Later, Magneto causes storms and earthquakes around the globe. He also planned for global flooding, calling part of his plan the "Ark Project."Originally Posted by Ultimate X-Men #30
Magneto's plan is the same in both books - worldwide destruction caused by manipulation of the Earth's poles. In both books he compares himself to God, referencing the book of Genesis. Both stories take place from his floating citadel, which he was not in the last time he was seen before Ultimatum (UXM #79). Sure, that place could arguably have been the same citadel, but there's still no explanation from Loeb as to why it was back (though, that's hardly a glaring issue compared to the rest in Ultimatum). The confrontation in both stories climaxes around a big throne room battle.Originally Posted by Ultimatum #1
Rip off, continuation, homage, whatever you want to call it, Loeb didn't come up with the idea, and it had already been used in an earlier story. Several of Magneto's plot beats come straight from Return of the King, only Millar didn't have him give up like a little girl.
I never said he didn't.He just wrote a bad story.