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   universe = [[Marvel Universe]]
   universe = [[Marvel Universe]]
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| real_name = Arkady Gregorivich
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| real_name = Arkady Gregorivich Rossovich
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| identity = Secret
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| identity = Known to authorities
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| occupation = Crimelord; former mercenary, KGB agent
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| occupation = Currently unrevealed; former crimelord, former mercenary, KGB agent, soldier
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| place_of_birth = Unrevealed location in Russia
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| place_of_birth = Novorossiysk, USSR
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| groups = Red Mafia (kingpin); former employee of [[Sabretooth]], The General, Ivan Pushkin, and Matsu'o Tsurayaba; formerly KGB, [[Upstarts]]
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| group affiliation = Red Mafia; former employee of General Tskarov, Ivan Pushkin, Matsuo Tsurayaba, KGB
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| citizenship = Russia (legally deceased)
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| citizenship = USSR, legally deceased
| education = Unrevealed
| education = Unrevealed
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| aliases = Arkady Rossovich, Vasyliev Arkady
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| aliases = Vasyliev Arkady among several others
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| relatives = None
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| known relatives = None
| height = 6'11"
| height = 6'11"
| weight = 425 lbs.
| weight = 425 lbs.
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| eyes = Red
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| eyes = Red (formerly black)
| hair = Blond
| hair = Blond
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| powers = Omega Red is a mutant with the ability to secrete bodily pheromones deadly to anyone in his immediate vicinity. This power greatly drains his energy, requiring him to absorb the life force of others. Omega Red was also granted superhuman strength from the KGB enhancement.
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| powers = Originally, Omega Red could heal rapidly from any injury & secret parasitic pheromones, or "death spores," fatal to anyone in his immediate vicinity. After being transformed into a cyborg, he gained enough superhuman strength to lift from 2 to 10 tons (with his abilities varying based on absorbed life force or weakening from his own radiation), with proportionate speed, durability, agility, & reflexes; he can engage in continuous combat for over 18 hours with little or no fatigue.  
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| weapons = Omega Red's arms were implanted with long Carbonadium coils that he can extend and retract through openings in the undersides of his wrists. The coils serve as both conduit and stabilizing factor for his mutant pheromones.
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| weapons = Omega Red's arms contain retractable Carbonadium coils, each at least 6 ft long, which he can extend at will from openings in the underside of his wrists. The coils can ensnare victims, crush them with superhuman force, & directly transmit death spores via touch.  The coils enable him to minimize or intensify the spores' effects as desired, but radioactive upsurge from overuse debilitates him, putting him at risk of death from his own spores.  As a result, he must drain life force from his victims to remain fully empowered.  Later experimentation increased his healing factor to undetermined levels, perhaps even enough to stabilize his powers with the C-Synth.  
| paraphernalia = None
| paraphernalia = None
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| abilities = Omega Red is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant with extensive KGB training, and is fluent in Russian and English.
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| abilities = Omega Red is an exceptional hand-to-hand combatant, military tactician, & criminal leader, trained in armed & unarmed combat by the KGB & others; he is fluent in Russian & English.  He wears an armored exoskeleton to increase his resistance to injury.  
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| debut = X-Men #4 (1992)  
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| debut = [[X-Men]] #4 (1992)  
| creators = Jim Lee & John Byrne
| creators = Jim Lee & John Byrne
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| origin = X-Men #6 (1992), Wolverine #61 (1992), Generation X #7-8 (1995)
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| origin = [[X-Men]] #6 (1992), [[Wolverine]] #61 (1992), [[Generation X]] #7-8 (1995)
