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Erik Lehnsherr, also known as Magneto, is the main antagonist of the TV Series Wolverine and the X-Men. He is the founding leader of the Brotherhood of Mutants who seeks to destroy the humans and cement mutant-kind as the superior species. He is the archenemy of the X-Men.

He is voiced by Tom Kane, who also HIM in The Powerpuff Girls, Judge Hotah in The Legend of Korra, and Chancellor Fredinand in 9.

Biography

He is shown to have supposedly given up his evil ways and rules over the island of Genosha, which serves as a safe haven for mutants hiding from the Mutant Response Division. He is the father of Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Lorna/Polaris. Despite Senator Kelly's hatred for mutants, he seems to allow Magneto to put up billboards across the U.S. advertising Genosha to all who seek sanctuary.

A year following the explosion at the X-Mansion that supposedly destroyed Xavier and Jean Grey, Magneto finds a comatose Xavier on Genosha's shores and gives him to the X-Men. Nightcrawler went to Genosha and was greeted warmly by Magneto and Scarlet Witch, but he ends up learning that the supposedly-benevolent king of Genosha is locking super-powerful mutants in prison cells, fearing that they would destroy all he had built for his kind. He tells Quicksilver to be a member of his Brotherhood of Mutants back in America and doesn't seem to be willing to welcome him back to Genosha (much like another certain cartoon father/son conflict). He later wages war with Senator Kelly by attacking numerous MRD prisons and facilities, but ends up angering him further.

Meanwhile in the future timeline that Xavier is in now due to his coma lasting 20 years, Lorna tells Xavier that Genosha was engulfed in flames (due to the Phoenix) and Magneto, along with the rest of Genosha, had perished sending Lorna away. Back in the present, Magneto falls victim to Kelly's thief Gambit, who comes to rob Magneto of his helmet. He fails to escape with it and places bombs at the island's power supply, in the hopes that he had successfully crippled Genosha. Magneto goes to Kelly and they both end up being kidnapped by the X-Men, who get into contact with Xavier talking in the future, who shows Magneto and Kelly what happens if they continue their plotting; the world will be taken over by the Sentinels and Master Mold, all humans are presumably destroyed and mutants are locked in containment-camps.

Kelly stops the Sentinel program dead in its tracks, but Magneto decides to set forth a plan to have his minion Mystique as Kelly send Sentinels to Genosha. Then, he could control them and attack America. His plan leaves some of Genosha in flames and is defeated by the Phoenix, only to be saved by Quicksilver and brought back to Genosha. After the Phoenix is destroyed by Emma Frost, Scarlet Witch banishes Magneto from Genosha and becomes the new ruler of the island. He and Quicksilver are last seen being teleported away by a mutant named Blink.

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Wolverine and the X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Scarlet Witch, Juggernaut, Quicksilver, Avalanche, Blob, Pyro & Toad) | Dark Phoenix | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Mutant Response Division (Colonel Moss) | Shadow King | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland, Selene Gallio, Emma Frost & Stepford Cuckoos) | Master Mold | Silver Samurai
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The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: HYDRA (Red Skull, Baron Von Strucker, Grim Reaper, Arnim Zola, Doughboy & Madame Viper) | Masters of Evil (Baron Zemo, Enchantress, Skurge, Chemistro, Abomination, Crimson Dynamo & Grey Gargoyle) | A.I.M. (M.O.D.O.K) | Kree Empire (Supreme Intelligence, Colonel Yon-Rogg & Ronan the Accuser) | Absorbing Man | Klaw | Ultron | Wrecker | Thunderball | Piledriver | Bulldozer | Red Hulk | Frost Giants (Loki Laufeyson & Ymir) | Technovore | Bi-Beast | The Leader | Whirlwind | Kang the Conqueror | Man-Ape | Malice | Mad Thinker | Mandrill | Graviton | Fenris Wolf | Lucia Von Bardas | Zzzax | Blizzard | Constrictor | Griffin | Living Laser | Whiplash | King Cobra | Magneto | Wendigo | Skrulls (Super-Skrull) | Ulik | Malekith the Accursed | Hela | Doctor Doom | Surtur | Glenn Talbot | Winter Soldier | J. Jonah Jameson | Destroyer | Annihilus | Purple Man | Galactus | Firelord | Stardust | Terrax the Tamer | Red Ghost | Super-Apes | Mandarin | Bushmaster | U-Foes (Vector, Vapor, X-Ray & Ironclad) | Crossfire | Serpent Society | Rattler | Death Adder | Anaconda | Air-Walker
Thor: Tales of Asgard: Algrim | Frost Giants | Loki Laufeyson | Fenris Wolf | Amora the Enchantress | Surtur

