With the blessing of Colossus and Kitty Pride, Rogue and Gambit take over the wedding, and are married by the end of the issue. To Kitty, the complex on-again-and-off-again love story she has with Colossus makes for a shaky foundation for married life.
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Marvel Comics has promised that the wedding of the century would take in X-Men Gold #30. The “‘Til Death Do Us Part’ arc of X-Men Gold has supposedly been leading up to the marriage of Piotr “Colossus” Rasputin and Kitty Pride, two X-Men who have been romantically linked to each other on and off since the early 1980s.
Not willing to let all the work putting the ceremony together go to waste, Rogue and Gambit finally step up to get married after years of on again, off again courtships. Their romantic adventures will continue in a new series titled Mr. and Mrs. X, which kicks off in July.
The series will be written by Kelly Thompson, who recently wrote the five-issue Rogue and Gambit miniseries, and drawn by Oscar Azalea. “Part of writing other people’s characters in a shared universe are other ideas are going to end up supplanting yours.
Guggenheim did promise that there will be more to unpack in regard to Kitty and Colossus relationship. Mr. and Mrs. X will begin by filling in some blanks from Rogue and Gambit’s wedding that didn’t make it into the pages of X-Men Gold #30.
“Because they are the X-Men, the sexy, fun times only last for two seconds before they have to save the world,” Thompson explains. Since the X-Men took their place as leaders of the new nation Krakow, love has been in the air for Marvel's mutants, especially with the strongly implied polyamorous relationship between Wolverine, Cyclops, and Jean Grey, creating speculation for other possible molecules.
However, two of Marvel's most famous mutants, Rogue and Gambit, beat their fellow X-Men to the punch by getting married in X-Men: Gold #30, by Marc Guggenheim and David Marquez. 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.
During the story, the kids are kidnapped by Mister Sinister as part of a larger plan orchestrated by the Extreme X-Men villain Khan. Rogue rescued their kids (along with Cyclops and Emma’s) but was ultimately murdered by Mister Sinister.
In Captain Marvel: The End one-shot, author Kelly Thompson was able to revisit her two favorite X-Men twenty-some-odd years in the future. Upon arriving she’s greeted by a cadre of superhero descendants including the daughter of Gambit and Rogue.
Thompson clearly wanted to tell this story and her love for the characters and their relationship is apparent on every panel. You can tell that she wants them to work out their problems and get back together as much as longtime readers do and that is why it is such a special comic.
Kitty Pride sends Rogue and Gambit to go investigate, and they are forced to not only deal with the missing mutant couples but their relationship. They reluctantly decide to take full advantage of the retreat, sharing a room and even attending couples counseling.
To my surprise they actually take the counseling sessions seriously, honestly discussing their trauma and how it created serious trust issues between them. She admits, Gambit was her first real love, and she was terrified that if she put everything into him, and they ended up not working out, and she would never recover.
She had to learn if she could survive without him, so they broke up, and she tried relationships with other people, but now she thinks that they may be ready to come together again and Gambit agrees. After some adorable banter, they discover a room full of copies of themselves wearing various outfits from throughout their history.
It turns out a villain named Lavish has been luring mutants to the island and taking their memories and part of their powers to create copies of them. While this premise is a bit ridiculous, I think it is the perfect conflict for this story, because it forces them to literally fight with past versions of themselves and face their traumatic memories head-on.
When I first heard about this mini-series I was concerned, I thought the only way they would put these two back together would be to ignore their complicated history altogether. This is not just a fantastic story, it is a true love letter to Rogue and Gambit that should be the template for how to bring all comic book couples back together.
I am so happy that after almost 30 years of history this couple finally seems to be in a good place and I can’t wait to read more of their stories in the future! Real Name: Anna MarieAliases/Nicks: Dr. Kellogg; (when her “Dancers” personality was dominant) Carol Dancers, Ace, Anna Raven, Mutate #9602, Scarlett O'Harass: HeroIdentity: Secretary: Adulterer: FemaleHeight: 5 ft. 8 in. Weight: 120 lbs. Hair/Fur: Auburn (With a white streak in the hair)Eyes: Brown ()Physical Form: Mutant Reinforce: Caucasian (Human-Mutant)Marital Status: Single ()Citizenship: Citizen of the United States, with a criminal record.
