Why is Colossus so strong

#1 Posted by cattlebattle (12962 posts) - - Show Bio

I know, I know...its a comic and physics are abandoned when you open it, I am just asking for fun more or less
 
I mean he is made of an organic steel, so its understandable that he is invulnerable...Is it because of the saying "as strong as steel" just being taken in a more literal sense. I mean if he was just really strong when in his steel form, maybe enough to bench press a car or two, I would get it...Its extreme, but not overly insane. I just never understood why he would jump to the top strength class or whatever he is supposedly at by just turning into metal... from a writing standpoint, the X-Men aren't exactly going up against Hulk level guys all the time, so I would find it a bit unnecessary.
 
I know this question is just like asking "how come Flashes skin doesn't melt off when running so fast?" or "why doesn't Superman break toilets when he has a heavy flow?"....the strange thing, some writers actually try to explain stuff like this, So if anyone has ever given explanation for Colossus, I would like to hear it

#2 Edited by Rickbarry (1811 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: Well, from what I understand, Colossus rearranges his molecular structure when he transforms, shifting his flesh into something like osmium steel. I guess they just ran with him being exponentially more powerful as he was durable. What fun is a character he he can't dish the pain out as well? I will say that his durability has always been superior to his strength. He gets outclassed a lot with Hulk and above class characters, but can take their punishment as good as anyone else.

-Shrugs- You had it right in your post. He's an enormous chunk of Osmium steel! Super strength comes with the comparison.

#3 Posted by lectriccolossus (436 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rickbarry: thats one thing i've always loved about Colossus, his main power is his durability, a way i relate to him, being able to take alot of hardships in life, you know?

#4 Posted by RoboShark (1273 posts) - - Show Bio

Russian Vodka

#5 Posted by IKnowEverything (359 posts) - - Show Bio

@RoboShark: this lol

#6 Posted by Hyperlight (6159 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

I know, I know...its a comic and physics are abandoned when you open it, I am just asking for fun more or less I mean he is made of an organic steel, so its understandable that he is invulnerable...Is it because of the saying "as strong as steel" just being taken in a more literal sense. I mean if he was just really strong when in his steel form, maybe enough to bench press a car or two, I would get it...Its extreme, but not overly insane. I just never understood why he would jump to the top strength class or whatever he is supposedly at by just turning into metal... from a writing standpoint, the X-Men aren't exactly going up against Hulk level guys all the time, so I would find it a bit unnecessary. I know this question is just like asking "how come Flashes skin doesn't melt off when running so fast?" or "why doesn't Superman break toilets when he has a heavy flow?"....the strange thing, some writers actually try to explain stuff like this, So if anyone has ever given explanation for Colossus, I would like to hear it

speed force.. it protects him from all those natural forces of speed

#7 Posted by Kiddevil (7488 posts) - - Show Bio

As Pete said while kicking ord's a$$ " Rage... I... am... made... OF RAGE"

#8 Posted by w0nd (3702 posts) - - Show Bio

old but if he wasnt strong he wouldnt be able to lift his arms....like ultimate colossus

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