Rogue in other media
|Adaptations of Rogue in other media|
|Created by||Chris Claremont|
|Original source||Comics published by Marvel Comics|
|First appearance||Avengers Annual #10 (August 1981)|
|Films and television|
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Evolution (2000)
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
|Video game(s)||X-Men Legends (2004)|
- 1 Television
- 2 Films
- 3 Video games
- 4 Theme-parks
- 5 References
Rogue appeared in the X-Men television series, where she was one of the main characters. In this series, she had her absorption powers, Ms. Marvel powers, and a copy of Ms. Marvel's psyche trapped inside her own. She is somewhat liberal in her use of her powers, but it is sometimes shown how the psyches affect her mind, such as when she absorbed the powers/minds of particularly dark or evil characters, like Archangel while he was a Horseman or the Juggernaut.
Rogue shares a close friendship with Storm and has a relationship with Gambit throughout most of the series, similar to the comics, even referring to herself as Mrs. LeBeau in "Hidden Agenda". However, Rogue also displays a more flirtatious attitude towards numerous other characters, such as Cyclops, Archangel, Colossus, and during the X-Men's appearance on Spider-Man: The Animated Series, she flirted with Spider-Man.
During the series, Rogue is one of the characters affected by the news of the "cure", which Apocalypse and Mystique used to make mutants into slaves. She is also revisited by Cody, her first boyfriend, and almost runs away with him. However, Rogue discovers that he was part of a plot for her to become the new ruler of the Brood, or "the Colony". Rogue was voiced by Lenore Zann. This particular version of Rogue also appeared in the Animated Series' two tie in comics: X-Men Adventures and The Adventures of the X-Men, with the former being based on the animated series and the latter including the same characters but with original storylines. Rogue appeared to be a regular in the first three volumes of this series, but appeared only in the final issue of The Adventures of the X-Men.
In this series, X-Men: Evolution, Rogue is re-imagined as a rebellious, yet deeply insecure, teenager with a goth/punk appearance. Her powers make her cynical and reclusive, but truthfully, she is consumed by the need for closeness and intimacy with others. She was voiced by Meghan Black, using a heavy Dixie accent.
Rogue was adopted by Mystique and raised by Destiny (Irene Adler). She initially joined the Brotherhood of Mutants, but left after finding out that they recruited her to be a potential weapon. Rogue develops a romantic interest in Cyclops for most of the series, though her feelings for him fade soon after he and Jean start dating. She is later seen having an interest in Gambit when they first meet in "Day of Reckoning", in "Dark Horizon: Pt- 1" when she kissed him to absorb his powers when she was under Mesmero's hypnosis (albeit subconsciously aware of the kiss via a sly smile) and again when he kidnapped her in the "Cajun Spice" episode.
Rogue quietly disliked Jean, despite Jean's efforts to show her kindness and friendship, partly due to jealousy over Jean having Cyclops as her boyfriend, and also because Jean represented everything Rogue was not - Jean was friendly, popular, and had a power that did not keep her from having physical contact with others. Though after helping Jean with her power problems in "Power Surge" she admits to Cyclops when asked about her good deed towards her romantic rival that despite their differences, she knows Jean does care about her and that Jean would have done the same for her if she was in trouble. As she watches Jean get close to Scott, she knows she may never be able to get close to him, which exacerbates her feelings on her inability to develop a close relationship with anyone. After learning the truth about her relationship with Mystique, she shares a bond with her "little brother" Nightcrawler, but still lacks the intimate relationship she wants.
Rogue's absorption abilities are very strong in this series, which nearly drive her insane, but prove vital in the final attack against Apocalypse. Unlike in other versions of Rogue in X-Men media, the powers she absorbs never totally fade, and at times, she can still use a mutant's power long after she has first absorbed them. Although Rogue did not have super strength or flight abilities as in the comics, she displays skill in hand-to-hand combat. Though she is never shown gaining Ms. Marvel's abilities, in Xavier's vision of the future, Rogue is seen flying and not wearing gloves, the latter indicating that she does eventually gain the ability to activate her power at will.
Wolverine and the X-Men
Rogue appears in Wolverine and the X-Men voiced by Kieren van den Blink. In this version, she appears as both a member of the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants as a double agent. In the early episodes, her personality is similar to that of the X-Men: Evolution version of the character. She has a strong bond with Logan, shown as he was leaving on the day of the explosion in "Hindsight (Part 1)". However, the two reconcile their grudges by the end of the season.[contradictory]For the first part of the season, Rogue is portrayed as a double-crosser, setting up the X-Men to look like they were attacking Senator Kelly. However, it is discovered that Rogue joined the Brotherhood to find out more information about Magneto as a spy. She rejoins the X-Men soon after discovering Magneto's plans to attack the MRD. Unlike her other animated adaptations, this Rogue does not have any romantic interest in Gambit. In fact the two, in this series, did not even meet.
