The Kree, also known as the Ruul, are a scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race native to the planet Hala in Marvel Comics. Their first on-panel appearance was in Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967), created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
The Kree are humanoid creatures ranging of heights from five to eight feet tall, with either pink or blue skin. These pink-skinned Kree are the result of members trying to continue their own evolution after The Crystal of Ultimate Vision locked them in place, while the blue-skinned versions are solely Kree, and serve as leaders for the general populace. Although far stronger than and better equipped to survive on planets unlike Earth, they require more nitrogen than normal to breathe, using chemicals to stay alive when on Earth. A third variant, the Ruul, were created by the Supreme Intelligence trying to continue their evolution. They have grey skin, tentacles as "hair" and the ability to adapt to different environments through sudden mutations with ease.
The Kree are a nationalistic, imperialistic and militaristic society who's sole form of religion being the worship of the Supreme Intelligence. A small minority practice the Cotati religion, but this practice is outlawed. Additionally, others are part of the Universal Church of Truth.
The Kree population had around 30 billion members in it prior to the detonation of the nega-bomb detonation caused by the Supreme Intelligence, losing a supposed 98% of their population after it. There is more pink-skinned Kree than blue-skinned.
Powers and Abilities
Ruling around a thousand planets, the Kree have severely advanced technology, with these technology including using Omni-Waves to communicate across the galaxy, cloaking devices, powerful spaceships, a surplus of cybernetics, psionic-based technology, and powerful nuclear weapons. In the Ultimate Marvel universe, they also have armor that can change form using nanomolecular technology and skill for genetically altering beings.
They also produce a type of big robots called Sentry which are usually employed as guardians of the various Kree outposts around the galaxy and they have some degree of sentience. Although the majority of Sentries are around 5 meters tall, there are some models that are larger, like the gigantic one that fought the Colossus of Rhodes in 226 BC.
The most famous of these models is Sentry 459. There's a variant of Sentry called Chorus Sentry, created by Maximus the Mad of the Inhumans and modeled after Black Bolt.
The Psyche-Magnetron, for example, was a weapon that possesses matter-shaping powers. Whosoever possessed it could conjure up anything ever devised by Kree Science. When its rays hit the user, it could create the device desired by the user and also modify the genetic structure of the body gifting it with super powers. The Magnetron Power Unit or Power Core was contained in a small shielded box. Unfortunately, it was extremely radioactive and, once outside of the box, it immediately changed its form to a bigger, starred polyhedron. It then emitted the same radiation emitted as the Psyche-Magnetron when it bathed a subject, but in such a high quantities as to burn, blind, and totatally annihilate the senses instantly and, sometimes, even kill the subject in a few minutes. Through its rays, the user gained greater matter-shaping powers, that, unfortunately, were very difficult to control. The radiations covered all the known spectrums and they were strong enough to transform an area as wide as, say, Northern Florida, into a radioactive wasteland.
Kree Military Uniforms are the typical wears adorned by the armed forces of the Kree Empire. The outfits come in multi color format with a chest symbol to signify rank in field and army command. Purple uniform is lacking a symbol registering a Private or Grunt class, Grey with a simple circle portraying a moon is Lieutenant, Green uniforms accommodate a Saturn emblem and are worn by Captain class, Orange belongs to a Major rank bearing a sun print on the breast plate, Blue uniforms bear a sun symbol with a ring through it belonging to Colonel, General class Kree wear red uniforms with an atom like star symbol with multiple rings running through it. Kree militia uniforms are resistant to impact via vibratory absorption lining coupled with refractory coating which can stave off laser fire. Particularly useful in conjunction with their Jet Belts for breaching planetary orbit, they also provide protection when traversing different atmospheric environments; enabling the maintenance of their super-humanoid abilities and vitality. Pieces of the armor have a power core which can be set to overload in the event of capture or be used as weaponry, each piece can explode with three times the power of a hand grenade.
