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This page is about the Kree as a species. For the Kree as a group, please refer to the Kree Empire page.

Overview

The Kree are a blue skinned humanoid race of extraterestrial beings that hale from the planet Hala, in the Pama System located in the large Large Magellanic Cloud. They are technologically advanced and extremely militaristic conquering every world in their galaxy forming the Kree Empire.

History

Main article: Kree/Expanded History

Over six million years ago, the Xorrians allegedly spawned the Kree, along with all humanoid life-forms, such as Skrulls and Humans, from their own DNA.[5] The ancient Kree resided on Hala, a planet in the Greater Magellanic Cloud, which they shared with another sentient race, the plant-like Cotati.[3]

At an unspecified point in time, two distinct groups of giant godlike aliens experimented on the early Kree:

In the Kree Year Zero, about a million years ago, the Kree had their fist encounter with the Skrulls. The meeting went disastrously and a long, bitter war ignited between the two races. The Kree eventually spread throughout the galaxy, establishing a vast empire.[9] Interbreeding with various other races led to the creation of a second race of Kree with pink skin. The Pink Kree would eventually come to outnumber the Blue Kree.[10]

At some point, allegedly due to a Kree trying to acquire the Crystal of Ultimate Vision without denying the temptation of its powers,[11] the Kree were cursed with evolutionary stagnation.[7]

Biology

Physiology

Kree physiology originally developed through heavier gravity, higher nitrogen-to-oxygen air content, and a form of dependency centered around the Cotati (a highly intelligent and extremely mature species of telepaths in-tune with nature). Though as intelligent the Kree's were ignorant eventually ignoring nature, forging towards technology advancement then millennia of War.[citation needed]

Outwardly the Kree resemble humans, with little exception through skin color or modified genetics. Denser skin with increase muscles flexibility give the Kree endurance, durability, and stamina-- twice the level of humans. They also have "duplicates" of several internal organs,[12] and usually require more nitrogen to breathe comfortably on earth.[citation needed]

Evolution and Mutation

The Kree were an evolutionary stagnant race. This was due to a single member of the Kree race attempting to gain control of the Crystal of Ultimate Vision. This unnamed Kree found the crystal, but attempted to use it to become akin to a god, with powers as of those of the Phoenix Force. As punishment, the crystal "genetically froze their evolution in place" allowing the rest of creation to pass them by.[13]

Although, it was stated that the Kree produced superhumanoid beings through natural mutation.[14]

The explosion of the first Nega-Bomb in the Kree Empire had the survivors' genetic structures to quickly mutate and adapt to the radiation, allowing the Kree to escape their evolutionary dead end by changing their DNA and allegedly granting them unlimited potential.[15]

Somehow, a group of pink-skinned Kree managed to produce a mutant Kree, Tsu-Zana, in order to overthrown the domination of both Shi'ar and blue-skinned Kree, as the savior. She rejected that destiny and is still residing on Earth under the codename Ultra-Girl.[16]

Reproduction

Hybrids

Humans and Eternals

The Kree have shown to be reproductive via cross-breeding with humans normals and Eternals.

Deathbird's and Vulcan's child was infused with Kree genes.[17][verification needed]

Skrulls

Hulkling is also a Skrull-Kree hybrid, conceived via natural ways.[18]

Diseases and Genetic Conditions

The Kree are vulnerable to many fatal diseases, among them Blackgorge, Betath's Plague, the Wasting.[19]

They are maybe also afflicted by cancer, whom they call blackend.[20]

On Earth-9591, Mar-Vell and his Kree contingent were irradiated by a nuke. Mar-Vell subsequently developed a mutant cataract.[21]

Classification

Blue-skinned

The Blue-skinned Kree represent the Archetype and the base of the Kree species.[citation needed]

"Seventh Sense"

Kree women possess the potential for psychic abilities of various kinds, collectively referred to as a "seventh sense". This psychic potential has manifested as clairvoyance, precognition, or even lethal attributes. Some Kree women can reach into the mind of male-sex species to manipulate their desires or drain another's life force completely. Kree technology has since been created to discover and remove the powers surgically, and technorganic Bloodhounds were used to track down female reaching the adult age with those abilities.[22]