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| significant_issues = Revived from suspended animation, vs X-Men & Maverick, defeated, escaped (X-Men #4-7, 1992); possessed by Soul Skinner, vs X-Men, escaped (X-Men #18-19, 1993); hunted M.O.D.A.M., vs Iron Man (Iron Man #295-296, 1993); vs Chamber (Generation X #10-11, 1995); vs Sabretooth (X-Factor #138, 1997); vs Daredevil & Black Widow (Daredevil #368, 1997); employed by Pushkin, vs Maverick (Maverick #10-12, 1998); recruited & betrayed by Sabretooth (Wolverine #173-175, 2002); became kingpin of Red Mafia (Weapon X #3, 2003); killed by Wolverine in Russia (Wolverine: Origins #39, 2009)
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| significant_issues = Revived from suspended animation, vs [[X-Men]] & [[Maverick]], defeated, escaped ([[X-Men]] #4-7, 1992); possessed by [[Soul Skinner]], vs [[X-Men]], escaped ([[X-Men]] #18-19, 1993); hunted [[MODAM]], vs [[Iron Man]] (Iron Man #295-296, 1993); vs [[Chamber]] ([[Generation X]] #10-11, 1995); vs [[Sabretooth]] (X-Factor #138, 1997); vs [[Daredevil]] & [[Black Widow]] (Daredevil #368, 1997); employed by Pushkin, vs [[Maverick]] (Maverick #10-12, 1998); recruited & betrayed by [[Sabretooth]] (Wolverine #173-175, 2002); became kingpin of Red Mafia ([[Weapon X]] #3, 2003); killed by Wolverine with the [[Muramasa Blade]] in Russia (Wolverine: Origins #39, 2009)
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bio_text= Little is known of the past of Russian mutant Arkady Gregorivich before he became a serial killer. Eventually captured, Arkady was turned over to the KGB who set about transforming him into the super-soldier code-named Omega Red. The procedure was interrupted by [[Team X]], an elite covert operations unit consisting of mutant operatives [[Wolverine (James Howlett)|Wolverine]], [[Sabretooth]], [[Agent Zero|Maverick]], and [[Wraith, John|Wraith]]. Team X stole the Carbonadium Synthesizer, a device that was used to control Omega Red’s mutant power, and as a result the KGB placed Omega Red in suspended animation.
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bio_text= During the late 1950's or early 1960's, Arkady Gregorivich Rossovich served in the USSR's Spetsnaz (border patrol commandos), secretly raping & murdering young girls whenever the opportunity presented itself. While assigned to a remote Siberian town, Rossovich's crimes were discovered, & his fellow soldiers attempted to execute him via a gunshot to the head.  His mutant nature allowed him to survive the wound, &, after a formal court-martial, he was drafted into the USSR's super-soldier project, undergoing various torturous enhancements, which, among other effects, turned his skin chalk-white.  By 1968, Rossovich, now dubbed Omega Red, was stationed in Berlin, East Germany, where the USSR transformed him into a cyborg via implanted retractable tentacles of radioactive Carbonadium (a less durable but more malleable imitation of Adamantium), created by a Carbonadium Synthesizer, or "C-Synth."  However, before his transformation was complete, the C-Synth, needed to stabilize the interface between his mutant powers & his bionic implants, was stolen by [[Team X]] members [[Wolverine]] (Logan/James Howlett), [[Sabertooth]], & [[Maverick]] (Christoph Nord).  Eventually [[Wolverine]] hid the C-Synth in the grave of Janice Hollenbeck, a double agent slain by Omega Red.
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Decades later, Omega Red was mystically revived by the ninja clan the [[Hand]], and he allied himself with their leader, [[Tsurayaba, Matsu'o|Matsu’o Tsurayaba]], in exchange for the whereabouts of Wolverine and the C-Synthesizer. Omega Red clashed with both Maverick and Wolverine, but was defeated by Wolverine’s teammates in the mutant super-team the [[X-Men]]. Omega Red later fell under the psionic control of the mutant [[Soul Skinner]] who forced him to battle against Wolverine and the X-Men until the telepath’s death.
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Despite the C-Synth's theft, the USSR continued employing Omega Red as a super-operative in the KGB (Komitjet Gosudarstvjennoj Bjezopasnosti/Committee for State Security), using him against, among others, friends & family of the mutant [[Katu Kath]], whose powers disrupted Soviet satellite transmissions.  Without additional Carbonadium poisoning or death by his own spores; he was thus required to drain life force from any available victims to survive.  Although a murderer many times over, Red hated being unable to select his victim & kill them at leisure as he had while a serial killer.  At some point he was, at least in his estimation, betrayed by fellow KGB agent [[Olinka Barankova]].  Eventually, he escaped custody & partially reverted to his pre-mutated appearance. He committed several murders throughout Europe before Interpol agent Sean Cassidy (later [[Banshee]]), assisted by "Eric Lehnsherr" (Max Eisenhardt, later [[Magneto]]), tracked him to Ireland. Aware that the Russian government would experiment on him further if captured, Red invited Cassidy to kill him; when Cassidy refused, red unleashed death spores upon Cassidy's associate, [[Inspector Magrite Deveraux]], who fell to her death despite Cassidy's efforts.  Enraged, Cassidy shot Red several times, disabling , but not killing him.  Red was returned to Russian custody, his crimes concealed by government deceptions, but his continued inability to fully contain his death spores ultimately led his andlers to place him in suspended animation.
