Magneto is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He has most often been the primary villain of the X-Men comics, as well as the TV shows and the films; although in the comics, he has been an ally and even member of the X-Men at times. The character first appears in X-Men #1 (September 1963) and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. A powerful mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetic fields, Magneto desired mutants to eventually dominate the human race as he viewed humans as an outdated species that no longer deserves its continual domination over the world. However, writers have since fleshed out his character and origin, revealing him to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor whose actions are driven by the purpose of protecting the mutant race from suffering a similar fate. His role in comics has varied from supervillain to antihero to superhero. His character's early history has been compared with the civil rights leader Malcolm X and Jewish Defense League founder Meir Kahane. Magneto rejects the pacifist attitude of Professor X and pushes for a more aggressive approach to achieving civil rights. In 2009, IGN ranked Magneto as the greatest comic book villain of all time.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 5-B

Name: Magneto, Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, Max Eisenhardt

Origin: Marvel Comics, X-Men #1

Gender: Male

Age: 82-83 years old

Classification: Human Mutant

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Electromagnetism Manipulation (Magnetism Manipulation, Molecular Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Manipulation and Projection, can perceive phenomena across the electromagnetic spectrum), Flight, Forcefield Creation, can create wormholes, can become invisible by bending light around him, can amplify his physical abilities, Limited Telepathy, Resistance to Telepathy and Mind Manipulation

Attack Potency: Planet level (Stopped and reversed a giant planet busting bullet, has control of the entire planet's electromagnetic field)

Speed: At least Hypersonic+ (Listed as swifter than the Black Panther in the Master Edition of the official Marvel handbook), with Lightspeed reactions (Can deflect photons and light).

Lifting Strength: Peak human. Unknown via amplification. Class T with magnetic telekinesis (He was able to lift an entire mountain with his magnetism due to it containing iron ore)

Striking Strength: Human Class. Unknown via using his powers for amplification

Durability: Likely Small Town level physically (Listed at the same level as Spider-Man in the Master Edition handbook). Planet level with his shield.

Stamina: High

Range: Multiple light-years

Standard Equipment: His armor, including (in some incarnations) his helmet which helps block telepathic attacks

Intelligence: Extraordinary genius, capable of creating advanced technology and a master geneticist, has built space stations, robots, advanced weaponry, genetically engineered super-powered creatures, and many other things, he is also a master combat strategist and tactician capable of ruling his own nation

Weaknesses: Manipulating energies instead of magnetism can take a toll on his body. 

Note: There are many versions of Magneto, this profile only covers the 616 Marvel Comics version

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