Why is Kang blue?

One epic finale later and we can’t stop obsessing over the fact that Kang The Conqueror just entered the room. This popular villain who originated in the comicverse now constitutes a substantial role in the MCU as well. It is very likely that Kang may be one of the major villains if the finale is anything to go by.

For those who are keen to familiarize themselves with the comics, a very noticeable aspect about Kang is the difference in his appearance in the comics and in MCU. While he is not the first character to be portrayed as radically different from his comic avatar, it is worth wondering why Kang The Conqueror is blue in the comicverse.

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Does Kang The Conqueror have blue skin?

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It was an entirely different matter if Kang was an alien-like Thanos. But it’s intriguing that Kang The Conqueror is a human being both in the comics and MCU. There are even moments in the comic when Kang takes off his mask in the comicverse. In these moments, it is confirmed that he is a human being.

Why is Kang The Conqueror blue?

Kang The Conqueror is not actually blue. He wears full-body armor that is composed of an unidentified metal from the future which gives him the blue look. Thanks to this armor, Kang is able to lift 5 tons of load as well as project a 20-feet gravito-electromagnetic force field.

The suit is self-sufficient and filled with cool technology to help it maintain a human-friendly atmosphere and other survival technology. It comes with weaponry and cool defense systems to keep the wearer completely and absolutely safe. Underneath all the blue, Kang is pretty human.

Why is Kang The Conqueror not blue in Loki?

In the Season 1 finale of Loki, we were finally confronted with the man behind the TVA: “He Who Remains.” He created the TVA and was responsible for maintaining sanity in the Sacred Timeline.

The actor portraying the character, Jonathan Majors, is confirmed to make an appearance in the upcoming Ant-Man movie: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (2023). In it, he will play the role of Kang the Conqueror — a supervillain in Marvel comics.

As we’ve seen, Kang the Conquerer has a distinguishable cyan blue skin tone. In Loki, however, he appeared without his remarkable blue skin tone and resembled a regular human. The MCU hasn’t offered an explanation yet, but the comics may have the correct answer.

It’s not Kang the Conqueror

In the comics, Kang the Conqueror is draped in cyan blue. As he ages, he drops the tacky look and opts to look like a regular human, kind of like the version we saw in Loki. In his new avatar, Kang also changes his name, calling himself “Immortus.”

During episode 6, when the Loki and Sylvie demanded to know the name of “He who remains,” he refrained from uttering “Immortus.” Instead, he chose to recall his previous names, “Ruler,” “Conqueror,” and more. This fact pretty much confirms that the final episode wasn’t dealing with Kang the Conqueror. It was dealing with a lot less menacing version; someone mature with an ear to the ground.

So, there you have it! The version we saw in Loki might have been Immortus. However, in the upcoming Marvel movies, we’re only likely to see Kang the Conqueror in action — maybe even in his traditional blue avatar.

 


Kang has become an intense topic of discussion and the multiple variants of him who are expected to make an entrance are definitely going to raise more interest in this villain, blue or otherwise. Stay tuned!

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