Background information
Origin Giant-Size X-Men #1 - Deadly Genesis (1975)
Hero information
Full name Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin
Alias Colossus, Juggernaut, Peter Rasputin, Peter Nicholas, The Proletarian, The Unstoppable Colossus
Occupation Adventurer, Former Artist, Superintendent, Farmer, Soviet Union, Former Member of X-Force, X-Men, Defenders, Excalibur, Phoenix Five and former student/teacher/resident at X-Mansion
Powers / Skills Invulnerably, Super-strength, Super stamina, Super durability, Super Endurance, metallic metamorphosis, Artistic skills Hand-to-hand combat.
Hobbies Painting, Gardening, Watching television, Casual sex, Listening to Neil Diamond music, Spending time with his sister Magik, Helping his friends
Goals Protect mutant and mankind
Family Grigory Efimovich Rasputin (great-grandfather, deceased), Elena (great-grandmother, deceased), Ivan Rasputin (great-grand uncle, deceased), Grigory Rasputin (grandfather, deceased), Nikolai Rasputin (father, deceased), Alexandra Rasputina (mother, deceased), Vladimir Rasputin (uncle, deceased), unidentified aunt & uncle (deceased), Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina (Magik, sister, deceased), Mikhail Rasputin (brother), Peter Jr. (son), Larissa Mishchenko (cousin, deceased), Konstantin (cousin, deceased), Klara (cousin, deceased), Dimitriy (cousin, deceased)
Friends / Allies Former Friends

X-Force, Defenders, Boom Boom, Iceman, Multiple Man, Namor, Caliban, Longshot, Archangel, Cluster, Cable, Bishop, Warpath, Thunderbird, Forge, Psylocke, Domino, Namor, Archangel, Banshee, Havok, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Excalibur, Phoenix Five/Force
Current Friends
Beast, X-Men, Nightcrawler, Magik, Callisto, Feral, Leech, Thornn, Charles Xavier, Storm, Jubilee, Shadow Cat, Karma, Marrow, Warlock, Blink, Husk, Deadpool, Gambit, Cypher, Wolfsbane, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, X-23, Moonstar, Wolverine, Magma, Cannonball, Rogue, Pixie, New Mutants, Lockheed, Moonstar Cadre, Marvel Superheroes

Enemies Brotherhood of Mutants, Mikhail Rasputin, Omega Red, Madame Viper, Spiral, Masque, Marauders, Acolytes, Hellfire Club, Mojo, Horsemen of Apocalypse, Toad, Magneto, Reavers, Blob, Selene Gallio, Pyro, Demons, Mojo, Mr. Sinister, Mystique, Apocalypse, Spiral, Marvel Supervillans
Type of Hero Superhero, Mutant, Protector

Then comrades, let us end this battle - once and for all!
~ Colossus

Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin, code named Colossus, and often going by the Americanized name Peter Rasputin, is a character from Marvel's X-Men comics. He is of Russian heritage and is the brother of the magic-based heroine Magik as well as the villainous Mikhael Rasputin. Despite his mutant abilities of superhuman strength and organic-steel skin he is actually a kind and gentle figure who is a talented artist.


The Rasputin family lived in Russia and of a long line of farmers in. By tradition Piotr, his sister, Illyana and his brother, Mikhail, all worked on their family farm through-out their childhood. Piotr came into his mutant powers during his teenage years like most mutants and his brother and sister were quickly revealed to be mutants as well. Once they came to accept, though not necessarily understand their abilities the three siblings simply decided to ply their powers to their work for the family farm.

One day Piotr was visited by Charles Xavier, who had sensed him with her telepathic enhancement device called Cerebro. Xavier wished for Piotr to join him and the other X-Men in a mission they were undertaking on that side of the world to defeat the living island known as Krakoa. Piotr, once properly educated on the origin of his nature wished to help out and joined the X-Men. After the mission the X-Men offered Piotr a place to stay at the Xavier Institute, wishing to train in a safe and supportive environment Piotr agreed and took up the code name The Unstoppable Colossus on the team.

Piotr found it hard to adjust to live in the US at first, language, local costumes and bad feelings resulting from the cold-war all contributed to Colossus' feelings. Eventually Colossus became more Americanized and gained keen control over his powers until he could actively control his ability to shift his outer-skin into that of a living metal. As part of the X-Men's original team Colossus was essential for fights that required strength and durability, gladly taking -up the teams brute-force factor.


When the X-Men were called into fight the mad mutant Proteus, Professor Xavier's illegitimate son, the X-Men were forced into serious battle, for the mad Proteus wished to mentally enslave everyone. Proteus's warped view of the world and tragic background and being Xavier's son only made the situation one of the X-Men's grimiest foes, but with fates of so many people on the line and Proteus unwilling to back-down the X-Men were forced to use their full powers for the first time in their careers as super-heroes. Proteus had a weakness to being struck by metal and so Colossus's metal-bound strikes were considered essential in the fight and ultimately it would be Colossus that landed the killing blow on Proteus.

After the ordeal Colossus had a serious identity crisis, he had always used his powers to help people, never harm them. Killing someone, even a villain, with his powers lingered psychologically with Colossus and he took an extended sabbatical from the X-Men after the experience. Though Colossus would eventually rejoin the X-Men he swore that from that point on he would only use his powers to protect his team mates or harm non-living/thinking threats and never use his powers to take a life ever again.


I don't give my word... unless I mean to keep it.
~ Colossus
You ate breakfast, yes? Breakfast is the most important meal of day. Here protein bar good for bones. Deadpool may try to break yours.
~ Colossus in Deadpool film
This is a medical facility, alien. Housing a critically-ill patient at the moment you... you have crossed the line here!
~ Colossus
Why do fight Colossus little one?
~ Colossus in the animated series
You've been warned before Deadpool this is a shameful and reckless use of your powers. You will both be coming with us.
~ Colossus in Deadpool film
Wade Four or five moments four or five moments that's all it takes to become a hero. Every thinks it's a full time job. Wake up a hero. Brush your teeth. Go to a hero not true. Over a lifetime there are four or five moments that really matter. Moments when you're offered a chance to make a sacrifice, conquer a flaw, save a friend - spear an enemy. In these moments eveything falls way...
~ Colossus in Deadpool film
Then you will attempt it without the aid of magnetism... let us see how well you fight like a man!
~ Colossus in X-Men: Evolution
My name is Piotr Rasputin. Code name Colossus. I am an enemy of the state. I've come to turn my self in.
~ Colossus




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