In the Ultimate universe, the suit acts as a nanokinetic polymorphic alloy that can be compressed and expanded from a wrist watch like device, once activated these armor chassis envelop the wearer in a metamorphic power suit with vast transformative abilities. Such as invisibility shielding, protective energy fields, self propelled flight and a high octane totalkannon; a wrist mounted blaster of unknown energy type. It also physically augments the wearer and forms various weaponry out of itself at the users will. These battle suits can be remotely altered by a senior officer, forcing the wearer to transform back to their original state, or provoke physically bolstering transformations sending them into a berserk rage. As showcased within the episode 459 of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, these kree uniforms have an almost liquid metallic property to them enabling the spontaneous projection and formation of advanced alien weaponry on command.
(First appearance: Silver Surfer III #6 December 1987) The Destructoids were gargantuan weapons of war, each one manned by hundreds of men. They had two forms: 1. A starship. It traveled through space until it arrived at its destination. 2. A giant roughly humanoid configuration. (Note: May have been only for travel inside a planet's atmosphere. Whatever form they took, they had great destructive firepower, so great that it only took two of them to pacify a primitive defenseless planet. In the latter form, their propulsion came out of the equivalent of their legs, and their blasts came out of the equivalent of their arms. In the former form, their propulsion came from the stern while they shot their blasts from the bow of the ship. It is believed that they had the ability to shoot blasts out of other areas, by any normal standard, were a force to be reckoned with.
Robotic dogs created to hunt down Kree females and to ensure not to hunt down males. The Kree Bloodhounds made an appearance in Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 as two Kree Bloodhounds appeared before the boss fight with Ronan the Accuser. After the boss battle, the Kree Bloodhounds were defeated by the Guardians of the Galaxy.
(First appearance: Captain Marvel #2 May 1968) A rocket powered aviation unit designated for Kree Soldiers, the device having twin rocket powered boosters at the side of a users waist which is activated via belt switch. The wearer backed by their specially enhanced battle uniform, enables them highspeed flight within a habitable atmosphere as well as E.V.A traversal for breaching planetary orbit.
(First appearance: Captain Marvel #1 May 1968) Special Kree soldier side arms coming in the form of a formidable handheld pistol that can project and manipulate various energies, The Kree captain and Cosmic Superhero Mar-Vell eventually modified his "Uni-Beam" into a wrist-mounted blaster which became it's standard. One that could rearrange matter either destroying or reassembling it, project alternating forces ranging to darkness binding enemies and objects, control magnetism for various effects, emit blinding light glares or obfuscating fields of darkness, electrical discharge, etc.
(First appearance: Fantastic Four #65 Aug 1967) Specially designed cosmic energy harnessing armaments coming in the form of a large hammer; colloquially known as a Cosmic Rod. Most famously used in the hands of a Kree Public Accuser, the ultimate law enforcement officer of the Kree Empire. A weapon more infamously used by Ronan the Accuser. Universal Weaponry are repositories for cosmological energy and can only be utilized by a designate Kree Accuser adorning their powered armor, unauthorized individuals in possession of which will be electrocuted; a fail safe in the event of one falling into the wrong hands. Kree Accusers often make use of the weapons cosmic capabilities for the purpose of matter & energy manipulation ranging to the effects of absorbing and alternating physical substance, the generation of concussive force, protective shielding and energy constructs and interstellar flight. The weapons use cosmic energy in reinforcing the anatomic functions of their wielders, propelling them into high tier physical capacity near akin to a Herald of Galactus allowing them to challenge entire armies on they're own.
- Ael-Dan - He used a Silver Surfer robot to execute Clumsy Foulup and Dwi-Zann during the Infinity Gauntlet. He was killed by Deathbird during the Kree-Shi'ar war.
- Ahmbra - A Kree who assumed the human identity of Amber Watkins to watch Ultra Girl.
- Captain Atlas (Att-Lass) - A Kree who is a member of Starforce and ally of Minerva. He was later mutated by Psyche-Magnitron .
