In the early days of their relationship, Gambit and Rogue were considered a disadvantage to the X-Men, so the team decided to test them in combat.
Today Rogue Y Gambit are known as one of the X Men The franchise’s preeminent power couples, ranking in addition to Cyclops and Jean Gray and Colossus and Kitty Pryde, but on their way to becoming a couple, the two had their share of problems, particularly early on, and in the first issue of 1993. Gambit miniseries, the love of the two is tested, and finally forged, in combat. Part of a four-issue miniseries, it was written by Howard Mackie with art by Lee Weeks.
Rogue appeared for the first time Avengers Annual #10 and joined the X-Men a few years later. Gambit AKA Remy LeBeau, the soft-talking thief with energy-based powers, made his debut in Uncanny X-Men #266 and was created by Chris Claremont and Mike Collins; Gambit joined the team shortly after. There were instant sparks with Rogue and over time the smooth and rogue mutant was able to break through her defenses. But it was not a bed of roses, as the two collided in personality, and that was on full display at Gambit # 1.
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Gambit and Rogue were so tempestuous and fickle in fact that their fellow X-Men had serious doubts about whether they could function on the team; Storm designed a Danger Room combat simulation to test the two and see if their relationship would compromise them in any way. Sure enough, the two argued throughout the exercise, with the chauvinist Gambit trying to sweet talk to Rogue, to no avail. At the end of the day, it was Rogue’s quick thinking that carried them through the simulation. After he’s finished, a mysterious figure from Gambit’s past breaks into the X-Mansion and tells Gambit about the ongoing troubles with the Thieves Guild, and he must return to New Orleans. Rogue accompanies him, against his better judgment, and during the course of the adventure, the two really begin their relationship and begin on the path that they still travel today.
Both Gambit and Rogue are fan favorite characters and putting them together romantically only increased their popularity with fans. They were already acting like a married couple from the beginning, and it was clear that they were made for each other, and in truth X Men fashion, their relationship was forged in battle.
Relationships that stand the test of time are hard to find, even in the world of comics, and Gambit Y Rogue the courtship of almost 30 years is one of them. Additionally, the growth and progress of their relationship reflects their progress as characters and solidifies their status as fan favorites. Despite their early troubles and fighting first encounters, the pair are among the best couples in the comics.
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