- There's a reason why my people call her kind tricksters. Raven Darkholme may be able to alter her appearance a million times a day... but she never really changes.
- -- Forge
Appearing in "Dead Drop Gorgeous Ch. 1"Edit
- Mystique (Raven Darkholme) (Impersonates Dr. Connolly)
- Female A.I.D. (Austrian Intelligence Division) agent (Impersonates A hooker)
- Steinbeck (First appearance)
- Agent 16 (Prudence) (First appearance)
- Shortpack (First appearance) (Voice via telepathy)
- Ted, Nightline anchorman (Voice only)
- D.H.S. agents
- X-Corporation (Mentioned)
- Homo superior (Mentioned)
- Dr. Connolly (Mentioned)
- President of the United States (Mentioned)
- Westchester County
- Washington, D.C.
- Westlake Apartment Complex
- Dr. Connolly's device
- Data "Plan" Disc
Synopsis for "Dead Drop Gorgeous Ch. 1"Edit
The beautiful blonde Prudence (a.k.a Agent 16) runs from a pyrokinetic arms dealer who covets a stolen data disc in her possession. A short fight ensues ending with her opponent, known only as Steinbeck, mercilessly incinerating the flesh from her bones. At the Xavier Institute, a televised interview with the Professor is cut short when Charles receives a telepathic message from Shortpack. The Professor is beside himself when the field handler informs him that his charge has been murdered. In the early hours of the morning, there is a knock at Forge's door. Charles enters and discloses to him a covert, politically sensitive operation under his command. The legendary mutant requires a new agent to finish Prudence's assignment... He needs the master of disguise and espionage, Mystique. A few hours later, in a Westlake apartment complex, Dr. Connolley invites an appointed call girl into his work-station/home. The attractive red-head tries to persuade the scientist to show her some of his equipment, but when he refuses, she holds him at gunpoint. She then exposes a hidden safe behind a picture frame and demands that the scientist tell her the combination. The man suddenly morphs into Mystique, who swiftly turns the table on her assailant. Mystique also manages to squeeze information out of the amateur spy concerning a device that will help locate shapeshifters. She however finds nothing in the safe and allows the girl to escape; but is soon surrounded by well-armed DHS officers.
- Xavier appears to be interviewed by Ted Koppel, of the news show, Nightline.
- Mystique is responsible for the death of Xavier's former lover and close friend, Moira MacTaggert and also slit Banshee's throat in Uncanny X-Men #405.
- Xavier can't read or manipulate Mystique's because of her malleable brain structure and functions.
- Forge and Mystique were once lovers during their stint with X-Factor.
- Mystique states that she is "nostalgic for the Fatherland", Austria. This suggests that she originated from this country.
- Prudence quotes the lyrics to the song "Happiness is a Warm Gun" by the Beatles.
- Forge quotes Han Solo from Star Wars IV: A new Hope.
- Mystique references Alias which is a popular TV show about a female spy.
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