Kang the Conqueror Confirms His Full Power Levels Ahead of MCU Debut
An all-new one-off story featuring Kang the Conqueror reveals how powerful he was before he faced off against Ant-Man in his MCU debut.
Warning: Contains Spoilers for Timeless #1!
Kang the Conqueror's full potential has been officially revealed by Marvel Comics ahead of his official MCU debut. Kang's name is new to viewers of the Marvel movies and is sure to send the creeps to seasoned comic book readers. The time-travelling multiverse hopper is known in the comics as one of the Avengers' most destructive foes, due to his ability to travel through time with ease. Now, he's about to start his plan to wreak havoc across the multiverse in the upcoming film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Madness, which hits theaters this February. However, to prepare fans for his arrival, Marvel subtly mentioned just how powerful the MCU's next big villain really is.
In Timeless #1 by Jed MacKay, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Patch Zircher, and Salvador Larroca; Kang proves to be a man on a mission as he seeks a way to reach that time where he cannot travel with his technology point. This leads him to take on his perfect adversary, Myrddin, who sends Arthurian heroes to subdue him. Before the epic chase begins, though, Kang has a moment After a year of searching for "missing moments" with no results, he pondered what to do next. In his inner monologue, he revealed his true power to his fans. He admitted that he was "not a god, nor an abstract force of the universe". However, he did state that he does have "powers equal to a human being" while remaining human.
Kang's Power Reveal Showcases His True Potential And His Weaknesses.
What really stands out about this revelation is how forthright Kang is with readers about his power levels. He doesn't beat around the bush or whitewash anything. Instead, he makes it very clear that he is on a similar level of abstract power, but is not actually himself. As a result, this ultimately puts him on the same level as Eternity and Death itself, while also being more powerful than the mighty Celestials. This is even shown throughout Timeless, as he manipulates time and space around him at will to fend off Myrddin's armies. Only one member of Myrddin's "Round Table" managed to outmaneuver Kang and sabotage his system, and that came by exploiting Kang's ultimate weakness: his humanity.
The human side of Kang Reasons that ultimately lead him to claim that he is not God. Like his fellow humans, he makes mistakes and, like them, is mortal. The main difference is that he has unimaginable strength, which makes him harder to kill than the average supervillain, and some believe he is immortal. His use of his powers provided him with the necessary tools to cause chaos wherever he went, but a brief lapse in judgment eventually exposed him as Bercilak seized the opportunity to disarm him while he was concentrating on Bedivere. He even literally shows how mortal he is after Myrddin stabs him later in the comic and forces him to retreat to where he can try to recuperate. However, even Kang himself admits it might be difficult, as the wounds are deadly and there's only so much his skills can do.
Despite his weaknesses, that's not to say Kang wasn't a force to be reckoned with when he finally hit the big screen. When he kills those who stand against him in harsh fashion, he shows just how destructive his power level can be throughout Timeless. However, he reveals his humanity This is a very important key to how the Avengers can defeat him when he's ready to carry out his plans in the MCU. His human side is crucial to his character, and Marvel Comics isn't afraid to show that with his immense strength, Kang the Conqueror can be defeated.
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