Why does Mystique in the movies not wear clothes?
It actually makes perfect sense to me why she doesn’t wear clothes in the movies. She’s a shapeshifter, she’s constantly taking the form of other people for various reasons and needs to be able to do that quickly and easily. Clearly she’s able to morph her skin to look and feel like clothing, but it makes sense that having her own clothing would get in the way and pose a difficulty.
Then we see XMFC, and she shows her shapeshifting ability to the CIA, including morphing the CIA guy’s clothes. This could mean she’d already made a habit of just looking-like-clothing and not actually wearing any. It could also mean she has a way of morphing her skin over clothing to make it look like other clothing, which is certainly plausible. But even if so,
it’s likely that this is less efficient, convenient, and comfortable than shapeshifting without clothes.
Then we see the rest of XMFC, wherein, due to that conversation with Erik, showing her entire body becomes a personal symbol of self-acceptance and taking pride in her mutation. Not only is she willing to let everyone see the real her, the entire real her, but she likes Erik’s idea that mutants can and should operate outside the rules of conventional human society. Clothes are mostly unnecessary and even inconvenient for her; the only reason she should wear them is to please society; she no longer has any interest in pleasing society. Thus, no more clothes.
I honestly don’t ship Raven and Erik at all.
I think Erik is pretty good at giving people what they need to be strong - that’s one of the big reasons people follow him - and that’s what the kiss was about.
He’s meeting Raven on her own terms, because physicality is extremely important to her (a fact which is related to her mutation) so words simply wouldn’t have been enough.
I really like this idea. It also explains why Mystique seems to circle back to Magneto any time she’s not actively with someone else — for validation and companionship, not because either of them have any delusions that they’re each other’s One True Love.
I haven’t heard this before about physicality and her mutation, that I recall. I can see the physicality now that I think about it (snuggling against Charles on the couch, sitting on Hank’s lap, the nudity thing could be a way of increasing contact with her surroundings, etc.) but why is it related to her mutation? Other than her mutation being, of course, a very physical one, rather than an invisible/mental one like Charles’s or Erik’s.