Blue Skin X-Gene Trait?

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#1 Posted by riri4life (7684 posts) - - Show Bio

Why so many blue muties? Just a popular color for artists, or there a reason behind it? lol (Yes, I realize most of these people are related.) 

 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


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All in the family...lol
All in the family...lol





 
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#2 Edited by ComicMan24 (147651 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, Archangel became blue because of Apocalypse, Beast because he was experimenting on himself and most of the others are related or counterparts. My guess is a popular color and to be visually striking. Who is the one in the third picture?

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#3 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

All of Nightcrawler's family and Beast only have blue fur. Their skin is white =)

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#4 Posted by riri4life (7684 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024:
Are you sure about Kurt's family? Mystique has blue skin. Plus, I'm pretty sure his wife in the last pic didn't have fur.   
 
P.S. What exactly turned Beast's fur blue if it wasn't due to mutation? Just a random chemical reaction due to an experiment? 
 
Another question: Is Apocalypse's skin grey or blue or in between? 
 

 


 

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#5 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio
@riri4life:  
 
It was my understanding that Kurt's fur is Blue and his skin is white, but I could be wrong.  
 
Originally Beast's fur was grey, but then changed blue for some reason.  
 
Apocalypse's skin is grey, but you could argue that it's blue on the count of his "costume" is actually a part of him. 
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#6 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1673 posts) - - Show Bio

Mystique originally had gray-ish skin.  The blue is more this last decade or so.

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#7 Posted by riri4life (7684 posts) - - Show Bio
@MrMiracle77:
Really? I don't know when she was created, but I thought she has "been blue" since the 80s at least.
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#8 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1673 posts) - - Show Bio

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Maybe its just me.  I know they had a lot of trouble perfecting a process for gray, even after the 60s.  It does look like she bears a little more green compared to Kurt's more obvious blue.
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#9 Posted by xerox_kitty (17342 posts) - - Show Bio

The heavy of us Blue used to be only as a highlight for black items.  that's why Colossus used to have blue hair, since it was a way of showing detail & highlight in his black hair.

 

Anyway, blue isn't exclusively for the muties.  Namorita had 2 separate stints as a blue-skinned babe.  Most Atlanteans are blue, which is why Namor was so different because he was pink.

 


 

Namorita's First Blue Phased
Namorita's First Blue Phased



 

Namorita's Second Blue Phase (with Atlantean tattoos)
Namorita's Second Blue Phase (with Atlantean tattoos)



 

Underwater Blues: Pure-Bred Atlanteans
Underwater Blues: Pure-Bred Atlanteans



 

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#10 Posted by Thunderscream (2272 posts) - - Show Bio

I think blue's just more dynamic. beast started out gray and i figure kurt was intended to be stark black with the use of blue highlighting his features. now i'd imagine kurt's skin is just as dark as the fur since he's able to blend into shadows too

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The Corruptor originally danced between blue, black and purple.....
 
Notice the white hair and red eyes? That was an original color combination for the Dark Elves and was meant to symbolize evil and darkness in their characters....
Of course, Drizzt D'ourden was born with unique bright purple eyes to imply his kindness of character which is an exception for his depraved race......
 

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The old adage: " Eyes are windows to the soul."
 
 
The writers of the X-men perhaps deliberately played with "Do not judge a book by its covers"....(Because the book is a mutant)
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#12 Posted by CellphoneGirl (19110 posts) - - Show Bio

That new mutant Laurie looks a lot like Mystique.

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#13 Posted by jordama (4701 posts) - - Show Bio
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx:
I really did think that, I was like "Hope turned the girl into Mystique?"
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#14 Posted by iLLituracy (13545 posts) - - Show Bio

You got a problem with blue people?

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#15 Posted by John Valentine (16467 posts) - - Show Bio

WHAT ABOUT JAZZ? 
 

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#16 Posted by riri4life (7684 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine:
Wow, never heard of him before!.......pretty lame. lol
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#17 Posted by Mercy_ (94571 posts) - - Show Bio
@riri4life: He's pretty low-ranking and also dead, IIRC. He was in The 198.
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#18 Posted by AskaniSon295 (453 posts) - - Show Bio

I allways thought it had something to do with the Kree influence on the Marvel Earth.  some of them are blue and they have been known to mess with human dna before maybe they are the ancestors of the blue mutants.

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#19 Posted by arrowfan237 (497 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.
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#20 Posted by AskaniSon295 (453 posts) - - Show Bio

Speaking of forgotten Blue mutants don't forget Rhapsody  from the X-factor storyline

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#21 Posted by fesak (8611 posts) - - Show Bio

Also:

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#22 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2755 posts) - - Show Bio
@riri4life said:
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@Gambit1024:
Are you sure about Kurt's family? Mystique has blue skin. Plus, I'm pretty sure his wife in the last pic didn't have fur.   
 
P.S. What exactly turned Beast's fur blue if it wasn't due to mutation? Just a random chemical reaction due to an experiment? 
 
Another question: Is Apocalypse's skin grey or blue or in between? 
 

 


 

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Is it really blue fur? They're never actually drawn to look particularly furry. Even Beast usually looks like hes got patches of fur and blue skin.
I think of Nightcrawler being more like movie Nightcrawler with blue skin.

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