Rogue is an uncertain and insecure teenager, not the voluptuous bombshell she was in the comics. She isolates herself from other people because of her mutant ability, which prevents her from making any physical (skin-to-skin) contact with people.
Rogue's isolation leads her to be petulant, sarcastic and alarmingly defensive. As a result of her isolation, Rogue has trouble trusting people. Since joining the X-Men, Rogue has become closest with her roommate, Kitty, and maintains a crush on the X-Men's field leader, Scott.
She recently showed interest in Magneto's henchman Gambit, as they both realized that they had a great deal in common (including adopted parents who prefer to nurture their powers rather than them), and are now friends, if nothing else.
However, Rogue is also very intelligent. She had two separate classes with Scott Summers, who is a year older than her, meaning that she has jumped forward a year in at least two of her classes, possibly more. She also seems to be quite well-read, as she recognized a quotation by Beast from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Rogue has short auburn hair with white streaks as bangs in the front of her hair. She has grey eyes and a pale skin complexion, and she wears purplish-blackish makeup and lipstick. Rogue's most frequently-seen outfit consists of a sheer long-sleeved green blouse over a black halter top, a short black leather skirt, and black leggings. She wears thick combat boots, and dog collars around her neck and wrists. Black gloves cover her hands and easily come off when Rogue needs them to. So overall, she appears to be quite Goth. She has on occasion worn over this a long, dark brown coat.
In her second outfit, Rogue shows more skin as she wears a dark, purple halter top, long purple gloves that come up to about her shoulders, and a knee length skirt covered with a white chain that hangs around her waist. Knee high boots are worn, and a light that purple scarf protects her neck and chest areas.
Her third outfit is less dressy, and a little less Gothic. She wears a purple shirt tied at the front and it falls onto her shoulders, showing some skin. Underneath the shirt is her black halter top. Either black or really dark blue jeans are worn instead of a skirt. They have tears around her knees. Sneakers are worn instead of boots. Again, gloves protect her hands from her power.
In her X-Men uniform, Rogue wears a dark, navy blue bodysuit. Gold platelets with the "X" logo are on both of her shoulders while a green platelet goes around her bust area. A gold utility belt, also marking the "X" logo, goes around her waist, while small platelets protect her knees. Knee-high boots are worn for shoes, and thick, brown gloves worn on both hands.
Powers & Abilities
Rogue has the ability to absorb a person's life force through direct skin contact, acquiring the individual's memories, skills, powers and a fraction of the individual's personality for a limited time. The longer she stays in contact with them, the longer she retains the skills and abilities she absorbs. If she maintains contact for too long, she may put the other person in a coma or even kill them. However, Rogue retains the memories of those she touches for a much longer period.
Even though the powers and skills she absorbs fade away, her mind retains a psionic imprint of every individual she has ever used her powers on. In the episode Self Possessed, following the absorption of Mystique's shape-shifting abilities, all the previous personalities that Rogue had absorbed begin to struggle for control of her body, and she begins to assume their physical appearance as well as their powers, such as, among others, Sabretooth, Juggernaut, Magneto, Cyclops, Multiple and Storm.
Ultimately, she was able to use all the abilities she had ever absorbed for a brief period, though this posed considerable risk to her, before Professor Xavier used his telepathic powers to wipe all the imprinted personalities from her mind. Later, in the episode Dark Horizon I, Rogue absorbed and consciously used the powers of the X-Men, Brotherhood, and Magneto's Acolytes, showing that, with time and development, she may be able to access past abilities and skills she has absorbed.
It is currently unknown if she can absorb abilities from mutants with artificial enhancements, such as Wolverine, who has Adamantium bonded to his skeleton and claws, making them nearly indestructible. In Charles Xavier's vision of the future she develops flight and super strength, possibly acquired from another mutant.
In terms of her birth, Rogue's is a complete mystery. Born to an unknown mother and father, she was adopted by the shape-shifter Raven Darkhölme when she was four. At some point, Rogue was entrusted to the care of Irene Adler, and she and Mystique went to great lengths to hide her in a secluded area. The area they eventually chose was the backwater town of Caldecott County Mississippi. This is where Rogue grew up and where she considers home. As Irene had foreseen the form Rogue's powers would take, they also took extensive steps to ensure Rogue's isolation from contact with others as much as possible.
In spite of these precautions, while attending a party Rogue's powers manifested for the first time. She possesses the ability to take energy, memories, personality traits, and (if they are mutants) their powers for a short time through touching their skin. When she first got her powers, she was unable to control the powers she obtained. She also could not distinguish the memories taken from whom she touched from her own, causing significant confusion.
Due to the machinations of Mystique, Rogue initially distrusted the X-Men and joined the Brotherhood of Mutants, but after learning that Mystique tricked her by attacking her posing as members of the X-Men, she switched loyalties. At first annoyed by Nightcrawler's joking behavior, she becomes close to him after learning that she is his adopted sister, and both renounce Mystique for abusing them.
The series established no birth name for Rogue and gave no hints to it after her introductory episode. Rogue's mutant ability allows her to draw upon the aspects of another (memories, habits, speech patterns, powers (if mutant) through bare skin to skin contact. It is uncontrollable and possibly deadly.
Rogue was infatuated with Scott during the first and second season and generally was hostile towards Jean because of it. She seems to accept it in later seasons, but clearly still harbors some emotional attachment to Scott even then.
In Mississippi, outside of a school dance, Rogue's standing on the deck overlooking the sunset. Two boys come outside as well while her back is turned, one encouraging the other to make a move and reasoning that he had been staring at her all night. Though he initially hesitates, his friend convinces him and he comes up to her. Rogue turns to him and asks him if she can help him. Cody Robbins struggles to ask her for a dance before she starts to tell him that she is really just hanging out but soon changes her mind when she sees his sad expression, questioning what the harm would be in one dance.
She begins to dance with him and is soon knocked over. At that same moment, her foster mother Destiny is sensing her contact with him and though she cannot hear her, urges her foster daughter not to touch him. After she does, she merely utters "My dear child," in horror. However, this has not commenced yet, as Cody and Rogue are dancing away from each other. It does occur when Cody's friend, Ty tells him to get closer and to make his move before pushing him towards her, unintentionally knocking him into her. After Cody apologizes for pushing her down, he tries to help her up before the touch knocks him out.
