She was dealt a bad hand.

Well, it was decent to begin with, but then she drew a new power, name, and life. She became Rogue.

Now, she lines up her cards to draw again. This time, it’s her decision to fling aside mutation, family, and boyfriend, holding only to her Logan card. She, Rogue, selects her cards this time.

With the Cure, she draws touch. With hard training, she draws her X-Man missions. With dumping Bobby, she draws freedom.

She hesitates on the final card, then finally reaches for what is offered.

Her opening gambit.

The King of Hearts.