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"Not every version of me was so... so pure of heart. To some of us, new worlds meant only one thing; new lands to be conquered."
He Who Remains to Loki and Sylvie Laufeydottir[src]

Nathaniel Richards, dubbed Kang the Conqueror, is one of the hostile Variants of his original self. He sought to conquer as many alternate universes as he could during the Multiversal War. He was able to return after He Who Remains' death and became the new ruler of the Time Variance Authority.


Multiversal War

Defeated by He Who Remains

"The peace between realities erupted into all-out war, each variant fighting to preserve their universe and annihilate the others."
He Who Remains and Loki[src]

Kang was formed as a Variant of Nathaniel Richards. Kang eventually learned of the existence of the Multiverse and met up with all his other Variants. However, instead of looking for peace, Kang along with other villainous Variants wanted to conquer the other universes, starting the first Multiversal War in the process. Kang and the other Variants were eventually stopped by He Who Remains, who weaponized a creature named Alioth to end the war. He Who Remains then created the Time Variance Authority and the Time-Keepers to secure the "Sacred Timeline" and prevent Kang and the other Variants from returning.[2]

He Who Remains' Demise

"See you soon..."
He Who Remains to Sylvie Laufeydottir[src]

Kang's statue getting discovered by Loki

In the wake of He Who Remains being murdered by Sylvie Laufeydottir, Kang was able to return, and took complete control of the Multiverse. He also became the new ruler of the Time Variance Authority, erecting a statue of himself in the Headquarters, and changed it to fit his liking. As Loki returned from the Citadel at the End of Time to warn the TVA about Kang, he found and looked upon a statue of Kang, discovering that he had already been able to take over.[2]


"If you think I'm evil, well, just wait till you meet my Variants."
He Who Remains to Loki and Sylvie Laufeydottir[src]

According to He Who Remains, Kang is ruthless and power hungry, as he saw the Multiverse as a place waiting to be conquered. This is seen when he immediately fills in for He-Who-Remains' absence from the TVA in order to re-incarnate it for the second time to usurp power.

Powers and Abilities


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  • Genius-Level Intellect: Like his known Variants, Kang is a scientific and tactical genius of the highest caliber. Not only was he able to discover the existence of the Multiverse from his native reality, but also engage and survive the omni-destructive Multiversal War, eventually installing himself as the leader of the Time Variance Authority.[2]
  • Master Tactician: To be added
  • Master Combatant: To be added
  • Staff Mastery: To be added



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  • In the comics, Kang the Conqueror is a time-traveling enemy of the Avengers and the ruler of Chronopolis. His real name is Nathaniel Richards, which is also the name of his ancestor from the 20th century, the father of Reed Richards.

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