Rogue soon has his memories and questions who she is after seeing them in her mind. While shaking and asking his comatose friend what was wrong, Ty asks Rogue what she did to him as she clings to her head and begins to run for the door as he runs after her and tries to block her exit. While seeing a memory of Cody pushing a rival football player out of the way during a game, Rogue does the exact same and pushes the boy in front of her. After being pushed aside and watching Rogue run, Ty remarks that he thought only Cody had moves like that.
Meanwhile, Charles Xavier tells the X-Men that Cerebro had detected a new mutant, of whom is Rogue and he believes to be a danger to herself and others. He tells the group that they are dealing with a rogue. In the meantime, Rogue is frantically running around in streets and nearly gets ran over before a man stops as she continues running and calls her a crazy kid as Rogue goes back to Cody's house. She even gets into the house, using the spare key left on the roof.
Rogue is then seemingly attacked by Wolverine, whom turns out to be Mystique in disguise. She chases Rogue out of the house and then soon morphs into Storm continuing her pursuit by attacking her with fake lightning. Irene tries to get Rogue to come with her, before Wolverine comes with Shadowcat and Nightcrawler, causing Rogue to continue running. Soon afterward, Rogue is confronted by Nightcrawler as he tells her about the prejudice he received for his appearance and his powers. However, just as the two were connecting, Shadowcat lunges at her and pins her down before Rogue easily manages to push her off of herself. While in the midst of their struggle, Rogue accidentally touches Nightcrawler, rendering him unconscious as she quickly teleports away from the scene to a graveyard.
In the graveyard, Rogue discovered she could speak German and found out Nightcrawler's real name as she started to have fun with his powers before teleporting and hurting herself. She began to sulk, asking herself when her nightmare would end. Later, she was confronted by Jean Grey, whom she recognized immediately from Kurt's memories before concluding that she was like the others. However, Jean convinces Rogue by reasoning that if she knew who she was then she knew Jean wouldn't hurt her. As Jean levitated a communicator to her, Rogue cited it as the latest fashion accessory before Cyclops and Storm arrive with the latter telling her that all the X-Men have one. Upon seeing Storm, Rogue recognizes her and quickly runs off.
There, she was attacked by Mystique posing as Cyclops, who claimed as him that you could not escape from the X-Men. She continued running and stumbled into the real Cyclops, much to her confusion as she shoves him away from her. She also came across Mystique again, this time posing as Jean. As her she stated that she guessed some people would not be helped before attacking her but Rogue teleports away. As the real Jean sees her, she asks her if she is hurt and tells her not to move but Rogue backs away from her. Storm comes behind her and asks what is wrong, telling her that the X-Men are her friends before she is touched by Rogue. When Cyclops runs over to the three, he questions what the added details of Rogue's powers are from before realizing that she has gained Storm's powers and soon tells Jean to both trying to shot her down, telling her that she has Storm's powers, yet Rogue does not have her control. Rogue soon hits a power-line, prompting Cyclops to tell Jean that if they hit the water Storm's in, she will be electrocuted. Rogue stresses that she has too much power and that she cannot control it before teleporting away.
Later, Mystique as Ms. Darkhölme welcomes Rogue to Bayville High and ensures her that she will be happy there. Rogue thanks her and leaves before Magneto begins to talk to Mystique. Magneto asks if she is certain that all of Rogue's positive memories of the X-Men have faded. Mystique tells him that she is positive. Outside the office, Rogue clings on to the communicator that she was given by Jean, and looks on.
In drama class Rogue and Scott are paired up to do a scene from Henry V. Scott asks Rogue if she's okay with it and she tells him that she's not afraid of him and for his "weirdo friends" to keep their distance.
At lunch, Rouge was sitting with Lance, and Todd, then a food fight breaks out and the Blob ends up busting up the cafeteria. Fred loses it when he thinks he's being laughed as, and Rogue, along with everyone else makes a break for it.
Rogue watches Jean try to control the situation, and Scott has her back. She runs to her lockers before he can see her and she comments to Scott about how the X-Men watch out for one another. She seems interested, but Ms. Darkhölme shows up to break them up, seeming very hostile towards Rogue. As Rogue leaves, Scott reminds her that they have to practice that afternoon for their play on Tuesday.
Rogue and Scott are rehearsing their scene. Rogue tells Scott that she wishes sometimes that she could get close to someone. Kurt 'ports in to get Cyclops. Scott asks Rogue if she knows anything about Jean being kidnapped. She tells him that even if she did she wouldn't tell him and he tells her that he hopes she can live with her conscious. Kurt and Scott port away.
Rogue arrives to find the unconscious Cyclops, Wolverine, and a tied on Jean. She absorbs Freds powers and attacks the Blob. She tells him to leave Jean alone. When he tries to hit her she absorbs his power too. She knocks him way up into the air and he lands in a junkyard. Later Jean asks Rogue why she helped them and Rogue becomes upset, tells them that she doesn't know, runs off.
Rogue hears Kurt port in as she's sitting by a tree reading her Dracula book, and goes down to find out what she heard. Rogue runs in to find out if he's okay, and when she's looking around she finds a gizmo that wasn't destroyed in the blast. Kurt tries to take it from her, and during the struggle, she accidentally zaps him with it and he disappears.
Rogue shows up to tell the X-Men that she did something to Kurt. She takes them to the lab. Kitty and Evan study the gizmo and figure out that Kurt is trapped in a pocket dimension. Scott wants to destroy it,& gets ready to blast the gizmo to nothing and Kitty asks why she can't just phase through it and quietly short it out. Evan and Scott look at her like she has two heads and she says forget I said anything.
Kurt ports in to say "Reset. Don't..." before he disappears again. The X-Men argue over what he meant. Evan still wants to destroy it, but Scott says he meant for them to reset it. Scott resets it and Kurt ports them in by Raven's car.
