Uncanny Avengers: Rogue

If there is one character that I've been following in comics religiously, that character would be Rogue of the X-Men. I wont get into details about her background, but the character has come along way. Back 09, she finally gained control over her powers which was a huge cover for the character being that, for most of her history, her lack of control over her abilities made her an interesting specimen. Here we had a strong female character that could lift tanks and trunks (thanks to her defeat over the Avengers' Ms. Marvel back in the 80s) and yet felt lonely/isolated from those she cared for the most.Fast forward to X-Men Legacy (I don't recall what issue, but it's most likely #`224), and here we have the character in a new light.

Legacy helped develop Rogue further (sometimes at the expense of other characters) and brought her a confidence that she had never had before. One thing pointed out by a few fans was her decision to, in a way, separate herself from Gambit not long after she finally gained control while moving closer to Magneto. Personally, the character would benefit more through going solo. At any case, Rogue became a role model and teacher for the younger X-Men and had a spot that she could cherish.

After AvX (which has left quite a bad taste in my mouth), Rogue, who took a backseat until Chapter 11, finds her run in Legacy coming to an end and her alignment with the Avengers already here. It's been noted that the character, who has progressed significantly in recent years, has become "more Wolverine than Wolverine" post-AvX; this annoys me. In one hand I understand her; she fought for what she believed in and stood by Cyke's side until he lost his way, where she realized that the means didn't justify the end they (the X-Men) were looking for. In a nutshell, her world went upside down along with all of the X-Men; now more divided and broken up than ever before.

We see her in #`1 of Uncanny Avengers facing off against Scarlet Witch; while it was great to see these two share words with one another, I felt it painted Rogue far too aggressively. Sure, I'd understand why she felt the way she does, and yes, Scarlet's "no more Phoenix" doesn't change what the X-Men and mutants in general have had to endure because of her actions; nevertheless, Rogue (who, on behalf of the X-Men, is the one to bring the two teams together in #11 of AvX) came off a bit juvenile, almost like her rip-off Hope.

When Rogue had her strikeforce along with Cable, Lady Mastermind, and the lot, she had a more aggressive demeanor. I liked that era of Rogue, and I feel her being more Wolverine-like is a step backwards for the character. At any case, it's only the beginning and I trust Remender to give her not only adequate time to shine, but to also explore the character while justifying her behavior.

Let's be frank: Rogue has always wanted to be a hero; Magik even mentioned this in Legacy's final AvX title. What better chance has she had to become so than she has right now? She can prove herself formidable on a large scale by fighting alongside Marvel's golden boy, and occasional bigot, Capt. America.

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Posted by evilvegeta74

@G_I_R_L:

When rogue was with the brotherhood of evil mutants ,her an Mystique fought aginst Ms.Marvel. Rogue snuck behind her (see above pic) and stole her powers, which left Ms. marvel in a coma for a long time.She had a change in heart and joined the xmen ,but wasn't fully accepted until the end of issue 181 in Uncanny Xmen, after she saved Wolverine, he finally embrassed her as an Xman, not before this point though. She went on to use Ms.Marvel's stolen powers to gain fame with the xmen. While I don't approve of her claim to fame she not a bad character, although she is known to have mental break downs occationally. Rogue is Okay, she should thank Fox network for a popularity boost. That 90's cartoon helped her a lot and the Xmen movies, which were Fox network projects as well.Once again Rogue is okay but don't be blinsided by the characters true origins.

Posted by G_I_R_L

@evilvegeta74: Much like the paramount/Disney movies helped boost the popularity of Ironman and the other Avengers. In what ways would I be blindsided? Because she was a misguided villain at one point?

Edited by Blood1991

Personally I feel that Rogue has lost her edge, and this became clear during her run as leader in X-Men and continued from there. Uncanny Avengers I think is going to bring back her wild side, which will be irritating for her fans who have seen her grow from the wild child, but for me I've missed that aspect of Rogue.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Cap is a bigot?

