What was the highest use of raw strength used by Rogue, using only the strength stolen from Ms. Marvel?

As "highest use of raw strength" I mean:

  • Defeat someone who can take a large amount of damage. E.g.: Hulk, Juggernaut;
  • Lift something VERY heavy. E.g.: An airplane, one building, etc.
  • "incredible" seems a bit opinion-based; would you have a clearer definition for it? :)
    – Jenayah
    Aug 30 '18 at 17:08
  • @Jenayah YES. what would you use? Aug 30 '18 at 17:11
  • Well - your question, your rules I guess :) Just warning you that I reckon some people might vote to close your question as primarily opinion-based. Off the hat - you could provide an instance of a "lesser" use of raw strength, then ask if in the same condition/comics arc, there was double the amount of damage dealt or something. I'd suggest taking a look at Guidelines for great subjective questions. Just some suggestions!
    – Jenayah
    Aug 30 '18 at 17:16

Defeating Captain America.

In Avengers Annual #10, Rogue absorbs the powers of Ms. Marvel and beats the ever-living crap out of Captain America, while walking away unscathed. (All we really see of the fight is its aftermath, but it's heavily implied that she beat him through sheer strength.)

Rogue vs Cap

She doesn't stop there, though. Once she has Cap's powers, she goes on to beat Thor.

Rogue vs Thor

Then, with Thor's powers, she beats The Vision-- with one punch.

Rogue vs Vision

  • Taking out Cap doesn't necessarily require immense strength. When fighting an opponent with vastly superior strength, Cap usually wins by speed and agility (avoiding the opponent's attacks), and tactics/strategy (getting the opponent angry, so he can trick them into doing something that hurts them, that sort of thing). If Cap wasn't on the lookout for Rogue (and I don't think he was, in this story), the flight power she stole from Carol would probably be more key in her victory. Note that she "caught [him] off-guard."
    – RDFozz
    Aug 31 '18 at 18:04
  • And, wrt Thor, she didn't beat him physically - she took his powers before he did more than catch her by reflex. And, by the time she punched Vision, as you note yourself, she had Thor's strength, so she obviously didn't beat him with just the Ms. Marvel power set.
    – RDFozz
    Aug 31 '18 at 18:09
  • Right. I wasn't trying to say that she beat Thor with strength alone, and the OP specified "using only the strength stolen from Ms. Marvel," so I didn't mention Thor or the Vision in my short answer. I just thought it was interesting. Aug 31 '18 at 19:08

Rogue's most impressive feat of strength against an inanimate object was probably the time she stopped a train in Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 #218.

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Her most impressive strength showing against a living being was probably the time she defeated Strong Guy in a gladiatorial match in Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 #278.

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