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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sunday supervillainy - a few days early - why doesn't Rogue suggest a threesome and be done with it?

This image, from a few months down the track does raise the obvious question. If Rogue is really having so much trouble deciding between her father figure and her toy boy ...

8 comments:

ColinGavaghan said...

If you write it, I'll buy it. (NB you should probably seek independent legal advice re the possible intellectual property implications first)

Russell Blackford said...

Sadly, I think my chances of doing it legally have passed me by.

ColinGavaghan said...

Well, you could always suggest a book on the Philosophy of Supervillainy for that Wiley-Blackwell series...

Alex Topfer said...

I am sure that there is a fan-fic.

Russell Blackford said...

Don't joke, Colin. I've thought of that ... but it'd have to be a few books down the track, I think.

Russell Blackford said...

Alex, this image is gonna encourage a whole new generation of Magneto/Rogue/Gambit double-slash fiction ... surely.

Jenny and I had a talk about Magneto/Rogue some time back .. and she was horrified!! :)

But she's a fan of the movie continuity, not the comics continuity, so she's thinking Ian McKellen and Anna Paquin. Which does see kinda bizarre. Ian McKellen does a wonderful job as Silver Age Magneto (I totally have a man crush on McKellen!!!); but modern-day comics Magneto has been put through a rejuvenation and is now more Michael Fassbender than Ian McKellen (well, he's somewhere in between). And even Anna Paquin has grown up a l'il. :D

godsbelow said...

I wouldn't be all that surprised if something in that vein did happen, actually. Or if Rogue got with both men in quick succession, at any rate. The X-books have matured in their sexual content quite a bit in just the couple of decades I've been aware of them. Hell, not long ago there was an X-Force arc called 'Sex and Violence' - and not for symbolic reasons, either.

And meanwhile, Gambit has his own kinda-creepy-but-charismatic-older-guy, younger-woman-in-need-of-father-figure thing going on with X-23....maybe he's trying to make Rogue jealous?

Russell Blackford said...

It would certainly be a way of giving us the jaw-dropping ending we've been promised for X-Men Legacy #249. I can't imagine that that's what it is, though. lol

(And the image used here is, like I said, for a few issues down the track.)