Real Name: Michael Gambit
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Intelligence officer, former soldier (paratrooper), racing driver
Affiliations: member of the "New Avengers" (John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey)
Enemies: Father Trasker, Perov, Felix Kane, Cybernauts, Professor Turner, Zarcardi, Draker, Kloekoe, Harmer, Mark Crawford, Coldstream, Unicorn, Soo Choy, Scapina, the Fox
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: U.K., but active worldwide
First Appearance: The New Avengers #1 "The Eagle's Nest" (London Weekend Television, 22nd October 1976)
Powers/Abilities: Gambit is highly skilled in both armed and unarmed combat. A trained paratrooper, what he lacks in finesse he tends to make up in brute force.
History: Mike Gambit had been a Major in the Paras, then briefly turned his hand to racing car driving, before settling in to the life of a secret agent. He was partnered with veteran agent John Steed and the beautiful but deadly Purdey, and together the trio of "Avengers" took on some of the most bizarre threats to the U.K. and the world ever faced by any operative, from killer cyborgs to giant rats, from mind controlled birds to villainous doppelgangers.
Comments: Played by Gareth Hunt.
Gambit appeared in all 26 episodes of the New Avengers:
The Eagle's Nest
House of Cards
The Last of the Cybernauts...??
The Midas Touch
Cat Amongst the Pigeons
To Catch a Rat
The Tale of the Big Why
Dirtier By the Dozen
The Three-Handed Game
Dead Men are Dangerous
Angels of Death
The Lion and the Unicorn
K Is For Kill - Part 1: The Tiger Awakes
K Is For Kill - Part 2: Tiger By the Tail
Several of the early episodes were novelised and released in 1976/1977 by Futura Publications:
House of Cards by Peter Cave
The Eagle's Nest by John Carter
To Catch a Rat by Walter Harris
Fighting Men by Justin Cartwright (appears to be a brand new story, rather than a novelisation of an episode)
The Cybernauts by Peter Cave
Hostage by Peter Cave
He also appeared in two New Avengers Annuals, published in 1978 and 1979, enjoying four new comic strip adventures alongside Purdey and Steed.
Fangs for the Memory (1978 Annual)
Hypno-Twist (1978 Annual)
Midas Secret (1979 Annual, apparently based on "The Midas Touch" TV episode)
The Cybernauts (1979 Annual, apparently based on "The Last of the Cybernauts...?" TV episode)
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