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Two years ahead of schedule, Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) made his MCU (Marvel Cinematographic Universe) debut. In the last episode of Loki’s first season, the character is introduced as the One Who Abides. The last scene in the series showed the magnitude of the villain’s power and even reminded an old enemy of the Avengers: Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Kang is responsible for discovering the multiverse in the MCU. But by learning about it in your timeline, all your other versions also unlocked the secret of the universe. And so, a war began.
While some of its variants cared only for science, others wanted to dominate other worlds. So, He Who Remains took a drastic step to end the Multiversal War: he turned the monster Alioth into a weapon.
To protect his reality from other Kangs, Jonathan Majors’ character managed to isolate his timeline. But Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) doesn’t care. Starved for revenge, the Loki variant kills the One Who Remains, without thinking about the consequences.
However, as the villain himself had anticipated, other versions of them, colder and more evil, would try to take over if he were killed. Said and done: Loki’s final scene shows the AVT (Time Variation Authority) being controlled by a new Kang.
Learn more about the story of Kang the Conqueror in the comics:
Ant Man and the Wasp
Majors was already slated to play the character in the upcoming film starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. But its introduction to the MCU took place two years before the debut of this production. Kang’s main encounter with these characters takes place when the villain kidnaps the Avengers, minus Wasp and Rick Jones. The pair manages to save their team moments later.
As in the series, in the comic Kang comes from the 31st century. Before having that name, the character was known as Nathaniel Richards, descendant of Reed Richards, leader of the Fantastic Four.
The villain discovers a time travel technology created by Doctor Doom, Reed Richards’ greatest enemy. Kang’s first confrontation is against the Fantastic Four in Egypt.
After meeting Doctor Doom and wearing armor similar to the villain’s, Kang battles the Avengers. He even uses variants of the heroes in this confrontation and, even so, comes out as a loser.
The group of heroes expels the villain from their reality. While trying to go back to the 31st century, Kang will stop a thousand years later than scheduled. Seeing Earth destroyed, he realizes how easy it is to take over a planet.
The villain goes back to battle the Avengers and loses once more. But after falling in love with the 40th century princess, he tries to fight the group of heroes for the third time, just to impress Ravonna Renslayer.
At the end of the battle, the character played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the Loki series realizes she is in love with the Conqueror and saves the villain from a shot fired by Kang’s general. The characters must meet in the future of the MCU, as Judge Renslayer manages to escape before the end of the series starring Tom Hiddleston.
Watch Loki’s subtitled trailer below: