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During the movie Apocalypse gathers a group of mighty mutants around him. While it seems that some form of mind control might be involved, it does not seem to me that they are forced completely against their will to join him. He gives them greater power and lures them that way. In the end, most of them turn against him. So no strong mind control seems be into place.

Especially the actions of Erik seem to be more out of revenge. He killed a group of (more or less) innocent cops, who accidentally killed his family and he was about to kill his completely innocent co workers out of motives even I could not fully understand. In the finale of the movie he brings great destruction all over the world, presumably killing millions of people (Crushing buildings, bridges, throwing ships through the air and so on). Then because he wants to save Xavier he turns against his new master in the last moment.

After that he does not show any remorse for killing millions of people and is treated by Xavier and the others as a good guy and buddy and allowed to leave as if nothing happens.

Why does nobody make him accountable for the death of millions? Does changing his mind in the last moment and helping to save the world make up for murdering a few millions in the mind of Xavier and the others?

As mentioned, I don't think he does this under mind control completely against his own will (as he was about to kill his co-workser without any influence of apocalypse). And if I lose my famliy and somebody very persuasive seduces me to start mass murdering and change my mind and save the day, I would go to jail I assume and not get away with a "Oops. Sorry. I was not completely myself when I did this."

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    The alternative is fighting him. Magneto is a total badass and there's a solid chance he'll kill them all – Valorum Dec 14 '18 at 8:49
  • They didn't let him go in fear. They hugged him, smile at him and say goodbye to him like to a good friend (if I remember right). At least Xavier. – Hothie Dec 14 '18 at 8:51
  • Also, who said anything about no remorse? The scene in the forest makes it pretty clear he believes he's cursed to be bad. He tried to be good, and was hated for saving another person – Gothamite24 Dec 14 '18 at 9:08
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    Terrible screenwriting? – Valorum Dec 14 '18 at 10:56
  • Fear isn't the only motive one might have for wishing to avoid a fight. Especially after they just finished having a big fight that nearly killed everyone. Maybe they were just tired and figured Magneto's reversal indicated he may yet be reasoned with, so they let it go for now. – Steve-O Dec 14 '18 at 14:32

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