Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kid Omega

Real Name
Quentin Quire


Adventurer, former student


Place of Birth

Known Relatives
Unidentified foster parents

Group Affiliation
None; formerly Omega Gang (leader), Xavier Institute Student Body, the Corsairs squad.

Various courses undertaken at Xavier Institute for Higher Learning


129 lbs.


Brown, dyed purple

Quentin Quire is an Omega-level telepath who is able to form and organize thoughts at the rate of ten million per second. Among his array of mental talents, Quentin is able to communicate telepathically over long distances, read the minds of others, manipulate the thoughts and bodily functions of others, and shield his mind against telepathic probes.

Like all students at Xavier's school for the Gifted, Quentin has received training in various martial arts.

Other Info
The brilliant and young Quentin Quire was one of the top students at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. He was inspired by Professor Charles Xavier's dream of human/mutant brotherhood when he was 13 years old. While at the school, Quentin created a set of anti-gravity floats to grant mobility to the disembodied brain of his fellow student Martha Johansson. Quentin was kind of a social outcast, but was able to make friends with Glob Herman. In addition, he had a crush on one of the Stepford Cuckoos named Sophie. However, being fellow telepaths, they became some what of rivals. (To learn about the place and/or characters above, just click on their highlighted names.)

On his birthday, Quentin received a call from his parents who revealed to him that he was adopted. In addition, news broke that the renowned mutant fashion designer Jumbo Carnation was killed supposedly at the hands of humans. These events combined pushed Quentin over the edge and he began to doubt Xavier's teachings, developing a more negative and hostile view of the world and of humankind.

Soon afterward, Quentin became addicted to a new designer drug called "Kick" (which increased superhuman mutant powers, but also altered the brain's metabolism). In addition to his friend Glob Herman, Quentin was able to draw the attention of fellow classmates Tattoo, Phaser, and Skybolt. The five abused Kick together and eventually called themselves the "Omega Gang." Quentin also began going by the name, "Kid Omega." (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the Omega Gang members and/or the Omega Gang team.)

One night, the Omega Gang ventured outside of the X-Mansion and found a group of humans who they savagely beat, even killing some. Afterward, the gang went to a mutant tattooist and had their arms marked with an Omega symbol over an "X." They continued to attack innocent humans, and even began attacking members of the mutant-harvesting U-Men. (To learn about the U-Men, click on the highlighted name above. The Omega Gang sign is shown on the shirt worn by Kid Omega in the fourth picture posted.)

Kid Omega eventually was able to create a helmet patterned after the worn by Magneto--which prevented the use of telepathic powers. So, the day the Xavier Institute opened again, the Omega Gang captured Professor X and put the helmet on him to prevent him from using his telepathy. After this, Kid Omega started a student riot at the score. They did cause a little damage, but the adult X-Men easily defeated the Omega Gang, except Kid Omega due to his powerful telepathy. However, Sophie of the Stepford Cuckoos empowered her sisters by taking a dose of the "Kick" drug to boost their telepathy abilities. Also, with the aid of the mutant-locating device Cerebra, they were able to magnify their telepathic powers to a level higher than Kid Omega's and Sophie took him down. Quentin was left beaten and humbled, but unfortunately the strain of the incident killed Sophie. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the character, team, and/or object above.)

After the riot was over, Beast tried to stabilize Kid Omega, but his body was being burnt out by his own psionic energy. This was apparently the result of his overdoses of Kick, which caused a secondary mutation that changed his brain into faster-than-light energy, apparently putting him in telepathic contact with everyone on the planet simultaneously. Seeing that Quire was terminal, Professor X called for Xorn to try to heal him, but what was happening to Kid Omega could not be stopped--Quinten's body was destroyed. However, his mind was kept in a semi-conscious form in Beast's lab. (To learn about the highlighted characters above, just click on their names.)

Later on, when the cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force returned to Earth, its presence influenced Kid Omega to reconstitute himself and create a new physical form for himself. Remembering Sophie's death, Kid Omega sought out the Phoenix Force to help resurrect her. The X-Men were able to trap the Phoenix Force; however, Quentin sought to free it and opposed the X-Men. During the following clash, the Phoenix Force was freed and it granted Kid Omega's wish--Sophie was resurrected. However, upon seeing Quentin, a disgusted Sophie chose instead to return to death. After this heartbreak, Quentin returned back to his disembodied state. (To learn about the Phoenix Force, click on the highlighted name above. Also, the fifth picture posted is of Kid Omega in his reconstituted body. Note: Beware of the form-fitting outfit worn by Jean Grey on the Phoenix Force's bio page.)

Sometime later, after
Cyclops and Wolverine had a disagreement and Wolverine left and established his own school, the new Black King of the Hellfire Club Kade Kilgore freed Kid Omega. Kilgore expected that Quentin would do something crazy that would set off a new wave of anti-Mutant sentiment. And just as expected, Kid Omega did just that--he decided to celebrate his freedom by breaking into an international arms conference that Cyclops happened to be speaking at. While inside, Kid Omega made some of the world's top leaders reveal there deepest darkest secrets, all live on camera. (To learn about the characters and/or the Hellfire Club, click on the highlighted names above. Note: Beware of the scantily-clad women on the Hellfire Club and Cyclops' bio pages.)

Now listed as the worlds most dangerous mutant, Kid Omega saught refuge on Utopia. Once there, Cyclops wanted to return Kid Omega to containment and give him up to the authorities in order to be tried by a jury. However, Wolverine convinced Captain America to let him take Kid Omega with him to Westchester, New York. Once there, Wolverine wanted to let Quentin join the student body at the Jean Grey school for Higher Learning as a way to reform Quentin.
(To learn about Utopia and/or Captain America, click on the highlighted names above.)

More recently, since attending the new school, Kid Omega has been of great help in their first conflict against a spawn of Krakoa that was being controlled by the new incarnation of the Hellfire Club. (To learn about Krakoa, just click on the highlighted name above.)

To learn a bit more about Kid Omega, click on the following link,

Kid Omega is credited in the third X-Men movie,
X-Men: The Last Stand. However, even though he is listed as "Kid Omega" in the credits, his powers don't match with Kid Omega from the comics. His powers are those of the mutant Quill.

1 comment:

  1. I know he was angry before, but it all started going extra downhill with the drugs. Sad story- he could have been awesome because he has cool powers.