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Name: Arkady Rossovich

POB: Russia

Height: 6'11"

Weight: 425 lbs.

"I was brought back to life to purify the world!"

Arkady Rossovich was a Russian youth who was subjected to government testing during the early days of the Cold War. Soviet scientists were attempting to create a deadly supersoldier, perhaps in response to Germany's Red Skull and America's Captain America. Arkady was given super strength and stamina, and outfitted with two carbonadium coils that retracted into his arms. Unfortunately, the tests also required him to drain the life force of others to remain active. Code named Omega Red, he was assigned to destroy Wolverine, then an American government agent, but was defeated. Having gone for too long without repowering, Omega Red fell into a coma and was believed dead.

Decades later, Omega Red was revived by members of the Hand, the same ninja group that transferred Psylocke's mind to a new body. The sacrifice of their life forces sufficiently powered Omega Red, and he began a new mission to destroy Wolverine and any who would stand in his way.

- Omega Red first appeared in X-Men (second series) #4, January 1992
1. X-Men: Children of the Atom 2. Marvel Super Heroes Versus Street Fighter 3. Marvel Versus Capcom 2 (arcade secret character)
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