In his spare time, you can find him entertaining kids as Spider-Man or Darth Vader at birthday parties or scaring the heck out of them at haunted houses. E. Coyote orders in his attempts to catch his arch nemesis the Road Runner.
Her vendetta against Carol was never explained before the series was ended, so when Avengers Annual #10 began with Rogue savagely attacking Carol and then disposing of her unconscious body her reasoning seemed shallow and lacking the needed depth. In Marvel Super-Heroes #11, however, the unfinished story of the events that led up to Rogue and Carol's first fight and Mystique’s true motivations were finally revealed.
Mystique’s precognitive lover, Destiny, had prophesied that Ms. Marvel, the superhero alter ego of Carol Dancers, would cause harm to her adopted daughter Rogue. Although Rogue made an attempt to finish Carol off all the way by dropping her off of the Golden Gate Bridge, Spider-Woman arrived to save her.
Charles helped Carol regain her memories, but she had no emotional attachments to them or the person she previously was, something that haunted her for a time. Imagine knowing your life exclusively through photographs but having absolutely no kind of attachment to them, leaving you a stranger to yourself.
She was acting in self-preservation on behalf of someone she cared deeply for, but ultimately she ended up causing the very thing she was trying to prevent. It wasn't until Carol becomes Binary and returned to the X-Mansion in Uncanny X-Men #171 that she was finally able to deliver the battle she’d been wanting to give Rogue since the first incident.
Rogue had approached Charles Xavier for help in dealing with the effects of absorbing Carol Dancers' entire existence, which had gotten out of control and were causing her immense mental distress. Prior to Rogue coming to them for help, she’d had some run in with them due to her affiliation with the Brotherhood and her history with their teammate and friend Carol Dancers.
Things settle down just enough for Carol to learn that Rogue is now one of the newest X-Men due to Charles being Jacky. In this issue of Uncanny X-Men, Rogue emerges from the mystic portal known as the Siege Perilous giving her two minds form, one of them being Ms. Marvel.
Carol, now going as CaptainMarvel, ambushes Rogue in hopes that she’ll see reason and defect from the Phoenix Five. Even Carol can’t believe Rogue would once again attempt to absorb her powers after all the pain and trouble it caused them both the first time.
Her life was literally ripped from her by a scared young woman who then had to deal with the consequences of her actions and the harm it caused both of them. The person who set all of this in motion felt nearly none of the ramifications of her actions which had led to these two crossing paths in this manner.
Arguably, her actions are also understandable since she was trying to protect her adoptive daughter, but her intentions are heavily debatable given that she had no qualms about using Rogue as a child soldier for the Brotherhood of mutants. For all her maternal emotions and urge protecting Rogue, she still put her in harm's way on a daily basis.
More Carol Dancers Ironically, in the Civil War II story arc, Carol's actions heavily echo those of Mystique's as she makes decisions that cause others harm based on the prediction of events that could happen, but that's a totally different article. Rogue is part of a subspecies of humans called mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities.
Rogue has the involuntary ability to absorb and sometimes also remove the memories, physical strength, and superpowers of anyone she touches. Due to her skin producing involuntary high-voltage jolts, for most of her life she limited her physical contact with others, including her on-off love interest and eventual husband, Gambit.
However, after many years, Rogue finally gained full control over her mutant ability. Hailing from the fictional Alcott County, Mississippi, Rogue is the X-Men's self-described Southern belle.
A runaway, she was adopted by Mystique of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and grew up as a villain. After Rogue permanently absorbs Ms. Marvel's psyche and Free powers, she reforms and turns to the X-Men, fearing for her sanity.
Rogue's real name and early history were not revealed until over 20 years after her introduction. Rogue was first slated to appear in Ms. Marvel #25 (1979) (and artwork for the first half of the story was completed), but the book's abrupt cancellation left her original introduction story unpublished for over a decade until it was printed in Marvel Super Heroes #11 in 1992.
Rogue's real name and early history were not revealed until more than 20 years after her introduction. Until the backstory provided by Robert Rod in the ongoing Rogue series, begun in September 2004, her background was only hinted at.
This resulted in Rod's version of Rogue's origins inadvertently conflicting with earlier information. Her 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. Anna Marie was raised speaking colloquial English and French, common to the Mississippi bayou area.
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.
Anna Marie was a rebellious child and, at some point, the exact event or reasons still unclear, she ran away from home as a young teenager. At some point, Rogue grew close to a boy named Cody Robbins.
