Ever since the events “Fear Itself” and “Schism,” everything has changed for the X-Men and some has affected many of the members in negative ways. One of the X-Men members who were affected the most was Colossus, who takes on the powers of the Cyttorak and becomes the next Juggernaut. So, now that the popular gentle Russian giant now possesses an evil power, what will become of him in the future?
So far, it is shown that Colossus has full control of his new powers, while his new powers is making him much stronger than ever. However, because the powers that Colossus possesses are very destructive, Colossus is now becoming more aggressive whenever he digs into his new powers, although he still tries to hold on to his true self as best as he can. So with the current state of his new powers, what would happen to Colossus if he lost control of his powers and he goes on a rampage?
One possibility is that he might take his own life to save the people he cares about if his powers go out of control. This had happened before when Colossus sacrificed his own life to save the mutant race from the legacy virus after his sister Magik died from the virus early on. If Colossus discovers that his powers are becoming so destructive that he can’t control his powers at all, then it’s a possibility that he might take his own life to save everyone from the destructive powers he has possessed, just like Jean Grey had done when she couldn't control her Dark Phoenix powers and decided to sacrifice herself to save the world from her destructive powers.
HOWEVER, there is another option though and it might be a long shot, but maybe Colossus doesn’t have to die if he lost control of his powers. Maybe the conclusion of the story could be set up where Colossus fights the powers of the Cyttorak and gains an upper hand over his powers, however, he still needs more training with his powers, so he would need to be with someone who knows how to handle the darker side of any kind of power. Probably the best solution in having Colossus deal with his new powers is through a miniseries about Colossus and his sister Magik going away from the X-Men for awhile and train Colossus in honing his new powers. This would be a great way to generate more stories about Colossus and we would be able to get a much deeper characterization of his character when he is dealing with these new powers such as how the powers affect him emotionally and how he might possibly grow as a character through this ordeal. As long as there are good writers such as Joss Whedon, Rick Remender, Grant Morrison and other good writers that can take this character seriously and go into depth with his inner struggles in controlling such a destructive power and develop a more closer relationship with his sister Magik, then a miniseries staring him and his sister Magik would be a great thing for both their characters and the stories involving them
So what would be the fate of Colossus in the future? Well, since it’s too early to tell, we can’t really say what’s in store for Colossus or anyone else for that matter, but I personally hope that Marvel would allow Colossus to have his own miniseries that has him dealing with his new powers rather than kill him off if his powers go out of control because in killing him, the deeper characterization of Colossus might be lost since he might go through the same routine he has been going through his entire life again. There are so many new opportunities to expand more on Colossus’ character and killing him off again would not do much to change his character or have him learn from his mistakes or actions.
So what do you think? Do you think that Colossus should die once he loses control of his powers or do you think that there should be more stories of him trying to control his powers?