Pink-skinned

In an attempt to further their development, some Kree bred with other species, producing the "pink-skinned" Kree, who are similar in appearance to Caucasian humans. These pinks (also called "whites") eventually outnumbered the blue-skin Kree.[10]

Ruul

The Supreme Intelligence arranged for further advancement of the Kree. Through a series of events, he arranged for a large number of his people to be irradiated with a Nega-Bomb (killing 90% of the Kree), and then artificially sped up their evolution by means of an artifact called the Forever Crystal,[15][23] effecting countless millenia of evolution in mere moments.[24]

This new brand of evolved Kree, called Ruul, have a grayish skin tone and many shoulder-length tentacles atop their heads. Individuals possessed the power of "forced evolution", the ability to "will" adaptation to different environments, spontaneously developing the ability to breathe underwater, fly, or whatever their circumstances require.[25][24]

Eternals and Deviants

The Celestials have at some point, as many others species visited and modified the ancient Kree genetics. The last and only known Kree Eternal is Ard-Con, alias Ultimus the Demon-Druid. The fate of the Kree Deviants is unknown.[8]

Alternate Realities

Please find the alternate realities Kree on this page.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Superhuman Strength: A Kree warrior has twice the strength of a human of a similar age, height, and build.

Superhuman Durability: Kree are very durable, while not bulletproof they are still fully capable of shrugging of hits from beings as powerful as Captain America effortlessly and are presumed to be capable of surviving much stronger hits.

Superhuman Endurance: A Kree warrior has twice the endurance of a human with similar training.

Superhuman Stamina: A Kree warrior has twice the stamina of a human with similar training.

Abilities

None Known

Average Strength level

Their denser bodies afford them about twice the average human being’s strength and endurance.

Weaknesses

Liquid nitrogen caused Kree to temporary lose their natural blue skin color. (Earth-199999) [1]

Habitat

Habitat: Kree-Lar, Turunal system, Large Magellanic Cloud
Population: 30 billion (prior to Nega-Bomb detonation); currently 300 million.

Miscellaneous

Type of Government: Military-Technocratic Dictatorship Empire.
Level of Technology: Advanced: Advanced warp-drive starships, robots, cyborg, and cybernetic technology, genetic engineering, psionic technology, energy weaponry, and battlesuits.
Cultural Traits: Please consult the Kree Empire page.
Representatives: Supreme Intelligence, Ronan the Accuser, Captain Marvel, List of known Kree

Notes

  • Despite the existence of both Kree Eternals and Kree Deviants created by the Celestials,[8] and the similar experiments which were performed on the Kree as those performed on the Skrulls, humans, and Eyungs,[26] the Kree themselves have not been explicitly stated to be granted a latent potential like other species.
  • Kree soldiers appeared during Avengers Disassembled when they attacked the Earth and were driven off by the Avengers. In the process, Hawkeye was killed. But this may not have been the real Kree, as the entire incident was later discovered to be a product of the Scarlet Witch's reality-altering powers.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 12
  2. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Avengers #133
  4. 4.0 4.1 Royals #7-8
  5. Thor #215
  6. 6.0 6.1 Royals #9
  7. 7.0 7.1 Royals #5
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #6
  9. Avengers #133-134
  10. 10.0 10.1 Captain Marvel #38
  11. Uncanny X-Men Annual #1987
  12. Marvel Fact Files #6
  13. Uncanny X-Men Annual #11
  14. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #32
  15. 15.0 15.1 Avengers #347
  16. Ultragirl #2
  17. X-Men Vol 4 #19
  18. Young Avengers #10-12
  19. Untold Legend of Captain Marvel #1
  20. Marvel Graphic Novel #1
  21. Ruins #1
  22. Captain Marvel Vol 4 #12-13
  23. Avengers Forever #12
  24. 24.0 24.1 Avengers Vol 3 #35
  25. Maximum Security #1-3
  26. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #2; Celestials's entry