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Magneto first appeared in the debut issue of X-Men in 1963. The master of magnetism, Erik Magnus Lehnsherr will stop at nothing to see his dream of mutant domination over the world realized. At one time a close friend of Charles Xavier (Professor X), Lehnsherr now hides his features behind the fearsome helmet of Magneto. He was a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II and developed the idea that genetically superior mutants should be the ones to rule over mankind. Fighting for the sake of mutantkind, Magneto is a calculating man who stops at nothing to achieve his goals.
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Page Updated:  May 19th, 2024

Magneto is one of the best comic villains of all time, by far. Not many other super-villains come close to scratching the surface of the depth or sympathy Magneto obtains. (Were not even talking about his super-cool powers and appearance.) Magneto has always had a badass and defined persona throughout the X-Men series. Yeah he's the "bad guy"... but his storyline has been fleshed out to the point where you know exactly where he's coming from. (And in some cases, Magneto actually seems like the hero.) Magneto almost always seems like he has good reason to do what he does, and is a genius.

Magneto's fighting game debut in X-Men: COTA was brilliant. His 2D sprite and animation still holds up to this day. Magnus was unmistakably the perfect boss of X-Men: COTA. His future appearances in the Capcom VS Series further solidified Magneto as one of the most badass and fun-to-use fighting game characters of all time. His air combos in MvC2, for example, are some of the flashiest (and hardest to perform) combos to ever appear in a fighting game (at the time). Think you're good at fighting games? Let me see some Hyper-Grab / Tempest combos, and then we'll talk. All along... "Magneto was right." Heh heh.

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