Today we’re breaking down the history & how powerful is Kang the Conqueror. The MCU recently introduced him as the next big villain after Thanos. While he may not be as powerful as Thanos individually, he will still prove to be even deadlier because the entire multiverse will face him.
Kang the Conqueror is extremely powerful, with perfect skills, abilities, and intelligence. The Kang Big Bad Villan also seeks to rule the multiverse, making him the most Powerful Enemy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has a Superior Intellect, which enables him to achieve goals with exceptional ease.
Several Kang variants will come in and lead us into a multiversal war. While Thanos only threatens the existence of one universe, all these Kang variants will threaten the entire multiverse, putting all of existence at risk.
In comparison, Thanos, the most powerful villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, only sought to eliminate half of the universe’s population, and he was ultimately successful in doing so.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Kang makes an appearance in a series, as Marvel has already cast Jonathan Majors in the role. However, they may be holding him for the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania movie. Regardless, Kang, the Conqueror is an awesome character, and anyone interested in his powers And Abilities.
History of Kang The Conquerer | Kang’s Origin
Now let’s take a look at the history of this time-traveling supervillain Kang the Conqueror. He first appeared as Rama-Tut in Fantastic Four issue #19 in October 1963.
He made his first appearance as Kang in Avengers issue #8 in September 1964. Like many new Marvel characters from the 1960s and 1970s, he was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Kang is most widely known as a villain for the Avengers and Fantastic Four, although he has crossed paths with almost every Marvel hero at some point. He is just another great and iconic villain created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
It’s always mind-blowing to me the amount of iconic and fan-loved characters that Jack Kirby and Stan Lee came up with together. It’s rare to create even one successful character, let alone over 50 like they did.
Is Kang a Descendant Of Dr. Doom Or Mr. Fantastic?
Before he became Kang the Conqueror, Kang was Nathaniel Richards, a scholar from around the 30th or 31st century. He was possibly a descendant of Reed Richards’ time-traveling father, also named Nathaniel Richards, and may have also been a descendant of Victor von Doom.
Nathaniel Richards, being the scholar that he was, was fascinated with history and ended up mastering time travel technology. He recreated Doctor Doom’s time machine and decided to go back in time to ancient Egypt.
He traveled in a spaceship that looked like the Sphinx and called himself Pharaoh Rama-Tut. His plan was to capture En Sabah Nur, the mutant who would eventually become Apocalypse, as his heir.
However, Nathaniel Richards, now Rama-Tut, wasn’t the only person traveling through time because the Fantastic Four just so happened to end up in this timeline as well and, of course, then defeated Rama-Tut.
How Kang Connects To Fantastic Four MCU
In Fantastic Four issue #19, Rama-Tut’s first appearance, the Fantastic Four said Rama-Tut fled in a spaceship, saying “I shall leave my sphinx behind to mystify mankind for centuries to come, and when I leave, the memory of my rage will feed into oblivion as though I had never been.”
This explains how the sphinx was created in the Marvel Universe. It’s kind of funny how in real life we don’t know how the sphinx and pyramids were made, and this is Marvel’s explanation.
However, this brings us to Fantastic Four Annual issue #2, where Doctor Doom is hurtling through space toward Jupiter and is sucked up UFO-style by Rama-Tut. After this meeting, Rama-Tut believes Doctor Doom to be his ancestor, so much so that they both think they might be the same person. But if so,
How Could They Co-Exist at the Same Moment In Eternity?
With the help of his possible future self, Doctor Doom, Nathaniel designs an armor based on Doom’s and calls himself the Scarlet Centurion, who wears red metal armor.
As the Scarlet Centurion, Rama-Tut found alternate-reality counterparts of the Avengers and pitted them against our main 616 Avengers.
How strong is Kang the Conqueror?
Nathaniel decided to abandon his Scarlet Centurion persona and return to being Rama-Tut. He wanted to return to his own timeline, but a time storm caused him to overshoot his own era and end up in a war-torn 40th century.
In this war-torn future, Rama saw that it consisted of barbarians who battled with technology that they didn’t understand. He saw this as a prime opportunity to reinvent his identity once again.
This time, he becomes known as Kang the Conqueror and easily conquers this planet, expanding his domination throughout the galaxy.
However, this future world is dying, so inevitably he returns to the 20th century to seek revenge on Earth’s mightiest heroes, as seen in Avengers issue #8.
Powers and Abilities of Kang the Conqueror
Now let’s examine why we should fear the incoming Kang the Conqueror.
1. Superior Level of Intellect
Now I know that having a superior intellect may not be considered a traditional superpower, but just look at what Tony Stark was able to accomplish with his intellectual abilities.
He was able to figure out time travel and lead the Avengers to victory. He was just a human, but his intellect allowed him to create the Iron Man armor, which ultimately saved the universe from Thanos.
In my opinion, having a superior intellect is a power that rivals everything else in the multiverse.
“Nathaniel Richards” 31st Century
There is a possibility that Nathaniel Richards from the 31st century will learn about time travel due to Tony’s findings in the past. In the Comics, it was due to Doctor Doom, but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it could be because of Tony.