During their flirtation, Cody impulsively kissed her, at which point her latent mutant power to absorb the life energy and psyche of others with skin-to-skin contact emerged. Hence, Rogue wore body-concealing clothing that eliminated the possibility of accidental skin contact.
Chris Claremont said in June 2016 that, had he not left Marvel in 1991, Mystique would have been Rogue's real mother. Rogue initially wants only a normal life, but after she kisses a boy named Cody Robbins, unintentionally rendering him permanently unconscious with her power, she gives up on normality and begins taking part in Mystique's plans.
Rogue and Mystique associate briefly with a mutant named Blind spot, whose power to erase the memories of others by touch somehow counteracts Rogue's mutation enough to allow them to make physical contact safely. Mystique concocts a plan to free the other members of the Brotherhood by having Rogue absorb Ms. Marvel's formidable powers.
Rogue attacks Ms. Marvel in San Francisco on her front doorstep as she is returning home from grocery shopping. While at the Pentagon, she literally bumps into Carol Dancers, leading into a fight with Storm, Wolverine and Nightcrawler of the X-Men.
Rogue develops a grudge against the Dazzler for her controllable mutation and her relationship with the Angel of the X-Men. Sometime after this, Rogue, Mystique and Destiny encountered the half-human, half- Dire Wraith entity called Hybrid, with whom the three formed an alliance with against the Space knight, Rom.
This moment had a profound effect on her and served as a crucial turning point in her life. The more Rogue uses her mutant power, the more her mind becomes filled with fragmentary psychic echoes of the people she absorbs.
The permanently absorbed Carol Dancers (Ms. Marvel) is a completely distinct, albeit dormant, personality in her head, and the Mastermind subtly exacerbates Rogue's psychological distress as a means of revenge against Mystique. The Professor is unable to do a psychic scan of her, due to the clashing human and Free portions of her psyche, but nonetheless decides to not only welcome her into the school, but make her a probationary member of the X-Men.
The team meets up with Wolverine in Tokyo, where his betrothed, Mario Rashida, greets Rogue with greater warmth than she had received from her own teammates. This kindness later motivates Rogue to take a fatal laser blast in order to shield Mario.
She refuses, arguing that it might kill him, but this only serves to gain his trust, and Wolverine touches her to transfer his power anyway. Soon after, she gains the full trust of the rest of the team by using her power on a severely injured Colossus, willingly leaving herself in the same rigid, melted form as he was to allow the Healer to heal his wounds.
Her natural persona begins fighting to regain control, and for several minutes Rogue rapidly switches back and forth between the two personalities. Though she ultimately regains control, the incident leaves her wracked with guilt over what she did to Carol Dancers.
Roma, a prisoner of the Adversary and guardian of the Multiverse, recreates the fallen X-Men from scratch, making her own minor alterations. The island nation of Kenosha's superpowered agents, the Press Gang, capture Rogue and Wolverine, and Wipe out fully cancels their abilities.
Rogue flees, absorbing the powers of the mutant Gateway in order to teleport herself to safety. With Dancers on the verge of draining Rogue's life completely, Magneto intervenes and kills the Ms. Marvel persona.
Rogue and Magneto join forces with Kazan and Nick Fury to battle Haldane, who is trying to conquer the Savage Land. Once Haldane is defeated and helpless, Magneto kills her, against Rogue and Fury's protests, parting ways with the X-Men's ideals and methods before flying away.
Rogue then flies to Muir Island to rejoin the rest of the X-Men, the powers she absorbed from Ms. Marvel now returned. Upon his arrival, Gambit flirts with each of the female members of the team; however, Rogue immediately catches his eye, and he makes no secret of his romantic desire for her.
As an act of penance, Rogue continues to visit Cody Robbins at a hospice run by a religious order. He is later abducted by assassins sent by Gambit's ex-wife, Bella Donna Bordeaux, as part of a revenge plot against Rogue.
Through a spiritual healer of Bella Donna, Taste Mattie, Rogue is able to make amends with Cody's spirit. Cody holds no hard feelings against her, knowing what happened was an accident, and urges her to move on.
It is eventually revealed that Mystique had two sons: the now-deceased anti-mutant politician Gray don Creed and Rogue's long-time teammate, Nightcrawler. Rogue and Nightcrawler consider themselves to be siblings, although the revelation has not particularly altered their friendship.
Her even temper and years of X-Men service make her an ideal leader, and she continues to lead the team until Storm returns. When the Galactic Council transforms Earth into a maximum-security penal colony for hundreds of extraterrestrial criminals, Rogue absorbs the attributes of Z'Can; a mutant, telepathic Skull who had joined Cadre K, Xavier's Skull equivalent to the X-Men.
