Throughout the X-Men film franchise, Mystique has a form that she uses as a "default" human appearance, as portrayed by Rebecca Romijn and later (earlier?) Jennifer Lawrence.

Smurf woman and non-smurf woman

Is this form "natural" to her? If she was a non-mutant, would she appear this way? If she just wanted to form a human appearance without thinking about it, would it be this form?

Or is this form entirely constructed? Is this the form she consciously designs and creates because she likes it the most?

This question pertains to the film continuity only.

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    Mystique made a big deal about wanting to exist in her natural blue form in First Class, and yet since Jennifer Lawrence got popular she doesn't seem to care anymore. Funny that.
    – DavidS
    Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 8:46

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It depends on what you mean by her "natural" form.

As far as we can tell, the blue spiky look is Mystique's "normal" appearance as a mutant; every other form is something she has to intentionally affect. (We see this, for example, when she is knocked out and her shapeshifting ends, this is the form she takes.)

However, it seems likely that her "usual" human form is, in fact, her natural appearance pre-mutation. We can see this in the third X-Men movie, X-Men: Last Stand. In this movie, Mystique is "cured" of her mutation. Once her mutation is deactivated, she reverts to her human look, which is just Rebecca Romijn's normal appearance, for the remainder of the movie.

Mystique Cured

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    Besides the new one, that's the one X-Men movie I haven't seen. It's still probably not worth watching.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 1:52
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    @RogueJedi And by new one you mean Deadpool of course :D
    – Kevin
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 7:27
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    This would imply that Mystique's default human form, a blonde, is not what she would look like without mutation.
    – user45485
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 10:08
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    She has dyed her real hair black, obviously. Humans can do that.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 10:52
  • @kevin No, Apocalypse.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 11:34

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