Real name: Unrevealed
Other aliases: None known
Place of birth: Unrevealed
Marital status: Unrevealed
Known relatives: None
Base of operations:
The Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York State
Group affiliation: X-Men
X-MEN (first series) #327
History: The mutant known as Joseph 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 (see Magneto). 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 (see X-Men).
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 (see Rogue). Joseph's subsequent encounter
with Magneto's former minions, the Acolytes, convinced him that he had indeed been Magneto (see Acolytes).
Magneto has reappeared, and so the question of the true identity and origin of Joseph remains unresolved.
Weight: 190 lbs.
Other distinguishing features: Joseph's physical appearance
is identical to that of Magneto in his early twenties.
Stength 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