Blob, Avalanche, and Toad show up looking for Rogue. Scott is surprised that Rogue is working for Mystique. Avalanche asks who's side she's on and Rogue says "it's not my fight" and leaves.
The Brotherhood take off since the gizmo is smashed, Rogue watches the X-Men and Forge leave the lab. Scott offers Forge a place at Xavier Mansion, but he just wants to go home.
Turn of the Rogue
Jean lowers Rogue and Cyclops to hover over laser alarms crossing the floor. Cyclops and Nightcrawler are supposed to free Storm. They find her laying on the floor covered with a cloak and chained to a post. Scott blasts the chains. Jean is surprised by a guard and drops them. They fall to the floor and set off the alarms. Scott rushes over to Storm, but it turns out to be Rogue in disguise. She grabs him and absorbs his powers. Scott freaks out and stops the simulation. The base disappears and Rogue shuts down and drops to the floor.
Charles Xavier comes through Danger Room doors and tells Scott that he's never to stop simulation unless he's hurt. Scott tells Xavier that Rogue was not supposed to be part of the simulation. Xavier said he added her as an element of surprise and that they have to get used to that during missions. He tells them the training session is over and it's time to go to high school.
Rogue is working out in the gym when she overhears Scott and Jean talking outside. As they load the snow mobiles they talk about how fun the trip is going to be, and Rogue seems jealous. Ms. Darkhome comes up behind her and catches her watching them. She startles Rogue and tells her Scott will never be her friend. Rogue says that she's not interested in him. Raven tells her about overhearing them talk about having her as an enemy in their battle simulations. Rogue becomes upset and asks why they would do that, Ms. Darkhome tells her that it's time she remembers who her true friends are and that she hopes she enjoys the trip. Raven drops a backpack and leaves her alone.
Scott sees Rogue climbing on the bus and she smiles at him. On the bus, on the way to the mountains, it starts snowing. The teacher says too much snow and they will have to turn back. Later, the bus begins skidding out of control and weaves close to the cliff. Scott is able to blast a trench without anyone seeing except Rogue. It stops the bus, but the bus becomes stuck. Rogue suggests that they ride the snow mobiles up to the caves and wait out the storm there. Everyone agrees and they head out. Rogue challenges Scott to a race and they leave the others behind. She almost runs them off the mountain. Rogue wins and when Scott arrives at the cave, she tells him there is no trophy for second place.
In the cave, the teacher is giving the students a geology lecture. Rogue wanders off and Scott follows her. He loses track of her and almost falls off of a ledge. He calls out for her and she comes up behind him, asking what he wants from her. He tells her he doesn't want anything except her friendship. She cuts him off saying she wants the truth. She wants to know if she's a target for the X-Men. She says she knows all about the battle simulations with her as the enemy. He tells her they're not who she thinks they are, and that she's been lied to. He tells her she can join them. She tells him no thanks and starts to walk away. Paul walks up and says that everyone is looking for them. Rogue says she bets that they never practice fighting Paul.
Suddenly Paul morphs into Darkhölme and then into Mystique as she says that Rogue would lose that bet. Scott is shocked to find out that the principal is really Mystique. Mystique taunts him about Xavier hiding the truth from them, then she shoves him off of the ledge. Rogue makes a grab for him, but she's too late. She turns on Mystique asking why. Mystique tells her that she's only trying to protect her from Xavier and the X-Men. Rogue takes off her glove and grabs Mystique, telling her that there will be no more secrets. She gets flashbacks of Mystique morphing into the X-Men and chasing her, and of all the lies. Mystique passes out and Rogue turns away saying "Oh Scott, I'm so sorry".
On a ledge below Scott is trying to pull himself up, he looks up to see Mystique jumping down towards him. Scott is afraid, but then Mystique morphs into Rogue and pulls him up. The real Mystique tries to drop a boulder on both off them, and they end of falling into the river below. Scott saves them both from dropping over a waterfall by pulling them up onto an overhanging. The rocks break up, and Scott hits his head when they fall. Rogue tells Scott that she knows the truth now and apologizes for the things she's done. Scott passes out. Mystique appears on a ledge overhead.
Mystique morphs into a wolf and drops down to the narrow rock bridge that Rogue and Scott have landed on. Rogue drags Scott backward, trying to stay out of Mystique's reach.
Scott tells Rogue that the X-Men are coming but that they can't find them. Mystique closes in, Rogue pulls off his visor and tells him to open his eyes. A beam blasts through the snow for the X-Men follow it. Mystique gets too close, and Rogue absorbs Scott's power. She blasts Mystique off of the bridge and Mystique morphs into a bird to stop her fall. The X-Jet arrives and Mystique flies off. They pick up Scott and Rogue as the bridge collapses.
On the jet, Storm tends to Scott as Wolverine asks Rogue which side she's on. She asks if she'll be thrown off of the jet is she doesn't say them. Wolverine closes the hatch and tells her that's not their style, either they've earned her trust by now or not. She says them and Wolverine welcomes her to the X-Men.
Back at the institute, the kids confront Xavier about withholding info about Mystique. Xavier asks Rogue what she thinks. When Rogue says it isn't her place, Kitty tells her she's part of the family now. Rogue tells them that she's found that honesty is very important. Xavier tells them he'll try to be more open with them in the future.
Kitty and Rogue in the school hallway, Kitty bumps into Jason Nasier who is putting up posters for the play Dracula The Rock Opera where he is the male lead. He's flirting with a Kitty, while Rogue watches on, slightly disgusted. Jason invites her to come try out if she can sing & dance. He then leaves to put up more posters. When he leaves Rogue tells her she's pathetic. Kitty tells her that at least she's got a shot at being in the play. Rogue then catches Spyke taping them and threatens him if he tapes her again. Kitty and Rogue decide to try out for the play and walk off in a huff.
Sabertooth rips open the front gates of the school. The rest of the X-Men come running. Wolverine tries to keep them out of it but Storm tells him it's no place for his personal wars. Through a combined effort they send Sabertooth packing on his way again.
Evan runs into Kitty and Rogue arguing about rehearsing for the play. He asks them to help with the Sabretooth problem. As they leave the school on a moped/scooter, Sabertooth follows them.
