No Other Known Alias
First Official Appearance
Ghost Rider Vol 3 #26
(Some say X-Men #8, but it was a small image in a dream sequence. Official
(according to Marvel Comics is Ghost Rider #26)
First Appearance Together
Ghost Rider Vol 3 #27
Powers & Genetics
Enhanced strength, speed, and reflexes gained by Elixir of
Earth 616, Gambitverse
Earth 1298, Mutant X
Earth 11052, X-Men Evolution
The following characters are also associated
with Julien Boudreaux:
Julien was the son of Marius Boudreaux,
head of the New Orleans Assassins Guild, and Belladonna's brother. As the
heir of the leadership of the Assassins Guild he gained the powers of enhanced
strength, speed, and reflexes as well as razor edged talons from Candra.
Not wanting peace between the Guilds, and hating the idea of Belladonna
being with Remy, he challenged Remy to a duel on their wedding day. There
have been hints that this hatred came from either incestuous or extremely
overprotective feelings towards his sister.
Julien's hatred for Remy and his relationship
with his sister, Bella Donna, had always been apparent through the young
couple's relationship, but it came to a head when the Guilds married Remy
and Bella Donna to close the rift between the Thieves and Assassins. Julien
attacked Remy at the wedding, claiming that he was not good enough for
his sister, and the Guilds should not work together. The assault turned
into a duel to the death between the two men. During the duel, Remy accidentally
used his powers on Julien, fatally injuring him. Thought dead due to Remy
cheating, the Assassin's Guild demanded his live. Bella Donna convinced
them to exile Remy instead.
Shortly after Gambit joined up with the X-Men, his estranged
wife, Bella Donna shows up, surprising everyone. She explains to Remy that
many of the Thieves Guild's members have been murdered and children are
being taken from both guilds. The upset has started a war between the Guilds,
both blaming the other for the events. Gambit and the X-Men agree to help
solve the problems and head to New Orleans, meeting up with Ghost Rider
there. When there they find the Brood behind the kidnappings of the children.
The believe the murders are also a part of the Brood attacks, but in truth
they are being caused by Julien, who is now a crazed killer in search of
After returning from New Orleans, Remy's
brother, Henri, comes to the X-Men mansion to inform Remy that Julien is
not dead like once believed. He is still alive, due to the elixirs given
by the Guild's benefactress, Candra, and is reeking havoc on the Guild's.
He begs his brother to return to stop the war that was beginning again.
Henri is then struck by an assassin's arrow, killing him. Remy returns
back home to New Orleans to find not only is Julien still alive, so is
his wife, Bella Donna who was thought to have died by the Brood's hands.
On a personal quest to save his wife, he goes head to head with Julien,
and Candra, to claim the elixir of life before it is given to the Thieves
Finally confronting Julien to demand
the Elixir of Life, Remy finds out the true nature of the elixir normally
given to the Thieves Guild. Given to Julien by Candra, the drug has turned
him into a half dead person who is addicted to the elixir itself, stopping
at nothing to get another taste, even if it means killing his beloved sister,
Bella Donna. Deciding it was worth the risk to save his wife, Remy fights
to the death with Julien, again. During the attack the vile of elixir is
broken. Believing he had brought Julien down for the last time, Remy became
distracted, leaving Julien a window to attack again. Just in time Marius
Boudreaux, Julien and Bell Donna's father, shot to kill his own son, saving
Remy so that he could help Bella Donna.
Julien and Gambit crossed pathes in the
Mutant X universe before Gambit joined The Six. Julien was Gambit's right
hand man and his Brother in Law in this universe, until Bastion decided
he wanted Gambit's and Bella Donna's adopted daughter, Raven. He betrayed
Gambit and kidnapped Raven. During the fight for the child Bella Donna
was killed, leaving Gambit no reason to stay in New Orleans. He left with
The Six to track down his daughter.
In the Evolution TV adaptation of the
X-Men, Julien shows in the episode “Cajun Spice”. He is a member of The
Rippers (TV version of The Assasins Guild.). His rivals are those from
The Thieves Guild. He hates Gambit in the Evolution world also, even though
Bella Donna does not exist in this universe.
The following titles will catch you up
on the history of Julien Boudreaux and Gambit.
Ghost Rider (Series 2) #26 - Gambit (Volume
1) #1 - #4 - X-Men Origins: Gambit - Mutant X #16