I mean what is her motive? I get Magneto, he actually has good motives, just bad methods.
But Mystique does not make much sense...does she just wanna be top dawg or what?
I mean she treats her own kind REALLY bad to say the least. She makes even Emma Frost look good, and she is no angel either. The difference between them has to do with an exceedingly large body count on Mystiques part, or at least attempted. Mystique I would bet has had more partners than the famed Emma Frost by far. But the fact that she can shapeshift should...if anything, make her more accepting of others rather than being intolerant.
Just saying, psychologically, given what she can do, her character makes little sense to me.
Powers do have a psychological effect on you, or should, because of what the allow you to do. What your able to do has a lot to do with what your like and what you become. Since she can BE anything literally, what on Earth causes her to be such a jerk on a regular basis? No one forces her to be, she just is.
Maybe it's just WIS (writer induced stupidity).
Everybody needs a villain, but villains should make sense, and Mystique does not, given what she can do and her long life span.