What is that thing on Gambit's head?

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I remember reading about someone mentioning and now I have to know,

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What is that thing? It seems to be part of his armor, but I mean is there a name for what it is? I don't even care that it's useless or whatever, I just want to know just what the heck it is?

Although if it did have a purpose that'd be nice.

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#2  Edited By God_Spawn  Moderator

Hair.

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#3  Edited By God_Spawn  Moderator

It's part of his inner armor. Similar to the kind Warren Worthington's human form had

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#4  Edited By BiteMe-Fanboy

Lol the thread title made me laugh... Touche.

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#5  Edited By Gambit1024

...Now I have to know too.

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#6  Edited By ReVamp

Dafuq? His Costume.

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#7  Edited By The Poet  Moderator

puting that thing on must be a pain...

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#8  Edited By xerox_kitty

We were talking about the strange 90's fashion in head-framing gear just the other day in Which X-Men characters need a costume update?. It's something that quite a few other -Men characters wore (like Havok). I guess Gambit didn't get the memo to say 'It's not 1991 anyone; Welcome to 2012'.

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#9  Edited By CATPANEXE

It's a head condom. It's so Rogue can kiss his head and he won't get hurt. I don't actually know if it's actually called " head condom ", but as far I'm concerned it is now.

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#10  Edited By jhazzroucher

@CATPANEXE said:

It's a head condom. It's so Rogue can kiss his head and he won't get hurt. I don't actually know if it's actually called " head condom ", but as far I'm concerned it is now.

rofl. : )

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#11  Edited By ivolution2k1

its a fancy headband

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#12  Edited By MrMiracle77

It's an artistic convenience.  Not every one has been able to figure out how that particular hairstyle somehow connects to his head.

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- It's a cajun symbol of his status as " Master Pimp of New Orleans"

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Gambit's not the only one who wears that. It shows up all over in the 90's, but i think it first got started in the 50's with Flash Gordon, and you can see it in stuff way more recent.

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From Left to right: Flash Gordon 07. Retro Flash Gordon. Random concept art. Exoforce (90s cartoon). and Jor-el from a superman comic (i think)

I'm super curious to what you call this thing, it must have a name.

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Gambit wasn't the first character to have the faceless mask thing, but he has become the most famous for it. Angel, Rusty Collins, Havok, Beast, Cyclops, Jean, and many other X-Men have worn something like that as well.

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