Kang the Conqueror is a fictional supervillain appearing in Marvel Comics. The character is depicted as an opponent of The Avengers and Fantastic Four. However, Several alternate versions of Kang has appeared throughout Marvel Comics titles over the years. Kang is ranked as the greatest comic book villain of all time. He made several appearances in television shows and video games. Now he is all set to make an appearance in his first feature film Ant-man and The Wasp: Quantumania. The movie is scheduled to premiere in 2023. Johnathan Majors will be playing the character of Kang in the movie. Kang’s alternative version known as ‘He who remains’ has been seen in the 2021 movie ‘Loki’.
Some of his most infamous alternate versions include Rama-Tut, Immortus, and Iron Lad. One of the oldest MCU villains debuted in 1964, Kang is the master of time and space. His near 60year comic history is complex and sometimes daunting. Despite all the complexities, he is considered to be the greatest villain for Marvel’s Comics.
Johnathan Majors is an American actor who rose to prominence after starring in the feature film The Last Black Man in San Francisco. He also appeared as ‘He who Remains’ ( alternate version of Kang )in Loki(2021). Majors also appeared in Captive State, and Gully was released in 2019. Today in the article, we will talk about the Marvel’s supervillain Kang the Conqueror.
Who is Kang the Conqueror?
Kang was originally a 31st-century scientist named Nathaniel Richards. He is a descendant of Reed Richards and Doctor Doom. Kang has taken numerous identities throughout his history. He first discovered time travel through his ancestor Doom’s time platform. Using the technique, he travels to ancient Egypt and became Rama Tut, the Pharaoh. Rama Tut is a villain who is defeated by a time-displaced Fantastic Four. Although he was defeated, he eventually set the timeline right and sent Nathaniel too far in the future. This is how the greatest marvel villain Kang emerges. Arriving hundred years in the future, Nathaniel uses his knowledge and technology to conquer the future world, taking the name Kang. Since then, Kang has challenged the Marvels superheroes several times. He usually employed different identities to defeat the Marvels.
Who are the other identities of Kang?
Kang has usually appeared in different identities to defeat the Marvels superheroes.
His prime alternate identity is Immortus. Immortus is a much older version of the villain. He has often run afoul of The Fantastic Four as well as the Marvels. Immortus is an agent of timekeepers. He is tasked to maintain the integrity of the timeline. However, Immortus is adopted under the name of He who Remains in Loki.
The next version of Kang is Rama Tut. Rama Tut is an early enemy of the fantastic four. He is the first identity, the first villainous identity of Nathaniel. He travelled in time to Egypt in a flying pyramid.
Iron Lad is an armed hero who took inspiration from Iron man. It’s the teenage version of Kang attempting to try over again to become a hero. However, he tragically returns to his timeline leaving behind the dream to Kang to become a hero.
Scarlet Centurion is an alternate identity of Kang. He is an alien warrior who had a complex relationship with Captain Marvel.
Victor Timely is another major identity of Kang. He travelled back to time to the year 1901, where he set up a town called Timely in Wisconsin and begin inventing things. He possesses the basic power and knowledge of Kang.
Doom The Annihaliting Conqueror
Doom the Annihilating Conqueror is the most powerful variant of Kang. He is the most terrifying villain in marvel history with an amalgamation of several major villains. This version of Kang possessed all his powers.
What are the powers of Kang?
Kang has the power to create and build incredibly sophisticated technology. In addition to that, he understands time travel in a practical way like no other character in Marvel Comic does. He is a fearsome general who conquered thousands of worlds in the comics. Kang wears an armour made out of 40th-century material, which gives him superhero strength and durability. He can travel through time. Moreover, he can subvert the law of gravity, summons any weapons he wishes, and can even fire concussive bolts from his fingers.