Battles Of The Week: Colossus vs Gladiator (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE FATE OF THE PHOENIX!”

Empress Lilandra has teleported the X-Men aboard the Shi’ar starship. Deeming the Phoenix too dangerous, she judges the Phoenix must die. Professor Xavier demands to judge the matter by combat with the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. During the battle, Colossus faces unlike he has ever seen!

BY THE STARS! COLOSSUS FACES A FOE UNLIKE HE HAS EVER SEEN!
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1963) #137, the combat begins. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants on the Blue Area of the moon. On the left side is Colossus and on the right side is Gladiator.

Let’s look at the stats.

COLOSSUS – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • X-Men Blackbird.
  • X-Men Stratojet.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vibranium.
  • Adamantium.
GLADIATOR – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
eNERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Shi’ar device.
  • Shi’ar starships and star-gates.
WEAKNESSES
  • Susceptible to a specific wavelength of radiation.
  • Confidence affects powers.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: SUPERMAN VS BLACK ADAM.

THE FIGHT

In a combat to save the Phoenix, Colossus must battle a foe unlike he has ever faced before.

The battle to decide who is the champion!

OUTCOME: GLADIATOR WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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COLOSSUS IN COMICS

‘Giant-Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, titled “Deadly Genesis” marks the first appearance of Colossus in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Colossus and of how he was recruiter by Professor X. In Siberia, Piotr Rasputin is tending the crops when the tractor malfunctions and heads towards his sister Illyana. Changing into his metallic form, Colossus collides into the tractor and saves Illyana. Then, Professor Xavier recruits him to his school.

The comic was written by Len Wein and penciled by David Cockrum.

COLOSSUS’ FIRST AWESOME APPEARANCE
‘Giant-Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, titled “Deadly Genesis” marks the first appearance of Colossus in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: CAPTAIN AMERICA VS IRON MAN. FEBRUARY 19TH.


SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 137 in Marvel Database.
Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Kallark (Earth-616) in Marvel Database..
Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

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