Evan is taping Kitty and Rogue dancing in the woods. Rogue is pretty stiff and Evan suggests that she use her power to snatch some of Kitty's moves. Kitty agrees to try it and they touch, then they start dancing together, however, she now speaks using Kitty's speech patterns. Sabertooth barrels onto the scene and yanks up Evan. He pops his spikes and Sabertooth flings him into Rogue. Rogue comes to and calls him away from Kitty.
She tries to touch him, but he's holding her arms out and she can't reach him. Wolverine arrives and Sabertooth drops Rogue as he's tackled by Logan. Rogue pops him from behind and lays him out. She grows fur all over, her hair gets longer, and fangs and claws pop out. Logan yells at them for planning such a stupid stunt and tells them they're all grounded. Kitty and Rogue ask what'll happen to Sabertooth now... They drop Sabertooth off in the snow (Alaska) and Xavier wipes his mind.
The school shows Spyke's "film" at the end about the X-Men being his new family. Each of the X-Men are shown in some candid shots and the last shots are of Kitty and Rogue both dancing in the school play together and Spyke dedicating it to his new family. All the other X-men show up to support him. They smile at the end to each other.
Survival of the Fittest
In the mountains, Scott, Jean, Kurt, Kitty, Evan, and Rogue have just shipped into a survival training camp. Scott is chosen to be group leader due to his scholastic achievements. When Sergeant Hawke leaves the kids grumble about being there. Rogue says she's going AWOL and asks if anyone knows how to hot-wire a school bus. Scott stops them and Jean says it's either this or survival training with Wolverine. They all grab their bags and move off grumbling.
Lance and Scott race over an obstacle course. Lance uses his power to dunk Scott in the river. Spyke starts to go after Lance, but Jean stops him and says that they've agreed not to use powers. She says Scott can deal with Lance like a leader. Scott uses an optic blast to knock Lance out of his raft. He then takes Lance's raft and wins the race. Jean says "or not".
Everyone argues over who should have won fairly. Hawk blows the whistle and makes them all do push-ups. He tells them that if they want to prove how tough they are, they have to get a flag from the top of Mt. Humiliation. Quicksilver says he can get the flag while his team takes a break, Nightcrawler says "not before I can". Hawk tells them that the whole team has to reach the top and retrieve the flag together.
The X-kids are running full tilt, and complaining about Scott, how all he cares about is winning the race.
Scott sends Kurt up to make sure that the flag is still up top. Then he gets Evan to Spyke a rope up to the top so they can win. Evan asks if he's sure he wants to do it that way and Scott says yes. Scott starts up the rope, but when he looks back, the other X-Men are staring at him disapprovingly. Jean starts climbing up the mountain by hand.
The X-Kids are almost to the flag when the tremors start. Spyke is knocked off of the wall, but Jean saves him with her TK. When Scott tries to get her to levitate them all to the top she refuses. He says that she just used it for Spyke and asks her what's the difference. Jean gets mad and tells him that a real X-Man would know the difference. Rogue finds The Brotherhood at the bottom of a shaft. Toad begs them not to leave them behind over a stupid race. Scott tells them they won't.
On the mountain, the X-Kids save the Brotherhood. As they're pulling out the last one, Avalanche, the Blob points towards the flag and Quicksilver takes off. Nightcrawler ports up and they reach the flag at the same time and begin wrestling over it. The X-Jet pulls up suddenly and Storm tells them over the loud speaker that Xavier and Mystique are in trouble. Scott asks Lance if he's ready and he replies "Let's go!". The X-Jet flies by Sgt. Hawk and the flag and a pic of all of the X-Men and Brotherhood at the top of the mountain drops to the ground beside him.
Everyone arrives as Juggernaut reaches for Xavier, but Jean uses her Telekinesis to pull him away. She can't hold him long though and collapses.
Wolverine tells them to try to get Juggernaut's helmet. Juggernaut goes for Jean, but the Blob rushes in and knocks him away from her. Nightcrawler ports in while he's stunned and unlatches one of the four latches holding on his helmet. Juggernaut throws Nightcrawler and then charges the Blob and knocks him back across the Danger Room.
Cyclops blasts him, but Juggernaut picks up a piece of the Danger Room wreckage and throws it at him. Avalanche uses his tremors and is able to make him stumble. Quicksilver is able to get to him long enough to open another latch. Juggernaut throws Quicksilver off, but Storm steps up and disorients him with wind gusts. He stumbles back and falls. Kit and Rogue phase out of the wall and are able to get the last two latches. Toad uses his tongue to grab Juggernaut's helmet and yank it free. Xavier is then able to use his powers to take out Juggernaut.
As the X-Kids and Brotherhood cheer and congratulate one another, Mystique comments about it not being a sight you see everyday. Xavier agrees and Mystique takes the Brotherhood home.
Rogue and Kitty are sharing a bedroom. Rogue is talking on the phone as Kitty climbs into bed and snuggles a stuffed dragon (Lockheed). Rogue thanks someone for a book she's borrowed and tells them she has to go, she has finals tomorrow. She turns in to, but starts to have a nightmare.
A woman is yelling at someone, calling them a monster and asking what they've done to a baby. She runs from a castle carrying the baby, but wolves start to chase her. A man comes after her as well. She ends up on a rope bridge as the wolves catch up to her. She tries to keep the baby away from them, but she ends up dropping him into the river below. Rogue wakes up screaming.
Everyone rushes into the girls' bedroom to find out what's going on, and as Rogue is telling them about the nightmare, she realizes that the baby in her dream was really Kurt. Charles Xavier asks Jean, Rogue, and Kurt to come down to the library where he reads Rogue's mind.
Xavier tells them that Rogue is really experiencing the repressed memories of someone that she's touched, someone that has knowledge of Kurt's past. Kurt believes that they're his memories and he wants the Xavier to read his mind and see if he can find out more about his real parents. Xavier tells them not tonight that he'll try to find out more tomorrow.
After high school Rogue and Kurt talk about finding their real parents and Kurt gets upset, claiming he can't go on, not knowing, and 'ports away as Jean and Scott walk up. The three leave together.
