@jashro44: Its all potential. So far in anxf he seems to be at normal levels. At the end of his last solo run, he was briefly killed and brought back. He spat a bullet at the guy who shot him and he instantly was engulfed in purple flames and completely incinerated within a panel or two. Gambit wondered if he was put back together properly and I'm brain farting who resurrected him, Freya or something like that on MI:13 did it. Either way it was clear he didn't mean to kill the guy. Hurt him for certain, but reduce him to ash. Think Cyclops after avx. That's basically how Gambit was left off.
And Serval Industries is loaded and has their hands in many different markets IIRC. So things to get an edge up on the Lizard is a possibility. It's just Gambit doesn't have any prep feats to back it up.