Erik Lehnsherr May 27, 2016 2:33:50 GMT
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NAME: Max Eisenhardt
ALIAS: Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (current alias)
OCCUPATION: Leader of the Brotherhood.
MEMBER GROUP: Villains (Mutants?)
AFFILIATIONS: Brotherhood of Mutants. Former X-Men
POWERS AND ABILITIES:
Magneto is often considered one of the most powerful mutants in the world. It is still unknown whether his powers are psionic in nature or physical, though the fact that they have a direct link to his physical well-being hint to a non-psionic origin. His powers can be as extensive as to allow him to manipulate and disrupt Earth's magnetic fields and reach to the depths of the ground to find the metallic components that lie within Earth's soil. It is said that if he actually pushes the limit, he could go as far as to reverse the polarity of Earth's magnetic fields.
In more detail, we can describe his powers as written below:
Magnetokinesis: Magneto, as his name would hint to, has extensive control over magnetism and can use that power for several different feats that aren’t not only extensive to metal manipulation. The details can be described as:
Metal manipulation: Magneto can reach to a metal’s atomic level in order to perform several feats such as changing its entire structure and giving it different forms, lifting metallic objects, tossing them with great force to create impact. He’s capable of turning metal objects into anything that he wishes, and his degree of control is so great that he can make intrinsic, complex shapes out of, for example, a metal ore. His manipulation and control isn’t restricted to metal, however, but any substance that might contain metal particles within it. If a wooden plank possesses metallic nails in it, he will be able to lift it, and he has been known to have enough power to lift an entire island if it has metal in its soil. His level of control over metal is so extensive that he could even reach to the iron found within a person’s blood and manipulate it in minor ways such as reverting blood flow, causing aneurysms, headaches, or simply slowing movements. He can manipulate any metal atoms found within a human’s body as well, be those natural or artificially placed.
Magnetic force-fields: Using his control over the electromagnetic spectrum, Magneto is capable of creating forcefields that can withstand several degrees of damage, including nuclear attacks and volcano eruption, or even allow him to survive in space for a few hours at least. He can determine the area of that forcefield to include others if he so wishes.
Electromagnetic pulses: Due to his control over the electromagnetic spectrum, Magneto is capable ofshooting pulses of electromagnetic force that will severely harm foes and destroy objects.
Flight: Using the law of magnetism, he creates a force that is repulsive to that of Earth’s own electromagnetic spectrum, allowing him to glide through it and enabling him to fly.
Geomagnetic Link: Magneto is directly connected to the Earth’s electromagnetic field. This connection also means that whatever is done to the Earth’s EM field is mirrored on Magneto’s own body. He instinctively knows everything that happens within it as well.
Magnetic enhancement: By channeling magnetic energy into himself, he can alter his strength, stamina, durability and reflexes to superhuman levels.
Electromagnetism manipulation: His connection to electromagnetism allows Magneto to be capable of also tapping into the electric spectrum of it, although for him it is more natural to stick to Magnetism, as it is natural and effortless, He can, in theory, create electric bolts or increase heat as infrared radiation, though he tends not to be seen doing that as frequently.
Genius Intellect: Magneto, despite lacking an extensive amount of formal education, has managed to acquire knowledge that allow him to understand areas of physics, mechanics, engineering and genetics, all through self-discovery and self-learning.
Hand-to-Hand Combat: Magneto is an expert in hand-to-hand combat, something he acquired with many years of training.
Strategy: Magneto is a brilliant strategist and a charismatic, born leader, and has proven that with the years of leading the Brotherhood of Mutants and how many mutants whose mind he managed to convert to his point of views.
Languages: He can speak fluent German, his mother tongue, plus English, French, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Ukrainian and Yiddish.
He possesses a helmet especially crafted to prevent psionic attacks to his mind, and body armor that offers his body extra protection.
