Erik Lensherr Jul 24, 2014 11:22:59 GMT
Post by Deleted on Jul 24, 2014 11:22:59 GMT
NAME: Max Eisenhardt
ALIAS: Erik Lensherr, Magneto
OCCUPATION: Currently a Civilian (Former Head and Founder of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants)
MEMBER GROUP: Civilians
POWERS AND ABILITIES: Magnetokinesis, Ferrokinesis, Metal Sense, Organic Iron Manipulation, Magnetic Flight
PLAYBY: Sir Ian McKellan
PLAYER NAME: Jard
TIMEZONE: Pacific Northwestern
OTHER CHARACTERS: N/A
Mutants: Erik firmly believes in the superiority of the Mutant race, and will willingly and openly support/aid any of his fellow Mutants. No matter the path they have walked, or what their power might be, he always has open arms for them.
Brotherhood of Mutants: Being the Founder, he of course has a special place in his heart for those Mutants who rallied to his banner. He considers them his children, or perhaps siblings, all of them bound by their similar blood ties. He desires above all else to return as their Leader, and to return them to their rightful place as the one of foremost and dominant powers on Earth.
Charles Xavier: His closest Friend over all of his years, though they are separated by morals, their bond is deeper than any amount of their differences. Erik would never choose to hurt his friend, and was stricken with grief when he died, and then pleasant surprised when he turned out to be alive.
Raven Darkholme: Mystique is the only person as close to him as Charles ever was. Where Charles had been an equal in his sheer will, and a calming influence, Mystique was the one solid pillar on which he could rely. When she lost her powers, he was forced to leave her behind, his path already laid out before him. He desires to right his wrongs with her, and return her to his side, Mutant or no.
Chess: The game of the mind, Erik finds this to be the definitive game one can play, and is always willing to engage in a bout. While it is rare for him to lose, he can respect anyone who manages to beat him, most notably Charles.
Peace: Though his past, and affiliations, may not seem like it, he does in fact want peace. His idea of peace is different than most, and caters more to Mutants, but peace is still his main objective. He does not believe Humans would ever co-exist with Mutants, and acts accordingly. If Earth cannot see a peaceful relationship between the two, he would see every Human bend before he broke.
Humans: There is nothing Erik despises more than those who claim to be superior to his own kind. In every way they are inferior, and he feels confident Mutants will one day be the dominant race. Their continual fear mongering and hatred, combined with their ignorance of the struggles Mutants endure, inspire nothing but his hatred.
S.H.I.E.L.D: Erik is a firm believer that SHIELD is nothing but a way for Humans to control Humans, and Mutants. Their mission is false in his eyes, and he remains a staunch enemy of the Global Intelligence Agency.
HYDRA: Just as he hates SHIELD, he hates Hydra even more. After the recent leak that they had slowly started controlling politics, he believes they may have had a hand in slowing Mutant/Human relations, and finds them "evil". Their ties to the Nazis are not unknown to him, and he will hate them until his dying day.
X-Men/Avengers: Always meddling about, and getting in his way. One the one hand, there are Mutants who by all rights should be standing with him in his quest. He loves Charles, but despises those who follow him, most especially Cyclops. On the other hand, there are the Avengers, several of which are genetically enhanced Humans. A God, billionare playboy in armor, large green brute, and marksman make up the founding team, and all of them are more meddlers in the way. He has no love for Captain America and his cohorts, but he hates Stark the most, believing him to be an inferior and insufferable braggart, who uses his money to glorify his name and fund S.H.I.E.L.D.
Cruel Taskmasters/Villains: Erik believes his cause is just, and that righteousness sides with him. He does not condone acts of terror with no just aim, nor does he condone acts of tyranny, having suffered under the Nazis. For example, Loki's attack on New York City was something he did not agree with, as well as Hydra's infiltration of the Government, and subsequent destruction over D.C.
Indomitable Will: Magneto is a man of strong conviction and personal strength, driving himself to ever increasing heights in power and knowledge. He can push himself even now to limits few would dare, and think nothing of it.
Genius Intellect: Erik has shown time and again, he is an excellent tactician, deftly executing plans that have brought his enemies close to, if not complete, defeat. He possesses extreme knowledge of Genetic, Technological, and Political Sciences, and excels in fields of Machinery and Manipulation. He is Multilingual as well, able to speak English, French, German, and Spanish.
