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Published January 16, 2020

Top 12 Rogue and Gambit Moments

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Since meeting on the pages of X-MEN (1991), the on/off mutant love match of Rogue and Gambit has ranged from hot and heavy, to cool and disastrous. But after almost 30 years of “should they/shouldn’t they” romance, they’re finally official!

Check out these major milestones from the courtship of our favorite husband-wife X-duo, and read Marvel Unlimited favorite MR. AND MRS. X (2018) #1-12 today! In honor of the 12 issues of this top-read run, we’re offering 12 defining moments in a relationship recap, from first kisses, to first (and second… and third) breakups. Looking for the full Reading List? Check it out here.

And if you’re wondering what these two are up to in current X-Men canon, check out ongoing series EXCALIBUR (2019), starring teammates Captain Britain, AKA the former Psylocke, Rictor, Jubilee... and Apocalypse?!

Trust us, when it comes to this “Sugah” n’ Spice twosome, things will get steamier than a pot of jambalaya! So pucker up, people! We’ll start at the very beginning…

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ROGUE & GAMBIT (2018) #3

FIRST FLIRTATION

First Flirt

Ah, those early days of love—the heartache, the jitters, the very real possibility of rejection. A first flirtation on the basketball court makes our hearts all aflutter… until Rogue tells Remy LeBeau it’s “paws off”! Still, she agrees to a first date, getting all dolled up to have their night crashed by Soviet mutant soldier Omega Red.

Want to see Rogue and Gambit’s actual first meeting? While canonically it happened off-panel, ROGUE & GAMBIT (2018) #2 re-creates it… and shocker—they both have totally different accounts.

X-Men (1991) #4

X-Men (1991) #4

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ACTUAL FIRST DATE

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Gambit delivers on that “magic time”, whisking Rogue away for their first, off-campus date. Over gumbo and conversation, we find out these two can go deep. All very promising, but with their mutual abandonment issues, Rogue’s inability to touch, and Remy’s criminal past as a charmer/thief, it’s more complicated than kismet. Still, Rogue does offer to tell Remy her first name…

Real Name

Follow this one up with GAMBIT (1993). Here, we find out about Gambit’s first wife and his roots to the Thieves Guild in swampy, backwoods Louisiana.

X-Men (1991) #24

X-Men (1991) #24

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FIRST “I LOVE YOU”

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While Sabretooth “convalesces” at the X-Mansion, he tells Rogue about his first rendezvous with a then-teenage Gambit in Paris. Rogue gets a different perspective on “the Cajun”, getting an earful of Remy’s past as a seducer/scammer. It’s not pretty, particularly when it’s implied that his “boudoir behavior” indirectly caused a woman’s death. While she does declare her love for him by issue’s end, Rogue’s left doubting Remy’s sincerity… and moral character.

X-Men (1991) #33

X-Men (1991) #33

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FIRST KISS

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Facing universal collapse, (prelude to: The Age of Apocalypse), the couple seize their last moment on Earth with a first and final kiss. They do get more time, and it won’t be their final, but the aftermath to this smooch left Remy comatose, and Rogue saddled with memories of his shady, shady deeds.

Continue reading through issue #45, and try X-MEN: PRIME (1995) #1 and UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #322-326 to fill in more of the gaps.

X-Men (1991) #41

X-Men (1991) #41

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FIRST… “BREAK”

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Aritst Andy Kubert says it all.

If not a full break-up, then this issue hits the brakes. Rogue follows a trail of Remy’s guilt straight to Seattle, a location that’s tied to his dark days of thievin’ and schemin’ with just about anyone (see: Mister Sinister). Gambit follows too, and after an ugly confrontation that levels a theater, Rogue flies off, unable to trust any promise of commitment.

Commitment

Also, Iceman as a diffusing third wheel deserves a callout as the real MVP...

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Putting on the CHILL.
X-Men (1991) #45

X-Men (1991) #45

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SECOND… “BREAK”

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UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #348

Read through UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #350. The Break-Up Arc. After finally getting to express his physical love for Rogue, Gambit faces “trial” from Shi’ar enforcer Erik the Red, complete with a jury of X-Men peers. His involvement with Mister Sinister and the Morlock Massacre is laid bare, a devastating blow for Rogue who promptly dumps Gambit in Antarctica, all but leaving him for dead.

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UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #350
Uncanny X-Men (1963) #348

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #348

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THE TIME THEY REALIZED THEY COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT EACH OTHER

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After Rogue’s kidnapped by the X-Cutioner as bait, Gambit swoops in to save his gal. Page 23. ‘Nuff said.

Gambit (1999) #5

Gambit (1999) #5

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THAT BLISSFUL TIME IN VALLE SOLEADO

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We love this issue—it’s a rare, functional moment. After losing their powers in an ordeal with Vargas, (X-TREME X-MEN #15-19), Rogue and Gambit are without powers, and have decided to lay low in mutant beach town Valle Soleado. We see what makes these two work here; Remy’s quiet, supportive strength, paired with Rogue’s candor and courage.

Pick up with X-TREME X-MEN (2001) #31-onward for the full Valle Soleado arc. Plus, there’s an indiscrete little kiss in issue #32 that’s later referenced in the ‘Rogue & Gambit’ limited series.

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OOOOOOOO.
X-Treme X-Men: X-Pose (2003) #2

X-Treme X-Men: X-Pose (2003) #2

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WHEN ROGUE GAINED CONTROL OF HER POWERS

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X-MEN LEGACY (2008) #224

Start here, and continue reading through the rest of this Rogue-centric series. It features more “Romy” goodness than we can cite, (and even some Rogue/Magneto if that’s your thing). Following a psychic recovery, Professor Xavier journeys to the Australian outback with Gambit in tow to pay an outstanding debt—help Rogue control her powers. Issue #224 is a can’t-miss, as are the Shi'ar space pirates in the “Salvage” arc.

X-Men Legacy (2008) #220

X-Men Legacy (2008) #220

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COUPLES THERAPY IN “PARADISE”

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Rogue’s less than stoked when Kitty Pryde sends her and “ex” Gambit on an undercover mission to a place called Paraíso to track some missing mutants. Looking for the bullet points to Rogue and Gambit’s entire history? Writer Kelly Thompson and artist Pere Perez cover it all in sexy little snippets, whether through couples therapy or kickass, team-up battle.

Start here if you’re new to the Rogue/Gambit fandom—it lays some excellent groundwork, and it’s the series where these two fall head over heels in love… (again).

Rogue & Gambit (2018) #1

Rogue & Gambit (2018) #1

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THE WEDDING!

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After years (or a near 3 decades) of push and pull romance, the lovebirds take the plunge of holy matrimony! And… surprise! They hijack the failed wedding ceremony of Kitty Pryde and Colossus!

Check out the full reception in the pages of MR. AND MRS. X (2018) #1.

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X-Men: Gold (2017) #30

X-Men: Gold (2017) #30

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THE HONEYMOON!

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See what happens after the wedding in this top-read series! From a Deadpool-crashed honeymoon in space, to an abduction into the Mojoverse, Rogue and Gambit, newlyweds, learn allll about each other once the work of marriage begins. From ex-wives to in-laws, this is Super Hero romantics at its best.

Mr. and Mrs. X (2018) #1

Mr. and Mrs. X (2018) #1

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THAT BOYSENBERRY PIE INCIDENT

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OK, this one’s too thematically perfect to not be our baker’s dozen pick.

X-Men (1991) #8

X-Men (1991) #8

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