Everything I know about this topic comes from personal experience, from long hours spent in front of my laptop during the night, with a cup of tea in one hand and popcorn in the other. So if you are looking for an historical facts’ reconstruction or a precise term definition, this isn’t the article for you. If on the other hand you are looking for a general and -more or less – complete explanation of what Omegaverse is, keep going.
Omegaverse is a fan fiction genre that is mainly developing in the Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Marvel Universe and Sherlock fandoms. Although the characters can be both male and female it is usually about slash pairings (maleXmale).
Let’s start with the basics. First of all, Omegaverse is weird. Like weird – weird, as weird as fries with marmalade. How could someone possibly like that?! I mean, come on, fries and marmalade?!
That was my reaction when I read an Omegaverse for the first time. I asked myself: are there people who actually read this stuff? Male pregnancy, slicky butts and heats? Really?!
But I was curious and I kept reading. Big mistake…because, you know, now I like it too.
The main thing you have to know if you want to join the hot – wolfy – fan fiction world of Omegaverse is that people are divided in three categories: Alphas, Betas and Omegas. Relationships and love dynamics are based on wolves’ ‘packs’: Alphas are the dominant component and Omegas the submissive one (what about Betas? Well, Betas are like Sammy in Supernatural: it’s never about them. In other words, Betas are like normal humans that can bond with Omegas, Alphas and Betas).
In the classic version (yep, there also is a divergent version) Alphas are strong, powerful leaders, while Omegas are sweet, kind and feminine. Of course in the non–canonical versions we can find very strong Omegas and shy Alphas, but let’s stick to the simple things.
Omegas go into heat twice (or more) a year; heat is good for the reader, not so much for the Omegas. In simple words: they need to fuck. Badly. And Alphas want to fuck them even more badly (because of their smell, of course). But here’s the twist: during their heat Omegas can get pregnant (yes, even males) and after nine months they give birth to pups (I guess the term ‘pup’ was cute and fluffy…).
On that note, I have to add that an important part of the Omegas and Alphas dynamics is based on their scent. They sniff each other all the time – all, all, all the time – because their bodies release pheromones, and the pheromones are like the smell of pizza, burgers and Chanel n. 5 all together.
Another weird–weird thing about Omegaverse is the knotting. What’s a knot? It’s what wolves use to lock their sausage in the female muffins. Trying not to be too graphic: it’s how the cock grows in size when it’s inside an Omega’s hole and becomes big enough not to come out until the Alpha has come.
Ok, now that you are asking yourselves why in the world someone should read this crap, here’s the romantic part: Omegas and Alphas can bond and become mates. With a bite, an Alpha can link and Omega to him forever.
Mates are like soul mates: in some stories, when they meet they immediately understand that they are meant one for another.
These are only the basics of the Omegaverse: every author has a personal vision and the better ones change some aspects of it to make the story original. For example, I read a fan fiction where the Alphas and Omegas’ eyes changed color whenever they fell in love.
If you have any more questions feel free to ask in the comments, I’ll be more than happy to answer them!