The Brotherhood knocks out Kurt at the construction site he was meeting Mystique at, but the other X-Men show up and a fight ensues. Rogue steals Avalanche's power and tries to stop Mystique from running off. Mystique tells her it's too late for answers and when Rogue causes a quake she turns into a raven and flies away.
In his room, Kurt talks to Rogue about Mystique and finding out the truth about his past and his real parents. He's sure that the Prof is not telling him everything and Rogue tells him it's probably for a good reason. Rogue tells him that they can keep looking together and that they will find the answers someday. She leaves to get ready for school. Kurt watches the sun rise and looks very upset.
Rogue is getting ready in the morning and Kitty stumbles into the bathroom, phasing through the door, not realizing it reads 'occupied' she rushes right back out. Rogue opens the door and shakes her brush at Kitty telling her the sign said occupied and the door was locked. Kitty mumbles something about anyone being able to read at this time in the morning and Rogue closes the door on her. a few minutes later Rogue walks into their room and begins to blow dry her hair. Kitty grumps and leaves the room.
Rogue the other X-Men burst into the kitchen making tons of noise, all looking for the food they want. Everyone's going about their business to get breakfast while Scott turns on the news to drink his coffee too, Logan see the report and turns up the volume all the way, interrupting everyone else's conversations it's about a possible "Bigfoot" sighting, given all the damage on "Mt. McKenna" in Canada, Wolverine leaves.
Everyone's annoyed with Kurt, for locking them out of the dining room, so Kitty can write a letter.
The Cauldron I
Rogue, Kitty, and Evan come running out as the jet takes off and are upset that they were left behind. Kitty says she wouldn't want a crowd around is she was going to meet a brother she hadn't seen in ten years either. Kurt tells them Hawaii isn't the only place with beaches and they decide to go to a local beach. Evan calls for Rogue to hurry up. She comes running out of the house saying she couldn't find Jean, so she left her a note. She nearly trips over a cat along the way and shoos it, saying she hates cats, & they drive off.
The X-kids are ambushed by v. They end up crashing into the Blob on the beach. Rogue and Kurt tackle Toad and Avalanche. Fred jumps onto Kitty. She phases out from under him, but passes out. Avalanche tumbles the rocks out from under Kurt. He 'ports but the rocks port with him and crush him on the beach. Pietro buries Spyke in the sand. Rogue smashes Toad into the overturned car and is about to absorb his powers. Avalanche stops her and tells her she's won. The Blob points to the four spheres on their way down from the sky and says here comes her reward.
The Cauldron II
Magneto brings the other X-Men out of stasis in time to see Scott enter the enhancer. Xavier tries to stop Scott, but the door slams shut as Scott tries to get out. Scott and Alex come out of the enhancer as adults (both with white hair). Magneto gives Alex the codename Havok and tells Scott he can take off his visor. Then he tells them that the enhancer has affected their minds as well, wiping out emotions.
They pick up an incoming aircraft and Magneto tries to use his powers against it. When he realizes that there's no metal for him to control he sends out Alex and Scott to "defend them"
Kitty phases the kids out after Scott & Alex crash a jet to the ground. Mystique climbs out of the top and heads straight for Magneto. Wolverine releases the other X-Men from the stasis tubes and tells them to all gather at the X-Jet. Xavier sends Storm and Rogue to "ready the jet" as he and Jean try to free The Brotherhood from the debris.
Kitty phases the kids out after Scott & Alex crash a jet to the ground. Mystique climbs out of the top and heads straight for Magneto. Wolverine releases the other X-Men from the stasis tubes and tells them to all gather at the X-Jet. Xavier send Storm and Rogue to "ready the jet"
Spyke slows down Quicksilver long enough for Rogue to absorb his speed. Rogue runs up using Quicksilver's speed to tell Storm that Alex and Scott are still trapped and Wolverine is having trouble with Sabertooth.
The X-Jet comes back for Scott & Alex when they begin to run for it, but there are still too many tremors and falling debris and it can't get to them. Asteroid M begins to fall and Alex and Scott use their powers to blast it apart as it crashes towards them. They both collapse to the ground back to normal.
The X-Jet lands and Scott apologizes to everyone for the way he's been acting. Alex says so much for Havok, but at least I have my brother back. Xavier tells Alex that they'll help him with his powers if he wants and that they'll do it together, unified, as the X-Men.
Between the defeat of Magneto and the expansion of the X-Men with the introduction of the New Mutants, Rogue had not changed much and continued to be a vital member of the X-Men. Rogue started to teach the new kids, alongside Cyclops, Jean Grey, Shadowcat, Spyke and Nightcrawler. Rogue was shown throughout the season that she has a major crush on the X-Men's field leader, Cyclops.
At high school everyone is gathered in the gym for an assembly. Rogue walks past The Brotherhood, but is stopped by a new girl sitting on the bottom bleacher. She asks Rogue how long the assemblies usually last. Rogue says that their way too long but it gets them out of class as she sits down next to the new girl who introduces herself as Risty Wilde from England. Rogue offers to show her around after the assembly. Principal Kelly gives a speech about everyone using their special gifts and talents to make it a great school year. He also says he wants everyone to show up to the pre-game rally for the girl's soccer team championship.
At the prep game rally, Rogue was sitting with the other X-Men about the watch Jean's soccer game when the Brotherhood show up and interrupt the game as Avalanche and the others announce that they're mutants, that they have special powers. TV cameras catch all the action as he also announces that the Xavier Institute is also filled with mutants and names Scott and Jean personally. Rogue comments on the X-team being "busted big time" before getting into her uniform to fight the Brotherhood. Blob starts destroying the stadium seats that still have people on them. Rogue absorbs Blob's abilities and the whole construction falls on both of them. Shadowcat goes to help Rogue get out of the wreck. Storm comes and creates a rainstorm that stops the fighting and calms everyone down with Xavier deciding to change everyone's memories about the incident.
At a high school assembly, Jean wins the MVP Soccer Award. Everyone is cheering madly, except Rogue. Jean starts her acceptance speech, but she freaks out, knocking over the awards table and yelling. She makes a joke about losing her head since she broke the figure of her award and finishes her speech.
