Spoilers for all works set prior to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame are unmarked.
Appearances: Guardians of the Galaxy | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Captain Marvel
A race of blue-skinned aliens with a powerful interstellar empire. Long expansionist, the Kree have waged wars with other races and cultures in the galaxy, particularly the Nova Corps. They also have a history of conducting experiments on alien races to build armies of super powered beings.
- Absolute Xenophobe: In the face of Kree expansion and imperialism, other races are given two choices: Submission or extermination.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, the Kree are a paranoid, and highly militaristic state who have legitimate grievances with the Skrulls, and have joined forces with the heroes against a common threat quite a few times. In the movies, the Kree are unapologetic imperialists who enslave and slaughter entire populations for their own gain, and pursue the Skrulls simply because they won't submit to them.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Inverted, with them actually being quite lawful in their actions. With very few exceptions, all Kree (at least the military branch) are shamelessly imperialistic, warlike, and just downright brutal bastards.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Most of the Kree seen are blue, which in the comics is the original base race, though there is a subset with a variety of human-like skin tones such as Yon-Rogg and Korath, which is what allows the Kree to convince the amnesiac human Carol Danvers that she is also a Kree. The blue-skinned Kree also change color to human tones when exposed to nitrogen, which can allow even the blue Kree to infiltrate human society.
- Ambiguous Situation: Guardians of the Galaxy makes a reference to a "Kree Emperor" who signed the Empire's peace treaty with the Nova Corps, while Captain Marvel, set over twenty years earlier, shows the Supreme Intelligence to be the Empire's head of state. Given the Supreme Intelligence's status as a non-corporeal A.I., the time gap between the two films, and Captain Marvel's vow to destroy the Supreme Intelligence, it's not clear if the Supreme Intelligence is the emperor in question, if the Kree underwent a regime change in the interim, or if something else entirely is going on.
- Arch-Enemy: The thousand-year war they had with the Nova Empire that only just ended in 2014 has given both sides a hell of a grudge with the other, to say the least.
- Athens and Sparta: They are the Sparta to the Nova Empire's Athens.
- Badass Baritone: The Kree are a warrior species, and all who have appeared have displayed very deep voices.
- Badass Creed: Captain Marvel establishes they have one: "For the good of all Kree!"
- Believing Their Own Lies: The Kree truly believe their enemies, such as the Skrulls and Nova Empire to be the bad guys who want to destroy them, despite it being fabricated by the Supreme Intelligence and other high-ranking officials. Of course, Carol ended up discovering the truth.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Kree physiology is much more complex than other sentient species, to where their blood can be used to revive other races with simpler physiology (such as with humans). But at the same time, they can't revive each other if their wound is lethal enough to kill them.
- Bystander Syndrome: In Guardians of the Galaxy, they refuse to aid in stopping Ronan when Nova Prime tries to ask for their help, with the Kree Ambassador pretty stating it wasn't part of their treaty, so why should they care about what he does.
- Character Focus: While Guardians of the Galaxy and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have them as important parts of the plot/backstory, Captain Marvel is the first work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to specifically focus on them and their culture.
- Dark Is Evil: They're an empire of imperialistic and genocidal maniacs, and have spaceships/weapons that look like they're carved from either obsidian or coal.
- Dishing Out Dirt: A thematic case, with virtually all of their spacecraft looking like they're more carved from stone rather than made in factories. Furthermore, Orbital Bombardment in the form of Colony Drops is one of their favored strategies on the battlefield.
- The Empire: They invade and conquer other planets and races to expand their own territories.
- Evil Virtues: They seem to value loyalty, discipline and camaraderie towards their fellow Kree. Of course, they are still very ruthless and smug towards their enemies and non-Kree in general.
- Even Evil Has Standards: If Vin-Tak is to be believed, the Kree came to believe that they were wrong to create the Inhumans. However, this ultimately may have less to do with legitimate moral qualms and more to do with the fact that the experiment ultimately blew up in their face thanks to Hive (the first Inhuman the Kree created). In fact, Vin-Tak fears the rest of the Kree might continue their experiments once again should they find out about the existence of the Inhumans.
- Evil Counterpart: To the modern Asgardians, who use their military might benevolently to keep the peace in the Nine Realms and ward off invaders. By contrast, the Kree are only interested in cruel expansion. Though given the reveal of the Asgardians' bloody history of conquest in Thor: Ragnarok, they're Not So Different.
- Fantastic Racism: Virtually all Kree hold other races in contempt, particularly the Xandarians and Skrulls.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: On the surface, the Kree seem to just be the "Aliens as Nazis" variety of Scary Dogmatic Aliens, what with their Fantastic Racism, neo-fascist policies, and aggressive military expansionism. However, both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain Marvel show them to ultimately be closer to Imperial Japan, what with their fanatical belief in a God-Emperor (here in the form of the Supreme Intelligence), practicing the brutal enslavement of "lesser races", and having long-lasting family dynasties that feel suicide attacks are the only proper penance for cowardice. Even the ancient Kree experiments that eventually resulted in the creation of the Inhumans have their roots in the infamous Unit 731 atrocities.
