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Played-By: Rebecca Romijn (and assorted others eventually)
Full name: Raven Sabine Darkhölme
Mutation: Currently, Mystique has no mutation, thanks to an unfortunate run-in with some cure-loaded darts.
When she’s not impaired, Mystique has the ability to shape-shift almost instantaneously. She is able to alter her body on a molecular level, enabling her to take on virtually any appearance. She is able to imitate any voice perfectly, once she has heard the person she is imitating speak for at least 10 syllables.
Similarly, she is able to create the illusion of many different physical mutations (such as wings or gills), and can mimic many different substances (glass, plastic, etc). Due to her molecular control over her powers, she is able to “heal” superficial wounds and better mask and speed up the healing of more serious ones. She is able to use her powers to keep her body (theoretically) eternally young, and has done so for decades. She is able to change her body to withstand many poisons, bacterium and viruses, and has natural shielding against telepathic assaults. It takes her a lot longer to heal deeper wounds, and she often needs to rest in her natural form in order to do it correctly and thoroughly.
Since her mutation is, for the most part, defensive, she has to use conventional weapons in fights. Although she has had years of practice with her powers, she still gets exhausted after using them for long periods of time (masking her scent is particularly draining), and remains close to or in her true form whenever possible. Plus… well, the blue is pretty and she sees no reason to hide it. When she morphs, there is a slight whooshing sound and you can see different parts of her body re-arranging themselves as it happens.
With her powers coming back, she's going to be able to mask her scent more completely, as well as morph silently and her telepathic shielding will be even more increased.
Additional skills: Beyond her actual powers, Mystique is a highly intelligent woman, and has had many years of training in a number of martial arts. She is skilled at the use of a wide variety of weapons, and is an expert at espionage. Additionally, she has had extensive training in many fields, including computer systems, general electronics and medicine.
Mystique speaks eleven languages fluently (German, English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Korean) and is proficient in a number of others. She is very gifted at picking up languages quickly, and is able to speak in a perfect accent even when she only knows the very basics of the language.
Because of her decades of experience impersonating people and spying, she has a very finely tuned ability to read peoples body language and is very good at being a living lie detector.
Age: Pushing 170, but she appears to be in her early thirties. Her birthdate is September 12.
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual.
Physical Description: Mystique’s natural form is a very easily recognizable one. She stands at about 5’11 and is thin, but the most striking thing about her is her skin. She is entirely blue, with what appear to be scales covering most of her body. Her hair is red and just about chin length, and generally appears to be slicked back. When in this form, she appears (and is) quite naked, although her scales cover all the “vitals.” She carries herself with an air of grace and importance. She looks like she is walking with some distinct purpose even when she is simply strolling down the block. Her appearance is incredibly variable, and can range from looking like herself but not blue to looking like an animal or some other, inanimate object.
Currently, however, she has been stuck in the disgusting human form of an attractive 30-something woman. Her “natural” hair color is black, but she has dyed it blonde. Her eyes are blue, and she is still the same height and weight (though she unfortunately has to watch what she eats if she wishes to remain so). She prefers to dress in light fabrics, not liking the feeling of being trapped in her clothing, but has an extensive wardrobe with varying styles. Even though she can’t do it herself, Raven still prefers to keep her appearance varied.
Personality: Mystique is generally rather aloof. She has learned the hard way that actual human connections are fleeting and often unreliable, and because of that she rarely makes an effort to connect with other people. The majority of the times in her life that she has, it has eventually come back to bite her in the ass and she is now convinced that any emotional attachment to other people is merely a sign of weakness. Even when you’ve got a team, you’re still on your own in the end, and that’s what’s important. Not to say that she isn’t willing to work with others, but Mystique’s number one priority is Mystique. As an extension of that, she does still feel rather attached to “the cause,” even though it technically no longer applies to her.
Being cured was the single most devastating thing to happen to her in her entire life, and Magneto’s rejection just added insult to injury. While she feels rather abandoned from the whole experience, the overwhelming disgust at what she now is far overshadows that. That doesn’t mean that if she ever encounters Magneto, she won’t place a few well-aimed kicks to his genital region. In fact, that would be an utter delight. Actually being the one thing that she hates most did little to endear homo sapiens to her, especially as she was forced to deal with the limits of the body on a daily basis.
When Mystique has a goal, she sees it through, no matter what it takes. She is not above using brute force or her sexuality to get what she wants, and has few reservations (if any) about killing.
Did you get the shot? Unfortunately.
If yes, how will the Cure wearing off effect him/her? Most likely with uncontrollable morphing, which will probably take a little bit of time to get back under control and may involve some property damage.
