10 most disliked X-Men characters, ranked

Let's look at 10 X-Men movie characters that fans just didn't take to and see if they each deserve their spots on this list.

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8. Rogue/Marie

The vibrant world of X-Men is where mutants flaunt their extraordinary abilities, each one more awe-inspiring than the last.

Now, picture Rogue, a character who, in the comics, flies through the air with the greatest of ease and packs a punch that could rival any heavyweight champion, thanks to her power-absorbing gifts. She's a Southern belle with a sassy attitude, oozing charm and confidence. Enter the X-Men movies, and whoops! It's as if someone hit the mute button on our high-flying, powerhouse Rogue. Instead, we get a more subdued, almost timid version, portrayed with finesse by Anna Paquin. While Paquin's performance isn't the target of our discontent, it's the movie magic wand that transformed Rogue from a dynamic force of nature into a character that, well, frankly, seems to have misplaced her mojo along with her ability to fly and pack that superhero punch.

Now, don't get me wrong. The movies have a tough job, juggling a constellation of characters, each deserving of their moment in the limelight. But for fans of the comics, seeing Rogue dimished to a more vulnerable, less physically empowered role felt like ordering a triple chocolate cake and getting a rice cake instead.

This Rogue seemed to tiptoe around her own storyline, her incredible potential simmering on the back burner, leaving audiences yearning for the Rogue they knew from the comics – the one who could steal your powers, memories, and, if you're not careful, your heart, all with a mischievous twinkle in her eye. It's this shift from the comic book's powerhouse to the movie's more restrained damsel that lands Rogue on the list of most disliked characters, not for what she is, but for what fans wished she could have been in the cinematic universe.