Originally Posted by Angamb
They arent enemies at all on the franchise. They are just friends with oposite opinions, and sometimes, their teams have to fight to protect what they believe.
to be friends. You know, before Magneto became an extremist terrorist and all. Apart from that they are both mutants who are pariahs in society which give them the obligation to protect each other and the rest of their species. If they were "friends" Magneto wouldn't have tried to sacrifice him in X2 or put him in a coma in X1.