Expunged. Place of Birth: Alcott County, Mississippi. Base of Operations: Avengers Mansion, New York City, New York, Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; formerly Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California; Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; Beach House, Value Soled, California; Muir Island; Counterman's Creek, Australian Outback, Australia; Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California. Education: High school dropout, later extensively self-educated. Occupation: Adventurer, formerly terrorist. Origin of Powers: Mutant, later been enhanced further after absorbing the ionic powers of Wonder Man due to his super-charged cells. Group Affiliation: formerly X-Men (Jean Grey School member), Avengers Unity Division, Salvages, Lights (liaison), Advocates Squad, Extreme X-Men, X.S.E., Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. If any absorbed abilities are Monstrous or higher, she must make a Psyche FEAT.
Martial Arts D and E: May stun or slam someone who has body armor after watching them for two rounds and +1 to all Initiative rolls. Languages: Rogue can read, write and speak English, French, Japanese, Russian, Common Shi'AR and Royal Shi'AR fluently.
She still avoids using her Absorption power, but her combat style has evolved to include a fair dose of strategy. StrengthsWeaknessesEquipment The Uniforms are constructed out of unstable molecule fabric of Remarkable Material.
The suits come with a standard com link that has a 250-mile range and a GPS tracking device built into it. The suits are insulated providing Good Protection vs. Heat and Cold as well as being designed to hide the wearer from mutant scanning equipment, except the Cerebra.
The Suits are also lined with a material designed by both Forge and Hank McCoy that provides body armor, Excellent vs. Special Interpersonal History Rogue's parents, Owen and Priscilla, married early in their relationship and lived in a back-to-nature hippie commune in Alcott County, Mississippi.
Born as Anna Marie, she also enjoyed the attentions of her Aunt Carrie on her mother's side. The commune's failed attempt to use Native American mysticism to reach the Far Banks resulted in Priscilla's disappearance.
Carrie took over Anna's care and, in her grief at the loss of her sister, was a strict and authoritarian guardian. At some point, Rogue grew close to a boy named Cody Robbins.
During their flirtation, Rogue impulsively kissed Cody, at which point her latent mutant power to absorb the life energy and psyche of others with skin-to-skin contact emerged. Rogue was traumatized by the experience, and she wore body-concealing clothing that eliminated the possibility of accidental skin contact.
Rogue was not able to control her absorption power at first; any skin-to-skin contact activated it, and she sometimes retained residual memories of the people she touched. When the others members of the Brotherhood were incarcerated, Rogue ambushed the original Ms. Marvel to steal her powers, so she could free her teammates from prison.
Xavier determined that the only way to help Rogue was to make her a member of the X-Men, but the rest of the team refused to accept her. Rogue served with the X-Men through some of their darkest times, such as the Mutant Massacre, Fall of the Mutants, and the Inferno.
Rogue was inadvertently swept into the mystic portal known as the Siege Perilous while saving Senator Robert Kelley, a major anti-mutant proponent. Dancers, prodded on by the Shadow King, discovered that there was only enough life force for one of the bodies to continue to exist, so she found Rogue in the Savage Land and tried to kill her to reserve the shared lifeforms for herself.
Rogue was saved when Magneto, working again from his Antarctic base, killed Dancers. For a time, Rogue stayed with the Master of Magnetism at his fortress in the Savage Land, a prehistoric tropical jungle existing on the Antarctic continent.
However, she saw through Magneto’s noble facade when he killed the high priestess Haldane, who had amassed an army of Savage Land natives. After rejoining the team, Rogue fell for the mutant thief called Gambit ; and the feeling was mutual.
But after sharing a forbidden kiss, Rogue learned Remy Le Beau’s dark secret: He had aided and abetted the massacre of the Warlocks, an underground community of mutant outcasts. At Rogue’s request, the X-Men left Gambit to fend for himself in the frozen wasteland of Antarctica.
But Z‘Can used her telepathy to amplify Rogue’s capacity to assimilate memories, causing her powers to mutate. While still coping with her evolved abilities, Rogue and several of her teammates left the safety of the X-Mansion to search for Destiny’s missing diaries, which map out human history.
Z'Can used her telepathy to amplify Rogue's capacity to assimilate memories, causing her powers to mutate. Rogue fought Vargas off and sped to rescue Gambit from the machine that was using him to power a trans-dimensional gate.
Wounded but still alive, Rogue pursued Vargas, ambushing him by replacing his statue of Locke and eventually using all her abilities to defeat him (and perhaps kill him, though the exact outcome of their fight is still uncertain). Rogue soon left the team with Gambit, since they both emerged powerless from their ordeals and wanted to further explore their relationship.
While on the road, Rogue and Gambit met some mutants who hated normal humans. Rogue ended up staying at a beach house in Value Soled, a town wherein mutants and humans coexisted peacefully.