Z'Can purposely touches Rogue to activate the mutant's abilities as the two evade bounty hunters. Z'Can uses her telepathy to amplify Rogue's capacity to assimilate memories, causing her powers to mutate.
Henceforth, Rogue is able to “recall” previously absorbed powers, but also finds it increasingly difficult to control which powers manifest when, typically possessing Wolverine's healing factor and claws, and Cyclops' optic blasts along with her usual strength. The team's first mission was in search of Destiny's diaries (which prophesied future events).
During an invasion of Khan (an alien conqueror from another dimension) of the island nation of Maribor, Rogue requested that Sage use her power of jump-starting abilities to evolve Rogue to a point where she could control all the various powers that she has ever imprinted. During Khan's invasion, Rogue was also confronted by Vargas who was said to be “a new species altogether”.
Vargas foresaw himself being killed by Rogue in Destiny's diaries and, despite his belief in the prophecies, attempted to stop this occurrence from happening. After a lengthy battle, Rogue “fulfilled her destiny” by seemingly finishing Vargas off with his own weapon.
Returning to Gambit, Rogue, with the help of Jean Grey, forced him from near death in the astral plane. She also learned that she had inherited a mansion in New Orleans from Destiny, as well as a sizable fortune, and the Extreme X-Men team retired there to recuperate.
Rogue soon left the team with Gambit, since they both emerged powerless from their ordeals and wanted to explore their relationship further. After life on the road, the couple ended up living in a beach house in Value Soled, a town where mutants and humans coexisted peacefully.
She worked as a motorcycle mechanic, while Gambit was often “on the road” (implying he was thieving or on missions with Storm). As described in her own miniseries, Rogue then traveled down south to save a young mutant girl from her powers.
While there, she met Campbell St. Age, a young man who was immune to Rogue's lethal touch. Rogue then returned to the X-Men and confronted the monstrous Golgotha (large space creatures with telepathic abilities that induce insanity in some by bringing out and, to some extent, amplifying people's emotions).
Gambit left, and Wolverine, his hidden emotions also coming out amplified under the influence of Golgotha, then revealed to Rogue he desired her in a romantic/sexual way and that he, in fact, always had. He and Rogue then started passionately kissing each other until her power began to affect him and Emma Frost telepathically interrupted.
While on a trip to Japan to investigate an incriminating photo of her and Gunfire engaged in criminal activities, both Rogue and Gunfire learned that Rogue's former friend and teammate of the Brotherhood, Blind spot, has erased both their memories of the event. In this storyline, Rogue accidentally and permanently absorbed Gunfire's fire abilities (who has lost his legs to Lady Death strike and did not want to live).
Rogue then discovered that Gambit was being seduced by the student called Fox. Rogue eventually discovered her foster mother's presence in the school and her attempts to seduce Gambit, becoming furious with both parties.
The X-Men voted and Mystique was allowed to be a probationary member of the X-Men, a decision neither Rogue nor Gambit were happy with. Gambit, seeking redemption from Rogue and his fellow X-Men, volunteered to be transformed into the horseman Death.
Gambit believed he could control whatever Apocalypse would do to him, in hopes of only gaining more power to protect Rogue and the X-Men from the villain. After Apocalypse's defeat, Gunfire (who was granted new legs and transformed into the horseman Famine) and Gambit left the X-Men.
As Professor Xavier went into space with Havoc and several other X-Men to go after the villain Vulcan, Cyclops gave Rogue the authority to form her own team, complimenting her inspired improvisation in battle situations. She was hesitant at first because of Gambit's recent disappearance with Gunfire, but accepted the position, saying that when he comes back she would still be at the school.
She chose the Iceman, Cannonball, Cable, Sabre tooth, Lady Mastermind, Karima Shankar (Omega Sentinel), and Mystique, a line-up Cyclops did not agree with. 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. As part of the attack, it was revealed that Mystique was working with the Marauders and for Mister Sinister.
Gambit, who had joined the Marauders and Mister Sinister again, was protective of Rogue and accused Mystique of being too careless in how she captured her. Gambit was shown standing over Rogue trying to get her to wake up (after she had fallen into a trance overcome by the minds she absorbed), and expressed 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 mutant baby who was at the center of Messiah Complex. Mister Sinister, now in possession of the mutant baby, relocated the Marauders to Muir Island.
