No I remember around that time Black Knight had some kind of Lightsaber.
And glowing red "Gambit" eyes (for no reason) ... and long hair. And stubble. Basially, he was the Avengers "Gambit", and was pushed down our throats accordingly (although I loved it). Infact, it's Black Knight and his laser sword that take down Exodus at the end of Bloodties (with an assist from Xavier with the psychic bolt to distract him). But at this point, Exodus was holding his own against both teams. So even as a kid, I remember calling "Bullcrap" when Dane took down Exodus. I still love Dane though thanks to his 90's Avengers run and his following Ultraforce run.