At the party, Rogue and Risty are sitting together. Risty asks Rogue why she's so moody and Rogue says that where she's from people like her don't party with people like them. Scott arrives and walks right past Rogue without even a look. Rogue gets up to leave and Risty says that she thinks Rogue has a thing for Scott. Rogue throws her water bottle at her and leaves.
Rogue and Risty walk in, and Kurt is barely able to get his Image Inducer activated in time. Rogue makes a comment about everyone staring at them rudely and Kit phases in behind them. Risty is surprised and asks where she came from. Wolverine shows up and pops his claws to grab an apple, then leaves. Xavier raises an eyebrow. Outside Risty tells Rogue not to worry about it and leaves.
Inside Xavier tells Rogue that there are obvious reasons that they have to schedule visits. As Rogue is walking past Jean she thinks to herself that Xavier wouldn't treat Jean this way. Jean jumps to the defense saying that he doesn't treat her any different. Rogue gets mad and says that no one gave her permission to go into her head and Jean apologizes, saying she didn't mean to. Rogue marches off mad.
Downstairs everyone reconvenes, as crashes and explosions can be heard upstairs. They come up with a plan for Rogue to drain off some of the excess in Jean's mind as Scott tries to reach her consciousness. Back upstairs debris is flying everywhere. The X-Men try to take out some of the debris as Nightcrawler ports Rogue close to Jean where she's floating suspended in the middle of the maelstrom. Rogue is able to touch Jean, but then she's ripped loose and thrown around with everything else. Scott catches her and Kit holds her as he tries to talk to Jean.
Jean's voice comes out of Rogue, and Scott turns back to Rogue. A sappy Jean and Scott moment ensues. He tells her to focus on him, she says she can't do it. He tells her he knows her better than anyone ever has or ever will and he knows she can do it. Rogue's personality begins to regain control as Jean is able to reign in her own power. Jean drops back down to the lab table. Scott leaves Rogue lying in the dirt to rush to Jean's side, Rogue drops her head looking as if she's about to cry.
Next day, Scott asks Rogue why she risked so much to save Jean. Rogue tells him that she realized that Jean would do the same for her. Scott tells her that they all would.
The Hex Factor
At the Xavier Institute, Professor Xavier calls the students to meet him in the library, that it's top priority. Professor Xavier tells the students about Wanda and that she has escaped. He tells them that her anger stems from her father abandoning her in the hospital as a child. Rogue suggests that maybe she just ran away but Xavier believes that someone else plans to use Wanda's powers against the X-Men.
Professor Xavier tells the X-Men that he has found the location of Wanda and that she join The Brotherhood boys. Xavier also detected that the Brotherhood are at the Bayville Mall, committing a break-in. The X-Men arrive at the mall and easily defeat all of the Brotherhood.
The X-Men have just about finished the Brotherhood when Wanda shows up. The place starts going haywire and the X-Men are scattered. As each of the X-men try to take on Wanda, their powers turn against them. Spyke is hit by his own spikes, Cyclops' blasts go out of control, Shadowcat is trapped halfway in phasing through the floor. Nightcrawler teleports her free, but the two of them are dumped into some trees outside. Jean talks Cyclops into retreating, telling him that Wanda is too strong, they can't beat her. As the X-Men retreat, the Brotherhood celebrate their victory.
Outside the X-men regroup to head home. Xavier tells them that it's his fault for not teaching them how to deal with someone like Wanda. As Scott and the others act like a bunch of sore losers and start to mope away, Xavier tells them that the way they handle defeat is as much a mark on their character as coming home the victor, and from what he's seeing, it was a lesson that was very much needed.
Day of Recovery
Inside Area 51 Wolverine is being questioned by the military while the others are standing nearby in clear plastic cells. The Blob is still being cut free from the green stasis goo.
When the alarms go off the officer questioning Logan leaves to see what's going on and during the confusion, Spyke is able to pop a spike into Logan's restraint and free him. Wolverine returns the favor and as Spyke frees the others Wolverine takes on the remaining troops. Blob is able to break free from the goo and they round up all of the troops and get them contained.
Nightcrawler and Mystique arrive, though a little late, and they take off to meet up with the others
When more troops start closing on them, Mystique points the way for everyone to keep following as she gives an order to Lance. Security seals all exits, but they find Iceman & Shadowcat who are able to find a hatch that leads to the roof. Scott traps mystique down below and Avalanche goes after him, but Jean stops them. Storm shows up and they all escape.
Back at the lookout, the X-Men talk over the loss of the Institute and Xavier. Kitty's upset because they can't return home or to school. Scott is upset that he didn't get the info about Xavier's location from Mystique, but Logan tells him that they'll find him on their own.
Ororo tells them all that they have a new world to deal with now, one that fears them and that somehow they have to find a way to teach them that they are the good guys before it's too late.
Evan is hassled by some thugs. Rogue steps in to help, but Evan pops his spikes and the thugs run off threatening to tell Principal Kelly and get them thrown out. Evan has a hard time retracting his spikes when he finally does, Rogue runs off to stop the thugs. Gambit gets to them first though and tells them not to mess with the mutants. They balk, but after a demonstration of his power they agree and take off.
Rogue gets there just as they're leaving and asks Gambit what he's doing. Gambit basically blows her off and leaves. Kitty shows up and asks what's going on. She wants to go get Scott to follow Gambit, but Rogue tells her that there's no time and drags her off.
Rogue and Kitty make it to the Brotherhood house just as they boys take off into Lance's jeep. They follow by phasing in and out of vehicles that are heading the same direction. The Brotherhood are hiding out on a cliff overlooking mountain highway. As they wait, Lance tells Fred and Todd that he doesn't care anything about Magneto, he only wants to get his hands on the traitor Pietro. The Brotherhood ambush the military convoy that's transporting Pietro. Rogue and Kitty finally catch up to them just as the scuffle starts.
Rogue sneaks up on Lance and zaps him. Later, she tries to stop them with Lance's power, but Kitty tells her it's no use, as they're all gone. The girls are caught by the military officers, but the leader tells them that not everyone hates mutants and that he knows they helped and they're free to go.
