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Real Name
Current Alias

Aliases
Erik Magnus

Identity

Race

Alignment


Relatives
Unnamed father (deceased), Isabelle Lensherr (wife), Pietro Lensherr (Quicksilver, son), Wanda Lensherr (Scarlet Witch, daughter)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Base of operations unknown; had been the mutant sanctuary in Savage Land and the Citadel.

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 2"

Weight
195 lbs (89 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
Magneto lost his right arm after Valkyrie cut it off with her sword. [2]

Status
Occupation
Terrorist / super villain, freedom fighter by his own opinion.

Origin
Origin
Mutant


First appearance
Appearance of Death

Ultimate X-Men #1
(February, 2001)
Ultimatum #5
(September, 2009)

Contents

History

A magnetic-powered mutant (or "post-human"), Erik Lensherr approached mutant telepath Charles Xavier after hearing of his work saving young mutant patients with uncontrollable powers. Lensherr and Xavier found each other fascinating, neither having met an adult mutant before. They became close friends and developed an ideology regarding mutants as mankind's replacements. Eventually, both men left their wives to found the Brotherhood of Mutants, a safe haven for persecuted mutants. Erik took his mutant children with him, and would later deny he ever loved his human spouse.

A few years later, the Brotherhood moved to a remote Pacific island, the Savage Land, to found a new civilization. Erik even devised a new language for this new world, and through genetic experimentation created dinosaurs to inhabit it. Increasingly convinced humanity would not peacefully relinquish the planet to Homo Superior, Erik became more radical, regarding the Savage Land's citizens as an army. Abandoning his human name, Erik took the title Magneto. Realizing that Xavier didn't agree with his views, a paranoid Magneto took to wearing a helmet to prevent psi intrusion into his mind. Xavier finally fled with a handful of followers, but Magneto decided to teach him a lesson and broke his spine, leaving him crippled. Soon after, Magneto led the Brotherhood in an anti-human campaign of political assassinations and terrorist bombings.

Magneto (Ultimate)

Following an attack on Washington, the U.S. government unleashed robotic Sentinels on the mutant population in retaliation. When Xavier's new students, the X-Men, interfered, Magneto learned Xavier had survived, and sent Wolverine to slay his former friend. He also had the President's daughter kidnapped, which halted the Sentinel campaign; the X-Men soon rescued her. American authorities located the Savage Land and launched a massive Sentinel attack, but Magneto used his powers to reprogram them, leading them back to assault Washington. While the Sentinels decimated the capital, Magneto dragged the President naked on to the White House lawn. The X-Men intervened, and Magneto was defeated when his son Pietro, convinced that genocide was going too far, removed his helmet, leaving him vulnerable to Xavier's powers. Xavier claimed to have killed Magneto, but had instead secretly brainwashed him, hoping to rehabilitate him.

For several months the amnesiac Erik lived peacefully as a Manhattan social worker looking after disabled children; however, the Brotherhood eventually learned he was alive, and restored his memories. Magneto resumed the bombing campaign halted by his errant children, simultaneously gathering every mutant he could into a floating Arctic Citadel. His powers enhanced by a machine of Forge's design, Magneto intended to reverse Earth's magnetic field, leaving humanity to perish in the ensuing environmental chaos. The X-Men stopped him, and he was imprisoned in the Triskelion, home of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Ultimates. He was eventually freed by Mystique and Forge.

Erik Lensherr

Magneto kept a promise to Blob to search for daughter, Elizabeth Allan, once her powers have awakened. The moment she burst into flames, he tried to convince her to join the Brotherhood and introduce her father, as he was only known to her as Uncle Blob, whilst the X-Men want to show her how to control her powers. But she chooses to flee back home, but he followed her, telling her she must meet her father. But all the pressuring from both groups, forced her to flee and choose neither. Magneto was confident that she would join him, as would all mutants.

During Ultimatum, Magneto caused global devastation, killing millions of people. He personally killed Xavier by snapping his neck, and many other heroes died as well (such as Nightcrawler, Dazzler and Beast).


Powers and Abilities

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Powers

Magneto (Ultimate)
Magneto can manipulate magnetic fields to fly, create force fields, and move metallic objects at will. Magneto has fought and defeated formidable enemies like Thor, and 300-400 Sentinels at once.

Abilities

Magneto is a mastermind. In the Savage Land, Erik used his genetic and technical genius to recreate dinosaurs and other extinct creatures and to construct state-of-the-art habitats for his mutant followers.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

A helmet that protects him against psionic attacks.

Transportation

Multiple ways of transportation, once even rode on the back of a Sentinel from Savage Land to Washington, D.C.

Trivia

  • This version of Magneto is significantly darker and more cynical than the mainstream version, regarding all humans with utter and unwavering disdain and likening them to "insects". On several occasions he has attempted to implement unflinchingly genocidal plans for humanity. He commands a noticeably larger Brotherhood than his mainstream counterpart and has displayed enough power to defeat the Ultimates (including Thor).
  • Magneto is a vegetarian.

Links

Discover and Discuss

  1. Ultimate X-Men #14
  2. Ultimatum #4

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