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Title: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on June 30, 2018, 08:54:30 PM
In most good teams, each member has a specific role to fill that makes them unique. I personally believe this isnt being observed in modern writing, especially amongst the X-Men where we some times have duplicates of the same character on the same roster. So I have a little exercise. Build your X-Men team using the filling these roles. Also, the X-Men are so rich in lore there tons of character combinations to use.


Leader/ Tactical - Self-explanatory; the person calling the shots

Tank- The member that can take damage and deal it out the best, this is physical, not sheer power like Legion, X-Man or Phoenix

Flanker/ Cavalier- Mobility specialist, getting from one place to the next quickly

Comic Relief/ Wildcard- This member lightens up the tone, often the POV character for the reader that points out the glaring problems of a situation. Also tends to be unpredictable, the last standing and multi-talanted.

Tech Support- the mcguffin character that can crack any code, track anything, make anything, or open any door.

Stealth Ops- Can get into anywhere undetected or take out one or more people without making a fuss. Typically amongst the best hand to hand fighters on the team.

Rules;

1. You can only use characters that have not been utilized yet by a previous poster, so before you make your roster skim through the thread and make sure they haven't been taken. Because this is a Gambit page, EVERYONE CAN USE GAMBIT IF THEY CHOOSE TO.

2. There are six archtypes here. You have to fill all of them but if you can double up on one character fulfilling two or more roles, that will be acceptable, but you'll have to explain if it's not obvious.

3. You cannot change the roles. You have to use what is provided here.

4. All selections must currently be alive.

5. All selections must be current or former X-Men, however I will allow non X-Men if they are mutants.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on June 30, 2018, 08:56:26 PM

Leader - Havok
Tank- Frenzy
Cavalier- Northstar
Comic/Wildcard- Hellion
Tech- Sage
Stealth- Gambit


I think I picked Havok for obvious reasons level headed, lots of experience. Frenzy is underutilized, shes a great tank and even when hurt will just keep on fighting. Northstar is another one that doesnt get enough play. Almost as strong as Frenzy, can fly and move almost fast enough to be considered a "speedster". Hellion would bring a sarcastic dry humor. Very pessimistic but has a lot of heart. His super-fine telekinetic abilities can get him out of a lot scrapes, while his youth will make foes underestimate him. Sage is like a living computer that can calculate the moves of others around her as well as manipulate foreign computer systems, seems to be something of a weapons expert and can engineer many useful devices. Gambit is the X-Men's foremost infiltration expert and can probably get into and out of any place he wanted without being detected. He's also great at information gathering a superb hand-to-hand combatant.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Nekobaghira on June 30, 2018, 10:10:16 PM
whoa, I like this, gotta think on it but wanted to say kudos for the thread idea. I will probably put my team together tomorrow. Love this idea.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Berry on June 30, 2018, 11:02:20 PM

Leader:  Iceman
Tank:  Rogue
Flanker / Cavalier:  Pixie
Comic Relief/ Wildcard:  Rockslide
Tech Support:  Threnody
Stealth Ops:Gambit (duh)

Okay, obvs Gambit is stealth - that doesn’t need to be explained. 

I’d however put Bobby on as leader instead of comic relief as I’m so over him being shoe horned into teams to be the annoying immature guy who cracks a terrible joke every few pages.  I love Bobby putting a little more faith into himself and start taking charge.  He’s been part of the dream since the start, no reason why he can’t step up to the plate.  And he’s still totally tell dad jokes on occasion to lighten the mood from time to time especially with 2 jr x-men on the team and goth af Threnody.

Rogue is my tank because also duh.  I’d pull her from leader as I don’t tend to personally like her when she’s leading, she loses all her spunk and fun. I love her best when she’s a little more loose cannon being all flirty and punching anything & everything.

Pixie is our transport, she’s just so endearing to me when written well.  I love her nervous energy around the adults.

Rockslide is my personal choice for comic relief - he can push peoples buttons just enough but he’s a hard core believer of the dream and always down to have everyone’s backs.