- Whatever Magneto does will directly depend on what physical shape he finds himself in. If he's sick, or gravely injured, he's unable to access his powers. Also, acessing and using his powers has direct consequences to his body. He could, in theory, change the polarity of Earth's magnetic field and consequently destroy the planet, but that would most likely end up claiming his own life in the process. Which is why he doesn't try something like that.
- Mental attacks: without his helmet, he is susceptible to mental attacks just like any human mind would. He doesn't have any natural protections in place.
- He possesses no particular healing, in fact, his body is mortal and human just like any other human.
PLAYBY: Michael Fassbender
PLAYER NAME: Betsy
OTHER CHARACTERS: Victor von Doom
- Whatever Magneto does will directly depend on what physical shape he finds himself in. If he's sick, or gravely injured, he's unable to access his powers.
- Mental attacks: without his helmet, he is susceptible to mental attacks just like any human mind would.
- Magneto is confident in what he can do and his abilities. Most of the times this confidence can translate in overconfidence.
- Despite not always demonstrating it overly well, he cares and would probably hesitate when faced with the possibility of hurting those he cares about in any permanent form.
- Magneto is a deeply wounded man whose past memories still trouble him to this day and could be used to psychologically disturb him. Despite his enormous power and strength, Magneto's mind is surprisingly psychologically fragile - a result of all the abuse he has suffered as a child. It is not rare to see him going from one pole to another, from villain to hero, from savior to destroyer, and this sort of erratic behavior can lead to patches of isolation and almost a depressive state.
- Give mutants their rights
- Fight for the sake of mutantkind
- Make amends to his children. Or try to?
FEARS: That all his fighting will be in vain. That Holocaust will happen all over again. That he will die without accomplishing his goals.
Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (the name he goes by, despite not being his real name) is a man whose life was forged by pain. As a young man, he was a survivor of the Holocaust, forced to see his parents being killed, and living the horrors of Nazi Germany from the eyes of a Jewish young man. He's seen many cruelties the world is capable of. He was forced to help the Nazi exterminate his own people by being a Sonderkommando, a group of Jewish men forced to help the Nazi operate their concentration camp, kill their own people and clean up after them. He’s seen the horrors brought forward by the hands of the Nazis when he was nothing but a child, and it was during that time that his hatred towards humanity started. He is a man whose grief and pain push him every single day of his life. They define his actions and his approach in life. They forged who he is, though he is much more than just that. The complexities of his personality are such that one often has trouble defining what he is. Villain, hero, those are labels that not always apply to the man known as the Master of Magnetism. He transcends those labels to become all in one, one and the same. Both villain and hero, both savior and destroyer.
Magneto is, however, a man who is passionate about everything he does. He's passionate about his cause and will take it to extremes in order to make it successful. All that he does is for the good of his mutants, and all his acts of crime are done in the name of those he chose to defend: mutantkind. In his mind, he's doing the right thing, and this is what makes him such a complex man to define. The ends justify the means, and if destruction is needed in order to achieve a goal, then he will destroy for the sake of a bigger picture. His main ideals are that mutants are the superior race, and therefore they should be in command. That humanity must pay for the atrocities they've committed throughout the years. Yet, there are moments in which the good side that still resides within him actually surface and then, he becomes the hero. That good side is often overshadowed by the amount of pain he had to endure his entire life, starting from when he was nothing but a child and growing and maturing together as he grew into an adult, losing his child and being unable to save her (always because humans stopped him from it), losing the love of a wife that was too afraid of what his rage could do.
Behind the fierce, determined, charming, charismatic leader that Magneto can be lies a man who is capable of caring. A man who is constantly dancing between the fine lines of villany and heroism. He is a multi-faceted man in everything he does, and the intensity of his ideals mirror in the passion with which he conducts himself. He isn't black-and-white, he's not easy to understand or predict. He cares about the mutants he protects, he was capable of loving and caring for his wife and daughter, he cares deeply about his friend Charles Xavier, his best friend and worst enemy. This dichotomy makes Magneto a rather complex individual when it comes to his personal relations, and definitely a dangerous enemy to have. He will not hesitate to kill if he has to - it is part of what needs to be done in order to protect his own; yet he will also be quick to protect those he cares about. The fact that his ideals completely oppose Charles' make their friendship unstable. But Magneto, in his own way, respects Charles and still considers him a friend, despite the fact that they're fighting opposite battles most of the times.
