Raven Darkholme (Earth-11052)

Original costume

Mystique is a ruthless and feared master of hand-to-hand combat and an unscrupulous manipulator. However, she held dear the well being of her two children, Rogue and Nightcrawler. Whereas the latter seemed to return the love, Rogue deeply despised Mystique and even attempted to kill her at one point.

Mystique maintained a position of power as the principal of Bayville High, under the alias "Raven Darkholme". When she disappeared, a replacement principal was brought in, requiring her to invent a new alias: "Risty Wilde". Under this identity, she befriended Rogue and was able to spy on the X-Men. Later, she kidnapped and impersonated Professor X.

Her powers were greatly enhanced by Apocalypse when she was forced to become one of his Horsemen. She gained the ability to transform into multiple beings at once (a swarm of scorpions), and change into a liquid state and regenerate limbs lost in combat (though this could simply be another application of her liquid state), but lost these powers when Apocalypse's plans were thwarted. At the end of the series she tried to apologize to Kurt and Rogue, but they didn't want it and left her in Egypt, feeling bitter and upset.


Seemingly, those of Raven Darkholme (Earth-616)#Powers.


  • Pestilence Enhancement: As Pestilence, Mystique was enhanced giving her the ability to morph (changing her appearance, clothing, biological make up, or even the states of matter) into humans, animals, or objects. She was able to transform into more than one object, such as a group of bats or snakes. She has displayed enhanced strength and speed and immunity to telepathic powers including the ones of Professor Xavier and Jean Grey. Like Apocalypse, she gained the ability to manipulate her form on a molecular level, transforming her hands into blades, and turning into a puddle of water.
  • Enhanced Speed
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Advanced Healing Factor


Seemingly, those of Raven Darkholme (Earth-616)#Abilities

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