Other aliases: (current) None, (former) Dr. Kellogg;
(when her "Danvers" personality was dominant) Carol Danvers,
Occupation: (current) Adventurer, (former) Terrorist
Legal status: Citizen of the United States with no
Place of birth: Caldecott County, Mississippi
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Mystique (unofficial foster mother),
Nightcrawler (foster mother's son)
Base of operations: (current) Xavier Institute, Salem
Center, Westchester County, New York State, (former) X-Men
headquarters, Australian outback; the Savage Land
Group affiliation: (current) X-Men, (former) Brotherhood
of Evil Mutants III
First appearance: AVENGERS ANNUAL #10
History: Rogue's real name and the identities of her
parents still remain unknown. She grew up in Caldecott County,
Mississippi near the banks of the Mississippi River. Early
in her teens Rogue discovered her mutant powers when she kissed
a boy named Cody Robbins. He fell unconscious and her mind
was suddenly filled with his memories. She soon learned that
she had the power to absorb the memories and abilities of
other people by touching them, but she could not control this
The distraught Rogue found refuge with the mutant Mystique,
who was like a second mother to her. When Rogue grew older
she joined Mystique's terrorist organization, the third Brotherhood
of Evil Mutants. In battle with Carol Danvers, the original
Ms. Marvel, Rogue absorbed her memories and superhuman powers.
But, for unknown reasons, Rogue unintentionally absorbed them
permanently rather than, as usual, temporarily. Thus Rogue
gained Ms. Marvel's superhuman strength and ability to fly.
She also now possessed a buried alternate personality that
duplicated Danvers and that, in future years, would sometimes
supplant her own.
As a member of Mystique's Brotherhood, Rogue battled the
X-Men, the Avengers, the original Spider-Woman, the Dazzler,
and Rom. But Rogue grew increasingly upset over her inability
to control her absorption power and her fears that Danvers'
psyche would overwhelm her own. Unable to find help from the
Brotherhood, Rogue turned to her enemies, the X-Men, instead.
Convinced of her sincerity, Professor Xavier admitted her
to the team, and she quickly proved herself a loyal member.
Except for some temporary absences, Rogue has remained a member
of the X-Men ever since. She has never gained conscious control
of her absorption power, but her passage through the mystic
"Siege Perilous" rid her of Danvers' personality.
During a period she spent in the prehistoric Savage Land while
the X-Men were temporarily disbanded, Rogue grew close to
the X-Men's then reformed foe Magneto. They broke up when
Magneto returned to his life of terrorism. After returning
to the X-Men Rogue fell in love with their new member, Gambit.
Recently, however, they have grown apart, and it remains to
be seen if they will renew their relationship.
Height: 5 ft. 8 in.
Weight: 120 lbs.
Hair: Brown with white streak
Strength level: Superhuman Class 50
Flight speed: Subsonic
Known superhuman powers: Rogue possesses the superhuman
ability to absorb the memories, knowledge, talents, personality,
and physical abilities (whether superhuman or not) of another
human being (or members of some sentient alien races) through
physical contact of her skin with the skin of the other person.
(Sometimes she also duplicates in herself outward physical
characteristics of her victim.) The victim's abilities and
memories are absorbed for a time sixty times longer than the
amount of time Rogue was in physical contact with that person.
The victim loses his or her abilities and memories for exactly
the length of time that Rogue possesses them. Due to unknown
factors Rogue has permanently absorbed certain superhuman
powers from Ms. Marvel I.
When Rogue possessed a duplicate of Carol Danvers' psyche,
her "double" consciousness gave her high resistance to telepathic
probes; it is not known if she still possesses this resistance.
Special limitations: Rogue cannot touch another human
being without temporarily absorbing that person's memories,
abilities, and superhuman powers (if any) and rendering him
or her unconscious. Remnants of the personalities of victims
whose memories she has absorbed remain buried in her subconscious
indefinitely. Certain powerful beings have proven resistant
to Rogue's power.
Anna Paquin played her in X-Men the movies.