X-men: First Class explains how the fierce feud between Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr) and Professor X (Charles Xavier) formed, which we are all familiar with in the earlier X-men films. Charles and Erik unite and share common interests to destroy Sebastian Shaw. Erik’s motive started when he was younger and his mother was butchered in front of his very eyes by the Nazi regime. Charles’ motives are far different as he strives to bring peace by helping the government overturn the corruption that Shaw inflicts. However, as Sebastian attempts to start WW3, Charles must assemble and train other mutants to rise up and stop Shaw’s mutant clan.