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  • We've got good news and bad news. The bad  news is that Omni-Man - the unstoppable,  

  • homicidal superhero from the comic and animated  TV series Invincible - wants you dead. Whether  

  • it's because you know his terrible secret  or you annoyed him at the wrong time,  

  • when Omni-Man wants your blood on his  spandex, there's almost nothing you can  

  • do to stop him. Also, we lied about the  good news - there's nothing good about  

  • the most powerful man in the world wanting  to twist your head off like a Barbie doll.

  • But hey, just because the odds are against you  doesn't mean you should lay down and wait for  

  • him to toss you into the sun. After all, a  slim chance is still a chance! And today,  

  • we're here to discuss the few potential ways  you might be able to combat this alien badass.

  • This is...How to Beat Omni-Man from  Invincible. Brace for spoilers.

  • The first rule of combat is always the sameKnow your enemy. Not doing your research,  

  • or even worse, underestimating Omni-Man, is the  fastest way to get your head popped like a zit.

  • Omni-Man, also known as Nolan Grayson, isskilled military officer sent to Earth from  

  • the planet Viltrum, a whole world of brutalImperialist supermen. His stated mission was to  

  • weaken Earth's defenses in preparation for a full  Viltrumite takeover. He achieved this by becoming  

  • Earth's greatest superhero and building human  dependence on him. From this alone, we know that  

  • Omni-Man is truly a force to be reckoned withNot only does he come from a planet where everyone  

  • can fly, has super strength, is incredibly  durable, and lives for thousands of years,  

  • he's also considered one of this planet's finest  combatants by virtue of his military background.

  • Viltrum is a planet that lives purely on  the philosophy ofMight makes right.” They  

  • got into their current state with a process  that's equal parts Thanos and Battle Royale:  

  • A grand slaughter where the strong  killed the weak, leaving only the most  

  • tough and bloodthirsty Viltrumites  behind, including Omni-Man's bloodline.  

  • But in Omni-Man's two decades on Earth, he's  racked up some pretty terrifying achievements, and  

  • we're not gonna pretend that it'll make you feel  any more confident about your chances against him.

  • As Earth's greatest protector, he's defeated  thousands of supervillains - themselves  

  • with a variety of special skills and superpowersHe's punched asteroids the size of Texas out of  

  • Earth's orbit. He's single-handedly defeated  giant monsters and mythical beasts like dragons  

  • with brute strength and superior  combat tactics. More recently,  

  • he's used his power to slaughter the Guardians  of the Globe - Earth's strongest superheroes,  

  • and Invincible's answer to the Justice  League. And probably scariest of all,  

  • he took on the Flaxans, an incredibly advanced  race of interdimensional alien conquerors.

  • With little effort and no damage to himself,  

  • Omni-Man effectively destroyed their entire  planet, blowing up cities and space stations,  

  • and laying waste to armies that had mech suitslaser rifles, and technologically-advanced alien  

  • tanks. Omni-Man's attack was so brutal that  it took generations for the Flaxans to recover  

  • and rebuild the damage that he did in  the equivalent of a few Earth hours.

  • He can fly faster than a jet plane, he  can punch harder than a Bullet train,  

  • and he can take a kicking that'd make  the Incredible Hulk beg for mercy.  

  • And now it's all up to you  to stop him in his tracks.

  • Now that we know who we're dealing  with here, let's talk tactics. If  

  • you're feeling particularly cocky, maybe  you think you can take him on, man to man,  

  • and let your fists do the talking. You remember  some of those karate classes from High School,  

  • right? But we really wouldn't advise thatWhen it comes to hand-to-hand combat,  

  • Omni-Man has not only the strength, but the skills  and brutality to take down almost any opponent.  

  • While he left the fight severely injured, he was  able to go toe to toe with the Guardians of the  

  • Globe - a group of highly trained, superpowered  combatants - and eventually kill them all.

