Nightcrawler always has been a favorite of mine. he is a young mutant that has the ability to teleport to close distances and has super agility. he is almost impossible to hit, since he can just "BAMF" and soon appear in front of your face. like did you see this scene?
one of the most notable features in Nightcrawler are his elf features and his bright blue skin, which caused him problems over the years. so lets see where Nightcrawler got his flashy (literally) features.
Kurt Wagner is the son of the mutants Mystique and Azazel, and was born in Germany. when he was born, a angry mob found out of the existence of Kurt, so Mystique threw him down a well to save his life. after that, Azazel admitted that he saved his son's life from dying of the fall, and gave him to his human love interest, Margali, a gypsy queen.
Kurt was never adopted by anyone, but lived his young life in the circus as a trapeze artist. one day, a millionaire bought Kurt's circus, and demanded Kurt to go to the freak show, where he was drugged to keep him from running away.
eventually, a young boy freed him, and Kurt ran away back to Germany. than, long story short, Kurt was blamed for a series of murders in the town, and called a demon. the town's people wanted to kill him, but stopped by Professor X, who offered him to join the X man. for the full story click here.
so now you can see where he got all those features. the powers and the elf-shaped figure is from his dad, Azazel. and the flashy colors are from his mom, Mystique. by the way, i don't think they have a great relationship overall.
so now that we know the history of Nightcrawler, lets move back to the theory:
is it possible that he was born a different way?
now, I'm not taking about the obvious stuff like the fact that he could have become a shapeshifter, or red, but about the more complex stuff. could Mystique have changed Kurt's faith completely?
you probably know Mystique. if you don't, what kind of superhero fan are you? Raven is a shapeshifter who is a great enemy of the x men for a long time. so if you think about it, what happened if Mystique got pregnant with Kurt in a different shape?
if you look at Mystique's power description, according to this link it states:
Mystique can psionically shift the atoms of her body to duplicate any humanoid of either sex, wearing any kind of clothing. She can precisely duplicate another person’s retina pattern, finger, palm and skin-pore patterns, and vocal cords.
so basically, Mystique can change the molecules/atoms in her body to somebody else's. but does this mean she can change her DNA to somebody else's? if you research it, DNA is actually made of molecules, which means that Mystique can indeed change her DNA to somebody else's if she knows how to control her powers well enough.
with that being said, if you check the experience that Mystique has with her powers, it state:
Little is known about Mystique's past due to the fact that she can eliminate the outward signs of aging with her shape-changing power, and it's not known exactly how old she is. She apparently learned to use her shape-changing power at a very early age, for there is no evidence known to the public or the government that Raven Darkholme ever looked like anything but a normal human being.
so this paragraph shows that Mystique is actually in extreme control over her powers, which means she can actually completely change into someone, in the atomic, molecular, and DNA level!
so how does this prove my point?
if Mystique can change her body in the DNA level, that means she can actually have saved Kurt from all the pain he went through. how? well its a pretty bald statement but if Mystique would have been in someone else's body while getting pregnant with Kurt, Kurt might have still become a human, with mutant powers. that way he will look like any other man, but still have the advantage/disadvantage of being a mutant. what I'm saying is that Kurt could have been saved from all this pain, making life easier for him. but why would they do that?
obviously, he could also turn up like his dad... but that's for another post