Nerd War! #6

It’s a Nerd War! To reiterate Nerd War is our competition of who should be named best Marvel character of 2011/12! Each week one of us will nominate a character and give you a summary of their origins, love interests, and personality. The person who nominated the character will be on the For side for the character to go through, where as the other person will be against! This is a debate – and only the best will survive! It doesn’t matter if the character is good or evil, human, mutate, alien, mutant or the Juggernaut. They just have to be a Marvel Character. But with loads of characters, it might be a long wait before we get to round two ;) .

Origin: Magneto’s origin goes back to Germany, or should I say Max Eisenhardt’s origin. Magneto was attracted to a young gypsy called Magda. Magneto had been around many violent people and watched many of his family members be beaten. Magneto had also lived in Poland; this is where he was put into a concentration camp. Magneto’s family were executed there. Magneto escaped the camp with Magda and they lived together for years and even had a child together: Anya. Magneto had seen how cruel humans were to people who were different from them and he would never forget it. Magneto lost many people including Anya, who he saw, burn to death in front of him. His anger led him to killing many people and Magda ran away and gave birth to Wanda and Pietro.

Love Interest: Magda was Magneto’s first love, with three children together one of which deceased. Magneto was interested in many characters in Marvel. To name some: Isabelle someone he met when working for the CIA, Even Jean Grey at one point but she wasn’t interested. Emma Frost on the other hand tried to seduce Magneto but he wasn’t interested however in the future they are seen as a couple. And of course the revolting love interest with Rogue. Some fans even say Charles is his lover but of course that is not true.

Personality: Magneto is: Smart, Strong-headed, Stubborn, Brave and Powerful.

Powers and abilities: Magneto … well there’s a hint in the name. Magneto’s power gives him the ability to master all magnetic forces. He can lift himself from the air and protect himself with a magnetic field. Manipulating magnetic metals is also part of his powers. Magneto also has the ability to fire bursts of magnetic or even electrical energy. Magnetism is Magneto’s main power but he can also manipulate some electrical things as they are very similar. Some even say that telepathic abilities have been shown by Magneto and even astral projection. Magneto has the ability to be imaginative and is able to come up with many ideas; he also is very smart which backs his ideas. Magneto has a helmet which is specifically made to protect his mind from telepaths so with this helmet he has the ability to block them.

X2’s Opinion: For X1’s Opinion: Against
Magneto had a troubled past probably with many bad memories, so he had a very good reason for being a villain at one point. Magneto should go through because many think he could be one of the strongest mutants in Marvel therefore leading him to being the best. Magneto is a very interesting character and there has never been a time when his storyline has bored me. His character also shows us how someone who was bad can turn good. Magneto can seem very serious and wise, but when he makes a joke it seems to be a funny one. Magneto has almost always been the leader of the villains showing he is worthy of being the strongest and the best. The fact he watched his daughter burn to death 😦 is extremely sad and just makes you feel sorry for the dude. Most of the time the love life is the thing that annoys me but with Magneto it doesn’t affect me, just the whole Rogue and Magneto scenario (eww) X-men is really popular comic and wherever there is X-men there is Magneto .Magneto gets quite a lot of female attention there obviously is something special about him. Magneto deserves to go through, his story is emotional, his powers are extraordinary and he just has a grand essence. Magneto is a great Marvel character and plays a huge part in the lives of the X-Men. But he was an even better character when he was a villain. I can’t see him as a hero – I can only see him as a human hating terrorist, who likes to rip sentinels apart! That’s not the point, the point is Magneto is a great character, but I don’t think that he’s done something THAT amazing or shocking to deserve the title of best Marvel character of 2011/12. (If you want some crazy Magneto spawn to win you’ve got the Scarlet Witch.) Power wise Magneto is brilliant, and he gets a lot respect for being one of the few people who can actually beat Wolverine (he ripped his admantium skeleton out) and for just being an overall bad ass. We’ve got him to thank for when it comes to Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Polaris – it seems like most of his kids are crazies! I love Magneto he is my favourite villain – but hands off Rogue! Honestly Mags, you’ve actually made it harder for her to choose between you and Gambit! Your old enough to be her father (though you look like a seriously young man, but that’s not an excuse!) it’s gross. You loose so many points for messing with my man Remy. Therefore anyone who messes with Remy doesn’t deserve the title! Hmph!

X1: For – 4; Against – 7

X2: For – 8; Against 2

Magneto goes through to the next round! Well, we just have to put him up against someone interesting!


Posted on September 11, 2011, in Comics, Nerd War! and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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