Hand Size 4 (25)
Flinging (Humans), Martial Arts, Piloting
Body Transformation 16 – Limit: Can assume only a form of “organic steel” (Strength 18D) – Body Armor +4
Life Support 5 Limit: Transformation-linked; usable only when in steel form
Born on the Ust-Ordynski Collective in Russia, Piotr Rasputin grew up a dutiful son and a responsible worker on his family’s farm. His mutant abilities manifested when he rescued his younger sister Illyana from a runaway tractor. Soon after, Charles Xavier recruited him to join the second generation of X-Men, whose first mission was rescuing the previous team from the living island of Krakoa.
His tenure with the X-Men taught Rasputin how to control his powers and introduced him to many good friends and his long-time love, Kitty Pryde. It also pushed him into a life where he has lost many loved ones and discovered uncomfortable truths about his family, his brother, and his homeland.
After his sister died from the mutant-targeted Legacy Virus, Colossus sacrificed his own life in order to disseminate the cure. Denizens of the alien Breakworld secretly stole his body and resurrected him during their experimentation. His friends have only recently discovered that he is alive, after spending the last couple of years believing him dead.
Piotr Rasputin is a simple and caring soul often forced into violent situations. He is shy, trusting, and somewhat guileless, though capable of tremendous rage when he sees his friends hurt or innocents suffer. He is also selfless, bravely putting himself in harm’s way time and time again to protect those weaker than himself. He prefers to hide his deeper emotions behind a stoic exterior, although his artistic talents provide an outlet for his friends to appreciate.
Given the tumultuous events of the past few years, particularly his death and resurrection, he has an even greater appreciation for the fragile joys of love and life. As a result, he has recently resumed his one-time relationship with Kitty Pryde.
Abilities & Resources
Colossus possesses the ability to transform his body into a form of organic steel of immense density and toughness. This adds height to his already prodigious frame and more than doubles his weight. While in metal form he has tremendous superhuman strength and is almost invulnerable. Environmental conditions seem to have little effect in this form, though rapid shifts between extreme heat and cold can harm him. He neither appreciably tires nor needs to breathe, eat, or drink, until he returns to mere flesh. The presence of the “anti-metal” variation of Vibranium causes Colossus to revert to his human form.
As a member of the X-Men, Rasputin has received significant training in combat and teamwork. He normally
takes a front-line position in any team action and works especially well alongside Wolverine, with whom he has mastered the “Fastball Special,” which involves bodily throwing Wolverine at an opponent. Of course, he also has access to the vehicles, extensive facilities, and other resources of the team.