Played by: ??
Name: Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin
Codename: Colossus
Alias: Pete
Race: Mutant
Team: X-Men
Occupation: X-Men Team Member
Additional Info: NA

Born on his family's farm in Lake Baikal, Siberia, to Nikolai and Alexandra Rasputin, Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin is the middle child, having a younger sister and a big brother, Illyana and Mikhail. While Piotr was just a teenager and Illyana was but a few years behind him in age, their older brother Mikhail became a Russian cosmonaut. During a mission Mikhail's shuttle exploded during re-entry. Mikhail's death was heartbreaking for Peter and his family, and drove him all the closer to his younger sister. He nicknamed her his "Little Snowflake".

Peter's superhuman powers manifested during his adolescence while saving his sister from a runaway tractor. Illyana was amazed at his transformation, excited about what her big brother Piotr could now do.

Shortly after Piotr's mutant powers manifested, he was approached, by a certain Professor Charles Xavier. The Professor had found the Rasputin farm thanks to Cerebro identifying the mutant signature that had previously been unknown. Xavier wanted him to attend his special school in America, and he offered a full ride scholarship to the Xavier Institute. His parents were ecstatic - their son would want for nothing now that this opportunity had presented itself. Although, his family would miss him greatly, especially Illyanna.

Unfortunately for Piotr the timing was not right. Problems at the farm, and a serious illness in his father forced the young Russian to politely and sadly decline the offer. With his brother Mikhail dead no one would be left to care for his mother and sister, and tend the farm. Piotr took that burden all on himself, and promised to consider travel to America once his father's health improved. The Professor made it clear that whenever it was that Piotr decided to return to America, that he would be welcome back at the Xavier Institute - in fact, Professor Xavier offered to purchase his ticket. Piotr did agree to escort the Professor to Moscow for a short trip that turned into a two week adventure.

Upon returning, Piotr discovered that an organized crime ring known as the Red Mafyia had moved into the area of his community. The group was under the power of a new super powered leader. The Red Mafyia had taken over every part of the farming area. After seeing a horrific beating of a family he had known since childhood, Piotr stepped forward and stood up to the gangsters. He then took the fight to the group and fought the thugs that were making life on his family's farm community impossible. But, having learned from Xavier that he shouldn't stand alone, he taught the villagers to fight back too and make it impossible for the mafyia to continue their reign of terror. Finally the big boss arrived and Piotr realized his chance to break the will of the criminals. The fight between them was lengthy, and a learning experience for the new mutant. Though Piotr won in the end sending the remnants of the mob fleeing, he had made a lifelong enemy in the giant man only known as "The Russian".

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