Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin
Adventurer, former artist, superintendent, student, farmer
U.S.A. (naturalized), formerly Russian
Place of Birth
Ust-Ordynski Collective, near Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia
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)
College level courses taken at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, no degree
6'6"; (transformed) 7'5"
250 lbs., (transformed) 500 lbs.
Blue, (transformed) Silver
Colossus can transform his body tissue into an organic, steel-like substance that grants him superhuman strength and a high degree of imperviousness to injury. His armored form can withstand ballistic penetration as well as temperature extremes from 70º above absolute zero (-390º F) to approximately 9000º F. Colossus cannot become partially or selectively armored; his body is either entirely converted, or not at all. Even his eyes become steel-like.
Through an act of will, Colossus can transform virtually instantaneously into his armored state, and can remain in that form for an as yet undetermined amount of time. Once in his armored form, Colossus remains so until he consciously wills himself back to normal. If he is rendered unconscious, however, he spontaneously reverts to his normal form. In his armored state, Colossus retains his normal human mobility, though his endurance and speed are enhanced. He does not need to breathe while transformed, but it is believed that he could not survive for long in a vacuum.
Colossus is talented in drawing and painting.
As you can see by the "Known Relatives" section above, Colossus is a decedent of the Rasputin from Russian history.
Colossus actually becomes romantically involved with Kitty Pryde (a.k.a. Shadowcat). You can check out more information on her if you click on her name above, but you might remember her from all of the X-Men movies. She didn't have a major role until the third movie, X-Men: The Last Stand. (She's the one that can run through walls.)
After seeing just a quick cameo of Colossus in X2, and when they didn't develop his character anymore in that movie, it drove me insane! But I'm glad that they had him as a bigger character in the third movie, X-Men: The Last Stand. I thought that they did a great job with Colossus in that movie!
Here's an interesting fact that might spark your interest to read a little bit more about Colossus...he actually dies at one point, but that's not the end of him. To learn how this happend, or if you would like to just learn more about Colossus, click on the following link, http://www.marvel.com/universe/Colossus_(Piotr_Rasputin).