Brotherhood

Overview

The Brotherhood is an underground fighting force first drawn together by Magneto over a decade ago, which revolves around the core belief that mutantkind is the next step in evolution. Its primary purposes are to prove this belief, and to redress the wrongs done to mutants wherever and whenever they may arise: often preemptively, and almost always violently. To be part of the Brotherhood is to be part of a militant guerilla force dedicated to the protection of mutantkind, and the proactive pursuit of its enemies.

Obviously, the faction is vehemently and violently against registration, and no one who even considers it will be suffered in the ranks.

History

Begun in 2006 by Magneto around a small seed group which included his own twin children, the Brotherhood has since grown into a household name for the idea of "mutant terrorism." Beginning with an attack on a missile base in 2006, the Brotherhood has engaged in extremely public acts of terrorism for the past twelve years, up to and including violent raids on the facilities of anti-mutant research facilities, and an attempt on the life of Senator Robert Kelly.

Their past actions have caused the media to paint the Brotherhood as dangerous "super-terrorists," and most people share this view. Some, however, view them as underdogs with an understandable anger, and many mutants — who feel powerless and subjugated in a world that is against them — view them as outright heroes.

Ever since the Chitauri Invasion event in 2015, Magneto has been missing. This struck a considerable blow against the organization, which has historically been managed by the Master of Magnetism with a heavy and controlling hand. His twin children have kept the organization together by seizing the helm, though there was an undeniable initial slowdown in the activities of the organization through 2016 and 2017.

Come 2018, however, the Brotherhood has started to become active again, culminating in a public attempt on Iron Man's life for being the first superhero to publicly register under the New York registration act. If nothing else, it is an indication the children intend to carry on where the father left off.

Members

{$page} Pietro Maximoff
Quicksilver. Current leader of the Brotherhood, along with his twin Wanda, having taken over after Magneto vanished in 2015.
{$page} Wanda Maximoff
The Scarlet Witch. Current leader of the Brotherhood, along with her twin Pietro, having taken over after Magneto vanished in 2015.
{$page} Joanna Cargill
Frenzy. The Bruiser of the Brotherhood and the Twins' lieutenant.
{$page} Tabitha Smith
Boom-Boom. The Brotherhood's demolitions and style expert.
{$page} Lillian Lee
Neutron. The Brotherhood's own star-child.

How to Join

If you are a mutant and your beliefs align with the Brotherhood, those are all the qualifications that are needed.

There are few concrete rules save a demand of obedience to the cause, a determination to further the interests of mutantkind however possible, and an expectation of loyalty to one's brothers and sisters within the ranks.

The tenets of the Brotherhood can be simply summarized:

1) You cannot work within the system, because it is created by humans and thereby inherently set against you;
2) Therefore, do whatever necessary to protect mutantkind, up to and including the preemptive elimination of potential threats.

On an OOC level, it is helpful to be aware that this is a villain faction, and will always be! There will not be as many opportunities for regular or social RP as there might be in other factions.

Additional Information

RIVALRIES

  • X-Men: The Brotherhood and X-Men have clashed many times over the past twelve years. On very rare occasions, they have even cooperated against an even greater threat. Many of the older members know one another by name, and there is sometimes crossover between the ranks as people waver ideologically over the years.

RP Logs & Cutscenes

Brotherhood News & Rumors

The Brotherhood of Mutants
Scars are far more vivid reminders than memories.
"Scars are far more vivid reminders than memories."
IC Details
Leader(s): Quicksilver Scarlet Witch
Faction Type: Villain
Scope: National
Headquarters: New York City
Established: 2006
Status: Active
Sub-Factions: None
OOC Details
OOC Contact: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch
Coded Faction: Yes
Open: Yes
Wiki Tag: brotherhood
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