Every X-Men ranked from weakest to strongest

Good or bad, there are X-Men with incredible powers and abilities out there, but there can only be one to take the number one spot.

akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.
akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /
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9. Colossus

Colossus, the steel-skinned Russian behemoth of the X-Men universe, strikes a formidable pose at number 9 among his mutant comrades in cinematic glory. But why, oh why, does this titan of metal find himself in such a respectable yet not top-tier position, you ask? Let's talk about it.

If you're a fan of the X-Men movies, then you know this guy is the walking, talking definition of a human tank. Picture Colossus, or Piotr "Peter" Nikolaievitch Rasputin if you want to get formal, as this towering figure of pure, shiny metal. He's like your high school's all-star athlete mixed with a generous dose of superhero charm, capable of turning his body into an indestructible steel fortress. This transformation isn't just for show - it makes him super strong and pretty much invulnerable to harm. You'd think with powers like that, he'd be unstoppable, right?

Well, here's the catch - while Colossus is undoubtedly a powerhouse, the X-Men universe is like a cosmic-scale talent show with some seriously stiff competition. Ranking at number 9, Colossus stands out because of his brute strength, durability, and unwavering courage. He's the guy you want on your team when things get rough, capable of taking hits that would send others flying to the moon. But what keeps him from climbing higher up the ranks is the sheer versatility and scale of powers possessed by those above him. In a world where teammates can control and manipulate time or read minds, being tough as nails (or steel, in this case) has its limits. Colossus shines bright as a symbol of physical strength and resilience, but in the grand chessboard of mutant powers, he's playing a straightforward game in a field of complex strategies.

It's his reliability, not just his strength, that truly makes him one of the mightiest X-Men.