Charismatic: He is a natural born leader, able to inspire complete loyalty in many different kinds of people. Even now, in his absence, the Brotherhood fights on his memory, his teachings and beliefs still playing a part in society.
Arrogance: Admittedly, Erik is quick to assume superiority, especially with Humans. He does not willingly, and rarely even grudgingly, give his enemies the respect they deserve. This has led to him underestimating his opponents, and even with his age and accrued wisdom, he still makes the same mistake today.
Mental Manipulation: His only safeguard against psionic/telepathic attack is the helmet he took from the now dead Sebastian Shaw. Without it, he is completely susceptible to mental attacks and manipulation. Though he can resist for a short time, he takes great precautions to avoid this.
Aging: Magneto hasn't been young for some time, though he is perfectly healthy. The years are starting to catch up with him, making him just a little slower, less reactive. He makes up for this with his experience, but is well aware of his shortcomings.
Charles/Mystique/His Children: Only four people matter to him on the planet, and two of them are his friends, the other two his children. He would go to great lengths to protect them, just short of letting himself die in the case of Charles and Mystique
Peace: All he desires is a world where Mutants can live free of fear. Having lived subjugated himself, he fully understands the effects it can have on a people. Although he's a very strong proponent in the superiority of the Mutant race, Mutants lashing out of fear and hatred would create chaos, and death. Even Erik is not willing to see it go that far. He will still go to great lengths to defend his people from the tyranny he perceives starting to spread from Humans.
Finding his Children: He wants to train his children to carry on his legacy, and to give them what he never had. Though he has yet to find them, he has poured what time he has outside of his mission to look. He will never stop, and when he does find them, will never let them go again.
Cure for the Cure: After the recent curing of many Mutants, Magneto is well aware of the threat this poses. Humans have never had such an advantage, and when he has his way, they never will again. Who are they to challenge natural evolution? To strip Mutants of what makes them different, and better? He seeks an end for this cure, and one way or another, he will have it.
End of Mutantkind: Fearing another Holocaust (or worse), Magneto's greatest fear is the end of his kind. By cure, or by death, this is the future that plagues his every thought. Borne from his own experiences with Human cruelty, this is what defines the difference between himself and Charles. He reacts to this fear with anger.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: Erik is harsh man from a harsh time, with an extremist view on the future. His childhood and early adult years shaped him into a very angry man, with a vengeful path laid before his feet. He firmly believes that Mutants are superior, and will inherit the Earth from the weaker Humans, who have devolved in his eyes, to scheming and warring savages, with no regard for peace. Although Charles strongly believes differently. Time and again, he has found evidence to support his belief, and will continue to do so. He has a a strong enmity with SHIELD and the Government in general, as well as with the Avengers and X-Men. Anyone who stands in his way is an enemy, from mutant to man, and he will remove them accordingly.
However, he is not an evil man, and has his own moral code. Though he has no qualms hurting or even killing Human soldiers, police, agents, or spies, or hurting and kidnapping fellow Mutants, he refuses to hurt children, and the innocent. At large, Humanity is still to afraid to fully accept mutants, but those Humans who do he can move around. His hardened heart stops him from forgiving them, but he doesn't go out of his way to hurt them. He also refuses to condone acts of terror in line with Human tyranny, or outside influence. He finds it very hard to align himself with his enemies, especially Humans, but he can and will if the need arose.
Also behind his harsh exterior, he has a love for those whom he holds dear. His children, Pietro and Wanda, have been the most important thing he has been looking for since he discovered their existence. His search has thus far been fruitless, but he knows their mother is dead. Knowing full well the pain of losing his parents, he has vowed to do whatever it takes to find them, and give them a Father.
He also has a closeness with Mystique and Charles that is brotherly for one, and more...close with the other. With Charles, he has a friend that despite their differences, he can count on in the very end. His path is opposite of Xavier's, but he can never bring himself to harm his friend. He will not allow dis-respect for the man in his presence, nor will he allow harm to come him if can stop it himself. With Mystique, he has a companion whom he can trust with his life. When he left her behind, he did so out of desperation, and appearances. Ever since he has mulled over his failure, and fully desires a chance to rekindle and remedy their bond. Perhaps the only woman he has ever loved outside of his first wife, Magda.
