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Joseph

Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Adventurer
Other Aliases: None known
Legal Status: Unrevealed
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Known Relatives: Magneto (Joseph was his clone)
Base of Operations: The Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York State
Group Affiliation: X-Men
First Appearance: X-MEN (first series) #327

History: The villain known as Holocaust rampaged through Avalon in an attempt to kill Magneto and his followers. Avalon was destroyed, and Magneto, still comatose, was saved by then-Acolyte and former X-Man Colossus, who used an escape pod to crash to Earth. Ultimately, however, Magneto's body was lost. Magneto was recovered and restored to health by his first recruit for his Brotherhood many years ago, Astra. Astra also created a clone of Magneto in order to have it kill him, but Magneto escaped, and the clone was lost, amnesiac

The clone was found, sick with fever, by small children who belonged to the Holy Sepulchre Orphanage in Guatemala. Sister Maria de la Joya of the orphanage nursed him back to health, but he proved to have no memory of his past. One of the orphans who had found him, Migdalia, gave him the name Joseph. Over the following months Joseph displayed the superhuman ability to manipulate magnetic forces. Sister Maria suspected he might be the mutant terrorist Magneto, who had recently vanished, despite the fact that Joseph seemed to be in his twenties, making him younger than Magneto had been. However, she was willing to give him a second chance in life.

At one point criminals captured Sister Maria and the children in order to force Joseph to aid them in fighting law enforcement agencies. In rescuing the hostages Joseph slaughtered their captors. The children, who had grown to love Joseph, were horrified, and he knew he had to leave. Sister Maria told him about the team of mutant adventurers called the X-Men, and Joseph left for the United States to seek help from them.

The X-Men believed Joseph to be an amnesiac Magneto but nonetheless allowed him to join their team. Like Magneto, Joseph has grown quite close to team member Rogue. Joseph's subsequent encounter with Magneto's former minions, the Acolytes, convinced him that he had indeed been Magneto.

However, recently Magneto has reappeared and made another bid for political power by creating another Earth-wide electromagnetic pulse and then merge with the so-called magnetosphere to gain ultimate power. The X-Men, Joseph and Astra confronted Magnteo, and Joseph sacrificed himself to stop Magneto's schemes, an action which left Magneto without his powers.

Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 190 lbs.
Eyes: Blue-grey
Hair: White
Other distinguishing features: Joseph's physical appearance is identical to that of Magneto in his early twenties.

Strength Level: Joseph can use his magnetic powers to increase his physical strength up through Class 100 (the ability to lift over 100 tons)

Known Superhuman Powers: Ability to control magnetism and other related forces. The fact that he is Magneto's clone his powers should have also worked in the same manner that Magneto's did.

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