Kang the Conqueror, one of Marvel’s most powerful and cunning villains, has appeared in numerous forms and timelines throughout the comics. From his classic incarnation as a time-traveling warlord to his more recent portrayals as an alternate-reality despot, Kang has left an indelible mark on the Marvel Universe. In this article, we’ll rank every variant of Kang the Conqueror by their power and abilities, exploring what makes each iteration unique and fearsome.
A humoristic take on Kang the Conqueror. Kranky appears in What The–?! #17. In this issue, we see Fantastical Four becoming music stars and Kranky attending one of their concerts. By far the weakest variant.
29. Kang the Conglomerator
Kang, the Conglomerator, was a businessman above all else. He owned Kango Inc. Ltd. and, with it, the rights to superhero franchises. This Kang had time-traveling powers as well, using them to fuel his greed. He traveled to pas to bring the Spider-Punk franchise into his current timeline to the year 2099. Hobie Brown defeated him.
28. Victor Timely
Victor Timely established a town called Timely, where he ruled as an ultimate temporal authority as its Mayor. There’s nothing really special about the Timely, and he is nowhere near as powerful as some of the other variant of Kang the Conqueror.
27. Mister Gryphon
Mister Gryphon was the variant of Kang that got stuck in the 21st century. Once there, with no way to reach his other more powerful variants, Gryphon started his own dominion of the timeline through the Qeng Enterprises.
26. Kid Kang
Kid Kang’s original timeline is Earth-5309. Hailing from the 31st century, Kid Kang infiltrated and destroyed the base of the famous superhero team – Guardians of the Galaxy.
25. Kang – Earth 7901
Kang from Earth 7901 manipulated Agents of Atlas into originally discovering the body of Captain America. After the discovery, he got rid of the Agents of Atlas since they were one of his major obstacles toward assuming the rule of the whole timeline.
24. Professor Kang
In this crossover event, Professor Kang hails from Earth-9602, where he becomes the enemy of Pietro Allen. He almost succeeded in eliminating Flash.
23. Kang – Earth 8386
In this timeline, Kang conquered the 41st century and ruled it with an iron fist until he was slain by the Council of Kangs.
Kaseo was a member of the Council of Cross-Time Kangs, a group of Kangs hailing from different timelines, realities, and races. Along with other Kangs, he attempted to attack the Congress of Realities. Alioth eventually destroyed the whole Council of Cross-Time Kangs.
A member of the Council of Cross-Time Kangs, second in command serving as an assistant to Chairman Kang.
20. Chairman Kang
The leader of the Council of Cross-Time Kangs met an unfortunate end in a fight at the hands of Human Torch, after he and his group of Kangs attempted to sack the headquarters of the Fantastic Four.
19. Nathaniel Richards as Dr. Doom
Briefly, Nathaniel Richards assumed Dr. Doom’s identity (and powers). He hails from the timeline that held the most powerful variants of all of Kang’s incarnations. He seemingly had all powers that belonged to both Kang and Doctor Doom.
Keng hails from Earth-924. He found his way to Earth-616 along with Calibur when Necrom ( the sorcerer supreme of an extradimensional race) started merging all parallel universes into a single one.
Chronos-Tut is amalgam of Time Trapper and Kang Prime. After getting defeated in numerous timelines, Chronos set his sights on Washington, DC, where he attempted to convert the city into Ancient Egypt.
16. Iron Prince
On Earth-14181, Nathaniel Richards took on the moniker of Iron Prince. He belonged to the group of Exiles. His task was to eliminate the original Exiles. Following this, he would have been placed into his chosen timeline.
15. Female Kang
Not much is known about the female variant of Kang except that she can be credited for the creation of Exiles. She discovered that meddling through the timeline has permanent consequences.
14. Kang the Conqueror Android
Built by The Puppet Master and the Mad Thinker, the Android variant of Kang the Conqueror was created to oppose the Fantastic Four. He was eventually destroyed by Crystal.
13. Chronomonitor #616
Chronomonitor #616 was caught by the TVA when he first attempted to travel through time and mess with the timelines. Chronomonitor went as far as to kill Rama-Tut and attempted to replace him as the malevolent ruler of Ancient Egypt. Chronomonitor was eventually apprehended by the TVA and trapped in a time-loop from which he couldn’t escape
12. Susan Storm Kang
An amalgam, obviously, of Susan Storm and Kang. Susan Storm traveled back in time with the special suit provided to her by Reed Richards in order to prevent the apocalypse from ever happening in her own native timeline. She planned on collecting the Infinity Gems for that goal.
