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Every Version Of Kang In Ant-Man 3's Post-Credits Scenes Explained

Kang the Conqueror, as portrayed by Jonathan Majors, finally brings his reign of terror to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." While many fans expected to see only a single version of the time-traveling warlord, the movie instead gave them a good look at thousands of his variants during its two post-credits scenes. Of course, even a single Kang is a threat, but what makes him truly terrifying are the infinite versions of him, all with their own plans for total domination of the multiverse. Not only does a version of Kang exist in nearly every universe, but a new variant is also created every time he does something that causes a branch in the timeline, meaning that many universes have multiple Kangs meddling with them.

The first post-credits scene in "Quantumania" takes place during a meeting of different Kang variants, all of which are easily recognizable from their comic book counterparts. In the scene, three Kang variants have gathered to discuss the implications of the exiled Warlord Kang's death at the hands of Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), and they've assembled a stadium full of other Kangs who answer to them. One variant is dressed as a pharaoh, one is wearing what sort of resembles a glowing wetsuit, and one has blue skin and a big old funny-looking hat.

So, who are all these different versions of Marvel's biggest bad? Before breaking it down, it's important to note that the mythology of Kang was built over many decades by many comic book writers, and therefore many logical contradictions have taken place, only some of which were ever resolved. With that said, here's an overview of every Kang variant in the mid-credits and post-credits of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."


The three main Kang variants seen in the first "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" mid-credits scene are all the same person: Kang Prime. But the one wearing the garb of ancient Egyptian royalty is clearly Rama-Tut.

Among the infinite variants of Kang the Conqueror, few are as well known to Marvel Comics fans as the one who would, for a time, rule over ancient Egypt as Pharaoh Rama-Tut. He is actually the first version of Kang introduced in Marvel Comics, first appearing in "Fantastic Four #19" in 1963. Also known as Kang Prime, this variant comes from Earth-6311. Born Nathaniel Richards in the far future, he grew up to discover the wonders of the multiverse and set out to rule it, but after a series of setbacks during his own time, he came up with a new plan. He would travel back to ancient Egypt, where he could easily conquer the less technologically advanced civilization. In some versions of the story, he crash lands there after a time-traveling accident. 

Kang's plan worked, and he ruled over Egypt as Rama-Tut until a team of powerful beings including the Fantastic Four, Apocalypse (the connection that may provide a solid way of introducing mutants to the MCU), and the moon god Khonshu ran him out in a coup with the help of the Avengers.

Later in life, he came back to Egypt again as Rama-Tut, this time ruling as a compassionate and benevolent leader, but it's clear the version we see in "Quantumania" is the evil Rama-Tut, and that may lead to some interesting connections with other MCU characters.

The Scarlet Centurion

After his stint as Pharaoh Rama-Tut is cut short by the Fantastic Four, Kang devises a new plan. He visits his ancestor Doctor Doom and creates a super suit, then rebrands himself as the Scarlet Centurion. With this new alias, he travels back to the early days of the Avengers in another universe and infiltrates their ranks. By convincing them that the emergence of more superpowered beings is a threat to existence, Scarlet Centurion radicalizes the Avengers into a quasi-fascist organization that hunts down and kills every superhuman in their reality.

With his own Avengers team, Scarlet Centurion then returns to Earth-616, where he tricks the main timeline's Avengers into traveling to another universe without their knowledge, where both Avengers teams battle each other. The plan ultimately failed when the Earth-616 Avengers realized what had happened and managed to gain control of the Centurion's time machine.

In some comic book stories, Scarlet Centurion is Kang's son, Marcus Kang, who Kang eventually kills when Marcus cannot live up to the Kang legacy. However, since Scarlet Centurion is played by Jonathan Majors in the "Quantumania" mid-credits scene, we can safely assume this is not the version of the character we'll be seeing in the MCU.


Immortus, the blue-skinned Kang seen presiding over the Council of Kangs in the post-credits scene of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," is the final incarnation of Kang after Rama-Tut, Scarlet Centurion, and even Victor Timely. After his time as Rama-Tut, Kang Prime travels to the end of time. There, he finds Limbo, the "junk" realm fans saw during Season 1 of "Loki."

Originally, many fans thought that He Who Remains, the Kang variant introduced (and quickly killed) in "Loki" was Immortus, since the Immortus of the comics was recruited by the Time Variance Authority and prunes away timelines he considers dangerous. But it's clear that He Who Remains is actually a different variant from the comics who was recruited by the Time Variance Authority around the same time as Kang Prime became Rama-Tut.

In any case, after Kang was exiled from his rule over Egypt and arrived in Limbo, he mastered time and became Immortus. Unlike many other Kangs, Immortus is not particularly violent. Instead, he uses subtle trickery and manipulation of people and events to ensure that his preferred timelines come to pass. Over the years, he's proven to be one of the most diabolical and cunning enemies in the Marvel canon, and with his position at the head of the Council of Kangs, there's no telling what havoc he will unleash upon the MCU.

Victor Timely

During the second post-credits scene, we get what appears to be a brief teaser for Season 2 of "Loki," wherein the god of mischief (Tom Hiddleston) and Mobius (Owen Wilson) see a Kang variant named Victor Timely, who is giving a demonstration of his time-traveling technology to a crowd of people in what looks like the late 19th or early 20th century. It was the actions of Loki's variant, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), that unleashed Kang's variants across the multiverse when she killed He Who Remains, destroying the curated timeline he had created as the secret leader of the Time Variance Authority. Now, it looks like Mobius and Loki will spend Season 2 of their Disney+ show investigating the nature of Kang, and their first spotting comes in the form of Timely.

Victor Timely may actually be none other than Rama-Tut, aka Kang Prime, at a later point on that variant's timeline. After being defeated by the Fantastic Four, Apocalypse, and Khonshu, alongside the Avengers, Rama-Tut continues his conquests through time, eventually returning to Earth in the year 1901, where he refashions himself as Victor Timely.

Under this new guise, Kang builds a town in Wisconsin that he calls Timely and presides over it as mayor. Since he is both a brilliant scientist and has knowledge of future technologies, Kang is able to bring massive technological advancements to Timely. He also builds his base, Chronopolis, inside the town, which serves as a portal to other points in history and exists outside the main timeline, making it undetectable.

If Victor Timely is the focus of "Loki" Season 2 (which seems like a sure bet, since his entire aesthetic matches up nicely with that of the show), there's a good chance we'll get to see more of the inner workings of Kang Prime's dynasty.

The Council of Kangs

At the end of the first post-credits scene in "Quantumania," we see a stadium full of Kang variants ripped straight from the comics. This collection of Kangs is known as the Council of Kangs, and was founded by the three main versions of Kang Prime in order to avert the destruction of the Multiverse that nearly occurred with the Multiversal War.

As their name suggests, the Council of Kangs is a collection of Kang variants from across the multiverse. Since Kangs are often the worst enemies of other Kangs, the Council was formed by Kang Prime in an attempt to unite his variants. Their goal is to kill divergent Kangs and rule the multiverse as a collective.

But of course, there can only be one Kang left standing. Secretly, Immortus formed the Council of Kangs (and later the Council of Cross-Time Kangs) in order to pit them all against each other, leaving them to destroy themselves and leave him as the one true Kang.