Last Updated: 
10th August 2016

The following lists mention when Rogue absorbed the person and also if something unusual happened.


Cody Robbins X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #4, Rogue (1st series) #1
Cody fell into a coma from which he never woke up. He died a few years later.
Freddy Classic X-Men #44
two security guards Marvel Fanfare (1st series) #60
Valerie Cooper Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #179
various people in a crowd Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #202
two Genoshan Magistrates Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #236
a security guard Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #359
Dr. Agee Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #359
a man abusing children
for pornography
X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #31
Dana Rogue (3rd series) #1
Carrie, Rogue’s aunt Rogue (3rd series) #2
Lorenzo Moontreader Rogue (3rd series) #3
He was already in a coma by the time Rogue her powers on him and the conclusion caused him to die.
Darla Rogue (3rd series) #7
a pilot Rogue (3rd series) #7
Yakuza mobster Rogue (3rd series) #9
a ninja Rogue (3rd series) #10
Calvin Goynes X-Men (2nd series) #194
Margaret Riley X-Men (2nd series) #199
A doctor on Providence who inadvertently touched Rogue when she had been infected with strain 88. Margaret was instantly killed and her mind absorbed into Rogue’s.
Hammer soldier X-Men Legacy (1st series) #226
This was one of the first times Rogue used her powers once they had been stabilized. She touched the unconscious soldier and only skimmed his surface memories
unnamed paramedic X-Men Legacy (1st series) #274
unnamed civil engineer X-Men Legacy (1st series) #274
unnamed helicopter pilot Gambit (4th series) #11





Rogue absorbing Destiny has never been seen on panel, yet it's obvious that during the time Rogue lived with and was trained by Destiny and Mystique, she must have gotten into contact with the precog at least once. Destiny's psychic residue is seen in Rogue's head in X-Treme X-Men Savage Land #1, and she later manifests her powers in X-Treme X-Men (1st series) #17.



Marvel Fanfare (1st series) #60, Marvel Super Heroes (2nd series) #2, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #359, X-Men (2nd series) #174, X-Men (2nd series) #204, Astonishing X-Men (4th series) #12




Marvel Fanfare (1st series) #60
Jason is a mutant of unknown power. Rogue definitely had skin to skin contact with him, but it is unknown what, if anything at all, she absorbed from him; yet afterwards she realized that to touch is not only life, it also means to know pain.
Ms. Marvel / Warbird



Marvel Super Heroes (3rd series) #11, X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #29
The absorption of Ms. Marvel aka Carol Danvers turned out to be permanent. After years, the Siege Perilous separated the two women, but there was not enough life-force to sustain both bodies. They fought, but Magneto intervened and re-installed Rogue with the powers of flight and invulnerability, while killing the Ms. Marvel entity.
Captain America Avengers Annual #10, Contest of Champions (2nd series) #5, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Thor Avengers Annual #10, Mephisto vs ....(the Avengers) #4, Contest of Champions (2nd series) #5, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21



Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #158, 173, Heroes for Hope #1, Mephisto vs ....(the X-Men) #3, Wolverine (2nd series) #125, X-Men (2nd series) #80, 169, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #235, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #13, 21
Storm Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #158, 185, Mephisto vs ....(the X-Men) #3, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #235, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21




Rom #32
Rogue did not actually absorb ROM, but she got insight to his innermost feelings.
Hybrid Rom #32
Dazzler Dazzler #24, Mephisto vs ....(the X-Men) #3
Professor Xavier Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #175, New Mutants (3rd series) #22
The New Mutants entry happened during the Age of X reality
She-Hulk Uncanny X-Men Annual #7




Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #179, 194, X-Men & Alpha Flight (1st series) #1, Heroes for Hope #1, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #208, 247, X-Men (2nd series) #80, 102, 106, 107, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #235, Cable and X-Force #10
Colossus touched and kissed Rogue without effect in X-Men (2nd series) #100. The reason behind this has yet to be revealed.
Dire Wraith Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #186, 188
Black Tom Marvel Team-Up (1st series) #150
Juggernaut Marvel Team-Up (1st series) #150, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #218, Rogue (3rd series) #1
Dagger‘s light power




New Mutants (1st series) #25
Dagger’s powers had been transferred to Wolfsbane of the New Mutants, but she could not cope with them. With Xavier as mental back-up, Rogue absorbed only the light ability from Rhane, which was then placed back into Dagger with the help of Magik.
Cloak’s shadow power




New Mutants (1st series) #25
Cloak’s powers had been transferred to Sunspot of the New Mutants, but he could not cope with them. With Xavier as mental back-up, Rogue absorbed only the darkness ability from Roberto, which was then placed back into Cloak with the help of Magik.
Magus Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #192
Northstar X-Men & Alpha Flight (1st series) #1, X-Men (2nd series) #190, X-Men (4th series) #1
When Rogue absorbed Northstar a second time he was under the influence of the Children of the Vault and his powers had been enhanced because of it. She should have rendered him unconscious but he still had enough power to fight her. In X-Men (4th series) Rogue had the power of flight and mentioned she absorbed Northstar’s power off panel.