Even with his kinder traits, he can still be a manipulative man. If a Mutant won't help him out of a true desire, he has been known to lie and control them, even sometimes through fear. He is also extremely quick to assume the worst about Humans, and SHIELD aligned Mutants. His tolerance for both is low, and he has no patience for many Villains outside of his Brotherhood. His worst shortcoming, and greatest weakness, is his arrogance. He believes Mutants are superior, but he has been known to be proven wrong. Tony Stark is one case of a Human who has done extraordinary, Nick Fury yet another. Respect for enemies, besides Charles, is few and far between.
RESIDENCE: Small House on the outskirts of New York City
PARENTS: Deceased (Killed by Nazis)
-Pietro Maximoff/Quiksilver: Son
-Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch: Daughter
-Charles Xavier: Bond Brother/Close Friend
-Raven Darkholme/Mystique: Close Friend/Confidant
Erik, was born in Germany, his given name being Max Eisenhardt. His parents were Jewish, and had a somewhat comfortable life, until Adolf Hitler came into Chancellory, and eventually, became Fuhrer of all Nazi Germany. When the Nazi Party's rise had reached a crescendo, few felt the fires it caused as harshly as Max. As a boy, he was forced to witness the brutal murder of his family by the Nazis, unable to do anything to help them. In his emotional rage, however, he bent the fence, showing his mutant powers (but only briefly). He was quickly sent to the Auschwitz Death Camp, like many other Jews, and forced to serve in the Sonderkommando, a squad of Jewish men forced to helped the Nazis operate the gas chambers, ovens, and fire pits that killed other Jewish people. Most of his latent anger and consequent psychological issues stem from this time period.
While detained in Auschwitz, Max met a Romani girl named Magda. Like Jews, Romani's were locked away and killed, so though they were two different people, they suffered the same fate. Max and Magda survived the Holocaust though, barely escaping with their lives, and would some years later marry. After some time hiding out, and living in peace, they had a daughter named Anya. Early in her life, Max first consciously used his Mutant powers when Magda and Anya were trapped in a burning house. When he was unable to rescue his daughter from the blazing fire, thanks to his inexperience, coupled with interference from a hostile mob, he unleashed his powers out of fury, and slaughtered the gathered mob. Horrified and scared, Magda left him, but months later discovered that she was pregnant. Magda presumably died after giving birth to mutant twins at Wundagore Mountain. Erik learned of their existence much later.
To escape capture, Max had master forger George Odekirk create the identity of Sinte Romani “Erik Magnus Lehnsherr", so that he may hide. Erik as he referred to himself now, eventually made his way to Israel where he worked as an orderly in a psychiatric hospital near Haifa. He made a friend in Charles Xavier, whom he shared lengthy debates with, hypothesizing what would happen if humanity were to be faced with a race of super-powered beings. The pair ended up revealing their true natures to each other when they helped stop a Nazi war criminal named Sebastian Shaw (formally known as Dr. Schmidt) from obtaining a large amount of Nazi gold. Max caused a cave-in that seemingly killed Shaw, and Erik then realized that his and Xavier’s views on mutant/human relations were completely different. Erik left with the gold, and a peculiar helmet Shaw had that protected him from psionic/telepathic invasion.
Before Erik truly began his warpath in earnest, he tried working with Charles for a time. Together, they gathered a team of Mutants to combat Human and sometimes unhuman enemies. He was present with Charles when he recruited Jean Grey, his most notable student. Before long, their differences separated them, and they found themselves opposed by their ideologies. Erik's first true ally was Mystique, whom he quickly built a close relationship with. Over time, the two become as close as he and Charles had been, Erik coming to fully trust her. Only she and Erik would know that Pietro and Wanda were his children, and both have kept it a secret so far.
After some more time had passed, Magneto's struggle with Humans finally peaked, and he began his path of conquest. Having banded together several mutants, Magneto made his first bid for power after he attended a Senate session, wherein Jean Grey spoke on behalf of Mutants, his decision to go to war was reinforced. He and Charles shared a conversation, each one trying to sway the other, but in the end they remained firmly split. While in hiding though, Erik had already built a weapon with which he hoped to change mankind...for good. His first target was a Senator named Robert Kelly, who was an outspoken anti-Mutant supporter. Mystique, using her shape-shifting skills, kidnapped him and delivered him to Magneto's lair. There he tested the machine's powers on the man, not knowing that it would only split apart the molecules of a regular Human. Afterwards, the Senator escaped using his liquefied state to slip through the barred window.
