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Where did Magneto get his helmet from?

Same timeline, different helmets. The events of First Class and Apocalypse are in the same timeline / universe. There is no contradiction here. After the events of Days of Future Past, Magneto ...
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What happened to Magneto?

We have no idea where Magneto or any of the other mutants are. As far as we know, they're probably dead. For starters, Logan was a movie about Logan, not Wolverine, and not the X-Men. The rest of the ...
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Where did Magneto get his helmet from?

We actually see at least five different helmet designs within the x-men-cinematic-universe, including at least two physically different helmets. Chronologically, the first one he has is the one he ...
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Is Magneto officially an Omega Level Mutant?

I know this is a very old post, but since it is the top result in the Google search I think it's important to notice that now, with the House of X reboot, Magneto is officially an Omega level mutant. ...
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How does Magneto control the Sentinels?

In the scene where Magneto infiltrates metal into the bodies of each of the sentinels, there's a "blink and you'll miss it" animation where the metal invades the CPU of the robot, activating it and (...
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Have Steve Rogers (Captain America) and a young Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) interacted during WWII?

Twice in comics, once in cartoon; but not in the "main" set of events. Have Cap and Magneto met? Yes and no. (occurences are ordered by date of publication) Yes, because in What if? #28 (...
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How did Magneto get out of prison in the original timeline?

This is speculation, but: it seems that the most likely explanation is that Mystique, after freeing herself from Trask's captivity, then went on to rescue Magneto. There are dozens of ways she could ...
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Was Magneto pushing the bullet into the police officer's head?

Yes, Magneto was controlling the bullet. Magneto laughed throatily. He had fired at point-blank range into the face of one cop, then had stopped the bullet just as it touched the man’s skin. The ...
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Why is Magneto's cape asymmetrical in Days of Future Past?

The costume designer for X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Days of Future Past (as well as the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse), Louise Mingenbach, prefers to dress Magneto in asymmetrical ...
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Can Magneto Lift Thor's Hammer?

Yes, in the Ultimates universe In Ultimatum #5 and in Ultimates 3 #5, Magneto was able to use his powers of magnetism to lift Mjolnir (something that, as other answers show, is not possible in the ...
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Is Magneto able to manipulate Vibranium?

Magneto cannot manipulate vibranium. I saw a edition of Uncanny X-men where he fought Black Panther and didn't not manipulate his suit. In fact, the vibranium suit stopped him from even manipulating ...
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Have Steve Rogers (Captain America) and a young Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) interacted during WWII?

In the What if? Volume 2 #28 comic "What if Captain America had led an army of Super Soldiers in WWII? Steve meets and frees a young Magneto at Auschwitz. Also in the cartoon X-Men: Evolution Captain ...
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Can Magneto hack computers with his powers?

Magneto didn't "reprogram" the sentinels in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he merely wove metal in throughout their structure so he could control them. It was mechanical control, not software control. ...
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Can Magneto detect magnetic objects without seeing them?

Probably not Magneto seems to be able to sense metal in his neighborhood - he could sense iron in prison guard blood or example and his powers work fast enough to stop bullets. Hence it would be safe ...
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Is Magneto able to manipulate Vibranium?

Until recently, there wasn't a definitive answer to this question. Siefer posted a scan from Black Panther Vol 3 #48, where 'Magneto' states that the vibranium micro-weave in Black Panther's costume ...
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How could Magneto stop the bullet fired at the police officer's head?

Magneto has control over all metals according to Marvel. He is just called "Magneto", but his power extends beyond magnetic abilities. He cannot control organic materials, only metals. This is why, ...
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Can a metalbender extract the metal from someone's body?

In short: no, this would not be possible. Magneto used the trace amounts of iron in the guard's blood to take advantage of his magnetic powers. By extracting the iron, he was able to use it as a ...
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Can a metalbender extract the metal from someone's body?

Yes, a skilled metalbender could do what Magneto did in X-men 2. In the Season 3 finale of Korra: To be clear, it is likely impossible to remove the miniscule amounts of a metal that naturally exist ...
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In what issue did Magneto trap Banshee in a metal suit?

This occurs in the Uncanny X-Men #104 story "The Gentleman's Name Is Magneto" from 1977. It was re-released in the 1987 retrospective Classic X-Men 12 Fights Banshee Encases him in metal dust ...
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Can Magneto detect magnetic objects without seeing them?

The best example of this I can recall, from the movies, is magneto describing But he could only bend the bullets trajectory slightly. Every other instance the movies I recall is off being shot at ...
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Can Magneto hack computers with his powers?

Maybe, but probably not in the way you described. I only really know about the X-Men films, so this answer will be from those. We haven't really seen him have to interact with computers much over the ...
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Can Magneto perform induction heating?

Magneto has done this at least once - as long as an alternate future counts. In UNCANNY AVENGERS (2012) #18, in a future where Earth's mutant population has been relocated to their own planet, he uses ...
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How has Magneto aged so gracefully?

It may be a mundane answer, but aside from all of the age-changing comic bookiness, I have another option: This is a man who has spent almost every day for years prepping for, training for, being in ...
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Can Someone Explain Briar Raleigh and Magneto's Interest in Her?

She stalked him in the solo series (Magneto 2014) because she developed an attraction to him after he dropped a car on her leg during an unspecified rampage. She is a billionaire after her whole ...
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In what way is Magneto "offering a home" to Xavier?

I believe Magneto was offering Xavier to settle down in Genosha(The island he was using as a sanctuary for mutants). I'd assume he means home as more of a "family" point of view. As for the ...
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Can Magneto control light as well?

I was looking for the actual Marvel Encyclopedia Entry, but no luck finding it online. However, several sources, from Wikipedia to fan made wiki's to the Marvel Database to a general Comic Book ...
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Why does Magneto control the wires instead of Shaw's helmet?

Do you know for sure the helmet was of a magnetizable material rather than a nonmagnetic alloy or carbon-fiber fiberglass or some similar composition? Magneto isn't generically telekinetic. ...
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Magneto and the loss of his powers

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 ...
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Why did Magneto invade the heroes' base in Secret Wars?

The motivation for disrupting the power generator was evidently to create a diversion that would bring most of the heroes running to that location. This was apparently a means to an end though, not an ...

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