Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Colossus Character Review

Colossus Character Review

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Colossus (Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin) is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. Created by writer Len Wein and illustrator Dave Cockrum, he first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men (May 1975). A Russian mutant, the character is a member of the X-Men, and is by far the physically strongest member of the team, being able to transform into a strong metallic form. Even without his powers he holds a physically imposing figure standing at 6' 7" (200 cm). Throughout the series he has been portrayed as a quiet, shy character, honest and innocent. He has had a fairly consistent presence in X-Men-related comic books since his debut. A talented artist, he only reluctantly agrees to use his powers in combat, feeling it is his responsibility to use his abilities for the betterment of human and mutant-kind.

Canadian actor Daniel Cudmore has portrayed Colossus in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand, and will return for X-Men: Days of Future Past in July 2014. Wizard Magazine ranked Colossus 184 on the Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time.

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Powers and Abilities (Colossus)

Colossus is a mutant that has the ability to transform his entire body into a form of "organic steel", with properties analogous to osmium but of still unknown composition. Colossus cannot transform a portion of his body into this armored state; he must transform completely. When he transforms, he gains around a foot in height and his weight is at least doubled. In his armored form, Colossus possesses superhuman levels of strength, as well as superhuman stamina and durability. His physical strength is currently greater than when he first joined the X-Men due to the realignment of his cells by Magneto following an injury during the Mutant Massacre. While in his armored form, Colossus requires no food, water, or even oxygen to sustain himself, and is extremely resistant to injury. 

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He is capable of withstanding great impacts, large caliber bullets, falling from tremendous heights, electricity, and certain magical attacks. While he has great resistance to temperature extremes of hot and cold, extreme heat followed by rapid super-cooling has been shown to cause extreme damage. He is vulnerable to the anti-metal vibranium in his metal form, his body instinctively shifting to human form when faced with a vibranium weapon.

Colossus is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant, having received training from Wolverine and Cyclops. He has had training in acrobatics and sword fighting from Nightcrawler. In his human form, he is exceptionally strong and fit, though not superhumanly so. He has completed college-level courses at Xavier's school.

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As the unstoppable Avatar of Cyttorak, Colossus gained additional superhuman strength and resistance to injury, as well as other mystical powers. Among these is the power to ignore impediments to his movement, hence the "unstoppable" moniker..

In Other Media (Film/Movie)

  • Colossus has a brief cameo as a student sketching in the Xavier Institute's courtyard in the 2000 film X-Men.
  • Colossus is played by Daniel Cudmore in the 2003 film X2. He helps several of the younger mutants escape the Xavier Institute during William Stryker's raid on the mansion.
  • Cudmore reprises the role in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. He takes part in a Danger Room session with the other X-Men, and joins in on their battle Magneto on Alcatraz Island.
  • Bleedingcool.com reported that Colossus appears in the script for a proposed X-Men spin-off film, Deadpool 
  • Cudmore will be reprising his role as Colossus in the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past
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