Appearances of Rogue in cinema, television and video games
Rogue, a member of the X-Men in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, has been included in almost every media adaptation of the X-Men franchise, including films, television series and video games.
Rogue appears in 20th Century Fox's X-Men film series, portrayed by Anna Paquin. This version's real name is Marie D'Ancanto and originally lived in Meridian, Mississippi.
- First appearing in X-Men, 17-year-old Rogue's abilities emerge while she is kissing her boyfriend, inadvertently putting him into a coma in the process. She runs away to Alberta, Canada, where she meets Logan before they are attacked by Sabretooth and saved by the X-Men, who bring the pair to Professor Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Shortly after enrolling, Rogue befriends Bobby Drake, but is unknowingly convinced by Mystique disguised as Drake to leave the school, allowing Magneto to kidnap her and use her abilities to power his mutation-inducing machine. The X-Men rescue her, with Logan transferring his healing factor to her to save her, though she is left with a permanent white streak in her hair.
- In X2, Rogue begins dating Drake despite her powers while aiding the X-Men in stopping William Stryker from using Cerebro to kill every mutant on Earth.
- In X-Men: The Last Stand, Rogue becomes interested in a "mutant cure" developed by Worthington Labs due to her powers straining her relationship with Drake, who is growing closer to Kitty Pryde. After seeking Logan's advice, Rogue ultimately takes the cure. In an alternate ending, she refuses to take the cure.
- Rogue makes a cameo appearance in the theatrical cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which she helps the X-Men avert a post-apocalyptic Sentinel-controlled future. According to director Bryan Singer, the majority of her scenes had been cut from this version of the film as her subplot "became extraneous". The scenes were later included in the director's cut, also known as the "Rogue Cut". In this version of events, Xavier, Drake, and Magneto lead a rescue mission to save Rogue from Cerebro's heavily guarded remains, though Drake is killed in the process. After Logan unknowingly injures Pryde while she is helping him change the timeline, Rogue absorbs her powers and takes over for her. Once the mission succeeds and the timeline altered in both versions of the film, Rogue's relationship with Drake is restored.