Knowing now the machine worked, but could have deadly consequences, he decided that he would need someone else to be at the helm. Having heard word of a Mutant that absorbed powers named Rogue, he quickly moved to capture her, sending Mystique to impersonate her friend Bobby Drake to convince her to leave Charles' mansion. Logan, known as Wolverine, attempted to recover her but ended up facing Magneto himself. Being made of metal, it was all to easy for him to dispatch the Mutant, and he brought Rogue with him to the place he planned to use his device; the Statue of Liberty. The X-Men, led by Cyclops and Wolverine, were not far behind. Storm and Jean, both worried about the deaths of many innocents and Rogue, attempted persuade him not to use the machine. Magneto was undeterred, and started the process, but not before putting metal bars around the X-Men to try and hold them off. Unbeknownst to him, Wolverine could heal, and rapidly, and the Wolverine escaped.
After Wolverine dispatched Sabretooth, he attempted to stop Magneto, but was once again stopped because of the metal present his body. Although he could not do anything himself, Logan gave Cyclops time to use his powerful psi-beam to escape his restraints, and destroy the device. Wolverine saved Rogue, but Magneto only narrowly escaped dying. He did not however, escape capture at the hands of the Government. He was imprisoned in a plastic prison underground, locked away for his crimes...and for study.
Charles would come and visit him, the two conversing many times even though Erik was in prison. Charles was not only his visitor either, and Erik was extensively tortured and questioned by Colonel William Stryker. Against his will, he was forced to reveal what he knew about the X-Jet, Xavier Mansion, X-Men, and most importantly Cerebro, the device he helped to build. Stryker, planning to use these Mutants to help him for his own ends, was careful to keep watch when Charles came to visit Erik, accompanied by Cyclops. Erik, knowing it was a trap, expressed his guilt and sorrow, but was unable to help when they were both gassed. Cyclops and Charles were captured, and Stryker too them with him to Alkalli Lake, leaving Erik to be locked away.
Magneto wasn't kept away for much longer. Mystique, ever loyal to him, secured his release by seducing, then overpowering his prison guard. When he was knocked out, she injected him with a large amount of iron, just enough not to kill him. When he came to work, Magneto sensed his blood's iron content, and ripped it out of his system, killing the man. He killed the rest of his guards, all of them aware of his torture, and made his own way to Alkali Lake. He arrived in time to save the X-Men from crashing in the X-Jet, and after some talking, agreed to an alliance. Stryker, using a modified version of Cerebro, planned on annihilating all Mutants on the planet, through his son Mastermind who controlled Xavier. Mystique entered the hidden base first, disabling security so the X-Men and Magneto could enter. It was here he met Pyro, whom he converted to his cause.
Once inside, the two split, and Magneto headed to save Charles. When he arrived, he realized he was to late, and that Charles was already attacking Mutants. His quick thinking, and complete disgust with Humans, drove him to try and free Charles anyway, and he was successful. He did not stop there though. Reversing the panels on Cerebro, he had now made the machine target Humans, at last placing in his hands the tool to destroy mankind once and for all. He set Mastermind to work once more, departing his friend's side with a sad but triumphant smile. With Mystique and now Pyro in tow, he made his way to escape. Along the way, he came upon Stryker who was feeling the full effect of the machine. His hatred for the man knowing no bounds, he chained him up tightly, the Dam separating the Lake having somehow come loose and ready to burst. Knowing full well he would drown, he left him to die, he finally had his revenge.
Of course, the X-Men managed to save the day, but it made no difference to him. He was free once more to pursue his efforts more effectively, and he began his search for more to join his Brotherhood. The news spreading that a "cure" had been found for Mutants, he knew that he would need to act before Mankind could erase their kind for good. A large gathering of mutants in an abandoned church drew his presence, wherein he made a speech and rallied them to his cause. With the help of several Mutants, he managed to free Mystique from her imprisonment, just as she had done for him. However, during the brief confrontation, a prison guard aimed for Magneto with the newly built cure gun, but Mystique took the hit for him. Her powers sapped away before his eyes, and fury mixed with awe stopped him from killing the guard himself, though Pyro did that for him. Knowing that if he kept her at his side as a Human, he would damage his look and that of the Brotherhood, he was forced to leave her behind, His cold departure was but an act, and he was deeply upset about her, and remains that way.