Threnody for tech - it’s what she did for Sinister back in the day.  I want a character whose a least angsty over their powers (and I refuse Rogue for that role as “AH CANT TOUCH YA” is overplayed and hopefully buried) and her & Gambit having the Sinister connection can be a really fun angle to play with.  Everyone else on the team is pretty light & relaxed, so I need someone bringing some darkness and angst to the team.  But not too much.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Berry on June 30, 2018, 11:17:21 PM
Nothing to see here...
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 01, 2018, 12:14:17 AM

Off the board:

Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Rakkner on July 01, 2018, 03:05:42 AM
Leader - Storm
Tank - Namor
Stealth - Gambit
Flanker - Blink
Tech - Cypher
Comedy - Honey Badger


Not 100% sure if Blink and Cypher are alive.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Sparta on July 01, 2018, 05:12:20 AM
Leader - Gambit
Tank - Colossus
Stealth - Psylocke
Flanker - Nightcralwer
Tech - Kitty Pryde
Comedy - Deadpool



Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 01, 2018, 08:54:25 AM
Leader - Storm
Tank - Namor
Stealth - Gambit
Flanker - Blink
Tech - Cypher
Comedy - Honey Badger


Not 100% sure if Blink and Cypher are alive.


Last I checked, both alive.


Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: bark_no_byte on July 01, 2018, 09:59:08 AM
Leader - Bishop
Tank - Armor
Stealth - Gambit
Flanker - Magik
Tech - Danger
Comedy - Doop


I wanted to use characters that could theoretically fill a couple roles: I've always liked Bishop and think he makes a pretty good character as a driving force behind a team, given the right motivation - plus he has a lot of tech background. Armor will probably always be my choice for a tank - I just love her powers and I think she could bring a unique POV plus some comedy relief. Gambit doesn't really need an explanation. I'm not sure if Magik's teleportation would necessarily be the quickest, but she can get everyone around and she still brings a lot of power to the table. I think Danger would fill the tech role nicely, plus could double in some stealth areas with Gambit. Doop is more for comedy-relief, but I feel like he's inherently a wild-card because of his powers.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Dantay on July 01, 2018, 12:25:08 PM
Leader: Jean Grey
Tank: Juggernaut
Wildcard:Legion
Flanker: Polaris
Tech:Forge
Stealth:Gambit

Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 01, 2018, 01:39:43 PM
Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool, Bishop, Magik, Armor, Doop, Jean, Legion, Juggernaut, Polaris, Danger, Forge


Heh, the longer this goes, the hard it's going to be. Perhaps we should institute a challenge so questionable slot choices have to be explained?
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Homme on July 01, 2018, 02:26:01 PM
The X-Men's Phantom Thieves of Hearts:

Leader - Gambit
Tank - Wolverine
Cavalier - Lila Cheney
Comic/Wildcard - Jubilee
Tech - ... uh, Beast, I guess
Stealth - Domino

I think I stuck to the rules. Tech support is the most difficult category. Really drawing a blank outside of what has already been posted.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 01, 2018, 02:59:04 PM

I think I stuck to the rules. Tech support is the most difficult category. Really drawing a blank outside of what has already been posted.


Oh, I can think of at least three more. At some point posters may have to settle for kinda smart.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: cc008 on July 01, 2018, 03:39:29 PM
Leader - Cable
Tank - Cannonball
Flanker - Vanisher
Wild Card - Boom Boom
Techie - Dr Nemesis
Stealth - Gambit


Boom Boom being the POV character among all of these guys makes me smile.



EDITED After realizing Cyclops was dead and that's against protocol.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: purplevit on July 01, 2018, 03:48:10 PM
Oh, I am late( Now I will have only Gambit and C listers, lol?
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 01, 2018, 03:56:24 PM
Oh, I am late( Now I will have only Gambit and C listers, lol?


LOL well we're getting to the point where people are going to have to dive deep. Look beyond the forefront X-Men.


Leader - Cyclops
Tank - Cannonball
Flanker - Vanisher
Wild Card - Boom Boom
Techie - Dr Nemesis
Stealth - Gambit


Boom Boom being the POV character among all of these guys makes me smile.



