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Erik Lehnsherr (X-Men Evolution)

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Erik Lehnsherr
Magneto, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch (X-Men Evolution)
Alias(es) Magneto
Appeared in The Cauldron
Day of Reckoning
Dark Horizons
Actor Christopher Judge

Erik M. Lehnsherr, also known as Magneto, is one of the world's most powerful mutants and the X-Men's most dangerous foe. His incredible ability to manipulate the earth's magnetic fields allows him to control all forms of metal by using his mind. Unlike Charles Xavier who dreams of peaceful co-existence between normal humans and mutants, Magneto believes the only way he can protect his fellow mutants from persecution is by conquering the earth. Magneto has formed the Brotherhood of Mutants that he now leads in his quest for world domination for homo superior. The only ones that can stand in their way are the X-Men.


The Cauldron

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.

Day of Reckoning

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.

Dark Horizons

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.

Appearances/Voice Actors

  • TV Movies (4 films)


  • This version of Magneto was kept in shadow for the first season of the series.


See Also

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