While each of these heroes came from a troubled background, they both overcame every obstacle in their path, finding love and establishing themselves as the ultimate X-Men power couple. The full details of the pair's first encounter were revealed in 2018's Rogue & Gambit miniseries, by Kelly Thompson and Père Perez.
For Gambit, this moment was love at first sight, while Rogue preferred to believe their introductions on the beach the following morning, where he offered her his trench coat, was their actual first meeting since they were free of external influences. One major problem was the mere fact that physical touch was impossible due to Rogue's powers, something that bothered her more than the risk-prone Remy.
In Rogue & Gambit, Kitty Pride would task the pair with an undercover mission at a suspicious resort that specialized in couple therapy, making them the perfect candidates given their extensive history. After Rogue absorbed all the pain and powers of their past, it was a kiss from Gambit that allowed her to return to normal and set the stage for their wedding.
During their honeymoon, Rogue and Gambit were tasked with retrieving a crystal egg which they soon learned contained a young girl by the name of Sandra, the genetic offspring of Professor X and Majestic Linda. Although they tried to live a somewhat normal life after their return from space, the two X-Men were then captured and transported to Converse and cast as the star crossed lovers in dozens of genre pieces.
Again, with Rogue's powers at their deadliest, this experience proved to be extremely traumatic with Remy being killed during these false lives on multiple occasions. Besides installing new leaders, freeing other dimensions, and settling into a new apartment, Rogue also helped Gambit to maintain his rule as King of the Thieves Guild.
Currently, this X-Men power couple serve together as members of Excalibur, while still taking the time to enjoy married life in mutant paradise. Rogue and Gambit are one of the biggest couples in comics, and no one seems to agree on why.
The primary issue is that one of Gambit's powers is his hypnotic charm, which he has used on others to make them do things he wants them to do. Another issue is that Rogue can be and has been other people, a consequence of her mutant power.
Rogue and Gambit arrive at an understanding because they have similar backgrounds. Both are from the South, but more importantly, both come from difficult family backgrounds, to say the least.
Gambit's parents gave him up as a baby because of his red eyes, and he was raised by the Guild of Thieves. He was actually Death, and though Rogue got through to him and brought him back from the brink, most would consider that a red flag (if you're a fan of immense understatements).
Rogue is reliably one of the noblest and committed X-Men, fighting for the cause of mutant rights wherever and whenever she needs to. Rogue was introduced as a villain in Avengers Annual #10, battling the team (including Captain America) before absorbing Carol Danger's powers and memories wholesale.
Rogue has a lot of skeletons in her closet, which sometimes makes her doubt herself, but that does give them something to bond over on a level that few others can. Along with the occasionally overboard flirting, there has generally been a lack of boundaries between the two over the course of their relationship.
He also knows how to cut right through it, something most people simply cannot do with Rogue (well, maybe Magneto). Some couples have a natural chaotic energy that is a little volatile, but these two routinely sock each other.
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When people talk about romances in the world of the X-Men, the fixation is often on the love triangle between Jean Grey, Scott Summers, and Wolverine. Once Jean Grey's absence from comic books became much more long term, Scott and Emma Frost found themselves in a relationship.
While Scott's love life is constantly at the forefront of the X-Men, the relationship between Rogue and Gambit is far more interesting. Rogue and Gambit have been involved in an on again, off again relationship for several years, long enough that you have to wonder if it could even possibly work out.
Rouge is a woman burdened by a mutant power that absorbs the memories, life force and even superpowers of anyone she touches. Gambit is rakish, suave former thief trying to live life on the right side of the law.
As mutants and members of the X-Men, Rogue and Gambit are well acquainted with the struggles built into their lives. If they were in long term relationships with non-mutants or even mutants who weren't involved in the superhero lifestyle, that would be a difficult set of hurdles to get over.
A lot of superheroes have seen relationships with civilians fall apart due to their lives in spandex. But Charles Xavier is usually one to offer seconds chances so Gambit's criminal past wasn't really an issue.
One of the worst was in regard to his involvement with Mister Sinister and the Marauders massacring the Warlocks. They can be called off at a moment's notice to defend the planet from an incoming threat.
It can be hard, wondering if the person you love is coming back this time and even harder to share your lives together. For Rogue and Gambit, being teammates means understanding the realities of the lifestyle, and hopefully being able to accept them a bit easier.
Conversations over the dinner table would be incredibly boring as they had the exact same experiences that day. She was originally a villain, working alongside Mystique in the nefarious Brotherhood of Mutants.
Simply put, if they touch, Gambit loses his memories and powers, hopefully temporarily. The bigger issue is Rogue carrying the burden of accidentally hurting someone she cares about so much.
He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Saskatchewan and completed the Writing Program at Vancouver Film School. More importantly, Ian is also a wrestling fan, comic book reader, video game player and photographer.
Ian's also an unrepentant, unapologetic Cougar Town fan, a show he will defend until the day he dies. They’ve been through more breakups than the average soap opera couple and are constantly at each other’s throats because of the tiniest things.
Her ability to absorb the powers and psyches of everyone she touches made her a pariah at a young age. As a teen, she accidentally put her boyfriend into a comma after kissing him which led her to think she would never be able to have normal relationships.
Rogue and Gambit met during the UNCANNY X-MEN “Muir Island Saga.” Soon after, they both joined the Blue Team in X-MEN #1 and began to admit a mutual attraction. X-MEN (1991) #8 / Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment Few comic couples have served up as much pure wit as Rogue and Gambit.
It usually starts with Gambit saying some gross innuendo and Rogue firing back a sarcastic remark that leads to feisty bantering and, eventually, making up. Few characters could put up with Gambit’s incessant flirting and wittiness, yet Rogue matches everything he says perfectly.
For a lot of people, having a partner like that would be difficult, but since Rogue and Gambit both flirt this way, it works. ROGUE & GAMBIT #2 / Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment Their relationship also works well because of their similar backgrounds.
Although he did eventually become a force for good when he joined the X-Men, Gambit has always been viewed as an outsider who can’t be trusted. Mystique and her partner Destiny raised Rogue from a fairly young age.
Like Gambit, Rogue was raised thinking family and love were tied to power and immorality. UNCANNY X-MEN #297 / Courtesy of Marvel EntertainmentWhen the past does come back to haunt them, they have someone there who understands what they’re going through.
Nonetheless, there are a few that get past the normal twelve issue mark and stay together for the long run. They aren’t always romantically together, but even when they’re not an official couple, they’re usually still together in some capacity, whether as friends or teammates.
Some of those events, such as when Rogue accidentally put Gambit in a comma after kissing him, aren’t exactly positive. Just like how their similar childhoods help them connect, their shared experiences as X-Men prove that their relationship is deeper than a fling.
With the way the series is looking, I definitely think a romantic Rogue and Gambit reunion is in the future. With rough pasts and even rougher accents, Rogue and Gambit were made for each other.
Nevertheless, I’m confident that ROGUE & GAMBIT’s Kelly Thompson will do the famous couple justice and bring them back to their former glory.