Real name: Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin Other known aliases: Peter Nicholas, Prolertarian. Occupation: Hero and adventurer, former artist and farmer. Current group affiliation: He was a member of the X-Men when he died. Past group affiliations: Secret Wars Heroes, Excalibur, Acolytes of Magneto. Major enemies: Magneto, Shadow King, Juggernaut, Sentinels. First appearance: Giant-Size X-Men #1 Origin: Uncanny X-Men #122 Description: Peter is an exceptionally large and powerful man standing 6'7'' tall and weighing 275 lbs. He has black hair and blue eyes. In his armored form he stands 7'5'' and weighs 500 lbs. has silver skin and solid silver eyes.
16/60 STR 6
18 DEX 24
20/29 CON 20
13/14 BODY 6
13 INT 3
18 EGO 16
20 PRE 10
18 COM 4
8/16 PD 5
8/10 ED 4
4 SPD 12
7/17 REC 0
40/58 END 0
31/57 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 110
Powers, Skills and Equipment
12 +9 CON,Linked(-1/2),"to Armor"
10 EC (13),"Man of steel.",Only In Hero ID(-1/4)
16a) 11/11 Armor
11b) Life Support,doesn't breathe,doesn't eat/sleep/excrete,safe
in vacuum/pressure,safe in radiation,safe in heat/cold,
immune to disease
10 1 LVLS Growth (stats already included),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
5 9 Mental Defense
4 8" Running 2
31 +39 STR,Only In Hero ID(-1/4) 4
3 Acrobatics 13-
3 Flying Tackle
4 KS: Art 13-,(INT based)
3 Lang: English,fluent w/accent
0 Lang: Russian,native
16 2 Levels,all combat
4 PS: Artist 13-,(INT based)
3 Martial Throw
1 TF,Other Air Vehicles
Powers Cost: 140
Base Points: 100
10 Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
15 Distinctive,"Metal hero ID.",easily concealable,extreme
25 Hunted,"by various mutant haters and villians.",as powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 14-
10 Physical Lim,"Big and heavy in hero ID.",infrequently,
5 Psych Lim,"Appreciates beauty.",uncommon,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"In love with Shadowcat/Calisto/Rogue.",common,
15 Psych Lim,"Protects the innocent.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
15 Rep,"Armored mutant hero.",occur 11-,extreme reputation
15 Secret ID,"Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin"
10 Watched,"by Professor X",as powerful,non-combat influence,
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion: The two sets of Characteristics represent Peter in his human and armored form.
History: Piotr Rasputin was born on the Soviet collective farm called
the Ust-Ordynski Collective near Lake Baikal in Siberia. His
superhuman powers emerged in adolescence. At first, Rasputin was
content simply to use these powers to aid the other people of the
However, Rasputin was contacted by Professor Charles Xavier,
founder of the X-Men, when Xavier was organizing a new team of mutant
X-Men to help him rescue the original X-Men from the sentient island
Krakoa. Rasputin agreed to leave the farm
community in which he was born and raised to go to America with
Xavier. Xavier gave Rasputin the code name Colossus II and Rasputin
aided Xavier's other new recruits in their battle against Krakoa.
After the battle was won, Rasputin remained in the United States with
the new X-Men while the rest of his family stayed on the farm (Giant-Size
Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including Colossus (Incredible Hulk #279).
Colossus was among the superhumans who were invited to take on the Champion of the Universe in a fighting contest at Madison Square Garden. Sadly the referee stopped the fight in the first round when Colossus took such a severe beating he couldn't defend himself (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).
Rasputin's family always remained in his thoughts. Shortly
thereafter a woman known as Miss Locke kidnapped many of the X-Men's
loved ones to use as hostages in order to force the X-Men to aid her
in freeing her employer, Arcade, from captivity by one of Doctor
Doom's robots. Among her captives was Colossus II's younger sister
Illyana, whom Locke had somehow kidnapped from the Siberian
collective farm and transported to the United States. The X-Men freed
Illyana from captivity, and she went to live with her brother Piotr
(known as Peter in America) at Xavier's mansion. Due to her later
captivity in a dimension known as Limbo where she spent years while
only mere moments elapsed on Earth, Illyana became the adolescent
sorceress known as Magik.
