|Real Name:||Raven Darkhölme|
|Originally From:||Germany (Possibly)|
|Relatives:||Kurt Wagner (Son)
Rogue (Adopted Daughter)
|Eye color:||Yellow, Gray|
|First Appearance:||Strategy X|
|Voiced by:||Colleen Wheeler|
- "You X-Men are nothing but puppets for Charles Xavier, and I am a sharp blade cutting your strings just so I can watch - You - Fall!"
- —Mystique to Cyclops
Must See Episodes
- Rogue Recruit
- Turn of the Rogue
- Shadowed Past
- Fun and Games
- The Hex Factor
- Blind Alley
- Self Possessed
Mystique has extraordinary impulsive issues, which leads her to get defeated and beaten extremely easily by others. She also has a degree of superiority complex, as she always feels the need to be in control of others, even when there are those around her with greater authority. In addition, she can hold grudges against those that get in her way.
Mystique's Outfits Since Mystique is a shape-shifter, it is difficult to assume which appearance she takes is her natural one. However, whenever she shows she is a mutant, she always assumes a form with bright blue skin and red hair, so it can be implied that whenever she has those features, she is in her natural form.
Throughout the first season, she assumed many different forms, but her natural form had bright blue skin, red hair cut to her shoulders, extending slightly in the back, and pale yellow eyes with no pupils. She had a triangle shaped gem (supposedly like the skull on her forehead from her early years in mainstream comics) on top of her forehead. She usually wore a sleeveless white dress with a high neck, purple skimsuit under her dress, thigh-high white boots, and white gloves which reached nearly to her shoulders without covering her fingers.
When she came back, her form was still blue-skinned and red-haired, but it was cut slightly different. Her outfit was now black and two-piece, with her top being high-necked and showing extreme midriff, skirt with two extremely high thigh slits, two slits on top of the skirt, and barely covered her up. Her boots were at ankle height and her gloves had been thrown out, with only wrapped material around her left wrist.
Powers & Abilities
- Shapeshifting: Mystique is able to psionically alter the formation of her biological cells at will, allowing her to shapeshift into any human, animal, humanoid or semi-humanoid being of either sex. Her body can also mimic any kind of clothing, as well as other materials, producing shoes, glasses, watches, etc. She is able to imitate retinas, fingerprints and voice patterns perfectly. Mystique, however, cannot mimic the powers of other mutants, only their physical appearance, but she can mimic the physical capabilities of whatever form she takes, gaining the power of flight as a bird, fangs and claws as a wolf, etc. She is able to change her mass, having become a number of small, animal shapes and once pretended to be a statue in the foyer of the Xavier Institute.
- Enhanced Condition: Mystique's unique mutant physiology grants her enhanced capabilities, such as enhanced strength and endurance.
- Limited Regeneration: Her unique control over her biological cells allows her to rejuvenate them, allowing her a limited healing factor.
- Enhanced Longevity: The rejuvenation of cells also grants her an extended lifespan. Despite being as old as Magneto, she maintains the body of a woman in her physical prime.
- Telepathic Immunity: After her powers were increased by Magneto's power enhancer on Asteroid M, she became immune to telepathic probing and mind control.
- Scent Shifting: Originally, Mystique could not alter her scent with her form, making mutants with enhanced senses (like Wolverine and Sabretooth, who have great sense of smell) capable of identifying her, regardless of her form. However, when her powers were enhanced on Asteroid M, she developed the ability to alter and completely conceal her scent. Even Wolverine is now incapable of detecting Mystique when she is in disguise, as seen when it was revealed in "Day Of Reckoning, Part 2" that Mystique was impersonating Professor Xavier for weeks.
- Apocalypse's Enhancements: As one of Apocalypse's horseman her powers were further enhanced, granting her the ability to split into multiple shapes, such as a swarm of bats, gaggle of snakes and several scorpions. She was also able to disguise herself as a puddle of water and seemed to be able to liquefy herself to avoid injury from Wolverine's claws and Cyclops' optic blasts. With Apocalypse's defeat, she was freed from his control, whether she retains these advanced abilities is unknown.
- Production Art - Mystique
- Concept Art for Mystique.
- From Turn of the Rogue on, all of the X-Men know Mystique's alternate identity as their principal Raven Darkhölme.
- Her son, Kurt Wagner was the object of a genetic experiment done by Magneto. 
