Dumb question about Marvel characters.

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  1. butz

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    Looking at the Super Hero showdown set of Colossus vs. Magneto, I recall hearing somebody say that would be a ridiculously one-sided match and that Magneto would "tear him apart in seconds"... I was wondering if thats really the case? In the comics, was Colossus' organic metal affected by magnetism? Been a long time since I've read any X-men comics, but I don't remember it ever coming up (do remember Magneto ripping out Wolvie's adamantium though).
    Also, how would Ironman fare against Magneto (or any opponent using magnetism against his suit)? One would think Stark would've come up with something to counter a potential weakness like that, right?
     
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    "In the comics, was Colossus' organic metal affected by magnetism?"




    Yes
     
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    Yes, which was why Collossus had to power down anytime there was a fight with Magneto.

    And while I can't recall a specific Iron Man/Magneto fight, in New Avengers that mutant who got all the House of M powers used Magneto's powers against Iron Man, and took apart his suit pretty much instantly.
     
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    Although it might not be the regular universe you are familiar with, Magneto did hold Colossus at bay for a time in Ultimate XMen.
    Magneto also dreamt of crushing Iron Man in his suit while he escaped from his plastic prison.
     
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    During most of the new X-Men's first encounters with Magneto, Colossus was frequently used as a projectile by Mags.
     
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    I don't know if this has been established in the comic, but not all metals are magnetic. I think magnets only affect ferrous metals and some alloys, not sure which ones. So it seems that magneto shouldn't have any affect on metals that aren't affect by magnets.

    I don't follow x-men that closely so maybe someone else can answer that.
     
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    He can't.

    But its been accepted that Colossus's metal form is magnetic, as is Adamantium.
     
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    Magnets only affect most ferrous metals, and some metals not containing iron. However, many metals are paramagnetic, or weakly magnetic in the presence of a magnetic field. I assume if that field was strong enough the effects would be visible.
     
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    Colossus transforms into organic steel; he used this in one issue of Uncanny X-Men to kill Baba Yaga, as in Russian folklore witches are harmed by iron.
     
  10. butz

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    Got another Marvel question along these lines: would Human Torch be fucked if he tried to fight somebody like Pyro, who can control fire? (actually, I seem to recall the FF fighting somebody like that, but can't remember who it was or what happened).
     
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    There was a huge thread about this not long ago, with heated debate on both sides. I've of the opinion that Pyro wouldn't have the same level of control that johnny has and would be outclassed. Pyro is only immune to the fire he controls and johnny could still burn him.
     
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    It also made him a force to be reckoned with during Inferno.

    My money would be on the Human Torch. Mostly since Pyro is, you know, dead. :p 
     
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    Oh man, I LOVED Inferno. Best X crossover they ever did IMO.
     

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