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Facts

  • Height:*5'10" (variable)
  • Weight:120 lbs.
  • Eyes:Yellow, no visible pupils (variable)
  • Hair:Red (variable)
  • First appearance: Ms. Marvel #16 (May 1978); (first full appearance) Ms. Marvel #17 (June 1978)
  • Created by : Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum

Mystique (Raven Darkholme) is a character associated with the Marvel Comics' franchise, X-Men. Originally created by artist David Cockrum and writer Chris Claremont, she first appeared in Ms. Marvel #16.

Throughout most of her history, Mystique has been a supervillainess, founding the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and assassinating several important people involved in mutant affairs. Mystique herself is a mutant, a shapeshifter whose natural appearance includes her blue skin and yellow eyes. At one point, she mentioned she is over a 100 years old. Mystique is the mother of the villain Graydon Creed, the X-Men hero Nightcrawler and foster mother of the hero Rogue. She was forced to abandon Nightcrawler, but raised Rogue for a number of years and the two women have mixed feelings towards one another.

Despite Mystique's history of crime, she was most recently working with the X-Men's Professor X in a short-lived series, She was later voted straight into the X-Men. Actress Rebecca Romijn portrays Mystique in the X-Men films.

Publication history

Production

Originally created by artist Dave Cockrum, writer Chris Claremont saw Cockrum's design, dubbed the character "Mystique," and with Cockrum's permission, she first appeared in Ms Marvel #16 (May 1978).

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