|Resurrected citizen of Russia with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Cybernetically enhanced mutant with superhuman strength, speed, agility and durability capable of draining the life from other living organisms via a biological aura or poisoning them via a pheromone known as Death Spores.
Carbonadium Synthesizer: Device used to counter the effects of Death Spores on Omega Red.
Death Spores: Pheromone chemical which causes weakness, comma and death in others, and himself if without cybernetic assistance.
Tentacles: Cybernetic appendages housed in the arms composed of a malleable form of Adamantium called Carbonadium.
Wolverine Vol. 2
X-Men Vol. 2
|X-Men Vol. 2 #4 (Jan. 1992)|
|John Byrne & Jim Lee|
A homicidal maniac, Arkady Rossovich was tracked by Interpol agent Sean Cassidy (Banshee) and his female partner. The capture resulted in Cassidy's partner losing her life and Rossovich being severely wounded.
Incarcerated, Rossovich was illegally liberated by the Soviet secret service and modified with cybernetic enhancements to control the adverse effects to himself of the deadly pheromone he emanates. A team of agents including Wolverine and Sabretooth infiltrated the program to steal the device known as the Carbonadium Synthesizer and kidnap its creator to prevent the creation of the Soviet Union's most deadly super-soldier.
The Carbonadium Synthesizer's creator killed by Sabretooth and the technology to protect him from his own Death Spores stolen, Rossovich was placed in cryogenic stasis until being revived by members of the Ninja clan called the Hand.
Eventually retrieving the Carbonadium Synthesizer Rossovich works as a free agent and assassin known as the deadly Red Omega.