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Colossus (AoA)
REAL NAME: Piotr Rasputin
IDENTITY: Known to the citizens of Russia
OCCUPATION: Adventurer, freedom fighter
KNOWN RELATIVES: Parents (deceased), Mikhail Rasputin (Horeseman of Apocalypse, brother, presumed deceased), Illyana Rasputin (sister, deceased). Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat, wife, deceased)
GROUP AFFILIATION: Generation Next; formerly Soviet Super Soldiers, X-Men

HISTORY: Piotr Rasputin was the younger brother of his nation’s greatest hero, Mikhail, and served by his side as a Soviet Super Soldier. When Apocalypse’s forces came to Moscow, Mikhail fought them off but was captured and forced to become a Horseman of Apocalypse. Colossus became leader of the Super Soldiers and faced his brainwashed brother in combat. Now a Horseman of Apocalypse, Mikhail destroyed all of Russia’s super heroes except his brother. The severely beaten Colossus chose to dedicate his life to stopping Apocalypse and Mikhail and joined the X-Men.

During his first mission as an X-Man Colossus battled Sabretooth for the life of a young mutant named Katherine Pryde. Colossus fell in love with her and the two would eventually marry. After years of fighting for Magneto’s cause, Colossus lost the will to fight on a battlefield in Africa. He decided to retire from the X-Men. As a final favor to Magneto, he agreed to teach the next generation of mutants with his wife. The first time Colossus came out of retirement, he was injured so severely only Magneto’s metal powers kept him alive. Colossus could not transform back to his human self without risking death. The second time Magneto offered Colossus and Kitty an important mission to save Colossus’ sister, Illyana, a mutant with reality traveling powers. Colossus did not know his sister was alive and was prepared to do anything to save her. Colossus and Shadowcat sent their team into the Seattle Core to rescue Illyana. After they found her, Colossus told Shadowcat to take Illyana to safety and that he would go back for their students. He reached the front gate and peered back into the Core. Only one student, Husk, remained standing. Colossus allowed the gate to close without attempting to help. He returned to his wife and sister and claimed he had done all he could.

Colossus and Shadowcat delivered Illyana to Magneto. When Colossus learned the reality Magneto was trying to save was one where his sister was dead, he went mad. He tried to follow his sister into the M’Kraan Crystal, but Shadowcat stepped in front of him, assuming he would stop. He didn’t. Colossus crushed his wife and killed her. Insane with grief, Colossus was killed by Gambit before he could harm anyone else.

HEIGHT: 6 ft. 5 in. (permanently in metal form)
WEIGHT: 700 lbs. (permanently in metal form)
EYES: Black
HAIR: Black

SUPERHUMAN POWERS: Colossus is a mutant with the ability to convert the tissue of his body into organic steel. This steel form gave him superhuman strength and protection from physical damage.

SPECIAL LIMITATIONS: Due to the severe injuries Colossus endured on the battlefield, he was no longer able to convert to his human form without risk of death.

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