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Omega Red then sought to kill the cyborg [[M.O.D.A.M.]], whom he believed was a former KGB operative that had betrayed him, but was opposed by the armored Avenger [[Iron_Man_%28Anthony_Stark%29|Iron Man]]. Omega Red subsequently clashed with the team of mutant trainees [[Generation X]] as well as the costumed crimefighter [[Daredevil (Matthew Murdock)|Daredevil]] and the Russian super-spy the [[Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)|Black Widow]].
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In recent years, Japanese criminal [[Matsuo Tsurayaba]], hired by the [[Fenris]] twins (Andrea & Andreas Strucker), used 20 [[Hand]] ninjas to sacrifice themselves & mystically revive Omega Red.  [[Fenris]] sent Red after the [[X-Men]], & he captured several, including [[Wolverine]], a victory the twins hoped would cement their place in the power-seeking [[Upstarts]] cabal.  Eager for revenge on the former [[Team X]] member, Red battled [[Wolverine]] for hours, ultimately weakening him enough to be contained & mind-probed.  [[Matsuo]], per his bargain with Red, searched [[Wolverine]]'s memories for information on the C-Synth, which Red still sought to remove his vampiric need for life force.  [[Maverick]], having learned of these developments, penetrated [[Fenris]]' base, & when [[Wolverine]] escaped, joined forces with him. Following a battle with the freed [[X-Men]], Red retreated, [[Wolverine]] & [[Maverick]] subsequently prevented Matsuo from recovering the C-Synth, & [[Wolverine]] entrusted its safety to Maverick.
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Omega Red was later hired by Russian crimelord [[Pushkin, Ivan|Ivan Pushkin]] to help incite war between the terrorist groups [[Hydra]] and [[A.I.M.]], an effort opposed by Maverick. He was subsequently employed as an enforcer for the drug lord [[General|The General]], only to be recruited by Sabretooth alongside the cyborg [[Lady Deathstrike]] to attack the friends of their common enemy Wolverine. Ultimately betrayed by Sabretooth, Omega Red grew tired of being a lackey and became kingpin of New York’s [[Red Mafia]]. In this capacity, he provided Maverick, now called Agent Zero, with information on Sabretooth’s whereabouts, thus exacting a measure of revenge on his betrayer.
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Weeks later, Omega Red resurfaced in Russia, where fellow mutant [[Soul Skinner]], seeking revenge against the government, mentally enslaved him along with several inhabitants of the town Neftelensk.  Coincidentally, the [[X-Men]] also arrived in Russia seeking their associate [[Magik]] (Illyana Rasputin), imprisoned by a government faction.  Under [[Soul Skinner]]'s control, Red fought the [[X-Men]], but when Skinner was apparently slain by [[Colonel Alexi Vazhin]], Red departed, seeing no benefit in continued conflict.  Evidently having acquired secret data while in Russia, Red searched for [[Olinka Barankova]], whom he believed had been transformed into telepathic mutate [[MODAM]].  His search led him to [[AIM]], where he interrupted a battle between [[Iron Man]] (Tony Stark) & [[MODAM]], who had no memories of their supposed shared past.  [[Iron Man]] defeated both combatants.
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Relocating to England, Omega Red resumed his serial killer habits until [[Magneto]]'s [[Acolytes]], including Red's former victim, Katu, offered a cure his life-force addiction in exchange for joining their cause.  After acquiring the necessary information, Red betrayed the [[Acolytes]] & gathered the cure's components on his own, battling [[Cable]] (Nathan Christopher Charles Summers aka Nathan Dayspring Askani'son) in the process.  At the [[Acolytes]]' Arctic base, Red prepared for his transformation, not caring that the procedure would unleash his body's death spores across Earth, but Katu teleported Red & himself away, ending the treatment.  Resurfacing in Ireland, Red targeted Sean Cassidy, now headmaster to [[Generation X]] as [[Banshee]], but was defeated by Cassidy's student [[Chamber]] (Jonothan Starsmore).  Escaping again, Red targeted yet another longtime adversary, [[Maverick]], still possessing the C-Synth.  Although stricken with the [[Legacy virus]], [[Maverick]], aided by fellow [[Team X]] alumnus [[John Wraith]], trapped Red in an abandoned [[Weapon X]] facility, & Wraith manipulated military airplanes into bombing the base.  Surviving, even this onslaught, Red temporarily set aside his grudges & became a mercenary.  Employed with other Russian super-agents in [[General Tskarov]]'s capitalist schemes, he fought [[Daredevil]] (Matt Murdock) & [[Black Widow]] (Natasha Romanoff) but was defeated.
