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Kang/Immortus/Scarlet Centurion/Rama Tut (Nathaniel Richards)

A temporal conqueror from the future, who uses advanced technology and time-travel to battle the Avengers.
  • Arch-Enemy: If Ultron is the Avenger's #1 greatest enemy, then Kang is safely #2. He's faced the Avengers quite a few times over the years, and, unlike Ultron, (until recently...) actually took over the world. Of course, the Avengers managed to take it back, but it was still quite an accomplishment.
  • Army of the Ages: The Anachronauts, his elite fighting force.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the ruler of a number of empires across space and time, and is easily capable of going toe-to-toe with the entire Avengers at once.
  • Beard of Evil: Sometimes sports one as Kang. Always sports one as Immortus.
  • Big Bad: Kang is this in The Celestial Madonna Saga, The Last Avengers Story, The Crossing, and The Kang War.
  • Blood Knight: He became a Multiversal Conqueror because he was bored with living in a utopia.
  • Body Backup Drive: Kang has a device built into his armor that allows him to automatically transfer his mind into a clone upon death.
  • Boxed Crook: Immortus was originally presented as being one, but Avengers Forever retconned it so he was retired before he was recruited by the Time Keepers.
  • Conqueror from the Future: The Trope Codifier.
  • Continuity Snarl: Kang himself is very much this trope personified. The strangest point being that in so many years and so many offered explanations and events it's become insanely hard to tell if any given action is something that is helping him achieve his destiny or is evidence he is defying his destiny.
    • It is also possible because so much of his life has involved him dealing with himself at alternate points, all the snarls and paradoxes are supposed to be confusing to the reader all for the sake one day the whole thing could eventually make sense if put chronologically from his perspective.
  • Cool Chair: A floating cushion made of invisible force fields.
  • Death Is Cheap: In the latter days of Steve Englehart's run, Kang used an excessive amount of an energy from a "time device" of his (let's just call it that for convenience's sake) and in doing so, wiped himself out. And in doing that, also wiped out Rama Tut and Immortus, both of which were future versions of himself. None of this quite stuck...
  • Emperor Scientist
  • Enemy Mine: Immortus and Rama Tut team up with the Avengers to stop Kang in The Celestial Madonna Saga...and then Kang teams up with the Avengers to defeat Immortus in Avengers Forever.
  • Expressive Mask
  • Future Me Scares Me: Kang despises Immortus. His younger self, Iron Lad, feels the same way about him, although for different reasons.
    • Although it is possible, it his experiencing this trope that is what actually allows him to live the full life that the reader gets to experience way out of order.
  • Galactic Conqueror
  • Guardian of the Multiverse: As Immortus.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is a distant descendant of Mr. Fantastic's time-traveling father, Nathaniel Richards.
  • Honor Before Reason: The Kang War confirms that Kang could use his time travel abilities to win every battle (for example, by hopping away, regrouping and rearming, and then returning at the exact second he left), but he doesn't because it wouldn't be sporting.
  • I Have Many Names: Rama-Tut, Kang, Scarlet Centurion, Immortus, and Iron Lad.
  • Large Ham: Just look at the quote at the top of the Avengers Forever page.
  • The Lost Lenore: Princess Ravonna.
  • The Magnificent: That's Kang the Conqueror to you.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He kidnapped the Apocalypse Twins shortly after their birth, and put them through horrific scenarios as they grew (such as sending them to the mutant internment camps of an alternate timeline). He did all that to make them think all humans were mutant-hating monsters, so the Twins would ultimately remove all the mutants (whom he heavily disliked) from Earth. Unfortunately for Kang, the Twins decided to destroy the Earth afterwards, as revenge for what he put them through.
  • Me's a Crowd: There used to be so many alternate Kangs that they banded together to form their own Legion of Doom. Until the "original" Kang killed them all off, that is.
  • Multiversal Conqueror
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast
  • One-Man Army: In several appearances, Kang has attempted to take over the world all by himself. He's never succeeded, but he makes a good showing.
  • Order vs. Chaos: The Forever War between Immortus and Kang is presented as being this in Avengers Forever.
  • Place Beyond Time: His former headquarters, Chronopolis. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in Avengers Forever.
  • Powered Armor:
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Really 700 Years Old: He ages much, much more slowly than a 21st century human.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: He was a Fantastic Four villain in his guise as Rama Tut before he showed up as Kang.
  • Screw Destiny: In Avengers Forever, Kang expresses frustration at the inevitability that he will grow old and become Immortus. He currently believes he got his way around it (or perhaps that just what the time keepers want him to think).
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Wears purple and green to battle the Avengers, most of whom wore primary colors when he was first created.
  • Slouch of Villainy: One of Kang's iconic images is of him doing this on an invisible force field cushion.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: With a touch of a button, he can summon any Impossibly Cool Weapon he likes from his "trans-temporal armory."
  • The Spook: For most of his existence, the details of his past (including his real name) were kept deliberately obscure, and hints were frequently dropped that he was either a descendant or a future self of Reed Richards, Tony Stark, or Doctor Doom.
  • The Strategist
  • Time Master: Immortus has this power.
  • Victory Is Boring: Why he keeps coming back to modern day Earth-616, despite having already established several empires in different timelines.

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