How similar will Kang the Conqueror from Ant-Man 3 be to Loki’s He Who Remains? Here’s why the Ant-Man 3 villain will be completely different.
Through LokiIt’s He Who Remains, the MCU now has its first Kang, but this character doesn’t give fans a full preview of what to expect from him. Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaTake the villain, as the movie version of the character is sure to be completely different. Instead, Jonathan Majors’ He Who Remains serves as the setup for what’s to come in Phase 4.
With Loki Being a time travel series and the 31st century Avengers villain being one of the main candidates for the MCU’s next big bad, it was suspected even before the casting of Jonathan Majors in Ant-Man 3 that Marvel could use the show to set the stage for the character’s introduction. Not only did he do that, but it also put him at the center of what was actually happening with the Time Variation Authority. In the Loki At the end of the season, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophie Di Martino) learned that He Who Remains from Majors is the man behind the curtain who has been pulling the strings of TVA all this time. It apparently discovered alternate timelines, sparked (and later prevented) a multiversal war waged by its variants. Although his name was never mentioned, in the context of the comics it is clear that He Who Remains is a version of Kang the Conqueror.
He Who Remains was killed by Sylvie at the end of the episode, thus starting a new arc for the MCU that revolves around various versions of Kang vying for supremacy. Numerous incarnations of the character (including those not played by Majors) can now join the MCU at any time over the next few years, even in Loki season 2, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity, Y Ant-Man 3. The last of the three will highlight a proper version of Kang the Conqueror, whose arrival in the MCU just became possible.
Who is the Kang variant of Ant-Man?
Due to Kang’s time travel antics, he unwittingly created so many different versions of himself. Some of them have become Marvel Comics characters with their own identities. In the comics, there are the main Kang the Conqueror, Immortus, Rama-Tut, Scarlet Centurion, Iron Lad, and more. Marvel specifically named “Kang the Conqueror” in their December 10 casting announcement for Ant-Man 3 and the costume seen on the Loki statue in the finale shows that Marvel will indeed be leaning on the main version of the character in the comics for the next movie.
Similar to the backstory presented by The One Who Remains In Loki, Kang the Conqueror, also known as Nathaniel Richards, hails from the 31st century. At some point in his past, Richards (who is supposedly a descendant of Mr. Fantastic or Doctor Doom) put his hands on very advanced weapons and technology, which he could use to travel to different time periods. Armed with his genius, intellect and technology, Richards set out to conquer other civilizations and found some degree of success in his endeavors. Over the years, Kang came to believe that he was unbeatable, but realized that it was not true when he met the Avengers, who repeatedly thwarted his attempts to take over modern Earth. Kang’s frustration at being beaten up by people he perceived as simple caused the character to develop a revenge against the team for a long time.
Kang’s powers compared to the one left
Kang the Conqueror has no superpowers, but he’s still formidable enough to take on an entire team of Avengers single-handedly. Its ability to fend off them in combat is due to its arsenal of high-tech weapons, including force fields, energy guns, holograms that can fool enemies, and more. The one who remains may also have had these things in his past. His comment about being called “conqueror” is a sign that he has already lived the life of Kang the Conqueror and has since moved away from those days. As someone who has seemingly attained dominance over time, the One who remains no longer seems to need these weapons. After all, he knows what people are going to say before they do. That’s one of the biggest benefits of being in control of the time stream. The one who remains, as he said, has seen it all, allowing him to dodge the blows before they happen. It is likely that Ant-Man 3 Kang the Conqueror won’t share the same advantage, especially since he won’t be that far along on his journey. But, if you have a time travel device, you may be able to undo a mistake made in battle.
Why Kang the Conqueror is more dangerous
Not unlike Immortus in Avengers Y Fantastic four comics, He Who Remains is essentially the definitive version of Kang, which means that he already has the power that Nathaniel Richards yearned for when he was younger. But although he is more powerful and resourceful than other Kangs, Ant-Man 3 Kang the Conqueror is the greater threat of the two. The one who remains may have questionable methods, but is trying to preserve a semblance of balance in the time stream. Kang, on the other hand, is in search of power. The weapons at his disposal have given him a huge complex of gods, and this idea that he “deservesTo rule others and make them his subjects. This mindset is one of the main reasons why it’s such a huge problem for the Avengers.
Another reason why he is one of their biggest enemies is related to the fact that he specifically attacks them. The two emotions that drive Kang the most are ambition and hatred. Due to his numerous losses, Kang longs to take revenge and kill the Avengers for the trouble they have caused him. The depth of his hatred was revealed in a comic from the 1960s when he gave up the opportunity to resurrect the woman he loved (Ravonna) in favor of killing the Avengers. For Kang, pursuing his revenge was his top priority above everything else, even the person he cared about the most. Yes Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Bringing these qualities to the MCU’s portrayal of Kang the Conqueror, he has a chance to be one of the MCU’s most sinister villains. Ultimately, any hero who earns Kang’s enmity in the MCU will have a tough road to survival.
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