- Av-Rom - A Kree who is part of a group of Kree seeking to claim Hulking.
- Bas-For - A member of the Kree species.
- Bav-Tek - A Kree who is a member of the Kree Resistance Front
- Colonel Bel-Dann - A Kree who is a member of the Kree Peace Battalion. Colonel Bell-Dann battled Raksor on behalf of the entire Kree empire.
- Bheton - A Kree who is the leader of Ultra-Girl’s would-be mentors that resided on Earth.
- Brock - A Kree who is a bodyguard to the Supereme Intelligence.
- Bron-Char - A Kree who is a member of Galen Kor's Lunatic Legion. He smashed Captain America’s shield who then defeated him.
- Bronek - leader of the Kree circa 78000 BC. Bronek was the one who created the Sentries.
- Bun-Dall - Servitor to Supremor
- Chief - Stationed on Drez-Lar under Ko-Rel. Killed by Gamora and the Phalanx
- Ciry - Member of the Lunatic Legion.
- Dal - A native member of the Kree.
- Dandre - A Kree who resided on Earth and is one of Ultra-Girl’s would be mentors.
- Dan-Forr - A member of the Kree race.
- Dantella - Member of the Kree Resistance Front. Currently deceased.
- Dar-Ben - A Kree who used a Silver Surfer robot to execute Clumsy Foulup and Dwi-Zann during the Infinity Gauntlet. Killed by Deathbird during the Kree-Shi'ar war
- Dea-Sea - A Kree who was last seen as a child.
- Devros - A Kree who is also known as the Brood King. Devros was a grand admiral and former commanding officer of Zen-Pram. He was transformed into a Brood and was later killed by Mar-Vell.
- Dimples - stationed on Drez-Lar under Ko-Rel; killed by Gamora and the Phalanx.
- Dwi-Zann - aAwhite Kree who was a general and ally of Clumsy Foulup; he was executed by the Silver Surfer robot controlled by Ael-Dann and Dar-Benn.
- Dylon Cir - member of Galen Kor's Lunatic Legion; he was converted into energy for the Omni-Wave Projector.
- Eine - A member of the Kree.
- En-Vad - a captain who trained Mar-Vell; he was part of an expedition to conquer Toped but was killed by Genis-Vell.
- Ess - was absored by the Phalanx.
- Kalum Fahr - A major in the Kree army.
- Falzon - Scientist; father of Shatterstar (Arides); currently deceased
- Fer-Porr - member of the Lunatic Legion.
- Flagpole - stationed on Drez-Lar under Ko-Rel; killed by Gamora and the Phalanx
- Galen Kor - founder and leader of the Lunatic Legion; led an assault on Earth in reprisal for Operation: Galactic Storm; apparently killed along with the rest of Legion when they were converted into energy to fuel the Omni-Wave
- Hal-Konn - A member of the Kree race.
- Hav-Ak - A member of the Kree Peace Battalion; later killed.
- Hez-Tarr - A member of the Kree.
- Hon-Sann - A member of the Kree.
- House of Fiyero - ruling house on Hala who ordered that the Supreme Intelligence be lobotomized; later saw Ronan as a threat and gave Tana Nile information on Thanos in exchange for framing Ronan for conspiring against them; attempted an alliance with Annihilation Wave; but were all killed by Ronan
- Jella - member of the Kree Peace Battalion; later killed
- Jenna -
- Jul - killed by the Phalanx
- Kaer-Linn - A Kree roboticist; currently deceased
- Kar-Sagg - scientist who created Midnight Sun eventually allowed him his freedom
- Klaer - member of the Kree Peace Battalion
- Klynn -
- Kni-Konn -
- Kona Lor - member of Galen Kor's Lunatic Legion; he was converted into energy for the Omni-Wave Projector
- Korath the Pursuer (Korath-Thak) - member of Starforce and a cyber-geneticist; founded the Pursuer project; later imbued with the power of Pursuer
- Ko-Rel - mother of Zam; stationed on Drez-Lar; she had the Xandarian Worldmind uploaded into her to become a member of the Nova Corps so she could protect Richard Rider from the Phalanx; eventually killed by Gamora
- Koth -
- Kree Peace Battalion -
- Bel-Dann -
- Hav-Ak -
- Klaer -
- Zey-Rogg -
- Kree Resistance Front - A group of Kree who desired freedom from Shi'ar.
