X-Men: First Class
Erik has strong posture, lean muscle, and sharp masculine features. His hair is most often side slicked, and his eyes radiate with intensity that tells a tale of guilt and tragedy. By default, he is most often seen with a grim expression on his face, but when he reveals his bright smile, it is generally sincere.
Erik is in his early-thirties.
|Duty||D8||The students will look to me for answers.|
|Glory||D4||This is not about recognition.|
|Justice||D6||All who have caused suffering will face retribution.|
|Love||D4||I buried my heart long ago.|
|Power||D8||Our mutations are what makes us better.|
|Truth||D12||Mutants and humans will never co-exist peacefully.|
|Charles||D10||We will do this together.|
|Koah||D6||This one has potential.|
|Magnus||D4||He’s hiding something.|
|Dekker||D6||A mutant with training, a rare breed…|
|Jimmy||D4||This one lacks confidence.|
|Raven||D6||She’s good. I could make her great.|
|Warren Worthington III||D6||Like father, like son.|
|Student Body||D10||Combat, Medical|
|Hellfire Club NY||D8||Business, Menace|
|Emma Frost||D4||Psych, Business|
|Master of Magnetism|
|Magnetic Supremacy||D12||Superhuman Durability||D10||Flight||D8||Enhanced Stamina||D8|
|SFX:||Area Attack||Against multiple targets, for each additional target add a d6 and keep an additional effect die…|
|SFX:||Invulnerable||Against multiple targets, for each additional target add a d6 and keep an additional effect die…|
|Limit:||Mutant||Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Complications and tech.|
|Limit:||Guilt||Step up emotional stress inflicted by moral or religious dilemmas to gain 1 pp.|
|Menace Expert||D8||Combat Expert||D8||Tech Expert||D8||Science Expert||D8|
|On a Mission||D8|
|Not Born Yesterday||D8|
The man known as Erik Lehnsherr was born Max Eisenherdt, born to a Jewish Family in Nazi Germany. He attended grade school in Nuremberg Germany, where he would go on to win a javelin tournament. Given his unlikely build, the young Max was accused of cheating, beaten and thrown from the school.
Within six months, Max’s family were thrown from their home. His father was beaten to death. Max and his uncle fled Nuremberg to Warsaw, where they became trapped in a poverty prison. It was only a short time before Max was split from his uncle, and brought to Auschwitz.
It was here that he would reconnect with Magda, his grade school crush from Nuremberg. Magda was a gypsy, and the two made a lot of difficult choices to avoid the gas chamber. These choices continue to haunt Erik through reoccurring nightmares. Eventually, Max and Magda positioned themselves into an opportunity to escape, and quickly took it. They fled the camp just a day before Magda was scheduled to be gassed.
Max and Magda fled to the Soviety city of Vinnitsa, where the young teens exchanged vows of matrimony. The Great War was nearing an end, and it seemed like Max and Magda had survived the worst of what life would throw at them., but it couldn’t be further from the truth. One day while working, Max wound up in a heated argument with his boss. His powers activated for the first time since grade school, and he buried a wrench in the wall, just inches away from his manager’s head. Realizing that he drew unwanted intention, he started back home by foot.
Max returned from his job to find the hotel he was staying at in shambles, and Magda missing. It didn’t take long for Max to learn of Magda’s imprisonment. Max spent every waking hour training his power in a hope to soon free Magda. But before the year was through, he had learned of Magda’s death by way of infection. Max took revenge by collapsing the prison complex, killing everyone inside. He turned his attention back to his former captives, hunting down and brutally murdering every former Nazi officer he could find, that evaded war crimes.
Max’s nightmares became worse, to the point of collapsing just moments before killing his next target. He was found by a nurse and taken to clinic. After recovering, Max restarted life as Erik Lehnsherr, seeking to aid the Jewish survivors. After volunteering with Charles Xavier, he shifted his passion to the mutant cause.