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She finds it has been taken over by the Reavers in her absence, and the now physically separate Danvers persona attacks her. Rogue flees, absorbing the powers of the mutant Gateway in order to teleport herself to safety. She ends up in the Savage Landand spends the ensuing days learning how to survive in the inhospitable land. She is eventually attacked again by Danvers, who is now under the mental enslavement of the Shadow King.
There is not enough life-force between the two to sustain both Rogue and Danvers physically as a result of the separation, and Rogue is unwilling to kill Danvers. With Danvers on the verge of draining Rogue's life completely, Magneto intervenes and kills the Ms. Art by Mike Wieringo and Terry Austin.
The X-Men later divides into two teams to make better use of their large number of active members; Rogue is assigned to the Blue Team, under the leadership of Cyclops and alongside new X-Man Gambit. Upon his arrival, Gambit flirts with each of the female members of the team, however Rogue immediately catches his eye, and he makes no secret of his romantic desire for her.
He is later abducted by assassins sent by Gambit's ex-wife, Bella Donna Boudreauxas part of a revenge plot against Rogue. He is used as a pawn in the ensuing fight between Rogue and Candra and eventually dies.
Cody holds no hard feelings against her, knowing what happened was an accident, and urges her to move on. Her even temper and years of X-Men service make her an ideal leader and she continues to lead the team until Storm returns.
Z'Cann purposely touches Rogue to activate the mutant's abilities as the two evade bounty hunters. Z'Cann uses her telepathy to amplify Rogue's capacity to assimilate memories, causing her powers to mutate. The team's first mission was in search of Destiny's Diaries which prophesied future events.
During an invasion of Khan an alien conqueror from another dimension of the island nation of MadripoorRogue requested that Sage use her power of jump-starting abilities to evolve Rogue to a point where she could control all of the various powers that she has ever imprinted.
Sage agreed, and Rogue became a one-woman army, able to use the powers of anyone she had absorbed in the past all at once. Vargas foresaw himself being killed by Rogue in Destiny 's diaries and, despite his belief in the prophecies, attempted to stop this occurrence from happening.
Thus, in the midst of the invasion battle, Vargas ambushed Rogue as she was trying to rescue Gambit see X-Treme X-Menspearing both Rogue and Gambit with his blade before escaping. Rogue survived due to possessing both Wolverine's and Hulk 's powers. Returning to the city shortly after the battle to recover his sword, Vargas was surprised in turn by Rogue dressed in Psylocke's costume Vargas having killed Psylocke earlier for sport.
After a lengthy battle, Rogue "fulfilled her destiny" by seemingly finishing Vargas off with his own weapon. Returning to Gambit, Rogue, with the help of Jean Greyforced him from near death in the astral plane. She also learned that she had inherited a mansion in New Orleans from Destiny, as well as a sizable fortune, and the X-Treme X-Men team retired there to recuperate.
Rogue soon left the team with Gambit, since they both emerged powerless from their ordeals and wanted to explore their relationship further.
She worked as a motorcycle mechanic, while Gambit was often "on the road" implying he was thieving or on missions with Storm. She subsequently received a visit from Bishop and Sage and, after a series of events involving an investigation into the murder of a human girl's family, Rogue and Gambit signed up with Bishop and Sage to help Storm's X-Treme X-Men stop Sage's enemy and former boss Elias Bogan.
After the battle, Rogue asked Sage to restore Gambit's abilities, which she did. Gambit asked if the same could be done for Rogue's powers, but it was never revisited after Rogue quickly dismissed his comment. Over time, Rogue's own abilities returned, although exactly how and when was never revealed or discussed. However, she no longer possessed the abilities she had absorbed from Ms.
Rogue and Gambit were both put on Havok 's team and participated in various missions. While there, she met Campbell St.
Ange, a young man who was immune to Rogue's lethal touch. Also while there, Rogue forcibly absorbed knowledge from her Aunt Carrie that explained that Rogue's mother had traveled to the Far Banks, a dream-realm, to stop her father from getting there himself.
