E-123 Omega is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. He is a Super Badnik created by Dr. Eggman who has since gone rogue and now seeks to hunt down and destroy all Eggman robots. He is also a member of Team Dark.
Omega is a humanoid metallic robot with a stocky upper body and arms. He possesses no neck, his head and torso coming together in an almost ellipsoid shape. His upper torso and lower abdomen are black and he has a wide red stripes around his torso where his chest section is. On each side of his chest area, he has two small horizontal vent holes, and down the middle of his chest he has a strip of silver metal that runs from his head to his stomach. Speaking of his stomach, the front of his abdomen is covered by a clear gray plate. Also, on his upper back he has a green horizontal stripe, and on his lower back he has two small rocket exhausts. He also has black, block-like shoulders with a visible Greek omega symbol (Ω) on the front of the left and back of the right with red handlebars on the top. His forearms are thick and black and red with yellow wristbands that are adorned with silver spikes, yet his upper arms are silver and thin. He also has silver, five-fingered hands with sharp claws.
Around Omega's waist he has one circling pipe with two red flaps attached on the sides of his body and a red pelvis section with a green recess on top. Also, his legs are rather short compared to the rest of his body. His thighs are silver metal bars and his shins are fairly human-shaped and possess a red and black color scheme. He also possesses two-toed black feet with a green space between his toes and long heels. Lastly, there is his head, which is small and platform-like with a yellow shade and red cylindrical eyes.
When Dr. Eggman headed towards Sunset City in his Faceship to create a Zombot outbreak in the city, Omega began heading there to intercept Eggman with the aid of his team. Unfortunately, a colossal Zombot outbreak soon erupted in the city. Omega thus went to work fighting the Zombots. When Sonic later arrived and tried to clear out some Zombots keeping some civilians trapped in a building, Omega beat Sonic to it by attacking the Zombots first. Deeming the Zombots resilient, Omega considered using heavier ordnances as he voiced his intention to eliminate them. Sonic tried convincing Omega not to destroy the Zombots, but Omega disregarded Sonic's attempt, having reasoned that all Zombots were ultimately robots created by Eggman and thus had to be destroyed, and continued to attack the Zombots. Fortunately, Omega's artillery did not really damage the Zombots. Regardless, Omega continued to pummel them, thus giving Sonic the opening to get the civlians to safety. When Sonic returned, he informed Omega that they should defend the hotel where Rouge was organizing the survivors. In return, Omega informed Sonic that there were too many targets for him and that the Zombots were approaching from two sides. Sonic tried to give Omega a hand by fighting the other horde, but then Shadow arrived with a truck, which he used to knock the Zombots away. Omega was soon after ordered by Shadow to focus on safeguarding the truck while Rouge got the evacuees onboard. As such, while Omega kept the Zombots close up at bay by firing at them from the top of the truck, Shadow fought the other Zombot horde. However, when Shadow got overwhelmed by the Zombots, Rouge asked Omega to cover Shadow with his firepower. Unfortunately, Omega was unable to shift focus since keeping the growing wave of Zombots away from the truck required all his firepower. Not long after, Shadow got turned into a Zombot.
Omega continued to protect the truck until all of the uninfected citizens were onboard. Once Rouge drove off with the truck, Omega stayed behind to continue fighting the Zombots. Omega soon observed Sonic's growing infection and suggested that he retreat. Sonic refused as he did not wish to leave another friend behind. Omega corrected him to say that they were not friends and he was in his way. Sonic suggested that they both retreat since Omega could not actually destroy the Zombots but he refused. Omega thus began fighting Shadow and showed him as much mercy as the other Zombots. Unfortunately for him, Shadow ripped Omega's chest open and two other Zombots tore his arms off. Sonic helped keep Shadow off of him and suggested retreating again but Omega still refused. Soon, Miles "Tails" Prower and Silver the Hedgehog arrived on the scene and the latter used his psychokinesis on the Zombots. Tails then removed Omega's head from his severed body and took off with Silver. Later at Restoration HQ, Sonic checked up on Omega who was incredibly angry with his current status. Tails told Sonic that he would supply Omega with a temporary body at a later point once he had the supplies and the time. Omega suggested a jaw mechanism so that he would bite off the ankles of the Zombots.
The Last Minute
Restoration HQ was soon overrun with Zombots, resulting in an emergency evacuation for the survivors. Gemerl was tasked by Amy to retrieve Omega's head from Tails' lab and take him to the Rescue Shuttle that was preparing for take-off.
All or Nothing
The Rescue Shuttle eventually went to Angel Island. While there, Eggman, Dr. Starline and Metal Sonic had abruptly arrived via a portal after a run-in with the Deadly Six. While the others discussed current events, Cream carried Omega's head outside to see Whisper; the wolf was attempting to shoot Eggman which Cream and Omega discouraged (as Omega wanted to destroy the doctor himself). After Cream was able to calm Whisper down, she promised that she and Omega would stay by her side so that she would not be lonely; Omega noted from this that he was not lonely, but he was enraged.
Omega is driven by a revenge-based desire to hunt down and destroy any and all robots created by Dr. Eggman. To him, a robotic being's nature and origins are irrelevant: as long as it is a robot created by Eggman, it deserves to be destroyed by his hands. As such, he will not hesitate to bring out brutal, if not deadly force against a perceived Eggman robot. He even seems to take emotionless joy in destroying Eggman robots, as he once approved of a plan that meant he would get to destroy his fair share of Eggman robots. Omega also shows a sense of deadpan sarcasm at times, having noted when he fought the Zombots in Sunset City that there was "too many targets, not enough bullets". However, this goes almost unnoticed due to his lack of expressive emotions.
Being robotic in nature, Omega speaks using a slightly robotic and computer-based speech pattern. He also talks rather directly and matter-of-fact-ly. Sometimes, he also displays a slightly macabre mindset, like when he said he would make a "wall of bodies" from the Zombots he fought in Sunset City when Sonic told him to hold the line against the incoming enemies.
Omega has little interest in gratitude, as Sonic has noted that Omega is not the type of guy who needs thanks. He is also incredibly stubborn to the point of where he would rather be destroyed in battle than retreat, even if he is at a major disadvantage.
Powers and abilities
- Cream the Rabbit
- Silver the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Team Dark
- Despite first appearing in Sonic the Hedgehog #19, Omega already made a cameo appearance on cover RI for Sonic the Hedgehog #9.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Omega's measurements are the same as those of his game counterpart.
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #19, "Roll Call"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Sonic the Hedgehog #19, "Crisis City, Part 1"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #22, "The Last Minute, Part 2"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"