History: Mystique's life has been long and hard. From a relatively early age, she was hated by those the most close to her simply because she was different. When her mutation first manifested, gradually turning her pale, smooth skin to rough blue and her eyes from blue to yellow, her parents tried first locking her away. As the “problem” only got worse, though, they decided that the only real option was to kill her. Having a child who was so obviously not human surely wouldn’t do well for the business that the family ran, and so one night, her father crept into her room while she slept and attempted to smother her. She fought back, kicking him repeatedly until she heard a cracking sound and he fell. She scrambled out of bed, terrified and confused. She ran to find her mother, unsure of why exactly her father had just tried to kill her, and realized that her mother had become unable to even look at her, too terrified of the monster that she’d become. That only got worse as her mother rushed into the bedroom and announced that Raven had killed her father. She tried to explain that it had been in self defense, but her mother had already made up her mind. The woman gave Raven an ultimatum- get out or she’d finish the job that Raven’s father had started. Disgusted at what she’d done and how her own parents had turned against her because of something that she couldn’t even help, Raven ran.
For a while, Raven was homeless, living in what out of the way structures she could find in whatever European country she’d found herself in while she explored the discovery that her mutation was more than just a new physical form. Her powers, linked to her scales, allowed her to shift her shape into just about anyone or anything she could imagine. As she became better at that ability, she was able to get a few jobs, working docks or other odd things. All the while, she yearned to be able to actually show her true form, but knew that doing so was as good as suicide. She almost completely stopped using her given name, deciding that since she had the ability to be whomever she pleased, it made little sense to be tied to a name that was never who she actually was. She took the alias Mystique, and moved from country to country, absorbing what information she could and learning as much about the world (and its general intolerance) as possible.
She spent years in the armed forces of a few different countries, switching sides in conflicts rather easily and never really caring about the outcome. She served in World War 2 in both Allied and Axis forces. It was easy, too, to enroll in colleges, and she has worked on (but never completed) a number of degrees, ranging from surgeon to lawyer. After a while, she offered her services to the Russian government, where she worked as a secret agent for quite a few years, until an injury forced her to retreat to a safe place to recuperate. She found herself in Germany, where she met and befriended a gypsy woman, Margali Szardos. She stayed with Margali for a while, even going so far as to show the woman her true form. Once healed, she took her leave and went to Canada to resume her work.
Not too long after her healing, she had a run-in with an old acquaintance, Victor Creed. As a result of their encounter, Raven found herself pregnant. It was a new thing, and she decided to give it a try. Nine months later, she had a son. He wasn't a visible mutant, and she decided that the whole ordeal had been a complete waste of time and resources, so she named the boy and left him on the steps of a convent. She has kept tabs on him since, and has never once regretted her decision. After handing the child off, Raven went back to doing what she loved, moving back to Europe to do some freelance mercenary work.
A few years after the first failure, Mystique decided to give the whole pregnancy thing another go. Surely the problem the first time around had been entirely due to Creed. She sought Margali out, knowing that that was a safe place to be for both her and the child, should it be a mutant. She worked in the circus there for a while, in an assumed form and using the alias of Leni Wagner, as a contortionist and gymnast (far more refined sounding than “acrobat”). Soon, though, actually performing those acts became quite unsafe and she reluctantly did smaller things. She knew from rather early on in the pregnancy that there was no way that she would be able to actually take care of a child, especially given the way that her own childhood had gone. So when she gave birth, she left the boy with Margali, fleeing the country.
Shortly thereafter, she made her way to the United States, where she encountered a man named Erik Lensherr. The two struck up a friendship, discovering that they had similar feelings toward humanity. Erik was driven and well-informed, and he had a number of plans. Mystique eagerly joined his cause, offering her skills and talents in just about any way that he felt they were needed. She helped him recruit other mutants, including Victor Creed, and helped him design and build his mutant-making machine, among other things. Even when she was wounded, she never left his side, believing that not only did she need the cause, but that the cause desperately needed her. She impersonated Senator Kelly, despite the fact that it made it harder to heal the rather deep wounds in her stomach, and she did not hesitate to put her life on the line impersonating Wolverine. Every step of the way, she was eager to help.
During what she saw as a routine fact-finding mission, she was captured by government officials and imprisoned. It didn’t particularly matter to her, as there was no way in hell that Erik would leave her to rot in there. She’d lived long enough to know that the incarceration was temporary. Sure enough, Erik was able to find her, and by the time he opened the back of the truck, she’d killed a guard and freed herself. The freedom was incredibly short lived, though, and she barely had time to relay the information to Erik before she found a weapon pointed at his back. Knowing that she could recover from a bullet much more quickly than she could, she stepped into the line of fire, discovering far too late that it wasn’t bullets that were being fired from the gun. Cured and completely naked, she was left on the convoy, abandoned like a piece of trash.
