Name: Eric Magnus Lensherr
Age: Unknown (Presumed over 60)
Powers: Magnetic Manipulation
Affiliation: Former Brotherhood, Acolytes
First Episode: Strategy X
Must See Episodes: The Cauldron I and II, On Angel's Wings,
Day of Reckoning I and II, The Toad, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Under Lock and Key, Dark Horizons I and II, and Impact
Originally from: Poland
Known Family: Pietro Maximoff (Son), Wanda Maximoff (Daughter)
Voiced by: Christopher Judge
Humanity's days are numbered! So says Magneto, the Brotherhood's master manipulator. Like Professor X, Magnus is a visionary. But the realization of this evil mutant's vision would result in nothing less than the utter ruination of mankind!
Whereas Xavier looks forward to a day when man and mutant will live together in peace, Magneto sees Homo superior as the next step in human evolution. Magnus is the personification of the Professor's fears: His stance will force humanity to hate and fear him -- and by extension, all mutants!
Magneto's children, the twins Pietro and Wanda, are also mutants, and powerful ones. Though Magneto abandoned them at a young age, placing Wanda in an asylum because she could not control her powers, and Pietro with another home because he was (at the time) of no use to the Master of Magnetism. In time, he's brought both back under his wing, through he needed to replace Wanda's memories before he could do so with her.
His teams, first the Brotherhood and later the Acolytes, he rules through fear, backed up by his awesome magnetic power. As the Master of Magnetism, able to destroy an entire warship with a glance, he is very dangerous and not to be underestimated. His helmet also protects him from psionic attacks, like those of his old friend and now rival, Professor X.
Magneto's wounded pride has proven the end of him. In his attempt to stop Apocalypse, Magneto abandoned the Acolytes (his team) in Egypt, and attacked Apocalypse's base in Mexico alone. Although Magneto used all of his power and unleashed an attack that would have devastated anything else, Apocalypse's base was untouched and Apocalypse himself came out to face his attacker. With seemingly no effort on his part, Apocalypse apparently vaporized Magneto. Leaving both the Brotherhood and the Acolytes without a leader.