- Foreshadowing: In Guardians of the Galaxy, the head of the Nova Corps, Irani Rael aka Nova Prime, tries to get the Kree to help them deal with Ronan's rampage against her people, practically pleading with them even. However the Kree Ambassador dismiss their concerns, stating they only agreed to the treaty and what one of their own do is not their problem before cutting her off. Her line after that pretty much sums them up.Irani: Prick!
- Galactic Superpower: Like the comics, they're one of the top dogs in the greater universe, rivaled only by the Nova Empire and (formerly) the Asgardians.
- Greater-Scope Villain: In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; the Empire as a whole has never taken part, but the aftermath of experiments a rogue group conducted on Earth, creating the Inhumans, has a massive impact on the series, and a few individual Kree act as major antagonists.
- That's goes Up to Eleven when you remember that Hydra was created to worship an Inhuman directly created by the Kree, meaning that not only the Kree are Greater Scope Villains for Hydra and so the Captain America franchise and a good portion of the MCU in general, but since every villains of the first three seasons of Agents of Shield and many other villains of other seasons are either Hydra's members or allies, Inhumans or Inhumans hater (Nadeer, the Watchdogs) meaning that most of the bad things that happen in the series are in some way conseguence of the Kree's action. Going even more in depth, Ratcliffe and Aida wouldn't be so much a treat if they are not allied with the Watchdogs, and Radcliffe join Shield only after the events with Hive, meaning that he wouldn't created Aida in the first place if he had not existed, Talbot become Graviton only because of Hydra's and Kree's actions, Sarge gain a body thanks to the energy of the Monoliths that was released by the explosion of an Kree device, leading to Izel's decision to gain herself a body and start her plan, destroying in the process the Chromicon's planet and leading them on their villainous path; that leaves Eli Morrow and Lucy Bahuer as the only major villains of Agents of Shield that are not related with the Kree in the first place.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Subverted, as despite their blue skin and most of them looking attractive on the surface, their neo-fascism just makes them come across as hideous to everyone else.
- Healing Factor: They have this advantage in comparison to ordinary humans.
- Last Stand: As the Kree consider retreat to be tantamount to dereliction of duty, a Kree warrior that is about to be overrun is expected to make a Last Stand and "die with honor". Some noble lines use a Psycho Serum known as "the Odium", a concoction which will drive the drinker into a berserk fury, but will ultimately kill them either way.
- Mad Scientist: A rogue faction of the Kree once experimented on alien races to make an army of super beings who could assist them in their wars. Most of these were failures, but the experiments on Earth were successful, leading to the Inhumans.
- Moral Myopia: The Kree's overall credo ("Kreedo", if you will) is "For the good of all Kree". What they consider "the good of all Kree" to be tends to come at the expense of other races, such as the Skrulls.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Kree are a very militarized species. In Guardians of the Galaxy, signing a peace treaty with Xandar caused massive discontent within the Kree Empire. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. further establishes that the Kree consider retreat to be the same as abandoning their posts, with Kasius and Sinara exiled for fleeing a losing battle.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Most of them look virtually identical to humans, with the exception of primarily blue skin (though it can actually vary depending on the individual), purple eyes, and pointed ears.
- Scary Dogmatic Aliens: Of the Aliens As Nazis variety with some sprinkles of Imperial Japan. Their main symbol even resembles a swastika for extra points of subtlety.
- Slave Mooks: The Kree use "battle slaves" to supplement the ranks of their forces. Yondu was one such for 20 years.
- Slave Race: The Sakaarans are a client race of the Kree. The Inhumans would have been this, but they had other ideas. In the alternate Bad Future established by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it's indicated that the Kree enslaved humanity.
- The Spartan Way: They prefer not letting emotions get in the way of their military discipline.
- Super Strength: Enough for them to go toe-to-toe with Asgardians like Lady Sif.
- Super Toughness: To the point where some can hold Infinity Stones for a limited period of time!
- Villainous Legacy: The Kree's actions have left a major impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only are they responsible for the creation of the Inhumans, but also the cult that would one day form HYDRA, as well as the war with the Nova Corps and the Skrulls, leaving them responsible for much of the conflicts in the Captain America films, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain Marvel. Not even Thanos has had this much influence on the MCU's background, although their later actions were because of Thanos arriving, and they wanted to make the most of things before Thanos wiped half of them out.
- Villainous Valor: As mentioned in Last Stand above, they tend to choose to go down fighting even when outmatched.
- Won the War, Lost the Peace: While the Kree Empire signed a peace treaty ending their thousand-year war with the Nova Corps, it was massively unpopular within the Kree people, inciting protests and riots. It's implied that the Kree government's refusal to deal with Ronan is because they either don't want to further alienate their people, or they actually agree with him continuing the war on his own. The latter is more likely, as it's mentioned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that, after the events of previous movie (Ronan's death at the hands of the Guardians), the Kree Empire placed a bounty on the Guardians and Yondu.