At the Xavier Institute, Xavier tells Kitty and Rogue that they can't deal with every problem that comes along, that they have their own lives to lead. Scott tells them that they've also got detention for skipping out on school. Kitty storms off mad and the others laugh.
The Stuff of Heroes
Rogue and Logan are shopping in a convenience store for food. More troops come into the store and recognize Rogue. They get into a fight and Wolverine and Rogue end up getting away on Logan's motorcycle, but the troops are right on their tail.
Rogue and Logan come flying into the cave with the military right behind them.
Logan wants to fight, but Cyclops stops him. He has Iceman ice up the cave entrance as they argue about what to do. Logan says that the military is now the enemy, they have to fight. Cyclops says that they're not and that the X-Men are supposed to be heroes. Wolverine finally says that if Cyclops wants to take charge, then they're on their own and he takes off. The X-Kids disable the choppers without hurting anyone and take off in the X-Jet.
The kids pick up coverage of the hearings on the jet and find out that Juggernaut is on the loose.
The X-Men finally arrive at the dam and go head to head with Juggernaut. Juggernaut busts his way out of the dam wall Shadowcat trapped him in. Cyclops blasts him full force with his beams and knocks the helmet off of his head. But he himself gets caught. All three of the boys rush him and try to help, Juggernaut swats them all off. Shadowcat and Rogue phase up behind him and Kitty boosts Rogue up onto his shoulders.
Juggernaut loses hold of Cyclops and Nightcrawler ports him to safety as Rogue continues to absorb his powers. Finally, the two of them collapse. Juggernaut rises to his feet first and goes after the unconscious Rogue. Rogue gets up before he can reach her, and as he swings at her full force she bats his fist away. They go head to head, but Juggernaut can't touch Rogue. She lifts him up over her head and throws him from the top of the dam. In mid-flight, Iceman freezes him into a huge block of Ice. Then they lose track of him.
On the dam, Rogue collapses. As Jean and Cyclops rush to help her she tells them that she just absorbed a huge part of Juggernaut's mind. She now knows where the Professor is. Later, the President gives a speech saying that the X-Men have been cleared of all charges and that the real villain behind the Sentinel fiasco, Bolivar Trask, has been jailed. He says that everyone should be more open-minded about mutants and that from now on, they should be free of any prosecution.
Xavier mentally wakes up the rest of the X-kids and calls the older kids into a meeting. All of the students are now crowded into a few rooms in the sub floors. At the meeting, Xavier tells them that they're going to be allowed back to school for one day as long as they do not use their powers. That night the school board is holding a meeting to vote on whether or not to ban mutants from the schools permanently.
Kitty tells him that she's afraid to go back, that they don't fit in there, anymore. Xavier tells her that they now have a chance to go back and be appreciated for everything they are. They see the morning paper calling mutants monsters and Spyke gets angry. Nightcrawler starts reading the article and realizes that his identity is still "unknown". Scott tells him that it's only a matter of time before everyone realizes who he really is since he lives at the Xavier Institute. Xavier tells them all that it's an opportunity for them to set an example and he wants them all to be at the meeting that night.
At school, the rest of the students gawk and taunt the X-Men as they file into school. Later Duncan Matthews and some of his friends start pushing Scott around trying to get him to use his powers so he'll be expelled. Kitty and Rogue show up to defend Scott and scare off Duncan and company.
As they're leaving Kitty sees Kurt hiding behind a building. He was there the whole time but didn't step up to help Scott. He turns to leave, but some other kids are there and ask him if he isn't friends with the mutants. He tells them that he "used to be" and tries to get away, but Kitty and Rogue are right there behind him and heard the whole thing. Kitty tells him thanks, but Kurt rambles on about having to be somewhere and runs off.
The Brotherhood and Duncan team up and start a fight with the other X-kids in the parking lot outside. Scott tells the others that they are not to use their power, no matter what. So the X-kids take a beating and do their best to get out of harm's way. Lance starts to bring down the entire auditorium.
The Brotherhood steps it up a notch and the X-Men are finally forced to use their powers to save the innocent bystanders. Kurt finally steps in to help and when the X-Men regroup and the Brotherhood runs off. The X-Men stand in front of the auditorium and look sadly at the destroyed parking lot.
Next morning, Xavier calls everyone to another meeting. Logan asked if they are on their way to a funeral as everyone walks by with sadden faces. He tells them that the board voted to allow them back into school. The kids aren't too happy about going back, but Xavier tells them that it's not only an honor for them to be taking the first step in this "new world", but it's also their responsibility for the mutants yet to come. He tells them how proud he is of them, and that no matter what, the X-Men will endure.
Rogue shows a romantic interest in Gambit in Dark Horizon I where she kisses him to absorb his powers while being mind-controlled. However, she could have just touched his skin like she did to everyone else.
When Mesmero returned to enslave Rogue, using her to absorb all of the powers of the X-Men, The Brotherhood and The Acolytes. During Jean and Scott's graduation ceremony, Magneto and his team arrived, ruining the ceremony, and allowing Magneto to tell them what Rogue had done. The two teams combined, and Charles Xavier realized that he might know where Tomb of Apocalypse was. With the help of Cerebro, Charles unlocked the memories he gained from Mesmero and believed to have found that Apocalypse was entombed underneath Giza. However, when the combined Brotherhood/X-Men team arrived, they found out it was a trap, and fought their way through to an ancient room, where Beast translated the Hieroglyphics and found out that En Sabah Nur was the first mutant, and that an ancient pharaoh named Rama-Tut had found a ship hr believed not of this Earth, though it had really been created in the future, and that Apocalypse had seized control of it in order to turn all the world's people into mutants. Using his own mind to control the ship, Xavier teleported them all to Apocalypse's real tomb in Tibet, where Gambit, Sabretooth, and Wolverine had tracked Mesmero, Rogue, and Mystique to already. However, the team arrived too late to stop Apocalypse from drawing all of their powers from Rogue and becoming powerful enough to live up to his name
Rogue is dealing with a lot of feelings of hatred and betrayal due to her adopted mother really being Mystique who, originally, only adopted her to use her for her powers. Still so angry at her after she has turned to stone, Rogue pushes her off a cliff to finally end her and to try and heal herself, much to Kurt's dismay. Later in "Cajun Spice", Remy kidnaps Rogue, claiming she'd looked so unhappy for the past couple weeks and brought her with him to New Orleans. However, she was mad once again that he, too, was using her for her powers. It is unclear where their feelings stand for each other at the end after he tries to apologize to Rogue, who leaves him to go back with the X-Men.
