Other than Wolverine, the fan-favorite character of the entire X-Men franchise may be Magneto, the self-proclaimed Master of Magnetism. Once a young Jewish boy who barely survived the Nazi concentration camps, the man who has gone by such names as Erik Lehnsherr and Max Eisenhardt has risen to become one of the most powerful figures in the entire Marvel Universe.
The key to Magneto’s appeal is the complexity of his character: depending on who you ask, Magneto is either a villain or a hero; a mutant revolutionary or an egomaniacal terrorist. Even in Charles Xavier’s own school, some children wear T-shirts proclaiming the slogan “Magneto was right.” But whether we see him as a bad guy or …
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