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Subj: Re: Rogue's new, old powers?
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 at 04:09:28 pm EST (Viewed 61 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Rogue's new, old powers?
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 at 03:27:27 pm EST (Viewed 70 times)



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    There also were brief periods when Rogue had
    4. Absorption power plus any power she chose from anyone she had ever absorbed in the past


Was this in Extreme X-Men? It sounds like what Black Guardian was talking about in his response to my comment.


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    and
    5. Absorption, flight and fiery plasma (the latter two permanently absorbed from Sunfire)


Hmm. I vaguely recall this period. I thought it was weird, if I recall correctly. Funny how she always ends up with flight.


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    What is funny is that with super-strength, invulnerability and flight she often is seen duplicating her teammates. For instance during the 1980s she usually was nearly as strong and invulnerable as Colossus, and ever since has been using the Fastball Special, which used to be one of Piotr's signature moves (as a matter of fact she has done it with Colossus as the guy being thrown on at least one occasion). There were also certain similarities between Rogue's Ms. Marvel powers and those of Rachel (Rachel's TK serving as a stand-in for Rogue's super-strength and invulnerability and both having flight powers). And in the last issues of Uncanny Avengers Rogue had (apart from the absorption) exactly the same powers as her newly-returned teammate Wonder Man. A lot obviously depends on the skill of the writer - Claremont e.g. wrote differently enough from Colossus that they had different fighting styles despite greatly similar powers.


Yes, I agree. By giving Rogue generic powers, Marvel sets things up so that either she or some other member of whatever team she's on will seem redundant. I guess if I were Marvel, I would make Rogue the muscle on whatever team she was on, or else I would have the other super strength character be stronger than Rogue but incapable of flight. (The Rachel/Rogue redundancy is interesting, as on the surface they would seem very different.)

Hmm. Did Wonder Man's pacifism coincide with Rogue's acquisition of his powers? Maybe that was the writer's (albeit silly) solution to the redundancy problem.

Have we ever seen Rogue, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Man engaged in battle at the same time? Redundant as that may be, it would also be pretty impressive. It would really seem like Earth's Mightiest Heroes!









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