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PETER

Real Name: Peter

Identity/Class: Human "Hidden race" (Savage Land) member

Occupation: None  

Group Membership: Member of the Fall People tribe

Affiliations: C'Jime, Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder), M'rin, Shanna the She-Devil (Shanna O'Hare Plunder), X-Men (Colossus/Peter Rasputin, Dazzler/Alison Blaire, Jean Grey, Havok/Alex Summers, Longshot, Polaris/Lorna Dane, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Rogue/Anne-Marie, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James Howlett)

EnemiesGarokk the Petrified Man, Sauron (Karl Lykos), Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Gaza, Lupo/Timberius, Vertigo, Whiteout, Worm), Terminus (Jorro), Sun People, Zaladane (Zala Dane)

Known Relatives: Peter Rasputin (Colossus, father), Nereel (mother), Chief Tongah (ancestor, deceased);
    Nikolai Rasputin (grandfather, deceased), Alexandra Rasputina (grandmother, deceased), 
Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina (Magik; aunt), Mikhail Rasputin (uncle, deceased), Tra-Mai-A-Zath (aunt by marriage, deceased);
    Vladimir Rasputin (great-uncle, deceased),
unidentified great aunt & great uncle (both deceased);
    Larisa Mishchenko (first cousin, once-removed), Konstantin, Klara & Dimitriy (
first cousin, once-removed, deceased);
    Grigory (great-grandfather, deceased), unidentified great-grandmother (deceased);
    Grigory Efimovich Rasputin (great-great-great-grandfather, deceased), Elena (great-great-grandmother, deceased);
    Ivan (great-great-grand uncle, deceased);
    Yuri Rasputin, Pavel Plotnick (originally Pavel Rasputin, aka Mr. Rasputin), Lamar & Lavinia Plotnick (all distant relations via Grigory Efimovich)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Fall People village, Savage Land, Antarctica

First Appearance: X-Men Annual I#12 (October, 1988) 

Powers/Abilities: Peter possesses no known superhuman abilities (see comments).

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History: (Uncanny X-Men I#114 - BTS) - While visiting the Savage Land and the Fall People, Colossus (Peter Rasputin) was invited by Nereel to spend the afternoon on her "special island." The two made love which left her pregnant, though she refused to contact Peter when she found out.

(Uncanny X-Men Annual I#12 (fb) - BTS) - Nereel eventually gave birth to a boy she named Peter, though she still did not inform the X-Man that he had become a father. Nereel raised the child by herself among the Fall People, even after she became their leader following the death of her relative, Chief Tongah. Nereel also acted as chief of the United Tribes of the Savage Land.

(Uncanny X-Men Annual I#12) - Peter and Nereel would have died along with the other Fall People when the gigantic alien scavenger Terminus tore apart the Savage Land, killing thousands. However, they were saved by the outerdimensional warrior queen M'rin, who sensed the massive destruction in the Savage Land and opened a portal to her realm to rescue many of the native people, including Nereel and Peter. Because of the dimensional time difference, years passed on M'rin's world while only a few months went by on Earth. Peter was already around ten years old by the time the X-Men visited the Savage Land to discover the destruction. Longshot and Wolverine happened to pass through to M'rin's realm, where they encountered Nereel and Peter. Nereel told Longshot that Colossus was Peter's father but at the same time swore the X-Man to secrecy. After the X-Men, M'rin and her giant flying dog C'jime had helped defeat the newly revived Terminus (actually Garokk the Petrified Man trapped inside Terminus' armor), Colossus reconnected with Nereel. Peter had a wonderful time playing with the tin man, sitting on his shoulders and knocking on his hair. Nereel sheepishly watched the two interact and told Colossus that she and the boy's father had long ago parted company. The X-Men eventually returned home, leaving a multi-starred symbol behind as a testament to their presence. Peter was present when Ka-Zar and Shanna visited the newly reconstructed Fall People settlement to find the curious object.

(Uncanny X-Men I#250 - BTS) - When Zaladane, empowered after stealing Polaris' mutant powers, took over the Savage Land, she was opposed by the X-Men. However, they were all quickly defeated and mind controlled by Zaladane's Savage Land Mutate follower Worm. She sent the X-Men to capture Ka-Zar, Shanna, their son, Nereel and Peter to emphasize she was now truly in control of the Savage Land. They were all brought to Zaladane's throne room.

(Uncanny X-Men I#250) - Zaladane decided to amuse herself by forcing Colossus, who she also controlled magnetically, to slay Peter and Ka-Zar's infant son. Before Colossus, crying because he couldn't stop himself, was able to crush the two boys, the newly empowered Polaris burst into the throne room, ready for action. The confusion allowed Peter to reach for a ray gun laying on the floor. He grabbed it, planning to use the weapon to protect his mother. Instead, Psylocke contacted him telepathically and told Peter to aim for Worm, who was still using his powers to control everyone from a distance. Without him, the X-Men and all those under his command would be free. Peter's aim was poor and he missed, hitting the throne the villain was sitting on instead. The impact knocked Worm out, giving the X-Men the opportunity they needed to free themselves and fight back. In the end, as Zaladane's citadel began to collapse in on itself, the X-Men led Nereel, Peter and the others to one of the facility's skysleds and flew to freedom.

(X-Men Unlimited I#6) - Peter was present when Nereel was visited by Cyclops, Polaris and Jean Grey, who were in the Savage Land looking for Havok who had been kidnapped by Sauron.

(Colossus: Bloodlines I#4) - As a Rasputin, Peter suffered through a brief but painful psychic spike when his great-uncle Vladimir Rasputin committed suicide.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Art Adams (pencils) and Bob Wiacek (inks).

What happens in the Savage Land... doesn't necessarily stay in the Savage Land. Poor ol' Petey Pureheart has a child and he doesn't even know it. A child conceived during a threesome, no less. How's that for "approved by the Comics Code Authority?" For some reason, Nereel refused to give Colossus even the slightest idea Peter might be his son...and yet she named the boy Peter? I've heard of hiding in plain sight but that's just ridiculous. It remains to be seen if Peter is also a mutant, though given the Rasputin family line that's not unthinkable. Then again, he might have lost his potential mutant abilities on M-Day, well before they even had a chance to manifest themselves.

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Peter should not be confused with


images: (without ads)
Colossus Bloodline I#4, p4, pan6 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#114, p26, pan3 (prehistoric preconception)
Uncanny X-Men Annual 1988, p39, pans1&2 (meets his dad)
Uncanny X-Men I#250, p26, pan2 (guided to attack Worm)


Appearances:
Uncanny X-Men I#114 (October, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
X-Men Annual I#12 (October, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer), Art Adams (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#250 (October, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Marc Silvestri (pencils), Steve Leialoha (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#6 (September, 1994) - John Francis Moore (writer), Mandel Alves Flor, Fabio Laguna, Al Rio, Eddie Wagner (pencils), Ralph Cabrera, Keith Champagne, John Lowe, Mark McKenna, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein, Tim Townsend (inks), Bob Harras & Kelly Corvese (editors)
X-Men: Bloodlines I#4 (February, 2006) - David Hine (writer), Jorge Lucas (pencils & inks), Mike Marts, Sean Ryan & Nick Lowe (editors)


First Posted: 07/01/2015
Last updated: 04/11/2021

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