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May 29

Random Thought: Magneto’s Brotherhood

Every now and again I get a random thought and I usually keep it to myself, however I run a geek website and it occurred to me that I have a place to voice them… That in itself is a pretty random thought :-)

Okay here goes, I was reading the Wikipedia entry on Magneto (the comic book character) and it says:

He then gathered a group of angry and disillusioned mutants including his own, albeit at the time unbeknown to him, son and daughter Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch and formed the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants to further his goals.

Now I have been a Marvel reader for years and the X-Men are a particular favourite but it has never occurred to me that if Magneto believes that his motives are pure and he is in the right, why would he call his group “The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants”? Wouldn’t they just be “The Brotherhood of Mutants”? Isn’t everyone else evil to him? Am I thinking about this far too much?

What are your thoughts? Comment below.