Rogue encountered the incorporeal spirit of her mother therein, and absorbed her memories. After the reunion, her mother's trapped spirit could finally move on. Rogue subsequently went back to her Aunt Carrie and made amends with her. During this ordeal, as the result of Golgotha influence, Rogue and Gambit got into a fight about the reality of their relationship with Rogue's uncontrollable powers.
Gambit claimed they would have parted much sooner if they were always able to touch, that Rogue would have been "just another one-night stand".
He and Rogue then started passionately kissing each other until her power began to affect him and Emma Frost telepathically interrupted. In this storyline, Rogue accidentally and permanently absorbed Sunfire's fire abilities who has lost his legs to Lady Deathstrike and did not want to live.
Rogue then discovered that Gambit was being seduced by the student called Foxx. It is later revealed, however, that Mystiquedispleased with Rogue's choice of lovers, infiltrated the Xavier Institute by shapeshifting into Foxx and joined Gambit's squad in an attempt to ruin his relationship with Rogue. After Gambit resisted her charms, Mystique reverted to her true form and offered Gambit something more difficult to refuse: Whether or not they actually engaged in a sexual relationship is uncertain although Gambit insists that nothing happened.
Rogue eventually discovered her foster mother's presence in the school and her attempts to seduce Gambit, becoming furious with both parties. Because Gambit failed to tell Rogue of Mystique's presence in the Institute, their relationship developed the exact rift Mystique was hoping for and allowed her to set up her daughter with her accomplice, Pulse.
After being discovered, Mystique asked the X-Men for permission to stay at the mansion. The X-Men voted and Mystique was allowed to be a probationary member of the X-Men, a decision neither Rogue nor Gambit were happy with. Gambit, seeking redemption from Rogue and his fellow X-Men, volunteered to be transformed into his horsemanDeath.
Gambit believed he could control whatever Apocalypse would do to him, in hopes of only gaining more power to protect Rogue and the X-Men from the villain. After Apocalypse's defeat, Sunfire who was granted new legs and transformed into the horseman Famine and Gambit left the X-Men.
Rogue's X-Men[ edit ] As Professor Xavier went into space with Havok and several other X-Men to go after the villain VulcanCyclops gave Rogue the authority to form her own team, complimenting her inspired improvisation in battle situations. She was hesitant at first because of Gambit's recent disappearance with Sunfire, but accepted the position, saying that when he comes back she'd still be at the school.
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Rogue's team defeated the group known as the Children of the Vault. Afterward, Rogue declared that her team would leave the X-Mansion. Rogue was hospitalized after a battle with Pandemic. Cabledesiring Rogue's help in defeating the Hecatomb, forced Rogue awake. Pandemic infected Rogue with a virus, Strain 88, altering her powers by amplifying them into an instantaneous death-touch. In defeating Hecatomb, Rogue absorbed psyches of eight billion entities that had been stored inside it.
As Cyclops and Emma Frost arrived to help Rogue cope with the immensity of the voices in her mind, Marauders arrived, seeking the Destiny diaries. As part of the attack, it was revealed that Mystique was working with the Marauders and for Mister Sinister. Mystique shot Rogue and took her back to Mr. Sinister's base, who only kept Rogue alive because she held all the information of Destiny's Diaries within her mind. Sinister again, was protective of Rogue and accused Mystique of being too careless in how she captured her.
Gambit was shown standing over Rogue trying to get her to wake up after she had fallen into a trance overcome by the minds she absorbedand expressed his apologies for what he had done before rejoining Sinister. Rogue had flashes of memories, both of she and Gambit during the time that they had known each other, and of the millions of minds she absorbed, while in her coma-like state before she briefly woke up and recognized Gambit.
She told him she had a nightmare, before spouting incoherent words and mysterious coordinates. However the baby eventually took precedence and the X-Men did not recover or even see Rogue.
While standing by Rogue's bedside, Mystique was visited by Mister Sinister who told her that there will be no cure for Rogue and she will eventually die. Without warning, Mystique ambushed Sinister and shoved his face onto Rogue's. The instant contact seemingly killed Sinister. The baby was not affected by Rogue's power, and Rogue awakens shortly after.