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When [[Sabertooth]] went on a killing spree, news reports of his actions drew Omega Red's attention &, vengeful once more, he battled his old foe for the first time in decades.  Red planned to us his death spores to weaken [[Sabertooth]]'s healing factor & enslave him as a bargaining tool in regaining the C-Synth, believed to be held by [[Elana Ivanova]], a mutant seeking vengeance on [[Sabertooth]].  Ultimately, however, [[Sabertooth]] was too ferocious even for Red, who was forced to flee for his life.  Subsequently hired by crimelord [[Ivan Pushkin]], Red joined Pushkin's efforts to provoke war between the terrorist groups [[Hydra]] & [[AIM]] while stealing their resources for himself. When [[Maverick]] intervened, however, Red abandoned the endeavor to again pursue both vengeance  & a chance at the C-Synth. Pushed from a mountaintop in battle with [[Maverick]], he again survived.
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In a rare bout compassion, Omega Red renewed his alliance with both [[Acolytes]] & the [[Fenris]] twins, along with [[Pyro]] (St. John Allerdyce), [[Avalanche]] (Dominic Petros), & [[Feral]] (Maria Callasantos), to seek a cure for the [[Legacy virus]], which had infected a number of Russian mutants.  Believing the [[High Evolutionary]]'s Isotope E to be such a cure, red & his associates battled their quarry's defenders, [[Quicksilver]] & the [[Knights of Wundagore]], but the encounter ended with Red & the others bound in his coils, the [[Acolytes]] abandoning them to their fate.  Unable to cure his countrymen, red returned to Russia & to government service.  When the government lost control of [[Province 13]]'s experimental mutant children, red hunted the most dangerous escapees, again battling the [[X-Men]] in the process.
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Later, Omega Red entered organized crime as an enforcer for the General, formerly a high-ranking KGB official.  [[Sabertooth]] recruited Red & cyborg [[Lady Deathstrike]] to attack [[Wolverine]]'s friends & family, & Red, hating [[Wolverine]] even more than he hated [[Sabertooth]], agreed to join forces against their common enemy.  After luring [[Wolverine]] into a trap, however, [[Sabertooth]] teleported away with him, denying Red & [[Deathstrike]] their vengeance. Rather than dwell on the incident, Red used resources acquired in the General's service to become New York's [[Red Mafia]] kingpin, reveling in political & corporate power.  When [[Maverick]], as [[Agent Zero]], hunted [[Sabertooth]] for his betrayal of & theft from the latest [[Weapon X Project]], Red, not recognizing his longtime enemy, provided information on [[Sabertooth]]'s whereabouts, exacting revenge on his betrayer, but otherwise seemed willing to abandon his vendettas for his new ventures.
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Although less troubled by his death-spore condition than before, Omega Red apparently realized he might eventually worsen until even the C-Synth could not help him.  Believing a Korean bioweapons firm could provide a cure, he searched for the firm's ironic price, the C-Synth itself, as did [[Wolverine]] for his own reasons.  [[Wolverine]] located [[Maverick]], but Red attacked both men.  Learning [[Maverick]] had left the device with the [[Black Widow]] in Germany, [[Wolverine]] was forestalled by [[SHIELD]] agents, who captured Red in a gel-like substance.  Briefly held by [[SHIELD]], Red was extradited & subjected to inhumane experimentation in the famous [[Red Room]], much as he had been by the KGB so many years before.  His healing factor enhanced, Red fought [[Wolverine]] & his fellow [[X-Men]] [[Colossus]] (Piotr Rasputin) & [[Nightcrawler]] (Kurt Wagner) when they too were captured by the Red Room.  Defeated once more, he was re-imprisoned by [[SHIELD]].
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Most recently, Omega Red was transferred to Vutluga Prison in Russia, where Wolverine eventually arrived during his search for [[Romulus]].  Red attacked him, having been placed there through [[Romulus]]' machinations, & he used the other prisoners as a resource to drain while he fought [[Wolverine]].  [[Wolverine]] used the C-Synth to position Red beneath some prison gates, that he released, trapping Red when they slammed down.  Red escaped shortly after, & tracked the C-Synth & [[Wolverine]] to the Hughesovka Ironworks #5, still in Russia, where he was held captive by the mutant, [[Wildchild]].  He went after the C-Synth, piercing [[Wildchild]] through the throat with one of his coils & cast him into a cauldron of molten iron.  [[Wolverine]] had already escaped by crawling through the hot liquid metal & reached St. Petersburg, Russia 2 days later to receive the [[Muramasa Blade]], a sword forged with all [[Wolverine]]'s rage, sent by request from another old foe & secret agent [[Black Widow]].  [[Wolverine]] used the sword to presumably kill Omega Red.          
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Current revision as of 02:09, 2 February 2010