However, she immediately regrets her action when she realizes that the baby had deleted all the consciousnesses she had previously absorbed, along with Strain 88, so that now Mystique was the only one in her head. Once there, she has a conversation with Mystique (a part of Rogue's psyche), telling her that no one else can help her with her powers and that it was down to her to figure out how to control them.
One day, a woman appears in town, claiming to be an anthropologist from Melbourne University. Rogue made it clear she could stay as long as she wants, but to keep out of her way.
The anthropologist approached Rogue with questions about some of the items she found in the ghost town. The anthropologist was then targeted by a low flying Shi'AR spaceship and revealed that she was actually Danger in disguise.
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.
Rogue then wandered to the fake Tokyo Tower and tried to find the Institute, deducing that the surrounding projections were changing at 10-minute intervals, altering the surrounding environment. However, Rogue did not get far as she ended up in Antarctica, witnessing the moment she abandoned Gambit after his trial.
It was at that point that Cody Robbins appeared before Rogue, repeating his greeting from the night her powers manifested. Eventually, the Professor, Gambit, and a group of Shi'AR pirates managed to shut down Danger.
The pirates, in turn, attacked the Professor, as their intent was to kidnap him and Danger for bounty. 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) and removed the persistent mental echo of Mystique.
Rogue, Gambit, and Danger decide to go to San Francisco in order to regroup with the other X-Men. On their way there they are intercepted by Pixie, who teleports them into the city, which is in a state of chaos due to the anti-mutant and pro-mutant movements.
Cyclops admonishes Rogue for her disappearance and sends all three out in order to locate several missing students and bring them home. Ares is dismissive of her attempt and claims that she cannot absorb him, a boast that proves wrong as she weakens him enough for Gambit to blast him, leaving him bloody and stunned.
Having for the moment absorbed some of Ares' power, she easily dispatches a small group of H.A.M.M.E.R. Agents with superhuman strength and proceeds to steal their tank, along with Gambit and Danger, in order to find the rest of the students.
Trance learns that her astral form is able to punch Ms. Marvel when they are both intangible. After Gambit stuns Ms. Marvel, they teleport back to base, where Trance receives medical attention.
As she investigates his lighthouse home for clues to Bling's whereabouts, Rogue was attacked by psychopathic ghosts. In an attempt to finally achieve godhood, Selene, along with her servant Eli Bard, resurrected many of the X-Men's greatest deceased allies and villains under her control.
When she makes contact, he leaves her to possess the body of Blindfold, so he can trick her into convincing a team of X-Men to go to Muir Island, where he hopes to kill them. Following the Siege of Asgard, Rogue was present at the funeral of Robert Reynolds, the Sentry.
She stated that Reynolds was immune to the ill effects of her power and that, in a time in her past when she could touch no one else, she had at least one intimate encounter with him. However, between two episodes of psychic blocks that caused Reynolds to completely forget his life as the Sentry, when he regained those memories for a few days, he contacted Charles Xavier telepathically and did not recognize Rogue when he “saw” her through that telepathic bond.
After a short confrontation with some of Bastion's men, the X-Men and Cable decide for a diversionary tactic. To that end, Rogue absorbs the power sets of Colossus, Wolverine, X-23, the Archangel, and Locke.
In the meantime, Kurt, along with Rogue and Hope, teleports across the United States towards Utopia. Channeling Colossus's strength, further enhancing it with Betsy's telekinesis and using the individual claw sets of Logan and X-23 along with their healing factors, Rogue is able to inflict massive damage to Bastion.
However, Bastion is able to repair himself and overpower Rogue with an energy discharge which briefly incapacitates her. Unable to do anything, she watches with horror as Bastion fatally impales Kurt with his arm.
Her actions and choices put Hope in danger and ultimately results in Cyclops suspending Rogue from active duty. She, however, remain as Hope's protector and accompanies her to Alaska in search of her real family.
Rogue, along with Magneto, Alan Ryan, and Angle, accompany Indra to India: Indra because his wealthy parents informed him of his brother being ill; Magneto because he wanted to investigate strange anomalies in electromagnetic fields over Mumbai. They are attacked by giant Servitors who are chasing Luz, a young woman who claims to be a mutant, but later turns out to be from Quit ado, an alien city populated by lab-created superhuman.
Her “family”, the Children of the Vault, tracks her to Indra's house where she, Rogue, and Magneto are defeated and taken prisoner. Rogue is sentenced for execution, as the city's occupants have a particular anger towards her because she had fought against them and killed many of them when they tried to wipe out all inhabitants of Earth, whom they consider as pests.
