A battle of giants is always fascinating and today, we have prepared a true diamond for you. Namely, while Superman was the prototype for the superhuman embodiment of heroic ideals, a lot of modern comic books have taken that concept and distorted it just a little to make their iterations a bit more interesting. Image Comics’ Omni-Man, the protagonist of Supreme and Invincible, is one such example and that is why we are going to tell you who would win in a fight between the two – Omni-Man or Superman!
Superman has several weaknesses which Omni-Man could exploit, but would not have access to, which is why Superman would win this fight. Superman’s full powers are on such a high level that Omni-Man couldn’t really do much against them even at his best.
Our comparison is going to be divided into three sections. The first is going to bring an overview of the two characters, after which we are going to compare their powers, including their signature weapons. Finally, we’re going to bring you a detailed analysis of the two characters to determine which one would win in a direct clash.
Omni-Man and his powers
Omni-Man came to Earth in the 1980s, where he ended up adopting the secret identity of a best-selling author named Nolan Grayson. He married a woman whose life he had saved, named Debbie, and they both had a son, Mark Grayson. It was later revealed that Nolan had been sent to Earth as a conqueror of the Viltrumite Empire, a revelation that contrasted with his previous claims that their presence was to advance human technology and protect Earth from extraterrestrial dangers.
Soon after, in a confrontation, Omni-Man beat Mark to death and fled the planet. Furthermore, Nolan is described as having found a new planet to rule over, in hopes of offsetting some of the consequences of his earthly failure. However, Nolan’s rise to power was entirely peaceful. The custom of the native inhabitants, the mantis aliens (an insectoid people living entirely within a span of nine months), was simply to choose the oldest of them to act as their leader.
Also, as on Earth, Nolan has married a native, Andressa, and fathered a second child, Oliver (who subsequently begins to use the codename “Kid Omni-Man” when accompanying Invincible back to the earth). However, the genetic differences between Viltrumites and Mantises were more apparent than with humans. This caused the boy to age much slower than his mother’s species, but much faster than his father’s. Omni-Man’s attempts to appease the Viltrumite Empire ended in failure with his defeat and capture of him at the hands of his own people.
He was held captive in a prison until the Empire was able to dispatch the necessary Viltrumite executioners. His parting words to Mark were: “Read my books, Mark. My books …” In a conversation with his tailor Arthur Rosenbaum, Mark learns that the books Nolan was referring to were not his well-known travel books. but a series of failed science fiction “novels”.
Although Arthur suspected the stories were Viltrumite folklore, Mark quickly realized that they were actually first-person accounts of Nolan’s own missions to destroy potential threats to the Viltrumite Empire, which could provide the secrets to defeating the Viltrumite Empire.
His powers include superhuman strength, superhuman speed, superhuman stamina, superhuman endurance, the ability of light and interstellar travel, enhanced lung capacity, nigh invulnerability, an enhanced healing factor, and decelerated aging.
Superman and his powers
Part of Superman’s powers are conferred on him by the yellow Sun of the Earth from which he absorbs radiations, which gives him, for example, super-vision or even super-hearing, and also by the fact that his constitution is adapted to Krypton’s gravity, much greater than that of Earth, thus giving it superpowers such as the ability to fly.
Any Kryptonian exposed to our Sun can acquire the same powers (Superman fought some of them). Superman’s powers have varied considerably since his debut in 1938, when he was much less powerful than most of his later versions. He only possessed the following: super strength, invulnerability (endurance) and super speed to a relatively limited degree; it did not fly but made very large leaps of about 200 meters in length. All of his other superpowers were unknown then, and he got his strength only from the difference in gravity between Earth and Krypton, not from the yellow Sun.
The extent and intensity of Superman’s powers are not clearly defined and can vary widely depending on the needs of the story, although his basic powers (flight, super strength, super speed, invulnerability, super breath, various visions – thermal, X-ray, micro / telescopic – super-hearing) remain broadly the same; other powers appear only occasionally and are not unanimously considered to be part of Superman’s powers. the original Superman does not fly.
But in the 1950s, when the first Superman cartoon premiered on American television, cartoonists struggled to animate the character when he jumped. They then ask permission from Superman’s publisher, DC Comics, to add a new superpower: the ability to fly. As the superhero was motionless when he flies, it is so much less effort for the authors of the cartoon.
Over time, this very practical power will allow the superhero to be sent halfway across the world and across the galaxy almost instantly. Originally Superman had the power to control his facial muscles and take on the features of another. Superman is also a good melee fighter, trained by Wildcat, Mongul, Wonder Woman and Batman and mastering two Kryptonian martial arts.
Superman’s main weak point is Kryptonite, a radioactive fragment from the planet Krypton that arrived with him on Earth. It exists in different colors. The two most common are the green, the most common, which weakens Superman and the red which has varying effects each time which can sometimes be wacky (so his beard can start to grow in an unreasonable way). Other types of kryptonite are white, blue, black, gold, crystal, gem kryptonite, X-Kryptonite, anti-kryptonite, pink kryptonite. Lead protects Superman from the effects of kryptonite.
Comparing the powers of Omni-Man and Superman
Our second section will contain a comparison of the two characters’ powers. It won’t be a direct comparison as much as a listing of their powers abilities, which is going to serve as a basis for our analysis in section three of our article. Now, let us begin.
The powers and abilities of the two characters have been listed above so we won’t be repeating them here. What is important to know and to note is that Omni-Man and Superman are both similar and different. In terms of their physiologies and origins, they are very similar, but like Homelander and Omni-Man, Superman is superior in terms of having a wider array of superpowers at his disposal.
Also, Superman has more experience than Omni-Man and he has fought – and defeated – opponents that would crush Omni-Man, most notably Darkseid and Doomsday, but we could also add Brainiac to the list. These three would literally obliterate Omni-Man and Superman has managed to defeat all of them, more than once.
Also, Superman’s abilities are on a much higher level of potency than Omni-Man’s, even those that the two of them share. Superman was able to become the most powerful being in the universe at one point, while Omni-Man, despite all of his powers, remained on the same level. Sure, the guy’s more brutal and bloodthirsty than the Man of Steel, but that about covers it and Superman has proven on more than one occasion that he can deal with ruthlessness.
This section has prepared us for our final verdict in the last section of this article.
Omni-Man vs Superman: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
Yeah, these two powerhouses are more or less identical. They’re both aliens and they’re both considered to be among the strongest examples of their respective races. Their basic powers and abilities, as we have seen, are completely identical, with Superman having some additional powers and abilities that Omni-Man doesn’t possess.
On the other hand, Superman also has several weaknesses, Kryptonite being his major weakness. This could give Omni-Man an advantage, but the thing is – how would Omni-Man get access to all of Superman’s weaknesses? If you ask us – he could not. This is why Superman’s weaknesses aren’t of much use to Invincible’s hero-turned-villain.
So, what does this mean in the end? Ultimately, Superman would certainly come out on top in this duel. Sure, Omni-Man can pack a punch, but Superman’s on a completely different level. Where the Man of Steel to fight at his fullest, Omni-Man would simply end up breaking his fists on Superman’s indestructible body. The Man of Steel is arguably the most powerful superhero ever created and Omni-Man couldn’t really do much there.