"Omega Guardians" is a Web Original
series about a group of superpowered teenagers, created by Tobias Christopher. It debuted at www.fictionpress.com in 2011.
Seventeen years ago, the alien Darkheart
concocted a plan to create a superpowered army by tainting the water supply of a small town named Underwood
, which would cause any expectant (or soon to be expecting) mother to give birth to a child that would one day develop super abilities.
Cut to the current day, where the children of Underwood have started to discover their powers. While some of them are using their powers for evil, a group of teens has banded together to fight the crime that's starting to plaque their city. Jesse
; and Andy
Darkheart's ultimate goal is to take control of the growing population of superpowered teens... by any means necessary.
Season 2 premiered on October 5, 2012.
contains examples of:
- Absurdly-Spacious Sewer: The one in "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" is big enough for several of the Guardians, Kartheiser, and several shadow demons to have a quick brawl.
- Adaptive Ability: Kit's powers allow this, depending on which powers he has at any given time. He can use ice, fire, flight, speed, superstrength, electrical, water, etc. in any given combination depending on which power sets he holds at the time of a fight.
- Adorkable: Sam, starting with his first appearance when he first addresses Andy. Then it gets kicked up a notch when he meets his eventual love interest. You can almost literally see him blushing when talking to Scotty
- Ambiguously Gay: Andy and Matt are implied to be this in most of their interactions after Mallrat.
- And I Must Scream: Implied to be Tubro's fate after his initial defeat. As of 'Loyalty', this is Matt's current situation. As of Fortress, Matt's been freed, but now he's bigger problems.
- Anti-Hero: Kit on several occassions.
- Air-Vent Passageway: In "Family Ties", Andy uses of one of these to get out of the cell in which he's trapped. Cue Die Hard parody.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Ace meets the ghostly Will, he orders Andy to get a Bible, some holy water, and a copy of Norbit.
- Ascended Extra: Matt and Carol's twin brothers go from random appearances in Season 1 to becoming full members of the team in the second season.
- Back from the Dead: As of 'Future Tense', Ace
- Bad Guy Bar: Andy ends up briefly working in one when he accidentally destroys a biker gang's motorcycles.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Demononos may have been defeated, but His Soul Jar Scotty's left in a coma and doesn't seem to be coming out of it anytime soon.
- Baleful Polymorph: Mark, who was mutated into a wolf towards the end of Season 1. Morgan and Spencer's powers seem to have them stuck halfway between this and their human forms.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Jax's powers always end up like this. Luckily being a somewhat honest genie, he tends to warns his masters beforehand if he likes them enough.
- Beta Couple: Sam and Scotty to Walker and Carol.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Everyone on the team, especially Andy.
- Big Eater: Andy is shown to be this in 'Good Will Haunting'
- Bittersweet Ending: In Sideshow, Leo's love interest of the episode sacrifices herself to save him and his friends. She ends up being sort of alive at the end of the episode, although Leo is totally unaware
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Anything that Ace makes in home-ec falls into this.
- Break the Cutie: Andy, starting with the first episode and doesn't let up until the season finale. Then it gets worse.
- Big Damn Heroes: Kit pulls one of these in "All Fall Down, Part Two". Then again in "Dodger".
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Leo does this in 'Luck of the Amish' during Charlie's flashback, remembering that the last time someone had one was "Last season".
- Character Development: The middle portion of Season 2 gives origin stories to several of the newer members.
- Children Are Innocent: Played straight with Leo in the first season, and is starting to be subverted in Season 2 when he starts wielding a double bladed scythe in 'Chiller'.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Jesse keeps pushing himself harder and harder to make his father proud, who died on 9/11.
- Clothing Damage: Jesse's body is fireproof. His clothes, however, take a lot of damage.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Ace, and he seems to be rubbing off on Andy.
- Cold Opening: Starting with Season 2's "United".
- Crazy-Prepared: Sam, who qualifies when he doesn't even have his gadgets to fall back on.
- Darker and Edgier: The second season, especially in the second half when Burdette's plans start getting downright brutal, up to and including Cutting out Bart's eye, blowing up the Guardian's base and killing Brandon.
- A Day in the Limelight: Charlie, Morgan, and Leo all get one in the middle of season 2.
- Downer Ending: The first season finale.
- Eye Scream: [spoiler: Bart gets this after Burdette kidnaps him to lure Wally and Walker into a trap]]
- Foreshadowing: It's hinted at throughout the early episodes that Andy was designed to be a cog in Darkheart's overall plan. Then we get to "All Fall Down"...
- Free-Range Children: So far only Sam and Charlie's fathers have taken an active role in what their kids are doing around the city, even though it's indicated in Season 2 that a good portion of the team are now well over 18.
- Girl Posse: "The Cheerleader Revenge Squad"
- Grand Theft Me: Demonos does this to Scotty. His on again/off again boyfriend Sam doesn't take this well. At all.
- Heroic BSOD: Jesse suffers one of these in "Cheerleader Revenge Squad".
- Heroic Sacrifice: Brandon in "Doomsday".
- High School Dance: "Vampire Diaries of a Wimpy Kid" has a Halloween Dance where a lot of the action takes place.
- Jerk Jock: Carol's boyfriend Nick in Season 1, and Jason from the episode "Mind Games".
- Legacy Hero: Chad, who never had a codename, is replaced by the more powerful water based Matt three years after his disappearance.
- Lethal Chef: Ace seems to be one of these. He actually gets disappointed when someone can't tell how bad his cooking is.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Season 2 sees the team expand to over twenty members, not including Kit's team and characters who are hinted at to be joining the group at some point.
- Mind Rape: Prometheus's specialty. Sam, even though he has no such powers, was guilty of this as well when he forced Prometheus to wipe the memories of the entire city to forget the hell Darkheart has put them through at the end of Season 1.
- Mood Whiplash: 'Babysitters From the Dark Dimension' starts off as a light filler episode... and ends with one character being (possibly permanently) mutated into a werewolf. Did I mention that said character is a young child?
- Never Say "Die": Averted big time. It seems that Darkheart's goal every other episode is to outright kill the Guardians.
- Pet the Dog: At the start of the series, Carol's attitude toward Walker is as icy as Ace's powers, but by "Vampire Diaries of a Wimpy Kid" She seems to be coming around.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes
- Rich Bitch: Victoria. Although she's still a good friend to her teammates.
- Rule of Funny: A lot of Season 1's comedic moments operated by this. Season 2 seems to be cutting back on the random humor.
- Sharing a Body: Demonos and Scotty. Although Demonos finds it nearly impossible completely drive him out, due to the power of love.
- Teen Genius: Sam.
- Time Skip: Six months pass between the season 1 finale and the season 2 premiere. Then two years pass between the end of the S2 premiere and the second episode.
- Time Travel: How Ace makes his grand return.
- Took a Level in Badass: Andy does this in Season 2's "Rebellion", much to the dismay of his friends, who end up on the business end of Andy's wrath. Leo also seems to be headed in direction of 'Chiller'.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Both Jesse and Andy seem to have fallen into this in Season 2, although both seem to get better in the second half of the season.
- Wham Line: Will pulls one on Andy at the end of 'Toxic'. "Andy, what are you talking about? Ace isn't dead."
- What Could Have Been: Had Andy, Matt, and Ashley been around for more of Season 2, we would have seen Leo leading the B-team branch of the Guardians along with Danny and Mark.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Averted. Both Carol and Victoria have both been attacked with the intent to harm in a few episodes.
- What Happened to the Mouse??: Andy's dog, Sawa, disappears without a trace at the end of 'Rebellion'. There's still no mention of him twenty episodes later when Andy returns to the group.