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Copper and lead are actually magnetic -- more accurately, they're diamagnetic. Thus, in theory, a magnetic field in front of the copper-jacketed lead bullet could resist the bullet's motion and, along with a field around it, suspend it in the air. In reality, the strength of a magnetic field capable of stopping a supersonic bullet1 at point-blank range is ...


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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 gives up his mutant life and the Magneto persona to raise a family in Poland and work an honest job. We don't know exactly what happened to his first helmet in ...


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First of all, you can't "eliminate the 'magenetic' part of light". That's not how physics works. You can ask on Physics.SE for extended details. Having said that, light is an electromagnetic phenomenon, and as such can be manipulated by Magneto according to canon: He can also generate electromagnetic pulses of great strength and generate and manipulate ...


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Spoiler alert After watching the film, For those of you wanting the answer but with less spoilers (spoiler tag anyway)


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When Erik kills the soldiers, he has no conscious control over his powers and is simply lashing out in rage (as James Sheridan pointed out). Later on, Erik has an extremely good reason for not killing Shaw: Erik is a Jew in a Nazi concentration camp. If it were not for Shaw's protection, the Nazis would kill Erik for that reason alone. Furthermore, at ...


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In-Universe, given the lack of basic toiletry facilities in his "plastic prison" (such as a sink with running water and a toilet) I think we can be reasonably certain that we're not seeing the whole thing. Either the staff periodically bring him a potty and a bowl of water or there's some kind of secondary room that isn't shown. As to how he keeps clean-...


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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 takes from Shaw in X-Men: First Class. Shaw received the helmet from the Russians. At the end of the movie, he has repainted it, and added some flair. (Note: I ...


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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 world's mutants were purposefully left out of the movie because they were irrelevant to the point: Logan's final journey of discovery. However, there are ...


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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. Marvel also defined more clearly what exactly is an Omega level mutant in House of X issue # 1 (2019): OMEGA LEVEL MUTANT: A mutant whose dominant power is ...


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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 (presumably) allowing Magneto to take control of it. Quite how he reprograms them isn't described in detail but as the old adage goes, there's no access like ...


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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 (1991), Captain America and fellow soldiers encounter a young "Magnus" in a concentration camp. No, because... it's a What if?, so the story isn't exactly ...


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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 do this -- one of which we saw at the beginning of X-men 2. Since she had the ability and the motivation (she ~loved~ him), this seems like the most likely ...


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For clarity the answer below is a pre-release trailer based answer There are many possible answers to this question you will not find out for certain until you watch the film. Something she is wearing, he is not pulling her but pulling something she has on. Like stated in the comments it's the iron in her blood that he is pulling. She is holding onto ...


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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 mainline universe).


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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 the iron in Black Panther's blood.


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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 styles. She told GQ that she intentionally made Michael Fassbender's topcoat asymmetrical, as well: The suit's molten lava red, one of Magneto's colors, and the ...


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The short answer is yes. In the comic-book canon, Magneto demonstrates a wide range of powers that aren't seen in the films including a force-field strong enough to block the she-hulk and the ability to fly (whereas he only has the ability to influence metal in the films). In "Vision and the Scarlet Witch : Vol 1 #4" we see him 'wrapping himself in a cocoon ...


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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 bullet was still hanging there, the heat from it burning the man’s forehead. The cop’s eyes were huge, and Magneto had no doubt the poor fool had wet his pants from ...


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You're all wrong. Magneto can levitate people because water is diamagnetic. With a strong enough magnetic field, scientists have levitated animals like frog. Since magneto has ridiculous amounts of electromagnetism, he can lift a human without any iron content. He only needs water in the human body.


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Most of the answers have been pretty good, but let me add a few points. Sci-fi culturally speaking, Adamantium is worked from meteoric iron, with slightly different properties. Most notably, it is much easier to work into an amorphous metal structure, making for a virtually indestructible metal. There are a few other amorphous metals, most notably silica ...


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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. However, we do know that he contributed to one notable computer, at least in the film universe: He helped build Cerebro Magneto was instrumental in creating ...


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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 America and Wolverine free Magneto from a concentration camp.


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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, in X-Men: Apocalypse, he was


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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 prevented him from affecting the iron in T'Challa's blood. This implies that Magneto's powers don't work on vibranium. However, the 'Magneto' T'Challa ...


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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 to assume that he can sense bullet flying in his direction and stop it. Now, one more thing regarding "magnetism is in everything" - while its technically ...


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So far I can only prove the first possibility wrong. When the assassination fails and Erik is rescued by Charles, Erik says "I thought I was the only one". I don't think there is a real reason. If you get this angry, you do not think about those consequences. and he was a child at this point. Also it does not seem logical to me, that he lets Shaw put a ...


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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 weapon to escape. It is also mentioned that the guard in question had more iron than a normal human being would have, but this does not matter for the purpose of ...


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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 in a human's body through metalbending. However, that's not what Magneto was doing in X2. He was only able to extract metal from the guard's body because ...


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Please consider, that it was Magneto who fired that gun. We cannot assume, that the bullet actually had normal speed to start with. The energy propelling the bullet was present, but he had the bullet under control from the very begining. The actual counter force wasnt stopping the bullet from high velocity to 0 at point blank range. I think Magneto used his ...


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He didn't attempt to kill Shaw because he was mad with grief and rage, simply lashing out at all those around him. Watching that scene it is obvious that Erik has no control over his powers, but is simply unleashing. Why he did not attempt to kill Shaw later, during his training, I cannot answer.


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