Going to assume that's Teen-Cyclops?


Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool, Bishop, Magik, Armor, Doop, Jean, Legion, Juggernaut, Polaris, Danger, Forge, Wolverine, Lila Cheney, Jubilee, Beast, Domino, (Teen?) Cyclops, Cannonball, Vanisher, Boom Boom, Dr. Nemesis
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: purplevit on July 01, 2018, 04:00:13 PM
Leader: Gambit
Tank: Candra
Wildcard: Madrox
Flanker: Fantomex
Tech: Trinary
Stealth: Gambit on double duty. Or Domino if I can't use Remy twice.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Homme on July 01, 2018, 04:05:53 PM

Oh, I can think of at least three more. At some point posters may have to settle for kinda smart.

Indeed. I thought of somebody else I'd rather use over Beast, but it's too late now.  :P
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 01, 2018, 04:10:37 PM
Leader: Gambit
Tank: Candra
Wildcard: Madrox
Flanker: Fantomex
Tech: Trinary
Stealth: Gambit on double duty. Or Domino if I can't use Remy twice.


Domino is being used. DENIED!!!!




Gambit does qualify in my eyes for stealth. APPROVED!



Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: purplevit on July 01, 2018, 04:23:32 PM

Domino is being used. DENIED!!!!




Gambit does qualify in my eyes for stealth. APPROVED!


Ahah, I missed that she was already used:)
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: cc008 on July 01, 2018, 05:46:03 PM
Going to assume that's Teen-Cyclops?


Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool, Bishop, Magik, Armor, Doop, Jean, Legion, Juggernaut, Polaris, Danger, Forge, Wolverine, Lila Cheney, Jubilee, Beast, Domino, (Teen?) Cyclops, Cannonball, Vanisher, Boom Boom, Dr. Nemesis



Ah s***.. dead. Right.

Cable - leader.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 01, 2018, 06:31:30 PM

Didnt realize Cable was still on the board. Good pull.

Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool, Bishop, Magik, Armor, Doop, Jean, Legion, Juggernaut, Polaris, Danger, Forge, Wolverine, Lila Cheney, Jubilee, Beast, Domino, Cable, Cannonball, Vanisher, Boom Boom, Dr. Nemesis
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 02, 2018, 07:20:01 AM
Some ideas for incoming posters, think about characters from; X-Factor, X-Force, Excalibur, Generation-X, Alpha Flight (mutants) even post Schism Wolverine and the X-Men. Lot's of a characters left to mine still. Non X-Men mutant characters are available as well.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Meliorist on July 07, 2018, 08:50:01 PM
I was going to wait a bit longer because not all of my first string choices were taken but let's play this game.


Team Leader: Hope Summers. In a way, she might be one of the most interesting characters because her arc is complete and, unlike Wolverine, it doesn't seem like they'll beat a dead horse. People might be able to relate with her because she will be answering the question of what happens after you attain your goal.


Tank: Penance. A lot of choices here. I like her character, maybe only because Generation X was runner up to Age of Apocalypse on my introduction to the X-Men comics. Would also be a great way to emphasize actions speaking louder than words.


Cavalry/ Flanker: Sunfire. Loved his AoA design and he is honorable while still being an angry dick...unless I missed some character development of his.


WildCard: GAMBIT. My man, the one that keeps me coming back to the X-Men. I'll save you all from reading a 1000 word essay.


Tech Support: Sunspot. He owns AIM now and is affiliated with the Avengers. Between him and Gambit, they should be able to cover the acquisition of nearly everything.


Stealth Ops: Kinney. Laura Kinney. No other choice for me and the reason that Gambit isn't Stealth. She also, usually, isn't into the collateral damage that a lot of other healer/ ferals/ berserkers are known for.


It was a bit hard to narrow down the list because there is such a rich history for the X-Men. I thought this list through as if Gambit wanted to keep a few from losing their way or just helping them along. Made another one that was a bit of a reunion team. The list I posted though, feels good...interesting. There isn't a single one that I wouldn't want Gambit interacting with and as a group seem like they would be dynamic and compelling. Honestly, the weakest choice to me is Penance but she still makes me grin.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 08, 2018, 10:04:17 AM
I got another in me...


