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See also

  • Rogue Galaxy, a role-playing game for the Playstation 2 featuring a title hero, Jaster Rogue
  • Babylon Rogues, a group of avian thieves in Sonic the Hedgehog
  • GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, a James Bond video game published by Electronic Arts
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, a Nintendo 64 video game


Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Rogue is a monthly comics title, launched at 2005. Published by Marvel Comics, it features the adventures of the titular heroine.


Issue 4

Rogue: [narrating] Shouldn't make fun of some loser tryin' to pick me up. I'm the one to be pitied, not him. He's still got a one-in-a-million chance of hookin' up with someone. Me, I don't even got those odds.

Dream Rogue: Why are you always helpin' people? Why don't you just run off and save yourself?
Rogue: 'Cause then I wouldn't have a self worth savin'.

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From LoveToKnow 1911

ROGUE, a word which came into use about the middle of the 16th century as a slang or "cant" term for a vagrant vagabond, answering to the modern "tramp," and was adopted into English legal phraseology together with "vagabond" in the Statute of Elizabeth 1572, "rogue and vagabond" and "incorrigible rogue" remaining as legal terms for certain classes of persons amenable to the law under the Vagrancy Acts (see Vagrancy). The act of Elizabeth defined "rogues, vagabonds and sturdy beggars" as including "idle persons going about and using subtle craft and unlawful games and all persons whole and mighty in body, but having neither land nor master, nor able to give an account how they get their living and all common labourers using loitering and refusing to work for the wages commonly given" (Sir G. Nicholls' History of the English Poor Law, ed. 1898 by H. G. Willink, vol, i. 159). The word has now the general meaning of a knave or rascal, though also used (by meiosis) as a term of playful or tender banter and in various special applications (e.g. a "rogue" elephant, one who has been driven out by the herd and lives a solitary life, becoming very savage and destructive. Gardeners also apply the word to a plant which does not come true from seed, showing some variation from the type).

The derivation of the word has been much disputed. It has usually been referred to Fr. rogue, meaning proud, arrogant, which is variously derived from the Icelandic hroke, rook, long-winded talker, or Breton rok, proud, haughty; cf. Irish and Gaelic rucas, pride. The New English Dictionary, however, rejects this derivation, and considers possible a connexion with another early "cant" word "roger," a begging vagabond pretending to be a poor university scholar.

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Middle French rogue 'arrogant, haughty', from Old North French rogre, from Old Norse hrokr 'excess, exuberance'





rogue (plural rogues)

  1. A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.
  2. A mischievous scamp.
  3. A vagrant.
  4. Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
  5. An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
  6. A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
    • 2000 Carol Deppe, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties, Totnes: Chelsea Green Pub.
      Maintaining varieties also requires selection, however. It's usually referred to as culling or roguing. ...we examine the [plant] population and eliminate the occasional rogue.



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rogue (comparative more rogue, superlative most rogue)


more rogue

most rogue

  1. (of an animal, especially an elephant) Vicious and solitary.
  2. (by extension) Large, destructive and unpredictable.
  3. (by extension) Deceitful, unprincipled.
    • 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      In the minds of Republican hard-liners, the "Silent Majority" of Americans who had elected the President, and even Nixon's two Democrat predecessors, China was a gigantic nuke-wielding rogue state prepared to overrun the free world at any moment.


to rogue

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to rogue (third-person singular simple present rogues, present participle roguing, simple past and past participle rogued)

  1. cull, term used by gardeners, especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.
    • 2000 Carol Deppe, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties, Totnes: Chelsea Green Pub.
      Maintaining varieties also requires selection, however. It's usually referred to as culling or roguing. ...we examine the [plant] population and eliminate the occasional rogue.

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  • Anagrams of egoru
  • rouge

Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

Box artwork for Rogue.
Developer(s) Michael Toy, Glenn Wichman, Ken Arnold, A.I. Design
Publisher(s) Epyx
Release date(s)
Genre(s) RPG, Roguelike
System(s) Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, TRS-80 Color Computer, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, TOPS-20, Unix, Mac OS

Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game. It was a favorite on college Unix systems in the early to mid-1980s, popularized the dungeon crawling video game and created a class of derivatives known collectively as "roguelikes". Rogue inspired Hack, which in turn led to NetHack. Some of the more notable roguelikes include Moria, Angband, and ADOM. The roguelike genre influenced numerous later games, such as Diablo.

