Just after the
snow had melted and spring had come in the year 2010, an attack was set upon the
Xavier Institute. Better, faster, stronger, and more advanced sentinels came in
immense numbers. After an extraordinary battle, Professor Charles Xavier, the
greatest telepath known to man, had died. The world was thrown in to chaos,
mutant genocide, and mass sentinel production.
word of Xavier's death, Eric "Magnus" Lehnsherr, Magneto, gathered his
mutants and entered the Savage Land. Although Magneto did not share Xavier's
dream, he held high respect for his former friend and greatest enemy. Magneto
and his followers would reside peacefully in Magneto's old hideout deep within the Savage
Land for almost six months. However, Magneto was never the type of person to
remain peaceful for long...
News of the
U.S. government's new legislation, the Mutant Registration Act, would soon reach
Magneto. It wasn't long after the legislation passed that mutant detention
centers became operational. The mutant camps, mutant
genocide worldwide, and new sentinel programs only fueled Magneto's outrage and
hatred toward the human race. He could not sit idly by as his brethren were
rounded up and slaughtered by the thousands.
Magneto and his
brotherhood of mutants left the Savage Land and returned to the U.S. They attacked mutant camps and targeted
high-ranking government officials. However, his immense "progress" was quickly
halted by the X-Men. Magneto offered the X-Men a chance to join him, as he
thought he was honoring Xavier's memory. To no surprise, the X-Men refused.
Magneto came to the realization that the X-Men would always be a thorn in
his side; a thorn which he needed to eliminate. Xavier's memory could not
protect his precious X-Men forever.
Magneto split his legion into three subgroups, overseen by
Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Mystique. Each group had its
own specific purpose. The first, Quicksilver's group, focused specifically on
attacking the X-Men and spreading them too thin to be any real threat to
Magneto's goals. The second, Scarlet Witch's group, focused specifically on
freeing mutant detention centers and brainwashing the former mutant prisoners into joining
Magneto's brotherhood of mutants. The third, Mystique's group, reported directly to Magneto and
followed out his more 'personal' orders.
must press forward with his plans and find a way to stop the X-Men from foiling