Rogue displays a fairly liberal use of her abilities and is shown absorbing numerous mutants for a variety of reasons; for example, she absorbs Quicksilver, Domino, Blob, Juggernaut, and Shadowcat all in one episode either to use their abilities, extract information, or to knock them out. There were no seeming ramifications from her absorptions. Her X-Men uniform is similar to her 1990s era comics uniform and the outfit she wore in X-Men: The Animated Series. Her casual clothing is reminiscent of one of her 1980s uniforms, which consisted of a green shirt and gloves over an all black outfit. She is also seen wearing a brown cloak with the hood up, similar to the one worn by Anna Paquin in the X-Men films.
Marvel Anime: X-Men
During the final episode of Marvel Anime: X-Men, Rogue can be briefly seen next to Colossus before leaping into action. She is shown flying, and presumably possesses her original mutant powers in addition to her Ms. Marvel powers.
In the Ultimate Spider-Man episode "I Am Spider-Man", a Daily Bugle news crawl mentions Rogue shaking hands with the Mayor for funding a new Library, the Mayor suffers the effects of her abilities and but is expected to fully recover.
Wolverine versus Sabretooth
Rogue was portrayed by Anna Paquin in the X-Men film series. In the films, her relationship with Wolverine echoes his relationships with both Shadowcat and Jubilee in the comics; that of a protective surrogate father. Like her Ultimate Marvel counterpart, her love interest is Iceman.
Marie D'Ancanto runs away from home after her power manifests itself by accidentally draining the life from her boyfriend while she is kissing him. She adopts the alias "Rogue" and wanders into a bar in Canada, where she meets Wolverine/Logan. On the road, they are attacked by Sabretooth, Magneto's henchman, but are rescued by Storm and Cyclops. Then, Rogue becomes a student of Charles Xavier in his school of mutant children, and friends with Bobby Drake/Iceman and John Allerdyce/Pyro.
One night, when Logan accidentally stabs Rogue, she uses her powers to steal his healing ability in front of many other students. Mystique, disguised as Bobby, tells Rogue that Xavier is angry with her, so she flees. Magneto kidnaps Rogue, locks her in a machine that can turn humans into mutants, and transfers his powers to her.
The X-Men destroy the machine before it activates, yet the experience leaves Rogue with a permanent white streak through her hair, and Logan intentionally transfers his healing powers to her. He later gives her his dog tags before leaving.
In X2, Rogue begins dating Iceman, despite her continued difficulties making direct physical contact. Rogue, Iceman, Pyro, and Wolverine escape William Stryker who sends agents into the X-Mansion to kidnap the mutants and hide in Iceman's family home in Boston. However, Iceman's younger brother, angered by the "gifts" of his older brother, calls the police on them. When they arrive, Wolverine is shot in the head by a policeman, and an enraged Pyro burns many of the cops and their vehicles. Rogue touches Pyro's skin and absorbs his powers, enabling her to calm the flames, then the X-Men teams up with their former enemy Magneto to save Xavier from Stryker. Both Rogue and Iceman are promoted to the front line X-Men team and given uniforms similar to the other X-Men at the conclusion of the film, when Xavier and the team meet the President in the White House.
X-Men: The Last Stand
In X-Men: The Last Stand, a pharmaceutical company announces that they have a cure for the mutant gene. Rogue expresses interest, longing to touch someone. When Iceman begins to develop a friendship with Kitty Pryde, Rogue leaves to seek out the cure; Iceman follows her to the pharmaceutical company, but cannot find her. At the end, she returns to the school, revealing she had taken the cure, to Iceman's disappointment, but they hold hands, Rogue bare handed. An alternate ending reveals Rogue decided against taking the cure and holds Iceman's hand with gloves on.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Paquin reprised her role in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Bryan Singer initially announced that the character had been cut as her subplot in the film "became extraneous", but later clarified that while the bulk of her footage had been cut, she would still appear in the film. In July 2014, producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed that Paquin's deleted scenes would be included in an "director's cut" version of the film. Under the title X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut, this version was released on July 14, 2015. Rogue's status is unknown during the theatrical version of the film, since Bobby Drake is shown to be in a relationship with Kitty Pryde. Although Rogue makes a brief cameo near the end of the film, in the new timeline, together with Bobby.
The Rogue Cut
A subplot in the alternate version of the film involves Xavier, Magneto, and Bobby going on a mission to rescue Rogue after Kitty is stabbed by Wolverine, so Rogue could take over Kitty's role in sending Logan back to the past while Kitty rests due to the strain from maintaining the temporal link. Although Xavier believed that Rogue was dead, Bobby reveals that she had been captured by the Sentinels' human agents and was being experimented on in Cerebro - the only location where Xavier's mind couldn't reach - to try and duplicate her powers, with Bobby never mentioning it earlier as he couldn't find a way to rescue her. With Xavier's guidance, Bobby and Magneto manage to penetrate the mansion and rescue her, but Bobby is killed while holding off three Sentinels to allow Magneto and Rogue to escape. When Rogue arrives at the hideout, she tells Kitty that Bobby did not make it and that she is sorry.
Rogue then absorbs Kitty's powers and takes over the role of holding Wolverine's mind in the past, with a suggestion that Logan is aware of the switch as he appears to feel Rogue's presence. Once the timeline is altered by Wolverine like the in theatrical version the film, Rogue is shown to be alive and well, and back with Bobby.