He continued with his plans however, and was surprised to hear that a Class Five Mutant has shown itself, and recalling his first meeting with Jean Grey, he was not surprised to discover it was her. Charles, knowing the extent her powers, and anger, had arrived to try and convince her to return home. Erik had other plans, and wanted to convince her to side with him, though he had also secretly come to try and protect his friend. The two spoke with Jean back and forth, each one arguing with one another in turn, while still trying to sway Jean. Eventually, Jean (and her alter-ego Phoenix) agreed with Magneto's claims that Charles wanted to control her. Though, Magneto's success had a bitter taste when her wrath dominated Xavier, and he was destroyed before his very eyes. The shock of his death was almost to much to bear for him, but the knowledge that he needed to act kept him going. Comforting Jean, he stole away with her before Logan and Storm, who had joined Charles, could intervene.
Setting up camp in the Californian forest, Magneto gathered his Brotherhood together for an attack on Worthington Labs, the people responsible for the Mutant cure. While there, Magneto discusses with Jean,levitating the cure gun before her so she can show him her powers. In a quick move, and show of power, she nearly cured Erik, but is stopped. Magneto scolds her, but Jean's demands to know why she's with him force him to give her an answer. He claims that he wants freedom for all Mutants, but the only way to achieve it is through battle. Callisto, the same Mutant who helped him find Mystique, tried to warn him that she is becoming to unstable and more powerful, but he doesn't mind. Unlike Charles, he does not wish to control her, and he believes this will be enough for her to work with them.
Wolverine meanwhile, had made his way into their camp, and tried speaking with Jean. Before he could get far, Magneto sensed his presence and forced him against a tree. Two two exchanged words, with Logan sharing the same concerns Callisto has about Jean. Magneto already knew her potential danger, having seen what happened with Charles, but is still undeterred. He dispatches Wolverine by sending him flying further into the forest. When he received word that the cure had been fully weaponized, and that a fellow Mutant named Leech was the source of the cure, his anger moved to act. Though he was only a boy, Magneto was forced to resolve himself to killing Leech. With his death, the cure would be gone forever, and Mutantkind would be safe once more. Magneto, followed by his Brotherhood, made their way to the Golden Gate Bridge. In a show of force, and power, he moved the entire bridge, connecting the mainland to the small island where Leech was being held. Immediately they move to destroy the gathered personnel there, almost destroying them except for the timely arrival of the X-Men. Forming a defensive line, Wolverine and the X-Men decided to side with the beleaguered security forces. Magneto, feeling betrayed by their siding with the Humans, orders them to be killed. Juggernaut he sends after Leech.
While the Juggernaut went after Leech, the battle outside raged in full swing. When he felt things had gone on long enough, he entered the fray himself. With Pyro's aid, he flung fiery cars at the X-Men, keeping them from fully attacking. After Iceman made a daring defense, he sent Pyro after him, while Magneto faced Beast and Wolverine. They had a quick battle, but it ended with Wolverine holding Magneto to the ground and Beast injecting Magneto with the cure. This was the straw the broke Erik, and he sullenly warned Jean that this was what Humans wanted for all Mutants. Deciding to escape, he fled with the rest of the Brotherhood (cured and non-cured, confused and somewhat lost. Leaving the public eye was his only choice, and he brooded in solitude on the death of Charles, and his loss of his powers.
Sometime later, he was playing a solo game of Chess when he discovered....his powers had returned. Not fully, but slowly. He lived under the name of Max Eisenhardt, performing everyday life as an act, while he fully regained control once more over his power. On the news he discovered Charles had survived, much to his surprise. He kept careful watch when big names like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor made their own mark on the world, and when the Avengers revealed themselves, he found himself angry once more. The X-Men, SHIELD, the Avengers, all of them fighting for the wrong cause. Finally, when it was leaked that HYDRA had been controlling things for a long while, he decided that the time had come for him to return to the stage. Preparing for his return was easy, but knowing they were not alone in the Universe, was something he would have to prepare for.