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Kang the Conqueror

Kang the Conqueror is one rad supervillain with a passion for messing with time. He hops around different eras and realities, seeking to dominate whatever world he lands in.

Dude is one of the toughest foes the Avengers and Fantastic Four have ever faced. And this guy has more alter egos than a secret agent – we’re talking Rama-Tut, Immortus, Scarlet Centurion, and more. He’s also got a thing going on with Ravonna Renslayer, a 40th-century princess.

Real NameNathaniel Richards
AliasesRama-Tut,
Immortus,
Iron Lad,
Scarlet Centurion,
The Master of Time,
Victor Timely,
Mister Gryphon
SpeciesHuman
GenderMale
AffiliationsCouncil of Kangs,
Cross-Time Kangs
StatusAlive
AppearancesThe Avengers #8,
Fantastic Four #19,
Avengers #10,
Giant-Size Avengers #3,
Fantastic Four #273,
What If…? #39,
Avengers Forever #1-12,
Young Avengers #1-12,
Uncanny Avengers #12,
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,
Loki (TV series)
Portrayed ByJonathan Majors
Kang the Conqueror

Kang’s real identity is Nathaniel Richards, a descendant of Mister Fantastic himself. He was born in a 31st-century utopia, but was bored out of his mind. After discovering a time machine left by Doctor Doom, one of his ancestors, Kang decided to use it to go on some excellent adventures.

He first posed as the Egyptian pharaoh Rama-Tut, but got beat by the Fantastic Four. After that embarrassment, he adopted the Kang title and started battling Avengers and heroes across time.

Kang first appeared in comics in The Avengers #8 (September 1964), created by the legendary Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He showed up in classic storylines like Avengers Forever, Young Avengers, and Kang Dynasty. He’s also been in animated shows like Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Kang’s Powers & Abilities

Power/AbilityDescriptionSource
Genius-level intellectKang is a brilliant scientist, engineer, and inventor, capable of creating and using advanced technology from the future.Inherited from his ancestor Nathaniel Richards, the father of Reed Richards.
Master strategist, tactician, and field commanderKang is an expert in warfare, politics, and diplomacy, having conquered and ruled many worlds and timelines. He is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant.Learned from his studies of history and his experiences as a conqueror.
Time travelKang can travel through time and across dimensions, using his ship or his armor. He can also manipulate the timestream and peer into various timelines.Acquired from his discovery of the time machine plans left by his ancestor in the citadel.
Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durabilityKang’s armor enhances his physical attributes, allowing him to lift 5 tons, move faster than the eye can see, and withstand extreme temperatures and pressures.Developed from his access to advanced technology from the future.
TelekinesisKang can move objects with his mind, using his armor. He can also levitate himself and others.Developed from his access to advanced technology from the future.
Energy, hologram and force-field projectionKang can project various forms of energy, such as lasers, plasma, and anti-gravitons, from his gauntlets or his armor. He can also create realistic holograms and force-fields that can shield him from a direct nuclear strike.Developed from his access to advanced technology from the future.
Ability to control other forms of technologyKang can interface with and control any form of technology, using his armor or his devices. He can also hack, reprogram, or disable any electronic system.Developed from his access to advanced technology from the future.

Kang recently made his live-action debut in the MCU film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023), played by Jonathan Majors. Majors also portrayed Kang variants like He Who Remains in the Disney+ series Loki. However, Marvel Studios dropped Majors in December 2023, so it’s unclear if Kang will be back. Majors is known for roles in The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) and Da 5 Bloods (2020), and got an Emmy nom for Lovecraft Country.


Muhammad Abdullah

Muhammad Abdullah

Muhammad Abdullah, also known as abdugeek, is a lifelong fan of both Marvel and DC comics. From a young age, he was deeply immersed in the world of comics, animated and live-action movies, and continues to enjoy analyzing and writing about them. As a tech enthusiast and movie lover, he also shares his thoughts and experiences on his blog, marvelism.com. Follow his journey and connect with him at @abdugeek on various social media platforms.

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