See Also
Avengers Villains | Captain America Villains | Hulk Villains | Iron Man Villains | Spider-Man Villains | Thor Villains | Wolverine Villains | X-Men Villains

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Comics
0101 | Abomination | Absorbing Man | Absalom | Acolytes | Adversary | Ahab | A.I.M. | Akhenaten | Alan Lewis | Amanda Sefton | Ani-Mator | Annihilus | Apocalypse | Arcade | Archangel | Arclight | Arnim Zola | Avalanche | Awesome Android | Azazel | Badoon | Barbarus | Bastion | Baron Karza | Baron Wolfgang von Strucker | Batroc | Beef | Beetle | Black Tom Cassidy | Belasco | Beyonder | Black Box | Blastaar | Blockbuster | Blood Brothers | Bolivar Trask | Blob | Bogeyman | Boomerang | Brood | Brotherhood of Evil Mutants | Brainchild | Bulldozer | Bullseye | Burner | Cameron Hodge | Carnage | Cassandra Nova | Children of the Vault | Chimera | Clan Akkaba | Coach | Computo | Constrictor | Count Nefaria | Creeps | Crossbones | Dark Avengers | Dark Beast | Dark Phoenix | Dark X-Men | Deadpool | Demon Bear | Doctor Doom | Doctor Rice | Dracula | Egghead | Emma Frost | Erik Killmonger | Exodus | Fenris | Freedom Force | Friends of Humanity | Frightful Four | Frost Giants | Galactus | Gamesmaster | Graydon Creed | Hand | Hela | Hellfire Club | Henry Peter Gyrich | High Evolutionary | Hobgoblin | Holocaust | Horsemen of Apocalypse | HYDRA | Impossible Man | Jackal | Juggernaut | Kang | Kid Omega | Kingpin | Klaw | Knull | Krakoa | Kraven | Lord Deathstrike | Lady Deathstrike | Legion | Leper Queen | Lilith | Living Monolith | Lizard | Loki | Mad Thinker | Madame Viper | Madelyne Pryor | Magneto | Magus | Malekith the Accursed | Mandarin | Marrow | Masters of Evil | Master Mold | Medusa | Maximus | Mesmero | Mikhail Rasputin | Mister Jip | Mister Negative | Mister Sinister | M.O.D.O.K. | Mojo | Mole Man | Morlocks | Moses Magnum | Mutant Response Division | Mystique | Mysterio | N'Astirh | Namor | Nanny | Nekra | Neo | Nightmare | Nimrod | Nitro | Norman Osborn | Obnoxio the Clown | Omega Gang | Omega Red | Onslaught | Orphan-Maker | Ozymandias | Pandemonia | Phalanx | Piledriver | Pilgrimm | Predator X | Proteus | Psycho-Man | Punisher (Earth-95216) | Purifiers | Pyro | Quicksilver | Reavers | Red Ghost | Red Skull | Reverend Craig | Rhino | Right | Rogue | Ronan | Sabretooth | Sandman | Sat-Yr-9 | Sauron | Savage Land Mutates | Scarlet Witch | Scorpion | Sebastian Shaw | Selene Gallio | Sentinels | Serpent Society | Shadow King | Shadow Xavier | Shocker | Silver Sable | Silver Samurai | Simon Trask | Skrulls | Spiral | Stranger | Stinger | Stryfe | Stephen Lang | Sublime | Sugarman | Super-Adaptoid | Super-Apes | Supreme Intelligence | Thanos | Thunderball | Thunderbolt Ross | Tiger Shark | Tinkerer | Toad | Trevor Fitzroy | Typhoid Mary | Tyrannus | Unus | Venom | Vulcan | Vulture | Wendigo | Whiplash | Whirlwind | White Rabbit | William Stryker | Wizard | Wrecker | X-Man | Xemnu | Xorn | Ymir | Zaladane

Movies
X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth & Toad) | Pyro
X2: William Stryker Jr. | Lady Deathstrike | Jason Stryker | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique & Pyro)
X-Men: The Last Stand: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Dark Phoenix, Pyro, Juggernaut, Multiple Man & Mystique) | Omega Gang (Callisto, Psylocke, Quill, Arclight, Avalanche, Spike, Glob Herman & Phat) | Archangel
X-Men: First Class: Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Azazel, Angel Salvadore & Riptide) | William Stryker Sr. | Magneto | Mystique
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Trask Industries (Bolivar Trask, William Stryker Jr. & Sentinels) | Magneto | Mystique | Toad | Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse)
X-Men: Apocalypse: Ashir En Sabah Nur/Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Magneto, Psylocke & Archangel) | Dark Phoenix | Mystique | William Stryker Jr. | Blob
X-Men: Dark Phoenix: Dark Phoenix | D'Bari (Vuk & Jones) | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto & Selene Gallio) | Mystique
The New Mutants: Essex Corp (Cecilia Reyes) | Demon Bear | Reverend Craig | Smiley Men

