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Omega Gang

 

The Omega Gang was formed by Quentin Quire, aka Kid Omega. Quentin was already one of a handful of students who challenged authority and actively questioned the philosophies behind Xavier’s dream. When he learned that he was adopted, Quentin had an identity crisis. He used the power-enhancing drug Kick and adopted a hairstyle and mode of dress that mimicked an artist’s rendering of mutant oppressors that appeared in a newspaper on the day he was born. He gathered together other like-minded students and together they perpetrated a series of hate crimes against humans in Salem Center. They then made a move against the Institute by holding Professor Xavier hostage and instigating a riot during the school’s Open Day ceremonies. The Omega Gang was defeated through the combined efforts of the Stepford Cuckoos and the X-Men. Quentin evolved into a non-corporeal entity and is dormant in Hank McCoy’s laboratory. The remaining members of the Omega Gang are serving time in prison.

First appearance: New X-Men #135
Last appearance: New X-Men #138

Membership: Glob Herman, Kid Omega, Radian, Redneck, Tattoo

Glob Herman First appearance: New X-Men #117

All Omega Gang appearances: New X-Men #134-138

Powers: physically composed of mutated bio-paraffin, a form of living wax, which augments his strength, speed, and resilience by increasing his mass, decreasing friction, and padding his internal organs from assault, and can also be flicked off his body in tiny rivulets of wax

Notes:
- Glob Herman was injured after setting himself aflame and going on a rampage. When he recovered from these injuries, he was sent to a human jail to atone for the crimes he committed as a member of the Omega Gang.

Kid Omega (Quentin Quire) First appearance: New X-Men #134

All Omega Gang appearances: New X-Men #134-138

Powers: advanced telepathic and cognitive abilities enable him to process data at high speeds, construct and formulate his thoughts with vast quantity and quality, project ideas and impressions into the minds of others, disable existing psychic phenomena, and naturally shield him from psychic assaults

Notes:
- Following his defeat by the Stepford Cuckoos, Quentin underwent a physical transformation as the next stage in his evolution. This left him a disembodied psychic entity that was contained in Henry McCoy’s laboratory. [New X-Men #138]

Radian First appearance: New X-Men #126

All Omega Gang appearances: New X-Men #135-138

Powers: discharges a uni-directional flash of light from his body, blinding anyone he chooses to affect

Notes:
- Radian was sent to a human jail in New X-Men #138 to atone for the crimes he committed as a member of the Omega Gang.

Redneck First appearance: New X-Men #126

All Omega Gang appearances: New X-Men #135-138

Powers: generates intense levels of thermal energy from his lower arms, superheating them so that his hands can burn or melt anything he touches

Notes:
- Redneck was sent to a human jail in New X-Men #138 to atone for the crimes he committed as a member of the Omega Gang.

Tattoo First appearance: New X-Men #126

All Omega Gang appearances: New X-Men #134-138

Powers: bio-phasing ability enables her to force her hand into another person’s body in order to scramble their neurochemistry and biological functions; chameleon skin creates symbols and patterns on her flesh upon command

Notes:
- Tattoo was sent to a human jail in New X-Men #138 to atone for the crimes she committed as a member of the Omega Gang.