- Written by the Winners: Popular belief amongst the Kree is that they are "noble warrior heroes" who fought against Skrull terrorists who threaten the galaxy with their shapeshifting abilities. The truth, however, is that they were the actual aggressors and committed genocide on the Skrull homeworld, because they were stronger and better armed than them.
Portrayed By: Annette Bening, Jude Law note
Voiced By: Maru Guzmán (Latín American Spanish dub), Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese dub)
Appearances: Captain Marvel
The ruler of the Kree Empire, an artificial intelligence constructed from the minds of the greatest Kree.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: In the mainstream comics, the Supreme Intelligence is a gigantic, floating, obese green potato head with countless tentacles coming out the top. In Captain Marvel, the Supreme Intelligence takes the form of whomever the individual they're speaking to respects and admires the most. To Carol, it's an older human woman (whom she later learns to be Mar-Vell), whereas Yon-Rogg sees the Supreme Intelligence as himself. Though its true appearance is not shown, the tentacle-like appendages it uses to communicate with others may be a nod to its original design.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. The Supreme Intelligence is imperialist, genocidal, and malevolent, but as it rules the merciless and expansionist Kree Empire, it is not doing anything it wasn't designed to do.
- Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Despite the Kree Empire's xenophobia and racism, the Supreme Intelligence takes a liking to the Nirvana song "Come As You Are" that they find in Carol's subconscious, even dancing to it for a moment.
- Bad Boss: In a deleted scene, it abuses, threatens, belittles, and mocks Yon-Rogg for his failures.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Before The Reveal, it presents itself as a wise leader who encourages Carol to serve the Kree Empire with honor. Eventually, the facade falls away and it's shown to be a ruthless and genocidal maniac.
- Brain Uploading: As noted above, they're created from the minds of the greatest Kree in history.
- Climax Boss: Given how utterly overpowered Carol is and how she subsequently easily Curb-Stomps Starforce and Ronan's forces, overcoming the Intelligence's control serves as the greatest obstacle for Carol beforehand.
- Dark Is Evil: Frequently associated with darker colors and tones, and has their headquarters on Hala located in what looks like a massive obsidian chapel, though its physical appearance (ironically) tends to have bright green eyes and white hair no matter who sees it, contrasting the darkness.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: While interfacing with Carol, the Supreme Intelligence assumes the appearance of Mar-Vell, a kindly and benevolent figure whose gentle demeanor is retained by the imperialist and genocidal Supreme Intelligence. Contrast with its appearance as Yon-Rogg, coming off looking more sinister than benevolent.
- Fantastic Racism: Shows nothing but utter contempt for the Skrulls, and their war against them has the ultimate goal of them being completely exterminated down to the very last child. They also don't have a high opinion on humanity either, dismissively stating that Carol was "nothing" before the Kree augmented her with their blood and was perfectly fine to have Ronan subject the Earth to an Orbital Bombardment in order to wipe out a comparative handfull of Skrulls in the bargain.
- Faux Affably Evil: They're very civil with Carol, and are even downright jovial when describing their planned implementation of a Final Solution against the Skrulls. In dealing with Yon-Rogg, it's much more direct, cruelly mocking and berating him.
- Foil: To Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers herself. First and foremost, their personalities are very contrasting - Carol has a rather brusque demeanor belying a softer & selfless side, while the Supreme Intelligence has a more outwardly matronly and friendly personality that hides the mind(s) of a genocidal lunatic. Furthermore, Carol treats her colleagues with respect and friendship while the Supreme Intelligence is a Bad Boss that utilized Gaslighting to keep Carol in line. Carol also eventually learns to look past her initial prejudices and performs a HeelFace Turn to save the innocent Skrulls while the Supreme Intelligence is a imperialistic maniac that never lets go of their Fantastic Racism towards the shapeshifters. Additionally, Carol started out within the Kree just as an ordinary soldier while the Supreme Intelligence is the Kree Empire's God-Emperor. Even their powers are appropriately different - Carol has powerful Light 'em Up abilities that make her a beast on the battlefield, while the Supreme Intelligence is a Physical God powers only within the bleak and dark Mental World it inhabits.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: No one has ever seen the true appearance of the Supreme Intelligence. Instead, it takes a form similar to a person that the person trying to connect with it admires most. When "Vers" sees an image of Mar-Vell— who the Supreme Intelligence is assuming the form of— when the Skrulls explore her memories, this ends up driving her to finding out the truth of her past life as Carol Danvers.
- Gaslighting: How they've been successfully manipulating Carol Danvers for roughly six years in the war against the Skrulls.
- Gender-Neutral Writing: Appropriately enough for an A.I., the Supreme Intelligence is primarily referred to with they/their pronouns. The Supreme Intelligence is a collection of the Empire's greatest minds after all, justifying use of plural pronouns.
- God-Emperor: The Supreme Intelligence is the Kree Empire's ruler, and interfacing with it is considered a deeply personal, almost religious experience for the Kree. Its non-corporeal form and subjective appearance emphasizes the near-divine status the A.I. holds among its subjects, as does the fact that its headquarters on Hala seems designed to resemble a chapel.