In the meantime, Luz's trick results in the alien city crash landing in Mumbai, which gives Rogue time to knock out her would-have-been executioner. The final battle with Legion's personality Styx results in Rogue temporarily absorbing many of Legion's powers, which led her to finding the location of Havoc, Polaris, and Marvel Girl; the mutants that were left in space after the X-Men's mission to stop Vulcan.
After the events of Schism “, Rogue chooses to be on Wolverine's team, noting to Cyclops that he has reached a point where his previous willingness to question his decisions has been replaced by an inability to accept when he might be wrong. She returns to Westchester, New York with Wolverine's team to start the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
Magic briefly banished Rogue to another world for her defiance, but Rogue was able to return home after helping to resolve a conflict between two alien races, having learned that the leaders of both sides were prolonging the war to keep their populations down to a manageable level. Having returned to Earth, Rogue served as the X-Men's representative when appealing to the Avengers for asylum from the increasingly dictatorial Cyclops.
In the aftermath, she helped rescue civilians caught in the crossfire, but finally ended her relationship with Magneto. Later, after seeing the Scarlet Witch placing flowers on Xavier's grave, Rogue confronts her and orders her to leave, blaming her for his death; the two begin a verbal conflict that results in Rogue punching her in the face, though the Scarlet Witch refuses to fight back.
During this conflict, the Scarlet Witch is impaled while defending Rogue, and the two are both seemingly defeated. It is later revealed that the instigator behind the attack on Rogue and the Scarlet Witch was the Red Skull, who has since fused his and Xavier's brains to give him access to his tremendous mental powers.
The press conference is then crashed by a resurrected Grim Reaper, who attacks the Avengers Unity Squad while claiming that he is now unable to die. Rogue absorbs Wolverine's powers and is told to stop the Scarlet Witch, who is seemingly helping the Apocalypse Twins, but in reality, she plans to use her powers to bring as many of Earth's heroes as she possibly can to defeat the Twins.
Rogue is then killed by the recently re-resurrected Grim Reaper, who had been revived once again by the Apocalypse Twins to be one of their four horsemen of death. Her death was undone when Havoc and the surviving members of the Unity Squad were sent from the future by King to stop the Twins from destroying Earth, their minds projected back into their past selves so that they could not only warn Rogue what was to come, but then arranged for her to absorb the powers of numerous superheroes to give her the strength to hold the Celestial back.
After her resurrection, Rogue took part in AXIS with the X-Men, her powers allowing her to sense the aspect of Professor X that remained within the Red Skull. During this time, the AUD was disbanded when various heroes underwent a moral inversion due to a spell cast by Doctor Doom and the Scarlet Witch to stop the telepathic Red Skull.
Following the Incursions, Rogue remains as the field leader of the Avengers Unity Squad, although she accepts Steve Rogers' official oversight and recommendations for membership, such as Deadpool. She is also depicted as suffering side effects from the mass terribleness, requiring regular injections to stop herself becoming ill or dying.
The same training helps her to resist telepathic attacks by the Red Skull who is keen to use her powers. Later on, the Red Skull attempts to mount a new attack on the team and Rogue succumbs, but Deadpool is able to resist the telepathic attack long enough to get Magneto's old helmet on Rogue so that she can resist the Skull's telepathy.
Rogue and Johnny Storm incinerate the brain, rebelling against the orders of the HYDRA Captain America. She seems to have at least partially gained control of her powers, as seen when she touches Johnny Storm and is held by Wonder Man.
She resumes her relationship with Johnny Storm and avenges his apparent death by killing Corvus Grieve. Rogue returns to the Xavier Institute for Mutant Outreach and Education in New York after the incarceration of Kitty Pride and forms a secondary team with the Iceman, Armor, Ink, Magma, and Magic.
Later, Kitty Pride sends her on an undercover mission with her ex-boyfriend Gambit to the island of Paris. Their mission, as an estranged couple requiring relationship therapy, was to investigate the disappearance of mutants.
Although they are severely weak, they fight against Lavish and the clones, restoring their memories and powers. A conversation with Storm and Nightcrawler spurs Gambit into proposing to her at Kitty and Colossus cancelled wedding and the couple decide to take advantage of all their friends being present.
They are married by the rabbi who was present for officiating Kitty's wedding, with Nightcrawler and the Iceman as Rogue's bridal party and with Storm and X-23 as Gambit's best women. They soon discover that the package is actually Sandra, who is the bio-engineered daughter of Xavier and Linda who can take any form at will.
