Captain Marvel Has a Very Uncomfortable Connection to ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

Captain Marvel Has a Very Uncomfortable Connection to ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’
Captain Marvel Has a Very Uncomfortable Connection to ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’


The Marvel Cinematic Universe has its new enemy in the form of Kang the Conquerer. He is played by Jonathan Major and we know that his story takes inspiration from a major Kang storyline in the comics: The Kang Dynasty.

Even if that story becomes the primary inspiration for the MCU storyline, we’re assuming that one of the weakest elements of the original comics will not be included. Namely, how the latest attack against Kang comes down to his son’s love for Captain Marvel.

That’s just uncomfortable
The Kang Dynasty ran from Avengers #41 until #55 and focused on the villain Kang and his son Marcus (who called himself the Scarlet Centurion). They travel to the present to destroy the UN.

Kang spared world leaders to make a point about his power and control. And showed them the dark possible futures of our planet. According to him, these could be prevented by completely bowing to him. Kang’s attack was almost a success, partly because he destroyed cities like Washington DC to make the people tired of the war.

One of the most famous Avengers in the conflict was Carol Danvers. Marcus turned out to have feelings for her. Which Carol found horrifying, because she thought Marcus might have been the same manipulative villain who had attacked her before in Avengers #200.

The Scarlet Centurion nevertheless tried several times to seduce Carol and in the end Carol even liked him. It wasn’t until the Avengers made their final assault on Kang that it became apparent how useful that love was, as Marcus inadvertently aided the Avengers, leading to his fall.

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