Mystique spent a good long while simply sitting in that truck as she tried to grasp exactly what had happened. Eventually, though, she donned the clothes of one of the deceased guards and headed out. Everything was different, and Erik was going to pay. After procuring some more appropriate clothes (and being utterly disgusted at the fact that she needed to do it), she went to the authorities, handing over duplicates of a number of plans of Erik’s that she’d helped on or had access to. The government held her for about a week, before they decided that she was no longer a threat to them (not to mention the fact that they had no real proof that she was Mystique or evidence that even proved Mystique existed) and actually offered her a job. She scoffed at them, absolutely refusing to even dignify the question with an answer.
Since then, she has been living in an apartment that she’d kept in New York City, ignoring the looks from the neighbors who aren’t quite sure that she’s the same woman who stopped in occasionally over the years and trying to come to terms with the fact that, like a common flatscan, she has to actually go out and buy hair dye if she wants to change the way she looks. She would love nothing more than to see Erik again and kick him. Hard. However, she knows very little about where he is or what’s become of him, other than that his efforts at Alcatraz were foiled.
Though her New York apartment has become her home base, Raven has remained as restless and eager for change as ever, and has traveled a great deal, moving between multiple safe houses she’d established over the years. She does the occasional mercenary work, but is reluctant to do too much, as it is so easy to track someone as fleshy and human as she is. Though she wants to continue to work, she is also very aware of the fact that she now legally exists. People know her, though not well, and if she were to ever appear in a line-up, there is an actual possibility that she could be picked out. She’s become (grudgingly) more comfortable in her new skin, but she still doesn’t trust it.
Erik Lensherr is probably the most important relationship to her, currently. She hasn’t even seen the man in about seven years, but not a day goes by that she doesn’t think about him… and more specifically, about how much fun she will have killing him.
The X-Men, in general… well, she doesn’t particularly care for them. They like to get in the way, and she takes offense to that. She does respect them, but that’s not enough to make her want to cozy up to them unless absolutely necessary.
Wolverine is someone who she would not mind cozying up to at all. In fact, she has. Many, many times since the early 1940s, when they first met during World War II. Unfortunately, it seems as though Logan doesn't remember their relationship. Since becoming human, she's run into him randomly a few times, using the name Eva Pölzl. After the few random run-ins, they exchanged numbers and subsequently have spent some rather heated time together every few months. He has no idea who she really is.
Victor Creed, like his brother, is someone who she's known since World War II. Unlike Wolverine, though Creed can remember all of it. There are things that he doesn't know, such as the fact that he has a son. She's kept that little nugget of information to herself, just in case she needs to use it later. Creed is a definite psychopath, and that's something that Raven can both appreciate and relate to. She doesn't completely trust him, but she sure does love watching him kill things.
Graydon Creed is a worthless piece of shit.
Nightcrawler… well, she should probably mention to him at some point in the future that he’s her son, but the moment never seemed right. Except for that one time when it was probably right and she just didn’t want to deal with it. She doesn’t know him, but she kept an eye on him from a distance (and occasionally from up close) as he was growing up. He may not be as bright as she’d hoped he would be (but really, nobody would have been), but at least he’d survived.
Where are they now/where do you see this character going? Right now, Raven is working as a mercenary off and on and spending the rest of her time doing whatever the hell she feels like doing. She’s been fixing up her parents’ home in Austria and has held a few jobs, but none of them were interesting. I’m not completely sure where she’s going to go… that depends on what other characters get picked up. If her powers hit her hard enough, she could possibly head to the Institute briefly to recuperate, but she would by no means be staying there long-term. If Magneto shows up… well, she’s got a bone to pick with him. Because the cause is important, she may consider working with him, but she would most definitely not agree to working under him again. She also may be inclined to cause him some bodily harm.
Samples: Herein the journal, to save space.
How did you hear about us?: I walked into my kitchen and the url was spelled out on my floor in Cheetos.
What would you like to see in the game: Fun stuff.
What would you hate to see in the game: Long, boring mutant fishing trips.
Anything else? I am totally fine with getting rid of all of the Nightcrawler stuff if someone comes along and plays him and doesn’t want it in there. I’m also definitely up for figuring out more of a history for her and Wolverine or for her and any other character who she may have encountered somewhere along the line.
DISCLAIMER: This character belongs to Marvel, not me. I'm not making money off of this.
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