Gambit (3rd series) #16

Issue Date: 
May 2000
Story Title: 
The More Things Change ...

Fabian Nicieza (writer), Yanick Paquette (penciler), Sean Parsons (inker), Tom Smith (colorist), Richard Starkings & Comicraft‘s Troy Peteri (letters), Mike Marts (editor), Bob Harras (editor-in-chief)

Brief Description: 

Stuck in the past, Gambit gave Sinister the mysterious vial. It contained a part of his brain (originally removed to keep the powers in check) that improoves his powers to such a degree that Gambit can transport himself and Courier to the present. He now is constantly charged up and able to kiss Rogue, protected by his own bio-field. Yet over a few weeks, the powers get more unstable and he randomly causes burns and explosions. He leaves Rogue and gets back to New Orleans where after being readmitted into the Thieves Guild even becomes their leader. The New Son dismisses Fontanelle as she has gathered all required information, he then sends the Courier, who always reverts back to female form, to recruit some assasins. In time Zaran and Batroc attack Gambit, but are defeated, though Bullseye succeeds and stabs Remy.

Full Summary: 

Remy is lying in an alley in Manhattan, beaten and about to be killed with his own cards.
(8 weeks ago)

Remy is able to kiss Rogue, and it tingles. He got back from the past by altering his bio-kinetic field, and now it is like a gauze wrap protecting him.
(7 weeks ago)

The New Son has Courier scanned, but he is still she. He dismisses Fontanelle and sends Courier with a message for various people.
(6 weeks ago)

Remy visits his father and is followed back to Westchester. He has been readmitted to the Thieves' Guild, refuses to say more, and gets angry when Rogue questions him.
(5 weeks ago)

Tante Mattie is unable to get Bella Donna to cancel the contract on Remy.
(4 weeks ago)

Hammer gives Constrictor new vibranium coils. He sends him to kill Remy, at Courier's behest.
(3 weeks ago)

Remy has trouble controlling his powers; he burns Colossus and Rogue in the Danger Room and explodes things at random. He remembers: to return from 1891 he had Sinister treat him with the contents of the mysterious vial (cf. Uncanny X-Men #350), and the improved powers seem to be a side-effect. Later, he is attacked by Batroc and Zaran and easily dismisses them.
(2 weeks ago)

Beast and Cecelia examine him and find evidence of surgery. He can now charge things without touching them and is constantly kinetically hyperactive. He says this happened when he manifested his powers at age eighteen, so he went to Sinister, who removed part of his brain to limit the power. The tissue was placed in the vial, and Remy was indebted to Sinister. Remy realizes Rogue and he aren't ready to move forward together and breaks up.
(Last week)

He returns to New Orleans and assumes control of the fractious Thieves' Guild.

Bullseye stabs Remy.

Characters Involved: 


Beast, Colossus, Cecelia Reyes, Rogue (all X-Men)



New Son
Tante Mattie

Bella Donna Boudreaux

Genard Alouette, Zoe Ishihara, Emil Lapin, Mercy LeBeau, Theoron Marceaux, Claude Potier (all Thieves Guild)
Batroc the Leaper



Justin Hammer

Zaran, the Weapons Master
In a 1891 flashback :

Mr. Sinister

Story Notes: 

Timetravel is always confusing; Mr. Sinister removes the brain tissue from Gambit’s mind when he manifests his powers, but re-implants the tissue in 1891, a century before he will perform the first operation.

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