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Real Name Erik Lehnsherr
Alternate Identity Magneto
Powers and Abilities Control over Magnetism
Team Affiliations Brotherhood of Mutants
Horsemen of Apocalypse
Allies X-Men
Family and Friends Quicksilver (Son)
Scarlet Witch (Daughter)
Magneto is from the Non MAU series X-Men: Evolution.

Erik Lehnsherr, also known by the codename Magneto, is a mutant and the founder of the pro-mutant teams Brotherhood of Mutants and Acolytes.


Erik Lehnsherr was a boy who became trapped in a Nazi Concentration Camp during World War II. He was saved by the combined efforts of Logan and Captain America, and he immediately repayed the favor, unbeknownst to the two heroes by using his abilities to deflect grenades that were tossed at them.

He grew up hating humanity, but befriended fellow mutant Charles Xavier. However, their ideological differences separated them. While Xavier went and formed his X-Men Erik, now Magneto, formed the Brotherhood of Mutants.

At some point he had two children, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. However, Scarlet Witch was too powerful to control her own powers so he sent her to an asylum where she could seek help.

He had Mystique become principle of Bayville High School to recruit the young mutants Blob, Toad, Avalanche, and Rogue. He also had Quicksilver join the team.

While the Brotherhood fought the X-Men, Magneto built Asteroid M as a haven for mutants. He located the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak and used it to greatly enhance a mutant's abilities. He then pitted the Brotherhood against the X-Men to see who was stronger, then captured the winner. However, Mystique, who had lost, was resentful and betrayed him. The "losers" found Asteroid M and destroyed it.

Mystique then went on a mission to destroy Magneto and his plans. He found Gambit, Pyro, and Sabretooth and formed them into the Acolytes. He forced Colossus into the team by threatening his family in Russia.

He used the Project: Rebirth technology, used to make Captain America, to de-age himself healing many of his health problems.

He arranged so that the existence of mutants would be made public in a large fight against a large Sentinel robot. However, Mystique released his daughter who nearly killed him by stopping his powers. Luckily, Quicksilver saved him at the last second making it appear as though he had died.

Scarlet Witch then went around hunting her father, and using Quicksilver as bait. Eventually he used Mastermind to change her memories to make her think he was a good father, and she willingly joined his cause.

When he found out about Mesmero's plan to release the ancient mutant Apocalypse, Magneto made stopping them his new mission. However, he was apparently killed then turned into a Horseman of Apocalypse along with Xavier, Mystique, and Storm. He was eventually saved by the Brotherhood, Acolytes, and X-Men then helped by his two children. When Xavier read Apocalypse's mind, he saw that Magneto was an ally of the X-Men.

Powers and Abilities

Magneto can manipulate magnetism. This allows him to seemingly control metal and fly.


He is highly intelligent and a skilled strategist.



Magneto does appear to care for his son. Quicksilver looks up to his father, perhaps wishing to be just like him. Magneto keeps Quicksilver close to him and even gave him command of the Brotherhood.

Scarlet Witch

Magneto also cares for his daughter. However, years of separation made her detest him. He only wanted the best help for her, but she just saw abandonment. Once she escaped, she went on a rampage to find him. He eventually had Mastermind change her memories so they could get along and have a peaceful family.

Charles Xavier

The two were extremely close friends. However, unknown events drove them apart and they have been fighting ever since. He did offer Charles a chance to live aboard Asteroid M.


Magneto was extremely grateful that Logan, along with Captain America, rescued him from a Nazi concentration camp. He does show respect towards Wolverine, though not much mercy.


Magneto was voiced by Christopher Judge.

Magneto's glowing eyes is original to the series.

In the Comics

His real name is Max Eisenhardt.

He has another daughter named Lorna Dane, codename Polaris.

He has joined and even lead the X-Men, specifically the New Mutants.

He has not been a Horsemen.

Long after the conclusion of the series, the comics revealed that he was not actually the father of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

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