 

Universe
Marvel Universe

Real Name
Arkady Gregorivich Rossovich

Aliases
Vasyliev Arkady among several others

Identity
Known to authorities

Citizenship
USSR, legally deceased

Place of Birth
Novorossiysk, USSR

First Appearance
X-Men #4 (1992)

Origin
X-Men #6 (1992), Wolverine #61 (1992), Generation X #7-8 (1995)


During the late 1950's or early 1960's, Arkady Gregorivich Rossovich served in the USSR's Spetsnaz (border patrol commandos), secretly raping & murdering young girls whenever the opportunity presented itself. While assigned to a remote Siberian town, Rossovich's crimes were discovered, & his fellow soldiers attempted to execute him via a gunshot to the head. His mutant nature allowed him to survive the wound, &, after a formal court-martial, he was drafted into the USSR's super-soldier project, undergoing various torturous enhancements, which, among other effects, turned his skin chalk-white. By 1968, Rossovich, now dubbed Omega Red, was stationed in Berlin, East Germany, where the USSR transformed him into a cyborg via implanted retractable tentacles of radioactive Carbonadium (a less durable but more malleable imitation of Adamantium), created by a Carbonadium Synthesizer, or "C-Synth." However, before his transformation was complete, the C-Synth, needed to stabilize the interface between his mutant powers & his bionic implants, was stolen by Team X members Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), Sabertooth, & Maverick (Christoph Nord). Eventually Wolverine hid the C-Synth in the grave of Janice Hollenbeck, a double agent slain by Omega Red.

