Mystique delivers Destiny’s prophecy to Rogue,…

Mystique delivers Destiny’s prophecy to Rogue, and implores her to run from the conflict that is fated to claim the lives of the X-Men. Of course, Rogue is no longer the self-centered supervillain she was when she was a member of Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants on account of her absorbing the life force of the heroic Ms. Marvel. One thing I’ve always thought was weird about the relationship between Mystique and Rogue: Obviously, Mystique must sense that Rogue’s personality has changed dramatically, but she doesn’t ever really acknowledge it. She always regards Rogue as her daughter, with the closeness and intimacy you would use with a family member. When in reality, the true Rogue, the evil one, the girl Mystique fostered and raised from a young age, has more or less ceased to exist. It just seems weird that Mystique doesn’t ever seem to mourn that part of her. For all we know, judging by their interactions, Mystique regards her as she always has, and the nature of their relationship before Rogue changed is never depicted. Yes I know. I need to spend more time having actual human interactions rather than sitting in my bathtub thinking about stuff like this. I’ll be out in just 10 minutes. (Uncanny X-Men #224 – Dec 1987)