When Charles Xavier was under Apocalypse's control, he was able to scan the mind of Apocalypse. In The Future, Xavier saw adult versions of the X-Men including Rogue. She's shown to be wearing a dark navy blue X-Men uniform underneath a dark brown trench coat, similar to the one she wore on occasion in the series, with gray combat boots. She's wearing a black choker necklace with the "X" logo and a gold utility belt also bearing the "X" logo. Rogue's hair is now parted to the right side of her face. Though she is never shown gaining Ms. Marvel's abilities, Rogue is seen flying and noticeably not wearing gloves, indicating that she does eventually gain the ability to activate her power at will. The writers have also stated she becom a couple with Scott at some point.
Scott's relationship to Rogue is closer than others. It was because of Scott's reaching out to Rogue that she eventually left The Brotherhood to join the X-Men. Risty was one of the first to point out how blatant Rogue's crush on Scott was. Rogue still isn't entirely over the fact that Scott has chosen Jean over her. Scott is probably the only one who understands Rogue's feelings of not being able to touch people. He respects it and tries to make her feel better when she's really upset. Scott views Rogue as a close friend, but nothing romantic. However writers have stated they become a couple in the future.
At the start of the series, Rogue very much disliked Jean, partly due to jealousy over Jean having Cyclops as her boyfriend, and also Jean represents everything Rogue is not. Beautiful, perfect, friendly, and she had manageable powers that did not keep her from having physical contact with others. Despite Jean's efforts to show her kindness and friendship, Rogue was generally hostile towards her. But by the end of the second season, despite her crush on Cyclops, Rogue began to respect Jean as a team member. She seems to understand that Jean is trying to help her as are all of the X-Men, and realizes that even the most popular people have flaws (including their mutant powers).
Kurt is a good friend to Rogue. In the beginning of the series, Rogue thought of Kurt as an annoying "little brother". What a coincidence because Kurt is Rogue's foster brother as Kurt is Mystique's biological son, and Rogue is Mystique's adopted daughter. Kurt and Rogue share a brother/sister relationship and they both share a similar lifestyle of being withdrawn from society due to their mutant powers and appearance.
Rogue and Kitty have an odd but close friendship. At first, Rogue didn't like Kitty much as her bubbly and perky personality annoyed her. Rooming with Kitty has proven difficult at times too, but they have learned to live with each other despite their differences. They are seen sometimes hanging out together at school.
For a while, Rogue did not share much with Logan. She knew he was a loner like her, but she kept her distance from him because he seemed so stern with the students. Plus Rogue kept her distance from everyone at first due to her powers. Recently though when Rogue's powers tried to take over, Logan was there to help Rogue the most as he understood the confusion and strain Rogue was going through inside her own mind. Since then they have become close with each other with Logan acting as a father figure towards Rogue.
Irene is Rogue's foster mother who raised her during Mystique's absence for about five years before she left for Bayville. It is unknown when and how Rogue came under Irene's care but Irene truly and genuinely cares for Rogue as if she were her own daughter as Irene wants what is best for her. After she joined the X-Men, Rogue did not see much of Irene and rarely mentioned her. But, Rogue did clarify that Irene was always a good mother to her even though she could be very strict (which may be possibly due to Irene's precautions of Rogue's then soon-to-be powers). Also, it's possible this was her own way of coping with missing Irene. Sometime later, Irene smashed back into Rogue's life when she predicted Rogue's powers getting out of control and the danger it would have towards her health. And Rogue did realize that Destiny only did what she did because she cared for her and was not using her for her own personal gain like Mystique had before her.
Risty appeared to Rogue in the second season. She immediately befriended her, and she became the only real friend Rogue had for a long time. Risty seemed to be somewhat gothic like Rogue, but she also liked to be more open and social... something Rogue couldn't do very easily. Rogue bonded well with Risty and spent a lot of time with her, probably telling her things that she would not tell to the other X-Men. However in Self Possessed, Rogue found out that Risty was not real, but was actually Mystique in disguise. Since then, Risty is no longer around and Rogue was left friendless and lonely once again.
Mystique is probably now Rogue's worst enemy. When Rogue's powers first mutated, she sought comfort under Mystique and her Brotherhood, thinking they cared for her. She soon discovered that Mystique was using her, and found shelter with the X-Men. In the episode Self Possessed, Rogue absorbed more of Mystique's memories and found out that Mystique was Rogue's adopted mother. Rogue hated her even more for that. Her own mother was using her, lying to her, and keeping secrets from her. Because of this, Rogue struggled with accepting Mystique as family. Even though Mystique kept using Rogue, she did show some genuine feelings for Rogue. She tried to get close to her (via Risty), but failed. After that Mystique used Rogue in helping a mutant named Mesmero seal the final key into Apocalypse's release. Mystique was turned into stone by Apocalypse probably not realizing that she was being used herself. With that being the last straw for Mystique, Rogue ended up pushing Mystique's stoned figure off a cliff and Mystique ended up being shattered into a thousand stone pieces. Whether or not Rogue actually "killed" her is revealed in season 4. From then on Rogue (with the help of Kurt) turned her back on Mystique for good.
Rogue showed an immediate attraction to Gambit upon their first meeting. But, initially they started out on opposite teams, and they did not exactly see eye to eye. Indeed, their first encounter ended with Rogue nearly losing her hand to a charged card. However, after a misguided attempt to use Rogue to rescue his adopted father, Gambit and Rogue realized that they had a great deal in common (including adopted parents who prefer to nurture their powers rather than them), and are now friends if nothing else. In a picture of all the X-Men, Gambit has his arm affectionately around Rogue's shoulders.