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VIDEO: What Everyone Forgets About Marvel's Colossus

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Created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum and first appearing in 1975's Giant-Size X-Men #1, Piotr Rasputin -- also known as Colossus -- has been an integral member of the X-Men for decades. The character is immensely popular, but there are a lot of things that you might not know about Colossus.

Colossus is descended from famous Russian mystic Grigory Rasputin, who was an advisor to the last Czar of Russia. His family is filled with other powerful and interesting characters, including Mikhail Rasputin -- who is able to manipulate subatomic matter -- and Illyana -- also known as Magik. Of course, there's also his on-again, off-again girlfriend Kitty Pryde. The two almost got married, but, well, you probably know how that turned out.

Colossus possesses an immense amount of physical strength and is able to take on a steel-like form that makes him incredibly difficult to damage and kill. He maintains his range of motion when switching to his metal form, which is incredibly useful for fighting.

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There's a lot more about Colossus that you might have forgotten, especially considering that the character has been around for more than forty years. Check out the video below for more things you might have forgotten about Colossus.

Colossus has played a major role in both of Fox's Deadpool films. However, the future of that franchise is uncertain at this time, as Disney is in the process of acquiring key assets from 21st Century Fox, which include the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. It seems entirely possible that Disney will choose to simply reboot and recast its newly acquired X-Men characters so as to better integrate them into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, it's likely that the popular character will make his debut in the MCU sooner rather than later.

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