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Welcome to the Omega the Unknown Respect thread. Talk about a Unknown character in Marvel comics hahaha. Omega the Unknown is one of the most unique and crazy comic character concepts Marvel ever had. With tons of history to it. I remember as a young kid, I inherited tons of comics from a older cousin of mine. Son of Satan, Defenders, Man Called Nova, and Omega the Unknown. I loved them all, though my taste drifted to more indie comics past dozen years. Recently though I kind of rediscovered Omega all over again. I always thought there would be more comics than the ones I had, but NOPE! Turns out my 10 issues and 2 Defenders tie ins was all there was lol. Till recently in 2007 with another 10 issue mini series. Here is a good history lesson on the original Omega the Unknown.

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http://comicsalliance.com/omega-the-unknown-retrospective/

Omega the Unknown then got something of a reboot miniseries recently as well. A very strange series that is very artsy in execution. Winning awards.

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http://www.multiversitycomics.com/reviews/when-marvel-went-weird-omega-the-unknown-review/

Either way, Omega the Unknown was always consider a comic out of time. The precursor to DC's famous Vertigo comics by the master mind of Howard the Duck. Now onto the respect thread.

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Bio

The only bio I could find on the guy lol. Explains the whole classic story for the most part.

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Strength

Omega the Unknown was shown to be very strong.

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Official bio states he is a confirm 10 toner.

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Tied in dozens of thick steel chains, Omega breaks free easy.

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Electro attaches these thick nacles that emit electric jolts to sap Omega's strength. Omega breaks them.

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Omega lifts and smashes a energy artillery cannon.

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Omega punches to splinters a thrown newsstand.

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Omega plows through a army of Protar soldiers trying to drag him down and subdue him from the top floor all the way to the bottom floor without ever being subdued.

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Omega kicks down a inches thick steel door to Tony Starks warehouse.

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Stops dead a large speeding car.

Durability

Omega was very durable to explosive, energy, and blunt forces. However, blades and bullets will kill him.

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The Mink's shockwave is powerful enough to shred the backside of a large metal android, and kill the Mink at the same time. Omega gets hit directly in the side, but keeps going.

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Thrown by Hulk with enough force to crush a vendor stand. Gets right back up.

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Blockbuster is a powerful super villain who beat on Captain America. Omega tanks several severe blows from him and continued to shrug them off. Then Omega and Blockbuster in the same fight falls 100s of feet with skyscraper material landing on them. Both keep at it.

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Omega withstands Nitro's explosive shock wave, and then has a warehouse fall on him. He is injured but never KOed. In fact he had trouble breathing and suffocating with the debris on him till he blast it off.

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Omega is attacked by Nitro who mistake him for Captain Marvel. Nitro using his higher end explosive attacks, and omega is not KOed.

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Omega blows up a multi story building with him at the center of the blast. This does not kill him, but Omega is crippled and weak till the end of his days after this.

Weakness

As powerful as he was, Omega was still vulnerable to being stabbed or shot to death like the next human.

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Shot in the shoulder.

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The claws and teeth of these attacking cats were harming Omega greatly.

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At the end of the series, Omega was shot and killed by cops unloading revolvers into his back as Omega attempted to make the real villain give back the stolen property.

Speed

Omega is peak human in speed.

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Omega predicting and side stepping a Protar soldiers energy beam.

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In the middle of fighting is able to dodge point blank energy beams from Protar soldiers.

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Omega dodging and running through multiple energy beams from the protar soldiers.

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Omega dodges and reacts to the ambush fire of several Protar soldiers.

Skill

While not the most skilled fighter ever, Omega is however a super skilled character. Mastering martial arts of his homeworld, and soldier of much experience against a advanced alien race. He also has this ability to tactfully think through situation. A analyzer of the highest order.

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Stated highly train in Sreneskian fighting.

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Omega was stated to be the best warrior of his planet and received the honor of the first person to wield the Biosphere energy.

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In battle with the magical empowered Gato, narrator states how Omega was easily able to discern the strengths and weakness of character like Hulk and Electro in their short fights. Omega is stated to understand something is different right away between a being of science creation and one who uses magic though Omega never encounter magic before this.

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Gato even compliments how quickly Omega learns and adapts even to magical tricks.

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Omega stated to be so train and in tune with his body, that drinking for the first time in his life throws him off completely.

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Perfect example throughout his short series how well he fights. Omega plots every move in advance, and shows super awareness of his environment to minimize any damage in combat.

Pain Tolerance

Along with being super skilled Omega is also able to focus out pain completely, and push his body to the maximum effort.

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As noted by Michael who shares the pain and physical connection with Omega, when Omega was shot, the pain from a gun shot wound is pushed down and diminish in seconds.

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Stated again that Omega suppresses pain during his fight with Hulk till the fight was won.

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Fresh with a battered body from Hulk, and now suffering electrical shocks that seize his muscles, Omega pushes the pain aside to break free.

Super Leaping

Omega's main form of travel is leaping. He cannot fly, but can jump large buildings in a single bound.