  • In a rematch with the Immortal, the  super-strong leader of the Guardians,  

  • he fared just as well. The Immortal  managed to get a few licks in,  

  • to his credit, but the fight ended with  Omni-Man literally ripping him in half.  

  • And unless you're stronger than the Immortal - a  man powerful enough to throw another human being  

  • into space - we really don't recommend  you try to duke it out with Omni-Man.

  • But let's give you the benefit of the doubt. Maybe  you've really been working on your bench presses  

  • lately, or you've been bitten by a radioactive  animal, and suddenly you have super strength.  

  • Perhaps all you need is the right melee  weapon to bring Earth's former greatest  

  • defender to his knees. After all, in his fight  with the Guardians of the Globe, several nasty  

  • whacks from War Woman's mace clearly threw him  off his rhythm. Maybe you could do the same?

  • The problem with taking Omni-Man  on with any kind of melee weapon,  

  • even if you have super-strength yourselfis that his experience and combat training  

  • puts him at a clear advantage. When a melee  weapon is brought into focus, unless you're  

  • a combat virtuoso on Omni-Man's level - and  if we're being honest with ourselves, no, you  

  • aren't - he's probably going to take that weapon  out of your hands and crush your head with it.

  • While he may have been born a Viltrumite, for the  last two decades, Omni-Man has been an American.  

  • And what's more American than locking  and loading your favorite firearm,  

  • and jumping into the frey? Maybe the  solution to the Omni-Man threat is  

  • to get yourself a reliable assault rifle  with the best stopping power you can find,  

  • along with a handful of armor-piercing  rounds, and go to town on the rogue superhero?  

  • While it definitely feels cool in theoryit's much more likely to get you killed.

  • Cecil Stedman, the head of the Global Defense  Agency - the Pentagon offshoot that works with  

  • superheroes against global threats - found  this out the hard way. He sent some of his  

  • best operatives, including Donald, his right hand  man, in to secretly spy on Omni-Man. Naturally,  

  • given some of these operatives have special  cloaking suits that render them almost invisible,  

  • it's safe to assume they're probably  packing state of the art firepower,  

  • too. But the real question is: Did it save them?

  • Sadly, the answer here isHell no.”

  • Thanks to his diamond-hard Viltrumite skinthe bullets simply ricochet off of Omni-Man  

  • without leaving a scratch. The most  powerful conventional firearm we see  

  • used on Omni-Man - an assault rifle that  Donald literally shoots him in the head  

  • with - does little more than annoy him. If you  come at Omni-Man with a gun, all you're really  

  • doing is telling him exactly where you areso he can fly over and tear you a new one.

  • It's safe to say, if we've learned anything  so far, it's that you cannot hope to take  

  • this dude one-on-one and survive. You can't  hope to beat him in a battle of strength,  

  • so your only option is to outfox him. What about  laying a trap? Could you use a powerful explosive,  

  • hidden in a place he'd never expect, to blow him  to kingdom come? Sadly, this has already been  

  • tried and failed. During the fight that we just  mentioned, with Donald and the GDA operatives,  

  • Donald decided to activate a secret explosive  when he realized he was already done for.

  • Before Omni-Man could completely  squeeze his spine into powder,  

  • Donald blew up the entire house they were standing  in, completely disintegrating himself...and  

  • leaving Omni-Man without a scratch on him. Put  down the TNT, and get back to the drawing board.

  • Maybe it's time to pull out the really  big guns. As in, guns like the M61 Vulcan,  

  • the gatling gun attached to the F-22 Raptor  fighter jets used by the US military.  

  • This bad boy can fire off a staggering 6,000  20 mm rounds in a minute, while leading your  

  • assault on Omni-Man from the skies. It's a  romantic idea, but Omni-Man has been able to  

  • effortlessly knock fighter jets out of the skywhile taking no damage from their heavy weaponry.  

  • You might as well throw some paper planes at the  guy, and hope one of them pokes him in the eye.

