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The Omega Code is a 1999 thriller film directed by Robert Marcarelli, and produced by Matthew Crouch for Code Productions and Gener8xion Entertainment. In the movie's story, Dr. Gillen Lane, a self-help guru and Bible Code expert, is hired by political upstart Stone Alexander (Michael York) to help with his campaign. It is then ever-so-subtly revealed to us that Stone is The Antichrist, looking to bring about the Tribulation and Armageddon.It was followed by a sequel, Megiddo, in which we learn Stone's origins.
Because Destiny Says So: In the second movie a few of Stone's actions are explicitly for no reason other than that he is prophesied to do them, and he's so arrogant he thinks he can win anyway. The biggest is gathering all of the armies of the world together at Armageddon, which has no strategic benefit whatsoever and both allows a final attack by his remaining enemies and leaves his loyalists conveniently all gathered in one spot when God starts in with the orbital bombardment.
Brother Chuck: Dominic, Cassandra and Lane, despite aiding Stone at various points in the first movie, are nowhere to be found in the sequel.
Cain and Abel: David Alexander is the Abel to Stone's Cain. Fortunately, it is the Cain of this pairing that gets killed, or rather sent to the Lake of Fire.
Michael York has quite a few moments in the sequel:
Stone is in his palace in Rome, looks to the sky and starts mocking God and claiming there's nothing he can do to stop him. On cue, a meteor falls from the sky and blows up the Colosseum. How does Stone react to this? By raising his fists above his head and shouting "BRING IT ON!"
Stone: I cannot help you because YOU HAVE TURNED YOUR BACKS ON ME! OOOOOON MEEEEEEEEEEEE!
The Chosen One: The movie Megiddo makes a big deal about David being this, but he ultimately gets his ass kicked and has nothing to do with the final victory, which God just does Himself.
Continuity Snarl: There are no points of continuity between either movie, save for one scene where Stone kills his father (an event referenced in the first movie, and played out in the second). The timelines don't even gibe—the first movie is quite clearly set in 1998-99, yet the second movie, which didn't get to play with pre-millennial fears, sets the bulk of the story in 2011.
Evil Tastes Good: That bit in Megiddo where Stone and David talk about Stone's chances of getting what he wants...
Stone: I'll always have a chance in Hell, David.
The General's Daughter: In Megiddo, Stone manages to get the approval of his marriage to Gabriella by her father (in addition to not getting kicked out of military school) as a result of the general selling his soul.
Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Seeing as these are Christian films, this was to be expected. Gets really noticeable in Megiddo once you see R. Lee Ermey, a guy whose best known role was Cluster F-Bomb incarnate, talking about "blowing smoke up your hind quarters" and the "United BLESSED States of America".
Hearing Voices: It's revealed that Stone hears voices, but the context of the story implies that these are real voices, and not auditory hallucinations as would occur in mental illness. After his resurrection, Stone reveals what appears on the surface to be thought insertion, a delusion where you believe some of your thoughts are not your own but come from the outside, but considering that he was resurrected after having been dead with no heartbeat in a room temperature place for quite a while, the context implies that these actually are somebody else's thoughts, namely the devil. Of course, Stone :proclaims himself to be God, but this would be more conceit, shared with the devil, than delusion.
Jesus Taboo: In Megiddoonce Stone is defeated by a literal Deus ex Machina, we see him being dragged to a pit of fire while repeatedly shouting "NAZARENE!"
Military School: Young Stone is sent to one in Italy after he tried to burn his baby brother to death.
Missing Mom: Stone's mother died giving birth to younger brother David.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Megiddo has a scene in which a black maid is comforting David when she mentions the Lord taking their mother but giving Stone David as a baby brother. Soon after, Stone (after having been initially possessed by Satan) then tries to kill David by setting his crib on fire.
Too Dumb to Live: In Megiddo, the prepubescent Stone tries to get "revenge" on his infant brother for their mother's Death by Childbirth by lighting his crib on fire. He is caught by the maid and what does Stone's father do? Sends him to military school in Italy! Yeah, because when something like this happens, clearly the best course of action is to send the kid alone to an authoritarian environment in a foreign country with easy access to firearms, right?