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X-Men Legacy: Welcome to Necrosha

Mike Carey reveals the ghosts Rogue will face as X-Necrosha invades X-MEN: LEGACY #231

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By Marc Strom

Rogue's past will catch up to her in more ways than one with the return of Destiny, Magneto and Proteus, as writer Mike Carey and artist Clay Mann bring the X-Necrosha storyline to X-MEN: LEGACY with issue #231 on December 23.

"[X-Necrosha] is a huge arc, dark and epic, or maybe the right word is mythic," relates Carey of the larger storyline that also runs through X-FORCE and NEW MUTANTS. "Like Pandora's box being opened, and everything you never wanted to face again tumbling right out."

X-MEN: LEGACY #231 cover by Adi Granov
Selene, the woman responsible for bringing back millions of dead mutants, has also resurrected Destiny, one of the women responsible for raising Rogue.

"My take on [Rogue and Destiny's relationship] is that there is and always has been a fierce love and loyalty between them," remarks Carey. "We saw in Messiah CompleX that Destiny had created a very complex mechanism to heal Rogue after the touch of the Hecatomb had sent her into coma. She's always wanted to protect Rogue, but since she doesn't have the obsessive and controlling personality that Mystique has, she did it in subtle and indirect ways."

As for how Rogue will react to seeing Destiny alive again, Carey says fans will have to wait a few months in order to see the heartfelt reunion.

"You'll have to wait until #233 for an answer to that," teases the writer. "That's when they finally get a moment to talk. I think it's fair to say that Rogue's feelings towards Destiny are still uncomplicated. To see her again is an incredible, unlooked-for blessing, but circumstances alter cases. Let's just say it's bittersweet."

X-MEN: LEGACY #232 cover by Adi Granov
Proteus, one of the X-Men's greatest villains, has also hitched a ride back into the world of the living, something that Rogue might not have prepared for, and the villain's plans for the still-breathing mutants remain shrouded in mystery.

"Is anybody equipped to deal with Proteus?" poses Carey. "This is a mutant who can possess your mind and body with a single touch and alter reality just by thinking about it. In some ways he's the most formidable opponent the X-Men have ever faced. As to what he's after, he's tried death and it didn't work. Now he's got a plan B."

Now that Rogue's one-time lover Magneto has returned to the X-Men's world, the two will share a reunion in this X-Necrosha tie-in as well.

"With Magneto back in the X-Men fold, it was inevitable that he and Rogue would meet again, and-sooner or later-be in the same team," notes Carey. "The question is whether anything beyond that still exists between them, and it's fair to say that Rogue and Magneto see the situation somewhat differently from each other. But yeah, there are sparks waiting to fly here, in good ways and bad ways."

X-MEN: LEGACY #233 cover by Adi Granov
The upcoming storyline will only serve to ratchet up the drama for Rogue and the young mutants under her charge, and according to Carey things will only get harder after this.

"The stakes are about to change for the youngest X-Men, and Rogue is going to be thrown into some situations that will test every last atom of her courage and compassion."

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asief
asief

You're mistaken, Rogue and Magneto indeed almost had something back in the day, was close to the end of Claremont's original run, it happened in the Savage Land but :rogue: realised there can never be anything between the two of them after witnessing how ruthless Magneto could be (he killed Zaladane)

KiplingKat
KiplingKat

[quote@Perplexor i thought they had a something on back in the day. Or am I thinking Joseph?[/quote] Probably Joseph. Rogue and Magneto had this one little moment of Lust where they almost kissed in Uncanny #274, and that was it. The next time they met in X-Men Vol. 2 #1-3, Magneto brainwashed her along with everyone else. But Lobdell latched onto that one little moment and spent a lot of the 1990's trying to make that 'ship sail in various forms: Joseph, AoA. When the two character did meet, Rogue repeatedly threw herself at Magneto, who's attitude towards her was "Look, you're a cute kid, but get out of my way." The last time they met in Magneto Rex (which was immediately after Joseph died, I mean, if he had left a corpse behind it would not have been cold yet), she did it again and Magneto kicked her out of Genosha.

Perplexor
Perplexor

i thought they had a something on back in the day. Or am I thinking Joseph?

KiplingKat
KiplingKat

[quote] Now that Rogue's one-time lover Magneto has returned to the X-Men's world, the two will share a reunion in this X-Necrosha tie-in as well.[/quote] Rogue and Magneto were never lovers in the 616.[quote] "With Magneto back in the X-Men fold, it was inevitable that he and Rogue would meet again, and-sooner or later-be in the same team," notes Carey. "The question is whether anything beyond that still exists between them, and it's fair to say that Rogue and Magneto see the situation somewhat differently from each other. But yeah, there are sparks waiting to fly here, in good ways and bad ways."[/quote] *GROAN* Can't we leave the 'ship that sank at the dock back in the 1990's? Please?

Perplexor
Perplexor

YES!!! Cannot wait for Rogue and Destiny to meet up! I wonder if Dark X-men will get involved in Necrosha! Would love to see how Mystique and Destiny react to seeing each other.