|Real Name:||Erik Magnus Lehnsherr|
|Originally From:||Düsseldorf, Germany|
|Powers:||Control over metal|
|Portrayed by:||Tom Kane|
Erik Magnus Lensherr AKA Magneto is the leader of The Brotherhood, a group of extremist/terrorist mutants who believe that mutants are the next step in evolution. The X-Men went to Genosha when Emma Frost detected Professor Xavier. After an attempted "commando raid" by Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men, Magneto stated he found Xavier on the shores of Genosha in a coma. He had been caring for his old friend ever since. He allowed the X-Men to take him back to the X-Mansion and said they should consider living on Genosha.
Later, Nightcrawler arrived in Genosha's fog and the cargo ship was pulled onto the island's shores and the boat was torn open and a ramp was created for the mutants on the ship. Magneto was surprised to see an X-Man on the island, but welcomed Nightcrawler anyway.
Magneto palace was made entirely of metal, making it impossible to infiltrate should someone attempt to do so. Nightcrawler made that observation, but dismissed it. Nightcrawler mentioned that Xavier was still in poor condition and Magneto stated the X-Men were so trusting.
When Nightcrawler discovered Genosha's "prison" system, Magneto defended his actions, stating that some mutants required "re-socialization" which entailed indefinite imprisonment. After a battle, Nightcrawler escaped by teleporting from Genosha to the Institute where Magneto had Mystique waiting for the X-Man's return.
Magnetokinesis: Magneto has comprehensive control over all forms of magnetism and utilizes that control to manipulate ferrous metals and achieve a variety of effects.
Magnetic Flight: Magneto is also capable of sustaining flight for very long distances and at varying speeds. He interlaces with magnetic field lines in his immediate surroundings rather than along it.
Ferrokinesis: Magneto can manipulate metal at the atomic level and make it take different forms. Magneto also demonstrated the ability to indirectly manipulate non-metallic objects via metal ores they may contain.
Metallic Bonding: Magneto has recently displayed the power to atomically bond metallic substances. This newly developed technique allows Magneto to blend metallic alloys with earth, water, and air.