Marvel has a tendency to connect everything, so a Tony Stark connection would make total sense. In any case, Richards has a superior intellect, which he used to master the advanced technology he found in the future.
In the comics, he conquered several worlds, but in the MCU, he conquered the entire multiverse. It all began with his intellect. With several versions of Kang set to appear, we will have multiple geniuses threatening all of existence.
2. Master Tactician
Kang is extremely politically savvy; it’s safe to say that he is even better than Batman at devising strategies. With his intellect, he managed to conquer the multiverse.
He created one sacred timeline narrative for all universes to follow, so they don’t start battling each other. He placed the Timekeepers at the helm of the TVA, and he made them watch over his second timeline while he wrote the narrative for all living people across the multiverse.
According to him, this was the only way to prevent a multiversal war. So just imagine how much brainpower would have gone into devising eons’ worth of storylines for infinite universes. It’s just crazy to even think about.
I also think that he created the terrifying living AI, Miss Minutes. She must have helped him with the sacred timeline narrative, just like Jarvis and Friday used to help Tony in executing his plans.
He Who Remains revealed that he was much older than he looked; he could be thousands of years old.
In the comics, Kang is over 70 years old, but everyone in his era has improved biology, which allows them to age much lower than the people from the 21st century or the past. So Kang actually appears to be a man in his mid-40s.
Now, this may not seem to be a very surprising feat, but the real-time keepers who existed in the comics offered him a deal after looking at his notorious time adventures.
They offered him immortality in exchange for maintaining order in the multiverse. He took this offer and became Immortus.
Now, this is the version of Kang that we saw in the Loki finale. He was wearing the same outfit as Immortus from the books, but Marvel turned this Immortus version into He Who Remains.
Although this version of Kang probably achieved immortality differently, he could have gotten it through the immortality machine that Smart Hulk created by accident in Avengers: Endgame.
It could have been with some other future technology, but in any case, the point is that with Kang’s immortality and superior intellect, he managed to control the progress of infinite universes.
Now we’re going to see what his other variants will do in the MCU.
4. Skilled Combatant
Along with his mental prowess, Kang also learned to fight, having all the time in the world by his side. In the comics, he has tussled with the likes of Captain America and many others.
And now that he’ll probably be the main villain of MCU’s Secret Wars, he could end up battling several Avengers, and even their variants from the multiverse.
It will be interesting to see how he handles himself with his combat skills.
5. Future Tech and Armor
In the comics, Kang’s battle armor is produced from a rare synthetic alloy from the 40th century. So you see, this crazy person went 100 years into the future to get the most advanced armor possible, just like Iron Man in Black Panther’s latest suits.
Kang’s armor is also neurokinetic; it responds to his subconscious thoughts.
He doesn’t have any powers of his own, since he is just human, but his armor allows him some crazy superhuman capabilities like super strength. He becomes as strong as an Eternal.
The durability of his armor is actually even better than vibration, that’s because there is a force field shield that protects it. It is two feet away from his body and it can extend up to 20 feet in all directions, so Kang can actually survive a head-on nuclear blast.
If his opponents manage to pass that force field, then his armor also has a second layer of protection.
This suit also allows him to travel through time and, what’s crazy, is that he can summon any weapon from any point in time. He can assemble an Infinity Gauntlet within seconds.
That’s an overpowered ability for any character. The armor also has a self-contained atmosphere, a 30-day supply of food, and a waste disposal system, so he can literally float in space for at least 30 days straight with just his armor.
The final, craziest bit about his armor is that his helmet transfers his mind into a new body if he ever dies. Besides the armor, this master of time travel can send other people through space and time.
He does that through his Light of the Century’s sphere. It travels at faster-than-light speeds and has unlimited fuel. It can also hold people captive.
After the sphere, we usually see him using his hover pad in his battles. He also has several other weapons, but we might see some original ones in the MCU. Weaponizing Alieth is probably among his greatest achievements so far in the MCU.
Kang the Conqueror is a powerful and Big Bad villain in the Marvel Universe who poses a threat to the entire multiverse. He possesses a wide range of abilities, powers, and weaponry, as well as a superior intellect, which enables him to easily conquer other worlds and timelines.
Kang will make an appearance in a future Marvel movie or series, and he will likely prove to be a formidable antagonist for the heroes to face.
Frequently Asked Questions
How could Kang affect the MCU?
The death of He Who Remains has caused the multiverse to rapidly and uncontrollably expand, potentially leading to the events of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Kang’s presence could also impact the introductions of other Marvel characters, such as the Fantastic Four or X-Men, in the MCU.
Is Kang the Conqueror more powerful than Thanos?
Kang is more dangerous because he can time travel. And this one ability overshadows anything that Thanos can do
Kang the Conqueror stronger than Celestials?
“The Eternals” will feature Celestials, who are larger and more powerful than Thanos and Kang the Conqueror. The film’s antagonists will be on a grander scale than these previous MCU villains