Proto Ω ("Proto Omega") is a superweapon with varying purposes. It is implied that one reason is to "challenge God."
It was originally built on Abraxas (Michtam)—the exact date isn't specified, meaning Proto Ω could be anywhere from hundreds to thousands of years old. However, it is said that the U-TIC Organization manufactured it, meaning it's probably only a few decades old.
Upon the destruction of Michtam in 4747 T.C., it was smuggled onto Miltia.
Miltian Conflict Edit
Proto Ω was constructed and operated by the U-TIC Organization (Joachim Mizrahi) during the Miltian Conflict, commissioned by the Patriarch Sergius XVII of Ormus to ascend to the realm of God (the Upper Domain).
Sergius, like all people of the Zohar, possessed the ability to make contact with the faint waves put out by the Zohar; but as an Ormus Patriarch, his power was stronger than normal. It is believed that this is what allowed him to control Proto Ω remotely. However, his powers were not as fully awakened as those of the test subjects kept in Labyrinthos, who had made direct contact with U-DO.
Proto Ω's purpose was to destroy the Federation invasion units during the Miltian Conflict.
Proto Ω was subjected to repeated linkage-operational tests with the Original Zohar, the deployed to intercept Federation forces during the first and second Miltian descent operations.
It was deployed against Federation A.M.W.S. during the first and Second Descent Operations.
U-TIC planned to use it during the Federation's Third Descent Operation and to escort the Song of Nephilim Device from Miltia, where it would presumably dock with Proto Merkabah and become a mobile superweapon against the Federation.
Proto Ω was set to be deployed in the third descent operation as well, but once the Gnosis appeared, it was left at the hangar in the confusion.
After the Miltian Conflict, Proto Ω was left in the Abyss for 14 years.
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse Edit
14 years later, the key to the Abyss is unlocked. The Immigrant Fleet and Ormus invades Miltia first. It was once again operated by Patriarch Sergius XVII of Ormus upon his landing on Miltia, and fused with the U-DO system.
Proto Ω's power source is, once again, the Original Zohar, which was also locked in the Abyss. The only way Proto Ω can be activated is if the Original Zohar's control system were destroyed.
Furthermore, Proto Ω's true fortress is not Labyrinthos, but the Ω System: the massive facility that Miltia transformed into.
Sergius attempts to use it as a tool for galactic domination, both to destroy the Gnosis and subdue the Federation. The Patriarch planned to use Proto Ω's U.M.N. Phase Transfer Cannon, which could strike any target in known space, for galactic domination.
However, Wilhelm (Heinlein) had other plans. Heinlein and Margulis abandoned the Patriarch with Proto Ω in the Ω System. After Sergius XVII uses Proto Ω to kill Albedo Piazzolla, Wilhelm sends the Testaments to destroy it and the leader of the Ormus society Sergius.
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Edit
- Main article: Ω Res Novae
After Miltia's destruction in Episode II, Proto Ω was recovered by Dmitri Yuriev and underwent final refurbishment with the assistance of Sellers based on Joachim Mizrahi's Y-Data. Yuriev's purpose was to use it to invade the realm of God (the Upper Domain).
Episode III database Edit
One of the relics of God, constructed and operated by the U-TIC Organization during the Miltian Conflict. It was originally built on Abraxas (Michtam), but was smuggled onto Miltia upon the destruction of Michtam.
Afterwards, it was subjected to repeated linkage-operational tests with the Original Zohar, the deployed to intercept Federation forces during the first and second Miltian descent operations. It was set to be deployed in the third descent operation as well, but once the Gnosis appeared, it was left at the hangar in the confusion.
After that, it was once again operated by Sergius XVII upon his landing on Miltia. It was recovered by Dmitri Yuriev after Miltia's destruction and underwent final refurbishment based on the Y-Data.
- The Proto Ω and its other incarnations seem to fulfill the role in the Xenosaga universe as Deus did in the Xenogears universe. Although nowhere near as powerful as Deus (or at the very least, never achieving the same level of power), the Proto Ω shares the distinction of being a god-like superweapon powered by the Zohar, created for the purpose of ending war involving the Galactic Federation. Unlike Deus, however, the Proto Ω is created by enemies of the Federation who seek to destroy them (this changes later when Ω Res Novae becomes weapon of the Federation). Other similarities include being able to integrate with the Proto Ω for interplanetary travel and conquest and the creation of th Ω System to serve as a protective fortress for the weapon, resembling Deus' outer shell in both appearance and function.
- Ω shares visual similarities with the Malach Angel, the mobile weapon terminal part of Deus from Xenogears in its original form. It also had a mobile fortress called "Merkabah" (Merkavah in Xenogears, resulting from a mis-Romanization), and was used by Karellen to ascend to the realm of God.