Which team would you choose to be? Whose side would you be with? And who you think was right all along? Lets face it....we all wish to have power...we all have a favorite character...especially dressing like one too. And to even awaken in the Marvel world is one of our dreams. I wouldn't say who's side I will choose because THIS is so obvious just...by writing it. But before we get to choose let me have a little memo of why the X-Men collaborate with each other on saving human kind whereas Magneto's conspiracy is to destroy them in order to save his kind (including the X-Men). Ever since the beginning...his primary concern was to protect mutantkind from the genocide his own people suffered. While Prof-X doesn't value one group more than the other. I think the best definition of Magneto's belief is in the book of...God Loves Man Kills. In order to understand you must read this book. Why? Because is the best answer you can get from Magneto's madness toward humanity (beside Anya's death).
There were a time when Cyclops was right, Prof-X was right, the X-Men was right and all seemed to follow Prof-X's dream...and all because he just want harmony among everyone. However, after so many stories going on, after everything X-Men did, they are still the enemy in humanity's fearful eyes. I came to an understanding that Magneto is clearly in the right and Xavier's X-Men are a bunch of dupes. Magneto theory is always payback time. Yes, payback is nice and it makes you feel good...but that doesn't solve anything and that's the X-Men philosophy. I would be on Prof-X's team since all he wants is equality...where Magneto sometimes wants war or segregation which down the road would start a war. But his reason for this is that there's no such thing as equality when you have super powers and the other party doesn't. People are different, some are better than others with more gifts than others and THAT'S where the problem heated up. Where all the prejudice, racist, hates, jealousy, bitterness (and so on), had begun, where fears on both side grew. Some people might say "Magneto was so right in First Class" In Magneto's belief...mutants will never live in a world where everyone respects them and their lives are nothing but sunshine and unicorns. While Prof-X's dream is nothing, but a dream of hope.
Despite who you or I might choose...I actually see both perspectives. Like Prof-X side with trying to create peace, but I can also see Magneto's perspective and I actually see why he is the way he is (I wouldn't ask him WHY since to ask WHY is like entering into a crazy spot...lol). And before you grab at my throat listen to what I have to say. Imagine that you lost your family and had to go through something worse than death just because of who you are? And after what happened, you try to live a better life, but you still have to deal with prejudice just because of who you are. And because of who you are...you have to stand with your head erect just to show...who you are. And all I ask is this...if you've gone through all that and you were able to deal with it no matter how extreme and at any cost...would you? Think about it. And I know I'll probably get angry replies, but looking at both the X-Men and Magneto...I think Magneto would have my sympathy. If not, as said, my loyalty or overwhelming support. This is the reason why the Acolytes believed in his cost. Magneto is mutant and proud...and if I was one...I would too.
My question is...what would you do if you see your kind getting diminished by humans? What if you choose to be in combination of both...Magneto and Prof-X (or even Cyclops) in tolerance and freedom...the liberal ideals? Who you think was right all along anyway?
This is an example of what humans would do just for being different. And why Magneto is the way he is...and why I think he was right.
Yup...Magneto was right all along.