you seem to have moved the goal post from how she could gain powers to how you like her without powers as a prop for wolverine. From your initial posts it was the impression that you would like a powered rogue but you don't like it and like rogue as she is which is fine but it would have cleared confusion if you had mentioned it in beginning.
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The problem with movie rogue has little to do with her powers tbh, it's literally everything about her characterization - from the change in origin, personality everything. I mean 17 year old rogue in the comics was out there taking down avengers on her own. Movie rogue, whining and crying all the time??
With that said, I would LOVE and PAY for a newly casted rogue, with her power set like that in X-men legacy where she could control her absorption and was a beast on the field without solely relying on her flight and superstrength (which I think is boring because that's so common)
If they do Dark Phoenix Saga and include the Shiar Imperial Guard, they could always have her absorb its most powerful member: Gladiator.
That could be kind of cool actually, having this teenage girl grab ahold of him and hanging on until he collapses in a coma. Then she's amped up and super powerful.
How to give rogue flying brick powers is a very easy problem to solve. If the movie folk didn't want her to have the villian background, they can joe even make the person to absorbed a 'bad guy' and it was an accident/she was forced to etc...
Could she still be a good, interested character without 'brick' powers? Yes, but screw that. How many comic book movie females do we already have are 'strong' because of their spunkiness, and resourcefulness and how they help the 'hero'? I wanna see rogue smash some sentials bare handed.
Movie Rogue sucked because it took one of the X-Men's most iconic heroes and reduced her to a damsel in distress. That is both regressive & sexist. Also the movie used her powers 100% wrong. She does not need physical contact to continue while she uses the powers. She zaps, the opponent gets Ko'd and she gets their powers, memories life force for a time. If she keeps holding on, the opponent could lose their life force/power while the exchange becomes more permanent for Rogue. Rogue is a badass, not a damsel in distress.
90s confident, sassy, you can look but don't touch, daisy duke, cowboy hat wearing, sugah speak, flying brick Rogue is the real Rogue to me.
This thread was trollish and ridiculous but this comment made my morning lol
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The problem for me wasn't that she felt like a damsel in distress. It's that she was Jubilee or Kitty Pryde. Movie Rogue was just Wolverine's figurative daughter character / teenage sidekick. Except she lacked the spunk either Jubilee or Shadowcat brought to the role.
I'd be more than happy to have Southern Belle Rogue appear on the screen.
She could always drain Northstar or Aurora's powers. Alpha Flight could be a stand-in for the Avengers for her backstory.
I was just talking to my boyfriend about this and how the Fox-men portrayal of the women were polar opposite of the comic renderings. I haven't seen the latest Logan but based on the reviews it seems they got a lot right with his character. Even if we discount the latest film, his characterization and alignment to how he was captured in the comics is pretty spot on. I think if the movies had stayed more true to the comic in the portrayal of these characters I think it would have resonated in a fashion similar to the 90s cartoons. However the movies didn't and they are all over the place. Rogue was one of the many characters they dropped the ball. If the future movies can do as good a job on the rest of the xmen as they did Logan I would be more optimistic. However with apocalypse and how poorly that was done I have concluded fox can't handle an ensemble cast.