Magneto's full name is unknown; he goes by the name of Magnus. He
was born in Germany, and lost most of his family in a Nazi concentration
camp. As he grew older, he developed magnetic powers that he tried his best
to hide. He was friends with Charles Xavier, who he found to be a fellow
mutant, but they disagreed when it came to human-mutant relations. Xavier
saw a future where the two races would peacefully coexist, but Magnus, his
heart filled with hatred, saw mutants as the eventual rulers of the Earth.
Years after he and Xavier parted company, he became the super villain known
as Magneto, and found himself opposed by Xavier's X-Men. His control over
the Earth's magnetic field made him a formidable opponent, but the X-Men
seemingly always found a way to defeat him. He was their most
bitter enemy for years, but he grew tired of the enmity and tried to
reconcile with his old friend. His stint as a hero was short lived, as his
hatred for his human persecutors returned. He formed a mutant colony on
an artificial asteroid orbiting the Earth, and plans the subjugation of the
human race from Asteroid M.