BIRTHPLACE: Nuremberg, Germany
RESIDENCE: New York City
PARENTS: Jakob Eisenhardt (father, deceased). Edie Eisenhardt (mother, Deceased)
IMPORTANT RELATIVES: Sofia Eisenhardt (first wife, deceased) Magda Lehnsherr (wife, deceased). Anya Eisenhardt (daughter, deceased), Wanda Maximoff (Daughter), Pietro Maximoff (son), Lorna Dane (daughter)
IMPORTANT PERSON: N/A
The man known as Magneto was born Max Eisenhardt in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1930, the only son of Jakob and Edie Eisenhardt, a German jewish family that had a normal, decent life until the horrors of the Second World War started. Young Max was a good student, who became infatuated with a beautiful gypsy girl named Magda, always trying to catch her attention by making her gifts or winning competitions in her name. However, he was still a little frail, due being, back then, nothing but a human, and when he began excelling in everything he did, he was bullied by other children at school. When he was nothing but a young boy, he travelled with his father who wanted to visit an old friend who he had fought with during World War I, yet, as they waited, they suffered discrimination by the Nazis, including the officer that Jakob had helped, and Max was forced to witness his father being beaten on for hours and thrown out of the office by the same man he had helped years before. It was the beginning of the horrors that the young Jewish boy would see throughout his childhood.
When things began to become increasingly more difficult in Germany, the Eisenhardt family moved to Poland, Max was only 8 at that point. Yet not even the Jewish community in Warsaw was safe enough as the Jewish inhabitants were being sent to an extermination camp at the peak of World War II, and so, Max and his family fled again for the fear of being caught. As they fled, however, the Eisenhardt family was caught by the Nazi troops, taken to the execution camp, but Jakob saved his own son by pushing him out of the firing line before he could get hit. The boy had then witnessed his own parents’ execution and was buried along with them, as the soldiers did not realize (or didn’t care to check) that he was still alive. It would not be the end of his torment, however.
Max managed to escape, but was found by the Nazis years later, and sent to an extermination camp in Auschwitz, he was forced to serve the Nazi in what they called the Sonderkommando, a group of Jewish men forced to help the Nazis with menial tasks around the camp, such as taking care of the gas chambers and ovens, operating them and watching as his own people got brutally slaughtered in cowardly ways. It was during his period in World War II that he saw how brutal and cruel humans could be, and how easily they would just find a way to segregate and discriminate those that were different than them. It was then that his bitterness and anger grew. But something good was bound to come out of it, as he met with Magda again, the coincidence wanting her to be found at the same concentration camp in Auschwitz. Being part of those operating the gas chambers, he was able to save her from it, and as the Sonderkommando rebelled against the Nazi, he managed to flee the camp with the woman that would become his first wife, escaping towards a mountain village. Though his wife would die, eventually, and Max would feel the second loss of his life.
Many years later, Erik would meet the man that would become his best friend yet worse enemy: Charles Xavier. The two found an immediate bonding through their brilliant minds yet opposite ideals: Charles believed that there could be a way for mutants and humans to coexist, while Max believed that it was human nature to simply be incapable of accepting anything too different from who they were. Despite their divergent ideals, they became good friends, and eventually fought together against a Nazi criminal who wanted to get his hands at a large amount of Nazi Gold. That was when the problems between them started, as Max had no qualms in attempting to kill the man, while Xavier would try to dissuade him from the same feat. Deciding that they would never see eye to eye, Max took the gold that he believed was rightfully belonging with his people, and fled again. Though he never told Charles his real name, Max, addressing himself simply as Erik, he didn't have any doubts that if his friend wanted to find everything about him, he could.