Rogue then traveled down south to save a young mutant girl from her powers. Rogue then returned to the X-Men and had to fight against the monstrous Golgotha, large creatures with limited telepathic abilities.
Rogue absorbed both Havoc and Polaris' powers when the X-Men fought a herd of Golgotha in space. She later gained Gunfire's powers after absorbing them when he was dying, after his battle with Lady Death strike, who amputated both his legs.
Rogue returned to the Mansion and found that Gambit was being seduced by the latest X-Kid Fox. The X-Men voted and Mystique was allowed to be a probationary member of the X-Men, a decision neither Rogue nor Gambit liked.
To face the Children of the Vault she chose Iceman, Cannonball, Karima Shankar, Mystique, Cable, Lady Mastermind, and an unwilling Sabre tooth as her squad. Pandemic infected Rogue with a virus, Strain 88, altering her powers by amplifying them into an instantaneous death-touch.
In defeating Hematoma, Rogue absorbed psyches of eight billion entities that had been stored inside it. Gambit, who had joined the Marauders and Mr. Sinister again, was protective of Rogue and accused Mystique of being too careless in how she captured her.
Gambit tried to get her to wake up after she had fallen into a trance overcome by the minds she absorbed and expresses his apologies for what he had done before rejoining Sinister. The X-Men attacked the Marauders' Antarctic base in order to rescue Rogue and the mysterious first mutant baby born since M-Day.
She spoke to Mystique (a part of Rogue's psyche) telling her that no one else could help her with her powers and that it was down to her to figure out how to control them. One day, a woman appeared in town claiming to be an anthropologist from Melbourne University.
The anthropologist was then targeted by a low flying Shi'AR spaceship and revealed that she was really Danger and informed Rogue she was going to get her revenge on Professor Xavier for using her as a conduit. Danger created an amalgamation of several past events in the X-Men's history prominently involving Rogue in the town using her hard light capabilities.
As Professor Xavier and Gambit searched for her, Rogue evaded old versions of the X-Men and the Marauders that were part of Danger's creation. She was finally cornered by the Marauders, and refused to let Mystique take control and save her as the fake Scalp hunter shot at her.
Rogue then wandered to the fake Tokyo Tower and tried to find the Institute, deducing that the surrounding projections were changing at ten-minute intervals, altering the surrounding environment. It's at that point that Cody appeared before Rogue, repeating his greeting from the night her powers manifested.
The Professor, now aware of this fact, used his telepathy to tear down the mental walls that kept Rogue's powers from developing (the walls were created as a side effect every time she absorbed other people starting with Cody, and even more so with Ms. Marvel), as well as removing the mental echo of Mystique. Finally, Rogue kissed Gambit, with no ill side effect, revealing that she was in control of her absorption power.
Rogue, Gambit and Danger decided to go to San Francisco in order to regroup with the other X-Men. Ares was dismissive of her attempt and claimed that she couldn't absorb him, a boast that proved wrong as she weakened him enough for Gambit to blast him bloody and stunned.
Agents with superhuman strength and proceeded to steal their tank, along with Gambit and Danger, in order to find the rest of the students. After Gambit stunned Ms. Marvel, they teleported back to base where Trance received medical attention.
When Emulate returned to find mutants to feed on, Rogue volunteered to enter his base and try to stop him, despite Gambits protests. Rogue is reluctant to join the fight against the Avengers, despite being urged to do so by both her students and fellow X-Men.
She refuses to do so due to it reminding her of the bad person she used to be, even after She-Hulk, Falcon and Moon Knight came to monitor the school on behalf of the Avengers. The Avengers are all defeated and Rogue realizes that she cannot stay on the sidelines of the fight and decides to join the battle, together with several other members of staff.
After the Phoenix chooses Cyclops, Colossus, Magic, Enamor and Emma Frost as its hosts, and they begin fixing the world, Rogue assists them, using her powers to replenish natural resources and aid people. The Queen was enraged and attempted to kill Rogue, as well as exiling the Swarm member that had brought her there.
In the end, Rogue brought peace to both of two races by showing the conspiracy between the King and the Queen. Rogue managed to escape from her captors and encountered Wanda, who was now being mind controlled by the Red Skull, who immediately attacked her.
This was enough to snap Wanda out of her mind control and Rogue vowed that she would kill the Red Skull for desecrating Xavier's corpse and taking his brain. However, she had just absorbed Wolverine's mutant powers (she used his claws to stab Wanda), hinting that she may have survived with his healing factor.