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That Weird Time That Colossus Was One of Magneto’s Acolytes

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That Weird Time That Colossus Was One of Magneto’s Acolytes

This is “Walkin’ Backwards,” a new feature where I look into how superheroes who turned to villainy were walked back from their heel turn and turned into superheroes once more.

Today, based on suggestions from readers Tom A. and Steve M., I take a look at Colossus’ brief and odd turn to become one of Magneto’s Acolytes during the mid-1990s.

As a quick set-up bit, in Uncanny X-Men #300, the X-Men rescue Moira MacTaggert from the Acolytes. One of the Acolytes, Neophyte, breaks from the rest of his colleagues to help the X-Men free Moira, as he realizes that the Acolytes’ leader, Fabian Cortez, is a bad guy…

Okay, so during this time period, Colossus was going through some real rough stuff. His parents were murdered. His brother turned up alive and then seemingly died again. His sister was sick with the Legacy Virus.

We see in Uncanny X-Men #302 that he was in a bad place…

The next issue, his beloved sister died and Colossus wasn’t even there for it…

As you would expect, the death of his sister hit him HARD. The next issue, the 30th anniversary of the X-Men, Colossus is acting super weird around Kitty Pryde…

At Illyana’s funeral, Magneto shows up like a jerk and offers any of the X-Men who want to join him a spot on his Acolytes…

Magneto doesn’t realize, though, that the X-Men have added a new member, Bishop, who can absorb all sorts of energies, even Magneto’s. So while the rest of the X-Men were paralyzed, Bishop was getting so powered up that he was able to attack Magneto. Bishop had Magneto on the ropes when suddenly Colossus decided to switch teams, as it were…

This was part of the Fatal Attractions crossover. It was a weird crossover, in that it took place over a series of months, all in a single issue of an X-Title.

In X-Men #25, Magneto attacks the Earth with a large electomagnetic pulse. The X-Men feel that they have to stop him once and for all. Colossus allowed the X-Men to sneak into Magneto’s Asteroid M base, but in the end, Xavier mindwiped Magneto. The X-Men figured Colossus would leave with them, but he decided to stay behind…

Colossus was injured in the Excalibur tie-in of Fatal Attractions, and he went to Muir Isle to be healed…

At the end, Colossus leaves with the Acolytes again, but not before sharing a kiss with Kitty…

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