- Bav-Tek -
- Shym'r -
- Trigor -
- Dantella -
- Visog -
- Malakii -
- Lar-Ka - former field commander in United Front who was executed by Ronan
- Leigh Marshall - A Kree who was posing as a human girl on Earth with her father; dated a Skrull boy
- Levan - member of Freebooter.
- Lon-Lorr -
- The Lunatic Legion - a Kree conspiracy group; the first Legion, led by Zarek, was based on the Blue Side of the Moon; the second, led by Galen-Kor, was also based on the Moon but were agents of the Supreme Intelligence
- Mac-Ronn – Scientist and ally of Ronan
- Malakii -
- Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) - the Kree's greatest hero, who defected to Earth, later died of cancer; past self was thought to have been transported to the future, but was revealed to be a Skrull named Khn'nr whose conditioning backfired
- Maston-Dar -
- Doctor Minerva (Minn-Erva) - member of Starforce; a geneticist who attempted to mate with Mar-Vell to sire a superior offspring to advance the evolutionary potential of the Kree; used the Psyche-Magnitron to duplicate the powers of Ms. Marvel
- M-Nell (Commando) - member of the Imperial Guard; joined to symbolize unity between Kree and Shi'ar
- Mon-Tog - a black Kree who is the commander of an outpost near Stent
- Morag - a Kree tribal leader from ions ago who oversaw the construction of the Blue Area of the Moon
- Murius - wife of Falzon and mother of Arides; later killed by her son
- Muz-Kott -
- Nenora - also known as Agent K6; Skrull that infiltrated Kree; former lover of Aptak and agent of Kylor; former chief coordinator of the Supreme Intelligence; she secretly informed Skrulls of Kree plans; she was revealed as a Skrull by S'byll and deposed.
- Nep'perr -
- Nera -
- Noh-Varr - A Kree soldier from a parallel reality, called Marvel Boy; currently stuck on Earth-616; gene-spliced with cockroach-like insect, sole survivor of ship which crashed on Earth; initially captured by the Midas Corporation; imprisoned in the Cube; recruited by Norman Osborn for his Dark Avengers, eventually leaves the team upon learning most of its members are villains
- Nos-Verr -
- Om-Fad - Lamentis-based member of the Priests of Pama; ally of Quasar (Phyla-Vell) and Moondragon.
- Pap-Tonn - scientist
- Phae-Dor - former leader of the Kree Science Council; attempted to Capture Mar-Vell from the ship of Dr. Minerva for use in the War of the Three Galaxies
- Phaht -
- Por-Bat -
- The Priests of Pama - Pacifists; trained Libra and Mantis
- Foster -
- L’ai Sau -
- Om-Fad -
- Son-Dar -
- Straker -
- Teress -
- Primus - white Kree; former pawn of the Supreme Intelligence; he led an underground militia
- Ran-Deff -
- Ronan the Accuser - former Supreme Public Accuser of the Kree empire; leader of the Kree Accuser Corps, formerly administered justice on behalf of the Kree, acted for the Shi'ar once they took over Kree empire, allied himself with Richard Rider during the assault by the Annihilation Wave. Ronan turned the Empire over to the Inhumans and married into the Inhuman Royal Family.
