Ogel, often referred to with the title Evil Ogel, is the villain of the Alpha Team theme.
Ogel was initially designed by Digital Domain, who were developing a video game then known as LEGO Logic. When LEGO Logic was redesigned into LEGO Alpha Team a mere six months before its release in 2000, Ogel was one of only two characters to be kept in the new design, the other being Tee Vee. This design of Ogel had a plain black torso/arms and legs, a custom armor piece, and a black helmet with a large gold visor. His face was never revealed. The color of his hands was inconsistent, with his in-game appearances in LEGO Alpha Team having yellow hands, but the intro animation for LEGO Logic giving him black hands. The final intro for the LEGO Alpha Team game shows him with both yellow and black hands at different points.
When LEGO released sets based on LEGO Alpha Team in 2001, Ogel's design was tweaked. He was given a slightly modified version of the Zotaxian armor piece, as the original version of the piece does not allow his helmet to fit properly. His hands were now consistently black, and his face was revealed (which partially recycles Señor Palomar's face design, but with a different mouth and slightly higher placed eyes, one of which is red). It is unknown if Ogel's face was designed by the game developers and just never shown by them, or if LEGO designed the face themselves when it came time to produce physical sets.
In the 2002 Mission Deep Sea sets, Ogel's design remained unchanged, aside from one of his hands being replaced with a Transparent Red hook, which was never specifically explained in the story.
When Alpha Team relaunched in 2004, the hook's color was changed to Transparent Fluorescent Blue.
In the original LEGO Alpha Team video game, Ogel has captured most members of the Alpha Team, and is producing Evil Orbs that turn regular townspeople into mindless zombies (referred to as Skeleton Drones from the release of physical sets onward). The end goal of his plan is to load his Boggle Rocket with Evil Orbs and spread them across the whole world. The player, taking the role of Alpha Team chief, directs Dash and the other team members as they're rescued as they infiltrate Ogel's bases (Ogel Island, Goo Caverns, Deep Sea Orb Factory, and Arctic Command Base) and stop his plan. Throughout the game, Ogel occasionally appears, monologuing to the team members as they progress through his bases; one of his monologues accidentally gives away the existence of the secret Arctic Command Base. In the end, the Alpha Team succeeds in stopping the Boggle Rocket from launching, and Ogel accidentally triggers the self destruction of the Arctic Command Base in a tantrum.
The 2001 Alpha Team sets had a looser story surrounding them, but still followed the premise of Ogel attempting to take over the world by launching a rocket full of Mind-Control Orbs, though this time from the Ogel Control Center inside a volcano. In The Return of Ogel, after his defeat, Ogel uses disguised drones to distract Alpha Team while he uses lasers to destroy major cities, although the real Ogel is given away by his cat Mr. Whiskers. In Evil Music, Ogel attempts to control the world's weather via a special pipe organ, but is stopped by Dash and Cam. In the Rescue From Dino Island comic, Ogel uses his orbs to control the Dinosaurs and ruin the holidays, although his plan is foiled by Alpha Team, the Studios crew, and the Life on Mars team.
The 2002 sets, "Mission Deep Sea", involved Ogel altering his orbs to mutate sea creatures in an attempt to control the world's oceans. In the online game Into The Deep, Ogel is distracted by Cam while Dash sabotages his Evil Orb machine, though Ogel escapes in his Ogel Mutant Squid while his Ogel Underwater Base explodes. In Super Soggy Soccer, Ogel kidnaps the champion red and blue Soccer / Football teams to play in his underwater glass dome, although he is caught by Pepper Roni while Alpha Team rescues the players.
In the 2004 story of the relaunched LEGO Alpha Team, Ogel's plan is to freeze the world and eventually time itself from his Mountain Fortress. His plan succeeds, but then Zed arrives to undo Ogel's victory. Ogel emerges in his Scorpion Orb Launcher to battle Zed's Blizzard Blaster. At the end of the comic, the LEGO Magazine had a contest for fans to write their ending to the battle; the winning entry was never revealed, but it is assumed that Zed defeated Ogel.
In the 2005 LEGO Club Feature Story Ogel Speaks, Ogel begins his summer vacation with an interview. He claims that he is legally changing his name from Evil Ogel to Misunderstood Ogel. Ogel reveals that he is a direct descendant of Vladek, the main villain of the Knight's Kingdom II series.
- His name is "LEGO" written backwards. According to Ogel, this represents the fact that he is the opposite of LEGO toys, being neither fun nor popular.
- In LEGO Alpha Team, Evil Ogel and Tee Vee were both voiced by Oliver Fredericks.
- On his LEGO Club Page sticker, his head is erroneously depicted as a skeleton head.
- An updated variation of his head appeared in the Castle theme as the Evil Wizard's head. The Evil Wizard controls undead Skeleton Warriors, much like how Ogel controls Skeleton Drones, making a thematic connection between the two villains.
- Textures titled "Torsos NPC Ogel I5" were found in the game files of 55000 LEGO Universe and appear to be a redesign of Ogel wearing long black robes. However, Ogel never appeared in the game before it was closed on January 31, 2012.
- According to a LEGO Club Daily Brick news article, Ogel kept sending love poems to Radia. Unfortunately, this article has never been archived, leaving this factoid unable to be verified.
- 6771 Ogel Command Striker
- 6776 Ogel Control Center
- 1427 Ogel Underwater Slizer
- 4798 Evil Ogel Attack
- 4795 Ogel Underwater Base and AT Sub
- 4748 Ogel's Mountain Fortress
Video Game Appearances
Gallery of Variants
|This is a description taken from LEGO Alpha Team manual. Please do not modify it.|
|This is a description taken from Evil Music. Please do not modify it.|
|This is a description taken from Shop At Home January 2002. Please do not modify it.|
- LEGO Alpha Team Developer Interview
- Ogel Speaks!
- LEGO Magazine November - December 2002, Page 02
- http://club.lego.com/eng/newsandfeatures/story.asp?contentid=586 (dead link)
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