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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #255 on: June 16, 2021, 02:36:39 PM »
It is apples to apples because it's a stupid idea for any established marvel superhero. It's used disparagingly for a chuckle for Gambit. But if used to joke about Rogue would set them off. Hypocrites and just a lame comment in general.


I have very little hope for Gambit going forward unfortunately. I'm even losing hope for him in the MCU.

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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #256 on: June 16, 2021, 02:55:47 PM »
It is apples to apples because it's a stupid idea for any established marvel superhero. It's used disparagingly for a chuckle for Gambit. But if used to joke about Rogue would set them off. Hypocrites and just a lame comment in general.


I have very little hope for Gambit going forward unfortunately. I'm even losing hope for him in the MCU.


I agree with you about the hypocrisy and wonder about the productivity of this particular meeting in the X-Office. I won't talk further about the part I disagree with.  ;D   And it wasn't Tini who made the comment, it was whoever the interviewee was (I forget and am too lazy to look him up).


Speaking of outrageous things done to male characters, we can at least be glad Gambit is not Jamie Braddock. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

Congrats to the Braddock family, I guess.



Overall, I like the new concepts in the X-Books. That's what makes it so disappointing Gambit doesn't get to participate. Can't even get a Pint-Sized X-Men.

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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #257 on: June 16, 2021, 03:38:23 PM »
My bad on getting who said what wrong. I should look it up too but in the grand scheme of things, bleh.

My general thought is ... somebody else should handle Gambit. Not a person who doesn't get him.
As for writers ... writing for themselves.  Isn't that fanfic? I think it is because they certainly don't support continuity.


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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #258 on: June 16, 2021, 03:53:12 PM »
My bad on getting who said what wrong. I should look it up too but in the grand scheme of things, bleh.

My general thought is ... somebody else should handle Gambit. Not a person who doesn't get him.
As for writers ... writing for themselves.  Isn't that fanfic? I think it is because they certainly don't support continuity.


Some of it is the kind of AO3-tagged fanfic you're gonna want to filter OUT of your search terms.  ;D


No one's gonna jump on you re: wokeness. Not here anyway. C'mon. There's like five Gambit fans left. And right now, we all need emotional support. So, group hug everyone.

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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #259 on: June 16, 2021, 03:53:25 PM »
It is apples to apples because it's a stupid idea for any established marvel superhero. It's used disparagingly for a chuckle for Gambit. But if used to joke about Rogue would set them off. Hypocrites and just a lame comment in general.


I have very little hope for Gambit going forward unfortunately. I'm even losing hope for him in the MCU.




Watch these mofos trip over themselves to personally butcher his character at the mention of a live-action project. Thing is, if it's still a possibility - then they'd know before us. Tini wanting to hold onto him might be a self-preservation tactic. Look at her line-up: Braddock (not Psylocke), Rictor, Meagan, Jubilee. I'd argue the name "Psylocke" is a selling point - not Betsy Braddock. The look that people recognize is with Hellions (but I can easily say that "Kwannon" isn't popular either, but way less known than "Betsy"). Marvel split one character into two. Gambit is legit her biggest name and he's an unutilized background character.


I can't believe we were just a no/yes away from him getting free of her... But hey, he might have ended up in X-Men as an off-panel househusband. So, perhaps we were spared of that.
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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #260 on: June 17, 2021, 10:02:20 AM »
Watch these mofos trip over themselves to personally butcher his character at the mention of a live-action project.


Sad, but true. CBR has published several articles insisting Gambit doesn’t deserve a solo, holding that the failed live-action with Tatum is proof of Gambit’s lack of merit. The last one was laughable, bc they suggest Forge and Cable both would be better choices. Proving that people don’t want anything different, just more of the same Militant Remorseless Guys With Guns ‘you hurt my buddy/wife/daughter/dog now I’m gonna get you’ revenge-porn movies. But I guess you have people believing the Earth is flat, too. The anti-Remy cliques having to go out of their way to discredit something as bad is almost a compliment to his unwavering mass appeal. Or that’s gonna be my positive spin on it.