- Sallen Bei - drafted the record of the events of the Kree/Shi'ar war that was recovered by the future "Lunatic Legion"
- Sals-Bek - assassin
- Saria - had an affair with Genis-Vell
- Sar-Torr - was aboard the Helion
- Sen - killed by the Phalanx
- Shatterax - member of Star Force; he was cybernetically enhanced
- Shatterstar (Arides) - Kree super soldier prototype; the son of Fal-Zon; he would later kill his mother
- Shymr - member of the Kree Resistance Front
- Singhre (Shen-Garh) - one of Ultra-Girl’s would be mentors who posed as her doctor; assumed the identity of Dr Steven Singer.
- Sintaris - High Kronaster and ambassador to the Intergalactic Council
- Sro-Himm - member of the Lunatic Legion
- Sta-Ramm -
- Starstealth - Kree warriors attempting to avenge the loss of the Kree/Sh'iar war; formerly imprisoned in the Vault; extradited to an interstellar War-Crimes Tribunal
- Kalum Lo - A Kree major in the Kree army and leader of Starstealth; he led an assault on Earth that temporarily destroyed Wonder Man.
- Bo’Sun Stug-Bar -
- Zamsed -
- Stug-Bar - member of Starstealth
- Supreme Intelligence - collective minds of greatest Kree; supreme ruler of the Kree; originally created in order to lead creation of a counterpart to the Skrull Cosmic Cube; lobotomized by House of Fiyero; mercy killed by Ronan
- Talla Ron - member of Galen Kor's Lunatic Legion; he was converted into energy for the Omni-Wave Projector
- Tara -
- Tarnok-Kol - a Major in the Kree army
- Tar-Rell -
- Tellis -
- Ten-Cor - worked alongside Peter Quill on Hala until being assimilated by the Phalanx
- Tiptoe - stationed on Drez-Lar under Ko-Rel; killed by Gamora and the Phalanx
- Tir-Zar - served under Yon-Rogg
- Tokk -
- Tol-Nokk - assassin
- Trigor -
- Tus-Katt - coordinator for the Supreme Intelligence
- Ultimus' - Kree Eternal; also known as Demon Druid; member of Starforce; buried under Stonehenge 3000 years ago by Tantalus; adopted a new name when he learned of his true origin from the Supreme Intelligence
- Una - medic stationed under Yon-Rogg; was the romantic interest of Mar-Vell; killed by a stray blast during a battle with the Aakon; buried on an asteroid circling Mars
- Una-Rogg- the daughter of Yon-Rogg and an enemy of Genis
- Uni - part of expedition to conquer Toped
- Vron-Ikka - a Major in the Kree army; slept with Rick Jones in an attempt to gain the rights to his memoirs; believed they held the secret to his Destiny Power
- William Kevin Wagner - a Kree living as a human; lover of Carol Danvers; blackmailed into staying away from Carol by Sarah Day
- Yan - killed by the Phalanx
- Yon-Rogg (deceased) - A Kree colonel who is the father of Zey-Rogg and Una-Rogg; led the Helion in mission to investigate Earth; former superior to Mar-Vell; later opposed him.
- Zam - son of Ko-Rel.
- Zarek - Prime Minister
- Zenna - member of Starstealth
- Zen-Pram - Commander in the Kree army; captured and hatched into a Brood; killed by Mar-Vell
- Zey-Rogg - son of Yon-Rogg; brother of Una-Rogg; transported to the Microverse by Captain Marvel and wounded by an execution squad intending to assassinate Rick Jones
- Zyro - technician serving under Yon-Rogg
- Carol Danvers - Earth superheroine who was genetically modified by accident; is effectively half-Kree
- Dorrek VIII/Teddy Altman (Hulkling) - member of the Young Avengers; son of Mar-Vell and Princess Anelle making him half-Kree/half-Skrull; lover of Billy Kaplan (Wiccan); was taken to Earth where he was raised
- Genis-Vell (Captain Marvel/Photon) - former member of the Thunderbolts; genetically engineered son of Mar-Vell and Elysius who was artificially aged to adulthood and imbued with memories of growing up on Titan; Killed by Baron Zemo
- Hav-Rogg - son of Zey-Rogg and grandson of Yon-Rogg
- Phyla-Vell (Quasar) - genetic daughter of Mar-Vell and Elysius; created in an alternate timeline that was woven into current reality (Earth-616) when Genis led Entropy to remake the universe; developed romance with Moondragon; gained Quantum Bands after taking them from Annihilus
- Ultra Girl (Suzanna Sherman/Tzu-Zana) - an Earth superheroine who is a Kree savior, she is a Kree/Human mutant and former member of the New Warriors; currently a member of the Initiative
Guardians of the Galaxy: 30th Century
A member of the villain group Force in the Earth-691 reality goes by the name of "Eighty-Five" ("85").