- Greater-Scope Villain: While more prominent than Thanos or Dormammu, the Intelligence only appears in about two scenes in Captain Marvel, with most of the legwork being done by Yon-Rogg and Ronan.
- Hate Sink: Their Fantastic Racism towards the Skrulls upon learning that the Skrulls are just innocent War Refugees along with how it gaslights Carol into perpetuating genocide makes them utterly loathsome.
- Hive Mind/Mind Hive: A weird amalgamation of the two. Despite being the amalgamation of countless different Kree minds, the Supreme Intelligence only seems to have one overall personality.
- Mechanical Abomination: A super-intelligent A.I. made from the brightest Kree minds there have been, and assumes the appearance of someone whom a certain person holds in great esteem. Among the Kree, meeting it is a quasi-religious experience, and it has god-like control over the Mental World accessed whenever anyone needs to communicate with it. The mechanical tentacles used to communicate with it (and which also lets it brutally Mind Rape anyone who tries to disobey it) also gives them a distinctly eldritch flavor.
- Mind Rape: What it attempts to do to Carol after The Reveal by showing her memories of her past failures and telling her that without the Kree, she is "only human". This backfires spectacularly as it only reminds Carol that she has always been a Determinator, and she proceeds to overload the Restraining Bolt they put on her.
- Mythology Gag: The metallic tentacles it utilizes to communicate with its subjects are likely an allusion to the Supreme Intelligences Combat Tentacles that were part of its true form in the original comics.
- The Un-Reveal: The Real Form of the Supreme Intelligence has not been revealed yet, but, Here in a deleted scene's concept art, Carol Danvers was going to face it. Its Real Form was going to be very faithful to the comics, portraying it as a huge, floating green head with multiple eyes and tentacles emerging from its top. That scene was deleted but perhaps we will see its Real Form in the sequel.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: They try to excuse their Final Solution against the Skrulls to Carol by framing them as "terrorists" in the Kree Empire's border territories, but it falls flat when Carol reminds them that the Skrulls have been reduced to desperate refugees by the Kree's heartless expansion efforts and are just trying to survive.
- Oh, Crap!: They start to visibly panic when Carol uses her Heroic Willpower to break free of their torture methods.
- Uncertain Doom: It's hard to say what happened to it after Captain Marvel, but it's implied that Carol destroyed it or otherwise forced it to surrender by the time of Guardians of the Galaxy, since that's the point where Ronan goes rogue and the Kree are now supposedly led by an Emperor.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Its avatars as Mar-Vell and Yon-Rogg both have silver hair, and it's a genocidal Kree A.I.
- Would Be Rude to Say "Genocide": Dismisses the Skrulls as simply insidious shapeshifters that cannot be allowed to live lest they threaten the Kree Empire. In actuality, the only reason it's still pursuing the Skrulls is because they won't submit to it, something the Supreme Intelligence is fully aware of.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Everyone who sees the Supreme Intelligence sees it as the person they admire most. Carol sees it as an older woman. The woman turns out to be a silver-haired version of Mar-Vell, who was both her mentor in the air force and the person who wanted to protect the Skrulls from the Kree Empire. Yon-Rogg, however, sees it as himself.
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A Kree military squadron, and Carol's colleagues.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, Starforce are a group of super-powered individuals across the Kree Empire who serve as the Supreme Intelligence's Praetorian Guard. In the movies, with the exception of Carol, all of them are simply Badass Normals. This means that Carol once she unlocks her Super Mode quickly wipes the floor with all of them.
- Space Marine: a team of space soldiers from an intergalactic empire.
- Villainous Friendship: They're generally pretty chummy with one another, trading jokes before a mission. Bron-Char even calls Korath handsome.
- Villainous Valor: Even though they're clearly outmatched, Starforce continues to fight against a fully-powered Carol to the best of their ability.
Portrayed By: Jude Law
Voiced By: Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latín American Spanish dub), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese dub)
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A Kree commander and leader of the Starforce.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: The Yon-Rogg of the original Captain Marvel comics was a particularly persistent, even obsessive foe of both Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers who started out as Mar-Vell's commanding officer and was later thrilled at any chance to cause him, or Carol, any harm. Here, we see him as a pleasant, tough-but-patient mentor who wants Carol to "be the best version of herself". And then it turns out, while not quite as evil as the original, he really is her ultimate antagonist, as the one who caused Mar-Vell's death, Carol's amnesia, her abduction and manipulation by the Kree, so he was less a mentor and more of a kidnapper and handler.
- Affably Evil: While he is an agent of the imperialist, fascistic, and genocidal Kree Empire, Yon-Rogg is not without a certain military courtesy, and he even tells Carol that he's proud of her following her victory over Ronan's attack force. His Manipulative Bastard tendencies and Lima Syndrome towards Carol blurs the line between this trope and Faux Affably Evil where she's concerned, however.
- Badass in Charge: As Commander of Starforce, Yon-Rogg is also the team's best fighter. He outlasts every one of his other teammates in combat with Captain Marvel.