Leader: Teen Cyclops
Tank: Gentle
Cavalry: Surge
Wildcard: Teen Iceman
Tech: Teen Beast
Stealth: Dust
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 08, 2018, 10:09:51 AM

I was going to wait a bit longer because not all of my first string choices were taken but let's play this game.


Team Leader: Hope Summers. In a way, she might be one of the most interesting characters because her arc is complete and, unlike Wolverine, it doesn't seem like they'll beat a dead horse. People might be able to relate with her because she will be answering the question of what happens after you attain your goal.


Tank: Penance. A lot of choices here. I like her character, maybe only because Generation X was runner up to Age of Apocalypse on my introduction to the X-Men comics. Would also be a great way to emphasize actions speaking louder than words.


Cavalry/ Flanker: Sunfire. Loved his AoA design and he is honorable while still being an angry dick...unless I missed some character development of his.


WildCard: GAMBIT. My man, the one that keeps me coming back to the X-Men. I'll save you all from reading a 1000 word essay.


Tech Support: Sunspot. He owns AIM now and is affiliated with the Avengers. Between him and Gambit, they should be able to cover the acquisition of nearly everything.


Stealth Ops: Kinney. Laura Kinney. No other choice for me and the reason that Gambit isn't Stealth. She also, usually, isn't into the collateral damage that a lot of other healer/ ferals/ berserkers are known for.


It was a bit hard to narrow down the list because there is such a rich history for the X-Men. I thought this list through as if Gambit wanted to keep a few from losing their way or just helping them along. Made another one that was a bit of a reunion team. The list I posted though, feels good...interesting. There isn't a single one that I wouldn't want Gambit interacting with and as a group seem like they would be dynamic and compelling. Honestly, the weakest choice to me is Penance but she still makes me grin.


Might have to justify what qualifies Hope to lead a team of this caliber, might have been better to use her old team old of people whom name I can't remember lol! What reason would they have to follow what is essentially a kid in comparison. I could see Gambit humoring her, if not just to keep an eye on her. Perhaps he has some lingering guilt about Messiah Complex. She and Laura are close in age, maybe she could convince her... But Sunfire stubborn self and Sunspots arrogance? I'm not convinced lol



Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool, Bishop, Magik, Armor, Doop, Jean, Legion, Juggernaut, Polaris, Danger, Forge, Wolverine, Lila Cheney, Jubilee, Beast, Domino, Cable, Cannonball, Vanisher, Boom Boom, Dr. Nemesis, Teen Cyclops, Surge, Teen Iceman, Teen, Beast, Dust, Hope Summers, Penance, Sunfire, Sunspot, X-23, Candra, Gentle, Madrox, Fantomex, Trinary,
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Meliorist on July 08, 2018, 10:03:08 PM
Rockslide has already been used.


Your concern for Hope as a choice is the reason why I chose her as a team leader. She was the hold over from my 'Gambit mentoring some that might lose their way' team list. She is a child soldier and those are a dime a dozen in comics. Trained by Cable but having a grizzled mentor is an old trope and Wolverine would be the only one more tripe in the Marvel Universe. Plus, I read something about her firing Cable as the leader of X-Force, so I feel that she has had a lot of characters that are willing to empower her. She needs Sunspot and Sunfire. I want her to be a cautionary tale to the readers. Being the Mutant Messiah isn't a free pass and she has to keep growing. She isn't a leader with the clout of Storm, Cyclops, or Cable but she can be and her growth has to come with actual accomplishments and not a time skip to boss mode.


The growth and collaboration of the team would be the soul of the story, even as they do the normal X-Team shenanigans.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 09, 2018, 08:02:30 AM
Rockslide has already been used.