House of M
In an alternate Earth created by the Scarlet Witch, Genis-Vell, in this reality a Kree ambassador, was a guest to the House of Magnus on Genosha.
The Earth Sentry is a human/Kree hybrid from the MC2 future.
The Kree were introduced to the Ultimate Marvel Universe by the miniseries Ultimate Secret. The Ultimate Kree are brownish fishlike humanoids with green glowing eyes. They breathe an earthlike atmosphere, and their throats are unable to speak English without surgical modification. Ultimate Kree have referred to a Supreme Intelligence, but it has not yet been shown. Some of them worship, or follow the teachings of, a being called Hala, a historic figure comparable to Buddha who preached on the preservation of life while claiming not to be a god.
The Ultimate Captain Marvel (Mahr Vehl) is a Kree spy on Earth, surgically altered to appear human, as well as having an arsenal of defensive cybernetically implanted weapons, and belongs to a family said to have descended from Hala.
Yahn Rgg also appears in this reality, the Ultimate Universe version of Yon-Rogg.
- Earth-99315: the Kree conquered Earth but abandoned it upon its infiltration by the insectoid parasitic Brood.
- Earth-14118: the united Skrull & Kree empire, ruled by the Skrull-Kree hybrid Dorrek VIII (son of Skrull princess Anelle & Kree warrior Mar-Vell) exterminates all life on Earth in the mid-21st century.
- Earth-804: the Skrull-Kree War is ended by the Rick Jones (actually the Kree Supreme Intelligence), Captain Mar-Vell is made the new ruler of the Kree, princess Anelle becomes the Empress of the Skrulls, and peace is made between the two.
- Earth-9812: The Kree and the Shi'ar have been conquered by the intergalactic Terran Empire with its Avengers Corps (Galactic Avengers Battalions).
- Earth-93165: the Kree destroyed the Earth with the Omni-Wave Projector and conquered the neighboring galaxies. Later to have their fascist empire overthrown by the surviving Avengers and a coalition of alien rebels.
- Earth-906: a cancerous plague unknowingly spread by the Kree Captain Mar-Vell devastated the known universe, weakening the Kree and Skrull empires and thereby putting an end to the Kree-Skrull War.
- Earth-90111: the fascist Terran empire of the sentient android Vision conquers the Kree, Skrulls, Badoon, Shi'ar, Rigellians, and Aakon.
- Earth-8020: the mad mutant tyrant Emperor Vulcan of the Shi'ar Imperium destroyed both the Kree and Shi'ar empires before he was stopped by the X-Men.
- Earth-91955: in this universe which was conquered by Thanos (with the Infinity Gauntlet), Kree fell to his power within seconds and the Skrulls were able to resist only 2 hours longer.
The Kree appear in a flashback in the Fantastic Four episode "Inhumans Saga: Beware the Hidden Land". Just like the comics, the Kree were behind the creation of the Inhumans.
The Kree ruler, Supreme Intelligence, also appeared in the X-Men animated series during the Dark Phoenix's last episode when Lilandra consults with two other empires the Kree and the Skrull Queen on Jean Grey's final outcome.
