The Omegaverse is a subgenre of fanfiction and original fiction that originated in the early 2010s. It is characterized by a world-building concept in which humans are divided into three biological categories: alphas, betas, and omegas. Alphas are dominant individuals who have heightened physical and sexual attributes, betas are average individuals who do not have any unique biological traits, and omegas are submissive individuals who have the ability to become pregnant and go through a heat cycle, which is a period of heightened sexual desire.
In Omegaverse stories, the dynamic between alphas, betas, and omegas is often explored in a romantic or sexual context. The main focus is on the relationships between the characters and the power dynamics that exist between them. Some Omegaverse stories feature explicit sexual content and BDSM themes, while others are more focused on the emotional connections between the characters.
The Omegaverse has been criticized by some people for promoting toxic masculinity and romanticizing abusive relationships. Others argue that it is simply a form of fantasy and should not be taken too seriously. Regardless of the criticisms, the Omegaverse continues to be a popular subgenre within the fanfiction and romance communities.
1. Alpha: A dominant individual in the omegaverse hierarchy who has heightened senses, strength, and aggression.
2. Omega: A submissive individual in the omegaverse hierarchy who has a unique scent and the ability to go into heat.
3. Beta: An individual in the omegaverse hierarchy who does not have the same heightened senses or the ability to go into heat as alphas and omegas.
4. Heat: A period of intense sexual desire and fertility experienced by omegas in the omegaverse.
5. Rut: A period of heightened aggression and sexual desire experienced by alphas in the omegaverse.
6. Knotting: A physiological response that occurs during sex between an alpha and an omega, where the alpha's penis swells and locks inside the omega, ensuring maximum fertilization.
7. Marking: The act of an alpha biting an omega during sex or claiming them as their own through a scent bond.
8. Pack: A group of individuals in the omegaverse who live and work together, usually consisting of an alpha, omega, and beta.
9. Mating Bond: A strong emotional and physical bond that forms between an alpha and an omega after prolonged exposure to each other's pheromones and scent.