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YMMV: Magneto
  • Americans Hate Tingle: Magneto: Testament is very popular amongst the American humans for its realistic portrayal of the Holocaust among other things. However, in Poland, the nicest thing you will hear about it is that it's "the Holocaust made by Disney". It doesn't help that it features a Polish cavalry attacking tanks, a myth that the Polish perhaps understandably don't take kindly to. It's to the point where they'll outright refuse to acknowledge any part of my life where I am named as Max Eisenhardt.
  • Ascended Meme:
  • Cant Unhear It: I imagine that the odds of you Homo sapiens reading this in the voice of either Sir Ian McKellen or Tom Kane are quite high. Or for those of you who grew up in the 90's, David Hemblen.
  • Character Rerailment: I even have a Character Rerailment page on the subject. Check there if you have the faculties to do so.
  • Common Knowledge: I have never associated with that pyschopath Sabertooth (in fact, when his rivalry with Wolverine started to become part of his character, I was currently part of the X-Men), The Juggernaut, or, in spite of our similar goals, the shapeshifter Mystique. Despite this, fans have this perception that I've worked with them, adaptions where they do doesn't help this, to point where in the Ultimate Marvel universe, Juggernaut works for me and is a mutant.
  • Complete Monster: Not exactly true of how I am in Universe 616, but my portrayal in Ultimate fits too well. See Ultimate X-Men for the details.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Many fans see my actions and see me for the liberator I am, and have ignored many of my... more questionable acts. It likely isn't aided that any time I commit an act that would make it impossible for me to continue skirting the line between hero and villain as the writers would like, the act is Retconed out of existence.
  • Foe Yay and/or Ho Yay: Fans have seen this between Xavier and I in our many incarnations. Their speculation is of no concern to me.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: As listed above, several fans have seen...subtext between Xavier and I in various media portrayals, including the 90's cartoon (especially, I am told, in the series finale). Ian McKellen, who portrays me in the live-action films, is openly gay.
  • Kick the Dog / Moral Event Horizon: The one most heinous evil I had been forced to commit that still happened and wasn't Retconed into non-existence was in "Fatal Attractions", wherein I unleashed a global electromagnetic pulse that wiped out electronics everywhere on Earth, crippling humanity and by extension, any mutants that chose to remain there, as well as painfully and meticulously ripping the adamantium from Wolverine's living bones.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Many people accuse me of being a genocidal maniac, and hold the high number of casualties of my quest for mutant freedom against me. Nonetheless, they still pity me after all the ways in which I have been wronged by the human oppressors.
  • Memetic Mutation: It appears that to a sorrowfully huge subsect of humans, I am little more than a collection of catchphrases and mannerisms rather than a living, breathing being of flesh and albeit mutant blood. Even worse still is that the red-clad madman seems to agree with them and won't ever let me avoid this cursed fate.
    • "Mag-Fuckin-Neto!" (Explanation )
    • "X-Men! Welcome... TO DIE!!!" (Explanation )
  • My Real Daddy: Though Stan Lee and Jack Kirby first told my tale, it was Chris Claremont who first told my side of the story, explaining my tragic childhood, my complex motivations, and my three-dimensional nature, rather than treating me as just another generic comic book villain.
  • Never Live It Down: Sadly, the chances of Homo sapiens ever letting the "Wooden Gun" thing go are pretty slim.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Many of you Homo sapiens have supported me over the X-Men, seeing that no matter what they do, including saving all life on Earth on a number of occasions, mutants are still just as hated and oppressed with no signs of change.

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