Mutant Rights Advocate
|Citizen of the United States wanted by S.H.I.E.L.D.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Caldecott County, Mississippi|
|Base of Operations|
Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
|Brown with White streak|
Mutation resulting in the ability to absorb the memories and abilities of others through physical contact.
Permanently absorbed powers include flight, superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, invulnerability and razor-sharp retractable claws housed in forearms that can be extended at will through the knuckles.
Note: In a battle with Ms. Marvel, Rogue absorbed her adversary's powers permanently gaining superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and flight. The conflict also left her with all the memories of Carol Danvers, which would on occasion become her dominant personality. Rouge's claws were absorbed from the mutant Wolverine.
Rogue Vol. 1 & 2
X-Men Vol. 2
|Avengers An. #10 (1981)|
|Chris Claremont & Michael Golden|
Very little is known of Rogue's life before she discovered her mutation, not even her real name. She grew up in Caldecott County, near the banks of the Mississippi River. She discovered her power when she had her first kiss with a boy. He lost consciousness and she was unable to shut out his memories in her mind. She fled and the boy's thoughts faded in time, but the incident led Rogue to discover that she had developed the mutant power to absorb another's memories and abilities by touch. She also learned she could not control her new found power.
Joining the Brotherhood of Mutants, she was assigned by Mystique to ambush Ms. Marvel, stealing her powers to free other members of the Brotherhood from prison. Something went horribly wrong, and the transfer became permanent. Rouge now possessed the superhuman powers of the Kree enhanced super-heroine. In anguish, she begged Professor Charles Xavier for help. Admitted to the X-Men on a provisional basis, Rogue quickly proved herself to be loyal and brave, becoming a full-fledged member of the team and eventually a team leader.
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