- Mystique does not loose the abilities he gained in The Cauldron II from the Gem of Cyttorak and gains more control over her shapeshifting abilities. 
- None of the X-Men have seen Mystique since the destruction of Asteroid M. 
- The file that Risty Wilde had Arcade stole; was information on Wanda Maximoff. She would later use the data to find and locate Wanda's facility she was being held in, which she did in Hex Factor. 
- Fun and Games reveals that Risty Wilde is really Mystique.
- In Shadow Dance when Rogue and Risty are rescued from the inter-dimensional creature by the X-Men, Risty shows an attraction to Forge. 
- After abandoning the The Brotherhood, after the destruction of Asteroid M, Mystique returns as their leader in The Hex Factor. 
- Cyclops leaved her to be captured inside Area 51. 
- She never returns as leader to the brotherhood after gettinf captured inside Area 51, despite her escape. 
- Mystique wasn't able to pose as Risty because she was trapped in Area 51 after Cyclops left her there. 
- After escaping Area 51 Mystique lured Scott to Mexico in revenge, instead of reaching out to Rogue. 
- Rogue didn't seen Risty after it was made public she was a mutant for almost 6 months.  
- Perposly released Juggernaut twice.  
- Mystique posed as Risty Wilde for over a year to stay close to Rogue. 
- Self Possessed marks the last appearance of Risty Wilde. 
- It is revealed that Mystique is Rogue's foster mother, and adopted her when she was four. 
- Adopted Rogue when she was 4 years old.
- Mystique appears, but only as a statue. 
- Rogue pushed the statue of Mystique off a cliff. 
- Mystique and Magneto are mentioned several times, but do not appear in Cajun Spice. 
- Mystique and Magneto are seen alive, after believing to have both died weeks earlier. 
- Storm, Xavier, Mystique and Magneto have all been turned into the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. 
- Mystique is able to turn into water, multiple bats, and multiple snakes, and then a panther. 
- Mystique is able to mask her sent from Wolverine even when beside him.  
- Day of Reckoning I is the fourth episode that shows Mystique's ability to morph into animals, this time an owl. Before it was a a wolf, and an eagle,  a crow,  a cat,  and a snake
- Can change mass as well as shape, and so is not limited to humanoid forms. She has taken the form of a wolf,  a crow,  a cat,  an hawk,  another crow,  and an owl. 
- When asked what exactly Magneto had done to baby Kurt in Shadowed Past, head writer and producer Greg Johnson said "The way we see it, Magneto experimented on him in an attempt to trigger the X-Gene, and succeeded." 
- "I was never happy with the original Mystique I designed. I felt that she had a very dated feel, but the clock was ticking and we just ran out of time. The second design was influenced by having seen the film and also a better understanding of what Mystique needed to be as a character. If we could have gotten away with a nude - look like in the film we would have, but I don't think Kids WB was quite ready for that. I also tried to make her more physically imposing and look more like a female weight-lifter - more in the vein of an Adam Hughes character. But that didn't go over very well so I settled for a more slimmed down version." - Steven E. Gordon
In Other Media
- This is Mystique's second role in an X-Men related cartoon, the first being in X-Men: The Animated Series
- Mystique appeared in Wolverine and the X-Men
- Mystique appeared in multiple films, some of which include: X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Apocalypse
- Some of the video games Mystique appears in include: X-Men: The Arcade Game, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
|Strategy X||X Impulse||Rogue Recruit||Mutant Crush||Speed & Spyke||Middleverse||Turn of the Rogue|
|Spykecam||Survival of the Fittest||Shadowed Past||Grim Reminder||The Cauldron I||The Cauldron II|
|Growing Pains||Power Surge||Bada-Bing Bada-Boom||Fun and Games *||The Beast of Bayville *||Adrift||On Angel's Wings||African Storm||Joyride|
|Walk on the Wild Side *||Operation: Rebirth||Mindbender||Shadow Dance||Retreat||The Hex Factor||Day of Reckoning I||Day of Reckoning II|
|Day of Recovery||The Stuff of Heroes||Mainstream||The Stuff of Villains||Blind Alley||X-Treme Measures||The Toad, the Witch, |
and the Wardrobe
|Self Possessed||Under Lock and Key||Cruise Control||X23||Dark Horizon I||Dark Horizon II|
|Impact *'||No Good Deed||Target X||Sins of the Son||Uprising||Cajun Spice||Ghost of a Chance||Ascension I *||Ascension II|