Television
X-Men (1992): Magneto | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Juggernaut | Apocalypse | Mesmero | Horsemen of Apocalypse | Mister Sinister | Omega Red | Brotherhood of Mutants (Mystique, Avalanche, Blob & Pyro) | Dark Phoenix | Master Mold | Bolivar Trask | Silver Samurai | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Harry Leland, Jason Wyngarde, Donald Pierce & Emma Frost) | Reavers (Bonebreaker & Lady Deathstrike) | Supreme Intelligence | D'Ken | Deathbird | Graydon Creed | Red Skull | Toad | Sauron | High Evolutionary | Phalanx | Brood | Skrulls | Super-Adaptoid | Awesome Android | Mojo
X-Men: Evolution: Magneto | Brotherhood of Mutants (Mystique, Avalanche, Toad, Blob, Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch) | Pyro | Mastermind | HYDRA (Madame Viper & Omega Red) | David Haller | Juggernaut | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Apocalypse | Horsemen of Apocalypse | Mesmero | Sabretooth | Destiny | Arcade
Wolverine and the X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Scarlet Witch, Juggernaut, Quicksilver, Avalanche, Blob, Pyro & Toad) | Dark Phoenix | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Mutant Response Division (Colonel Moss) | Shadow King | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland, Selene Gallio, Emma Frost & Stepford Cuckoos) | Master Mold | Silver Samurai | Nitro | Mojo | Mister Sinister | Apocalypse
Marvel Anime: X-Men: Hellfire Club (Emma Frost, Martermind) | U-Men (Sublime)
Legion: Legion | Shadow King | Oliver Bird | Time Eaters
The Gifted: Sentinel Services (Jace Turner, Ed Weeks) | Trask Industries (Roderick Champell) | Ted Wilson | Hellfire Club (Fenris, Reeva Paype, Frost Sisters) | Benedict Ryan

Video Games
The Uncanny X-Men: Magneto | White Queen | Juggernaut | Sabretooth | Boomerang
X-Men: Madness in Murderworld: Arcade | Magneto | Juggernaut | Blob | White Queen | Mystique | Pyro | Wendigo | Silver Samurai
X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants: Mystique | Avalanche | Blob | Pyro | Spiral
Spider-Man & X-men: Arcade's Revenge: Arcade | Carnage | Rhino | Apocalypse | Juggernaut | Selene Gallio | Sentinels | Master Mold
X-Men (1992): Brotherhood of Mutant Terrorists (Magneto, Mystique, White Queen, Juggernaut, Blob, Pyro, Wendigo & Living Monolith) | Sentinels
X-Men (1993): Magneto | Apocalypse | Sabretooth | Juggernaut | Sentinels | Ahab | Mojo
X-Men 2: Clone Wars: Apocalypse | Phalanx | The Brood | Magneto
X-Men: Children of the Atom: Magneto | Juggernaut | Omega Red | Silver Samurai | Sentinel | Spiral | Mojo
X-Men (1994): Magneto | Sebastian Shaw | Callisto | Sauron | Brood Queen | Omega Red
X-Men 2: Game Master's Legacy: Gamesmaster | Apocalypse | Mister Sinster | Exodus
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse: Apocalypse | Juggernaut | Omega Red | Brood Queen | Sentinels | Acolytes | Exodus | Magneto
X-Men vs. Street Fighter: Apocalypse | Acolytes | Magneto | Juggernaut | Sabretooth | Rogue | Angel
X-Men 3: Mojo World: Mojo | Magneto | Master Mold | Trevor Fitzroy | Spiral
X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse: Apocalypse | Mister Sinister | Magneto
X-Men: Mutant Academy: Magneto | Mystique | Sabretooth | Toad
X-Men: Mutant Wars: Magneto | Mystique | Sabretooth | Apocalypse
X-Men: Wolverine's Rage: Lady Deathstrike | Sabretooth | Deadpool
X-Men: Mutant Academy 2: Magneto | Mystique | Sabretooth | Juggernaut | Toad
X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse: Apocalypse | Archangel | Magneto | Dark Phoenix | Juggernaut | Sabretooth | Silver Samurai | Sauron | Blob | Pyro
X-Men: Next Dimension: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Magneto, Sabretooth, Toad, Mystique, Juggernaut, Blob, Lady Deathstrike & Pyro) | Bastion | Sentinels
X2: Wolverine's Revenge: Magneto | Sabretooth | Wendigo | Lady Deathstrike | Juggernaut | Omega Red | Apocalypse | Mr. Sinister
X-Men Legends: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants/Acolytes (Magneto, Mystique, Blob, Pyro, Avalanche, Sabretooth & Toad) | Marrow | Juggernaut | Shadow King | Apocalypse | Master Mold
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse: Apocalypse | The Brood | Lady Deathstrike | Sauron | Omega Red | Stepford Cuckoos | Deadpool | Mister Sinister | Dark Beast | Living Monolith | Mystique | Destiny | Blob | Emma Frost | Sebastian Shaw | Archangel | Selene Gallio | Quicksilver
X-Men The Official Game: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Sabretooth & Pyro) HYDRA (Silver Samurai & Deathstike) | Multiple Man | Jason Stryker | Master Mold | Mystique | Toad

