Since today is April Fool's Day... Yes! Omega Krypton! You are spotted!
This is an April Fool's Day game! Think of as many ways to change Omega to Krypton!
1. You can use numbers, letters and symbols.
2. I'm not being strict, so... you can change two letters at a time (e.g. 1 number and 1 letter is okay)
3. Since this is an April Fool's Day game, if you can get 'April Fool's Day' in between your transition, you will get extra 10 points!
4. I will let my friend Omega Krypton look at the answers... The one he thinks that is most funniest will get extra 50 points!
5. The top 3 users with most ways will get on the Leaderboard!
6. I will put the result 3 days after this question is reopened!



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    $\begingroup$ This question risks being flagged as too broad, unfortunately. Might you include a few restrictions, or is this part of a puzzle series in which such restrictions are familiar and I am just unaware of it? $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 1 at 11:05
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    $\begingroup$ I suggest the OP observe our answers, and then block some of the loopholes that would not be widely accepted by the community afterwards. The OP is also suggested to encourage answerers to try their best to get creative ;) $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Apr 1 at 11:23
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    $\begingroup$ *harumph* Ok, fun detected, countermeasures activated. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Apr 1 at 19:29
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    $\begingroup$ (Ok but for reals, this is pretty much definitionally too broad and basically seeking lists of random "transformations", well outside the scope of this or any SE site. I do appreciate the levity, but this doesn't fit the Q&A paradigm here.) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Apr 1 at 19:32
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    $\begingroup$ My stock guidance: Puzzles with no "right" answer are generally discouraged; you should have some objective criteria, even if arbitrary, for determining the "best" or most "right" answer, so that we're not just assembling a collection of valid solutions. Open-ended questions that impose no practical limitations on what kinds of answer will be accepted are, pretty much by definition, Too Broad and very likely to be closed as such. Unfortunately, adding rules after you've received answers invalidates those answers, and can end up costing those answerers reputation. Better to let it go. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Apr 2 at 16:57

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Replace a comic book villain's superpower by the birthplace of their arch nemesis.

For example:
- SPEED (superpower of Professor Zoom) → CENTRAL CITY (birthplace of the Flash)
- MAGNETISM (superpower of Magneto) → NEW YORK (birthplace of Professor X)
- CLAWS (superpower of Sabretooth) → ALBERTA (birthplace of Wolverine)
- OMEGA (superpower of Darkseid) → KRYPTON (birthplace of Superman)


In Noblesville, Indiana, there is a car dealership called Omega Autosports.


Omega -> Noblesville -> noble -> noble gas -> krypton


If you rearrange the pixels that make the symbol "Ω", you can turn that symbol into a "K" for Krypton


The characters "Ω" and "K" both take up one byte of storage. K stands for Krypton, obviously.

And everyone knows about the

Omega 83 Professional Boar Bristle Shaving Brush, Faux Chrome Handle


The Omega 83 refers to Krypton's molar mass of 83.80

Oh, and

Omega-3 and Omega-6 are both essential fatty acids. Krypton's atomic number is 36. Coincidence? I think not. If you take Omega-3 and Omega-6 and factor out the omega, you get Omega(36) = Krypton(36).

On a different note:

Darkseid uses something called "The Omega effect" against superman, whose weakness is Kryptonite. Fairly obvious connection here

Ooh, I have another:

Omega is obviously always paired with Alpha, which begins with the letter A. Krypton begins with the letter K. Put them together, and you have AK. This sounds like AK-47. And as we all know, Krypton is a gas, and is thus impervious to the attacks of an AK-47.

And don't forget:

Omega's lowercase symbol, "ω", is used to denote infinity. Obviously, if you had an infinite amount of Krypton, you would create a black hole and probably destroy the universe or something. Not a good time.


OMEGA is a brand that makes luxury watches. They have been doing it since 1848. Add the digits in 1848 and what do you get? That's right: 21. If you take 21 and add 15, the amount of Krypton atoms you would have if you had 15 krypton atoms, you get 36, the atomic number of krypton.

