Erik Lehnsherr

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Name: Erik Magnus Lehnsherr
Max Eisenhardt[1], Erik the Red, Grey King, White King, Michael Xavier, Prisoner #214782
Occupation: Supervillain or superhero (depending on the universe and time period),
formerly headmaster/teacher, sovereign leader of Genosha, terrorist, Nazi hunter, hospital orderly, carpenter
Relationships: Jakob Eisenhardt (father), Edie Eisenhardt (mother);
Ruth Eisenhardt (sister);
Joseph (clone);
Magda Lehnsherr (wife);
Wanda Maximoff (daughter), Pietro Maximoff (son), Anya (daughter), Lorna Dane (daughter);
Crystal (daughter-in-law), Vision (ex son-in-law);
Luna Maximoff (granddaughter),
Thomas and William Maximoff (grandsons); Tommy Shepherd and Billy Kaplan (reincarnation of grandsons), Talia Josephine Wagner (AU!Professor W's X-Men granddaughter),
Rogue (love interest/frenemy), Raven Darkholme (love interest in XMFC/ally/frenemy),
Fandom: X-Men, Marvel Ultimate Universe, X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men, The Super Hero Squad Show, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, X-Men Movieverse, X-Men: First Class, Pryde of the X-Men, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, X-Men: The Animated Series,
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Erik Lehnsherr also known as Magneto is from the Marvel Comics.


Magneto is a mutant with the ability of magnetism; able to generate and control magnetic fields, which allows him to fly.


Magneto first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963).

X-Men: Evolution

Magneto is voiced by Christopher Judge. Magneto appears mainly as a villain in the X-Men: Evolution universe, however he frequently teams up with Charles Xavier and his X-Men.

Wolverine and the X-Men

Magneto is voiced by Tom Kane, and is the ruler of the island of Genosha in Wolverine and the X-Men.

X-Men Movieverse

Magneto is portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen in all X-Men Movieverse films besides X-Men: First Class. Michael Fassbender portrays Magneto in the X-Men: First Class film series.

Other Appearances

Besides above animated series - Magneto has also appeared in X-Men: The Animated Series, Super Hero Squad Show, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Pryde of the X-Men, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. Magneto also briefly appeared Spider-Man (1981 TV series), Fantastic Four (1978 TV series) and Spider-Man (1967 TV series).


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Though he is a villain, Magneto has a large fan following. He is often considered an anti-villain, whose motivations are often framed as understandable or justified.

Magneto Was Right

"Magneto Was Right" is a slogan used to describe the views of Marvel Comics character and X-Men villain, Magneto, namely his extremist position that war is the only way to achieve equality for the fictional mutant race, as opposed to the X-men's pacifist approach. Some fans say Magneto is facetiously, while some genuinely agree in his position, applying it to real-world politics and systems of oppression.


The largest pairing for Erik is with Charles Xavier. However he is frequently found in other pairings as well, for example Erik/Raven, Erik/St. John, and Erik/Rogue.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


For Erik/Charles fanfiction, check out their page!



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  1. ^ X-Men: Magneto Testament #1 - recon for Magneto