Realizing they are losing the fight, Sandra uses her abilities to make everyone think she and Rogue were killed; after the Imperial Guard and Death bird leave, they return, only to have Rogue's ability become uncontrollable, as she can now absorb memories without touching anyone. They are, at first, unaware of what is going on due to their minds being wiped and living in a Noir setting until Rogue's ability becomes unstable, killing Remy in the process, forcing Mojo to constantly reset their lives to Fantasy, Western, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi and Comedy.
During a reality talk show, Gambit walks off and into a bar, where he meets a mysterious brunette who turns out to be Spiral. Spiral meets Rogue in her mind and explains to her that, until she became self-aware of what her abilities should be doing, she was subconsciously blocking control over her powers.
Due to the nature of her unique mutant powers, Rogue has had several abilities over the decades. The victim loses those abilities and memories for exactly the amount of time that Rogue possesses them.
Rogue's power is constantly active, rendering her incapable of touching others without the absorption process taking place. However, evidence suggests that Rogue's inability to control her powers is psychological in nature.
During the times when the Ms. Marvel personality would overtake her psyche, she was able to touch people freely. This fact has since been corroborated by the discovery that Rogue's absorption power never developed beyond the stage of its original manifestation.
The transfer of abilities is usually temporary, lasting for a period of time relative to how long contact is maintained, but if Rogue holds on to her victim for too long, the transfer may become permanent, leaving the victim nearly dead, as was the case with Ms. Marvel. Ms. Marvel fought the transfer process, which Rogue attested to some time after the incident occurred.
After coming into contact with the super villain Pandemic, Rogue's powers were upgraded for a brief time into an instant death touch. Using her upgraded powers, Rogue absorbed the Hematoma and the psyches within it, putting her into a coma.
Following the conclusion of Messiah Complex, Rogue's slate was wiped clean. The touch of mutant baby Hope mysteriously erased all the previous memories and abilities Rogue had absorbed, including those of the Hematoma.
Rogue's touch now simply steals the memories and abilities of individuals with whom she comes in direct skin-to-skin contact. When Professor Xavier removes the blocks, her powers are allowed to develop normally.
She later uses a more lethal version of her powers against the Avengers during her fight with them, even making the Falcon and the She-Hulk immediately unconscious without any negative feedback on her physical self (besides the She-Hulk's green skin) but she cannot control the minds of the ones she absorbs. The new twist in Rogue's powers consists of prompting her victims of her skin-to-skin contact for a consent on the process.
However, apparently due to the scale of the energies she absorbed in the process, Rogue's powers have reverted to their original state, unable to touch anyone without absorbing them automatically, and she retains Wonder Man's psyche and powers. Anna's powers underwent another change during a battle with the Shi'AR Imperial Guard and a decanting faction of radicals led by Death bird.
The genetically conceived offspring of Charles Xavier and Linda German; Sandra had reached into Rogue's conscious mind and used her considerable telepathic abilities in order to kick-start a change in her powers. Initially seemingly no different from before, Rogue's absorption abilities had been vastly augmented from what they were before, still having no control over her abilities, she now as the capacity to drain life energy and supernatural skills from other living beings a good distance away.
Eliminating the need to physically touch anyone for her siphoning powers to take effect. After such a harrowing endeavor Spiral showed her how to fix her broken abilities, taking her and Remy to the Mojoworld where Rogue dove into her own subconsciousness and came to terms with herself.
Realizing that she had been purposefully limiting her own abilities out of personal fear, now coming to terms with her own shortcomings, Rogue regained control of her life force absorption power and could now willingly initiate the ranged mass absorption effect that Sandra unlocked within her. As a young woman, Rogue permanently absorbed the superhuman powers and the psyche of Carol Dancers, the original Ms. Marvel.
This provided her with superhuman strength, stamina, durability, reflexes, speed and a seventh sense. In addition, she possessed an amalgamated mutant human/Free physiology that rendered her resistant to most toxins and poisons, with the added effect of making her virtually invulnerable.
Rogue also gained a precognitive “seventh sense” that enables her to unconsciously predict an enemy's move during battle. She used this ability to predict where Nightcrawler would teleport and from which direction Magus of the Tetrarchy would attack.
When she possessed Carol Dancers' psyche, her “dual” psyche made her highly resistant to telepathic probes, even those of Charles Xavier, which was said to have been a byproduct of two minds existing in one body and/or Carol Dancers' human/Free physiology. The Ms. Marvel psyche was eventually separated from Rogue's in a subsequent issue, and it was destroyed by Magneto.