See Also
Alpha Flight Villains | Deadpool Villains | Excalibur Villains | New Mutants Villains | Wolverine Villains | X-Factor Villains | X-Force Villains | X-Men Movie Villains

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Comics
Abomination | Absorbing Man | A.I.M. | Apocalypse | Arcade | Arnim Zola | Aryan | Avalanche | Baron Strucker | Baron Zemo | Bastion | Batroc | Beetle | Beyonder | Bi-Beast | Black Cat | Blackheart | Blob | Bolivar Trask | Boomerang | Brood | Brotherhood of Mutants | Bushwacker | Bullseye | Cameron Hodge | Cannibals (Marvel Universe Vs) | Cassandra Nova | Collector | Contagion | Count Nefaria | Crimson Dynamo | Crossbones | Crossfire | Crusader | Daken | Damage | Dark Beast | Dark Phoenix | Dark X-Men | Deadpool | Deathwatch | Doctor Doom | Dr. Octopus | Dr. Rice | Donald Pierce | Dracula | Egghead | Ego | Electro | Emma Frost | Enchantress | Galactus | Gorgon | Green Goblin | Hand | Hellfire Club | Hit-Monkey | HYDRA | Hobgoblin | Holocaust | The Hood | Hulk | Impossible Man | Iron Monk | Jack O' Lantern | Juggernaut | Kang | Kingpin | Killer Shrike | Klaw | Kraven | Lady Deathstrike | Lady Mastermind | Lizard | Lt. Ethan Warren | M.O.D.O.K. | Madame Masque | Madame Viper | Maestro | Magneto | Master Mold | Masters of Evil | Master of Illusions | Mauvais | Mr. Jip | Mojo | Mole Man | Morlocks | Mister Sinister | Mysterio | Mystique | Nightmare | Nimrod | Nitro | Norman Osborn | Nuke | Omega Red | Onslaught | Overdrive | Prime Evil | Professor Thorton | Puma | Punisher | Punisher (Earth-95126) | Quicksilver | Romulus | Red Skull | Reavers | Rhino | Sabretooth | Sandman | Savage Land Mutates | Sauron | Scarlet Witch | Sebastian Shaw | Sentinels | Shadow King | Shingen Yashida | Shocker | Silver Samurai | Sin | Skaar | Spiral | Spot | Stryfe | Stepford Cuckoos | Symbiotes | Taskmaster | Thanos | Thomas Logan | Tiger Shark | Tinkerer | Titania | Titanium Man | Toad | Tarantula | Ultron | Vampires | Venom | Vermin | Vulture | Wendigo | Whiplash | Whirlwind | White Rabbit | William Stryker | Winter Soldier | Wrecker

Movies
Hulk Vs. Wolverine: Professor Thorton | Deadpool | Lady Deathstrike | Sabretooth | Omega Red
X-Men Origins: Wolverine: William Stryker Jr. | Sabretooth | Deadpool | Agent Zero | Blob
The Wolverine: Silver Samurai | Madam Viper | Shingen Yashida | Noburo Mori | Magneto
Logan: Essex Corp (Zander Rice, Donald Pierce, X-24 & Reavers)

Television
Wolverine and the X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Scarlet Witch, Juggernaut, Quicksilver, Avalanche, Blob, Pyro & Toad) | Dark Phoenix | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Mutant Response Division (Colonel Moss) | Shadow King | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland, Selene Gallio, Emma Frost & Stepford Cuckoos) | Master Mold | Silver Samurai | Professor Thorton | Mister Sinister | Apocalypse
Marvel Anime: Wolverine: Shingen Yashida | Hideki Kurohagi | Omega Red | Vadhaka | A.I.M.

Video Games
Black Cat | Brigade | Fault Zone | Hazmat | Johnny Ohm | Niles Van Roekel | Solara | The Wink | Vulture

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