Alias: Anna Marie
Powers: Absorption of memories, skills, and powers through skin to skin contact. The longer the contact occurs, the longer Rogue will retain the abilities or memories. If she maintains contact for long enough, the absorption is permanent. Also has occasional super strength and flight as well as occasional martial arts and unarmed combat.
Team: The X-Men
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: Avengers Annual #10
Rogue's parents, Owen and Priscilla, married early in their relationship and lived in a back-to-nature hippie commune in Caldecott 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. Anna Marie was a rebellious child and her equally poor relationship with her father prompted her to run away from home as a young teenager. This also prompted the nickname "Rogue". At some point, Rogue grew close to a boy named Cody Robbins. During their flirtation, she 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. Cody was left in a coma from which he would not awaken. Rogue was traumatized by the experience. She wore body-concealing clothing that eliminated the possibility of accidental skin contact. She wished she did not have to cover up so much around folks, to protect them from her. Not long after, she was approached by Mystique, who sought her out on the advice of her precognitive partner Destiny. Mystique ultimately took Rogue in as a daughter. In time, however, Mystique turned Rogue's loneliness, envy, bitterness, and despair into anger, thus recruiting her into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. In a fight with Carol Danvers, Rogue absorbed all of Carol's powers going through a personality crisis due to the immense effect it had on her. Desperate, she turned to Professor Charles Xavier and the X-Men. Xavier's charity towards all mutants led him to welcome her into his home, regardless of his team having previously fought Rogue and in spite of the X-Men's own strong disagreements. He psychically examined her and invited her to join the X-Men and live at the mansion.
Superhero Squad Edit
Rogue currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:
- In her classic green and yellow costume in the Gambit and Rogue 2-Pack