  • Sadly, even awesome laser weaponry is  pretty much useless against Omni-Man.  

  • Laser rifles, whether they're being wielded by  the Flaxans or Cecil, have no effect on him.  

  • Even a $400 billion orbital laser cannon known  asThe Hammeronly gave him a nosebleed, before  

  • he flew up into space and punched it to deathWhether bullets or energy beams, guns are a no-go.

  • At this point, you're probably feeling  pretty desperate. You can practically  

  • feel Omni-Man hurtling towards you, faster than  the speed of sound, ready to wreck not just you,  

  • but your entire neighborhood, just for good  measure. Now's the time to get weird, to get  

  • crazy. To pull out the real moon shots in  order to save your skin. Like...zombie cyborgs.

  • Some of the few combatants shown to be capable  of slowing Omni-Man down are the Reanimen,  

  • cybernetically enhanced zombies made by  mad scientist DA Sinclair. If you have some  

  • advanced anatomical and engineering knowledge  knocking around, maybe you can go dig up some  

  • bodies and make a few robot zombie bodyguards. The  problem is, even if you do know how to do that,  

  • it'll likely only succeed in slowing him downnot actually defeating him. After a few minutes  

  • of rumbling, Omni-Man was able to literally  rip these crimes against nature limb from limb.

  • One of the other entities that came  close to beating him was a giant,  

  • roided-up Kaiju nicknamedHail Maryby the GDAbut we're just gonna go out on a limb and assume  

  • you probably don't have one of those laying  around in your garage. And even if you do,  

  • actually getting it to specifically attack  Omni-Man, and not just destroy everything  

  • else - yourself included - makes it  a pretty impractical combat option.

  • The fight against Omni-Man may seem hopeless. He's  strong, he's fast, he can fly, and with everyone  

  • but his own son, he shows no mercy. It seems that  everything that gets thrown at him bounces off,  

  • and no human being can stand a chance against his  might. But thankfully, we have a trump card here.  

  • Someone once said, “If you want something  done right, you have to do it yourself.” We  

  • respectfully disagree. If you want something done  right, sometimes you need to hire a professional.

  • There's one combatant in the Invincible universe  that we've seen so far who shows strength,  

  • combat prowess, and sheer brutality on  par with Omni-Man. And interestingly,  

  • he's one of the few truly powerful figures  in the show that Omni-Man has straight-up  

  • refused to fight, despite him putting his own  son and the new Guardians in mortal danger.  

  • That's right - we're talking about Battle Beast.

  • While his name hasn't yet been spoken aloud  in the animated series, you may remember this  

  • lion-headed warrior from when he nearly beat Mark  - a half-viltrumite himself - to death in a truly  

  • one-sided fight. Battle Beast's sole motivation  in life seems to be finding and then utterly  

  • mauling any worthy opponents. He wants  a challenge, and even more importantly,  

  • his alliance with auto-tuned mob  boss Machine Head shows that he's  

  • more than open to paid mercenary work if  he thinks it'll give him a worthy opponent.

  • Our professional suggestion for beating Omni-Man  is to save all the money you'd spend on bullets,  

  • bombs, cyborgs, and space lasers, and instead just  pay Battle Beast to kick the stuffing out of him.  

  • From later in the comic series, we know that  Battle Beast - even when gravely injured - can  

  • hold his own for days against even stronger  Viltrumites than Omni-Man. If you have the  

  • money and can convince Battle Beast that squaring  up to Omni-Man will give him an interesting fight,  

  • then you may have just found one of  the only ways to defeat Omni-Man.

  • Of course, Battle Beast might  try to kill you afterwards,  

  • but hey, that's a problem for another video.

  • Now go check out the rest of the  “You Vsplaylist for more battles  

  • against the fictional universe's biggest badasses!

We've got good news and bad news. The bad  news is that Omni-Man - the unstoppable,  

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How To Defeat Omni-Man from Invincible TV Show

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    Summer posted on 2021/06/09
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