‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ was one recent MCU installment that was met with lukewarm response. However, despite the reviews, it triggered one very important sequence of events regarding Marvel’s Multiverse Saga. The main villain in the movie was Kang the Conqueror, and following his rise to power within the Quantum Realm and realization of who he really was, Lang and the rest of the Ant-Man family were aware that he had to be stopped as soon as possible. Even though Kang proved to be quite a dangerous and powerful opponent, he was still dealt with at the end of the movie. Now, if you haven’t had the chance to glance at the movie’s events, we’re here to explain who defeated Kang the Conqueror in the MCU.
Kang the Conqueror was defeated by Ant-Man with significant help from
Wasp. After a brief fight, Lang managed to summon just enough strength to push Kang into a vortex created by Multiversal Core. Kang was sucked into the cortex, and considering that he hasn’t resurfaced yet, we can only assume that he tragically perished.
Now that we’ve given you a brief summary of what went down between Ant-Man, Wasp, and Kang, it’s time to analyze it in more detail. If you’re interested in more, stay with us and keep reading!
Kang the Conqueror revealed himself to be extremely dangerous
We’re not going to delve into basically the summary of ‘Quantumania’ as we have already written about it back when the movie came out. But what is important to mention is the fact that Kang was banished to the Quantum realm for a very good reason.
Kang was a bloodthirsty time warlord. He destroyed numerous timelines and, at one point, even joined the Council of Kangs. After the Council realized what they were dealing with, he was promptly banished to the Quantum realm so he couldn’t do further harm to the Multiverse.
This is why he ended up in the same place as Janet van Dyne, who was trapped within the realm for several decades. Kang and Janet were at first allies, working together toward the same common goal: returning to the main Universe. Just when Kang’s Multiversal ship was about to be repaired, Janet discovered glimpses of Kang’s past, and he turned against him, enlarging the Multiversal Core using the Pym Particles so that it is forever outside of his reach, that is, until he figures out how to reverse the process.
The next several decades Kang spent building his empire within the Quantum realm. He developed various technologies and created an entire army, cities, weaponry, and just about anything you can imagine in order to further his own goals, but the core remained beyond his reach. So what happened next? Well, Ant-Man arrived in the realm.
Why did Kang the Conqueror and Ant-Man fight?
Kang the Conqueror and Ant-Man fought because Kang took Cassie hostage in exchange for Ant-Man reducing the Multiversal Core back to its normal size and bringing it back to him. That Multiversal Core was the only thing that could power the Multiversal Engine, and Kang was willing to put an entire realm to the torch in order to get its hands on it.
Kang was still pissed at Janet for her betrayal, but he wasn’t a fool. As soon as he heard the rumors of Janet’s family making their way to the realm, he realized that the opportunity presented itself. Whatever means Janet used to enlarge his Multiversal Core, the rest of her kin surely knew the way to reverse this.
Kang never planned on negotiating on equal terms. He attacked the Ant-Man family and managed to capture Cassie with the help of M.O.D.O.K. He takes Scott’s daughter hostage and threatens to put Ant-Man into a loop to watch Cassie dying forever and ever until he wishes for death himself.
Scott was afraid and decided to travel into the “eye of the storm” and shrink the Multiversal Core back to its normal size. After several setbacks, Ant-Man managed to retrieve the core, but the bigger problem presented itself. Even though Janet kept a secret about who Kang really was and what her connection to him was, she revealed it ultimately, and the Ant-Family realized why he should never ever be let out of the Quantum Realm.
How did Ant-Man manage to defeat Kang the Conqueror?
During the preparations for Multiversal Engine to launch, the Celestium, Kang’s “throne room” in the Quantum realm, was attacked by the Giant Man. Kang’s plans for leaving the place were ruined, but he wasn’t about to go down without a fight. He descended from the ruins of what was once his Celestium to fight Ant-Man on equal ground, using his powerful force fields to basically negate his attacks.
When Hank Pym arrived with his ants, this was enough to turn the tide of the fight in their favor. However, it wasn’t enough to deal with Kang. Scott always knew that the final showdown would be between him and Kang.
After several members of the Ant-Man family already escaped the crumbling Quantum realm through the portal, all that remained in what was once Kang’s empire were Ant-Man, Wasp, and Kang himself. After Scott realized that his chances to return to the real world were getting slimmer by the moment, he uttered the famous quote, “I don’t have to win; we both just have to lose.”
Ant-Man took blue and red Pym Particles and struck the Multiversal Core with them, which made the core extremely unstable. Kang tried to escape through the portal, but Wasp stopped him at the last second. Ant-Man summoned enough strength to push Kang through the vortex and seemingly kill him. Kang disappeared screaming, with no traces of his body left within the realm. Somewhere else within the Multiverse? Who knows? But his reign of terror within the Quantum Realm was over.
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