The Kree appear in the Silver Surfer TV series. In "The Planet of Dr. Moreaux", the Kree enslaved the Silver Surfer and had him work alongside Pip the Troll's kind until they revolted and escaped. In "The Forever War", Adam Warlock is seen fighting the Kree in a space anomaly when the Supreme Intelligence sends the Silver Surfer to get him. If there was a Season Two, an episode called "Rebirth" would have the Silver Surfer trying to stop the Kree-Skrull War.
The Kree, most notably Ronan the Accuser and the Supreme Intelligence, appeared in the Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes episode "Trial by Fire". According to Ronan, the Kree sent robotic sentries which were attacked by Johnny Storm without provocation. It is then originally implied that they were simply trying to make contact and took offense, with Ronan explaining that they take an attack on their sentries as an attack on the empire. Later, however, Ronan also states that "the Kree do not make contact. The Kree conquer!" after Johnny is sentenced to death. Still, Johnny later protects a Kree child that is threatened by a robotic lion meant to carry out the sentence. The Kree audience then disagrees with the ruling and the Supreme Intelligence agrees to spare Johnny for the moment, saying that the Fantastic Four may be useful against the Skrulls.
The Kree appeared in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes as the main antagonists of the second season. In the episode "459" when they send one of their sentries to defang Earth, as it's useful as a strategic outpost in their war with the Skrulls. Thanks to the attack on it by Ant-Man, Wasp, and Carol Danvers however, the Sentry starts to activate a Kree Nega-bomb and wipe out humanity. This is prevented by Iron Man, Thor, and Mar-Vell, a captain in the Kree Navy's science division who want to protect humanity (Carol in particular). Afterward Mar-Vell soon leaves to plead Earth's case to the Supreme Intelligence. In the episode "Michael Korvac," it is revealed that the Kree had abducted and experimented on Michael Korvac which ended with Michael Korvac destroying the Kree ship.
In the episode "Welcome to the Kree Empire, Ronan the Accuser led Yon-Rogg, Mar-Vell, and Kalum Lo to Earth in order to make Earth join the Kree Empire. While Kalum Lo and his soldiers take over Kang the Conqueror's ship Damocles (which has been converted into a S.W.O.R.D. base), Ronan taks Yon-Rogg and Mar-Vell to Earth to judge the humans to see if Earth is worthy to join the Kree Empire. Kalum Lo had the Kree's alien slave Sydren enter various codes into Damocles' computer in order to get control of the entire ship. Abigail Brand defeats the Kree and frees Sydren from the Kree's control. While the Avengers and Carol Danvers, now Ms. Marvel, have defeated Ronan the Accuser, S.W.O.R.D. takes control of the Kree ship. Ronan and the Kree soldiers involved are remanded to Prison 42.
In the episode "Operation Galactic Storm," the Kree attack the S.W.O.R.D. ship Falchion during their plot to open a wormhole near the sun. At the same time, a Kree Black-Ops team is sent to spring Ronan the Accuser from the Hydro-Base. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Vision, Captain Mar-Vell, and Peter Corbeau were able to stop the wormhole device, but ended up sucked towards Kree space.
