Character Analysis: Rogue

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Like Magneto’s character analysis, I will strictly be commenting on Marvel Movies’ version of Rogue. Rogue (Marie D’Ancanto) is a member of the X-Men. She is a mutant with the power to absorb other mutant’s power, memories and life force. She gained her powers during her high school years. At the exact moment she kissed her long time boyfriend, her powers manifested, putting him in a coma for the rest of his life. This caused her to run away from home. In my opinion, this is the root of her disconnect with her abilities.

In the first movie, Rogue develops a father/daughter relationship with Wolverine. However, while trying to wake Wolverine from a nightmare, she gets stabbed by Wolverine’s claws. She survives by absorbing his power and healing herself. Later, Mystique, disguised as Bobby (Ice Man), convinces Rogue that she will be an outcast for stealing a fellow mutant’s powers. She runs away but is brought back by Wolverine.

Rogue has a romantic relationship with Bobby. However, she can’t engage in physical contact with him due to her ability. In X-Men: The Last Stand, Rogue decides to get rid of her power by taking a controversial cure.

If you’d like to learn more about Rogue, go here: http://xmenmovies.wikia.com/wiki/Rogue

I believe that Rogue decides to get rid of her powers because she feels that she never truly fit in. No one liked her at home after the incident, classmates looked at her like she was a freak when she stole Wolverine’s powers and she was never able to be the girlfriend Bobby wanted. So when the chance came for her to have all the things she couldn’t, she took it. She can finally receive comfort from someone without fear of killing them.

What do you think?

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