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Real name: Unrevealed
Other aliases: None known
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Adventurer
Legal status: Unrevealed
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
First appearance: 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).
However, recently Magneto has reappeared, and so the question of the true identity and origin of Joseph remains unresolved.

Height: 6'2"
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.
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