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Pavel Rasputin (Russian: Павел Распутин) is the grandson of the original Colossus, therefore possesses the same powers. He is a talented artist, preferring to do hands on work, such as mechanical work. He has an all encompassing desire to trust his instincts over discovering the mechanics of how things are done, preferring to not hone his skill and trust in natural ability.

Most recently he has been in battle with the X-Men foes known as the Shockwave Riders who are part of the Neo. He is also in a somewhat tenuous relationship with the mysterious mutant referred to as No-Name.

Powers and Abilities


Pavel Rasputin is a mutant. He has the same powers as his grandfather, Colossus.

Organic Steel Transformation: Pavel is a mutant with the superhuman ability to convert the tissue of his entire body into an organic steel-like substance. This substance resembling 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. If he is rendered unconscious, however, he spontaneously reverts to his normal form.

Pavel cannot become partially or selectively armored; his body is either entirely converted or not.

  • Superhuman Strength: After transforming into his armored state, Pavel possesses vast superhuman strength.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Also, while in armored form, Colossus' musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins than the musculature of a normal human.
  • Superhuman Durability: In his armored form Colossus is invulnerable to most forms of bodily harm. He also also does not require food, water or air to sustain him and can withstand high impact assaults, as well as extreme temperatures anywhere from 70º above absolute zero (-390º F) to approximately 9000º F. His armor is capable of withstanding ballistic penetration, he can also survive falls from great heights while in his armored body.


He is an amateur artist.

Physical Strength




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