For a time Rogue lost all of her powers, including her original mutant ones, after she was critically injured in a fight with the mysterious warrior Vargas. During this period, she displayed exceptional fighting skills and agility, though it was said these were not superhuman in nature.
She also still possessed a “fluid genome” that enabled Sage to use her as a conduit through which to channel the mutant powers of the Extreme X-Men team in a fight against Bogan. In the short-lived volume 3 of her self-titled series (2004–2005), Rogue absorbed a large portion of the mutant Gunfire's solar-absorption based powers.
In addition to her own natural mutant abilities, Rogue could then project intense heat and flame, envelop her body in a fiery aura, fly by focusing her power downwards in a tight stream to propel her like a rocket, focus her power inward to increase her strength (though not at her Ms. Marvel levels), exercise immunity to heat and radiation, and see the infrared spectrum. Her organic tissues have been permeated with ionic energy, granting her an array of superhuman abilities.
In addition, Rogue is virtually invulnerable to damage and is capable of flying at high speeds. Her new ionic physiology also grants her a form of immortality, protecting her from age and disease.
Rogue has shown a fair knowledge of unarmed combat when in a position where she has to fight in situations where she cannot simply use her powers to knock out her foe. She has also received a degree of training from Professor X to protect herself against even subtle telepathic attacks, this training allowing her to escape Robin's reprogramming of various Avengers and villains to reassemble her teammates against this new threat when even experienced telepaths like Cable were trapped in the illusion.
Rogue reaches her childhood home of Alcott County, where her surviving maternal aunt and the shamanistic incarnation of her mother repeatedly refer to her as “Anna Marie”; Gambit also refers to her as “Anna” instead of Rogue “. Throughout the X-Men Legacy series, Rogue is repeatedly called “Anna” by Mystique, in childhood memories of Alcott County (X-Men #200, August 2007), after healing in Muir Island (X-Men #207, March 2008), and in moments of solitude at the Australian desert (X-Men #215, 220–222, 224).
In Uncanny Avengers #4, after fighting the Red Skull's clone, Rogue is interrupted in her convalescence, again being called “Anna Marie” by Wanda Maxim off. Later, her former teammate Johnny Storm calls her “Anna Marie” when joining her in bed.
In X-Men #2 (2013), Rogue is referred to as “Anna Marie”, while being restrained in the basement of the X-Mansion by the invading Area entity. In the films X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand, Rogue's real first name is Marie.
Her profile in the X-Men 2005 issue of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe lists her real name as Anna Marie. In the Age of Apocalypse reality, Rogue is brought to Magneto and his X-Men for education in her powers by Mystique.
Soon after this, Rogue would battle against Apocalypse's son Nemesis (who later became Holocaust) alongside the Scarlet Witch, and would witness the death of the latter. She would ultimately become romantically involved with Magneto after he worked out a way for them to touch by surrounding his body in a tight electromagnetic 'sheath' that prevented her from actually making contact with his skin, while still feeling as though she was.
The Age of Apocalypse universe was later revealed to have been preserved due to the actions of Jean Grey. Unlike her husband Magneto and Polaris herself, Rogue appeared to prefer to use these abilities to fly and augment her physical strength and durability to superhuman levels.
Gambit rescues her, but Magneto seemingly buries them under a pile of rubble for their “traitorous” actions. This was a ruse, as Magneto himself was suspicious and was the individual who dispatched Kitty to take the photos.
In the New Exiles series, Rogue is from Earth-1009 and comes from a life of “wealth, privilege and sophistication.” She can absorb others' abilities and memories through her hands, but unlike the original Rogue, the rest of her body can be touched without ill effects.
And part of the Red Guard, working with Wolverine, Mystique, the Toad, Nightcrawler, and Jessica Drew. After being contacted by the resistance movement, Rogue briefly touches Layla Miller and appears overwhelmed, as the acquired power emanated from her and awakened others in the vicinity to the reality of the House.
In the final battle, Rogue, finally able to unleash her powers to their full extent, tackles both Enamor and Princess Promo and absorbs their abilities, causing her to overflow with power. Due to the nature of Genus' genetics and powers, half of Rogue's body transforms into a seeming window to a cosmic landscape of black void dotted with stars.
During the final battle, Quicksilver finds the cosmically powered Rogue waiting up top. Professor Xavier considered her a missing link or patient zero in his theories about sociopath as the next stage of human behavioral evolution.
In this darker reality, Rogue operates with a smaller X-Team consisting of Magneto, Nightcrawler, Polaris, Quicksilver, Carbon, and a metallic-looking Mystique. Rogue herself maintains the steel and ridged skin of Colossus, having unintentionally absorbed his power when her glove disintegrated while she was trying to carry him to safety, and wears a version of Ms. Marvel's lightning bolt uniform.
