Who Exiled Kang? Why? Did Kang Exist Before Loki? Quantumania & Pre-Loki


If you've been following the latest Marvel releases, you've probably encountered Kang's ominous presence, making waves in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

However, this time-traveling despot's journey in the MCU didn't start there; it was subtly teased in the intriguing Loki Season 1 on Disney+.

Kang the Conqueror in the MCU

Kang, portrayed by the Jonathan Majors, emerged as a prominent figure in the MCU during Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. But who exactly is Kang the Conqueror?

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Well, he's not your average Marvel villain; he's a time-traveling despot with a penchant for power and domination. His arrival in the MCU was a carefully crafted journey that unfolded across different phases.

Before Kang took center stage in Quantumania, Loki Season 1 dropped subtle hints and teases, introducing us to Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains. This was our first taste of Kang, lurking in the shadows, and it left us hungry for more.

The multiverse was hinted at, and the complexity of Kang's character began to unfold, creating a web of anticipation that would later be woven into the fabric of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

In Loki, He Who Remains played a crucial role, offering a glimpse into the potential chaos that Kang could unleash.

Kang's History With Janet in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Janet van Dyne, played by the incredible Michelle Pfeiffer, shares an unexpected history with Kang while stranded in the MCU's Quantum Realm.

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Janet played a pivotal role in Kang's timeline. She, in a twist of fate, assisted Kang in rebuilding his multiverse-traveling ship. Little did she know about Kang's true motives lurking behind that shiny armor. However, our Wasp wasn't one to be fooled for long.

Janet, upon discovering Kang's dark past, swiped the ship's energy core, ensuring Kang's one-way ticket to Quantum Realm isolation.

Why was Kang exiled to the Quantum Realm?

In a jaw-dropping revelation, Kang himself spilled the beans. It turns out, it wasn't some external force but Kang's very own variants who decided he needed a timeout. His grand plan to erase his other selves and become the one true Kang raised a few eyebrows among his variant buddies.

So, they collectively decided, "Hey, Quantum Realm seems like a cozy spot for our overambitious friend." And just like that, Kang found himself exiled, courtesy of his own alter egos. Talk about a multiverse plot twist!

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The Council of Kangs is a formidable bunch led by powerful variants like Immortus, Rama-Tut, and a Scarlet Centurion. This council wasn't throwing a surprise birthday party for Kang; instead, they united against him.

It's an arena full of Kang variants strategizing against their own kind. It's like a family reunion gone wrong, MCU style. The Council, aware of Kang's defeat in the Quantum Realm, decided to take matters into their own time-traveling hands.

Why Council of Kangs Went Against Kang?

Kang, with his time-traveling capabilities, decides he wants to be the ultimate Kang, the one and only in the vast multiverse. Now, to achieve this lofty goal, he concocts a scheme to erase his own variants. Spoiler alert: It didn't sit well with his fellow Kang variants.

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As Kang goes on his variant erasure spree, the Council of Kangs collectively raises an eyebrow. Why? Because Kang's grand plan isn't just a threat to his other selves; it's a threat to the entire multiverse. Imagine the chaos if every Kang variant tried to out-Kang the others. It's like a temporal arms race, and Kang was the trigger-happy despot aiming to be the last Kang standing.

The Council of Kangs is a motley crew of Kang variants led by heavyweights like Immortus and Rama-Tut. These guys, aware of Kang's defeat in the Quantum Realm, decide it's time to put a stop to his variant vendetta. It's almost like a Kang intervention – a multiverse family feud!

Kang's Exile in Marvel Comics: Ravonna Renslayer Pulls The Trigger

In the pages of Marvel Comics, it wasn't the Council of Kangs pulling the trigger; it was the enigmatic Ravonna Renslayer. Now, Ravonna is not your average character – she's got layers, and her history with Kang (and He Who Remains as we saw in Loki Season 2) is like a rollercoaster of love, betrayal, and power struggles.

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But how does Ravonna's character beef with Kang? In the comics, Ravonna is a key figure in Kang's intricate story. Love blooms between them, but like any good Marvel story, it's not all sunshine and roses.

