sweetheart Bella Donna Boudreaux. Without a second thought, she abandons him in the icy tundra to fend for himself. She attempted to lure him by catching him alone in the shower and he very nearly succumbed. Upon his arrival, Remy flirted with each of the female members of the team, however Rogue immediately caught his eye, and Remy made no secret of his romantic desire for her. Although he did eventually become a force for good when he joined the X-Men, Gambit has always been viewed as an outsider who can’t be trusted. No one ever talks about Gambit’s strangest and most elusive power: hypnotic charm. Rogue is possibly my favorite X-Men character, but I really hate how her relationship with Gambit was treated for awhile. Since no one wanted him, the Thieves Guild gang of New Orleans raised him as a criminal. Showing Up For Each Other (Mr. & Mrs. X #11) All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Gambit is just a jerk. During her trilogy of story arcs, Rogue and Gambit go through the nature of their relationship, and we delve much deeper into each’s origin, with Gambit concerning his life in the Thieves Guild and Rogue with relationship with Cody – the boy she first stole a psyche. Nonetheless, there are a few that get past the normal twelve issue mark and stay together for the long run. Find out here! Apparently, Mystique wanted to remove Gambit from Rogue’s life, since she thought he was bad news. What each one of them needs is someone to temper their more negative traits, not unconsciously encourage them and feed off of them. Like Kitty Pryde and Iceman, or Kitty and Star-Lord, or really Kitty with anyone besides Colossus. Ultimately, they were forced to confront their past and inflicted trauma, while battling literal … Although Rogue was hesitant over the mission, Gambit held his usual cavalier attitude. I’ll definitely be glad to see that happen. You can call it charm if you want to, but Gambit’s so-called romantic punchlines aren’t really always all that romantic. He remembered and he immediately started talking to Rogue about it, thinking she remembered too. Gambit follows too, and after an ugly confrontation that levels a theater, Rogue flies off, unable to trust any promise of commitment. Since they can’t always have a physical relationship, these humorous exchanges help build a connection between the two. This isn’t an exceptionally strong ability, and it can be easily rebuked by strong telepaths and those aware of what he’s doing. Will any of Hell’s Half-Dozen survive? Unlike his friends, Gambit willingly became Death because he believed Apocalypse could help the mutant cause. …, Nate Grey's fabricated reality is beginning to tear at the seams. For the better part of three decades, Rogue and Gambit have been one of the X-Men 's most popular couples. They can both be a little impulsive and stubborn, attributes that often get them in trouble. Rogue has Gambit to thank for her new skills as an amateur pickpocket and locksmith, while Gambit has his wife to thank for the lesson of enduring love. Still, with the amount of dysfunction between the two, they don’t exactly seem like the most compatible pair. The age gap and the whole “Magneto is a supervillain” thing makes a lot of fans rebuke the pairing. They’ve been through more breakups than the average soap opera couple and are constantly at each other’s throats because of the tiniest things. Unfortunately, that’s become a part of his character, with modern writers still making him out to be more of a weirdo than a heartthrob. Both characters have had to struggle with abandonment and morality because of their difficult childhoods. After gaining control of her body again, Rogue forgot all about the incident, but, ironically enough, Gambit didn’t. 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Yes, the surprise was fun and entertaining, but it was also completely random and a little strange. Emma helps the two by using her telepathy skills and, at first, it seems to work. But, in stories where they can touch, it becomes clear that there are a thousand reasons why they’re always arguing. They eventually get over it, but we can assume it’s still an occasional point of contention between the two lovers. They do clearly love each other, but they don’t love everything about each other. While there might be a shred of truth in there somewhere, his claims were mostly false. Weirdly enough, no one seems to really care about the accident and the damage to Remy’s eyes except for Rogue. Rogue follows a trail of Remy’s guilt straight to Seattle, a location that’s tied to his dark days of thievin’ and schemin’ with just about anyone (see: Mister Sinister). It was previous reported that Marvel Studios was talking about having Rogue appear in Captain Marvel 2. In this timeline, Rogue and Gambit are married and have two kids: Oli and Becka. In Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men, Emma Frost and Cyclops had a hidden psychic affair behind Scott’s wife, Jean. However, in reality, this couple has broken up more times than we can count. Emma was able to telepathically transport their minds to somewhere else without moving their bodies at all. Rogue is a presumably doting mother until her unfortunate demise later in the series. Though Rogue doesn't know it, she's just vocalized the difference between their relationship, and the one between Kitty and Colossus. They aren’t always romantically together, but even when they’re not an official couple, they’re usually still together in some capacity, whether as friends or teammates. She seems take back by him and finds herself accepting it. Plus, when Gambit proposed, he and Rogue had only been