Despite the C-Synth's theft, the USSR continued employing Omega Red as a super-operative in the KGB (Komitjet Gosudarstvjennoj Bjezopasnosti/Committee for State Security), using him against, among others, friends & family of the mutant Katu Kath, whose powers disrupted Soviet satellite transmissions. Without additional Carbonadium poisoning or death by his own spores; he was thus required to drain life force from any available victims to survive. Although a murderer many times over, Red hated being unable to select his victim & kill them at leisure as he had while a serial killer. At some point he was, at least in his estimation, betrayed by fellow KGB agent Olinka Barankova. Eventually, he escaped custody & partially reverted to his pre-mutated appearance. He committed several murders throughout Europe before Interpol agent Sean Cassidy (later Banshee), assisted by "Eric Lehnsherr" (Max Eisenhardt, later Magneto), tracked him to Ireland. Aware that the Russian government would experiment on him further if captured, Red invited Cassidy to kill him; when Cassidy refused, red unleashed death spores upon Cassidy's associate, Inspector Magrite Deveraux, who fell to her death despite Cassidy's efforts. Enraged, Cassidy shot Red several times, disabling , but not killing him. Red was returned to Russian custody, his crimes concealed by government deceptions, but his continued inability to fully contain his death spores ultimately led his andlers to place him in suspended animation.

In recent years, Japanese criminal Matsuo Tsurayaba, hired by the Fenris twins (Andrea & Andreas Strucker), used 20 Hand ninjas to sacrifice themselves & mystically revive Omega Red. Fenris sent Red after the X-Men, & he captured several, including Wolverine, a victory the twins hoped would cement their place in the power-seeking Upstarts cabal. Eager for revenge on the former Team X member, Red battled Wolverine for hours, ultimately weakening him enough to be contained & mind-probed. Matsuo, per his bargain with Red, searched Wolverine's memories for information on the C-Synth, which Red still sought to remove his vampiric need for life force. Maverick, having learned of these developments, penetrated Fenris' base, & when Wolverine escaped, joined forces with him. Following a battle with the freed X-Men, Red retreated, Wolverine & Maverick subsequently prevented Matsuo from recovering the C-Synth, & Wolverine entrusted its safety to Maverick.

Weeks later, Omega Red resurfaced in Russia, where fellow mutant Soul Skinner, seeking revenge against the government, mentally enslaved him along with several inhabitants of the town Neftelensk. Coincidentally, the X-Men also arrived in Russia seeking their associate Magik (Illyana Rasputin), imprisoned by a government faction. Under Soul Skinner's control, Red fought the X-Men, but when Skinner was apparently slain by Colonel Alexi Vazhin, Red departed, seeing no benefit in continued conflict. Evidently having acquired secret data while in Russia, Red searched for Olinka Barankova, whom he believed had been transformed into telepathic mutate MODAM. His search led him to AIM, where he interrupted a battle between Iron Man (Tony Stark) & MODAM, who had no memories of their supposed shared past. Iron Man defeated both combatants.

Relocating to England, Omega Red resumed his serial killer habits until Magneto's Acolytes, including Red's former victim, Katu, offered a cure his life-force addiction in exchange for joining their cause. After acquiring the necessary information, Red betrayed the Acolytes & gathered the cure's components on his own, battling Cable (Nathan Christopher Charles Summers aka Nathan Dayspring Askani'son) in the process. At the Acolytes' Arctic base, Red prepared for his transformation, not caring that the procedure would unleash his body's death spores across Earth, but Katu teleported Red & himself away, ending the treatment. Resurfacing in Ireland, Red targeted Sean Cassidy, now headmaster to Generation X as Banshee, but was defeated by Cassidy's student Chamber (Jonothan Starsmore). Escaping again, Red targeted yet another longtime adversary, Maverick, still possessing the C-Synth. Although stricken with the Legacy virus, Maverick, aided by fellow Team X alumnus John Wraith, trapped Red in an abandoned Weapon X facility, & Wraith manipulated military airplanes into bombing the base. Surviving, even this onslaught, Red temporarily set aside his grudges & became a mercenary. Employed with other Russian super-agents in General Tskarov's capitalist schemes, he fought Daredevil (Matt Murdock) & Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff) but was defeated.