- Big Bad: While he serves the Supreme Intelligence, he is the main threat throughout the film and the one who started the conflict by killing Mar-Vell.
- Big Bad Friend: While initially presented as Carols mentor, Yon-Rogg is revealed to have killed her actual mentor Mar-Vell, kidnapped her to use as a weapon for the Kree, and serves as The Heavy to the Supreme Intelligence.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Appears as The Mentor for Carol, but is really an Evil Mentor.
- Broken Pedestal: While the Kree as a whole are this to Carol once she finds out their true colors, as her mentor, Yon-Rogg becomes the biggest one to her. It doesn't help that he was responsible for killing her actual mentor and friend, Mar-Vell.
- Commanding Coolness: He holds the rank of Starforce Commander and is the most skilled fighter among them.
- Composite Character: With Nitro, given he's Mar-Vell's killer.
- The Corrupter: A deleted scene shows him educating Kree children with anti-Skrull propaganda.
- Cruel Mercy: Carol spared him to deliver a message from her to his people and to sent him back in disgrace.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Rogg thinks he can challenge Carol to a final battle with just hand-to-hand combat, taunting her and goading her to lower herself down to his level to "prove" herself. Carol just blasts him away and then drags him off to a ship. Prior to her awakening her full power, however, he was delivering these to her, though only in physical combat. He was always outmatched when she used her photon blasts.
- Decoy Protagonist: At first he seems to set up to be a Tritagonist to Carol's The Protagonist and Nick's Deuteragonist, but he's really the Big Bad, while Talos is the true Tritagonist.
- The Dragon: Is effectively the second-in-command to the Supreme Intelligence as far as Carol Danvers is concerned, and a lot more active than it.
- Expy: Not him, but his weapon; it can lift and drop objects from afar using cosmic energy, not dissimilar to the Gravity Gun from Half-Life.
- To Mar-Vell. Mar-Vell is Carol's mentor, Yon-Rogg is her Evil Mentor, and unlike Mar-Vell, who was a scientist willing to betray the Empire to do the right thing, Yon-Rogg is a soldier and staunch nationalist. Their attitudes towards Carol also contrast; the former was friendly and encouraging, earning Carol's admiration, while Yon-Rogg is stern and tries to force her into the model of a Kree soldier.
- To Ronan. Both are high-ranking officers in the Kree military, willing to go to extremes for the Empire, but they differ strongly in personality, methods, and ideology. Yon-Rogg is a specialist leading an elite team that performs surgical strikes and extraction missions in enemy territory, while Ronan and the Accusers he commands have one solution to any given problem. Yon-Rogg is personable, shows concern for his fellow Kree, and is very loyal to the Empire, whereas Ronan is a callous jerkass who is fine with his erstwhile allies being caught in the crossfire, and eventually betrays the Empire when they make a decision he disagrees with. Their attitudes towards their duties contrast as well: Yon-Rogg believes in My Country, Right or Wrong (in his eyes, the Kree Empire is righteous, and any action taken on its behalf is morally defensible), while Ronan is a Sociopathic Soldier who couldn't care less if his actions are right or wrong. The many contrasts in their personalities mean that, despite working together, Yon-Rogg and Ronan don't particularly like one another.
- Godzilla Threshold: Initially refuses to get the Accusers involved while they recover Vers because they only know how to nuke things from orbit. Then he realizes that Carol is reclaiming who she was and immediately calls Ronan.
- The Heavy: While the main villain of Captain Marvel, he's technically in service to the Supreme Intelligence.
- Human Aliens: Though it's never brought up in the film, he belongs to a sub-set of the Kree race known in the comics as "Pink Kree" because they have a pinkish skin tone that makes them resemble Caucasian humans rather than the typical blue skin that most Kree have, though his yellow eyes throw off the illusion.
- Hypocrite: Despite trying to drill the mentality of an emotionless soldier into Carol, Yon-Rogg's own emotions get the better of him at least twice: he killed Mar-Vell instead of retrieving her as ordered, and he lied to Ronan to save Carol's life, which ended up giving her the time to learn the truth about her identity.
- Insane Troll Logic: Invoked; by the climax Yon-Rogg is completely outclassed by a now empowered Carol Davners, with no hopes to win. He tries to bait her into fighting him without her powers since that would be the only advantage he'd arguably still have. By this point in the story however, Carol has no interest in "earning" Yon-Rogg's approval and promptly knocks him flat on his ass with another blast.
- Given that he definitely knows how powerful Carol is, plus the Kree's hatred for retreat and cowardice (not to mention the consequences he would face for returning empty-handed and defeated), it's possible that he was trying to get her to kill him outright.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: As Carol's Evil Mentor, the one who brought her to Hala, and the one who killed her actual mentor, Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg is a much more personal enemy to Carol than the Supreme Intelligence.
- Knight Templar: Yon-Rogg is a true believer in the righteousness of the Kree, even at the expense of the innocent. He's also happy to exploit others for the Empire's benefit, as seen with Carol.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: When his last tactic (painfully) fails, Yon-Rogg wisely gives up and doesn't resist Carol dragging him back to his ship.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: In the final showdown, Yon-Rogg sheathes his weapons and challenges Carol to single combat; no weapons, no powers. Carol doesn't bite, instead photon-blasting Yon-Rogg into a nearby rock face.