X-Men & Alpha Flight (1st series) #2
When Rogue touched Loki, he proved to be immune against her power, yet in Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #236, his psychic residue can be seen in Rogue’s head.
Firestar Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #193
Shadowcat Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #194, Heroes for Hope #1, Uncanny Avengers (1sts eries) #21



Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #194, Uncanny X-Men Annual #9, Heroes for Hope #1, X-Men (2nd series) #80, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #232




Uncanny X-Men Annual #9
Rogue actually absorbed Nightcrawler, who was touching Cyclops. That’s the only time that Rogue’s power worked like that. Maybe the fact that they were in the mystical realm of Asgard boosted her power.
Phoenix III / Marvel Girl III (Rachel) Heroes for Hope #1, X-Men Unlimited (2nd series) #6, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #250, 258-259
In X-Men Legacy #250 Rachel was in an incorporeal form




Heroes for Hope #1, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #304, Magneto Rex #2, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #251, 259
Usually Rogue absorbs Magneto like everybody else, however in Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #304 he claimed to be stronger than ever and although Rogue gained some part of his power, he remained conscious and showed no sign of weakness at all.



Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #206
Spiral’s personality was dominant.
Black Rook Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #208
Sunspot Uncanny X-Men Annual #10




Uncanny X-Men Annual #10
Rogue managed to absorb something of Mojo, yet he did not weaken. Rogue felt that there was no limit to Mojo’s foulness and passed out.




Mephisto vs.... (the X-Men) #3 (twice)
Rogue could only absorb something from Mephisto because he allowed it. He could control the degree of the absorption rate and allowed her to get some of his thoughts, only to manipulate her into certain actions.
Psylocke Mephisto vs... (the X-Men) #3, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #232, #235, X-Men (4th series) #4, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21, Astonishing X-Men (4th series) #1



Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #219, X-Men (2nd series) #170, Rogue (3rd series) #11, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #259, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
The scene in Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #219 showing Rogue absorbing Havok is taken from a dream, however it is a resurfacing of some Psylocke-suppressed memories of Havok visiting the school. That Rogue really absorbed Alex is backed up by him being seen as psychic residue in Rogue’s head in Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #236.
Thing Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men #2
Human Torch Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men #4
Dr. Druid X-Men vs. The Avengers #3
Vanguard X-Men vs. The Avengers #3
Naze, possessed by the Adversary Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #227
Bonebreaker Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #229
Temptress Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #233
Longshot Uncanny X-Men Annual #12
Garokk Uncanny X-Men Annual #12
Punchout Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #235




Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #242, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #235, X-Men (3rd series) #4
As she absorbed the memories of Apocalypse’s evil, Rogue hesitated and was pushed back by Archangel, who did not pass out. In X-Men (3rd series) she absorbed his powers off-panel before the issue.
Mr. Sinister



X-Factor (1st series) #39, New X-Men (2nd series) #46
Mr. Sinister was the dominant personality. In New X-Men, Mystique pushed Sinister on to an unconscious Rogue who still had the death touch ability from strain 88.
Dr. Leonard Samson Marvel Super Heroes (2nd series) #6
Gateway Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #269
Worm Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #275
a Phalanx-infected human prototype Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #305
Bishop Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #305, Astonishing X-Men (4th series) #1
Sabretooth X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #3
Bella Donna Boudreaux Gambit (1st series) #3




X-Men (2nd series) #41, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #350, X-Men (2nd series) #83, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #385, Rogue (3rd series) #1, X-Men (2nd series) #171, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #246, #259, #265, Gambit (4th series) #11, Rogue & Gambit #2-3, 5
Silver Surfer




X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #13
When Rogue tried to absorb the Surfer she was caught in some kind of feedback effect, that knocked her over. Actually she did not absorb any of Norrin Radd’s cosmic power, but she could tell that he had good intentions.
Phalanx Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #343
Joseph Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #354



X-Men (2nd series) #81
Kali’s hand touched Rogue’s face and the visual effect made it seem that some absorption took place. Yet it was not followed upon, and Kali seemed not affected.
Brood Queen




