> Is Rogue's white streak dyed or a mutation?
When Rogue first appeared it was actually two white streaks
on either side of her head. It became one sometime prior to
her coming to the X-Men for help.
Rogue has never spoken of it that I know of and I've been
reading a long time.
Marvel themselves have given some conflicting data about
it so you are going to hear from people who say it is natural
and some who say it is dyed. I'm going to tell you what I
guess and what Marvel once confirmed not too long ago in a
letter response in one of the X-books.
After Rogue joined the X-Men someone asked in a letter about
the two stripes becoming one and Marvel had "Wolverine" respond
in the letters page that Rogue used dye. Now Marvel didn't
say how she used dye but just that she used it.
However all the time Rogue is around including her time running
around in the Savage Land alone for months she has one large
white streak in her hair. There is no hair dye in the Savage
My position was then and is now that Rogue has a natural
white streak down the center of her head from birth. When
she was much younger and running with the brotherhood, she
wanted people to take her serious so she wanted to look older.
Therefore fitting with what Marvel said I believe she dyed
her hair taking out the white in the middle leaving two on
the side which made her look older (and if you don't believe
me go check her first appearances as a villainess - she's
does not look like a teen which she was and looked like when
she came to the X-Men). (Also just for hair dye people, you
don't get white when you bleach dark hair anyway, you get
a blond to white blond and dyeing your hair is not bleaching
it. Bleaching is taking color out. Dyeing is changing color.
So by Marvel's words alone Rogue changed the color or part
of the color of her hair which would be the brown part not
the white part. IE: she has added brown or red to her hair
to change it's look not bleached white into her hair)
Anyway, by the time Rogue came to the X-Men, she was having
severe trouble with the Ms. Marvel personna in her mind. I
doubt by then she had time to worry about dying her hair.
So it seems she let it go back natural sometime while she
was having these problems prior to going to the X-Men and
it has generally stayed that way since.
To confirm this issue about two ears or so ago, Rogue started
showing up with just the very front of her hair as a white
spot due to the artist - when asked again about this and the
fact that she has had varying shades of brown to red color
on the other parts of her hair, Marvel explained these changes
were because when Rogue wants something a little different,
she dyes part of her hair. The Marvel notes on Rogue on their
webpage state that she is a brunette with "a" white streak
down her hair which implies it's natural.
Also, the Unlimited in which we see her as a child prior
to her powers (not the best Unlimited but still) she has the
streak. As well as the recent Cable where she is a child,
she has the streak. I don't know many kids who bleach their
hair. And she also has it in the AoA where dyeing her hair
should have been the last thing on her mind. Anyway, all the
data and Marvel's profile indicate it's natural as is Nate
Grey's etc. and she seems to not hold any opinion of it at
all except that she likes having it in some form or fashion
and seems to consider it a part of her or she'd dye it all
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