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The Wrong Side: Sabretooth vs. Rogue

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In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn’t won the “right” way). This really isn’t a big deal, of course, as it doesn’t really matter if the “wrong” person won a fight. But it’s fun to talk about!

If you want to suggest a fight for future inclusion in this feature, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t suggest a fight in the comments!

This week, based on a suggestion from reader Michael, we take a look at Sabretooth kicking Rogue’s ass….

As always, the first page we look at their power levels and on the second page, we look at the fight itself.

Also, as always, we answer the age-old question – “How did they do when they fought Spider-Man?”

In Spectacular Spider-Man #116 (by Peter David, Rich Buckler and Bob McLoed), we learn that Sabretooth was trained as a killer by the mysterious Foreigner…


He goes to take out the Black Cat, but Spider-Man gets in his way and Sabretooth gets his ass kicked so badly you’d think that the Wasp was in town…





Okay, anyhow, Sabretooth was introduced as an Iron Fist villain…





And he eventually fought against Iron Fist AND Power Man, along side his partner in crime, the Constricter.


He actually only went after Black Cat because he and Constricter stopped being buds and Iron Fist and Power Man disappeared, so he was looking for something new to do. Black Cat then proceeded to kick his ass, a fight I thought was worthy of the Wrong Side in and of itself (as Black Cat had super cat-agility, but then she just kicked Sabretooth’s ass).

Rogue, as we know, got served alongside the rest of the X-Men by Spider-Man. But other wise, she is pretty strong. She is as strong as Ms. Marvel, which is pretty strong. Stronger than a guy who Iron Fist can keep up with without even using the “iron fist.”

He showed up in Uncanny X-Men #213 and became Wolverine’s nemesis from that point on. But first, he faces off against Rogue. How did he do?


Yes, he just took her out in three punches. That’s just kind of nuts.

Sorry that this one is so simple, but, well, Sabretooth just kicked Rogue’s ass in three punches – there’s not much more to say about it than that is too easy for him to do that.

Okay, folks, if you want to see a particular fight spotlighted, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!