Here we have Magneto manipulating dust particles to send a message and using his magnetic prowess and just doing generally bad ass things and showing why Wolverine should NEVER be able to touch him if he's written correctly (neither should most the X-Men who have metal somewhere on their suits).
I meant it was somewhat disingenuous to say "Phoenix not holding back can't break through his shields." as if it were the modern Phoenix. And in terms of that incarnation, she hadn't really accessed the full spectrum of her abilities at that point either iirc.
After having his vital organs pierced and slashed to shit, he never once loses his ability to speak/react properly and then pulls off this INCREDIBLE feat when he overrides every single nuclear missile in the WORLD.
Then the X-Men barge in and stop him, there's a lot of back and forth, but when Magneto wants the fight to end, the fight ends(also of note is the first time Ultimate Magneto shows the ability to create a force field.
Now, I realize that bios are just bios, but this is to give people a general idea of just how powerful Magneto really is:
Magneto is a mutant with the superhuman power of magnetokinesis. Magneto can shape and manipulate magnetic fields that exist naturally or artificially. As the Master of Magnetism, he can lift, move, and alter objects through magnetic force, manipulate the iron-enriched blood-flow to one's brain to induce aneurysms or unconsciousness, control ferrous particles in the atmosphere, alter the Earth's magnetic field which extends into space as the magnetosphere, increase his own strength, erect electro-magnetic force fields with a high degree of impenetrability, and achieve a wide range of other effects. Magneto has even used his magnetic abilities to extract the Adamantium bonded to Wolverine's skeleton, by manipulating it on a molecular level. With the primal force of nature at his command, Magneto has stopped armies, raised islands from ocean floors, moved mountains and threatened to devastate the world with apocalyptic floods and earthquakes. Magneto once blanketed the entire globe with a self-generated electro-magnetic pulse that caused widespread devastation.
Magneto can use his magnetic powers in more than one way simultaneously. He can completely assemble a complicated machine within seconds through his powers. Although Magneto often gestures when using his magnetic powers, he can utilize them fully even when standing totally still merely by concentrating.
The Master of Magnetism Magneto usually protects himself with a personal forcefield that he can quickly expand to protect large areas. His forcefield has withstood the effects of multiple nuclear weapons, volcanic eruption, the depths of space and attacks from multiple Avengers or X-men, as well as Phoenix, Thor, and even Galactus (during the Secret Wars.) By concentrating Magneto can perceive the world around himself solely as patterns of magnetic and electrical energy. He can perceive the natural magnetic auras surrounding living beings, as well.
Although Magneto's primary power is magnetism, he seems to have some ability to project or manipulate any form of energy that is related to the electromagnetic spectrum. He can fire and absorb bolts of electricity and magnetic force, reverse lasers and other forms of radiation or energy, create enough intense heat as infrared radiation to destroy a metal door, and become invisible by deflecting visible light around his body. (He has also dispersed a "flame cage" created by the original Human Torch, but whether he had simply expanded his personal force field or employed something else entirely is unclear.) In both Excalibur (vol. 3) and the possible future of X-Men: The End, Magneto uses his powers to create a traversable wormhole between two points in space.
Magneto is also capable of flight for very long distances and at varying speeds by use of malipulating the electromagnetic particles around him. With his electro-magnetic force field active, he can attain flight in outer-space as well.
A mastermind, Magneto is a genius within various scientific fields. He is an expert on genetic manipulation and engineering, with knowledge far beyond that of contemporary science. His control is so great that he can manipulate the iron in someone's blood, mutate humans in order to give them superhuman powers, causing them to sleep or instill genetic mind-control, create adult clones of human beings, and then manipulate the genetic structures of these clones during their development. He has designed magnetically-powered skycraft and spacecraft, complex robots and computers, and magnetically-powered generators. He has created artificial living beings, space stations, and machines that nullify mutant powers within a radius of several miles.
Magneto is a skilled strategist and hand-to-hand combatant. While he has no true psionic disciplines to speak of, he has been able to successfully fight off telepathic attacks from Professor Xavier, Jean Grey, and Psylocke through sheer force of will.
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