Aug 092011
 
Rogue (fuck yeah!) logo

When I picked up my first X-Men comic back in the 80s, I quickly realized one thing: Rogue is bloody awesome. It is truth. It is law.

Every Tuesday I will share with you a moment, a panel, a scene, that proves it.

Because: Rogue. FUCK YEAH.


In the wake of M-Day, mutants are seriously boned. There’s less than 200 left in the world and Cyclops is freaking the fuck out. He offers amnesty to every mutant and invites them all to band together on Utopia which is kind of a stupid-ass idea to concentrate your entire endangered species on a tiny and easily nukeable island but whatever I guess what the fuck do I know. Magneto, unsurprisingly, accepts Cyclops’s offer, intending to do whatever necessary to protect what little homo superior has left.

This is his first mission.

Legacy #231: Magneto tries to reconnect

Magneto: 'Hi.' Rogue: 'FUCK OFF.'

But Magneto’s a smooth son of a bitch and he, like every straight teenage boy reading X-Men in the 90s, remembers that bit of nothing Rogue was wearing back in Uncanny #274.

Legacy #231: Oh those were pleasant memories alright.

And by KINDRED I mean MOSTLY NAKED.

Good times, good times.

Legacy #231: Rogue throws a little history up in Eric's face.

I don't get off on FUCKING MURDER, okay?

I mean it was only Zaladane and nobody actually cared, but it was the PRINCIPAL dammit!

Legacy #231: Eric remembers his history too.

** Way back in Uncanny X-Men #304! Kinda inappropriate and a little creepy, True Believers! -Ed.

And what can Rogue hope to do with all this *ahem* magnetism between them?

Legacy #231: Setting the record straight.

I WAS TRYING TO KICK THE SHIT OUT OF YOU, DUMBASS.

Rogue. She’s through being charmed and her lips will damage your ego AND your day. FUCK YEAH.

From X-Men Legacy #231 by Mike Carey and Clay Mann.

  • BC

    I wish had kept that type of thinking… now looks what happens……… what in teh hell is that writing thinking??? Gambit/Rogue FOREVER!

  • BC

    Let me say that again… I wish she had kept that type of thinking… because now look what’s happen… he still kills whoever he wants to, he treats her like crap, he doesn’t care about her well-being (Gambit has!)… What in the hell is that writing thinking??? Gambit/Rogue FOREVER!

    • Jet Wolf

      Thanks for the clarification, I wasn’t sure what you were trying to say at first.

      Personally I prefer Rogue when she isn’t worrying about a guy. The whole Rogue/Gambit debacle that plagued the 90s was just abysmal in my view and while doing a hatchet job on Rogue was a major disservice to both characters.

      As to Magneto, well, I do think he treats her with a level of respect that Gambit certainly didn’t at first, or for a very long time. But Rogue did Gambit wrong too. Their whole relationship was built on manipulation and deceit. Personally I think Carey giving them a break is in the best interest in both characters.

      But then I’d hardly be accused of being a shipper, so I guess take that as you will!

  • BC

    For them to have spent so many meaningful moments togetherhttp://i41.tinypic.com/29aurux.pngUnlike Magneto, Gambit’s been there for herHe came to her aid in Messiah Complex while she was in that coma.Went with Charles to the out back because he was told Rogue would need his help.Gives her the space that she asks forSaves her from certain death from Magnetos kill-squad in AOXAttempts to reason with her that she isn’t really Legacy
    Gambit said“Rogue you said you were afraid to be with me until your control over your powers feels more secure. I think you were lying. Not to me, but to yourself. When it comes to love, reasons for and reasons against should fall away. You should just know. There’s no doubt for me. No ambiguity. I’ve loved many women, but none was like you. I’m your home, and your harbor, your end point. Not a station along the way. Not a gamble or an experimental. You’ll come to me when you know that, but don’t come to me before. Which means–for now–don’t come to me at all.”
    Just to end it because all of a sudden she has feelings for Magneto (which is weird because he’s a genocidal maniac and they hadn’t spoken in literally years) and due to the fact that he of course killed Zaladane is a new low for her character, it makes Rogue look dumb and incompetent on knowing what the right choice is. These two couldn’t be more different from each other. It’s bad writing on all levels.
    Just about nothing this writer said that he was going to do has happen, like Gambit kicking ass and taking name… when did that happen in this storyline???
    People who say that Gambit/Rogue have run its course, that’s just idiotic to say. There are other comic book couples that have been together longer then they have and they’re still going strong. They just need a writer who will come in and have Gambit and Rogue state that their days of flirting with others are over, and that they going to stay together. Sounds easy… but it won’t be… or maybe it could be.

  • BC

    I need to say that again

    For them to have spent so many meaningful moments togetherhttp://i41.tinypic.com/29aurux.png
    Unlike Magneto, Gambit’s been there for her1He came to her aid in Messiah Complex while she was in that coma. 2.Went with Charles to the out back because he was told Rogue would need his help. 3.Gives her the space that she asks for 4.Saves her from certain death from Magnetos kill-squad in AOX 5.Attempts to reason with her that she isn’t really Legacy

    Gambit said“Rogue you said you were afraid to be with me until your control over your powers feels more secure. I think you were lying. Not to me, but to yourself. When it comes to love, reasons for and reasons against should fall away. You should just know. There’s no doubt for me. No ambiguity. I’ve loved many women, but none was like you. I’m your home, and your harbor, your end point. Not a station along the way. Not a gamble or an experimental. You’ll come to me when you know that, but don’t come to me before. Which means–for now–don’t come to me at all.”

    Just to end it because all of a sudden she has feelings for Magneto (which is weird because he’s a genocidal maniac and they hadn’t spoken in literally years) and due to the fact that he of course killed Zaladane is a new low for her character, it makes Rogue look dumb and incompetent on knowing what the right choice is. These two couldn’t be more different from each other. It’s bad writing on all levels.

    Just about nothing this writer said that he was going to do has happen, like Gambit kicking ass and taking name… when did that happen in this storyline???
    People who say that Gambit/Rogue have run its course, that’s just idiotic to say. There are other comic book couples that have been together longer then they have and they’re still going strong. They just need a writer who will come in and have Gambit and Rogue state that their days of flirting with others are over, and that they going to stay together. Sounds easy… but it won’t be… or maybe it could be.

  • BC

    Man… I thought I was talking to someone who actually got it… guess not

    • Jet Wolf

      I’m not sure what I’m not getting that you feel I should. I hear what you’re saying, I just don’t necessarily agree. It feels – at least from these couple posts! – that you may put a much higher value on Rogue being in a romantic relationship than I do. I’m not advocating Gambit over Magneto. I don’t think she needs either of them. And I think that’s the point Carey has been making throughout the series when it comes to romance.

      For the first time in her entire adult life, Rogue’s psyche is her own and she has the same physical freedom the rest of us take for granted. She has to relearn who she is before she can share herself with anyone else. It’s all well and good to think that love is all you need and it will
      find a way no matter what, but reality is far less forgiving and so much
      more difficult.

      The issue between Gambit and Rogue hasn’t been that they couldn’t touch. It never was. Their problems are far more personal and run much deeper than that.