The Omega is an ancient superweapon from Final Fantasy XIV. It was buried in the Carteneau Flats. Though mentioned since Patch 2.3 and largely unseen, it has a larger role in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.
Omega is a recurring superboss in the series, a dimension-traveling superweapon created by an ancient civilization. Though usually depicted as autonomous and anthropomorphized as having goals of its own, Final Fantasy XIV is the first game in the series to treat Omega also as a character on its own right as well as a boss.
Omega was discovered by the Allagan civilization in the Third Astral Era, buried deep within a rock stratum. Within moments it deciphered their language and conversed with the technologists studying it, even developing a face-like structure to further communications.
Omega was employed as an anti-primal weapon to capture the Dreadwyrm Bahamut during the invasion of Meracydia, who would be sealed within Dalamud. Its control panel was located beneath the Heliodrome at the Carteneau Flats, which was exposed during the Calamity.
Omega is mentioned by Flame General Raubahn Aldynn and Nanamo Ul Namo, who confide to the Warrior of Light and Alphinaud Leveilleur of its existence. The damage from the Calamity had unearthed many Allagan ruins at the Carteneau Flats. Data obtained from Allagan tomestones and other inscriptions imply Omega had a role in subduing Bahamut to seal him inside Dalamud. Raubahn speculates the reason Nael van Darnus set Dalamud on its ultimate trajectory was to destroy the weapon on impact.
Omega's existence is initially doubted by the leaders of the Eorzean Alliance, thinking it is a translation error. Only once Gaius van Baelsar reveals the Ultima Weapon, the leaders seriously consider its existence. Though the weapon is still in a dormant state, other factions are already seeking its potential. The Ul'dahn magnate Teledji Adeledji schemes to get his hands on the ancient superweapon, even going so far as to instigate a riot among refugees to try to get the Carteneau Reclamation Bill passed. These schemes culminate with the banquet celebrating the Defense of Ishgard. The events that transpire result in the death of Teledji Adeledji, and scatter the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, with the Warrior of Light fleeing to Ishgard.
Hmph. So it was here all along... Oh, just you wait, my pretty! You and I are going to have so much fun!
Nero tol Scaeva approaches a console in the Carteneau Flats, apparently intent on awakening Omega. He later approaches the Eorzean Alliance meeting discussing the primal sealed above Baelsar's Wall. He suggests using Omega to deal with it before it breaks free. Nero and Cid Garlond restore the control panel, which Yda presses to activate the machine. Having quickly identified the sealed primal, the autonomous warmachine proceeds to its target at the wall. The primal is Shinryu who emerges from the cocoon of light as Omega arrives. A titanic clash ensues with Omega shrugging off a tidal wave unleashed by the primal. The battle ends with an immense explosion of light, with both primal and superweapon falling to the ground at two distant points.
Omega is the main endgame raid and has players battle various creations created by it as it attempts to create a worthy challenge for them.
Though originally thought to be of Allagan origin like the Ultima Weapon, it is revealed by Midgardsormr to be from another world like himself and far older than ancient Allag. Omega is able to create sentient life and its plan is to pit different lifeforms against each other in search of the mightiest being, so it too can evolve. After the the four creations in Deltascape are defeated, Omega coerces the adventurer to keep participating in the trials by threats of genocide on the Eorzean populace who are unable to defend themselves even from Omega's weaker creations.
To stimulate the Warrior of Light, Omega incapacitates Biggs and Wedge during the Deltascape as well as Nero during the Sigmascape. At the end of the Sigmascape, failing to understand the Warrior of Light's variation in power, he tries to provoke a new surge by imprisoning an torturing him. The Warrior is freed when Midgardsormr uses the last of his energy, bargaining with Omega to let the Warrior of Light go to the end of his tests, hinting that it would be the best way for Omega to understand them.
After the Warrior of Light defeats Omega's replication of Chaos and Midgardsormr in the Alphascape, Omega challenges them and is defeated. Still failing to understand them, however, Omega decides to reset the testing with new subjects, closing the dimension and seemingly killing the Warrior of Light and Cid. They are saved by Alpha who shrunk and protected them with his power. A confused Omega thinks that the answer it seeks must lie in the body of the Warrior of Light, and attempts to replicate it, creating a male and female version of himself, and challenging the Warrior one last time before being decisively defeated.
In the Savage mode, once the replicas, Omega-M and Omega-F, are defeated, Omega concludes that the humanoid form being best-suited for what he seeks was incorrect, and takes on a form much like Omega Weapon.
Cid explains to Omega that Alpha already understood the answer: the experience of life that Omega, isolated in its testing dimension, passively and coldly observing test subjects from a distance, would never understand. Satisfied with this answer, Omega dies and its dimension closes, ending his threat on the world.
Omega (capital: Ω, lowercase: ω; Greek Ωμέγα) is the twenty-fourth and last letter of the Greek alphabet. It is synonymous with a set's end or limit.
- Omega's humanoid forms, Omega M and Omega F, may have been inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's conception art used for the collector's edition cover for the Legacy Final Fantasy XIV.