Mystique: The Ultimate Mutant

Leah Ashley


This paper puts the powers of the mutant Mystique, seen in the Marvel Universe, into a biological context by exploring the genes she uses to change her appearance. These genes may be pre-existing and required to mutate or completely novel. It was found that several aspects of her appearance would be able to change, but over a much longer timescale than depicted in the films and comics, and possibly at a detriment to her health.


Comic; Film; Biology; Genetics; Superhero; Mystique

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