In issue #2, Deadpool visits a world where Rogue and Jean Grey are orphaned kids at an orphanage run by Emma Frost. Rogue has defected from the X-Men in this series to join Cyclops new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
This drastic change in alliance can be partially attributed to the fact Rogue has fully absorbed the powers and life force of the Super-Skrull, gaining his Skull alien traits, the powers of all the members of The Fantastic Four, as well as Kl'rt's personality and memories. As a result of this absorption, Rogue's own personality has become warped, even regarded by her own teammates as acting villainous.
Her powers are exploited to steal sensitive information on the location and layout of the Xavier Institute for Gifted Children. Rogue is released along with the X-Men, the Juggernaut, and Nightcrawler, when a combination of the Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy and S.H.I.E.L.D rescues them and destroys Weapon X's facility.
With this kiss, she takes his powers that seemingly override her own, ridding her of her 'death touch' through several of the books (this also affects Rogue's appearance, as she acquires black eyes with red irises). In the subsequent story arc Date Night, Rogue decides to rekindle her relationship with the Iceman after she loses her virginity to him (something possible due to her being able to touch him now).
During Ultimate X-Men Annual #2, Rogue speaks to Professor Xavier about her concerns regarding Gambit's powers still remaining. Xavier theorizes this is only a temporary change and her powers will return within time.
Towards the end of the Annual, Rogue touches a delusional Nightcrawler and her old powers re-emerge, causing her to start teleporting randomly, and she loses Gambit's power, sending her back into the shell of hiding her skin, much to her and the Iceman's dismay. However, after absorbing some of Wolverine's healing power, her arm appears to grow back.
At the end of Ultimate X-Men, a Banshee -enhanced Rogue is seen to be a member of Colossus team. After the Ultimatum Wave hits Manhattan, Jean refuses to allow Rogue to join her, as she cannot be trusted.
It is then revealed that Vindicator is, in fact, John Wraith, whom she blames for ruining her life. They travel to Montreal, where Rogue poses as a stripper to get close to Sabre tooth and the Juggernaut.
Rogue is one of the few X-Men to survive to battle alongside Jean Grey, the Iceman, Shadow cat, Storm, and Colossus. She is last seen helping Jean Grey and the Iceman tear down the Xavier Institute and everything on the estate.
She finally ends up falling in love with and marrying Funeral of the Warriors Three, whose place is subsequently taken by Nightcrawler. “, Rogue's attempt to free Nightcrawler from the attic where Mystique had kept him to 'protect' him resulted in him being mortally injured by the Brotherhood when they mistook him for an X-Man; Rogue's attempt to use his power to escape resulted in her permanently absorbing Nightcrawler's powers and appearance due to the prolonged contact she maintained.
In this reality, Rogue is called Carol, implying that the absorbed Ms. Marvel persona is the dominant consciousness. Story “Bullet Points”, in which a single bullet changed the history of Bruce Banner, Peter Parker, Anthony Stark, and Steven Rogers, Rogue is seen alongside the X-Men of this reality, and appears in her iconic costume.
She presumably has the same history as her mainstream counterpart and possesses both her own mutant abilities and the powers of Ms. Marvel. She later assists her teammates and many other heroes and villains against Galactic and watches as the Silver Surfer dies to prevent Earth from being devoured.
She seems to possess both her own mutant abilities and the powers of Ms. Marvel, as she is seen flying and wearing gloves. Her history is presumably the same as her mainstream counterpart, though she wears a blue uniform and yellow gloves rather than her iconic costume.
In an alternative future featured in the series X-Men: The End, Rogue and Gambit are married and have two children named Olivier and Rebecca “Becca” Le Beau. This Rogue defeats Satan and rescues her children from the Neverland Camp, but was ultimately killed by Mister Sinister when he was disguised as Gambit.
Claremont has kept the plot thread from Fall of the Mutants concerning the X-Men's encounter with Roma intact, and so Rogue is still rendered undetectable to cameras, appearing only as a blur on screen or film. While exploring her new powers, Rogue runs into Spider-Man and spends the night fighting crime alongside him; she suggests that they kiss to see if her original abilities have been affected by her transformation, but they are interrupted by a Sentinel attack before they can actually make contact.
In the Age of Patron storyline, Rogue and Havoc are a married couple, leading the Warlocks. Captain America approaches them in the tunnels with the intent of escorting Caliban for a trial.
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