There are instances when Ravonna decides to switch sides, aligning herself with Kang's adversaries. This love-turned-betrayal dynamic pushes Kang into tight corners, and at times, it even leads to his exile.

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Kang, with his time-traveling escapades, often finds himself entangled in a complex dance with Ravonna. Sometimes she's by his side, and other times, she's the one pulling the strings behind the scenes. This relationship adds layers to Kang's character, making him more than just a one-dimensional villain.

Kang's Existence Before Loki Events

In the MCU, the revelation about Kang's existence before the Loki events comes to light in the quantum-tastic adventure of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Janet van Dyne, lost in the Quantum Realm, stumbles upon none other than Kang himself. It's a meeting that transcends time and sets the stage for a complex dance between two characters stranded in the subatomic expanses of the multiverse. Little did Janet know, this encounter would weave Kang into the fabric of MCU history, laying the groundwork for his eventual emergence.

You see, these events between Janet and Kang might have taken place many years ago, maybe even before Loki events occurred. But here's the twist – the Quantum Realm operates under its own temporal rules of time, much like the TVA.

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Did Kang The Conqueror exist before the events of Loki? The answer is Yes, and No. To understand this, let's step into the buzzing realm of fan theories and comments.

Some say Kang's existence before the events of Loki creates a paradox, a mind-bending quantum state where cause and effect dance like cosmic waltz partners. Others ponder the implications of Janet's encounter with Kang, wondering if it hints at a timeline dance that predates the Loki saga.

One prevailing theory in the fan landscape suggests that Kang's ability to move through time and space might explain his existence before Loki. After all, the TVA operates outside the timeline, so Kang's temporal gymnastics could place him in the past and present simultaneously. It's a head-spinning concept, but when you're dealing with a time-traveling conqueror, nothing is off the table.

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One thing is clear – Kang's existence before Loki is a paradox wrapped in a quantum enigma. The MCU's exploration of time and space has opened doors to endless possibilities. In this cosmic playground, past and future intertwine, blurring the line between pre-Loki and post-Loki Kang.

Kang's Future and Possible Escape

First things first – did Kang survive the Quantum Realm explosion? According to the film's director, Peyton Reed, there's a glimmer of hope for Kang's return. Scott Lang, our Ant-Man, is left pondering whether Kang is truly gone or if there's a chance he might pop up again.

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The "no body, no certainty" rule comes into play, keeping us on the edge of our seats. Kang's survival is shrouded in uncertainty, and that uncertainty is the perfect breeding ground for future Marvel mayhem.

Imagine a storm where Kang faces off against his variants – a showdown that could birth an even more formidable version of the villain. This sets the stage for a future MCU project where Kang, despite seeming defeated, might resurface with a vengeance.

Loki Season 2 and Kang's Return

Now that Loki Season 2 has ended, maybe it's there is some possibility to hit the rewind button on certain fates. We've witnessed characters meeting their demise only to rise again in the ever-shifting landscape of the MCU.

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Loki Season 2 was more about reshaping the very fabric of the multiverse. The rules evolved. The multiverse isn't the static entity we once thought it to be. It's dynamic, ever-changing, and God Loki with his artistic brush, now paints new strokes on the canvas of reality.

As we anticipate Kang's return, it's impossible to ignore the impact of Loki Season 2 on the MCU's narrative landscape. The changing nature of the multiverse, coupled with the ability to reverse fates, sets the stage for Kang's triumphant return.

It's a cosmic chess game, and Kang's playing his pieces strategically across timelines.

Wrap Up

Now, as we stand at the crossroads of Kang's apparent demise, the echoes of uncertainty linger. The Probability Storm, teased in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, opens doors to a future where Kang's return might be more than just a probability.

The Quantum Realm, once a prison, now stands as a stage for future cosmic dramas, and Kang, with his time-twisting capabilities, might yet have a role to play in the unfolding Marvel saga.

Kang's exile may be a chapter closed, but in the ever-expanding universe of Marvel, closure is merely a prelude to the next cosmic adventure. The enigma of Kang the Conqueror continues to reverberate through the multiverse, leaving us eagerly anticipating the next turn in this time-twisting tale.

Who Exiled Kang Why Did Kang Exist Before Loki Quantumania & Pre-Loki

Author: Jaimy Green

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