When Magnus was young, he was captured by an invading army and placed in a prison camp. Upon the camp's liberation, he escaped and vowed never to suffer under humans again. At some point he met Charles Xavier. Although Magnus and Xavier became friends, they parted ways once Magnus' hatred of humanity. Magnus named himself Magneto, and prior to the modern lineup of Earth-TRN566's X-Men, Magneto's desire to goad humans and mutants into a civil war led him to attack power stations and defense factories, but he failed to achieve his goal.. After that, at some undetermined point he created Asteroid M.. Magneto resurfaced again after the X-Men's first encounter with the Sentinels, and from there his history is parallel with the Earth-92131 Magneto, such as attempting to free Beast from prison and joining forces with Xavier in the Savage Land.
Afterwards, Magneto's history diverged from his Earth-92131 counterpart as he led a new Brotherhood of Mutants, which had Toad, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver. They reluctantly joined forces to stop Apocalypse.
- Although X-Men Adventures was an adaptation of the X-Men: The Animated Series, the comic often took liberties deviating from the cartoon. One such example is in X-Men Adventures #3, in which Magneto is shown first on Asteroid M, which the cartoon didn't introduce until Season 4's Sanctuary - Part 1. X-Men Adventures #3 also does not go into detail about Xavier and Magneto's past, unlike the animated episode Enter Magneto.
- After X-Men Adventures partially adapted Season 3, the comic was relaunched as Adventures of the X-Men and went off on a completely different direction from the cartoon. For example, the season 3 episode "Cold Comfort" (which had Quicksilver as part of X-Factor) wasn't adapted, and Adventures of the X-Men was free to have Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as part of Magneto's Brotherhood instead. This also follows that the animated series' origin for Asteroid M in Sanctuary was ignored, as it came after the comic's new direction.
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