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The helmet Magneto wears may be what contributes to his ability to resist all but the strongest or most unexpected of telepathic attacks, achieved due to technology wired into the helmet itself.

Capabilities

  • Telepathic Resistance/Immunity: The helmet protects its wearer from all but the strongest or most unexpected of telepathic attacks. This is achieved due to technology wired into the helmet itself.

Alternate Reality Versions

Image Description Issue
Ultimate X-Men Vol 1 6 Textless In the Ultimate Universe, Magneto's helmet protects him against psionic attacks. Quicksilver later copied the blueprints to mass produce it and sell it at the height of anti-Mutant hysteria after the Ultimatum event. A father was wearing a copy so he could murder his telepathic daughter in her sleep without either her or Jean Grey being alerted. Ultimate X-Men #1
Enrique (Earth-311) 0002 On Earth-311, the Grand Inquisitor's helmet was given to him by Carlos Javier. The helmet made it impossible for Javier to read his thoughts. Marvel 1602 #1
Erik Lehnsherr (Earth-10005) from X-Men The Last Stand 0001 On Earth-10005, Magneto's helmet protects him against psionic attacks. In this reality, Magneto acquired the helmet after killing Sebastian Shaw. This helmet was made by the Soviet Union for Sebastian Shaw. X-Men (film)





Notes

Magneto may be able to create his signature helmet by manipulating any metal into the shape, this can be assumed as despite the helmet being destroyed or taken from his possession Magneto always has another.


Trivia

  • The idea of his helmet protecting him from telepathic intrusion was the explanation given in the X-Men film series (Earth-10005) and Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610).
  • When Magneto appeared to have been killed during the Mega Sentinels attack on Genosha, his helmet become a iconic symbol on the Che Guevara-like t-shirts and posters which depicted him as a martyr of the mutant cause.


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