Omega-Level Mutants are the strongest and rarest mutant classification. They are literal Gods who can reshape the world as they see fit. Which Marvel mutant is close to reaching Omega-Level in the near future? Let’s find out.
Nathaniel Essex was a genius level biologist and geneticist who became obsessed with theories of mutation. He repeatedly experimented on his own body, giving himself a variety of powers. Mister Sinister constantly steals genetic material from other mutants and adds on to his own genes. His constant meddling with his own DNA has kept giving him more and more incredible abilities. For decades, Essex has only kept on increasing his abilities as he better understands the secrets of the X-Gene. It is only a matter of time (which Mister Sinister has plenty of due to his increased longevity) before he comes a true Omega-Level Mutant.
People tend to no take you seriously if you are make your first appearance in a college drama-romance arc. Angelica Jones may look the part for the quintessential college prom queen. But she is also a mutant with formidable abilities. Her ability to control microwave radiation gives her absolute control over fire and heat. It has recently been found out that her powers grow exponentially in outer space, which is full of microwave radiation. This means there is more to her abilities than what meets the eye that Marvel has only recently started to explore.
He was a product of the ’90s X-Men stories. Back in that decade, Marvel writers kept producing one over-the-top, overpowered character after another. Bishop came from the same era that gave us Cable. His powers are basically energy absorption. But the catch is he has no defined limits. Maybe Marvel forgot to give him a limitation or a handicap. Maybe it was intentional. Bishop’s Omega-Level mutant abilities also include super-speed, heightened reflexes, a healing factor and super stamina and endurance. If we didn’t know better, we would call him an omega-Level mutant already.
The movies just make him look weak and timid who needs his teammates’ help to get the job done. But Cyclops, by himself, is a fearsome foe in the comics. His optic blasts may look generic at first but fans forget how his powers work. Cyclops’ body gathers ambient energy from the environment around him. Since there is no limit to ambient energy in this universe, Cyclops can potentially absorb so much energy that the resulting optic blast can crack open a planet or kill an entire star. He has himself confirmed this in the comics.
Nezhno Abidemi has a very simple ability. He can increase the muscle mass in his body, giving him strength and durability that far surpasses that of an ordinary human being. he did have a severe handicap though. Psychological scars on his mind left him with only being able to use his ability in a limited fashion. He was forced to rely on Vibranium tattoos to prevent his body from over-expanding. But after Jean Grey erased the mental trauma from his mind, gentle has gained access to a realm of brute strength that makes him potentially the Hulk’s equal. In the future, he could easily defeat the Hulk if he kept working on his powers.
The Cajun mutant has the ability to charge objects with explosive energy that he can then use as projectile or hand-held weapons. His powers have become only more complex now. Gambit now possesses speed and reflexes that even surpasses that of Quicksilver’s. In Earth-9921, an alternate reality Gambit showed his mutant abilities, with training, can even surpass Omega-Level.
Much like Bishop, Havok’s ability is absorbing and redirecting any form of energy. But his powers beat his brother Cyclops ability by a huge margin. Havok can use his powers to not only create concussive energy beams but even fly at high speeds. If given enough time, Havok can absorb an entire star’s energy into himself and become a force of pure destruction. He has already done it in the past and could easily do it again if need be.
Telekinetics have the quickest means of reaching Omega-Level. Just take a look at Cable or Jean Grey. Both have powerful telekinetic abilities that give them a near God-like status. Hellion is probably the greatest authority in pure telekinesis. He can use his ability to fly at the speed of sound and even control molecular movement. As he has grown and developed his powers over the years, Hellion’s telekinetic feats have only become more and more advanced. It turns out his powers were being hindered by mental blocks placed on his mind. Emma Frost has removed them. He is now capable of much better feats!!
He may be the one of Marvel’s strongest telepaths. But he is rarely considered an Omega-Level mutant. In one arc, Charles Xavier realizes his true potential when he goes rogue during the Onslaught Saga. It proves that Professor x is capable of abilities he himself is not aware off. If he becomes a villain, there’s no stopping him.
A fairly lesser known mutant, Darwin’s ability is instantaneous adaptation. His body can adapt to literally any kind of environment and give him any form and kind of ability according to the situation. His body can even spontaneously mutate people around him in case of danger. The more extreme the threat, the stronger he becomes. If the danger is severe enough, his body will not hesitate from giving him Omega-Level abilities.