Realizing what Mystique had done at the risk of killing the baby, Rogue said she's tired of people's lives being destroyed by Mystique and grabbed Mystique's face barehanded, fully absorbing her powers and consciousness and incapacitating her. However, she immediately regrets her action when she realizes that the baby had deleted all the consciousnesses she had previously absorbed, along with Strain 88, so that now Mystique was the only one in her head.
She said she needed to be alone and told Gambit not to follow her. Once there, she has a conversation with Mystique a part of Rogue's psychetelling her that no one else can help her with her powers and that it was down to her to figure out how to control them.
One day, a woman appears in town claiming to be an anthropologist from Melbourne University. Rogue made it clear she could stay as long as she wants, but to keep out of her way. The anthropologist approached Rogue with questions about some of the items she found in the ghost town.
Rogue said she does not know anything about these and to leave her alone. The anthropologist follows Rogue and eventually confesses that she has a different identity. The anthropologist was then targeted by a low flying Shi'ar spaceship and revealed that she was actually Danger in disguise. She informs Rogue she planned to get revenge on Professor Xavier by using her as a conduit. She was finally cornered by the Marauders, and refused to let Mystique's psyche take control of Rogue's body and save her as the fake Marauder Scalphunter shot at her.
Mystique then forcibly took over Rogue's body to save her and fought off the Marauders, then returned control of Rogue's body to her. However, Rogue did not get far as she ended up in Antarctica, witnessing the moment she abandoned Gambit after his trial. She regretted her decisions there, telling Mystique that she really had not moved on. It was at that point that Cody Robbins appeared before Rogue, repeating his greeting from the night her powers manifested.
Rogue just stared at him in shock. The pirates, in turn, attacked the Professor as their intent was to kidnap him and Danger for bounty. In the meantime, Rogue enters the scene and attacks the pirates, but is defeated. However, the Professor reactivates Danger and she defeats the pirates in turn.
After this, it was revealed that Rogue's powers never truly developed past their initial "nascent" stage, which was the reason why her powers never functioned properly.
The Professor, now aware of this fact, used his telepathy to tear down the mental walls that kept Rogue's powers from developing the walls were created as a side effect every time she absorbed other people starting with Cody, and even more so with Ms. Marveland removed the persistent mental echo of Mystique. Finally, Rogue kissed Gambit, with no ill side effect, revealing that she was finally in control of her absorption power.
On their way there they are intercepted by Pixie who teleports them into the city, which is in a state of chaos due to the anti-mutant and pro-mutant movements.
Cyclops admonishes Rogue for her disappearance and sends all three out in order to locate several missing students and bring them home. During their mission Rogue faces off against the new Ms. Marvel ; finding that she cannot touch her opponent, Rogue resorts to a trick and flees the site.
Ares does not take her seriously and dismisses her both as an opponent and her attempts to calm things down. This results in Rogue grabbing Ares and absorbing his powers.
Ares is dismissive of her attempt and claims that she cannot absorb him, a boast that proves wrong as she weakens him enough for Gambit to blast him, leaving him bloody and stunned. Having for the moment absorbed some of Ares' power, she easily dispatches a small group of H.
Rogue tries to help calm Trance and help her gain control when Ms. When Bishop confronts him as to who killed the X-Men the Witness acts as though he knows, but refuses to tell and Bishop is thrown out of the citadel. For some time, he continues to watch Gambit's every step until he is finally convinced some time later that Gambit was not the Traitor with Onslaught being revealed to be the traitor.
The reason behind Gambit being called the Witness in Bishop's timeline has not been revealed. In the Messiah Complexit was revealed that the Witness was killed by the Marauders in their efforts to destroy anyone with knowledge of the future. XSE[ edit ] When Storm leads a team of X-Men in search of Destiny's diaries, the thirteen-volume Books of TruthGambit volunteered to join them, but Rogue — afraid that her increasingly uncontrolled powers would bring him harm — flatly refused to allow him along.
He returned to thievery instead and was soon after framed by mutant businessman Sebastian Shaw for the death of the Australian crime lord named Viceroy. Soon after, Remy was captured and his powers were used to open a portal intended for an alien invasion of Earth led by the interdimensional warlord Khan.
