Probably my favourite x-man after Wolverine, Rogue is a total badass! Her powers involve "stealing" other mutants abilities and memories. After absorbing Ms Marvel's (Carol Danvers) powers she also found that a copy of Carol's mind was stuck in her head. This is what led to Rogue seeking out the help of Professor X and joining the X-Men
I grew up with the 90's X-Men cartoons and I really resonated with the mutants, as a British, Pakistani Muslim I often find myself a refugee in a sense. Both England and Pakistan is my home but I'll never be full accepted in either place because I'm too much of one and not enough of the other. But I'm not alone, Millions of people are in a similar situation, cultural refugees, looking for a home where we will be accepted.
In the words of My Chemical Romance "If we can't find where we belong then we will have to make it on our own". This is where the Rogue quote comes into play - The Avengers are the All-Star heroes, mostly accepted by society, working hard to keep the world safe. The X-Men and the other mutants however, have been discriminated against, put into concentration camps, experimented on - because they are different. The X-Men strive to make the world a better place for all. Something to reflect on (it took me ages to find a non sexualised image of Rogue)
Originally I was going to post a quote from High Fidelity but I woke up today with the lyrics "Now the story's played out like this, Just like a paperback novel. Let's rewrite an ending that fits, Instead of a Hollywood horror"
And it really hit home. Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a horror movie. That impending doom and pressure that surrounds the victims.
I refuse to be a victim of a victims life
When it comes to kicking evil's ass, there is only 1 guy that comes to mind. Ash has time and time again been through the worst known to man, but he handles it like a damn boss! Watching the above scene, the swagger, the charisma, the confidence. Nothing short of aspirational.
The quote is from Evil Dead 2 but the picture is from Army of Darkness (some people also refer to it as evil dead 2)
Strangely this post can be seen as a reference to High Fidelity, just don't tell me you've "not seen Evil Dead 2, yet"