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How Old Is Omni-Man In Invincible? Viltrumite Aging Explained


  • Omni-Man is over 2,000 years old, but his physical appearance suggests he is in his 40s or 50s due to his Viltrumite genetics and slower aging process.
  • Omni-Man’s reduced aging and potent genetics make him a greater threat to the U.S. military the longer he is on Earth, as he grows stronger with age.
  • Omni-Man’s slower aging is a result of his Viltrumite origins and the purpose of his presence on Earth is to breed with compatible humans and ensure the success of the Viltrumite invasion.



Omni-Man is one of the most popular characters in the animated series Invincible, and his age is something that viewers have speculated about since the superhero show’s debut on Prime Video in 2021. Unlike many of the other characters featured in Invincible, Omni-Man is a Viltrumite from the planet Viltrum thus making him unique from humans. Among a slew of distinctive superpowers, Omni-Man rarely shows significant signs of aging despite having a middle-aged wife and teenage son.

While Omni-Man’s characterization in the Invincible comic books and his depiction in the show differ, their commonality is that of the character’s age. Despite that similarity, both medium’s handling of Omni-Man’s age differs. Additionally, the rate at which Viltrumites age is different from humans, and its implications have some interesting consequences.

How Old Omni-Man Is In Invincible

Omni-Man standing with arms crossed in space in Invincible

According to The Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe, Omni-Man is over 2,000 years old. Readers would be forgiven for assuming he was in his early 50s at best on account of the only two factors indicating he’s anything over 40 are the gray streaks in his hair and slight wrinkles canvasing his face. However, bearing in mind that Omni-Man is a Viltrumite and not a human, despite his physical appearance, this revelation becomes much easier to accept. Furthermore, Omni-Man’s Viltrumite origins explain the greater implications that his otherworldly presence on Earth has for its inhabitants.

Omni-Man appears to have no weaknesses because of his potent genetics and slower aging. As revealed in The Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe, Omni-Man grows considerably stronger than any non-Viltrumites the older he grows, thus becoming a greater threat to the U.S. military the longer he’s on Earth. This greatly reduced aging process is especially useful to the likes of Omni-Man since a part of the reason why he’s on the planet is to defend it from any threats greater than what the military can handle.

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Why Omni-Man Ages So Much Slower Than Humans

Omni-Man and Invincible

Omni-Man’s Viltrumite origins are significant to the world of Invincible because they explain why he ages much slower than humans. The primary factor as to why Omni-Man ages significantly slower than humans is due to his Viltrumite physiology, which consists of extremely dominant and developed genetics. Prior to arriving on Earth, Omni-Man participated in a great purge on Viltrum that, while it significantly decreased their population, ensured that only the strongest members survived.

As such, Omni-Man was sent to Earth to breed with as many compatible humans as possible to essentially create a new breed of Viltrumites. If Viltrumites age much slower than humans while also having the capacity to reproduce with them, this would strongly imply that the reduced aging is meant to ensure the invading Viltrumites live long enough to successfully conquer their new home. This reduced aging combined with the sheer awe of Omni-Man’s powers are why he is so old and ages as slowly as he does in Invincible.


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