- Lima Syndrome: Despite abducting Carol and turning her into an attack dog for the Kree, Yon-Rogg does seem to have some affection for her, donating his own blood to save her life after taking her back to Hala, preventing Ronan from attacking Earth while Carol is on it, and expressing pride in her abilities in their final confrontation.
- Made of Iron: While she wasn't trying to kill or seriously injure him, Yon-Rogg is in pretty good shape after being blasted into a rock face by Carol.
- Manipulative Bastard: While there is some genuine affection for her in the mix, Yon-Rogg's mentorship of "Vers" has him gaslighting her to keep her as a loyal soldier for the Kree. When he knows he's outgunned, he falls back on old tricks, trying to play on her need to prove herself by challenging her to a fistfight, hoping to engage her in a fight he stands a chance of winning. Wise to his mind games, and no longer caring about his approval, Carol responds by photon-blasting him into a nearby rock face.
- The Mentor: To Carol Danvers. The film opens with him training her and giving her advice. He's actually an Evil Mentor.
- Narcissist: Implied. Supreme Intelligence takes a form similar to a person that the person trying to connect with it admires most. A scene cut from the movie revealed Yon-Rogg sees himself when he communes with the Supreme Intelligence.Yon-Rogg: [referring to Carol] I have no feelings for her.
Supreme Intelligence: Yes, we both know your admiration is mostly reserved for yourself.
- Pet the Dog: He seems to have a genuine soft spot for Carol. Not only did he bring her back to Hala even after she destroyed the engine he was after, but Yon-Rogg donated some of his own blood to save her life, serves as her mentor in Starforce, and lies to Ronan to avoid the Accuser devastating Earth while she's on the planet. Unfortunately, this goes out the window when Carol remembers who she originally was, at which point he calls in Ronan. And even then he waited until he thought she was either dead, taken by the Skrulls, or a traitor.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: On the receiving end of this trope when he tries to coax Carol into a no-powers sparring match. She blasts him across the canyon, clearly sick of his mind games.Carol: I have nothing to prove to you.
- So Proud of You: Even knowing how screwed he would be to go up against Carol Danvers with her powers unleashed, he's impressed with her growth as a soldier all the same.
- Straw Vulcan: Frequently rebukes Carol for bringing her emotions into battle; promptly proven wrong by the end of the film.
- Trigger Happy: A deleted scene reveals that Yon-Rogg was actually assigned to recapture Mar-Vell, but he killed her instead.
- Worthy Opponent: If telling Carol So Proud of You is any indication.
- Would Hit a Girl: Yon-Rogg doesn't hold back his punches when training with Carol, and frequently wipes the floor with her during their sessions.
- See Carol Danvers in Avengers and Allies.
Portrayed By: Gemma Chan
Voiced By: Lourdes Arruti (Latin American Spanish dub), Yōko Hikasa (Japanese dub)
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A Kree Sniper, and member of Starforce. She was previously The Ace of the team, who has been overshadowed by Carol.
- The Ace: A gifted marksman, Minn-erva serves as the sniper for her Star Force unit, and was the star player before Carol arrived.
- Adaptational Wimp: Although she may seem much more skilled and powerful as a sniper in the movie than the Kree doctor she was in the comics, she ultimately is this, since her comics equivalent eventually gained Carol Danvers' powerset, making her much stronger in the source material.
- Always Someone Better: She used to be a highly regarded member of Star Force, but she feels threatened by Carol, who is similarly skilled.
- Cold Sniper: Her Establishing Character Moment has her preparing to shoot unarmed (albeit angry) refugees. She has no problem trying to do it again later in the movie.
- Death by Adaptation: Unconfirmed, but likely. At the end of her dogfight with Maria, she's baited into a trap by the latter and her ship explodes. Although she does have Kree physiology that would enhance her durability, it's not likely that she made it out of the crash before dying. That being said, the amount of abuse that Ronan was able to take indicates that she could have survived. On a meta-level, the fact that Chan would later play Sersi in Eternals after Captain Marvel likely solidifies Minn-Erva's fate.
- Domino Mask: She only wears them when she's sniping.
- Fantastic Racism: She has a very low opinion of Terrans, dismissively referring to Earth as "a real shithole".
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: She's a blue-skinned Kree woman who is also pretty attractive.
- Jerkass: Generally smug and callous, expressing a low opinion of Carol, and cracking a smirk as she prepares to shoot down innocent refugees.Carol: You knew [about my true past] this whole time... is that why we never hung out?
Minn-Erva: No... I just never liked you.
- Psychotic Smirk: She cracks a smirk as she prepares to shoot down the Quadjet, which is full of innocent Skrull refugees.
- Punny Name: Her name is a play on Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare.
