name: Arkady (rest of name unrevealed)
Other aliases: None known
Occupation:(current) Warrior serving Matsuo Tsurayaba,
(former) Special "super-soldier" operative of Soviet intelligence
Citizenship: Russia (formerly USSR) with no known criminal
Place of birth: Unrevealed location in Russia
Marital status: Unrevealed
Known relatives: None
Base of operations: (current) Unrevealed, presumably
bases used by Matsuo Tsurayaba, (former) Moscow, former USSR;
East Berlin, former East Germany
Group affiliation: (current) Operative of Matsuo Tsurayaba's
renegade faction of the Hand, (former) KGB operative
First appearance: X-MEN (second series) #4
History: Omega Red is a Russian mutant formerly employed
as a "super-soldier" by the country known previously as the
Soviet Union. He possesses superhuman strength and durability,
and has long coils made of carbonadium implanted in his arms
which he can project from openings in his wrists to ensnare
an opponent. He secretes pheromones that are lethal to other
persons and then drains their life forces to sustain his own.
Omega Red currently serves Matsuo Tsurayaba who revived him
from suspended animation to capture Wolverine. Omega Red defeated
Wolverine and brought him to Tsurayaba. Omega Red had previously
battled Wolverine, along with Maverick and Sabretooth, thirty
years earlier when this trio tried to rescue double agent Janice
Hollenbeck and the carbonadium synthesizer.
Omega Red battled the X-Men and was wounded in combat by Psylocke
and then defeated by the X-Men and Maverick, though he still
managed to escape. Later, Omega Red battled and fell under the
mental control of the Soul Skinner in Siberia. The Soul Skinner
then used him to battle Wolverine and the X-Men. Omega Red captured
Wolverine and Jubilee but escaped after the Soul Skinner's death.
Omega Red also had a brush with the Generation X team, was defeated
by them, and disappeared.
Height: 6 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 425 lbs.
Other distinguishing features: Omega Red has chalk-white
skin. Implanted within his arms are long coils made of carbonadium,
an alloy that resembles adamantium but is more malleable and
considerably less resistant to damage. Omega Red can cause the
coils to shoot forward from openings in the undersides of his
wrists in order to ensnare his victims. He can also use the
coils as a conduit for his lethal pheromones.
Strength level: Superhuman Class 10
Fighting skills: Excellent hand-to-hand combatant, with
extensive training in unarmed combat by the KGB
Known superhuman powers: Omega Red has the ability to
secrete pheromones from his body that will kill people in his
immediate vicinity. He can also drain the life forces from these
victims in order to sustain his own.
Special limitations: Due to his mutant "death factor"
Omega Red must drain the life forces of others in order to remain
active. However, if he found the carbonadium synthesizer, he
could use it to synthesize carbonadium, the only metal that
can neutralize the "death factor," thereby stabilizing it within