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Rogue's attempt at rescuing and shielding Gambit got her stuck and Vargas used the opportunity to impale them both. Gambit was seriously wounded, but Beast 's surgical skills and Rogue's pleading with Gambit on the astral plane, resulted in both surviving their ordeal. As they lost their mutant powers, they decided to sort out their romantic relationship by retiring from the X-Men temporarily and moving to California.
In their first mission back, Gambit was temporarily blinded by one of his energized cards that went off by his face. He started lashing out at Rogue, most of the time verbally. As a result, Rogue took some time away from Gambit. As a result of the accusation, Logan kissed Rogue, but she broke it off before it caused any major damage. Gambit then began to realize what he was saying, questioning his romantic love for Rogue, but soon after began to suffer from hallucinations that he was fighting Mister Sinister.
Art by Salvador Larroca. Rogue's foster mother Mystique was displeased with Rogue's choice of lovers and infiltrated Xavier's Institute by shapeshifting into a student called Foxx. She joined Gambit's squad in an attempt to ruin his relationship with Rogue.
After Gambit resisted her charms, Mystique reverted to her true form and then offered Gambit something significantly more difficult to refuse: Rogue eventually discovered her mother's presence in the school and that Gambit knew she was there. To date, Gambit denies that he slept with Mystique, but there is yet to be a verification of his account. Gambit intended to infiltrate himself into Apocalypse's ranks in order to protect the X-Men from the Dark Lord's eventual betrayal, but he miscalculated, as the transformation process warped his mind as well as his body.
After becoming Death, Gambit's hair turned white and his skin turned deep black. Despite having his mind and body twisted, Gambit retained a large portion of his former self, stating to Apocalypse, "I'm both Death and Gambit", and he also remembered his love for Rogue as he could not bring himself to kill her. Gambit and Sunfire then returned to the Xavier Institute to claim Polaris. Gambit, in an attempt to free all ties with his old self, tried to kill Rogue and would have been successful had it not been for Pulse neutralizing Gambit's powers.
Sinister and reemerged as a member of the Marauders. Sinister involving obtaining knowledge of the future Gambit and Sunfire encountered Cable on the recently evacuated island of Providence.
Before the fight Gambit said, "I dropped that whole new look, wit' the help of a friend. As a result, Gambit and Sunfire attacked him eventually forcing Cable to activate a self-destruct sequence destroying the entire island. During the fight, Cable noted that Gambit's accent sounded 'forced' either for comic effect or perhaps to indicate that things may not be as 'back to normal' as they seem with Gambit.
Sinister's base to discuss the next step of the plan, he reprimanded Mystique for shooting Rogue when they abducted her, being placated only by Mr.
Sinister's assurance that Rogue was still needed and would survive. In a recent confrontation with Cannonball and Icemanhe seemed to sympathize with a beaten Cannonball.
He interfered when Scalphunter was about to kill Cannonball by attacking Cannonball and by his actions he was able to save Cannonball from certain death. At the same time, he also destroyed Destiny 's diaries, preventing Sinister and the Marauders from getting them. Later, as Bishop attempts to kill the baby after immobilizing CableGambit and several of the Marauders quickly stop him with Gambit bringing a section of the ceiling down on Bishop.
Knowing the X-Men will arrive in moments, the Marauders depart with the baby, but not before Gambit ponders what could make Bishop turn on the X-Men. However, what they didn't know is that Gambit let them track him.
It appears that Gambit, along with Mystiquehave plans of their own for the newborn mutant as evidenced by his lack of surprise when he delivered the baby to Sinister, who then reveals himself to be Mystique as the real Sinister lies on the floor with shock etched into his face, and the fact that Mystique told Gambit that it is time for the next step.
In the present she explains that everything she and Gambit have done has led to this moment as foretold by Destiny. Mystique touches the baby's face to Rogue's in the hope of sacrificing the child to save her. After an energy burst Gambit snatches the baby, saying that Rogue would never want an innocent life used to save hers.
