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News movies & tv series 15 May 2024, 02:59

What Does The Mid-Credits Scene from X-Men '97 Finale Mean for Gambit?

X-Men '97 episode 10 featured the mid-credits scene that is highly relevant to the events that will likely play out in season 2.

Source: X-Men '97, Beau DeMayo, Marvel Studios, 2024

X-Men '97 season 1 has come to an end. On May 15, the premiere of the 10th and final episode took place, in which a lot happened and the situation of the X-Men became very complicated. Some of the plots were closed, but also the foundation was laid for the events that will take place in the season 2 of the animated series, which is currently being worked on. It promises to be a really interesting adventure, as the creators managed to end on a cliffhanger that raises a lot of questions, and fans will surely want answers to them.

One of the most interesting and intriguing puzzles is the mid-credits scene, which was placed in X-Men '97 episode 10. It is located just after the animated sequence with credits and before the final, classic credits. And what does it show? It takes us to the ruins of Genosha in the present. Apocalypse is found there, picking up one of Gambit's cards from the ground and saying: “So much pain, my children. So much death.” The key thing seems to be that he says the second sentence as the card appears on the screen. And why? The answer will be found in the comics.

X-Men '97, Beau DeMayo, Marvel Studios, 2024
X-Men '97, Beau DeMayo, Marvel Studios, 2024

There Gambit became Apocalypse's Horseman, or more precisely, Death. In the comics, he volunteered for the role, believing that in this way he would help the mutants, but he didn’t foresee the side effects of the transformation. A scene from the finale of X-Men '97 hints that Gambit will come back to life, and a similar plot will play out in the animated series, although the difference is that the fan favorite won’t volunteer, but Apocalypse will make the decision for him himself, bringing him back to life and making him one of his Horsemen.

This also means that Apocalypse will play a key role in the season 2 after we last saw him in X-Men: The Animated Series, where he struggled to regain his physical form. Looking at what he looks like in a scene from the finale of X-Men '97, it's safe to assume that he finally achieved his goal, and how that happened we'll probably find out in the season 2.

Edyta Jastrzebska

Edyta Jastrzebska

A graduate of journalism and social communication as well as cultural studies. She started at as one of the newspeople in the films department. Currently she oversees the Gamepressure movie&TV newsroom. She excels in the field of film and television, both in reality-based and fantasy themes. Keeps up with industry trends, but in her free time she prefers to watch less known titles. Has a complicated relationship with popular ones, which is why she only gets convinced about many of them when the hype around them subsides. Loves to spend her evenings not only watching movies, series, reading books and playing video games, but also playing text RPGs, which she has been into for several years.