Marvel character highlight #02: Omega Red

NAME: Arkady Gregorivich

AFFILIATION: Red Mafia, Upstarts, The Hand

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Can project Carbonadium tentacles from his wrists; drains life force from living beings to regenerate  energy.

BACKGROUND:¬† Arkady Gregorivich was once an imprisoned serial killer in his native Russia. Instead of killing him the KGB attempted to make a super soldier and subjected him to experiments. These trials gave him mutant powers through carbonadium implants and genetic treatments. The downside of the experiments was that he was now required to survive off of victims’ life energy. Omega Red was then placed in suspended animation until he was revived after the fall of the Soviet Union. Since his re-emergence, he has taken on foes such as Wolverine, Kitty Pryde and Spider-Man.

RELATIONSHIPS: Wolverine, nemesis; Sabertooth, nemesis; X-Men, nemesis

FIRST VERSUS GAME APPEARANCE: Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter

APPEARANCES IN OTHER MEDIA: X-Men the Animated Series (television), X-Men Evolution (television), X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (SNES), X-Men: Children of the Atom (arcade), Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (arcade), X2: Wolverine’s Revenge (multiplatform), X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (multiplatform), Hulk Vs. (multiplatform)

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