I am gonna be the Live to Laugh Gambit and not the Sit on Roof and Sulk Gambit.


Tini wanting to hold onto him might be a self-preservation tactic. Look at her line-up: Braddock (not Psylocke), Rictor, Meagan, Jubilee. I'd argue the name "Psylocke" is a selling point - not Betsy Braddock. The look that people recognize is with Hellions (but I can easily say that "Kwannon" isn't popular either, but way less known than "Betsy"). Marvel split one character into two. Gambit is legit her biggest name and he's an unutilized background character.


For sure. Hellions uses fewer big names, has a smaller following, and yet despite not having a cast of Big Names or even likeable characters, has somehow made me care about them anyway. Excalibur has done the opposite, and made characters people love into …I don’t even know what. Just a bunch of randos sitting around complaining about s*** and being mean to each other for no reason. It’s like Twitter became a comic book. Maybe Pete Wisdom can join the lineup and add even more grouchiness, he’d fit right in.

It’s gonna get a shake up, it has to. It’s passed 20 issues, so we’re due for a reset. C’mon, gotta believe we’re in the home stretch, and something new will happen after September’s event.
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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #261 on: June 17, 2021, 07:47:41 PM »
Hellions is a gem of a book. I wish I jumped on at the beginning. Loving it now, though... Even with clown Sinister, who's actually pretty funny... Not Sinister, but still very entertaining.


Got no evidence bit Wells seems the type of writer that would use Gambit very well. But despite his misuse, I think Gambit is still protected to a point. They can humiliate the character and annoy us all they like but I think they'll only go so far - as we saw in Deadpool V Gambit. As bad of a story as it was, it could have been worse.
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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #262 on: June 18, 2021, 12:11:00 PM »
Hellions is a gem of a book. I wish I jumped on at the beginning. Loving it now, though... Even with clown Sinister, who's actually pretty funny... Not Sinister, but still very entertaining.


Got no evidence bit Wells seems the type of writer that would use Gambit very well. But despite his misuse, I think Gambit is still protected to a point. They can humiliate the character and annoy us all they like but I think they'll only go so far - as we saw in Deadpool V Gambit. As bad of a story as it was, it could have been worse.


Sinister’s narcissism has reached psychological disorder levels. He wouldn’t want to deprive the world of every errant thought that passes through his head. Someone asked why he’d be scared to have Nanny stab him with a broken bottle, since he’d just heal. Isn’t it obvious? He doesn’t want her to ruin his outfit.


Every issue makes me laugh at least once, and I am easily won over by funny people. The line about Greycrow being evil, but someone forgot to tell his hair…  ;D  [size=78%]He does have Pantene-commercial level hair. I can see why Kwannon is into it. [/size]


Would love to see Wells take on Gambit, but I thought he was in the Gambit-hate camp (not that it should matter). If he can make freaking Nanny the Queen of the Gala, he’s practically spinning straw into gold at this point. Give the man another book. The people who like Hellions also seem to like X-Factor, so I might go back and try that too. Polaris and Akihiro are enough of a draw. With that book ending, there’s a bunch of now homeless characters, and it seems like Tini is trying to do something with Rachel. So just let her have at it and give us a team shake-up. Put Gambit on a team with Akihiro, I want that in the worst way.


Hopeful this next arc with these magician people is the last, that Betsy “proves” she’s a worthy Cap Britain and puts this to bed. If she can make Rictor king of the Druids in two pages, surely she can wrap up her failing flailing Queen Betsy storyline in three issues.

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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #263 on: June 19, 2021, 10:50:08 PM »
Hopeful this next arc with these magician people is the last, that Betsy “proves” she’s a worthy Cap Britain and puts this to bed. If she can make Rictor king of the Druids in two pages, surely she can wrap up her failing flailing Queen Betsy storyline in three issues.


I've got no clue of what you're talking about.  ;D
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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
« Reply #264 on: Yesterday at 09:24:00 AM »

I've got no clue of what you're talking about.  ;D


Only Tini knows. At least here’s hoping.

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Re: Gambit Watch 2021
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