#1 Posted by papad1992 (6822 posts) - - Show Bio

This past winter break I was playing lots of card games (went to a cabin in the mountains for two weeks), and it got me thinking about Gambit and his signature choice of "weapon": his cards. I wonder how many deck of cards Gambit has gone through in his life? Or for that matter does he buy any sort of cards or are they a specific brand? Just a random thought...

#2 Posted by Farkam (4807 posts) - - Show Bio

He prolly buys them in bulk.

#3 Posted by papad1992 (6822 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam said:

He prolly buys them in bulk.

Ha. SAMs or Costco membership...

#4 Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

@papad1992:

Gambit's probably used to be a gambler, so......

#5 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4261 posts) - - Show Bio

This past winter break I was playing lots of card games (went to a cabin in the mountains for two weeks), and it got me thinking about Gambit and his signature choice of "weapon": his cards. I wonder how many deck of cards Gambit has gone through in his life? Or for that matter does he buy any sort of cards or are they a specific brand? Just a random thought...

if you pay attention to the art, pretty much any time he throws a bunch of cards, there's at least one Ace of Spades in there. Other cards like the Queen of Hearts also come up as often as is symbolically relevant to the story. Based on this, I don't think he even uses full decks so much as random bunches of cards that he likes.

And that he likes Motorhead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4

#6 Posted by MN_Logan (230 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure he just steals them. This is Gambit after all.

#7 Edited by McKlayn (1069 posts) - - Show Bio

there were cards on sale for 50 cent a pack at the dollar store the other day, maybe he uses those <.<

#8 Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcklayn said:

there were cards on sale for 50 cent a pack at the dollar store the other day, maybe he uses those <.<

He mostly uses Aces, thats alot of other cards waste. He should use the whole pack but seeing a light up number 2 card is just silly.

#9 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

I could have sworn he picks up a particular kind. Now this is going to bug me until I confirm this. :/

#10 Posted by papad1992 (6822 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: Yeah I've noticed that he uses aces too a lot (in most of the comics I have).

@mcklayn said:

there were cards on sale for 50 cent a pack at the dollar store the other day, maybe he uses those <.<

He mostly uses Aces, thats alot of other cards waste. He should use the whole pack but seeing a light up number 2 card is just silly.

A flying number 2 card is no less silly than a flying number 3 card. Maybe he saves the more appealing and symbolic cards for fights and the rest of the deck for doors and leave notes on! :P

#11 Posted by SleightOfHand (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Really he should be doing the opposite - throwing the low-numbered cards and keeping the aces and face cards. It's much easier to cheat with a spare ace up your sleeve than with a spare four.

#12 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3450 posts) - - Show Bio

Would it be cooler if he started using chess pieces like mini-grenades or would that be too similar to Tabitha's powerset?

#13 Posted by phisigmatau (463 posts) - - Show Bio

@mn_logan said:

I'm sure he just steals them. This is Gambit after all.

bingo

#14 Edited by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@phoenixofthetides said:

Would it be cooler if he started using chess pieces like mini-grenades or would that be too similar to Tabitha's powerset?

but Gambit doesn't strike me as a chess player. I see him more as a card player. plus cards are easier to carry than chess players (can carry more)

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#15 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

Originally Gambit used these dart looking thingees (that's the best way I can describe them) and it evolved to the use of cards which was a good decision. While the Queen of Hearts is drawn with him in covers, etc, it was mostly the Joker cards (along with Ace of Spades) that were used in his fights. Just a play on him being a ladies' man, and for me, a representation of his love for Rogue.

I haven't figured out what deck of cards he prefers (if there is one at all) and although it's been bugging me something fierce, I'm giving up. Maybe I saw it in a dream or something. ;)

#16 Posted by westy206 (576 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: I think in the 90's cartoon he went to a store and asked for certain cards but again I can't be sure. Was a long time ago I watched it.

#17 Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: Yeah I've noticed that he uses aces too a lot (in most of the comics I have).

@hopesummersforthefuture said:

@mcklayn said:

there were cards on sale for 50 cent a pack at the dollar store the other day, maybe he uses those <.<

He mostly uses Aces, thats alot of other cards waste. He should use the whole pack but seeing a light up number 2 card is just silly.

A flying number 2 card is no less silly than a flying number 3 card. Maybe he saves the more appealing and symbolic cards for fights and the rest of the deck for doors and leave notes on! :P

No the joke was "Flaming number 2" card. XD

#18 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@westy206 said:

@lykopis: I think in the 90's cartoon he went to a store and asked for certain cards but again I can't be sure. Was a long time ago I watched it.

GAHHHHHHHHHH. O_O

I think you're right -- bells are going off. Now I am back to obsessing over this...

#19 Edited by JonSmith (3990 posts) - - Show Bio

He probably separates and organizes his card's into two piles 'special occasions', and 'general use'. Blowing up doors, or thugs, or just general ammunition? That all comes from general use, and is composed of 2 to 10's. The special occasions deck is composed of Aces, Kings, Queen's, and Jack's. That deck is solely used for dramatic flair or tricks. Or cheating.

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#20 Posted by papad1992 (6822 posts) - - Show Bio

@papad1992 said:

@oldnightcrawler: Yeah I've noticed that he uses aces too a lot (in most of the comics I have).

@hopesummersforthefuture said:

@mcklayn said:

there were cards on sale for 50 cent a pack at the dollar store the other day, maybe he uses those <.<

He mostly uses Aces, thats alot of other cards waste. He should use the whole pack but seeing a light up number 2 card is just silly.

A flying number 2 card is no less silly than a flying number 3 card. Maybe he saves the more appealing and symbolic cards for fights and the rest of the deck for doors and leave notes on! :P

No the joke was "Flaming number 2" card. XD

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