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Real Name
Erik Luu
Current Alias



Jakob Eisenhardt (father, deceased); Phuong Luu (mother, deceased); Magda Maximoff (wife, separated); Pietro Luu (son); Wanda Luu (daughter)


Base Of Operations
Savage Lands




Silver, (formerly black)


Marital Status


Place of Birth


First appearance

Astonishing X-Men #1


Early Life

Erik Luu was born in Vietnam in 1963 during the Vietnam War to a German father and Vietnamese mother. Erik's mutant ability manifested as an eleven-year-old. It is believed the Agent Orange that was dropped over Vietnam activated Erik's abilities before puberty.

Erik's parents died before the end of the war, leaving him orphaned and alone. The war between the Americans and the Vietnamese would go on to be the spark for Erik's hatred of humanity and his mutant-superiority.

Meeting Charles Xavier

Young Erik (Earth-1111)

Young Erik

After the war, Erik spent most of his life traveling and trying to find others like him which would lead to him meeting a young Charles Xavier. The two would become best friends after realizing the two shared the same goals in mutantkind's future.

The two would go on to discover the Savage Lands, a forgotten jungle in the Indian Ocean. In this lost tropical world, Xavier and Magneto built a home for the growing mutant population.

Becoming a father

As the mutant community in the Savage Lands thrived, Erik would meet a woman named Magda Maximoff, the two would grow close over time and fall in love and marry. In 1997 Magda would give birth to twins; Pietro and Wanda, whom he loved very dearly.

Fallout with Charles

Erik began growing egotistical and his hatred for the humans increased, Erik believed that mutants were indeed the next step in human evolution and humans were neanderthals that needed to be enslaved. Charles would notice that, at times, Erik would disappear from the Savage Lands, so he followed him. Eventually, he ended up discovering that Erik and other mutants would be attacking human cities. Charles and Erik would engage in an argument about the future for mutants, which then lead to a fight that ended in Erik crippling Charles with a metal spear. Charles managed to escape.

Later on, Magda would go on to find out what Erik has been doing and what he had done to Charles, and she realized she couldn't be with a monster. She attempted to take the twins and flee, but Erik knew of this and attempted to stop her. Magda used her mutant ability to escape, though with only one of the twins; Pietro.

Brotherhood of Mutants

The Mutants who agreed with Erik's ideologies joined him in his war against humans. Erik now going by the name of Magneto would name his followers and himself the Brotherhood of Mutants. For the next few years Magneto led the Brotherhood in an anti-human campaign of political assassinations and terrorist bombings.

In 2014, Charles would resurface and had formed a team of mutants named the X-Men and would begin interfering with his terrorist acts.

Reuniting with his son

In the Savage Lands, Sabretooth would discover his half-brother, Wolverine was experimented on in the Weapon X project by Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. and demanded he and the Brotherhood go to the abandoned facility, to see if there's anything he could use to kill Wolverine or even lace his skeleton with Vibranium as well. Magneto agreed to this as it could also prove useful to the Brotherhood as well.

So the Brotherhood ventured to the Weapon X facility. Sabretooth would find some remnants of liquefied Vibranium, without even speaking Magneto knew what Sabretooth wanted. After a few days of trial and error, Magneto successfully managed to infuse Sabretooth's bones with Vibranium with his magnetokinesis. Seeing nothing of use with the remnants of the Weapon X facility, the Brotherhood begin to leave until suddenly Sabretooth catches a whiff of Wolverine's scent and goes into a frenzy, following it, discovering Wolverine and attacking him. He engages in a brief fight with him until Magneto orders him to stop.

The Brotherhood then come face-to-face with the X-Men. Magneto then greet the X-Men mockingly and accurately guesses that the X-Men are here to help Wolverine regain his memories, Wolverine asks who Sabretooth is and why he has claws like Wolverine's. Sabretooth laughs maniacally and reveals himself to be Wolverine's brother.

Magneto then notices Quicksilver and asks Quicksilver if it's really him, confused Quicksilver asks what he is talking about. Magneto then asks what his name is to which Quicksilver tells him his name, tears begin streaming down his face, Scarlet Witch becomes confused and asks her father what is wrong to which Magneto reveals, Pietro is his son. Pietro and Wanda are shocked but they also begin crying, Magneto is relieved that he has finally found his son and asks him to join him, Pietro then becomes conflicted and wonders if this is what he should do. The X-Men and Brotherhood plead with Quicksilver to join/stay with their cause, Quicksilver then comes to the decision that he won't abandon his friends and that his father and sister have hurt innocent people and won't be a part of it. Enraged and heartbroken, Magneto orders his Brotherhood to attack the X-Men.

The battle would eventually come to a stalemate after Quicksilver injures Scarlet Witch and Magneto, being a concerned father, retreats. The Brotherhood would recover the broken Sabretooth and would return to the Savage Lands. The Brotherhood would be forever changed following this encounter.

Powers and Abilities


Magnetokinesis: Magneto was mutant with the superhuman power to channel and manipulate magnetic fields that exist naturally or artificially. He has a masterfully high degree of control over his powers and has fought and defeated formidable enemies like Thor and 300-400 Sentinels at once using them.

He was seen utilizing his Magnetic Field Manipulation powers in the following ways;

  • Magnetic Flight: Magneto was capable of sustaining flight for very long distances and at varying speeds. He apparently had several means by which he achieved flight, one of which was by gliding along the planet's natural magnetic lines of force, another by simply creating a repulsive force between himself and the planet, propelling himself thus.
  • Magnetic Force-Fields: Magneto usually protected himself with a personal force field. He could also use his magnetic fields to alleviate damage he receives from attacks, such as when he used his powers to slow his bleeding after having his arm removed by Wolverine.
  • Metal Manipulation: Magneto was able to manipulate and move metallic objects at will


  • Ethical, Linguistic and Anthropological Expertise: Erik and Charles Xavier developed concepts for a new mutant culture, including an alphabet and language and a new moral code.

Strength level



None known.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


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