Rogue

Profile

  • Real Name: Anna Marie LeBeau (maiden name unrevealed)
  • AKA: Carol Danvers (when her “Danvers” personality was dominant), Ms. Smith (alias used when seeing Dr. Aubrey Agee), skunk-head (as called by Radius), Anna Raven, Mutate #9602, Dr. Kellogg, Scarlett O’Hara
  • Family: Unnamed paternal grandfather (possibly deceased); Unnamed maternal grandparents (deceased); Owen (father, possibly deceased); Priscilla (mother, deceased); Carrie (maternal aunt); Mystique (unofficial foster mother); Irene Adler (unofficial foster mother, deceased); Nightcrawler (unofficial foster brother); Graydon Creed (unofficial foster brother); Gloria Brickman (unofficial foster sister); Justine Chase (unofficial foster sister, deceased); Cole Chase (unofficial foster brother-in-law, deceased); Trevor Chase (unofficial foster nephew); Tenia Jean (unofficial foster niece, deceased); possibly two unnamed unofficial foster nieces; possibly unnamed unofficial foster great-nephew; Ruth Aldine (possible unofficial foster great-niece, deceased); Luca Aldine (possible unofficial foster great-nephew, deceased); Gambit (husband)
  • Base of Operation: Krakoa, Pacific Ocean; formerly Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York; Avengers Mansion, Manhattan, New York City, New York; Schaefer Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York; Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California; Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California; Beach House, Valle Soleada, California; Muir Island; Cooterman’s Creek, Australian Outback, Australia
  • Identity: Secret Identity
  • Citizenship: American, Krakoan
  • Martial Status: Married
  • Occupation: Adventurer and teacher; former terrorist
  • Education: 
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.23 kg)
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Auburn with streak of White
  • Origin: Mutant, later enhanced further after absorbing the ionic powers of Wonder Man due to his super-charged cells.
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

She is the champion of Social Distancing. (Sorry, I had to.) Introduced in Avengers Annual #10 (1981) by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden, Anna Marie (surname still unknown) was a young girl whose power activated when she kiss her boyfriend, absorbing his psyche and nearly killing him. Fearing her powers could hurt people, she fled her home. She was eventually found by Mystique, who took the child in and raised her as her foster daughter with her partner Irene Alder, Destiny. When Mystique set up her own version of the Brotherhood, Rogue joined as well. She was sent to attack and absorb Ms. Marvel’s powers but because she held Danvers too long, Ms. Marvel powers were (for the time) permanently absorbed. After a few more missions with Brotherhood (and later Sisterhood), Rogue began to be haunted by Danvers’ memories. Wanting help with this, she left the Brotherhood and approached Xavier and the X-men. While they initially were against allowing her to joined, particularly Wolverine and Carol Danvers who was staying at the mansion at the time, the X-men would eventually welcome Rogue onto the team.

Rogue would remain with the X-men, eventually being nominated to lead the team for a while. While on the team, she would met and fall in love with Gambit, but their relationship would be strained with Rogue unable to control her powers. She would also have a relationship with Magneto after she lost her powers and ended up in the Savage Land but left him after he killed a villain. She would also learn that Nightcrawler was Mystique’s son and she would consider Kurt her brother. She would be one of the X-men to leave the mansion to search for Destiny’s Dairies as a member of the X-treme X-men. When the team returned to the mansion, she would set up her own squad of X-men. She would eventually make peace with Carol Danvers as well and would lost Danvers powers. She eventually gained control of her powers. As well as being an X-men, Rogue would join and evcentually the Avengers as part of the Unity Squad in order to hunt down Red Skull who stole Prof X’s brain. Once they succeeded in that, she left the team and returned to the X-men. After this, she would eventually marry Gambit.

Rogue is considered one of the most popular female character of all of Marvel but it is surprising she doesn’t have as much figures as she should. Toybiz released a Jim Lee style ML in their X-men Box set with previous released Beast, Gambit, Magneto and Wolverine. For a while that was the only version of her but it was extremely ugly. They also released an X-Treme X-men version in their X-men Classics line, with a short and long hair variant, but they were extremely hard to find. When Hasbro relaunch the line with Return of Marvel Legends line, they had planned a Legacy version to be released as a variant of Emma Frost in the Puck Exclusive wave but that was cancelled. It would be year until we saw another Rogue but she was eventually revealed as the first figure of the new X-men subline, in her Jim Lee version. It wasn’t long until she got another version, this time as a remake of the cancelled Legacy version in what we believe is a 2-pack with Pyro.


Jim Lee’s Blue Strike Team

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men Juggernaut Wave – Rogue

  • Background:
    • When Marvel relaunched the X-men comic under Jim Lee’s art, he redesigned many of the X-men costumes. While most would use updated classic costumes, most of the ladies gained new costume. This is Rogue’s costume, which (thanks mainly to the 90’s cartoon) would be considered her classic and default costume.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want a classic version of Rogue and want to complete the blue team of X-men, then you need this figure. However, this has spike in price since it was released so it might be hard to find.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No, but it would be nice if it was re-released for people who missed it.

X-treme X-men

Recommend Figure:  Toybiz X-men Wave 3 – Rogue

  • Background:
    • When a number of X-me discovered one of the precog mutant Destiny’s diaries which predicted possible futures, Rogue (being Irene’s foster daughter) went with a group of X-men to search for the other diaries. Like the rest of the team, she gained a new red and blue/navy/black costume. The sunglasses were used because she still had Cyclops powers and couldn’t control them.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • While this figure was miles better the TB previous version, unless you are a huge Rogue fan, I wouldn’t recommend getting this figure. There is also the fact that the rest of the team will probably never be made in these costume so she will stand out in your collection as out of place.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Maybe if they ever do the rest of the team. Otherwise no.

X-men Legacy

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends ? – Rogue

  • Background:
    • After the Messiah Complex, Rogue was essentially given her own series in X-men Legacy in which she was the main star. As such she was given a new costume similar to her first appearance costume. She would later wear this for quite a while until she was given a new costume in Uncanny X-men. It should be noted that yes, she sometimes had cleavage and sometimes she didn’t.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • (Note: She will have her trademark white streak in the final release). This figure was previously supposed to be released as part of the Puck BAF wave but the wave was extremely under order which left Hasbro unable to get a second order out to release her. While it is currently unknown how she will be release, she is getting a new version in this costume after many people cried that it didn’t come out the first time. I would say if you want a more modern version of Rogue you can get this. It can also be used for a Uncanny Avengers display but that costume was a bit different.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.