Kang the Conqueror, also known as Nathaniel Richards, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He first appeared in Fantastic Four #19 in 1963 and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.
Kang is a time-traveling villain who comes from the 31st century. He is the ruler of the empire of Chronopolis and has a vast array of technology and weapons at his disposal. He is known for his desire to conquer different eras and timelines, often clashing with the Avengers and other heroes of the Marvel universe.
Kang's origin is tied to the Fantastic Four's Reed Richards, who is also known as Mr. Fantastic. Kang is revealed to be a descendant of Reed, who becomes obsessed with his ancestor's time-traveling abilities and eventually becomes Kang the Conqueror. He also has a complicated relationship with his counterpart from another timeline, Immortus.
Kang's character has been explored in various storylines and adaptations, including the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes animated series and the recent Avengers: Endgame film.
POWERS AND ABILITIES
Time Travel: Kang the Conqueror has the ability to travel through time, allowing him to visit different eras and dimensions.
Immortality: Kang is immune to aging and disease, making him virtually immortal.
Superhuman Strength: Kang possesses superhuman strength, allowing him to lift and carry heavy objects with ease.
Superhuman Speed: Kang is able to move at superhuman speeds, making him a formidable opponent in battle.
Energy Manipulation: Kang has the ability to harness and manipulate energy, allowing him to create powerful blasts and shields.
Technological Mastery: Kang is highly skilled in the use of technology, allowing him to create advanced weapons and equipment.
Multilingualism: Kang is able to speak and understand multiple languages, including ancient and alien dialects.
Intangibility: Kang has the ability to phase through solid objects, making him difficult to hit in battle.
Invisibility: Kang can turn invisible, making him difficult to detect and track.
Mind Control: Kang has the ability to control the minds of others, allowing him to bend them to his will.
Kang the Conqueror (Classic) - The original version of Kang, dressed in his traditional purple and gold armor, wielding advanced technology and weapons from various eras in history.
Kang the Time Lord - A variation of Kang who has gained mastery over time travel, able to manipulate events and alter timelines at will.
Kang the Immortal - A version of Kang who has achieved immortality, making him nearly impossible to defeat in battle.
Kang the Technomancer - A version of Kang who has mastered advanced technology, using it to control and manipulate machines and robots.
Kang the Warlord - A more militaristic version of Kang, leading armies of soldiers and conquering entire worlds.
Kang the Sorcerer - A version of Kang who has mastered powerful magic, able to summon demons and wield otherworldly powers.
Kang the Madman - A version of Kang who has become increasingly unstable and power-hungry, willing to do whatever it takes to conquer the world.
Kang the Alternate - A version of Kang from an alternate universe, with different abilities and characteristics from the original.
Kang the Anti-Hero - A version of Kang who has turned away from his conqueror ways and uses his powers for good.
Kang the Avenger - A version of Kang who has been wronged in the past and seeks revenge on those who have wronged him.