Posted by lykopis

@G_I_R_L said:

If there is one character that I've been following in comics religiously, that character would be Rogue of the X-Men. I wont get into details about her background, but the character has come along way. Back 09, she finally gained control over her powers which was a huge cover for the character being that, for most of her history, her lack of control over her abilities made her an interesting specimen. Here we had a strong female character that could lift tanks and trunks (thanks to her defeat over the Avengers' Ms. Marvel back in the 80s) and yet felt lonely/isolated from those she cared for the most.Fast forward to X-Men Legacy (I don't recall what issue, but it's most likely #`224), and here we have the character in a new light.

Legacy helped develop Rogue further (sometimes at the expense of other characters) and brought her a confidence that she had never had before. One thing pointed out by a few fans was her decision to, in a way, separate herself from Gambit not long after she finally gained control while moving closer to Magneto. Personally, the character would benefit more through going solo. At any case, Rogue became a role model and teacher for the younger X-Men and had a spot that she could cherish.

After AvX (which has left quite a bad taste in my mouth), Rogue, who took a backseat until Chapter 11, finds her run in Legacy coming to an end and her alignment with the Avengers already here. It's been noted that the character, who has progressed significantly in recent years, has become "more Wolverine than Wolverine" post-AvX; this annoys me. In one hand I understand her; she fought for what she believed in and stood by Cyke's side until he lost his way, where she realized that the means didn't justify the end they (the X-Men) were looking for. In a nutshell, her world went upside down along with all of the X-Men; now more divided and broken up than ever before.

We see her in #`1 of Uncanny Avengers facing off against Scarlet Witch; while it was great to see these two share words with one another, I felt it painted Rogue far too aggressively. Sure, I'd understand why she felt the way she does, and yes, Scarlet's "no more Phoenix" doesn't change what the X-Men and mutants in general have had to endure because of her actions; nevertheless, Rogue (who, on behalf of the X-Men, is the one to bring the two teams together in #11 of AvX) came off a bit juvenile, almost like her rip-off Hope.

When Rogue had her strikeforce along with Cable, Lady Mastermind, and the lot, she had a more aggressive demeanor. I liked that era of Rogue, and I feel her being more Wolverine-like is a step backwards for the character. At any case, it's only the beginning and I trust Remender to give her not only adequate time to shine, but to also explore the character while justifying her behavior.

Let's be frank: Rogue has always wanted to be a hero; Magik even mentioned this in Legacy's final AvX title. What better chance has she had to become so than she has right now? She can prove herself formidable on a large scale by fighting alongside Marvel's golden boy, and occasional bigot, Capt. America.

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Posted by X711

"We see her in #`1 of Uncanny Avengers facing off against Scarlet Witch; while it was great to see these two share words with one another, I felt it painted Rogue far too aggressively. Sure, I'd understand why she felt the way she does, and yes, Scarlet's "no more Phoenix" doesn't change what the X-Men and mutants in general have had to endure because of her actions; nevertheless, Rogue (who, on behalf of the X-Men, is the one to bring the two teams together in #11 of AvX) came off a bit juvenile, almost like her rip-off Hope."

Just so you know even during the Avengers The Childeren's Crusade #9 the X-men Confront Scarlet Witch and a number of X-Men want her to be held accountable in one way or another for what she did with "No More Mutants". Rogue being, "rogue" was the only X-Men who came off sympathic towards Scarlet Witch by leaving her with : (R: talking about Cyke and the others) "He'll come around. They all will." (Cyke) "ROGUE!" (R:ending with) "See Ya." I think in Rogue (Uncanny Avengers) Came off way out in the out in the left field from what was experssed in A:TCC comic. Rogue knows what its like and is always willling to understand others past. Which was already expressed. and with UA1 it was all turned around? left a bad taste in my mouth. Knowing thats not the type of relationship she has with Scarlet Whitch. That aggression should of been used on Magik.

Posted by RoguefanAM

Remembers just trying to give her edge back. She doesn't have to be the same Rogue she was in the 90s, but a lot of people have been turned off by her lately since she's so unrecognizable nowadays. One thing I never want to change about Rogue is her being confrontational or brash. She lost some of that under Carey, so I think putting her at odds with the Avengers on the team gives some of that back. But yeah, given Children's Crusade she should be one of the few X-men that should get along with Scarlet Witch. But this conflict between her and the team is interesting enough that I'm willing to give it a pass. It'd be cool, though, if Remember could give an explanation to the 180 change in attitude.