Originally Posted by jaymes_e06
My guess that would make the most sense to me is: she is in an internment camp with the collar on and her next door cell mate (a blonde bad ass woman) try to escape together. They almost escape and they are attacked by the Sentinels. They blast them and the group of others trying to escape knocking off there collars.
Rogue see the blonde woman is mortally wounded. She puts her out of her misery by absorbing her powers and and jumping up and punching the Sentinel dead in its face and then pulling out it's power core with her bare hands.
That would work... But where does that leave her once things are altered? Itd be a big coincidence if she has the powers again in an alternate universe...