Repeatedly it is said that Magneto lost half of his powers while trying to destroy some Apocalypse starship. Do you know the name of the comic, or is it just a fact mentioned - but never depicted - in the story?

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    "Repeatedly it is said that Magneto lost half of his powers..." - for the sake of a complete question (especially for those, like me, that haven't seen this mentioned previously) would you be able to cite some occurrences of this being said, and by whom? – David Thomas May 14 '16 at 19:21
  • Sure. In the 90's Fox cartoon and through all the Age of Apocalipse series. There's also several mentions in other Xmen adventures, perhaps in Onslaught's saga, but this I am not so sure. – user2820579 May 16 '16 at 22:08
  • I think in a more canonical timeline, Magneto is considered to lost his powers again Prof. X, and that's why Xavier is in a wheelchair. But here I just want to ask about Age of Apocalipse. – user2820579 May 16 '16 at 22:12

This happened in X-Men Chronicles 1: "Origins" (1995)

As Wikipedia says:

In the Age of Apocalypse, Ship was nearly destroyed by Magneto when it endangered the lives of his X-Men. This was after they successfully thwarted the plans of En Sabah Nur's Horsemen to take control of the United States nuclear arsenal. The battle between Ship and Magneto left the X-Men leader drained and unable to ever fully restore his magnetic powers.

From the referenced comic:

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Magneto overloads his powers in an attempt to stop Gideon and avert the launch of nuclear missiles.

Later, while still weakened from his previous exertion, Magneto damages Apocalypse's ship.

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The Wikipedia description seems a bit confusing, since Magneto didn't entirely destroy the ship, and calling it a "battle between Ship and Magneto" seems a bit inaccurate, but it does occur after the Horsemen try to take control of the nuclear arsenal, so....

  • I always thought that he lost his powers when travelling to the moon (and facing there Death). Thanks for the answer! – user2820579 May 16 '16 at 22:13
  • @user2820579 - If you tell me which comic that's in, I could see if that's the case. – Adamant May 16 '16 at 22:15

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