Contest of Champions (2nd series) #4
The Brood Queen dominated and made Rogue absorb various of Earth‘s heroes.
Hulk Contest of Champions (2nd series) #5, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21, Avengers (1st series) #686
Spider-Man Contest of Champions (2nd series) #5, Uncanny Avengers  (1st series) #21
Phoenix IV (Jean) Contest of Champions (2nd series) #5, X-Men (2nd series) #104
Scarlet Witch Contest of Champions (2nd series) #5, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #2, 21
Salvo X-Men (2nd series) #102
Cecilia Reyes




X-Men (2nd series) #102
Though not seen on panel, Rogue absorbed Cecilia Reyes either through physical contact or like Colossus at close proximity. In X-Men (2nd series) #108 Rogue utilized the medical knowledge from Cecilia.
Kymri X-Men (2nd series) #104
Z‘Cann X-Men (2nd series) #107
a Kree pilot X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #29
Beast X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land #4, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21



X-Treme X-Men (1st series) #13, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #260.1, #269, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Though it is unknown when Rogue absorbed Iceman, she manifests his power in X-Treme X-Men #13, so she must have touched and absorbed him at least once.
Though it is unknown when Rogue absorbed Iceman, she manifests his power in this issue, so she must have touched and absorbed him at least once.




Rogue (3rd series) #1
As later revealed throughout the series, Lauren wasn’t a mutant, but a “dream beast”, working for Campbell Sainte-Ange.




Rogue (3rd series) #2-3, 6
“Anna” is in fact Rogue’s dream twin created by her mother to not be alone. In order to prevent “Anna“ from being killed by her mother, Rogue decided to permanently absorb her, and as such gained the memories of having been raised by her mother.
Polaris X-Men (2nd series) #161, 170, Rogue (3rd series) #12, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #259
Silver Samurai Rogue (3rd series) #9




Rogue (3rd series) #10, 8, 11, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #11, #21
By the time of the last absorption, Sunfire was already in a critical condition and seemingly died when he touched Rogue to make her absorb him. As such, this absorption seems to be as permanent as the Ms. Marvel one years ago.
Emma Frost X-Men (2nd series) #188
Hecatomb X-Men (2nd series) #199
The Hecatomb was an alien weapon that absorbed the minds of enemies. It had absorbed eight billion minds and when Rogue touched it she absorbed them all into her.
Ares X-Men Legacy (1st series) #226
As Ares was a god Rogue had trouble letting go once she started absorbing him.
Trance X-Men Legacy (1st series) #228
Rogue absorbed her ability to create an astral form so that she could enter Emplate’s dimension
Emplate X-Men Legacy (1st series) #230
Rogue managed to absorb Emplate’s powers whilst she was in an astral form borrowed from Trance
Stepford Cuckoos X-Men Legcay (1st series) #234
Rogue took their powers so that they could scan for the Phoenix Force without it detecting telepaths
X-23 X-Men Legacy (1st series) #235
Rogue absorbed multiple powers at the same time including Wolverine’s. But X-23‘s foot claws are clearly seen as well.
Surge X-Men Legacy (1st series) #244
Somehow absorbed Surge’s powers through her gauntlets
Magma X-Men Legacy (1st series) #244
Whilst it’s not stated to be Magma the blonde hair and Rogue’s display of fire powers would indicate it was Magma.
Armor X-Men Legacy (1st series) #244
Tempo X-Men Legacy (1st series) #245
Rogue absorbed Tempo’s powers she died during the Age of X reality.
Madison Jeffries New Mutants (3rd series) #22
Taken off panel during the Age of X reality.
Anole X-Men Legacy (1st series) #246
Taken off panel during the Age of X reality
Domino X-Men Legacy (1st series) #246
Taken off panel during the Age of X reality
Cannonball New Mutants (3rd series) #24, X-Men Legacy (1st series) #262, #264, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Absorbed during the Age of X reality in New Mutants. Absorbed off-panel in X-Men Legacy #262.Absorbed off-panel before X-Men Legacy #264
Legion X-Men Legacy (1st series) #250, 251
In X-Men Legacy 250 Rogue used her powers to search for various personalities in Legion’s mind
Time Sink X-Men Legacy (1st series) #250
One of Legion’s personalities who had become real
Styx X-Men Legacy (1st series) #250
One of Legion’s personalities who had become real
B’ket Imstari X-Men Legacy (1st series) #256
B’ket was a dying member of the Sh’iar
Frenzy X-Men Legacy (1st series) #256, #259, #260.1, #266
Korvus X-Men Legacy (1st series) #259
Match X-Men Legacy (1st series) #260.1
Rockslide X-Men Legacy (1st series) #260.1
Exodus X-Men Legacy (1st series) #261
Rogue couldn’t take all of his powers so she just took his teleportation abilities
Kid Gladiator X-Men Legacy (1st series) #261
Weapon Omega X-Men Legacy (1st series) #264
In #264 Omega wasn’t able to control his absorption power and he has turned into a bomb. So Rogue and Mimic (with Rogue’s powers) touched him at the same time. But instead of absorbing Weapon Omega’s powers they duplicated them and became bombs as well. In #265 Rogue, Weapon Omega and Mimic all absorbed each other’s powers at the same time and shorted each other out.
Husk X-Men Legacy (1st series) #265
Unable to tear off her skin because she had previously absorbed power from Weapon Omega and couldn’t handle any more powers.
Mimic X-Men Legacy (1st series) #265, 275
In #265 Rogue, Mimic and Weapon Omega absorbed each other’s powers at the same time and shorted each other out. In #275 Rogue managed to absorb Angel’s and Iceman’s powers from Mimic.
Falcon X-Men Legacy (1st series) #267, Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Moon Knight X-Men Legacy (1st series) #267
Absorbed his multiple personalities
Limbo demon X-Men Legacy (1st series) #270
Struggled to handle the psyche of the demon
Commander Chahr X-Men Legacy (1st series) #271
Member of an alien race
Equinox X-Men Legacy (1st series) #275
Armadillo X-Men Legacy (1st series) #275
Man Bull X-Men Legacy (1st series) #275
Dancing Water Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #2
Goat-Faced Girl Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #4
Wonder Man Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #5, 21
Rogue was previously unable to absorb his powers in Avengers Annual #10 as he was made of ionic energy. In Uncanny Avengers #5 he was human, however Rogue was unprepared for how powerful she would become once she took his power. In #21 she absorbed Wonder Man completely until there was no physical form left. The Scarlet Witch cast a spell to remove all the various psyches from Rogue’s mind but Wonder Man’s was left inside giving Rogue his powers permanently.
Joelle Gambit (4th series) #11
Iron Man Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Luke Cage Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Iron Fist Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
War Machine Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Hyperion Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Dr. Strange Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Captain Britain Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Dr. Doom Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Hank Pym Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Namor Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21
Deadpool Uncanny Avengers (3rd series) #22
Graviton Uncanny Avengers (3rd series) #27
Corvus Glaive Avengers (1st series) #680
Proteus Astonishing X-Men (4th series) #11
Shredded Man X-Men: Gold #24
Scythian X-Men: Gold #25
Lavish Rogue & Gambit #5


