Colossus Chrome mini-statue by Bowen Designs

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Real Name – Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin

Aliases – Peter Rasputin, formerly Peter Nicholas, the Proletarian

Identity – Secret

Citizenship – U.S.A. (naturalized), formerly Russian

Place of Birth – Ust-Ordynski Collective, near Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

First Appearance – Giant Sized X-Men #1 (1975)

Origin – X-Men #122 (1979)

Significant Issues – Fathered child with Nereel (Classic X-Men #21, 1988); briefly became Proletarian (X-Men #123-124, 1979); began relationship with Kitty Pryde (Uncanny X-Men #174, 1983); reunited with Nereel, first met son (Uncanny X-Men Annual #12, 1988); entered Siege Perilous, returned as Peter Nicholas (Uncanny X-Men #251, 259, 1989-1990); briefly possessed by Shadow King, vs Xavier, memory restored, rejoined X-Men (Uncanny X-Men #277-279/X-Factor #70/X-Men #1, 1991); sister died, rebelled against X-Men, joined Acolytes (Uncanny X-Men #303-304, 1993); joined Excalibur (Excalibur #92, 1995); returned to X-Men (Excalibur #125/Uncanny X-Men #360/X-Men #80, 1998); sacrificed life to release Legacy Virus cure (Uncanny X-Men #390, 2001); restored to life, reunited with Kitty, rejoined X-Men (Astonishing X-Men #4-6, 2004); began investigation into family member’s deaths (X-Men: Colossus – Bloodline #1, 2005)

Occupation

Adventurer, former artist, superintendent, student, farmer

Known Relatives – 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)

Group Affiliation – X-Men, formerly Excalibur, Acolytes

Education – College level courses taken at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, no degree

 

Physical Attributes

 

Height – 6’6″; (transformed) 7’5″

Weight – 250 lbs., (transformed) 500 lbs.

Eyes – Blue, (transformed) Silver

Hair – Black

Powers – Colossus can transform his body tissue into an organic, steel-like substance that grants him superhuman strength enabling him to lift/press up to 75 tons and makes him impervious to most 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.

Abilities – Colossus is talented in drawing and painting.
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Colossus Chrome mini-statue

Sculpted by: Randy Bowen

Release Date: January 1900

Edition Size: 500

Order Of Release: Notes: San Diego Comic-con exclusive
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