A Video Game Finally Does The X-Men's Rogue Justice

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How do you handle a hero like Rogue, whose ability allows her to siphon powers from any other character? MMO Marvel Heroes has come up with an elegant solution — give her all the powers.

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Rogue has traditionally gotten the short end of the stick in Marvel video games. She'll get her flight and super strength, but rarely has she gotten a chance to use her powers to their full extent.

Now available for purchase and play in the free-to-play online action role-playing game, Marvel Heroes' Rogue gets the flight and super strength she originally stole from Ms. Marvel, plus 90 additional to steal from heroes and villains in the game, 12 of which she can have active at any given time.

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"Many Marvel games have included Rogue, but Marvel Heroes 2015 is the first to truly capture the essence of who Rogue is as a character," said Jeff Donais, creative director of Gazillion via official announcement. "We weren't content with just making Rogue a brawler or a hybrid of popular powers she has stolen, Rogue is one of the most versatile characters in the Marvel Universe and she deserved to be one of the most versatile characters ever created in an ARPG. "

That sounds like a hell of a lot of work. Not only is Rogue stealing powers, she's changing form based on the powers she steals. And now every time developer Gazillion adds a new hero or villain to the game, they've got to figure Rogue's talent into the equation. That's dedication right there.

The Rogue pack for the free-to-play Marvel Heroes 2015 is now available for purchase for $19.99.

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hastur
UnspeakableCuteness

X-Men VS Street Fighter, an arcade VS game from 1996, featured a Rogue that could steal powers too. If she lands a throw she will kiss them and, in addition to doing throw damage, she will gain a power from whoever she's fighting that she can use until the end of the round.

These powers include things like Ryu's Hadouken, Ken's Shoryuken, Dhalsim's Yoga Flame, etc. Of course the scope was much more limited since this is a 1v1 fighting game, she only got 1 unique power from each character, but they had a similar idea.