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  1. 1. Gambit, I Am
  2. 2. Vital Stats • Born in Louisiana • Master Thief (rather than Master Chief) • Married young – to Belladonna • Lost soul, mysterious stranger, drifter
  3. 3. How Do We Know? • Characters can be brainstormed and developed through sharing ideas. Did you know that Rogue and Gambit have an on/off relationship? Gambit spends a large part of his life here – but where is it?
  4. 4. Activity • Find this excerpt from X-Men in front of you. Without looking online – try and capture exactly who Gambit is from the image. • Use descriptive words rather than sentences.... Indestructible Happy Dependable Straitlaced Weak Drunk Strong Friendly Sociable Alone
  5. 5. Was This Easy? • Developing characters is one of the hardest things you’ll do as a games designer. –How can you make life easier?
  6. 6. The Acadiens • In what is known as the Great Expulsion (le Grand Dérangement), more than 14,000 Acadians (three quarters of the Acadian population in Nova Scotia) were expelled, their homes burned and their lands confiscated. Families were split up, and the Acadians were dispersed throughout the British lands in North America; some were returned to France. Gradually, some managed to make their way to Louisiana, creating the Cajun population, while others returned to British North America, settling in coastal villages and in northern New Brunswick.
  7. 7. Activity • In groups, spend some time looking at examples of Cajuns or Acadiens in action. Here’s s few examples: • Rene in True Blood • Gambit in X-Men Evolution • Youtube News Reports • Adam Sandler, The Waterboy • The Waterboy’s mum in The Waterboy Let’s have a look at some when you’ve done!
  8. 8. What’s the Main Thing You Notice About Cajuns?
  9. 9. Plenary • We can let characters speak for themselves • Looks count for a lot • The geography of a place is as important as where that person or character comes from...