Gambit (3rd series) #9

Issue Date: 
October 1999
Story Title: 
To Thine Own Self Be True

Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mat Broome and Anthony Williams (pencilers), Parsons, Lanning and P.Palmiotti (inkers), Vasquez and Going (colorist), Richard Starkings & Comicraft / TP (letters), Mark Powers (editor), Bob Harras (editor-in-chief)

Brief Description: 

Gambit and the Courier have located Sabretooth, who is dying. They decide to help each other. Sabretooth will point the way to Sinister’s base, from which Gambit needs a certain object, and in exchange they will force Sinister to jumpstart Creed’s healing factor. Inside the base they are attacked by clones of the Marauders. They shoot the Courier in the head, but he survives, having the mutant ability of controlling every single cell in his body. Sinister shows up and wants to have Sabretooth in return for a device that will expose any traitor to the X-Men, but Gambit refuses. Instead he chops off one of Courier’s fingers for Sinister to study, but after leaving Courier mentally kills the cells of his finger and grows another one. Fontanelle investigates the dreams of the Tithe Collector, he too saw Gambit about 100 years in the past.

Full Summary: 

Remy easily defeats the dying Creed and considers finishing him, but he needs help with Xavier's secret (last issue). Creed agrees, so he can live to revenge himself on whomever attacked him. He will get Remy to Sinister’s hideout in exchange for Sinister jumpstarting his healing factor.
They fly to Tasmania and infiltrate Sinister's base, through a portal under a rock in a river in a gorge. Remy sees it’s like the one in Nebraska (X-Men 2nd series, #34), and Creed explains it’s the same base, with entrances around the world.
The Marauders attack; Scalphunter shoots Courier and Creed; Remy harpoons Harpoon and blows up Riptide and Scalphunter. He considers destroying the clone vats, both defeating and freeing them, but Sinister interrupts. Courier, shot through the head, is still alive.
(dream sequence)

Fontanelle investigates the Tithe Collector's dreams and sees Remy a century ago in London, when Candra made a pact with the Thieves' Guild.
Remy holds up the vial Sinister gave him in exchange for assembling the Marauders, intending to pay Sinister with it, but he tells him things aren't that serious yet. He says Creed's adamantium was removed, off-planet, and gives him a booster shot of healing factor. He hands Remy an injection that will detect frauds (see Uncanny X-Men #375), and in exchange asks that Creed be left with him. Remy doesn't want him to be able to clone him; instead, he offers him a piece of Courier, to study his cellular control (which is how he survived). Courier can grow it back, but he's getting shorter over the years.
Exiting, Remy gives Creed to his worshippers, blows up Sinister's portal, and has Courier kill
the cells he left behind by remote-control.

Characters Involved: 




The Tithe Collector

The Blood Tigers

Harpoon, Riptide, Scalphunter (all Marauders)

Mr. Sinister
In dream sequence :


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