Rogue's childhood has gone slightly different. Her adopted mother is the biological mother of the X-Man Nightcrawler. Instead of abandoning him, Mystique has taken him home to live in the same mansion as Rogue. She tries to keep them apart, having Nightcrawler stay in the attic. Both children rebel and fall in love. It goes quite badly. In the end, Rogue takes in the mind and powers Nightcrawler, who has died in the chaos.