The Omega-class metahuman is the Alpha-level mutant any normal, trained mutant in the Marvel Universe taken to an extreme. An Omega-level mutant is one with the most powerful genetic potential and expression of their mutant abilities. The term was first seen in the issue Uncanny X-Men , but was completely unexplained beyond the obvious implication of it referring to an exceptional level of power.
The term was not seen again until the limited series X-Men Forever.
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Some abilities depicted by mutants described as Omega-level include immortality, extreme manipulation of matter and energy, high levels of psionic ability, strong or extremely versatile telekinetic, or the potential to exist beyond the boundaries of the known physical universe. Though neither Charles Xavier nor Magneto's abilities have been confirmed as Omega-level. On the other hand, when their two powers were combined as Onslaught , they were easily the most powerful human entity on Earth to have ever existed.
The other type of Omega has a wide range of powers that are normally found on entire super-teams and pushed to an obscene limit. Super-strength, superhuman levels of speed and reflex time, internal life support proof against radiation, poison, no need to eat, sleep or excrete , invulnerability, energy projection powers, superior senses, and flight. What makes these two Omega-class is their virtually inexhaustible energy supplies.
They are able to use their powers at full performance long after most Alpha-level mutants have become exhausted due to strain or fatigue. Elixir : His mutant power is biokinesis making him capable of controlling the biological structure of any organic matter including his own body. It is suspected his powers will eventually grow to the point of allowing him to manipulate genetic structures or even mutant genes and powers.
He is capable of healing and repairing any form of biological injury he can understand his power was limited by his knowledge of anatomy, physiology and genetics He was able to regrow a heart in seconds, enabling the subject to survive the trauma. This was rectified when the Stepford Cockoos copied the Beast's knowledge of said subjects into Elixir's mind. Nate's powers included telepathic prowess capable of reading and controlling multiple minds simultaneously, psychometry, telepathic projection, and astral projection over stellar distances. His ability to manipulate matter and energy included directing energy blast capable of destroying materials, altering the forces of gravity, create realistic holograms, manipulate atoms to phase through matter and create electromagnetic pulses.
Jean Grey was not quite his physical equal but her telepathic powers were just as impressive. However, once she was coupled with the Phoenix force, she would be capable of doing feats similar to or equal to Nate's abilities. In some fashions, her energy manipulation abilities far exceeded Nate's. She, as the Phoenix was able to absorb the entire energy potential of a star, leaving it to nova as she absorbed all of its stores of energy which should have left it burning for millions of years. Vulcan : brother to Scott and Alex Summers. Capable of psionically manipulating vast amounts of energy from diverse sources.
He is able to manipulate any electromagnetic energy, as well as alternate dimensional energies such as the energy of Cyclops' optic blast or energy derived from dimensions of magic. He can generate powerful fields of electromagnetic force and track energy signatures over interstellar distances.
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He can mimic the powers of other mutants but only if they are nearby for him to replicate their energy signatures. He is also capable of generating energy constructs which can act as telekinetic proxies. While not possessing mental abilities, his powers make him resistant to them. I would argue, given the range of abilities of Magneto as shown over the decades, he should be considered an Omega-class mutant for the same reasons these four have.
He has a formidable power over a fundamental force, in this case magnetism, allowing him a wide range of capabilities, both in terms of raw power as well as skill and precision with using this ability making him a match for nearly any and all of the previously listed Omega-level mutants. Magneto : Is capable of manipulating magnetic forces both at the macroscopic and the microscopic levels. He is known as one of the most powerful mutants on the planet and has fought single-handedly against entire super-teams including the Avengers and the X-men.
His control over magnetic forces gives him control of metals whether they be ferrous or nonferrous. Only specially-designed ceramics or plastics can resist direct manipulation via his powers.
He has used his powers to manipulate and build complex machinery and can hold a large number of objects in precise patterns until he is ready to construct the device. Coupled with his genius-level intellect, he has created a wide array of technological achievements and devices. He can manipulate magnetic fields to generate powerful electromagnetic pulses and can even manipulate photons warping light around himself becoming invisible.
He can manipulate the electromagnetic spectrum so that he may generate lightning bolts, emit vast amounts of infrared radiation or even manipulate the force of gravity. He is capable of generating electromagnetic barriers capable of resisting nuclear weapons and can exist in deep space using these fields to protect himself from radiation. He is able to propel himself at near-light speeds. He has also been able to generate wormholes to travel through space, teleporting himself and others safely.
He is able to channel his powers inward, increasing his strength, durability and reflexes. He can manipulate chemical bonds allowing him to rearrange matter though doing this puts great strain on his powers. He is innately resistant to all but the most powerful telepathic assaults and when he utilizes his powers, he is completely immune to telepathy, suggestion or domination-based telepathic attacks.
I know this is a very old post, but since it is the top result in the Google search I think it's important to notice that now, with the House of X reboot, Magneto is officially an Omega level mutant.
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Marvel also defined more clearly what exactly is an Omega level mutant in House of X issue 1 :. FOR EXAMPLE : Both Magneto and Forge are the most powerful mutants of their power types on the planet Earth [Magnetism and Technopathy, respectively], but what makes Magneto, and not Forge, an Omega level mutant is that the upper limit of Forge's measurable powers could hypothetically be surpassed [and, in fact, has by multiple humans on the planet], while the upper limit of Magneto's power cannot be surpassed in any measurable fashion.
Note : Omega level is a classification of a single mutant power. While it is quite common that mutants manifest multiple powers, only one is normally of Omega level. The problem is that there isn't a formal definition for what an Omega level is. From the wikipedia section on Marvel's Omega level mutatants :.
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No firm definition has been offered in comics. I guess neither Magneto or Professor X allowed anyone to find out the limits of their powers. There are only a few good shows among a pile of drek and which shows are the good shows depends on personal preference. At least the special effects were mildly interesting. It''s the kind of show that I'll watch when I remember to and when it disappears, i won't notice its gone for a few months.
The best joke was the first one, when the blue alien had an orgasm out of his forehead. That said, the funny was few and far between because McFarland wants to make a serious Sci-fi show. That's fine. It was a dull, conventional story that anyone who has seen Star Trek or Star Wars has seen a hundred times. But the show runners are not thinking of that show or even Galaxy Quest as a template. They think of MASH as a model, which is telling. Comedy can be found in pain, and all that. Not sure this can work in the long run. It's not reviewing well on Rotten Tomatoes, that much is certain.
I wonder how Discovery will fare with them. Orville premiers well.
That and the simple fact that there's nothing else new on network right now. It moves to Thursdays in two weeks and then has to compete. Pretty much.
BBT is still pulling numbers in the high twos. If Orville can sustain in the 1. To someone younger like me, it's really great to be able to watcha show that's positive and not the usual dark gritty stuff we have on TV these days. I'll take it. Don't give a damn about the jokes. Some ware good, some ware bad, all in all I still loved it for the reasons I listed. Good to know you're still in the neighborhood.
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Welcome back. I was worried that the Obsidian Order got you.
I chuckled about the 'soda on the bridge' joke, I drink coke when I work too. Other than that, most of the jokes didn't really land. I'll give it a shot if it's committed to being a sincere show. If it tries to be sincere one moment then tries to be an episode of Family Guy the next moment, it gets pretty jarring and pulls me out of the experience.