When the Juggernaut was transformed into Kuurth, Cyttorak believed he finally started acting as Cyttorak had always wished him to. However, Kuurth served the Serpent, not Cyttorak. Magik revealed this to the crimson being, who became enraged, and offered him to chose a new avatar, so Cyttorak took his power back from Marko. Magik intended to become the new avatar herself, but Colossus intercepted, becoming the new Juggernaut instead, much to the displeasure of Kitty Pryde, Piotr's girlfriend at the time.
After becoming the host of the Phoenix Force, Colossus asked Cyttorak to release him just as he did with Cain when he began serving another. Cyttorak refused, stating that Colossus was his favorite avatar in thousands of years because he engaged in destructive battles constantly, while Cain as a villain would spend most of time hiding from heroes and only provided short bursts of destruction and stated that the Phoenix Force itself is a force of destruction which make their goals similar to one another. Cyttorak gave his blessing to his avatar to keep doing what he do. Colossus tried to force Cyttorak to release him by using the Phoenix Force, but Cyttorak was far too powerful and merely returned Colossus to Earth.