Invincible’s Omni-Man has become one of the most popular supervillains (although he is nominally a hero) of the modern era. Sure, the comics did their job, but Amazon’s animated adaptation is what really did the job. Omni-Man is exceptionally powerful, a guy you should certainly not be messing with, but he is not the strongest character ever. In fact, he is not even close to the top ten.
The characters that could defeat Omni-Man include Darkseid, the Flash (Barry Allen), Dr. Manhattan, Saitama, Son Goku, Superman, Thanos, Thor, and Thragg.
In today’s article, we are going to bring you a list of nine characters who could defeat Omni-Man. Although we could’ve gone all around the world of pop culture, to make it more interesting and more realistic, we’re only going to include comic book characters – albeit not just from Image Comics – and characters that aren’t actual deities, like the One Above All or the Presence, or the likes of Galactus and the Celestials, who could defeat him thanks to their sizes.
So, here is a list of people who could defeat Omni-Man, although they’re certainly not the only ones (the list is ordered alphabetically, so not in any order of preference).
Universe: DC Comics
Debut: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (November 1970) / Forever People #1 (February 1971)
Created by: Jack Kirby
Darkseid is a supervillain belonging to the DC Comics universe. He was created by Jack Kirby, originally as part of the Fourth World comic book series in the early 1970s. Darkseid is an exceptionally powerful alien overlord who wants to dominate the whole universe. He has clashed with the Justice League on several occasions, mostly while trying to conquer the Earth. His most powerful weapon are his Omega Beams.
Darkseid is physically stronger than Omni-Man and would easily defeat him. He has managed to fight Superman with ease and Superman is much more powerful than Omni-Man. On top of that, we don’t think that Omni-Man could be able to deflect his Omega Beams, which is why Darkseid is on our list.
The Flash (Barry Allen)
Universe: DC Comics
Debut: Showcase #4 (October 1956)
Created by: Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino
Bartholomew Henry “Barry” Allen, aka The Flash, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appears in Showcase # 4 (October 1956), created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Carmine Infantino. Barry Allen is a reinvention of a previous character called The Flash. As a speedster, his power mainly lies in moving at superhuman speed. This power has other effects such as its ability to control molecular vibrations, giving it the ability to vibrate at high speed to pass through solid objects. He can also travel through time and manipulate the very fabrics of the Multiverse.
And while Omni-Man might be more physically imposing than Barry Allen, and while he might be fast, there is absolutely no way he could match the Flash’s speed, which is why Barry Allen was added to this list.
Universe: DC Comics
Debut: Watchmen #1 (September 1986)
Created by: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
Doctor Manhattan (Dr. Jonathan Osterman) is a fictional character who appears in DC Comics’ Watchmen series as one of the protagonists. He is considered the most powerful superhero in comics due to the fact that he possesses unlimited powers. After being accidentally locked inside a test chamber during a nuclear physics experiment, his body is completely disintegrated.
However, instead of dying, he gains powers that allow him to manipulate the energy of matter, using them for the first time to rebuild his body. Other powers include superhuman strength, teleportation, manipulation of matter at the subatomic level, and total omniscience.
Being as powerful as he is, Doctor Manhattan could simply wipe Omni-Man out of existence with a mere look. There is absolutely no way Omni-Man would even be able to come close to Doctor Manhattan.
Universe: One-Punch Man
Debut: One-Punch Man: Chapter 1 (2009)
Created by: ONE
Saitama is a young man who has lost his taste for life, who frequently fights mysterious beings to help his neighbor. He decides to become a hero after facing a mysterious creature who wanted to kill a child in revenge for a bad joke. From then on, he trained for three years to become a mighty hero.
His training involves ten kilometers of running, a hundred push-ups, a hundred sit-ups, a hundred squats, every day. After “intensive” training, Saitama notices two changes: he has grown terribly strong, to the point of defeating his enemies in one fell swoop, and has lost all of his hair. Its main attack is the famous “One Punch”. His power is overwhelming and has no comparison among the strongest heroes and villains encountered so far.
