• Omni-Man’s absence in season 2 will have significant consequences for Earth’s safety and the threat of the Viltrumite empire.
  • While Omni-Man initially appeared as a hero, his true villainous nature was revealed, but his motivations and emotions became conflicted towards the end.
  • While Angstrom Levy may take the role of Invincible’s main villain in season 2, Omni-Man’s departure hints at more villains appearing, leaving uncertainty about the future.

With Invincible season 2 coming out in less than two months, more details regarding what fans should expect following an epic season 1 are emerging. Invincible‘s showrunner and graphic novelist Robert Kirkman previewed what fans should expect from Omni-Man following the events of season 1’s climax.

According to Kirkman, Nolan Grayson’s absence will play a part in the danger approaching the Earth, both regarding him being the planet’s best protector and the Viltrumite empire planning to take it over with him now out of the picture. That would explain why Omni-Man wasn’t on the Invincible season 2 poster.

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While talking with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman gave fans a preview of what to expect from the formerly tyrannical Viltrumite in Invincible season 2. “Omni-Man is gone, and he could not be more essential to the survival of Earth. I think that, if anything, people should be aware of the fact that not only did Omni-Man become a threat at the end of the first season, but he also revealed a larger threat in the Viltrumites themselves,” Kirkman said. “That threat is going to come into play in season 2, and Omni-Man is not there to defend the Earth, especially from his own people. That ends up being a terrifying prospect that hangs over the series for a good long time.”

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Omni-Man was originally sent to Earth on a mission to take it over, hoping to expand the Viltrumite galactic empire. However, he chose not to fulfill his obligation to Viltrum when he met Debbie and started a family with her. It was not until Mark, aka Invincible, had finally acquired his superpowers that Omni-Man put his dastardly plans into action. First, he got the drop on Earth’s mightiest heroes, the Guardians of the Globe, killing them all after gaining their trust. He then tried to convince Mark that humanity was weak and meaningless while Viltrum would make Earth better than ever. He was thwarted when he realized that Mark still unconditionally loved him despite being beaten half to death.

What made Omni-Man’s arc so compelling (and original) was that he was initially seen as a hero before being shockingly exposed as a twist villain, only for his villainous ways to come into question at the last moment. When he was literally beating Viltrumite ideology into Mark’s head, it wasn’t necessarily about convincing Mark to abandon his humanity but also himself. Nolan had been raised on his planet’s totalitarian beliefs that he hadn’t taken a moment to consider that his time on Earth taught him love and compassion that he had never had before. When Omni-Man realized his time on Earth made him more human, he abandoned everything when he realized what he had done.

All indications are that Omni-Man will no longer be Invincible‘s villain, as Angstrom Levy is slated to take that spot. However, the show indicated in its last scene that his departure from Earth is not good, as more villains are slated to show up in his absence. While Omni-Man may no longer threaten the world, Invincible indicated that it had only scratched the surface of what was coming. Even if his intentions were evil, he was also the world’s strongest defender, so will endanger Earth now that he’s out of the picture?

Invincible season 2 premieres on November 3, 2023.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

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