When Sabertooth went on a killing spree, news reports of his actions drew Omega Red's attention &, vengeful once more, he battled his old foe for the first time in decades. Red planned to us his death spores to weaken Sabertooth's healing factor & enslave him as a bargaining tool in regaining the C-Synth, believed to be held by Elana Ivanova, a mutant seeking vengeance on Sabertooth. Ultimately, however, Sabertooth was too ferocious even for Red, who was forced to flee for his life. Subsequently hired by crimelord Ivan Pushkin, Red joined Pushkin's efforts to provoke war between the terrorist groups Hydra & AIM while stealing their resources for himself. When Maverick intervened, however, Red abandoned the endeavor to again pursue both vengeance & a chance at the C-Synth. Pushed from a mountaintop in battle with Maverick, he again survived.

In a rare bout compassion, Omega Red renewed his alliance with both Acolytes & the Fenris twins, along with Pyro (St. John Allerdyce), Avalanche (Dominic Petros), & Feral (Maria Callasantos), to seek a cure for the Legacy virus, which had infected a number of Russian mutants. Believing the High Evolutionary's Isotope E to be such a cure, red & his associates battled their quarry's defenders, Quicksilver & the Knights of Wundagore, but the encounter ended with Red & the others bound in his coils, the Acolytes abandoning them to their fate. Unable to cure his countrymen, red returned to Russia & to government service. When the government lost control of Province 13's experimental mutant children, red hunted the most dangerous escapees, again battling the X-Men in the process.

Later, Omega Red entered organized crime as an enforcer for the General, formerly a high-ranking KGB official. Sabertooth recruited Red & cyborg Lady Deathstrike to attack Wolverine's friends & family, & Red, hating Wolverine even more than he hated Sabertooth, agreed to join forces against their common enemy. After luring Wolverine into a trap, however, Sabertooth teleported away with him, denying Red & Deathstrike their vengeance. Rather than dwell on the incident, Red used resources acquired in the General's service to become New York's Red Mafia kingpin, reveling in political & corporate power. When Maverick, as Agent Zero, hunted Sabertooth for his betrayal of & theft from the latest Weapon X Project, Red, not recognizing his longtime enemy, provided information on Sabertooth's whereabouts, exacting revenge on his betrayer, but otherwise seemed willing to abandon his vendettas for his new ventures.

Although less troubled by his death-spore condition than before, Omega Red apparently realized he might eventually worsen until even the C-Synth could not help him. Believing a Korean bioweapons firm could provide a cure, he searched for the firm's ironic price, the C-Synth itself, as did Wolverine for his own reasons. Wolverine located Maverick, but Red attacked both men. Learning Maverick had left the device with the Black Widow in Germany, Wolverine was forestalled by SHIELD agents, who captured Red in a gel-like substance. Briefly held by SHIELD, Red was extradited & subjected to inhumane experimentation in the famous Red Room, much as he had been by the KGB so many years before. His healing factor enhanced, Red fought Wolverine & his fellow X-Men Colossus (Piotr Rasputin) & Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) when they too were captured by the Red Room. Defeated once more, he was re-imprisoned by SHIELD.

Most recently, Omega Red was transferred to Vutluga Prison in Russia, where Wolverine eventually arrived during his search for Romulus. Red attacked him, having been placed there through Romulus' machinations, & he used the other prisoners as a resource to drain while he fought Wolverine. Wolverine used the C-Synth to position Red beneath some prison gates, that he released, trapping Red when they slammed down. Red escaped shortly after, & tracked the C-Synth & Wolverine to the Hughesovka Ironworks #5, still in Russia, where he was held captive by the mutant, Wildchild. He went after the C-Synth, piercing Wildchild through the throat with one of his coils & cast him into a cauldron of molten iron. Wolverine had already escaped by crawling through the hot liquid metal & reached St. Petersburg, Russia 2 days later to receive the Muramasa Blade, a sword forged with all Wolverine's rage, sent by request from another old foe & secret agent Black Widow. Wolverine used the sword to presumably kill Omega Red.



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