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At the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past,

Drowned Logan is retrieved from the river by Stryker and a rescue crew. We see Stryker's eyes shift, but not to the red/yellow of Mystique.

Who is this? Is this person a mutant, or is someone impersonating him?

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Do you have a screenshot, because I specifically remember them flashing yellow, the same as Mystique's –  phantom42 Jun 12 at 13:29
I remember the eyes flashing like Mystique's, too, are you sure you saw the color right OP? –  IamVeryCuriousIndeed Jun 12 at 13:30
I don't have a screen shot. Saw it last night in 3D and was focusing on the face and it didn't look like Nystique"s eyes. –  Ihor Sypko Jun 12 at 13:33
I'm still looking for a screenshot or something official from someone involved with the production, but every article I'm finding agrees that it's Mystique impersonating Stryker. –  phantom42 Jun 12 at 13:33
edited for spoilers. feel free to rollback or integrate differently. –  phantom42 Jun 12 at 13:38

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The color is off in the 3D version. It is indeed Mystique rescuing Logan by pretending to be Stryker.

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I saw the 3d version and came to the conclusion you've stated (convoluted phrasing to avoid mentioning the spoiler). –  Chris Jun 12 at 19:01

"Stryker's" eyes clearly flash yellow - the same as Mystique's in previous films, and even Days of Future Past.

mutants in disguise!

surprise, I'm really Mystique!

In this interview, Simon Kinberg 100% confirms that it is Mystique impersonating Stryker.

Stryker is a character that keeps reappearing in the franchise, perhaps because he’s one of the only identifiable bad guys the X-Men have encountered. And then, in the final beats of the film, it turns out he’s Mystique — the ultimate “WTF.” Will that payoff in the future?

We really wanted to do something subtle with Stryker in this movie. We wanted it to be the beginning of the origin of him. He’s in the shadows most of this film. In some ways, Stryker was included in order to trigger something for Wolverine. How would it impact Wolverine, going back in time and seeing this guy who is going to manipulate him in the future. That was just interesting. Stryker’s been interesting in the books and the Brian Cox version was fantastic. But the last moment in the movie with the Mystique reveal… there’s for sure more to that. As we follow the characters in to X-Men: Apocalypse, we have to address that and make it a real thing.

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