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Omega leaping across the city.

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Omega jumping over city skyscrapers.

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Omega speed with jumping is fast enough to cover 1000s of feet of distance before this woman hits the water.

Psionic Blasts

The main power of Omega is the very ability that his home planet gave to him. His energy blasts which at their peak can destroy a planets surface. Thought this has consequence and only when the power is out of control.

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As explain the Biospheric Energy of the planet, the stated planets life force is tapped to make these Psionic Blasts work.

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Omega can focus these blasts on one or two foes. Directing the blats of each hand.

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Omega's blasts can also affect ghost and spirits.

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Omega wipes out several Protar soldiers in a blast.

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Omega disintegrates a ca and the energy blasts through to stun Blockbuster.

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Omega blasts off the tons warehouse rubble in a large explosion.

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Biospheric Blasts take out a building size Flying Saucer.

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Biospheric blasts takes down the powerful Asgardian Valkyrie in one shot.

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Omega stalemates Electro's own energy blasts, and Electro stun Hulk with these blasts earlier before the full recharge he has here.

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Omega's blasts destroy a several floor high building, and left a smoldering crater.

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When fully unleashed, the Psionic Blasts of Omega can wipe out all life on the surface of a planet.

Famous Battles

Since he is only 10 issues long and so obscure, here is the great battles of his classic days.

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Issue one has the whole battle scene of Omega taking on the Protar army by himself, escaping the planet, and saving his only kin on earth from assassination.

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Omega facing Hulk and slows Hulk down, only for Electro to interupt stunning both heroes.

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Still suffering from the past Hulk fight, and now being tortured by Electro, Omega breaks free to track the Protar and Electro duo down. Once found Omega easily crushes the Protar soldier and then stalemates Electro till a bystander helps.

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In his next big fight, Omega faces the magic wielding El Gato. El Gato's magic and super human abilities prove to much to Omega who never seen magic.

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The very same day, Omega begins to ponder and understand the natur of magic while pursuing El Gato. When confronted again, Omega wins with ease.

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Omega stalemate Blockbuster who had gave Captain America hell before hand.

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Omega faces his worst foe ever in Nitro who nearly kills Omega.

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Omega is still sore from his previous battle with Nitro, and in this fight is also holding back from killing Blockbuster, due to trying to collect reward money. With this context, Omega was able to match Blockbuster again till Foll Killer interfered and killed the Omega's bounty.

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Omega decimates with ease a short live enemy of the Defenders name Dibbuk. He had super strength and a elastic body.

Well that was my thread, and I hope you all liked it. Omega the Unknown was a unique character, and one of the best things out of comics in the 70s as short lived as it was. The remade series from 2007 is not as good action wise, but plays on the same story telling beats and plots of the original classic, and makes for interesting reading. Omega the Unknown may be gone, but he is not forgotten.

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#2 Edited by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

@lukehero: @beatboks1: @lvenger: @cosmicallyaware1: @boschepg: @nickzambuto: @jashro44: @higorm: @killerwasp: @wyldsong: @tparks: @floopay: @allstarsuperman: Since you guys are some of the oldest cats I know, tag for this very special respect thread of mine. This character is one of the few that really got me hardcore comic collecting and reading, and its also ironic as shit this character is obscure, and unknown, much like my taste for most of my favorite comic characters lol. So this comic series describes my tastes perfectly. Enjoy.

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#3 Posted by Amendment50 (15461 posts) - - Show Bio

Well at least the name is appropriate.

Nice work Cadence.

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#4 Posted by boschePG (6320 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirfizzwhizz: I have is issue 1 and the Defenders issues too. He pretty much was autistic. A first in comics

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#5 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

@boschepg said:

@sirfizzwhizz: I have is issue 1 and the Defenders issues too. He pretty much was autistic. A first in comics

Autistic? How you figure lol?

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#6 Posted by Killerwasp (17449 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirfizzwhizz: holy crap never even heard of him damn nice respect thread!

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#7 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirfizzwhizz: holy crap never even heard of him damn nice respect thread!

Well that is because he is Omega the UNKNOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWNNNNN!

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#10 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

@owie: i know I commented on the first thread lol.

Yeah, I lost my comics of Omega growing up, but it is collected in one trade paper back.

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#11 Posted by Owie (7185 posts) - - Show Bio

@owie: i know I commented on the first thread lol.

Yeah, I lost my comics of Omega growing up, but it is collected in one trade paper back.

Yeah, I followed you here from that thread. Figured if anyone was ever going to comment on those battles, it was after reading this. Glad you did it, I was sort of building up a set of scans for Omega but was waiting to be more complete.

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#12 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

@owie said:
@sirfizzwhizz said:

@owie: i know I commented on the first thread lol.

Yeah, I lost my comics of Omega growing up, but it is collected in one trade paper back.

Yeah, I followed you here from that thread. Figured if anyone was ever going to comment on those battles, it was after reading this. Glad you did it, I was sort of building up a set of scans for Omega but was waiting to be more complete.

Glad you liked it.