Your concern for Hope as a choice is the reason why I chose her as a team leader. She was the hold over from my 'Gambit mentoring some that might lose their way' team list. She is a child soldier and those are a dime a dozen in comics. Trained by Cable but having a grizzled mentor is an old trope and Wolverine would be the only one more tripe in the Marvel Universe. Plus, I read something about her firing Cable as the leader of X-Force, so I feel that she has had a lot of characters that are willing to empower her. She needs Sunspot and Sunfire. I want her to be a cautionary tale to the readers. Being the Mutant Messiah isn't a free pass and she has to keep growing. She isn't a leader with the clout of Storm, Cyclops, or Cable but she can be and her growth has to come with actual accomplishments and not a time skip to boss mode.


The growth and collaboration of the team would be the soul of the story, even as they do the normal X-Team shenanigans.


So he has! I swear I scanned the list twice! Updated!
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: bark_no_byte on July 09, 2018, 10:13:30 AM
I got another in me...


Leader: Teen Cyclops
Tank: Gentle
Cavalry: Surge
Wildcard: Teen Iceman
Tech: Teen Beast
Stealth: Dust


Dust is a good pull. Kinda wish I'd thought of her
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: remydat on July 09, 2018, 07:17:33 PM
Leader - Karma - Has leadership experience, combat experience due to time in Asgard and is a telepath.  Also developed a good relationship with Gambit in AXM

Tank - Elixir - A bit unconventional but not only can he heal himself and is damn near unkillable as a result, he can heal and resurrect others making the team damn near invincible.  Further, he can take on traditional tanks because he can invert his powers and use them to cause illness, disease or death.  So all in all I might lean towards him over Warpath.  If you wanted to go full redemption arc then throw Daken in the mix as one of my favorite Gambit confrontations was definitely Daken vs Gambit.  Could also

Flanker/Cavalier - Ariel - Not a lot of teleporters and she provides someone for Gambit to flirt with.   

Wild Card - Chamber - Has a bit of a sarcastic sense of him and very powerful in his own right.  I see him playing off of Gambit well and Gambit taking him under his wing a bit.

Tech Support - Karima Shapandar - Has a connection to Gambit due to being possessed by Malice during MC when Gambit was a Marauder.  Thinking of her upgraded status which allowed her more control over technology.  Also can serve as a tank due to her regenerative abilities and enhanced strength

Stealth Ops - Gambit for obvious reasons but his added role on the team will be to play peacemaker between the more noble elements in the team and the more sinister (pun intended) elements.  So he will Co-lead with Karma.



Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: remydat on July 09, 2018, 07:31:57 PM
And now for a more Sinister version of the team.


Leader - Gambit - Only a scoundrel can lead a team like this and this is Gambit's time to shine with a rag tag group of malcontents he is going to have to keep in check.  Luckily as head of the ITG, he has the resources to do it.

Tank - Daken - Who can forget their explosive and flirtatious encounter in X-23's book and now he is back to flirt with and serve as the tank to this sinister team.

Flanker/Cavalier - Mister Sinister - You can expect him to second guess and try and undermine Gambit at every turn as he thinks he should lead.  The beauty of Sinister is he can fill all these roles.  He has the mind to lead, the regenerative abilities to serve as a tank, the ability to use teleportation, he can serve as the wildcard given the above, he has the tech skills to aid in the tech and his shape shifting allows him to be stealthy as well.  He will be Gambit's Swiss Army knife that he can plug in anywhere.   I envision Gambit uncovering a clone version of Sinister with all his skills and abilities and some of his memories but a bit more of blank slate.  So Gambit decides to take him under his win and see if he can teach Sinister to be good (think of Evan Apocalypse).  Of course, the real Mister Sinister will find out and want this abomination of his destroyed bringing him into conflict with the this team.   

Wild Card - Marrow - The violent hilarity that will ensue once Marrow is placed on a team with Scalp, Mister Sinister, and Gambit ie orchestrators of her childhood tragedy.  She will be there to watch Sinister and Scalphunter especially with specific orders to kill them if they step out of line.  I think aside from the sarcastic and angry wit, it will be a good story of redemption and forgiveness for her to somehow resolve her issues with Gambit, Sinister and Scalphunter hence why she is the wild card in this.  Will she find it in her heart to forgive them?  Or will she view these clones of Sinister and Scalphunter guilty of the MM?  And what about Gambit's role?  In any event, it is that uncertainty that makes her a wild card not to mention she has healing abilities and can serve in a tank role as well.

