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Peter Rasputin, also known as Colossus, was a class 3 mutant who possessed the powers of metal mimicry, superhuman strength and durability. He was a former student of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, member of the X-Men and a member of the Free Mutants.

During the final days of the Sentinel Wars; Peter was killed by two Sentinels Mark X.


Early life

Peter Rasputin was born in 1986 during the Chernobyl disaster in Soviet-era Russia which caused a number of mutant infants to manifest their abilities at such an early age. He later immigrated to the United States and enrolled in Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.


Colossus was a student at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, he was sketching in the courtyard.

X2: X-Men United

When the X-Mansion was being attacked by Stryker's soldiers, Colossus used his metal body to stop the soldiers and attacked two of them, punching them through a wall and rescuing Siryn. He found Wolverine and said that he could help him but Wolverine told him to help the kids that were running away from the X-Mansion. So, Colossus led them out of the mansion to the forest using a secret passage.

After the events of Alkali Lake, Colossus returned to the Institute along with all the other students.

X-Men: The Last Stand

Colossus was in the Danger Room with the other students under Wolverine's teaching. The simulation is a fight with a Sentinel and Colossus is fighting to the side of Rogue. When the Sentinel attacks them, Rogue absorbs his powers and covers them both from the attack with her (temporal) steel body. When Wolverine has enough of the training, he calls him, referring at him as "Tin Man", and makes him throw him to the giant robot, decapitating it and so ending the simulation.

As an X-Men recruit and student, Colossus assisted at Xavier's funeral. After the ceremony, when Wolverine had come back from Magneto's base, he, along with Iceman and Kitty Pryde, joined his teachers in the fight at Alcatraz Island. During the battle, his power proved to be quite useful, since he was able to defeat every single opponent he faced. Eventually, he threw Wolverine at Magneto, making a distraction and permitting Beast to inject him with the cure.

After the battle, Colossus came back to the school with all the other students, the Institute run now by Storm.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Colossus, Iceman and Kitty Pryde met up with fellow survivors Bishop, Warpath, Blink and Sunspot. They formed a way to survive; Warpath detected a Sentinel group and alerted Kitty and Bishop. While the group fought off the Sentinels, Kitty sent Bishop's consciousness back a few days ago to warn them of the attack. This went on for a while as they travelled the world. During the opening battle Colossus managed to beat down one of the Sentinels and attacked another, only for his punch to be caught by the Sentinel and had his arm ripped off and then was killed by a curb stomp but the death was erased thanks to Kitty and Bishop.

They eventually met their old teachers Storm, Professor X, Magneto and Logan in China, where they decided to send Logan's consciousness back in time to change the past. Colossus waited outside with the other X-Men to wait for the Sentinels to come.

Warpath sensed twelve Sentinel ships approaching and the X-Men prepared to fight. Storm and Magneto took out most of the Sentinels, but some survived and began to fight viciously against the X-Men. Colossus, in his metal form, attempted to fight a Sentinel, but was overpowered by another and ripped in half by two Sentinels.

Character traits

Despite Peter's fearful appearance and his hulking powers, he was a kind and gentle individual, always disposed to help the younger students of the Institute and ready to put his strength at the service of whoever needs it. He was also serious when it came to being a member of the X-Men.

Despite Peter's serious demeanour, he was proven to have a sarcastic sense of humor; as demonstrated when Flea laughed at a picture that he sketched of Bobby Drake and Marie D'Ancanto kissing.

Powers and Abilities


  • Mutant Physiology: Colossus was a very powerful mutant who possesses metal mimicry, superhuman strength and durability.
    • Organic Metal Transformation: Colossus was capable of transforming his entire body completely into pure metal.
      • Superhuman Strength: When Colossus was in his metal form, he was much stronger than normal humans and most other mutants. He could lift objects that weigh up to 70 tons and send other individuals flying several feet away relatively easily. He could also break stone or dent metal with little to no effort. When Colossus was in his human form, he still possessed enough physical strength to effortlessly carry a large television under one arm while walking and could effortlessly smash through a wall with his fist.
      • Superhuman Durability: When Colossus was in his metal form, he was far more durable than normal humans and most other mutants; for example, bullets could not penetrate his metal form. Colossus could also withstand great impacts; such as surviving falls from great heights, that would have severely injured or kill a normal human.
      • Superhuman Endurance: Colossus's endurance was far more greatly developed than normal humans and most other mutants. He was completely unfazed by touching Rogue and could give her his organic metal powers for as long as she touched him; without any visible cost to himself.
      • Superhuman Stamina: Colossus possessed far more stamina than normal humans and most other mutants, allowing him to remain physically active for longer periods of time; he could physically exert himself for several days before experiencing fatigue.


  • Expert Pilot: Peter was a highly skilled pilot. He was capable of flying most aircrafts; such the X-Jet.
  • Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Colossus was a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant; able to take on several opponents all by himself, relatively easily. He was also able to keep up with the Sentinels Mark X.
  • Bilingualism: Peter spoke Russian fluently, in addition to English.


  • Water: When Colossus was in his metal form; he become too heavy to swim in water.
  • Magnetism: When Colossus was in his metal form; he was vulnerable to being subdued or manipulated by enemies using magnetic powers.
  • Limited Strength: Although Colossus was incredibly strong when he was in his metal form, he did have his limits. He was unable to match the Sentinels Mark X in terms of physical strength; due to their power to copy and replicate the powers of other mutants.
  • Limited Durability: Although Colossus was incredibly durable when he was in his metal form, he did have his limits. Objects or weapons with enough force could injure him; a a Sentinel Mark X was able to rip Colossus' arm off, despite the latter being in his metal form.



Behind the scenes


  • Despite Peter being a pure-blooded Russian; he speaks with an american accent.
  • In the X-Men: The Last Stand novelization, Colossus seems to have had a brief relation with Kitty Pride like in the comics, but it ended, although he still has feelings for her.
  • In a X-Men: The Last Stand deleted scene, he's shown to kill Phat after he's been frozen solid by Iceman, shattering him to pieces with a punch.
  • In X-Men: The Last Stand, Colossus and Wolverine perform their signature move, the Fast Ball Special.
  • According to the 25 Moments website for X-Men: Days of Future Past, it appears that Colossus was born in 1986 after the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster.



X2: X-Men United

Promotion, Filming and Concept Art

X-Men: The Last Stand

Promotion, Filming and Concept Art

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Promotion, Filming and Concept Art

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