In the 2016 film Deadpool, Colossus is shown to be very careful and responsible, reminiscent of Captain America in the Avengers series.

Is this depiction true to his comic book persona?

If not, what are the major differences in his personality?


Colossus is, indeed, a quite peaceful and respectful character. He's prone to help his comrades, quite naïve (as he's just a teenager when Professor X finds him) and he likes to keep his manners, having lots of clashes with Wolverine (whose is one of his best friends, however) for his bad temper and ill manners.

However, the depiction of Colossus in Deadpool doesn't resemble one thing correctly. He's quite tough and he's been through a lot from a very young age. He's seen people die in front of him several times, and he even killed in cold blood (although possessed by anger believing that Shadowcat, his girlfriend at the time, was dead) when just about 17 years old. Also he's Russian.

He's not faint of heart, and it's not likely that he would get shocked by Deadpool killing someone in cold blood in front of him.

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    Thank you. This is the kind of information I was looking for – Stark07 Apr 3 '16 at 6:06
  • Wow, when you said "crashes with Wolverine" I read it as "crushes" and thought, damn, they've made some changes to that relationship since I last checked in.... – Paul Aug 13 '16 at 20:20

In comics, Colossus (Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin) is a mutant who can turn himself into a very strong metal. He is very powerful and he is Russian.

Growing up on his parents' farm, Piotr Rasputin saw his older brother Mikhail become a Cosmonaut. Mikhail was later discovered to be a latent mutant with energy warping powers, and to keep him secret the government faked his death. In later years, Piotr learned that he too was a mutant, and could transform his flesh into steel, but he was content to use his powers to help his fellow farmers. When a transformed Piotr rescued his sister Illyana from a runaway tractor, he was approached by Professor Charles Xavier, who was recruiting mutants for a new team of X-Men to help save his original students from the sentient island Krakoa. Dubbed Colossus by Xavier, Piotr reluctantly joined this new team.

He is not always in his metal skin.

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He believes in faith and its ways.

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He has problems about his appearance.

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He is known as a peaceful and selfless character and also is one of the strongest of X-Men. [Source]

Movie uses the same characterization for Colossus. He is very patient with Wade and tries to protect his student (intern) Negasonic Teenage Warhead from Wade's bad language (and other bad things that might affect his intern).

Movie matches the comics in this perspective.

However in the movie, Colossus was created using 5 different actors.[Source]

And of course, he is only one mutant in Marvel Universe.

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  • Thank you. I am aware of the fact that in the movie he is brought to life with multiple actors. However, I am looking for more information about his personality from the comic books. Sadly, I haven't read a lot of comics, but am very curious about the goody-2-shoes depiction of colossus. – Stark07 Feb 28 '16 at 14:38
  • I wasn't much of a comic book reader either. However, I do know that Colossus did inject himself with the Legacy cure, thus killing himself, to save mutants and humans. However, the fans didn't like him dying so they bought him back. Source I didn't want to add a new answer because this answer was very good. – Gerald Howell Apr 1 '16 at 12:36

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