Rogue appears in Wolverine and the X-Men, voiced by Kieren van den Blink. This version is a loner who sees Logan as a surrogate father. The pair get into an argument over him leaving the X-Men before Charles Xavier and Jean Grey mysteriously disappear, which causes the team to disband. A year later, Rogue seemingly joins the Brotherhood of Mutants to oppose Senator Robert Kelly's Mutant Registration Act, creating a rift between her and Logan when he reforms the X-Men. She is eventually revealed to be a double agent and rejoins the X-Men to foil Magneto's plot to instigate a war between humanity and mutants.
First appearing in X-Men (2000), 17-year-old Rogue's abilities emerge while she is kissing her boyfriend, inadvertently putting him into a coma. 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, after 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 is altered in both versions of the film, Rogue's relationship with Drake is restored.
^Kirkland, Boyd (series producer). X-Men: Evolution - Episode 3 "Rogue Recruit" Introduction (DVD behind-the-scenes interview). Warner Home Video. Retrieved February 2, 2023. When we were creating our version of Rogue, we were trying to think, logically, 'What kind of a personality type would [being unable to touch anyone] lead her to become?' And that led us to making her a goth where she dresses, behaves and acts as if she doesn't want to fit in.