4 Works in Mercy LeBeau
01 May 2019
When Gambit left Rogue on the shores of Blood Moon Bayou, he slipped a playing card into her hand. More than a conciliatory gesture, it signaled the start of something that carried the understanding: Never bet more than you are willing to lose.
Remy is tasked by the Thieves Guild to retrieve a necklace of importance. Mercy warns her not to play around on the trip.
Guess what happens?
- Part 2 of The Ruse Gambit
Professor Xavier and Magneto have long gone their separate ways in their belief of human/mutant relations and now each vies to build a group of special individuals who would do either great good, or great harm, to the world once the truth about mutants gets out. But what about those who fall in between?
Remy LeBeau, sometimes called Le Diable Blanc, often referred to as Gambit, is a card hustling, smooth talking New Orleans native with a tortured past that would make Shakespeare proud. The woman known only as Rogue has possibly the most powerful mutant gift of all, the ability to absorb other mutant's powers and memories, but the demons in her closet are much more real than imagined.
Thrown together by fate, their attempt to solve a mystery will take them across the world, deeper into their pasts, and closer to each other… if it doesn't kill them first. In the end, they must follow the first rule of thieving: Only take what you can steal.
After the events of Uncanny #379, High Evolutionary has been successful in its campaign to suppress the mutant gene in an action known as Operation: Zero Tolerance. The X-Men disperse, their powers gone and their skills unneeded in a world with no mutants.
Seven years pass and strange things are afoot -- could this genetic suppression be causing the deaths of newborns worldwide? Can the team convince world leaders to undo the years of stealth damage, powerless and without major funds?
More importantly for Remy LeBeau, how does this affect his three children? Could something...sinister be behind his beloved wife's disappearance? It's a question he can't answer without the help of the X-Men.
This story starts after Uncanny X-Men #379 -- an old arc where all mutants were rendered powerless by High Evolutionary. I am loosely using that story line where it works for my own idea and ignoring the parts that don't.