Portrayed By: Algenis Perez Soto
Voiced By: Alberto Bernal (Latin American Spanish), Satoshi Hino (Japanese)
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A member of Starforce, alongside Carol Danvers.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: Att-Lass at one point manages to pin Carol down with a gun to her face and pulls this card. Turns out it wasn't as advantageous a position as he thought.
- Guns Akimbo: Seemingly his weapon of choice.
- Punny Name: His name is a play on Atlas, a reference to Atlas Comics, which was Marvel Comics' name in the 50's. It is also a play upon "Atlas", the Titan who holds up the sky in Greek and Roman mythology, giving him a similarly derived name as that of Minn-Erva, whom he was directly partnered with in the comics.
Portrayed By: Rune Temte
Voiced By: Erick Selim (Latín American Spanish dub), Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese dub)
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A member of Starforce, alongside Carol Danvers.
- See the Thanos' Forces page
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A group of military police and bombers in the Kree Empire.
- Death from Above: The Accusers are called upon whenever orbital carpet-bombing is needed by the Kree Starforce, and unleash warheads on planets to eliminate any threats on the planet's surface.
- Evil Wears Black: They wear black armored uniforms.
- Interservice Rivalry: They don't really get along with the Starforce, as Ronan wastes no time pinning the blame for the failure of the Torfa mission on Yon-Rogg's team, while Yon-Rogg has nothing but open contempt for the Accusers' habit of solving every problem with Orbital Bombardment.
- Orbital Bombardment: Their MO is to nuke everything from orbit and call it a day.
- Judge, Jury, and Executioner: They have the authority to judge and execute individuals, or even entire planets, that are considered a threat to the empire. They are kind of like the Judges from Judge Dredd or the Inquisition from Warhammer 40,000.
- State Sec: Like in the comics, they are the military police of the Kree empire.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: The Accusers are all about this trope, as their predilection for solving every problem by liberal use of Orbital Bombardment clearly shows. They don't care about the collateral damage, either.
Other Kree Officials
The Kree Ambassador
Portrayed By: Tomas Arana
Appearances: Guardians of the Galaxy
The imperial representative responsible for the diplomatic affairs between the Kree Empire and Xandar.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He is a blue-skinned Kree.
- "Ass" in Ambassador: He is an absolute prick to Nova Prime when she asks him to do something about Ronan's rampage. He declines to so much as consider condemning Ronan's actions, brushing off Nova Prime's outrage at Ronan's murder of innocent people.
- Bystander Syndrome: Essentially his attitude towards Ronan's genocidal anti-Xandar crusade; the Empire signed the treaty with Xandar, thus ending the war, so why should they care if one of their officers didn't bother to stop fighting? He even goes so far as to say that Ronan's destruction of Xandarian outposts is "your problem", passing the buck on to the Nova Corps to deal with the Rogue Agent that the Kree couldn't keep in line.
- Lack of Empathy: The ambassador totally ignores Ronan's war crimes against Xandar, even with Nova Prime all but demanding a response from the Kree government.
- Tribal Facepaint: Although not to the extent of Ronan's This Means Warpaint design, he also bears some black facepaint during his conversation with Nova Prime.
Portrayed By: Brandon Kolpack
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 14: "T.A.H.I.T.I.")
The G.H. or Guest Host is a codename for a Kree whose corpse was used by Project T.A.H.I.T.I. to synthesize drugs from his bodily fluids for the purpose of bringing people back to life, particularly fallen Avengers. His corpse was discovered by HYDRA led by General Werner Reinhardt in 1945, and confiscated by S.S.R. when Allies won World War II. The corpse eventually came into possession of S.H.I.E.L.D. to be used for Project T.A.H.I.T.I.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He is a blue-skinned Kree.
- Ancient Astronauts: His corpse is revealed to have been thousands of years old when discovered.
- Body Horror: Besides the fact that his lower body is missing, we can see some parts of his intestines / internal organs◊.
- Genetic Memory: Simmons theorizes that the last thing this alien was thinking of before he died was (as they later discover) the unknown city and that people injected with the material taken from the body have fragments of that memory in the form of the city's layout.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: He lost the lower half of his body.
- Human Resources: The G.H. serum is extracted from his mangled body.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is unknown. "G.H." is his Code Name for Project T.A.H.I.T.I., short for "Guest Host".
- Posthumous Character: He's been dead for millennia. His corpse even pre-dated the Pyramids of Giza, according to Dr. Goodman.
Portrayed By: Eddie McClintock
Voiced By: Carlo Vázquez (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Disney dub), Rubén Trujillo (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sony dub) (Latin-American Spanish dub)
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 34: "Who You Really Are")
A Kree who comes to Earth to investigate Inhuman activity.
- Badass Baritone: Much like Ronan the Accuser, Vin-Tak has a notably deep voice.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Bobbi induces memory loss on Vin-Tak with his own truncheon.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: His truncheon can induce amnesia in anyone he hits with it. He can also reverse the effect in the same manner.
- Old Shame: He regards the Inhuman experiments on Earth as a dark and shameful period in Kree history, and one he wants to make sure stays history.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: The main distinction between him and a human is blue skin and mild forehead ridges.
