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The Mad Titan vs. The Conqueror: How Powerful Is Kang Against MCU’s Thanos

Th final episode of Loki introduced an all new villain for the heroes of Marvel to lock horns with. Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors, will be the next big bad wolf. That role previously belonged to Josh Brolin‘s Thanos, the Mad Titan. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same. Now that we know what the Avengers are up against, it is time to start comparing the predecessor with the successor. How strong is Kang against Thanos of the MCU? Let’s find out.

In The Final Episode of Loki, Loki and Sylvie make it to the End of Time. In the Void, they defeat Goliath and enter the Citadel of Time, the bastion of He Who Remains. He Who Remains controls the TVA and is responsible for the upkeeping of the Sacred Timeline. It is revealed that he is in fact a Kang Variant who is doing all this to prevent his other, more dangerous variants from wreaking havoc. When Sylvie kills He Who Remains, she inadvertently unleashes a shockwave that branches out the universe into the multiverse. Loki finds himself back in the TVA HQ, and comes to realize a Kang variant has taken control of all time.

The game is afoot.

But is Kang stronger than Thanos? Or is he just really good at pulling the strings from behind the scenes? For a majority of the MCU’s movies, we only have glimpses of Thanos. He too is a master at manipulating people and influencing events without getting his hands dirty. But when the need of the hour was for him to jump into battle, Thanos showed everyone who’s boss. He was stronger than the Hulk, more tenacious than Thor, and better focused than Captain America and Iron Man at realizing his end goal. It took the Avengers to fight him twice and literally jumping through hoops across time to end his reign. Thanos did some irreparable damage to the MCU, things that could never be undone.

Thanos Vs. Kang – A Battle Fit For Gods

Like we said, Thanos is a formidable opponent. Even without the Infinity Stones, he proved more than a match for Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man’s powers combined. He took on the entirety of the Avengers and he almost came out victorious. Kang has big shoes to fill. Is he as durable, smart, quick on his feet, and strong as the Mad Titan?

We have to understand that the comparison is unfair, being made on uneven grounds. Although both are supervillains, Thanos is an Eternal with access to Godlike abilities. On the other hand, Kang is just a normal human being. The only ability he has is his superior intellect. Using that, he gains time travel capabilities and access to advanced technologies from all time periods and alternate timelines. After all, if you look at it from an angle – Kang always knew about Thanos while Thanos may have never even known Kang existed. If Kang wanted to, he could use his resources to end Thanos before he even got his hands on one Infinity Stone.

If played to his strengths, the fight between Thanos and Kang would be pretty one-sided. On one hand there is a juggernaut of a Titan who only knows how to use brute force tactics with little to zero knowledge of whom’ he’s facing. Kang knows Thanos’ every move. he has seen it all, heard it all, experienced it all. If Kang and Thanos do fight, it will be on Kang’s terms and since he controls all of time, Thanos loses easily.

Remember this – Thanos did pull off Godlike feats. But he was only doing what Kang intended him to do. Kang’s access to time travel is his greatest trump card. The Avengers defeated Thanos by using crude time travel technology. For Kang, using time travel technology is just another Tuesday night. So in a fight between The Mad Titan & The Conqueror, Kang wins fair and square. So as much as you would like your favorite purple alien warlord to take this one, the outcome, should we dare say, is inevitable.

Kang The Conqueror is an enemy unlike anything the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have ever seen. He is about to do things beyond your wildest imaginations.

Bibhu Prasad Panda
Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at Animated Times. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!

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