Magneto was a Holocaust survivor, and befriended Charles Xavier in Israel. Believing mutants would never be accepted, he began a great crusade for mutantkind. Not long ago, Magneto created Asteroid M, a place in space where all he wanted was for mutants to live away from humans who feared and hated them. But it was one of his Acolytes, Fabian Cortez, who betrayed his leader and destroyed the "Sanctuary" place. But Magneto has not always been an enemy of the X-Men. He joined forces with the X-Men to destroy the giant robot known as Master Mold and the Sentinels, Mister Sinister and Apocalypse, and even helped save Xavier's life, Magneto's goals have not changed. He worked together with Professor Xavier when they were in the Savage Land. He helped defeat Apocalypse, when he wanted to re-create the world at his own image. He also helped defeat the Phalanx, an alien race that wanted to assimilate Earth. When Xavier was attacked in national TV byGraydon Creed, Magneto viewed it as a sign to create a Mutant Liberation Front to stop humans once and for all.