- Smug Super: Every time he fights a human, there's this undercurrent of disbelief that such a puny being thinks they can stop him.
- Super Strength: As a Kree, his body has more strength than people of Earth. He was able to throw Lady Sif away for some considerable measure with a single hit.
- Super Toughness: Being blown away by the destroyer gun only disorients him.
- Token Heroic Orc: As of Phase Three, he's one of only two Kree to make an appearance in the MCU who can be considered heroic. He's not as violent as the others and he only wanted to kill Skye because he sincerely believed that she was too dangerous to let live.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He only came to Earth to make sure the other Kree wouldn't find out about the Diviner being activated and decide to restart their weapons program. Then at the end, he only wants to kill Skye because he sincerely believes she's a threat.
Portrayed By: Annette Bening
Voiced By: Maru Guzmán (Latín American Spanish dub), Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese dub)
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A Kree scientist who disguises herself as a high-ranking figure in Project Pegasus, who becomes a mentor to Carol Danvers.
- Adaptational Wimp: Has none of her comics counterpart's superpowers and strength, having been taken out by a laser blast that Captain Mar-Vell could have shrugged off.
- Adaptation Name Change: Due to the Gender Flip, Mar-Vell's Earth alias is named "Wendy", not "Walter".
- Age Lift: This version of the character is older than her counterpart in the comics.
- Alien Arts Are Appreciated: If her choice of name for Goose is anything to go by, Mar-Vell is apparently a fan of Top Gun.
- The Atoner: After a life of taking part in the Kree war machine and prosecuting the war of genocide against the Skrulls, she seeks a way to put the surviving Skrull refugees beyond the reach of her former comrades.
- Composite Character: A blond female Kree who is a scientist instead of a warrior, and who is tragically killed by Yon-Rogg? This better describes Mar-vell's Token Romance Una from the original Captain Marvel's origin story rather than comic Mar-vell himself.
- Deadpan Snarker: When Carol points out that her blood is blue, Mar-Vell responds with a dry "yeah, but how's my hair?".
- Death by Origin Story: Unlike in the comics, Mar-Vell doesn't survive the explosion that gives Carol her powers.
- Defector from Decadence: She abandoned the Kree in order to research and develop an engine capable of lightspeed, so refugees from the Kree's cosmic conquest could escape to where the empire could never find them.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: Mar-Vell's death by cancer is one of the most well-known deaths in Marvel Comics. Here, she's instead shot by Yon-Rogg.
- Foreshadowing: After it's established that the Supreme Intelligence takes the form of an important figure in a person's life, Carol sees her as an older woman wearing a Kree military uniform, but her identity is never revealed. She's later identified as "Dr. Wendy Lawson", which is a name keen Marvel Comics fans would recognize...
- Fluffy Tamer: Who would even keep a highly dangerous alien cat as a pet? Well, she would.
- Gender Flip: Mar-Vell is a man in the comics, but a woman here.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Just like the comics version, whose silver hair turned golden when he attained enlightenment, the selfless and heroic Mar-Vell has blonde hair. This puts her in direct contrast with the A.I. avatar used by the Supreme Intelligence, which still has silver hair.
- Human Aliens: She is a Kree, but looks indistinguishable from a normal Caucasian human (apart from having the standard blue-colored blood of a Kree). Whether this is her natural appearance (making her a Pink Kree, like Yon-Rogg) or she's a blue Kree using their nitrogen-based disguise is never revealed.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: A flashback shows that she's Goose's original owner and she's indeed the most kindhearted Kree we've ever seen in the MCU.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Realizes the Kree's war against the Skrulls is an unjust persecution and begins the process of rescuing them, trying to find a way to warp them outside the Kree's FTL jump network so they can't be followed. Unfortunately her treachery is discovered and she is killed for it.
- Secret Identity: Dr. Wendy Lawson, a military scientist. In the comics, she went by Walter Lawson.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Subverted. While Annette Bening was advertised to be playing the Supreme Intelligence and even got her own character poster, there was nary a peep about her also playing Mar-Vell, or that the character was even in the movie to begin with.
- Token Heroic Orc: One of only two Kree featured in the MCU who isn't a complete asshole and has the best interest of non-Kree in mind.
- Walking Spoiler: It's pretty much impossible to discuss Mar-Vell in Captain Marvel without spoiling major plot points, namely that she's in it, or that she's a woman in the adapation.
Portrayed By: Chuku Modu
Appearances: Captain Marvel
A Kree scout.
Other Kree Groups
Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (first appears in Episode 63: "Failed Experiments")
A pair of Kree scientists and warriors tasked with experimenting on humans and later with the destruction of Inhumans.
- And Show It to You: Hive rips out the heart of one of the Reapers.
- Blade on a Stick: Their weapons
- Human Resources: Their blood is used to create the Absolution Virus, which turns baseline humans into Primitives.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: They had spent thousands of years in suspended animation inside a Kree satellite.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Reapers" indicates their murderous goal.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Alien scientist warriors and executioners.
- Those Two Bad Guys: They appear together to destroy Inhumans and have little characterization whatsoever to tell them apart.