Rogue is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in most of the Marvel Comics X-Men related titles. She debuted in Avengers Annual #10 (November 1981) as a villain. An earlier story intended for Ms. Marvel #25 (June 1979) went unpublished until 1992. Rogue is a mutant. More so than most, Rogue considers her powers a curse: she involuntarily absorbs and sometimes also removes the memories, physical strength, and superpowers of anyone she touches. For most of her life, she limited her physical contact with others, including her on-off love interest, Gambit, but after many years Rogue finally gained full control over her mutant ability.