Hey everyone, and welcome back to our BTS Overview & Theory series! This time, we’ll be covering PoptropiCon Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon, written by the entire PHB staff (including myself of course). Special thanks to Brave Tomato for helping out a ton this time around. Be sure to check out the last BTS post, which was for Galactic Hot Dogs Island.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW (but that’s what you want, isn’t it?)
Overview of evidence
Before we dive into this complicated mess, we should go over the basics. Below is the official description of the episode.
Omegon has taken over PoptropiCon, and he won’t stop until he’s transformed everyone into a hench-bot. Only you can acquire the powers of the Mighty Action Force to battle Omegon and free the convention goers. Join the resistance today!
There haven’t been a whole lot of Daily Pop images for the final episode of P-Con, but do check out our Daily Pop Sneak Peek Archive page to see what we do have!
Let’s start off with the items we found behind-the-scenes that will be used during the quest! These items include comic178, comic367, a bow, gauntlets, an old shield, a shield, and soda.
They don’t tell us much, but it’s something! Maybe the comics give us insight on how to defeat Omegon and the bow, shields, gauntlets, etc. are weapons that we end up using? Maybe…
Below, you can see the layout of the theater. However, the name of this scene has been changed to the throne room, which makes what we have to say next all the more likely.
Judging by what can be seen above, the theater/throne room seems to have turned into Omegon’s base after he crashed into the convention from where we left off in Episode 2. Sadly, we don’t have a lot of dialog to go along with this scene.
Again, this doesn’t give us much to work with, so we will just move on. Below is the layout of the HQ.
In the third image above, there seems to be a portal of some-sort. As we dig deeper into the island’s secrets, this portal might start to make sense. Anyway, you might be wondering who’s HQ this is. Well, since we have already assigned Omegon’s “HQ” to the theater/throne room, this scene must be a hideout for the survivors of Omegon’s arrival. The dialog below seems to back up this theory.
What our character is going to do in the island is definitely becoming clear. Rescue the Mighty Action Force, collect their weapons, etc.
Next up is the Processing Room layout.
Based on the images above, this scene appears to be where the MAF is trapped. Of course, this means we will probably have to sneak past guards.
As we suspected, prisoners seem to be in this room.
Finally, we have the Menagerie layout. If you don’t already know, a menagerie is a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition. Similar to a zoo.
As well as the processing room, the menagerie looks like it will contain a prisoner or two, since there is a cell shown above. While there were multiple cells in the processing room, there is only one that can be seen in the menagerie. This could just be a coincidence, but it could also imply that this cell is special. We might get captured or it might just be the final prisoner we have to save.
Judging by the dialog, it looks like the Elf Archer will be trapped in this room. 😛
That’s all for the behind the scenes files, but we can’t forget the special sneak peeks that have been released on Twitter! The following images are some of the cool sneak peeks.
They aren’t much, but they hint at a lot. The first two images seem to be the different comic books, mentioned with the other items at the beginning of this post. The comics seem to clarify that we use the MAF weapons to defeat Omegon once and for all.
Omegon’s presence in PoptropiCon brings up a lot of questions that can revolve around a story: Why is Omegon real? If Omegon had always been real, why have people not noticed until now? As a matter of fact, if he was always real, why does he look almost exactly like his newest version? If he wasn’t, what caused him to be real? Would the heroes be real too? What did bring him to a comic convention of all places? Some of these questions we’d have to delve deeper into the script to figure out, but we believe we (well, mostly BT 😛 ) have an answer to the last of those questions.
Remember at the end of Spoiler Alert (which was Ep. 2), when Omegon’s said “I have come to destroy the Mighty Action Force”? Hmm… When Spoiler Alert begins, of course, you see everyone excitedly go inside the convention center, but then the camera pans over to a spotlight featuring the silhouettes of the Mighty Action Force, pictured below.
There might be more to this than the Creators simply playing around with the camera. It may explain how Omegon was brought here through a very drastic misunderstanding. The Mighty Action Force spotlight may have made Omegon think that the real Mighty Action Force heroes are inside the building. As a result, Omegon decided to target that place to terrorize the people inside for praising his nemeses so much. And continue his evil plans there, because why the heck not?
Similar to PoptropiCon’s plot, did you know that a comic-book/movie villain actually hijacked a convention back in 2013? It may not be as literal as Omegon’s hijacking of his own cosplay contest, but something close to it did happen. In the San Diego Comic Con (or SDCC), over at Hall H, Marvel was promoting the movie Thor: The Dark World, which was to come later that year. Suddenly the power comes out and back on to reveal fan-favorite villain, Loki’s, actor, Tom Hiddleson, dressed and acting in character. Unlike Omegon’s serious appearance, this appearance is more so to excite the fans and have a little bit of fun. Below is a clip from the appearance.
Of course this brings up another question for PoptropiCon. Could Omegon’s appearance all be an act? This is unlikely, but we should still consider the possibility.
In PoptropiCon Island – Episode 3: Reign of Omegon, we’ll pick up where we left off, when the real Omegon has crashed into the convention. His goal is to transform everyone into a hench-bot and to destroy the Mighty Action Force. Your Poptropican has to save the MAF from their prison cells and retrieve each MAF member’s main weapon. By gaining knowledge about Omegon through comic books that you have gathered, you are able to combine the power of each weapon to defeat him (presumebly by breaking his Omega Crystal). Combining the weapons gives you the power to create Alphaon (however, we aren’t exactly sure what role he will play).
Remember, the final episode of PoptropiCon Island is coming out
Thursday, March 19 for members (tomorrow) Thursday, March 26th! It’ll probably then release to everyone three weeks later, on April 16th (keep in mind that these dates may change). Be sure to get your island extras from PoptropiCon’s tour page as well. Con on! 😀
~The PHB Staff