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If I Pass This Way Again – Did Magneto Seriously Intentionally Let His Daughter Die?

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If I Pass This Way Again – Did Magneto Seriously Intentionally Let His Daughter Die?

Every installment of this feature is about odd comic book plot points that were rarely (sometimes NEVER!) mentioned again after they were first introduced.

Today we look at a very odd Magneto moment, from his brief return to outright villainy in the late 1980s…

The first time that we learned that Magneto was married after World War II occurred in Avengers #186 (by Mark Gruenwald, Steven Grant, David Michelinie, John Byrne and Dan Green), where Quicksilver learned of his and Scarlet Witch’s mother, Magda…

Around the same time, in X-Men #125 (by Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin), we got the separate piece of information that Magneto was, indeed, Magda’s unnamed husband (this was a great piece of subtle writing that Marvel then decided they needed to make explicit a few years later)…

Okay, so anyhow, in 1987’s Classic X-Men #12 (I forgot how long this went unexplained – this is practically a candidate for Provide Some Answers), we learn what happened with Magda and Magneto and tragically, how it involved the death of their daughter…

Sad. That story ended with Magneto then saving a pair of humans from a fire. Anyhow, the “Magneto is a villain!” contingent at Marvel had seemingly gotten their way by 1989, so in X-Factor Annual #4 (by Ralph Macchio and John Byrne), the events of Classic X-Men #12 were revisited. Go to the next page to find out…

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