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The bride and groom.
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Rogue and Gambit have finally tied the knot and gotten married (even if it was originally supposed to be Kitty Pryde and Piotr Rasputin's wedding). They exchanged the vows and said, "I do." So what comes next? The honeymoon, of course. And Gambit has made sure that they honeymoon in a place where nobody can bother them: space!

Except, well, this is the X-Men and sometimes the X-Men need to go into space. When Kitty needs someone to go on a mission to Shi'ar space and retrieve a valuable object, she has to recruit the honeymooners on their spaceship since they are the closest ones. She just didn't tell them that they would be facing against the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. Or that Deadpool had stowed away.

A 2018 comic book written by Kelly Thompson, with art by Oscar Bazaldua, Mr. and Mrs. X was first advertised as CLASSIFIED before the reveal that it was about the newly married Rogue and Gambit in the wake of X-Men: Gold #30.

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See also Rogue & Gambit, which preceded this series.


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  • Amicable Exes: During the housewarming party, both Gambit and Rogue receive a private visit from their most serious exes. Gambit is visited by his ex-wife, who sweetly warns him that his Thieves' Guild won't like this new arrangement, but says she does not care herself, being an assassin and not a thief. Rogue has a chat with Magneto while floating outside, and he wishes her all the best.
    • Rogue is also friendly enough with Deadpool, if exasperated by the fact that he crashed a) her honeymoon and b) her resultant mission to save Xandra. Gambit is understandably grumpy about Deadpool in general.
  • Badass Adorable: Xandra, the daughter of Charles Xavier and Lilandra - she was genetically engineered, who is both an adorable pre-teen and a monstrously powerful psychic.
  • Breather Episode: After the first arc, there's a single issue that is all about Rogue and Gambit's housewarming party. There's a small attack by the Thieves' Guild, but that's it: the rest is the party (or the planning of the party).
  • Busman's Holiday: The series opens with the newlyweds on their honeymoon, consummating their relationship, but they're interrupted by Kitty requesting they go on a mission. The X-Men are spread too thin and they're already out in space where the objective is.
  • Continuity Nod:
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    • There's a number of callbacks to Rogue & Gambit, considering they have the same writer (Kelly Thompson).
    • There are a lot of Call Backs to the original Claremont/Davis run on Excalibur, with Cerise, the former Shi'ar member of the team (and ex-girlfriend of Nightcrawler, of sorts - they had a lot of, ah, 'lip massages'), reappearing, as well as the Technet, alien mercenaries who were among Excalibur's first antagonists (and after failing to up their game, ending up as more comically pitiable than real threats), and briefly served as Excalibur under Nightcrawler's command (and when they first encountered Cerise) when the rest of the team was otherwise occupied.
    • Magik wants to get back to the party before the cake is gone, a Call-Back to her appearance in Secret Warriors (2017), where she complained that the X-Men never let her eat cake.
    • Laura and Gabby are part of Gambit's side of the wedding, calling back to Gambit befriending Laura in her solo series (and then meeting and befriending Gabby in All-New Wolverine).
    • When Mystique shows up at the wedding, Rogue lists off a number of plots that Mystique has orchestrated over the years, including seducing Gambit herself.
    • The end of the first issue has Deadpool show up, probably since Rogue kissed him during Uncanny Avengers.
    • Mojo's only been interested in making romances ever since he got a girlfriend in X-Men: Black #2.
    • Gambit's position as King of the Thieves Guild, attained in his solo series, comes up again, as does Candra - now alive once again, after Kaine and Logan killed her, but in the hilariously limited form of a middle-school aged child.
  • Evil Matriarch: Mystique, although she sees herself more as an Education Mama. Even though she causes no trouble at the wedding, she still says, "Could I interest you in a different groom?"
  • Friend to All Living Things: Downplayed and conversed. Gambit's cats are usually skittish around strangers, but warm to Rogue immediately.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: This series introduces Lilandra and Xavier's child, who decides to name herself Xandra. She shares her fathers telepathic powers, but to an even greater extent, to the point that she regularly disguises her appearance by projecting illusions even as a newborn.
  • Impossible Theft: It's pointed out that Gambit essentially stole a wedding. And then someone asks if Gambit is going to steal Kitty and Piotr's honeymoon, too.
  • Modesty Towel: Rogue and Gambit are on their honeymoon, so they are making love, it just happens that Kitty calls them right afterwards to give them a mission. And when Rogue agrees to go on the mission, Gambit loses the modesty blanket, to the horror of Kitty.
  • Mundane Utility: X-23 cuts Gambit's hair with her claws.
  • Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: Rogue gets all four before she actually gets married. The "something blue" just happens to be the presence of her mother, Mystique. Nightcrawler promptly complains that he was standing right there.
  • Power Nullifier: Rogue finds a mutant power dampener in the basement of the X-Mansion so that she can kiss (and do other things with) Gambit. She complains that its big and heavy (and gives her headaches), wondering why nobody created a smaller, more compact version that looks like jewellery — before Beast reminds her that most mutants don't really want to dampen their powers, much less make it convenient. Nevertheless, he makes a more comfortable one that fits like a tennis bracelet.
  • Succession Crisis: The Shi'Ar empire is going through one with a rebellion that does not recognize the authority of the seated Majestrix. The lynchpin of the conflict is Lilandra's biological child, by Xavier, who both sides want to attain to bring legitimacy to their causes.
  • Spiders Are Scary: Magik, despite growing up in Limbo, still finds spiders "icky."
  • They Do: The whole book is about what happens after Rogue and Gambit get married, although the first issue flashes back to their (stolen) wedding.


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