officially “dating” again for a few months. They were often seen not leaving the other's side and Rogue defended him from Wolverine on multiple occasions, with Wolverine telling her, "I knew you always had a soft spot for … Gambit one took Rogue in the animated show X-Men: Evolution and in the alternate Ultimate Universe. Speaking of getting in the way, the couple stumbles onto Wolverine, half-drowned in a river of poopy water. For those who understand Rogue and Gambit’s plight, this telepathic touching sounds like the perfect plan. As much as readers try to ignore it, the two have serious feelings for each other. If you’ve ever read one of their stories, this is probably obvious. As their relationship grew from casual flirting to real attraction, Rogue continued to keep her real name undisclosed. Because of this, they don’t always show their affection in stereotypical ways. And while the power duo recently reconciled in the Rogue & Gambit miniseries earlier this year, it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for the lovebirds. Actually, more accurately, neither of them were in their mind at all. Still, it’s also nice to see them interact as friends. This can make things very complicated. From their first meeting to their marriage, Rogue and Gambit are rarely completely honest with each other. Instead, by the end of the issue, Rogue and Gambit had taken their place. Gambit’s tumultuous past doesn’t just include a casual career as young street thief. When Rogue first met Gambit, neither were in their right mind. In typical Gambit fashion, the thieving Cajun takes his anger out on the only person who actually cares about him. Rogue and Gambit met during the UNCANNY X-MEN “Muir Island Saga.” Soon after, they both joined the Blue Team in X-MEN #1 and began to admit a mutual attraction. For most of the 21st century, Rogue has been on her own, working with the Avengers, the X-Men, or both. In a very strange arc that Marvel abandoned shortly after creating it, one of Gambit’s charged cards blows up in his face during an intense battle. In typical Gambit fashion, he declined, saying he didn’t need to know in order to have a relationship with her. Due to editorial pressures, he was forced to condense his plot into a single comic, which has been both criticised and praised for its mercurial changes of focus and mood. Rogue and Gambit met during the UNCANNY X-MEN “Muir Island Saga.”. Their relationship started in 1990, shortly after Gambit was introduced in comic books, and was a strong aspect of the X-Men TV series. Understandably, Rogue and Gambit don’t talk about her much. Yet, with Rogue and Gambit that isn’t always the case. Honestly, Rogue has pretty terrible taste in men. There is a lot of hope in Rogue and Gambit's relationship. In some ways, Rogue and Gambit are a little too similar to be a couple. She’s one of the most well-known characters in the Marvel universe, which means she has to spend a large amount of time on-panel -- more so than Gambit. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. They could be physically miles apart but together telepathically. It doesn't always work, but the effort is inspirational. Mr. & Mrs. X: The Gambit and Rogue Appreciation Thread 2021 (a.k.a. However, if you’d like to see more of Gambit playing dad, check out the GeNext series, which shows Oli and Becka in their teens. Only after falling in love with Rogue does Ultimate Gambit try to escape the Struckers. He obviously felt incredible guilt over the event and, once brought to the forefront … Rogue and Gambit are (arguably) the most popular X-Couple in Marvel Comics. Mystique and her partner Destiny raised Rogue from a fairly young age. Issues before, they had shared a kiss which transferred some of Gambit’s memories to Rogue. Rogue and Gambit were immediately attracted to each other, but the development of their relationship … Nowadays, we can assume Gambit (most likely) doesn’t use this “talent” on Rogue, but he certainly might’ve when they first met. Rogue finally got her powers fully under control, which is how she was able to have children. Back in the ‘90s, when writers were trying to build up Gambit and Rogue’s relationship, Gambit’s flirting frequently bordered on inappropriate. If ROGUE & GAMBIT tells us anything, these two fit perfectly together! We don’t see a ton of interaction between Rogue and Gambit and their kids in X-Men: The End. From there, their relationship has gone up and down, however, one thing has … The villainous Shadow King had taken control of both Rogue and Gambit when they meet for the first time in the woods on Muir Island and, pretty spontaneously begin making out after a few minutes of intense flirting and witty banter. According to her, she’s still in love with him. In both scenarios, Gambit turns out to be the relative “good guy” but we’re still pretty weirded out by his actions, especially in the Ultimate comics. Rogue's foster mother Mystique was displeased with Rogue's choice of lovers and infiltrated Xavier's Institute by shapeshifting into a student called Foxx. This Gambit may not be “our” Gambit, but it does kind of sound like him. At the root of Rogue and Gambit’s complicated relationship, they are best friends. However, they still show how developed their relationship is. I own nothing.Credits: Song: From This Moment On - Shania Twain feat Bryan WhiteCharcaters: Marvel Comics After all, how can you love someone if you don’t like them? The thing that makes Rogue and Gambit such an interesting character for readers is how, against all odds, they somehow always end up together -- even if they probably shouldn't. However, they’re still quick to admit that