Other film appearances
Paquin stated on Twitter that she would enjoy playing Rogue again, as long as the character is shown with the power of flight. A later tweet by Paquin confirmed that she will not appear in the upcoming film Gambit. However, Paquin later clarified that what she meant was that she did not know whether or not the character would be in the film.
- Rogue appears in many X-Men video games. She appeared in the first two of the Marvel vs. Capcom games (in the first game as a support assist and in the second as a playable character). She appeared in X-Men vs. Street Fighter; her ability to steal life force and powers was translated to a special move that allows her to steal a move from her opponents. In Marvel vs. Capcom 2, she instead receives an attribute enhancement after draining a character (plus, the colors in her outfit were changed in this game). She was voiced by Lenore Zann in all of these games.
- Rogue is a playable character in the PC game X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants
- She appears in X-Men for the Sega Genesis though not as a playable character, but as a summon. When summoned, she flies to the screen and charges at an enemy resulting in one-hit kills or major damage.
- She appears as a playable character in X-Men: Mojo World.
- She has also appeared in X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 voiced by Megan Fahlenbock.
- She appeared as a playable character X-Men: Next Dimension voiced by Jennifer Hale.
- Rogue appears in a scene in the X2: Wolverine's Revenge video game, voiced again by Jennifer Hale. She gets off of the Blackbird and hands Wolverine a virus cure and holds a brief conversation with him.
- Rogue appears in the training mode in Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro and is voiced again by Jennifer Hale.
- Rogue appears in X-Men Legends voiced by Erin Matthews.
- Catherine Taber voices Rogue in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse. She has special dialogue with Mystique.
- Rogue is available as downloadable content for the game LittleBigPlanet, as part of "Marvel Costume Kit 3".
- Rogue is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, voiced by Tara Strong.
- Rogue makes a background appearance in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 in a Days of Future Past-esque poster, it says she was captured.
- Rogue is a playable character in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance. Her attacks include "Brawl" which is gained during recruitment as starter attack, punching a single enemy twice hits; "Absorb Power" which is gained when she is level 2, absorbs the class and strength of a single enemy but does not affect mechanical enemies while also damaging the enemy with six hits; "Drain Essence" which is gained when she is level 6, essentially damages and absorbs an enemy's life energy (does not affect mechanical enemies also), while restoring 30% of her health and stamina with a single hit and debuffs with "Weakened"; "Southern Comfort" which hits a single enemy with a single uppercut, giving Rogue extra turn for the next turn, provides additional damage if user uses "Drain Essence" which usually does "Critical Hits" on the enemy and provides additional effect "Stun", while using "Absorb Power" restores additional health and stamina which is about 40-45% of Rogue's current maximum health and stamina.
- Rogue is a playable character in the video game Marvel Heroes, voiced by Catherine Taber. A NPC Rogue appears briefly at the Xavier Institute, providing the player explanations.
- Rogue appears in Deadpool game voiced by Melissa Disney, she is also briefly playable after kissing Deadpool. It is unknown whether Rogue's power is still the underdeveloped one as she renders Deadpool extremely unconscious after she takes his energy through kissing, or she has already gained her fully developed power absorption power but she intentionally uses the more lethal version on Deadpool with unknown objective as Deadpool can be seen dying after their kiss, even with his regenerative healing factor power. (It should be noted that Deadpool had been seeking a kiss from Rogue and didn't consider the consequences. Since Deadpool is fully aware of his fictional existence, he likely knows the nature of Rogue's powers. Thus, it's likely the latter.)
- Rogue appeared as a boss character during the Terrigenesis special event and future playable character in the game Marvel: Contest of Champions.
- Rogue appeared as a playable character in a Marvel: Future Fight special event with her classic X-Men 90s costume. She was obtainable through pre-event quest starting May 29, 2017 until June 6, 2017 by collecting X-Genes to unlock her & Beast. Rogue is a physical based attack character, where her attacks are : Rapid Barrage (2 successful punches); Power Absorption (absorbs enemies' life force followed with flying kick); Drain Punch (flying punch while healing a bit of her life bar); Piledriver (Rogue flies off the screen multiple times before slamming her punch on the enemies); and Energy Explosion (Rogue recalls energy she absorbed before and create a huge explosion ball).
- Rogue is a playable character in Marvel: Future Fight.
- Rogue is a playable character in the match-three mobile and PC game Marvel Puzzle Quest. She was added to the game in September 2017. During Rogue's official introduction, it was revealed that both Nightcrawler and Gambit were also coming to the game.
- Rogue is one of the few X-Men Characters which appear in daily meet and greet sessions at the Marvel Super Hero Island region of Universal's Islands of Adventure Theme park where she is available for photo opportunities and signs autographs for guests.
- Wolverine and the X-Men
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- Wolverine: Two Writers, One Character
- Anna Paquin briefly comments on Gambit movie involvement Entertainment Weekly, Retrieved November 13, 2015
- "Marvel Costume Kit 3". Sony. Archived from the original on December 30, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- "LittleBigPlanet: Downloadable Content - Rogue Costume".
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