After Illyana was returned to her true Earth age, Colossus II
thought it would be better for Illyana if she went back to live with
their parents. Sadly, her parents were slain and she was kidnapped by
a mutant known as the Soul Skinner who hoped to genetically evolve
Illyana to the point where she would have the use of her powers
again. Colossus II, with the help of the X-Men, saved Illyana and
brought her back to the mansion.
Later, Illyana became the first tragic victim to be infected with
the Legacy virus and die from it. The deaths of his immediate family
caused Colossus II to rethink his position with the X-Men and join
Magneto and his Acolytes, who had offered him an alternative to the
X-Men's way of fighting and living.
His stay with Magneto was not long once he realized that Avalon
was not the place for him, either. He left in search of the only
person he felt truly cared for him, his former love and teammate
Shadowcat, now a member of Excalibur.
Colossus II traveled to England, where he found Kitty in the arms of her
new love, Pete Wisdom. Colossus II, enraged, attacked Wisdom, and
although the battle was short-lived, they both sustained minor
injuries. When Excalibur dissolved he went back to the X-Men.
Life for Colossus II came to a heroic end when his fellow X-Man, the Beast, discovered a cure for the Legacy virus. Although the cure would work, the cure had to be taken by a mutant and would kill them when they activated their mutant powers to release it. Although the Beast vowed to discover a non-lethal cure, Colossus II took matters in his own hands and injected himself with it and activated his powers, he died almost instantly. His body was cremated and given to Shadowcat, who released his ashes where he grew up in Russia.
Note: In the alternate time line depicted in New Warriors #11 to #13
Peter was a member of the mutant underground lead by Magneto.
Powers: Peter is a mutant with the superhuman
ability to convert the tissue of his entire body into an organic
steel-like substance, granting him superhuman strength and a high
degree of resistance to bodily harm. This substance, resembling
organic steel, is of unknown composition but appears to be analogous
to osmium and to carbon steel. He is able to transform into this
armor-like state at will (the process is virtually instantaneous) and
remain in that form for an as yet undetermined amount of time. Once in his
armored form he remains so until he consciously
wills himself back to normal. While in his armored
state, Colossus II possesses the same degree of mobility that he does in
his normal form.
The process by which Colossus II transforms himself to armored form
and back (including his gain of additional mass from an unknown,
perhaps extra-dimensional, source) remains unknown. Colossus II cannot
become partially or selectively armored; his body is either entirely
converted or not. Even his eyes become steel-like; his eyeballs can
withstand and deflect the impact of a .45 caliber bullet.
In his armored form Colossus II is highly resistant to most forms of
bodily harm. His armor is capable of withstanding ballistic
penetration, including that of a 110 millimeter Howitzer shell. He
could survive a collision with a loaded, one-ton flat bed truck at 100
miles per hour or an explosion of 450 pounds of TNT. He can survive
extremes of temperature from 70 degrees above absolute zero (-390
degrees Fahrenheit) to approximately 9000 Fahrenheit. However, it is
theorized that above the latter temperature, his armored form would
begin to melt. Colossus II's armored form cannot rust under normal Earth
Colossus II is in unusually fine physical health, permitting the
transition back and forth from his normal organic flesh state to his
armored form to occur with minimal stress on his system. His normal
lungs are capable of holding his breath for 3.6 minutes. In the past
he has exhibited a minimal or nonexistent need to breathe while in
his armored state. However, it is believed that he could not survive
for long in a vacuum. His endurance and speed are somewhat greater in
his armored form.
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Character created by Marvel Comics.
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Last Updated - September, 2001