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    $\begingroup$ Great answer, but I don't quite understand what "the amount of Krypton atoms you would have if you had 15 krypton atoms," means...... $\endgroup$ – Eagle Apr 1 at 13:53
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, that is a bit vague. In context, the line should be "If you take 21 and add 15, which is the amount of Krypton atoms you would have if you had 15 krypton atoms" Meaning that if you had 15 Krypton atoms, the number of krypton atoms you would have is 15 $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Apr 1 at 16:25
  • $\begingroup$ Umm.. If I understand it right, you mean something like if (i = 15) then i = 15? $\endgroup$ – Eagle Apr 1 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Akari precisely. $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Apr 1 at 18:21

My effort:

Omega --> 24 (24th letter of Greek alphabet) --> 36 (*1.5) --> Krypton (36th element of Periodic Table)

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    $\begingroup$ Well done Omega Krypton! $\endgroup$ – K Sharing Apr 2 at 12:57

Here is a perfectly general procedure you can apply for turning words into other words.

(1) Take your starting word. (2) Work down the PSE leaderboard until you find a user whose name begins with that word. (3) The rest of their username (after trimming leading spaces, of course) is your new word.

Astonishingly, it happens that this turns Omega into Krypton.

Here is another.

(1) Take your starting word. (2) Replace it with "Krypton".

This too amazingly turns out to send "Omega" to "Krypton".

Here's a mapping from Greek letters to other things.

Go to this list of naturally occurring isotopes and start counting from the top using Greek letters: alpha, beta, ..., omega, alpha, beta, ... etc. Stop when you reach your chosen letter for the fourth time. If your chosen letter is omega, you will stop on an isotope of krypton. (And this is not true for any other choice of letter.)

  1. Use the PowerPoint Morph transition.


  2. Omega $\rightarrow$ Ohm ($\Omega$)
    Ohm $\rightarrow$ 3 (Number of letters in Ohm)
    3 $\rightarrow$ Gas (Gas has 3 letters)
    Gas $\rightarrow$ Krypton (Krypton is gas at room temperature)

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    $\begingroup$ That's so cool! I really like the first one $\endgroup$ – North Apr 1 at 13:17
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    $\begingroup$ I am saving your wonderful .gif... hope you dont mind... $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Apr 1 at 14:19

One way is:

Omega is the last Greek letter.
Krypton is a noble gas and thus the last in its row.
Thus, Omega $\rightarrow$ Krypton

Another way:

Okay is often abbreviated as OK.
Omega starts with O.
Krypton starts with K.
So Omega$\rightarrow$ Krypton

  • $\begingroup$ can you explain the logic for #2? thanks! $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Apr 1 at 14:24

A Whovian twist:

Omega is the 24th letter in the Greek alphabet.
Omega first appeared in the episode, "The Three Doctors".
He has been portrayed by Peter Davison (among others).
Peter also portrayed the 5th Doctor.
He is also the father-in-law of David Tennant, who portayed the 10th Doctor.

24 * 3 * 5 / 10 = 36, the atomic number of Krypton.


My effort:


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    $\begingroup$ Fun fact in Rot13: na nantenz bs X Funevat vf Nu, "Xe" Fvta! $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 1 at 11:15

Using sed:

echo "Omega" | sed 's/Omega/Krypton/g'
This will print "Krypton"

In order to score the April Fool's Day bonus, here is another variant:

echo "Omega" | sed -e s/Omega/April\ Fool\'s\ Day/g -e s/April\ Fool\'s\ Day/Krypton/g This will print "Krypton", but has "April Fool's Day" as intermediate result.


Using the Gnome hypothesis:

Step 1 -> Omega / Step 2 -> ??? / Step 3 -> Krypton


My Answer is:

Omega -> Omega Oils -> Skin Oil -> Skin Cream -> Sun Cream -> Factor 15 -> Krypton Factor -> Krypton.


My addition:

I added/changed a letter each iteration
omega ->krypton


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