Tech Support - Scalphunter - An old friend of Gambit's and one of the original Marauders who has regenerative, firearms and tech abilities.  He will also be wary of having a Sinister clone in the team which will create drama.

Stealth Ops - Mystique - Another villain and currently Gambit's mother in law, by God can you think of the drama that would ensue with her on this team.  She is also a shapeshifter and fully capable of stealth so she works well on this team.
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 09, 2018, 08:20:39 PM
And now for a more Sinister version of the team.


Leader - Gambit - Only a scoundrel can lead a team like this and this is Gambit's time to shine with a rag tag group of malcontents he is going to have to keep in check.  Luckily as head of the ITG, he has the resources to do it.

Tank - Daken - Who can forget their explosive and flirtatious encounter in X-23's book and now he is back to flirt with and serve as the tank to this sinister team.

Flanker/Cavalier - Mister Sinister - You can expect him to second guess and try and undermine Gambit at every turn as he thinks he should lead.  The beauty of Sinister is he can fill all these roles.  He has the mind to lead, the regenerative abilities to serve as a tank, the ability to use teleportation, he can serve as the wildcard given the above, he has the tech skills to aid in the tech and his shape shifting allows him to be stealthy as well.  He will be Gambit's Swiss Army knife that he can plug in anywhere.   I envision Gambit uncovering a clone version of Sinister with all his skills and abilities and some of his memories but a bit more of blank slate.  So Gambit decides to take him under his win and see if he can teach Sinister to be good (think of Evan Apocalypse).  Of course, the real Mister Sinister will find out and want this abomination of his destroyed bringing him into conflict with the this team.   

Wild Card - Marrow - The violent hilarity that will ensue once Marrow is placed on a team with Scalp, Mister Sinister, and Gambit ie orchestrators of her childhood tragedy.  She will be there to watch Sinister and Scalphunter especially with specific orders to kill them if they step out of line.  I think aside from the sarcastic and angry wit, it will be a good story of redemption and forgiveness for her to somehow resolve her issues with Gambit, Sinister and Scalphunter hence why she is the wild card in this.  Will she find it in her heart to forgive them?  Or will she view these clones of Sinister and Scalphunter guilty of the MM?  And what about Gambit's role?  In any event, it is that uncertainty that makes her a wild card not to mention she has healing abilities and can serve in a tank role as well.

Tech Support - Scalphunter - An old friend of Gambit's and one of the original Marauders who has regenerative, firearms and tech abilities.  He will also be wary of having a Sinister clone in the team which will create drama.

Stealth Ops - Mystique - Another villain and currently Gambit's mother in law, by God can you think of the drama that would ensue with her on this team.  She is also a shapeshifter and fully capable of stealth so she works well on this team.


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Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: DonPriceTag on July 09, 2018, 08:24:34 PM
Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool, Bishop, Magik, Armor, Doop, Jean, Legion, Juggernaut, Polaris, Danger, Forge, Wolverine, Lila Cheney, Jubilee, Beast, Domino, Cable, Cannonball, Vanisher, Boom Boom, Dr. Nemesis, Teen Cyclops, Surge, Teen Iceman, Teen, Beast, Dust, Hope Summers, Penance, Sunfire, Sunspot, X-23, Candra, Gentle, Madrox, Fantomex, Trinary, Daken, Karma, Omega Sentinel, Ariel, Elixir, Mystique, Marrow


Bonus round: Mister Sinister, Scalphunter
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: Meliorist on July 09, 2018, 09:43:34 PM
Haha, there I was doing some mental gymnastics on justifying Miss Sinister or Astra (the one that have issues with Magneto) and I could have just said a team to cross the line with. Well played, remydat

Edit: Accidentally put 'remyday' my bad
Title: Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
Post by: remydat on July 10, 2018, 11:40:53 AM
Can't plot a Gambit team without including his most trusted friend lol.