Kang the Conqueror
Genius Level Intelligence
Kang’s Armored Suit
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Kang the Conqueror is a time-travelling conqueror from the 41st century and an adversary of the Avengers.
Kang is the ruler of Earth in the 41st century. However, due to a disruption in the space-time continuum, humanity is wiped out during a war between the Kree and the Skrull in the early 21st century, and his empire is erased retroactively, leaving Earth a barren and dead planet.
He traced the temporal disruption to one person: Captain America. Believing that Captain America's presence in the 21st century is the reason Earth was devastated, Kang orders his fleet to jump to the 21st century and eliminate the Captain.
However, just as his flagship, the Damocles, was about to initiate Chrono jump, Kang's wife, Ravonna, was caught in the time disturbance. She went into a coma and began experiencing "time dissolution", which is slowly erasing her from existence.
Determined to save both his empire and his lover, Kang attacked the Avengers Mansion in an attempt to kill Captain America, but was defeated by the combined effort of the Avengers. Realizing that the Avengers will not surrender Captain America, he launched a full invasion of Earth, simultaneously attacking every strategically important location on the planet. Planning to boost Earth's technology level to the point where it can withstand the alien invaders. However, the Avengers boarded the Damocles themselves and de-synced his entire fleet from the timeline, sending them back to the 41st century.
Kang engaged both Captain America and Iron Man during battle but was defeated once again. Just as Iron Man was about to send the Damocles back to its own time, he was stopped by Wasp, who told them that Ravonna would die if she is sent back. Kang was captured and imprisoned in Prison 42, but warns the Avengers that Captain America would eventually betray them and that "the worst has yet to come".
Eventually, he was freed from imprisonment by his alternate-timeline counterparts, the Council of Kangs. After he was freed, he modified the Stark Tower's Arc Reactor into a time machine, planning on shifting his empire into the present. However, he was stopped by the New Avengers and he was trapped in his own time machine as his new prison cell forever.
His appearance is nearly based from his mainstream counterpart but trimmed. Even without the helmet, he does not look human.
Kang is egotistical and ruthless, believing himself to be the rightful ruler of Earth and considering the inhabitants of the 21st century to be nothing more than "primitives". He is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals, going as far as launching a full-scale invasion on the 21st century Earth to ensure it can withstand the Kree and the Skrull. However, he does have a soft side, and seems to genuinely care for his wife, Ravonna.
Ravonna is the woman Kang loves in the 41st century. When his future got wiped out, she got caught in it. He was keeping her alive but barely. Kang vows to save their timeline even if he had to conquer the 21st century.
Kang seems to despise the Kree as they were indirectly responsible for ravaging Earth and ruining his empire.
Kang despises the Avengers not only for foiling his plans but he views them as apes compared to him and refuses to lose to them. Of all Avengers he despises Captain America the most due to his actions rather than personality.
Powers, Skills, & Abilities
- Genius Level Intelligence: Abilities Kang possesses no powers of his own, but through his technologically advanced suit, he has the power to fire lasers from his hands and chest (similar to Iron Man's), levitate in the air, can open time portals and force fields for protection, etc.
- He is also quite skilled with advanced swords and guns in combat, making him a dangerous opponent.
- Kang’s Armored Suit: He has a vast array of advanced weapons at his disposal and in fact, he can open a portal to grab any weapon from his spaceship, Damocles, to arm himself before fighting his opponents. He has a powerful force field that is nearly impenetrable by any of the 21st-century weaponry including magic.
- Meet Captain America (First appearance)
- The Man Who Stole Tomorrow
- Come the Conqueror
- The Kang Dynasty