In the episode "Live Kree and Die," the Avengers are separated upon the crash-landing on Hala. Captain America, Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Captain Mar-Vell, and Peter Corbeau are apprehended by the Kree soldiers and brought before the Supreme Intelligence. The Supreme Intelligence then has the humans experimented upon to see what the humans are capable of. When Captain Mar-Vell tries to plead to the Supreme Intelligence to spare them from the experiments, the Supreme Intelligence states that "traitors to the Kree Empire have no say." Thor deals with the Kree and their Sentries while Iron Man, Black Panther, Hawkeye, and Vision free their captive teammates. After the Avengers and Mar-Vell managed to shut down the Supreme Intelligence for a while, Mar-Vell plans to lead the Kree into a new era of peace.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Main article: Kree (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
The Kree are informally introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the episode "T.A.H.I.T.I.", S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson discovers a blue-skinned corpse in a secret, underground facility while searching for the source of the regenerative GH-325 serum. Executive producer Jeffrey Bell later confirmed that this was the body of a Kree. In the episode "Yes Men," Coulson asks Sif if she has encountered any blue-colored alien species. The Kree are among the species she lists by name, though she insists they have never visited Earth. In season 2 episodes "...Ye Who Enter Here", "What They Will Become," and "Who You Really Are," it is revealed that a rogue Kree faction visited Earth as part of their experiments to create genetically altered soldiers. According to Raina, in contrast to others believing they were acting to conquer or destroy humanity, the Kree created the Diviners for the purpose of engineering Inhumans while wiping out those the relics deem unworthy of the process. The episode "Who You Really Are" revealed that these Kree, whose experiments failed on other planets, have been eliminated by the Kree Empire. Having been alerted by a signal, a Kree warrior named Vin-Tak (played by Eddie McClintock) came to Earth to find the remaining Diviners that the rogue Kree faction hid on Earth to ensure the experiments would not resume in the event that the remnants of the rogue Kree faction came to Earth. Running afoul of Coulson's team and Sif, whose memory he temporarily robbed with his truncheon, Vin-Tak learned that Skye was an Inhuman and attempts to kill her. Luckily, Bobbi Morse uses Vin-Tak's truncheon to have himself forget why he came to Earth as Sif escorts him back to Hala. They are the greater scope villains/bigger bads of the show, having responsible for the MacGuffins (GH.325, Diviner, Terrigen Crystals and Monolith) to cause the obsessions of John Garrett for the GH.325 to save himself, Daniel Whitehall for the Diviner to unlock it's true potential, Jiaying for the Terrigen Crystals to find new Inhumans, even if it meant killing humans and Gideon Malick for the Monolith to bring back their ancient leader from the Planet Maveth. Season Five introduced the Kree Kasius (portrayed by Dominic Rains), Sinara (portrayed by Florence Faivre), Hek-Sel (portrayed by Luke Massy), and Kasius' brother Faulnak (portrayed by Samuel Rourkin) who exist in the year 2091.
Ronan the Accuser and Korath the Pursuer appear in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy, portrayed by Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou respectively. Ronan is the main antagonist of the movie and he wants to destroy planet Xandar, home of the Nova Corps, as revenge for signing a peace treaty with the Kree Empire and not getting any justice for the murder of millions of Kree. The Kree-Skrull War is altered into a Kree-Xandarian War due to the Skrulls being owned by Fox, only this film starts with the signing of a peace treaty that ends the centuries-long war between the Kree and the Nova Corps.
Video game appearances
The Kree are referenced in a Daily Bugle newspaper in the video game Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro.
In earlier concepts for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, a Kree starship was intended as a level. Also, if the player saves the Skrull Homeworld from destruction, the Skrulls will soon form a tentative partnership with Earth and will later come to the aid of Earth when the Kree threaten to enslave humanity. Otherwise, the loss of the Skrull's homeworld will destabilize the entire sector of space when the Kree and the Skrull go to war with one another for decades costing millions of lives.
A group of Kree warriors, led by Hala the Accuser, appears in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.
- The Kree Empire extended throughout a thousand worlds in the northwestern lobe (Earth reference) of the Greater Magellanic Cloud with outposts in other galaxies.
- Kree names are usually short, being one or two syllables. Given names are separated from surnames by a hyphen. Examples include Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg, Una-Rogg, and Zey-Rogg.
- Some Kree have been given comic book references as names, such as Mar-Vell (Marvel Comics), Att-Las (Atlas Comics), Dea-Sea (DC Comics), and Star-Lyn (Jim Starlin).
- Generally, the offspring of officers of the Kree Imperial Militia are immediately conscripted and trained since childhood.
- The Kree also share similarities with the Thanagarians and the Khunds from DC Comics, being a totalitarian regime of alien warmongers.