"It is time mutants took their rightful place in the world. And they will do so through HYDRA!!!!!!!"
|Base of Operations||Genosha|
|Place of Birth||Over Seas|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
World War 2
Erik was born overseas in the middle of World War 2. His parents were attempting to escape Germany and get to America. They found a family to stay with, but when the Nazis arrived Erik's parents were killed and he was taken to a Concentration camp. He was tortured until he couldn't even feel pain anymore, which was very uncommon. The tortures now had no affect, so they planned on killing Erik the soonest chance they got.
However, they never got the chance as a group called the Howling Commandos, led by Captain America, broke into the camp and freed everyone, but they would not have succeeded if Erik's powers were not activated, and he closed the doors behind them. Cap and his friend, James, became suspicious and they took Erik to the base in order to learn more about his powers.
Erik was taken back to the USA base, where he was interviewed by one of the generals. They learned that he did not know anything about his powers, but he wanted to make the Nazis pay. He asked if he could join the Howling Commandos, but Captain America refused, saying he was too young, which enraged Erik. He used his powers to tear up the base and he escaped before anyone could apprehend him.
After hiding in an orphanage for three years, World War 2 had ended. He discovered that HYDRA was still operational, and he wanted to finally make his place. Erik attacked HYDRA and was able to defeat anyone who attempted to stop him. He approached the leader, Baron Strucker, and he used his powers to rip Strucker's throat out. Erik took charge of HYDRA and anyone who disagreed, was immediately murdered.
After years of controlling HYDRA, Erik had taken the name Magnus, and had ended their Nazi agenda. He turned it into an organization led by mutants, attempting to take their rightful place in the world. They still had human agents, but they were looked down upon by Magnus and his heads. Magnus had also recruited one mutant he was especially fond of, a mutant named Emma Frost, who became his lover and second-in-command.
Magnus soon learned that Emma was pregnant with his child. However, she did not tell him she was having twins. They abandoned Magnus' daughter, Wanda, but he kept his son, Pietro, who later developed super speed.