Despite supernatural beings like Loki and Mephisto, there are a few more people whom Rogue could not absorb. Basically they can be split in three different groups:
- no living organic beings
- aliens
- power negation / draining

Blindspot II


Rogue (3rd series) #10
Blindspot’s powers were too similar for Rogue to absorb her. However, Rogue was not immune to Blindspot’s memory-wiping.
Wonder Man Avengers Annual #10
Wonder Man is composed of ionic energy.
Vision Avengers Annual #10
Vision is a synthezoid.
Impossible Man Uncanny X-Men Annual #7
Rogue got knocked out when she tried to absorb him.
Selene Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #184
Selene could drain Rogue’s life-force quicker than Rogue could absorb her. Finally Rogue passed out.



Marvel Super-Heroes Summer Special #2
Mystique built the human looking robot to give Rogue happiness, but when she found out that her new lover was a machine, Rogue wasn’t happy anymore.
Leech Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #195
Leech touched Rogue’s face and was knocked out, Rogue did not absorb anything.
Scrambler Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #211
When Scrambler used his ability on Rogue, he too was rendered unconscious, however Rogue temporary lost all her powers.
Landslide Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #360
Landslide belonged to the artificial X-Men built by Cerebro.
Prime Sentinel X-Men Annual 2000
Though a combination of human tissue and technology, Rogue could not absorb them.
Lady Deathstrike



X-Men Annual 2000, Rogue (3rd series) #7
Lady Deathstrike is a cyborg and apparently the technological parts are more dominant than the remaining human parts. Rogue’s power showed no effect.
Campbell Saint-Ange Rogue (3rd series) #1-2, 4-5
Campbell is “just” a living dream, so that’s why Rogue’s powers have no effect on him.
Plague Dogs X-Men (2nd series) #194
They were not dogs but rather severely mutated humans. They were apparently too far from the human template for Rogue’s powers to work on.
Hope Summers New X-Men (2nd series) #46
When Hope was a baby Mystique touched her against an unconscious Rogue. Rogue was cleared of all the minds she had ever absorbed as well as the deadly strain 88.
Magik X-Men Legacy (1st series) #270
Magik was possessed by the Phoenix Force and it would not allow the power transfer.
Ruby Thursday X-Men Legacy (1st series) #275
Touched Ruby’s head and was unable to take any powers