Hey Guys,

Rumour has it that Omega, mad megalomaniac Timelord could be making a return to our screens in Part Two of this season’s Doctor Who, later this year.

But why the speculation? What clues have made some members of the Doctor Who fanbase suspect that Omega will be making an appearance?

Well, it basically comes down to the frequent occurrences of what appears to be the symbol for the Greek letter Omega (?).

Here’s a few examples:

Omega Symbol on River's Uniform

Omega Symbol on River's Uniform

Omega Symbol on a Door

Omega Symbol on a Door

Omega Symbol on a Banner

Omega Symbol on a Banner


So, just who is this Omega dude?

Omega was/is one of the greatest Timelords in Gallifreyan history.

In fact, it was he that gave Timelords the ability to time travel.

Time travel required a massive amount of power, so Omega created a supernova to get the necessary energy and was unfortunately killed during the process.

Or so the Timelords thought…

He was actually thrown into an antimatter universe within a black hole, where he awaited rescue by his kinsmen. The rescue never came and over time, he became consumed with hate for the Timelords and hungry for power.

He became the master of his antimatter universe and was able to create stuff just by willing it to be.

The problem was, although he was all-powerful in his antimatter Universe, he couldn’t leave it because if he tried, his Universe would collapse before he got out.

He created a singularity that made a bridge between the black hole and Earth with the plan of bringing the Doctor to his Universe to keep it running so that he could leave and take out his vengeance on the Timelords.

You can watch this story in The Three Doctors here.

In The Three Doctors, the Second and Third Doctors (with a little help from the First Doctor) are kidnapped by Omega and trapped in his antimatter universe.

They work out that Omega has become insane and his only weakness is his anger and self-control. They also discover that the singularity has consumed Omega’s body and it is only his will that remains in existence as you can see from the images below:

Omega with his mask on

Omega with his mask on

Omega with his mask off

Omega with his mask off


The Second Doctor also discovers that his recorder had fell into the TARDIS’s force field circuit and had been protected from changing into antimatter when it entered Omega’s universe.

He tries to give the force field unit to Omega but Omega’s temper gets the better of him and he knocks it out of The Doctor’s hands causing the recorder to fall out.

The matter and antimatter atoms cancel themselves out, Omega and his universe are destroyed, The Doctor’s return to their own universe and everyone lives happily ever after….

Well, not really, because a while later Omega returns in The Fifth Doctor’s story Arc of Infinity.

Omega in Arc of Infinity

Omega in Arc of Infinity


In this story, Omega is again trying to get back out of his screwed-up Universe, just so that he can destroy it.

To do this, he needs to transfer his consciousness into The Doctor’s bio data.

Ultimately, the transfer takes place too soon and his body quickly begins to deteriorate.

Omega Deteriorating

Omega Deteriorating


Finally cornered by The Doctor and his companions, The Doctor is forced to destroy him by shooting him with a ray gun.

And so, Omega is once again destroyed…but for how long? Could he have somehow survived? And has he got plans to take his revenge on the Doctor later this season?

I guess we’ll have to wait and see :)

P.S. Omega also makes appearances in the Big Finish audio play Omega, the novel The Infinity Doctors and the gamebook Search for the Doctor.