Question about Hope and her mimic abilities. Now, I know Hope and Rogue have a connection, and when Rogue touched Hope it did something to the both of them. I had previously thought Rogue just got her psyches cleared and death touched removed, while Hope copied Rogue's power-copying ability (...yeah, I can see now how that might not make sense...). Now I'm thinking I was wrong. Hope developed those abilities by herself.
First their powers are actually pretty different. Rogue can absorb memories, lifeforce, is touched based, and affects all living things (not just mutants). While Hope can copy without contact, affects other mutants control and development, and so far only seems limited to only mutants (but since Rogue's a mutant, and can affect non-mutants, I guess she might be able to affect non-mutants too if she tapped into Rogue?). Anyway Hope's mimicry seemed to come about as a result of being an avatar/messiah for mutantdom, and not because of her connection to Rogue, and thus can access those powers by extension.
Anyway, just wondering if anyone else has any theories or answers regarding that.