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Aside from the traditional skills of the X-Men – fighting, controlling, manipulating and stabbing people with adamantium claws, they’re a diverse group. While often-times they use their skill and abilities as a force for good – fighting the good fight and showing the world that mutants are here to stay – there are plenty of other tasks they excel at too.
The question being broached here today is – which of the X-Men would be the best at making money? We’re ignoring people like Warren Worthington III (his money is inherited), and while Beast could probably be a mutant Tony Stark if he wanted, evidently he’s more interested in using his scientific knowledge to ensure the survival of the mutant race. As such, we’ve come up with a selection of three mutants who we think could come up with the goods.
These are the three choices in play:
Gambit is a former thief, whose side adventures often return to those roots. So, whether taking on a big score or stealing a powerful doo-dad to keep it out of the hands of bad-guys, the dude knows a thing or two about obtaining material possessions. The Ragin’ Cajun’ (that will never work) is your go-to guy when it comes to getting something that doesn’t belong to you. If you needed a charming face for a complex heist, or an agile thief to dodge the laser detectors – he’s your man. He might be a good guy deep down, but he was born to steal.
Domino is an ally (and lover) of the time travelling alternate reality son of Cyclops – Cable. She’s sometimes a member of the X-Men and often-times a member of the more aggressive X-Force. Her mutant ability is what makes her valuable here, in that she has a slightly nebulous power that allows her to make the odds fall in her favour. While that’s all very useful in terms of making sure she doesn’t get hit by bullets, think how useful it would be on a trip to the casino. If you were feeling lazy, you wouldn’t even need to go that far, just set her away on some online casino games and watch as she rakes in the cash. Because her powers aren’t that well documented and it’s suggested she needs to be in a stressful situation for them to kick-in, we think she’d be particularly great at poker.
The third choice is Kid Omega, or Quentin Quire, the pink haired telepathic genius and former student at Wolverine’s mutant school formed after Schism (X-Men continuity can get rather confusing). Wolverine’s plan to take Quentin to a space casino and have him count cards while telepathically relaying the results may end up going badly, it may even result in Wolverine’s skeleton being momentarily transmuted into Jelly, but Quentin does his part and wins the cash. The kid even gets to break out a psychic shotgun when things go awry, laying waste to the security guards who have a few nasty punishments in mind.
Who would you choose?