With his mother dying and his father leaving when he was but a young teen, Michael Manticore’s rise into wealth is truly an inspirational story. With the founding of his own company Manticorp and through his brilliance, ingenuity, perseverance and inventive ideas he was able to turn what once humble into the giant it is today. Today the Manitcorp brand and the stunning Chief executive himself are household names. With sizable, stable, income coming from the successful company he found that his ideas were now limited only by his imagination and what science would allow. Soon he was struck with a grand vision for a suit that would revolutionize travel, lifting, shipping, labor and combat. It would be able to move at a whopping 4,000 miles per hour at full speed, give the wearer protection form outside harm physical and airborne, the ability to lift at most twenty-five tons of material depending on the wearer, and the ability to fall safely from any height using built-in small scale jet boosters. Michael secretly poured immense funds into this secret pet project, enough to hire a team of genius scientists. The great scientific minds estimated that the amount of energy to power such a suit would be dangerous and unstable. Michael, refusing to let his dream be compromised, urged the scientists to complete a prototype despite the dangers. During an initial test of the completed prototype (which Mr. Manticore was absent from), the scientists fears were confirmed. The amount of energy required to power the device was too much, and a sudden explosion robbed the world of many brilliant minds. With the deaths of the scientists weighing on his conscience, Michael tabled the project but refused to entirely give up on it. He did not want the work or the deaths of the scientists to be in vain. Somehow over the course of a few years, Michael’s body gained the ability to exude energy. And as if it were fate, his new ability made his old project viable. Somehow his body was able to keep the power in check, as he could release or retain it through his own will. After several wildly successful test runs he deemed his creation The Omega Man-powered Utility Suit (The Omus). The acronym corresponded to a genus of tiger beetles. Michael embraced the connection and altered the appearance of the suit to match. Although not of the specific Omus genus of beetle, Michael attached mandibles to the forehead of the suit more resembling the aptly named Manticora genus of tiger beetle. Unable to mass produce the suits due to the dangers of its use, he decided to use his one of a kind suit to protect the innocent,to pursue justice by any means, and to benefit mankind using his superior technology just as it is his company’s goal to do so. He joined a group of like-minded individuals known as The Vanguard. Now he balances two lives as Chief Exceutive of Manticorp Michael Manticore, and the super-heroic avenger Omus.