Uncanny Avengers #25
Uncanny Avengers #25
Uncanny Avengers #25
Avengers West Coast #49, page 14 by John Byrne. 1989.
Wanda: Doctor Strange, there’s something out there. It’s menacing people, blasting flame at everyone it encounters! And it’s definitely heading this way! We’ve got to get out there and—!
Strange: All in good time, Wanda. Wong, if you’d be kind enough to make us some tea…
Wanda: Tea? At a time like this?! Doctor, you’re the Sorcerer Supreme… and I’m a trained witch, with the mutant ability to cast hexes. Between the two of us, we have enough power to—!
Strange: Knowledge is the only true power, my dear. We’ll feel better after a cup of tea.
Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 #125 by Jo Duffy & Kerry Gammill
There is a monster attacking New York, and he is literally stopping to have tea. Is this why people think he’s British?
I actually really like this way of portraying their dynamic. She has a very superhero mindset. “We. Have. To. Stop. The. Thing. (And! Use! Lots! Of! Exclamation! Points!)” He, on the other hand, is measured and contemplative in his approach. She immediately attacks the monster, whereas he realizes it’s just lost and sends it home.
taken from Wolverine Vol. 6 #12
art by Pete Woods
I am what I am. I know what I am. You can’t say the same.
Avengers Annual #10 (1981)Powers
Power Absorption - Rogue can attain the powers, energy, memories, knowledge, talents, personality and physical ability of others through skin-to-skin contact.
Formerly, she briefly had the ability to recall abilities that she’d previously absorbed, and also absorbed the powers of Ms. Marvel (superhuman strength, durability, and self-propelled flight) on a semi-permanent basis.Background
Rogue’s background has always been a bit of a mystery. She was born Anna Marie and grew up in Caldecott, Mississippi under the care of her parents and later her aunt. Her childhood was rife with conflict, and she was destined to become a runaway. As a young teen, Rogue became close to a boy named Cody Robbins. The first time they kissed, Rogue’s mutant powers manifested and she absorbed Cody’s mind, leaving him in a critical coma.
Rogue was taken in by Mystique and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Raised by Mystique as a villain, Rogue was eventually pitted against Carol Danvers-as-Ms. Marvel and ended up permanently absorbing the heroine’s Kree-based powers and a large part of her psyche. Traumatized by this event, Rogue defected to Professor Xavier’s X-men and reformed into the heroine she’s been ever since.
Rogue’s transition to the X-men was initially a rocky one, and she clashed with nearly all of her teammates. After taking a fatal blast to protect Wolverine’s fiancé, Mariko, Rogue gained Wolverine’s trust and began to thaw the icy ground between her and her teammates. Throughout this time, Rogue wrestled with Carol Danvers’ personality, which emerged at various points to fight her for control.
During a stint of time spent in the Savage Land, Rogue formed an attachment to the X-men’s on-again, off-again villain Magneto and participated in the war against Zaladane. Upon her return to the X-men, the team was split into two groups and Rogue joined the Blue Squad under Cyclops’ leadership. It was during this time that Gambit first joined the X-men and began to pursue Rogue romantically, despite her continued inability to touch anyone.
She later joined Storm’s squad, the X-treme X-men. During this time, the villain Vargas attempted to alter his destiny by killing Rogue, spearing both her and Gambit through the chest. Both X-men nearly lost their lives in the fallout, but with the help of Jean Grey Rogue is able to bring them both back from the brink of death. Apparently now powerless, Rogue and Gambit left the X-men for a time to live together in Valle Soleada. It was during this time that Rogue went by the name Anna Raven.
Rogue eventually regained her powers (though her Ms. Marvel powers faded completely by this point) and rejoined the X-men. She served as a member of the main team and a teacher at the school. When Mystique infiltrated the mansion in order to become a probationary member of the X-men, Rogue was furious and this created rifts between her and many members of the team. Following the events of M-day, Gambit was corrupted by Apocalypse and left the X-men after attempting to kill Rogue.
Following this, Rogue was given permission to lead her own squad of X-men. This team was made up of Iceman, Cable, Cannonball, Sabretooth, Lady Mastermind, Omega Sentinel and Mystique. During this time Rogue was infected a virus that amplified her powers, so that a single touch would mean death for anyone she came into contact with. Rogue also absorbed the minds of 8 billion individuals in order to defeat the Hetacomb, leaving her in a near comatose state.
During Messiah Complex, Gambit and Mystique worked together to betray the X-men and save Rogue’s life—when she came into contact with Hope, the residual psyches of everyone she’d ever touched finally left her mind. However, she did not condone Gambit and Mystique’s actions and left without reconciling with them. Eventually, Professor X and Gambit tracked her to Australia, where Rogue would eventually gain full control of her mutant abilities.
Rogue made a triumphant return to the X-men, joining the team on Utopia. During the events of Second Coming, she was able to sense Hope Summers’ presence due to their previous encounter. Rogue grew very close to the younger generation of mutants during this time, growing into her role as a teacher. She also began a romantic relationship with Magneto, who becomes one of her key allies.
Following the events of Schism, Rogue returned to Westchester to become a teacher at the new Jean Grey School. Following the events of Avengers vs. X-men, she joined the unity squad formed by Captain America and Wolverine, and was apparently killed during the team’s conflict with the Apocalypse Twins.Important Issues
Avengers Annual #10
Uncanny X-men #171
Uncanny X-men Volume 1
X-men Volume 1
Rogue Volume 1
Rogue Volume 2
Rogue Volume 3
X-men Volume 2
Age of X
X-men Volume 4
Marvel Knights: X-menOther Appearances
Rogue is a major character in three X-men animated series: X-men (1992), X-men: Evolution (2000), and Wolverine & the X-men (2009). She was played by Anna Paquin in the original trilogy of live action X-men films: X-men, X2, and X-men: The Last Stand. She may or may not be making an appearance in X-men: Days of Future Past. Rogue has also appeared in many different Marvel video games and can be met as a face-character in Universal Studios Theme Parks.