Gambit first had interactions with Emnry
when he was alive. He had been robbing banks and the police asked for Remy's
assistance since Emery was a mutant. While Remy was talking to Embry, attempting
to stop his criminal career by offering him a home at the Xavier Institute,
Noreen Tanaka, took aim and killed Emery.
Antoinelle, Emery's Aunt, collected the
body from the morgue. Angry about the wrongful death of her Nephew she
used her voodoo magic to bring Emery back to life, along with the majority
of the cemetery. They were mindless zombies that did her bidding. She ordered
them to go after Gambit, Brother Voodoo, and the city of New Orleans. Soon
the old woman was talk to her senses and she let Emery rest.