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The Mandarin


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Did Stan Lee era Magneto have an origin?




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Comicguy1


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I think that we got some hints and or teases that there was a relation (Or a deeper connection.) between him and Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch. Silver Age Magneto was a very different character, Claremont pretty much invented or reinvented Magneto.


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Reverend Meteor


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    Did Stan Lee era Magneto have an origin?


No. He didn't really have any nuance until Claremont. He was a pretty typical bad guy before that.



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Comicguy1


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Roy Thomas actually did something a little bit different with him, and he gave him a little bit more nuance. He also highlighted his intelligence. And that was the first time that we saw Mags without his helmet. He was a typical bad guy, but he did have his moments. I personally prefer a more ruthless Magneto, but one who still has some humanity left. The Fatal Attractions incarnation, for example.


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Menshevik


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    I think that we got some hints and or teases that there was a relation (Or a deeper connection.) between him and Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch. Silver Age Magneto was a very different character, Claremont pretty much invented or reinvented Magneto.


As far as I recall the only "deep" connection between them during the Silver Age was that Wanda and Pietro felt indebted to Magneto for saving their lives from a bloodthirsty mob. But what Magneto did as boss of the Brotherhood (putting his minions recklessly at risk, having the Scarlet Witch perform as a kind of exotic dancer etc.) made them decide that the debt was paid in full and to strike out on their own (and later join the Avengers in that title's #16) after Magneto was banished to outer space by the Stranger in X-Men vol. 1 #11.

The fact that they were Magneto's children only came to light 14 years later, safely in the Bronze Age (in "The Yesterday Quest", Avengers vol. 1 #185-187, plotted by Mark Gruenwald and Steve Grant, drawn by Byrne, edited by Stern, the ID of Magda's husband revealed through UXM vol. 1 #125, plotted by Claremont and Byrne, edited by Stern).





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