This guy doesn’t look like he could do much, but believe us – one punch and Omni-Man’s no more.
Universe: Dragon Ball
Debut: Dragon Ball #1 (1984)
Created by: Akira Toriyama
Son Goku is the protagonist and main hero of the while Dragon Ball franchise. He is based on Sun Wukong, the main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Goku first made his debut in Dragon Ball chapter #1, titled Bulma and Son Goku in 1984, as an eccentric, monkey-tailed boy who practices martial arts and possesses superhuman strength. He meets Bulma and joins her on a journey to find the wish-granting Dragon Balls, which are used to summon the legendary dragon Shenlong.
Okay, the kid Goku from the picture probably couldn’t defeat Omni-Man, but the current version of the character, which has fought multiversal deities and won, would wipe the floor with Omni-Man, despite all of the latter’s powers and abilities.
Universe: DC Comics
Debut: Action Comics #1 (June 1938)
Created by: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
Superman is a fictional character appearing in stories published by DC Comics. He had his debut in 1938 and was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. An alien from the planet Krypton, he crashlanded on Earth when his parents sent him there to save him from the destruction of their home world. He landed in Kansas, where he was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who took him in as their own and raised him under the name Clark Kent. His real name is Kal-El.
When he discovered his superpowers, he was taught to use them for good and soon became Superman, while – at the same time – working as a journalist under the guise of Clark Kent. His powers include flight, superhuman strength, durability, and speed, heat vision, ice breath, nigh invulnerability and immortality, etc. He is a prototype for the superhero character.
We have already established that Superman would defeat Omni-Man in a fight. They are both quite similar, but Superman’s powers are simply on a higher level than Omni-Man’s and that is why this outcome is so clear and why Superman is on this list.
Universe: Marvel Comics
Debut: The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Created by: Jim Starlin
Thanos is a supervillain appearing in the Marvel universe of the publishing house Marvel Comics. Created by writer and designer Jim Starlin. Thanos is a Titan, a branch of the race of the Eternals who left Earth centuries ago for Titan, Saturn’s moon. He is an exceptionally powerful character who, like Darkseid (of who he is a copy), wants to dominate the universe, but he does that mostly to prove his worth to Lady Death, the love of his life who constantly rejects him.
Thanos is among the stronger characters in Marvel’s universe, even without his signature weapon, the Infinity Gauntlet. Kronos is the only Eternal stronger than him and he is more powerful than most superheroes in their base forms. With the Infinity Gauntlet, he is practically unstoppable.
It is clear that Thanos would be able to defeat Omni-Man and we even think he could do it without the Infinity Gauntlet.
Universe: Marvel Comics
Debut: Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962)
Created by: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby
Thor Odinson, alias Thor is a deity and a superhero appearing in the Marvel universe of the publishing house Marvel Comics. Created by writers Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, and artist Jack Kirby, the fictional character first appeared in the Journey into Mystery (vol. 1) #83 comic book in August 1962. The character of Thor is based on his counterpart from Norse mythology. The Asgardian is known to be one of the founding members and recurring teammate of the Avengers. He has been the title character of three regular series as well as limited series.
Thor’s ability to evolve and discover new sources of power has been a trademark of the character for decades. But even so, we think that he could beat Omni-Man even in his basic form since he is a truly amazing character with skills that Omni-Man couldn’t even imagine.
Debut: Invincible #11 (April 2004)
Created by: Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley
Thragg was born on Viltrum. He was trained in all manners of combat and bred to be the strongest Viltrumite. He debuted as a character in Invincible #11 (April 2004), with Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley credited as his authors. He is a character that is very similar to Omni-Man in a lot of aspects but he seems to be a more powerful version of him.
As far as Thragg is concerned, we had to put him on the list because he actually pierced Omni-Man with his hand and disemboweled him, thereby actually coming out as the victor in their fight. Okay, sure, he spared his life ultimately, but he has proven that he can defeat him.