In Rogue, the player assumes the typical role of an adventurer of early fantasy role-playing games. The game starts at the uppermost level of an unmapped dungeon with myriad monsters and treasure. The goal is to fight one's way to the bottom, retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, then ascend to the surface. Until the Amulet is retrieved, the player cannot return to earlier levels. Monsters in the levels become progressively more difficult to defeat.

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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Rogue is the original roguelike game. You play it on a text-only Unix terminal, though some ports exist to other computer operating systems. Your character, the "rogue", must descend through the dungeon, locate and steal the Amulet of Yendor, and return to the surface. Notably, the dungeon is randomly generated; the upper levels consist of rectangular rooms with interconnecting corridors while the lower levels look like mazes (all drawn with punctuation, because the screen only draws text). The dungeon is filled with monsters (drawn as letters from A to Z) which will attack your character (drawn as an @ sign). Other dangers include eating all of your food and starving. The dungeon contains several useful items (also punctuation) such as weapons, armor, and magical scrolls, potions, rings and wands... but magical items start unidentified, so you do not know what will happen when you use an item for the first time, or whether the effect will be good or bad.

Death in Rogue is always permanent, at which point you must restart the game from the beginning and will receive a different randomly-generated dungeon with randomly-placed monsters. Rogue is a very difficult game. Rogue lacks several complexities (such as towns of shops, overworlds of multiple dungeons, pets, and side quests) that make later roguelike games like Angband and NetHack easier to win. (Omega has many such complexities but is also very difficult to win.)

Michael Toy and Glenn R. Wichman originally programmed Rogue in 1980 for Unix. In 1982, a Rogue binary shipped with the popular Unix distribution for VAX commputers called 4.2BSD. Rogue then spread to several universities. But your copy of Rogue might not be the original, but a clone.

Rogue clones

The "Rogue" that many users play is not Toy's and Wichman's original game, nor is it a port of that game, but it is a reimplementation of that game called a Rogue clone.

The clone from BSD

The source code of one such clone found its way its way into the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) at about 1987, and both FreeBSD and NetBSD continue to distribute it today. This game is called "Rogue", but documentation of the differences exists in an email customarily copied with the source code, most notably:

Prints a picture of a skull, not a tombstone, upon death.

Thus if you die in Rogue and see a skull like the one below (copied from score.c of this Rogue clone), then you are playing this particular clone or another clone derived from it:

   _~             ~_
  /                 \\
 ~                   ~
/                     \\
|    XXXX     XXXX    |
|    XXXX     XXXX    |
|    XXX       XXX    |
\\         @         /
  --\\     @@@     /--
   | |    @@@    | |
   | |           | |
   | vvVvvvvvvvVvv |
   |  ^^^^^^^^^^^  |
   \\_           _/

This image is copyrighted, however U.S. copyright law qualifies this image under fair use meaning that it is appropriate to use for documenting topics about gaming.

The included documentation states, "The public domain version of rogue now distributed with Berkeley UNIX was written by Timothy Stoehr," so perhaps that is the author of this clone. However, the source code has a copyright, so it is not actually in the public domain. Further, the copyright situation is uncertain. Berkeley put its standard free-software copyright notice on the top of each file, but further down an extra set of conditions survives:

 * main.c
 * This source herein may be modified and/or distributed by anybody who
 * so desires, with the following restrictions:
 *    1.)  No portion of this notice shall be removed.
 *    2.)  Credit shall not be taken for the creation of this source.
 *    3.)  This code is not to be traded, sold, or used for personal
 *         gain or profit.

Because clause 3 contains discrimination against those who would trade or sell copies, this particular Rogue clone is not free software. OpenBSD removed it from their distribution, while Debian classified it as "non-free".


A game called Hack, at first, was another Rogue clone. However Hack added more features, even as it retained the setting of the game (being the dungeon of rectangular rooms and mazes) and the goal (being the Amulet of Yendor). Hack is a direct ancestor of the popular game called NetHack.

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