11. Reptilian Kang the Conqueror
This variant of Kang belongs to the Council of Cross-Time Kangs. His race is unknown, but he seemingly has all the powers that belong to the standard variant of Kang.
10. Kamala Kang
This variant of Kang the Conqueror has the powers of both Kang and Kamala Kang. After encountering Chronogen mist, Kamala realized that her suit was leaking, and she was exposed to the mutagenic mist. Besides Kamala having her usual set of powers, she likewise acquired the ability to stretch herself both beyond space and time.
9. Kid Immortus
After the death of Iron Lad’s potential romantic interest, Nathaniel Richards attempted to restart the timeline and returned to his present timeline, until abandoning it and becoming the villainous Kid Immortus. Kid Immortus was assisted by one variant of Ravonna, who helped him to form an alliance with Dr. Doom in order to defeat the Fantastic Four.
Nathaniel Richards from Earth-6311 was fascinated by the Earth-616 timeline, and upon discovering the time-traveling technology, he decided to venture back through time but found himself in the year 2960 BC. Crashed and blinded, Rama-Tut was nursed back to health but still, using the powerful technology he had at his disposal, he managed to conquer the ancient Egypth and find himself to be the target of Knoshu’s anger. Rama-Tut likewise attempted to create the fabled En-Sabah Nur, who was fated to become the Apocalypse. Rama-Tut’s reign as the pharaoh came to an end because of the Fantastic Four.
7. Scarlet Centurion
After being literally chased away from the past, Nathaniel Richards tried to return back to his own time, destiny had other plans in mind, and he was caught in the temporal storm that placed him in the modern Earth-616 era.
Once there, Nathaniel happened upon Dr. Doom, and we’ve mentioned that Dr. Doom is one of his possible ancestors. Inspired by Dr. Doom’s appearance and powers, Nathaniel decided to transform himself into The Scarlet Centurion. After an unsuccessful attempt to conquer this timeline, Nathaniel returned to his Rama-Tut identity.
6. Iron Lad
This variant of Kang wanted to protect the Avengers but failed when he found the complex abandoned, and the group disbanded. He eventually restructured his 40th-century armor to create apparel reminiscent of Iron Man’s and took over the identity of Iron Lad, and with it, he became a member of the Young Avengers.
5. Doom The Annihilating Conqueror
Amalagam of several characters, namely Iron Lad, Doctor Doom, and Annihilius. This variant of Kang seemingly inherited the powers of three characters which makes it extremely powerful.
4. He Who Remains
This is the variant of Nathaniel Richards we have seen in the Loki series. He is the founder of the Time Variance Authority, an organization tasked with preserving the sacred timeline.
3. Prime Kang (Earth-6311)
Prime Kang is the variant of Kang from which all other alternative variants that interacted with Earth-616 Kang diverged from. He was born in the 30th century on alternative Earth and is possibly a descendant of either Reed Richards or Dr. Doom. Prime Kang tried to stop his transformation into Kang the Conqueror until he eventually gave up. Prime Kang is one of the most powerful variants of Kang the Conqueror, and this variant alone gave rise to many other powerful variants.
This incarnation of Kang, called Immortus, was appointed by the Time-Keepers to watch over the timeline from various threats. His first and only task at the time was to repair the mess that his previous incarnation had left upon various timelines. Immortus had to create several disturbances in the timeline to make sure that every alternate variant of him eventually ends up as Immortus.
1. Kang the Time-Eater
Earth-18854 was the home of Kang the Conqueror, who managed to defeat and absorb Galactus’ powers. He eventually managed to defeat and absorb the powers of various Galactus variants across different timelines in order to crown himself Kang the Time-Eater. At the peak of his powers, he was hungry (and powerful enough) to devour universes. Kang, the Time-Eater’s reign, ended when the Exiles defeated him.
Kang the Conqueror has numerous variants across a large number of different dimensions, timelines, and universes. The following list is a list of Kangs that hadn’t made it to the primary list due to their insignificance in the larger scheme of things but you can consider those variants to be pretty low in terms of their power:
- King Kang – Earth 3066
- Kong the Conqueror – Earth 8101
- Kangaroo the Conqueror – Earth-8311
- Reptilian Kang the Conqueror – Earth-Mesozoic24
- Kong – Council of Cross-Time Kangs
- Swaach- Council of Cross-Time Kangs
- Raulex – Council of Cross-Time Kangs
- Kang Nebula (suceeds Kang as temporal ruler in her own timeline)