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Kang The Conqueror

Kang the Conqueror is a Marvel comic book villain created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Kang the Conqueror doesn’t have any powers to speak of, but his indomitable will, and intelligence have put him against powerful foes such as the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Thanos and more. Kang the Conqueror is a time traveler that uses his intellect and experience to wreak havoc throughout time and space. 

 

Powers & Abilities

Kang doesn’t have any physical abilities but he is seen many times wearing battle armor which helps to enhance his strength, and durability. This battle even allows him to project holograms and force fields. Kang the Conqueror’s primary strength comes from his strength of will and intellect. Kang is a genius, scholar, master physicist that specializes in time travel. He’s also a master engineer and technician. All of this combined makes Kang the Conqueror a dangerous supervillain. 


Character Affiliations: The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Ravonna, Vision, Captain America, and Doctor Doom. 

Romances: Ravonna Renslayer


History of Kang

 

The Character of Kang the Conqueror 

Kang the Conqueror has been featured on the Loki Disney+ TV series, and is a long running comic book character. Kang the Conqueror or one of his variants will be the main villain in the upcoming movie, Antman and the Wasp Quantumania. Kang the Conqueror first appears in the Avengers issue 8, and in this comic Kang tries to conquer Earth, but ends up being defeated by the Avengers and sent back to his original time period. 


Kang is also known by the name of Rama Tut, and as Rama Tut, Kang traveled back into time to the days of ancient Egypt and had one of his first altercations with the Fantastic Four. Later on in Marvel Comics, Kang the Conqueror interacts with the villain Doctor Doom and this inspires him to officially become Kang the Conqueror. 


Now Kang’s real name is Nathaniel Richards, and he is  a scholar from an alternative timeline of Earth or Earth 311. What’s unique about Nathaniel's Earth is that his is one that never experiences the Dark Ages. Now Nathaniel was bullied as a child, and this caused Nathaniel to become hospitalized. While recuperating, Nathaniel studied the world of heroes in Marvel Universe 616 or Marvel’s main continuity. 


Nathaniel would want to travel to a better time period, and during his research he stumbles across a time machine created by a past relative of his. Now when Nathaniel or Kang travels throughout time he interacts and helps cause events in the main Marvel Universe timeline. 


Kang the Conqueror isn’t a character that has a singular motivation. As he continues to appear throughout the Marvel universe his motivation will change slightly. At one point he even falls in love with a character known as Ravonna Renslayer. Ravonna ultimately rejects Kang, which causes him to try and defeat the Avengers as a way of impressing his love interest. 


If you’d like to know more about Kang the Conqueror check out our reading recommendations below. 


Reading Recommendations 

Now that you’ve learned more about Kang the Conqueror there are a few comic books we recommend reading. These comics will help you get a good understanding of the character and his mythos. You may click on each page which will take you to where you can buy each book on Amazon if you’d like.

 

Avengers Forever

Avengers Forever by Kurt Busiek

 

Avengers No. 8

Avengers No. 8

 

Avengers Vol. 1 #129

Avengers Vol 1 No. 129