At one point in his life, during the late 1980s, early 1990s, Max decided to settle again, away from the life he had once led. It was then, in Eastern Europe, that he fell in love with a Transian gypsy woman named Magda. They would eventually marry, and she would gift him with his first child: Anya.
He needed a different name and identity in order not to be found by those he had escaped from, and in many ways, to start anew. It was then that he again took the alias of Erik, adopting the last name Lehnsherr, from a deceased gypsy from a nearby village, as it would help him be among his wife’s gypsy people. He added the name Magnus, and then, moved to a Russian village so he could start a new life with his wife and child. Instead of having his powers manifesting during puberty, his only manifested months after arriving in the new village that he would call home, due to the fact that he was physically sick during his puberty and perhaps also due to the psychological and emotional barriers back in those days. He unconsciously used his powers to aim a crowbar towards his boss who had delayed his salary for that month. He was intent on sharing this fact with his wife and child, and hurried back home, only to find his house on fire and his daughter still trapped in the upper floors. Desperate, Erik attempted to use his powers to save her, but was stopped by the KGB, who had been called by his boss for what he had done to him earlier. The men held him back and Erik was forced to watch as his daughter fell to her burning death, in front of his eyes.
The extreme pain and anger caused his powers to overload, and he destroyed the men that had been holding him and preventing him from saving his daughter, he leveled half of the city along with it, with a crowd witnessing the amazing feat. Magda, however, was terrified by her husband’s powers and struck with grief for having lost her daughter, she fled, but never told him she was carrying another child in her womb. That would be the last time Erik would see his wife, and totally unbeknownst to him, she would give birth to his twins in Mount Wundagore, nine months later. Erik proceeded to bury his daughter, grief and pain clear in his features, and as he attempted to give her a proper burial, more soldiers arrived, knowing what he had done in the village, and attempted to shoot him in the head. Stopping the bullets, he then used his powers to force the men to shoot themselves.
Soon after, he took the name Magneto and began in his crusade to avoid another Holocaust, this time involving mutants instead. Erik vowed to never be subdued again, never be discriminated again, that mutants were the new step in evolution and much like Homo Sapiens had overthrown the Neanderthals millions of years ago, it was Homo Superior’s time to dominate the world. His goals were to create a separate land where mutants were free to be themselves without fear of reprisal or retaliation, and that humanity was meant to understand that their time of ruling the planet was over. It was then that he first created his Brotherhood of Mutants, and the media, considering their less-than-friendly ways, dubbed them ‘evil.’ But to Erik, evil is a matter of perspective. Evil-doers were those that took a young boy’s life and scarred him forever. Evil-doers were those that killed his family in cold blood. Evil were those men that held him back when he could have saved his daughter, instead forcing him to watch her little body falling to her death, causing his wife to flee him in desperation and grief.
He eventually got injected with the cure after his Brotherhood took a loss in one of the missions and got captured. Though the Brotherhood, with some external help, managed to help him flee, and Magneto went in search for the antidote to the cure back in his native Europe. However, the same antidote that gave him his powers back also had a side-effect: with the genetic modifications that gave his powers back came the deaging. Magneto had returned more than forty years in time, to the same face and physical prowess that he had in his early forties. There was one major drawback to it all, however: while Erik fully understood his age, the antidote removed his memories of anything that happened after thelast traumatic event of his life: the death of his daughter and the abandonment of his wife. He knows that there were things in between. He hears the rumors even now as it is. Names whispered in the wind. But memories of his own, he cannot reach inside his mind.
Now, with the losses of Ragnarok and with his powers returned to him, he can return to the Brotherhood, but what side will he truly take? What Magneto will the world see? The terrorist, the mutant leader? Will the X-Men see their ally or their enemy? The destroyer or the savior?
All that the world knows is that Magneto does not stay idle. And a man such as himself, when idle, is only biding his time and gathering resources to strike, wherever direction it will go.