There is no doubt that the main enemy of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is Kang the Conqueror, who found himself in the Quantum Realm and is ready to wreak havoc on the different universes and timelines if he could get out of this world. We learned in the middle of the movie that he didn’t get lost in the Quantum Realm but was exiled there instead. So, who exiled Kang the Conqueror into the Quantum Realm?
The one responsible for exiling Kang the Conqueror into the Quantum Realm was the Council of Kangs, which is composed of some of the variants of Kang. They exiled Kang because of how destructive he was to the Multiverse as he traveled from one timeline to another to destroy entire universes.
The fact that Kang was exiled by his fellow Kangs made him a vindictive man who only wanted to get out of the Quantum Realm so that he could exact his revenge on the other Kangs of the Multiverse. Nevertheless, his ultimate goal was to resume his purpose as a conqueror that conquered and destroyed different worlds and timelines. Now, let’s look at who exiled Kang into the Quantum Realm.
Who exiled Kang into the Quantum Realm?
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the newest entry that Marvel Studios has to offer in its roster of MCU movies. Of course, this proves to be one of the most important movies to date because this film officially introduced the next big bad guy of the MCU. We are talking about Kang, who comes in the form of the Conqueror in Quantumania.
The entire storyline of Kang the Conqueror is related to Janet’s time when she spent decades in the Quantum Realm. During that time, she met Kang, a man who got lost when he crash-landed into the Quantum Realm. He seemed friendly enough to Janet and had a ship with a technology that was unlike anything any civilization could produce because it had the capability to travel to different universes and timelines.
Kang and Janet worked together to fix Kang’s ship’s power core so they could return to their own timelines and worlds. When the power core was fixed, Janet learned through the ship’s neural connection to Kang that this man was a monster that destroyed countless worlds, universes, and timelines throughout his lifetime. And that was when she discovered that he was not lost in the Quantum Realm but was sent there as an exile.
Clearly, the ones responsible for exiling Kang were afraid of what he was doing. Kang’s goal was to take the army he built in the Quantum Realm and use it to exact his revenge on the ones who exiled him. So, who was responsible for exiling Kang the Conqueror into the Quantum Realm?
During the movie, the Conqueror hinted that the ones responsible for exiling him were the other variants of himself. He even told Scott Lang and the other members of the Ant-Family that he had to leave the Quantum Realm because there were greater threats that would come to the MCU world. And he hinted that these threats were his other variants from the different universes of the Multiverse.
The ones responsible for exiling Kang the Conqueror were his other variants. This was made clear in the mid-credit scene when the other Kangs talked about the Conqueror’s death and that they needed to do something about the fact that the people of Universe-616 and probably all of the other universes were now more knowledgeable about the Multiverse than ever before.
This group is called the Council of Kangs in the comics and comprises different variants of Kangs from different universes. The council seems to be responsible for leading all of the countless Kangs that come from different universes, and there seems to be a pecking order because only a select group of Kangs are allowed to be in the council. And all of these Kangs seem to see themselves as gods or beings above humanity, even though Kang himself is just human.
Why was Kang exiled?
Of course, while we know that Kang the Conqueror was exiled by his fellow Kangs, what wasn’t made explicit was why he was exiled into the Quantum Realm. So, why was Kang the Conqueror exiled?
As seen during the mid-credit scene, it is clear that the other Kangs were not as destructive as the Conqueror. Instead, they seem capable of moving through time, as one of them even has a full Egyptian god costume that indicates that he may have ruled the Ancient Egyptian people of his timeline as a god. That means they are probably taking advantage of their capability to travel from one universe and timeline to another.
However, Kang, the Conqueror, seems to have a different perspective. Instead of taking advantage of his technology to rule and govern over the Multiverse, he seems to be more interested in destroying different universes and timelines that may be too dangerous. In a sense, he is a conqueror that lived to conquer, dominate, and destroy.
It is possible that this destructive behavior of his led the Council of Kangs to exile him as he was finally too dangerous. His actions were affecting the Multiverse, which means that the Kangs were not exactly agreeable to his actions because they seemed to be invested in keeping the Multiverse intact and safe from people that could affect it.
Of course, we don’t necessarily believe that the Kangs want to keep the Multiverse safe for altruistic reasons. Instead, they probably want to keep the Multiverse for themselves as they know they can obtain power and rule over different timelines and universes by monopoly over Multiversal travel. And the fact that the Conqueror destroyed different Multiverses wasn’t in line with what the other Kangs had in mind for the Multiverse.