One year has
passed since Professor Charles Xavier died at the hands of government sentinels,
and the mutant world was thrown into genocide and chaos. Magneto and his
brotherhood of mutants
have continued to reside in Magneto's countless hideouts scattered through the
United States and Canada.
beginning of the year 2011, Magneto's Acolytes, a subgroup led by Quicksilver,
had almost completely ceased their attacks on the Xavier Institute per Magneto's
the X-Men a false sense of security.
had slowed to a halt; however, mutant registration and detention centers were still an
ongoing problem. Magneto's attention had turned toward the government once more,
with the production of their newest sentinel, Sentinel X15. The Sentinel X15 had
been engineered with topnotch scientific technology. It had lightning speed and
a vast arsenal of weaponry. Its main goal was to protect humans from the "mutant
threat" which it perceived to be all mutant kind.
Magneto and the
X-Men unknowingly joined forces for the first time in years. Although they
didn't fight side-by-side, they did share a common goal: to destroy the Sentinel
X15 program. Through duel efforts, the program was destroyed.
Six months into
the year 2011, the Acolytes became quite active in their attacks on the X-Men
and the Xavier Institute. Their main goal was to weaken the X-Men by any means
possible, allowing Magneto to continue his campaign undisturbed.
Toward the end
of the year 2011, Magneto succeeded in placing two of his henchmen securely
inside congress. Details of their whereabouts were unknown to the leaders of his
three subgroups, and Magneto preferred it that way. He didn't trust any
explicitly, not even his own children.
continues to promote his idea of Homo Superior, the concept that Homo sapiens
are inferior to those with the mutant X-gene. Magneto strives to achieve the
"perfect" world in which mutants are the earth's dominant species and
humans are either slaves or extinct.