The Essence Of A Rogue
There Is A Time To Be A Gentleman...And There Is A Time To Go Rogue.
Sean Connery as James Bond - one of the original inspirations for Gentleman Rogue
While being a Gentleman is required at all times, we acknowledge sometimes moments arise where less-than-Gentlemanly actions are required. A Gentleman will always seek to deal with adverse circumstances in a respectful way, however there comes a time when more assertive methods are required.
A Gentleman also knows when it's time to unleash his inner Rogue...
A ROGUE DEFENDS AGAINST ANY WHO TRY TO MAKE THE WORLD AN UNGENTLEMANLY PLACE
Christian Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight Rises - a hero can be anyone
A Gentleman knows not all is always right with the world - a Rogue acts to ensure wrongs can be righted. Possessing a strong sense of character, moral certainty, and an unfailing distaste for those that would take advantage of others, the Rogue will not stand for conduct that is unbecoming of a Gentleman. While not able to save the entire world, the Rogue stands guard against those that would endanger the goodness around him, and acts as a beacon of hope when all appears to be lost.
He speaks when others remain silent and acts when others remain frozen.
GUIDED BY A GENTLEMAN'S VALUES, A ROGUE WILL USE ANY MEANS NECESSARY TO HONOUR AND PROTECT THOSE VALUES
Keanu Reeves in John Wick - Gentleman first, Rogue when needed
What separates a Gentleman Rogue from a common brigand? Something more valuable than anything on earth and yet unable to hold in one's hands - his Values. These revolve around how wishes to see himself, not how the rest of the world sees him as the Gentleman seeks to be better than the prior version of himself, not better than any other man. When his Values, or anything made precious by them, is threatened the antagonist will quickly find the Gentleman fades and is replaced by the Rogue. The Rogue will protect anyone and anything related to his Values, including his Word, his Lady, his Family and his Friends with swift and decisive action often to the detriment of those who impugned them in the first place.