Erik "Magneto" Lensherr
Portrayed By Magneto prime: Jason Isaacs. Magneto senior: Ian MacKellan
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1920's
Age Physically: mid-30's. Chronologically: mid-80's.
Zodiac Sign Leo
Aliases Erik Magnus Lensherr, Magnus, Michael Xavier, the White King of the Hellfire Club, the Grey King of the Hellfire Club, Erik the Red, White Pilgrim, the Master of Magnetism
Place of Birth Northern Europe
Current Location Genosha
Occupation Mutant Crusader
Known Relatives Unnamed father (deceased); Unnamed mother (deceased); Unnamed sister (deceased); Magda (wife, presumed deceased); Anya Eisenhart (daughter, deceased); Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver, son); Wanda Maximoff (The Scarlet Witch, daughter); Lorna Dane (Polaris, daughter); Crystal (daughter-in-law); Luna Maximoff (grand-daughter); William Kaplan (Wiccan, grandson); Thomas Shepherd (Speed, grandson)
Significant Other Varies
Identity Public, as Erik Magnus Lensherr. Secret, as Max Eisenhart
Known Abilities Magneto controls the energies of the electro-magnetic spectrum, most notably those of magnetism. He's been known to toss vehicles into orbit…
First Appearance X-Men #1

Magneto, the Master of Magnetism, has been kicking ass and taking names for over half a century. If you don't know who he is, you're either dead or you've been living under a rock.


He was born Maximillian Eisenhart, a Jewish boy in a good family… in a Europe where the Nazis were on their rise to power. They destroyed that family, but they did not destroy the boy, who escaped them, grew up, had a family of his own… only to lose them to a new form of hatred, humans against mutants.

Is it any wonder that when Max, now calling himself Erik Lensherr, found his own power that he turned it against humanity to the support of his own kind? He's been battling it out ever since, tackling anyone and everyone who might repeat with the mutants what was done to the Jews.

The people he was born into have a saying: "Never again!" Magneto has another, simpler version: "Never!"


He's been re-building Genosha, but recently, he's appeared in New York. *insert ominous music here*


  • "So says Magneto!"


  • He's been related or allies with half the powered people on the planet. Ditto enemies with them… sometimes concurrently, often consecutively.
  • The ENTIRE electro-magnetic spectrum. 'Nuff said.
  • He's built not one, but two orbiting bases. That everyone knows about…
  • Yes, multi-disciplinary genius. Deal.


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