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Real Name
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Piotr Rasputin
Current Alias
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Aliases
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Phoenix

Identity
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Alignment
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Affiliation
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Relatives
Illyana Rasputina (sister)
Mikhail Rasputin (brother)
Kitty Pryde (girlfriend)

Universe
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Base Of Operations
Utopia Island

Characteristics
Gender
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Height
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Weight
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250 lbs (114 kg) (normal);
500 lbs (228kg) (armored)

Eyes
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Blue, (normal);
Silver (armored)

Hair
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Unusual Features
The tattoo "Катя" on his chest (Russian form of Kitty's name)

Status
Citizenship
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Marital Status
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Occupation
Adventurer, artist, mutant activist, painter, student

Education
College level courses at Xavier's, no degree

Origin
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Mutant


First appearance

Mutant and Proud!
(as Colossus)
Phoenix Five
(as Phoenix)


History


Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin (Russian: Пётр "Питер" Николаевич Распутин) was born on the Soviet collective farm, called the Ust-Ordynski Collective, near Lake Baikal in Siberia. Piotr loved his brother, the famous cosmonaut Mikhail Rasputin, and his younger sister, Illyana Rasputin and would pass the time drawing or painting, as he was also a great artist. Piotr's superhuman powers emerged in adolescence. At first, Rasputin was content simply to use these powers to aid the other people of the Collective.

X-Men

However, Rasputin was contacted by Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men, to join Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters as a student. He then decided to join the Utopia Division along with his girlfriend Kitty Pryde


Powers and Abilities

Powers

Colossus is a mutant

Organic Steel Transformation: Colossus is a mutant with the superhuman ability to convert the tissue of his entire body into an organic steel-like substance. This substance resembling 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. (The longest time he has remained in armored form by choice so far has been five days). Once in his armored form he remains so until he consciously wills himself back to normal. If he is rendered unconscious, however, he spontaneously reverts to his normal form.

While in the armored state, Colossus possesses the same degree of mobility that he does in his normal form. The conversion from flesh and bone to organic steel is accomplished by a psionic whole-brain interface with an ionic form of osmium, an extremely dense metal, located in another dimension. In willing the act of transformation, Colossus actually exchanges osmium atoms for his carbon atoms. The psionic interface with the other dimension re-creates all of Colossus's body in functionally similar organic ionic-osmium materials. The process by which Colossus gains additional mass from an unknown, perhaps extra-dimensional, force remains unknown. Colossus cannot become partially or selectively armored; his body is either entirely converted or not.

  • Superhuman Strength: After transforming into his armored state, Colossus possesses vast superhuman strength. As a teenager, he was sufficiently strong enough to be listed as a class 70. However, as a fully mature adult, his strength has increased to the point that he is listed at exactly class 100.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Also, while in armored form, Colossus' musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins than the musculature of a normal human. At his peak, he can physically exert himself at peak capacity for several days before the build up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him.
  • Superhuman Durability: In his armored form Colossus is invulnerable to most forms of bodily harm. His armor is capable of withstanding ballistic penetration, including that of a 155 millimeter Howitzer shell. He can survive extremes of temperature from 70 degrees above absolute zero (-390 degrees Fahrenheit) to approximately 9000 degrees Fahrenheit. He can survive a collision with a loaded, ten-ton flatbed truck at 100 miles per hour or an explosion of 4500 pounds of TNT. He can also survive falls from great heights while in his armored body.

Abilities

Skilled Painter: Piotr is a highly skilled artist.

Expert Combatant: Even though Piotr has a gentle demeanor and personality, he is a skilled hand to hand combatant, having received some training.


Strength level

Exactly class 100. Formerly class 70. Also even without transforming into his metal form Piotr possesses the strength of a human of similar age and build who engages in regular extensive exercise, as a result he can lift up to twice his body weight . Piotr can press lift 700 lbs in his normal form.

Weaknesses

Just like all metal in the Marvel universe, Colossus's metal skin is vulnerable to the anti-metal Vibranium. Colossus instinctively turns back into his normal form when he comes into contact with something made of Vibranium. He can also be damaged when he is attacked by something made from or bonded with a stronger material (e.g. Wolverine's Adamantium bonded claws).


Paraphernalia

Equipment: None known.
Transportation: X-Men Blackbird, Magik
Weapons: None known.


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