Every X-Men ranked from weakest to strongest

Good or bad, there are X-Men with incredible powers and abilities out there, but there can only be one to take the number one spot.

akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.
akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /
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11. Magneto

Magneto, the master of magnetism and a figure whose very name conjures up images of flying metal and epic showdowns, finds himself at the number 11 spot among the strongest X-Men movie characters.

I am also not happy about placing him there, since Magneto's powers are undeniably impressive - the man can lift stadiums, control seemingly limitless amounts of metal, and fashion helmets that block telepathic snooping and make you look good while at it. So, why isn't he perched higher on the list? Well, it's a bit like being the best hammer in a toolbox - if everything looks like a nail, you're golden, but the X-Men universe is brimming with problems that can't be solved by simply throwing more metal at them.

Also, Magneto's strength, while formidable, is somewhat eclipsed by the versatility and sheer power of those ranked above him. Characters who wield reality-warping abilities, time manipulation, or telepathy on a global scale offer a glimpse into why Magneto, despite his awe-inspiring control over anything metallic, doesn't quite crack the top ten. It's not for lack of trying, though. Our magnetic friend has shown time and again that within his specific domain, he is a force to be reckoned with, bending the very Earth's metal core to his will if he so desires. However, in the grand scheme of things, his powers, while spectacular, offer a narrower utility compared to the Swiss army knives of mutant abilities that some of his peers boast.

In the X-Men cinematic universe, where cosmic entities and telepaths play in the big leagues, Magneto's metal-bending antics, as visually stunning and strategically useful as they are, place him firmly in the "incredibly powerful, but not quite the top tier" category.