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Villain Overview
Life is a fragile thing. We must cultivate the beauty and prune back the rest.
~ Kasius meeting Jemma Simmons.
I want to watch the light die in your eyes! My father will see me! He will have his world! Not just the sliver Quake left behind!
~ Kasius' final words, before his death.
A life spent...a life earned.
~ Kasius' catchphrase.

Kasius is the main antagonist of the first half as well as the posthumous antagonist in the second half of Season 5 of the TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

He is a tyrannical Kree nobleman and perfectionist from an apocalyptic future in the year 2091 and the overseer of the Lighthouse which shelters the remaining human survivors. Growing tiresome of his position of the Kree Empire with observing the survivors, he intended on wiping them all out so he can leave Earth with his fortune. However, after S.H.I.E.L.D. arrived from the past, his plans spiraled out of control with the humans uprising against him, which eventually led to his death.

He is portrayed by Dominic Rains.

Personality

At first sight, the Kree nobleman Kasius does not seem to be as violent than any average Kree. Instead, he generally speaks calmly and quite politely, albeit in a highly confident way. However, there is no doubt about his cruelty: he had one of his servants executed due to the latter having a simple scar on his forehead; and an Inhuman slave executed because the latter lied to him; and he threatened to have Jemma Simmons tortured and disfigured if Daisy Johnson did not obeyed him. Kasius harbors a high degree of bitterness regarding his exile and is motivated above all by his own personal interest, which is getting great fortune to win his father's favors. Thus, he was willing to let his own faithful and loyal bodyguard Sinara fight to the death with Quake and intends to destroy the Lighthouse and all the remaining human population once his work was completed.

Prior to his exile, Kasius came to realize that he was not a fighter, whereas his brother and Sinara both were. He shows a high degree of cunning as he tried surviving an unwinnable battle by fleeing whereas his fellow Kree would stay and fight till the end even if it was suicidal. To Kasius, such attitude is pure pragmatism and not cowardice. He is also shown to care and be protective of Sinara, refusing to let his brother, Faulnak, take Sinara away and killed him to prove his feelings for her.

Thus, Kasius is somewhat of an anomaly amongst the Kree. He still has the Kree predisposition towards control and dominating his enemies, but he chooses to do it through manipulation and cunning whereas the vast majority of his Kree brethren would prefer to do it through brute force and violence.

Trivia

  • Kasius is the third main antagonist of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to be created specifically for the show. The first was Jiaying, the main antagonist in the second half of Season 2, and the second was Grant Ward, the main antagonist in the first half of Season 3.
  • He is one of the few main antagonists in the series to be killed by a protagonist other than Phil Coulson, including Hive, who was killed by Lincoln Campbell, Eli Morrow, who was killed by Ghost Rider, and Graviton, who was killed by Daisy Johnson.

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