Colossus II

Colossus II for Champions

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-     
 4     Crush     
 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,
        harsh,appear 11-
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.

Uncanny X-Men #164 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 Collective.

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 X-Men #1).

Incredible Hulk #279 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 conditions.

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

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    Authored on Amiga.