Potentially as powerful as Magneto?

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#1 Posted by MUTANT413 (486 posts) - - Show Bio

They both have control over electromagnetic energy. Is the only reason for Magneto's superiority his better intelligence and understanding of his powers? If Electro understood his powers as deeply as Magneto does, could he potentially be equally powerful?

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#2 Posted by Copy (8364 posts) - - Show Bio

More, so to speak. Electro can also shooting electric energy from his body which Magento can't do. So, yea it's possibility. Electro was considered Spider-an most powerful enemies, but his stupidity downgrades him greatly.

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#3 Posted by Slinger (5779 posts) - - Show Bio

Electro also comes with the added weakness of being easily shorted/grounded out. Spider-Man has beaten him a number of times before just by getting him wet. I don't think a bucket of water will do much to Magneto.

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#4 Posted by Copy (8364 posts) - - Show Bio

Just cause a powerful being has a weakness makes him weak? Tell that to Superman.

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#5 Posted by Slinger (5779 posts) - - Show Bio
Copy said:
"Just cause a powerful being has a weakness makes him weak? Tell that to Superman."
Because his weakness is easy to exploit makes him weak.
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#6 Posted by Copy (8364 posts) - - Show Bio

Have you read Superman and Batman? Kryptonite is all over the world. Plus, a lot of characters know magic.

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#7 Posted by Slinger (5779 posts) - - Show Bio
Copy said:
"Have you read Superman and Batman? Kryptonite is all over the world. Plus, a lot of characters know magic."
Water falls from the sky on a regular basis. It's absolutely no comparison to kryptonite or magic. Anyway, the comparison is to Magneto, who has no such weakness.
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#8 Posted by Alexander Anderson (4306 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, Electro has a lot of potential, but I wouldn't go so far as to put him in the same league as Magneto.  He could still be a serious powerhouse though if he wasn't a complete moron; Ultimate Electro is a good example of what he should be able to do.  Even though UltElec isn't a genius by any standard, he's still smart enough to realize the kind of devastation he can cause with his powers.  Hell, in the Ultimate Six arc he was going toe-to-toe with Thor for a while...

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#9 Posted by Korg (11351 posts) - - Show Bio

Not even close. What's Electro's greatest feat? The Raft breakout? Magneto almost reversed the polarity of the entire planet. He has disarmed nukes, sunk a sub, created wormholes and complex machinery, etc. Electro couldn't reach Magneto's elbow if he had 3 lifetimes to play with his powers.

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#10 Posted by Andferne (38281 posts) - - Show Bio
Korg said:
"Not even close. What's Electro's greatest feat? The Raft breakout? Magneto almost reversed the polarity of the entire planet. He has disarmed nukes, sunk a sub, created wormholes and complex machinery, etc. Electro couldn't reach Magneto's elbow if he had 3 lifetimes to play with his powers."
Agreed
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#11 Posted by Lunacyde (26211 posts) - - Show Bio

What he is saying is that if he mastered his powers and had Magneto's intellect he could probably accomplish similar feats.

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#12 Posted by Strafe Prower (13007 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he could.

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#13 Posted by vance_astro (90014 posts) - - Show Bio
Lunacyde said:
"What he is saying is that if he mastered his powers and had Magneto's intellect he could probably accomplish similar feats."
Even then Magneto would still be more powerful.
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#14 Edited by Korg (11351 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't we all read here?

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#15 Posted by chris thompson (875 posts) - - Show Bio
@Korg said:
" Not even close. What's Electro's greatest feat? The Raft breakout? Magneto almost reversed the polarity of the entire planet. He has disarmed nukes, sunk a sub, created wormholes and complex machinery, etc. Electro couldn't reach Magneto's elbow if he had 3 lifetimes to play with his powers. "
agreed.

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