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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Current Alias

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation

Relatives
Kamandi (grandson); Superman (ancestor from an alternate timeline); Lois Lane (ancestor from an alternate timeline); Norman Blank (father, deceased); Tommy Tomorrow (grandson from an alternate timeline)

Universe

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 7" (as Buddy Blank); 6'5" (as OMAC)

Weight
140 lbs (64 kg) (as Buddy Blank); 500 lbs (as OMAC)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
One-Man-Army Corps; former army stock clerk; former factory worker

Origin
Origin

Place of Birth


First appearance
Last appearance

Contents

History

Buddy Blank was once a factory worker for a company named Pseudo-People, Inc. The Global Peace Agency selected him as a candidate for a program known as Project OMAC. The Global Peace Agency selected Buddy because of his ties to Pseudo-People, Inc whom they suspected were carrying on illegal affairs. Doctor Myron Forest performed electronic surgery on Buddy, using computerized hormones that enabled Buddy to interface with the orbiting space satellite Brother Eye. The process imbued Buddy with great power and he became the One-Man-Army-Corps known as OMAC. As OMAC, Buddy exposed Pseudo-People, Inc.'s Section-D project, which involved the creation of artificial women to be used as bombs against enemy targets.

He continued responding to critical emergencies, often working alongside operatives of the Global Peace Agency. He fought the militant Marshal Kirovan Kafka and his Multi-Killer beast. He also broke up the Body Shop racket run by "Fancy" Freddy Sparga and came to blows with the evil mad scientist Doctor Skuba.

On one adventure a cabal of scientists known as Intercorp attempted to erase OMAC from existence by sending the Murdermek robot backwards in time to assassinate his ancestor Norman Blank. OMAC followed the robot into the time stream and teamed up with Earth's champion Superman to save the life of Norman Blank. [1]

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

  • Power Absorption: OMAC develops superhuman abilities due to his interface with the Brother Eye satellite system. OMAC communicates his requirements to Brother Eye who in turn projects an invisible beam of energy that automatically locks onto OMAC's location anywhere in the world. The beam is received through a special processor on OMAC's belt, where it is broken down into organic components that circulate throughout OMAC's bloodstream. The beam bestows upon him enhanced strength and vitality.
  • Superhuman Durability: Brother Eye can increase OMAC's physical heartiness so that he will never suffer from fatigue while on assignment.
  • Superhuman Strength: Brother Eye can increase OMAC's strength levels up to (and possibly beyond) the 70 ton range.
  • Density Control: Brother Eye can increase or decrease OMAC's density for a variety of effects. Increased density enhances his stamina and durability giving rise to his sobriquet the "one man army corps". Brother Eye can also decrease OMAC's mass and density enabling him to glide on air currents should the mission parameters require it.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Brother Eye: OMAC interfaced with the Brother Eye satellite, which enabled him to tap into his powers. OMAC received energy from Brother Eye by way of a special processor housed in his belt buckle.

Notes

  • This version of Buddy Blank (Earth-AD), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series and is now considered apocryphal.

Trivia

  • OMAC's Mohawk hair-style is similar in appearance to the helmet worn by Roman Gladiators. The style was patterned after that of Mars, the Roman God of War.
  • OMAC's trademark mohawk and eye chest symbol were incorporated into the design of the OMACs of Infinite Crisis, as well as them being supported by a satellite named Brother Eye.
  • The modern version of Buddy Blank of New Earth was changed by Brother Eye into a close version of Earth-AD OMAC at the final issue of Countdown to Final Crisis.

See Also

Links and References

  • Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe XVII
  • O.M.A.C. article at Wikipedia
  • O.M.A.C. biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe

Footnotes

This character is exclusive to the continuity of Earth-AD.
This version of Buddy Blank (Earth-AD), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series and is now considered apocryphal. Characters inclusive to Earth-AD continuity includes those who appeared in the original OMAC comic book series and the original Kamandi comic book series.

This article uses material from the "Buddy Blank (Earth-AD)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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