The Brotherhood of Mutants is a radical metahuman faction and designated as a terrorist organization. It is helmed by Magneto, who exploits the Brotherhood's members to provide him with a steady supply of disaffected metahumans who he can coax into violence. The Brotherhood is divided into cells scattered all over the world. Some of them are merely common criminals who get into petty theft or vandalism. Others have conducted raids of government property and destroyed public buildings.