they’re best friends no matter what. The two were from rival guilds in New Orleans and their marriage was an effort to soothe the animosity between the gangs. Rogue’s life isn’t easy. When Rogue and Gambit first met, they kept their identities concealed for the most part. Rogue's foster mother Mystique was displeased with Rogue's choice of lovers and infiltrated Xavier's Institute by shapeshifting into a student called Foxx. As many problems he and Rogue have in their relationship, they really do love each other. There’s so much frustration and anger in their relationship that it’s a wonder they ever truly “dated” at all. They seem like a steady pair who are truly in love. Both characters come from the Southern United States and speak in over-the-top accents and slang. Gambit tells her not to worry and that this probably helps them in their relationship by bringing them closer emotionally rather than physically. For the most part, Rogue and Gambit have defeated the demons of their pasts, however, occasionally, their lives as young orphans doing evil things for evil people still affect them. 10 Times The Hulk Didn't Care About Collateral Damage, All Of Batman's Pets In The Comics (In Chronological Order), 10 Things You Didn't Know About James Rhodes' Time As Iron Man, Iron Man's 5 Most Villainous Traits (& 5 Most Heroic). Fans may wish that either or both of them wise up and see that maybe the romance isn't 100% healthy, but their dedication and persistence to each other is just as romantic as the steady and reliable relationship of Captain America VS Superman: Who Is The Better Leader? Gambit lies, Rogue becomes mad, and they break up again. CBR takes a closer look at some of the weirder parts of Rogue and Gambit's relationship. With the way the series is looking, I definitely think a romantic Rogue and Gambit reunion is in the future. Gambit is a great member of the X-Men who’s proven to be smart and quick in battle. Rogue and Gambit are one of the most popular couples in the X-Men franchise. After Rogue lived a terrible life (much worse than her Earth-616 life) Gambit captures her and takes her to the evil twins Andreas and Andrea von Strucker. Just like how their similar childhoods help them connect, their shared experiences as X-Men prove that their relationship is deeper than a fling. Although sometimes their remarks seem caustic, I think most of the time they’re just trying to flirt with each other in the only ways they know how. Rogue hates Gambit’s dishonesty and Gambit hates Rogue’s powers. Southern Comfort) Welcome to the Gambit and Rogue appreciation thread for 2021! This isn’t something either of them would have ordinarily done (we’re hoping) but when infected by the Shadow King’s presence, their morality was lax. In others, the shortest moment of contact is catastrophic. The result is, unfortunately, blindness. As a teen, she accidentally put her boyfriend into a coma after kissing him which led her to think she would never be able to have normal relationships. These events take place in both of these characters first solo mini-series. There's something to be said for being in a relationship with someone who can call you out when … All Your Powers Combined: After consuming the golems of all the other mutants in issue #5, Rogue assumes a form with demon-like horns, wings comprised of bone struts that support "feathers" of multi-colored light, steely skin, glowing eyes, blue flames for hair, elf-like ears, and a left hand wreathed in flames. In Rogue & Gambit, Kitty Pryde would task the pair with an undercover mission at a suspicious resort that specialized in couple therapy, making them the perfect candidates given their extensive history. So many of the major events in their lives as X-Men are connected by a single thread: each other. Well, not the universe, really -- just Marvel writers. Still, it lasted for a while -- long enough for Magneto to propose to Rogue in X-Men: Legacy #274. Out of all the X-Couples, Gambit and Rogue probably have the most complicated relationship. They know nothing about each other but are ordered to take the other out. Tons of fans were overjoyed by the change of plans, but we weren’t quite as ecstatic. Rogue and Gambit’s relationship is a tragedy. Apocalypse has transformed many X-Men members into his famous Horseman of the Apocalypse, but few have been as willing as Gambit. [volume & issue needed] As an act of penance, Rogue continues to visit Cody Robbins at a hospice run by a religious order. Kelly Thompson: I think, initially, a lot of the appeal of Rogue and Gambit—for good or ill—was the “will they/won’t they” tension of their relationship. As superheroes, they go through a lot of trauma and having someone there to talk to is important. Gambit being dishonest with Rogue begins to be a trope after we see it happen again and again throughout the pages of Uncanny X-Men. Rogue and Gambit are, undoubtedly, one of the most famous X-Men couples ever, but what makes them so great? They’re both from the Southern part of the United States, so they share a similar culture (and the same overdone dialect). The X-Men in the MCU. Each writer seems to decide to what degree Rogue and Gambit can’t touch. most likely money) writers have given these characters some volatile personality traits that lead to arcs full of drama. One of the most controversial relationships in Marvel comics is the romance between Magneto and Rogue. From what we’ve seen in Mr. and Mrs. X, Marvel may be working on it. Absolutely. But, this also means they’re both naturally guarded and don’t trust people very easily. Has that happened yet in the comics? 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