However, the child was unharmed by Rogue's touch. Gambit gives the baby to Xavier and says he wishes to stay with Rogue. Shortly after, Rogue awakens and tries to kill Mystique. However, somehow the baby cures her of her intensified powers, as well as any psyches she had ever absorbed; this leaves her with the psyche of only one other individual: She tells Gambit she needs time alone and if he still cares for her, he would not follow.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. March Learn how and when to remove this template message In the " Divided We Stand " storyline, Gambit, received news that the Assassins Guild of New Orleans was approached to kill Charles Xaviergoes to track Xavier down and save him from possible danger.
He manages to head off Xavier's attackers, defeating them in short order before he is joined by Xavier himself. They determine who the Assassins were supposed to kill next from a list Gambit pulls from one of the goons, which includes JuggernautSebastian Shawand Carter Ryking Hazard.
Xavier makes the connection between himself, Ryking, and Juggernaut, but is at a loss with Shaw. They go to see Ryking, who was being held in a mental institution, only to find out that he had just died of a brain hemorrhage the night before. However, Xavier begins to suffer terrible headaches, and he and Gambit decide to wait it out in the desert for a few hours, where they are once again attacked by the Assassins Guild.
Meanwhile, Gambit manages to defeat the rest of the assassins with the assistance of Sebastian Shaw, and they form a temporary alliance of convenience to destroy the Cronus machine, which threatens Shaw as well, and rescue Xavier. They ultimately manage to succeed with a desperate last-minute life-or-death gamble when Gambit directly charges Shaw with biokinetic energy, giving him enough power to utterly shatter the otherwise indestructible machine.
He and Xavier both agreed that if Rogue did not wish for their help or presence, they would do as she wished and leave her be. Fearing it is Rogue's doing, they go in and find various parts of Rogue's past being projected around them, including her fight against Nimrod and being captured and beaten at Genosha. Gambit finds it hard to control his emotions seeing Rogue in so much pain, but Xavier reminds him that none of it is real. While in the Genosha prison cells, Gambit and Xavier find the Shi'ar parts hunters and they are told what is happening.
They discover that Danger is the one causing the projections and is using Rogue's input from Danger Room sessions. Xavier decides it is better to find Danger first, coming to the conclusion that Danger is trying to push Rogue to some sort of realization.
However, the Professor reactivates her and she defeats the pirates in turn when they attack Gambit and Xavier. After this, it is revealed that Rogue's powers never truly developed past their initial "nascent" stage, which was the reason why her powers never functioned properly. The Professor, now aware of this fact, uses his telepathy to tear down the mental walls that kept Rogue's powers from developing as well as removing the mental echo of Mystique.
Finally Rogue kisses Gambit, with no ill side effect, revealing that she is in control of her absorption power. On their way there they are intercepted by Pixie who teleports them into the city which is in a state of chaos due to the anti-mutant and pro-mutant movements.
Cyclops sends all three out in order to locate several missing students and bring them home. Gambit locates TranceDragoness and Toad who are being pursued by H. Ariel and Onyxx appear and take Trance away for safety.
Gambit intervenes only to end up being swatted aside by Ares. Danger and Rogue come to his aid which eventually leads to Rogue absorbing Ares's powers. Gambit then blasts him unconscious. Having for the moment absorbed some of Ares's power, Rogue easily dispatches a small group of H. Trance appears to be lost in the city, and under attack of Ms. Marvel from the Dark Avengers team. Gambit, Rogue and Danger team-up to defeat the powerful female warrior, and Rogue eventually manages to calm Trance down.
Remy, Rogue, and Danger then depart back to the X-Men's base. Gambit makes his way into the H. There, he fights H. Hijack is easily defeated, however Input is another story.
Input uses his telepathic abilities to enter Gambit's head and discovers there are still left-overs from Remy's "Death" persona. Death re-emerges and defeats Input, and absorbed him into a playing card, which turns black upon doing so. Afterward, Remy somehow returns to normal, with a smile on his face. Gambit then completes his mission, destroys the chair, and returns to the X-Men. Remy tried to argue with Cyclops, but suddenly got trouble with mood swings and left the group.
He changed back into his Death persona, and remembered how Apocalypse told him he would never be the same after undergoing the changing process.Spinaclean Pro 20 - Start-up Demonstration