|Real Name:||Raven Darkholme|
Wolverine (former lover)
|Portrayed by:||Tamara Bernier|
Mystique has blue skin, red hair, toned broad shoulders, and golden eyes with no visible pupils. Her clothes consist of a white top and pants. Due to her shape-shifting abilities however, she can change her appearance and impersonate others.
Mystique is hard, cold, and of course, mysterious. She does whatever it takes to get what she wants. She is also cruel, especially towards her son, Nightcrawler, whom she abandoned and knocked out then brought him to Genosha to be imprisoned.
Despite all that, she has shown that deep down she is able to care about others, namely Wolverine.
Her life is largely unknown. At some point, she gave birth to Nightcrawler but abandoned him due to his appearance
Mystique later joined Weapon X along with James Howlett (later Wolverine) and Victor Creed (Later Sabertooth). They went on many missions together and she and James became romantically involved.
Some time later, Creed and a scientist named professor Thornton attempted to do experiments on her to enhance her powers. James saved her and told her to run while he held off Creed.
Powers, Abilities, Edit
Metamorph: Mystique can psionically alter the formation of her biological cells at will. As a result, she can cause herself to look and sound like an exact duplicate of any human, humanoid, or semi-humanoid being of either sex, wearing virtually any kind of clothing. Her control is so exact that she can precisely duplicate another person's retina pattern in her own eyes, finger, palm and skin-pore patterns on her own hands and skin, smell to overlap the original being, and vocal cords to match voices to the point of corresponding voice prints.
Mystique was once exposed to dangerous levels of radiation in order to save the life of Toad. The process dramatically morphed Mystique's appearance, causing her skin to become reptilian, and boosted her powers so that she could now morph her body into taking certain desired physical traits depending on her situation at the time (note: this reptilian form was quickly discarded, whether it was because of retcon or if she simply shape-shifted back to her previous form remains to be seen).
Examples of this new ability included: night vision, wings on her back, talons in her fingers, sharp fanged teeth, natural body armor, mermaid-like tail, and she could even compress into a nearly two-dimensional state to glide on air currents (similar to Mr. Fantastic), which she used to survive an explosion.
Since her resurrection by The Hand, her powers have been enhanced to a higher level than they were before, to the degree that she could fool super-humanly acute senses such as Wolverine's sense of smell, something she couldn't do before her death.
- Metamorphic Adaptation: After her enhancement Mystique showed the ability to adapt her body depending on her situation at the time. She was able to camouflage her body according to her surroundings, shift her organs into her lower extremities, and mimic the textures of metals (when she took on the form of Magneto and his helmet). She also clearly stated that she was always naked and simply made her skin look and feel like other materials to fool others.
- Enhanced Physical Attributes: Able to enhance her strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and senses.
- Accelerated Healing: Mystique's nature allows her to repair wounds and regenerate herself from minor to near death injuries in a short span of time, much faster than an ordinary human.
- Toxin & Disease Resistance: She is also able to develop resistance and immunities to toxins and diseases.
- Retarded Aging: Her metamorphic powers have retarded the degenerative effects of aging. She has always had this ability even before her enhancement; she is either close to or over one hundred years old.
- Psychic Defence: Mystique's nature also provides her with a natural defense against telepathic intrusion.
Master Combatant: Mystique is a highly skilled combatant. Her skills rival those of Black Widow and Captain America.
Multilingual: Mystique has stated that she knows at least eleven languages; besides her presumably native German and English, she has demonstrated fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Farsi and Czech.
Covert Operative: Strategist in terrorist and commando operations.
Appearance Limitation: Originally, it was clearly stated that Mystique's powers were limited to appearances only; she could not assume the powers of the people she morphed into or alter her body to adapt to different situations. Although Mystique’s powers were enhanced, Mystique could never duplicate the powers of other superhumans, and she still cannot duplicate the powers of the person she imitates: for example, when she turned herself into a duplicate of Nightcrawler, she did not gain the ability to teleport. However, she can use her powers to mimic the powers of others; such as assuming the form of Sabretooth, and then using her powers to enhance her senses, strength, speed, agility, and of course naturally heal at an accelerated rate.
Unchangeable Body Mass: While she can make herself look exactly like a person who is physically bigger than herself, she will not weigh as much as the real person does. Although she can maintain the form of a person of her own height, weight, and build indefinitely, the longer that she maintains the form of a person physically bigger than herself, the greater the strain she feels.