The Brotherhood of Mutants was created in 1962 by the mutants Magneto and Mystique in direct opposition to their old friend Charles Xavier's X-Men. Whereas Xavier sought for a peaceful co-existence between mutants and humans, Magneto's beliefs, influenced by his imprisonment and the death of his family in a Nazi concentration camp, were that humans would never accept mutants as equals and would turn on them, lashing out in anger and fear just as the Nazis had done. His solution was that if humans could not accept them into their society then they would create their own. Thus, the Brotherhood was born.
The two created the Brotherhood by taking in members of the much more radical Hellfire Club following its leader's death. The group was originally made up of Magneto, Mystique, Emma Frost, Azazel, Riptide, and Angel. The group added a member named Tempest a short time later.
Over the next decade, most of the members of the Brotherhood were killed off. Azazel and Tempest were killed in July 1963 after ambushing members of Project: Wideawake. Angel and Emma Frost were also killed, and autopsies were performed on their bodies by Trask Industries. The group subsequently disbanded.
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