Author Topic: Straight Speculatin': What Could a Gambit Solo Look Like Today?  (Read 4404 times)

Offline remydat

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Re: Straight Speculatin': What Could a Gambit Solo Look Like Today?
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2020, 09:33:27 AM »
A bit late to the game but it's been a bit hectic with Covid.  In any event here would be my ideas.


My sense of the real Gambit I grew up with is that he would not agree with what's happening on Krakoa.  I think he would view himself as a mutant and a human and oppose the more militant and nationalistic approach that seems to be going on with Krakoa.  I think he would use the ITG and the Assassin's Guild to launch a secret rebellion against the Krakoa leadership.  On the surface he would offer the ITG services to Krakoa but then use the AG as a means to foil their plans feigning that he and Belladonna are in conflict.


Eventually though the X-men find out and Gambit finds himself in open conflict with Krakoa.  Rogue would not have known about this and thus will feel betrayed as she believes in Krakoa more than Gambit and so Gambit and Rogue will find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and will have a very public blow up where they fight to a stalemate.  Gambit then finds himself in an an uneasy alliance with Mystique and in open conflict with Krakoa.


So I am picturing sort of a GoTs style conflict with all the attendant politics where you have the Krakoa Kingdom, the various human governments, Mystique's faction, and Gambit as the Bandit King so to speak.  All vying for power and their own vision of the world.


The final arc of all this will reveal that Rogue knew and agreed with Gambit's opposition the whole time and they had the public fight as a means for Rogue to gain credibility with Krakoa nation so she could serve as a double agent.
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Re: Straight Speculatin': What Could a Gambit Solo Look Like Today?
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2020, 02:48:19 PM »
I like that, though it would require Hickman to send too much time on ‘street level’ stuff, so couldn’t happen...

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Re: Straight Speculatin': What Could a Gambit Solo Look Like Today?
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2020, 05:29:52 PM »
A bit late to the game but it's been a bit hectic with Covid.  In any event here would be my ideas.


My sense of the real Gambit I grew up with is that he would not agree with what's happening on Krakoa.  I think he would view himself as a mutant and a human and oppose the more militant and nationalistic approach that seems to be going on with Krakoa.  I think he would use the ITG and the Assassin's Guild to launch a secret rebellion against the Krakoa leadership.  On the surface he would offer the ITG services to Krakoa but then use the AG as a means to foil their plans feigning that he and Belladonna are in conflict.


Eventually though the X-men find out and Gambit finds himself in open conflict with Krakoa.  Rogue would not have known about this and thus will feel betrayed as she believes in Krakoa more than Gambit and so Gambit and Rogue will find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and will have a very public blow up where they fight to a stalemate.  Gambit then finds himself in an an uneasy alliance with Mystique and in open conflict with Krakoa.


So I am picturing sort of a GoTs style conflict with all the attendant politics where you have the Krakoa Kingdom, the various human governments, Mystique's faction, and Gambit as the Bandit King so to speak.  All vying for power and their own vision of the world.


The final arc of all this will reveal that Rogue knew and agreed with Gambit's opposition the whole time and they had the public fight as a means for Rogue to gain credibility with Krakoa nation so she could serve as a double agent.




Would love that. Perfect for current status quo and it feels very organic.
It seems most Gambit fans are ready for Gambit to become rebel against Krakoa.

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Re: Straight Speculatin': What Could a Gambit Solo Look Like Today?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2020, 09:40:08 AM »
I like that, though it would require Hickman to send too much time on ‘street level’ stuff, so couldn’t happen...


You've just reminded me how much I miss street-level X-men stories.


That said, I do think Gambit would be uncomfortable with how cut-off Krakoa is from the non-mutant world but he's not instinctively radical enough to actively stand against it, rather than passively (? not the really the right word) ignoring the core Krakoan dictats and doing what he wants to (stealing stuff etc). If someone else (Mystique) were to rebel against the Quiet Council and the general concept of Krakoa, he'd probably join them.

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Re: Straight Speculatin': What Could a Gambit Solo Look Like Today?
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2020, 01:36:05 PM »
Yeah that is why I said secret rebellion.  So basically violating the rules on the sly and eventually he would be found out.


So working more as neutral party that is not opposed to going against Krakoa if he feels it is the right thing to do.


Perhaps rebellion is too strong a word as the initial aim is not to overthrow Krakoa but to simple refuse to give in to everything Krakoa says.
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Re: Straight Speculatin': What Could a Gambit Solo Look Like Today?
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2020, 08:54:32 AM »
A bit late to the game but it's been a bit hectic with Covid.  In any event here would be my ideas.


My sense of the real Gambit I grew up with is that he would not agree with what's happening on Krakoa.  I think he would view himself as a mutant and a human and oppose the more militant and nationalistic approach that seems to be going on with Krakoa.  I think he would use the ITG and the Assassin's Guild to launch a secret rebellion against the Krakoa leadership.  On the surface he would offer the ITG services to Krakoa but then use the AG as a means to foil their plans feigning that he and Belladonna are in conflict.


Eventually though the X-men find out and Gambit finds himself in open conflict with Krakoa.  Rogue would not have known about this and thus will feel betrayed as she believes in Krakoa more than Gambit and so Gambit and Rogue will find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and will have a very public blow up where they fight to a stalemate.  Gambit then finds himself in an an uneasy alliance with Mystique and in open conflict with Krakoa.


So I am picturing sort of a GoTs style conflict with all the attendant politics where you have the Krakoa Kingdom, the various human governments, Mystique's faction, and Gambit as the Bandit King so to speak.  All vying for power and their own vision of the world.


The final arc of all this will reveal that Rogue knew and agreed with Gambit's opposition the whole time and they had the public fight as a means for Rogue to gain credibility with Krakoa nation so she could serve as a double agent.


Dope twist. It's a reveal I could see happening on the last page of a book with the necessary "to be continued" or something at the bottom of the page. That'd be a great little story twist. Reminds me of his "fight" with Angel.
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