As a general rule of thumb super-villains are completely nuts and their maniacal schemes are often just plain crazy. However it was always kind of difficult to dismiss the actions of the villainous Magneto, the mutant Master of Magnetism, because he often had a strong argument when putting his maniacal schemes into place. Sure his plans usually involved death and destruction, something that The Comics Code would never condone, but in a weird way his misguided actions were born from a reaction to the bigotry that surrounded him and not just the need to do bad things!
Magneto was a mutant who had suffered at the hands of tormentors for most of his life and as a result he had the view that humans were a rotten bunch who treated each other appallingly. As you can imagine, it’s not quite difficult to see his point of view. His experiences surviving the concentration camps of Nazi Germany left him with a lasting impression on how the mutant race should be viewed in comparison to the non-mutant race, and it was events like that which turned him to criminal activity.
Over the years Magneto fought the X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and pretty much half of the Marvel Universe. He once ripped the adamantium from Wolverine’s bones, he lived on an asteroid and he even entombed the Red Skull as punishment for the atrocities he caused during World War II. For these reasons and so much more Magneto is a genuine Pulp Idol.
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