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Ajak. Her memories. I understand now. I can see what she saw. So many planets. So much life destroyed every time a Celestial is born. Arishem used us, and left us to die with each Emergence. We just wanted to survive. And then he send you. I will kill you all for what you have done to my kind. You are not saviors, Eternals. You are murderers.
~ Kro to Thena, also his first words as he gains intelligence.
You can't protect any of them.
~ Kro threatening Thena.

Kro is the secondary antagonist of the 2021 superhero film Eternals, the twenty-sixth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He was the leader of the Deviants and a powerful enemy of the Eternals who eventually gained sentience after killing Ajak and Gilgamesh and absorbing their powers. He vowed to kill all of them for their culling of his species, dismissing them as ruthless killers rather than superheroes. He is Thena's archenemy.

He is portrayed by Arie Dekker on set while being voiced by Bill Skarsgård, who also portrayed Richard Persson in Crownjewels, Pennywise/It in the It duology, and Willard Russell in The Devil All The Time.

Personality

Before gaining conscience, Kro was, just like any other Deviant, a animalistic and irrational being whose instincts were to kill any intelligent life he comes across with. However, Kro was the leader of the group of Deviants that were in Earth, which means that, despite still being irrational, he was even more violent and dangerous than the other Deviants, and no Deviant would like to have problems with him.

After absorbing Gilgamesh's energy and becoming a conscious, intelligent being, Kro started to act in more calm and sophisticated ways, contemplating the world around him after being conscious of his own existence for once. This didn't made him any less evil or violent, but now, rather then for instincts, Kro was now on a mission to kill the Eternals in order to avenge his species that were mostly butchered by them.

Biography

Kro and the other Deviants were created by the Celestial Arishem the Judge to extinguish predators in many planets that could endanger the evolution of intelligent lifeforms there, that were necessary to the process of Emergence, where a new Celestial would be born, destroying the planet he emerges from, and thus fulfilling his purpose as a Celestial, creating new galaxies so the life cycle of the universe could go on. However, due to a fail in their creation, the Deviants turned out to be the greatest predators themselves, wanting by any means to destroy intelligent life. It's unknown how many times Kro fought the Eternals before the main events of the movie, as the first time he officially appears is in London, attacking Sersi, Sprite and Dane Whitman, Sersi's lover.

However, chronologically, he first appeared emerging out of the ice, in an abyss next to a mountain in a forest, where Ikaris, an Eternal, would drop his former leader, Ajak, to her death at the hands of Kro, who absorbed her energy, killing and gaining her regeneration powers, also becoming overall stronger and bigger. He then gave a percentage of his new powers to his fellow Deviants so they could be stronger to fight the Eternals and doom intelligent life once again. As already mentioned, he attacked Sersi and her friends at London, only to be fought and scared away by Ikaris. Even though Kro was stronger, he still was no match for Ikaris' powers, and probably only survived because of Ajak's regeneration powers.

He is next seem attacking the Eternals at Druig's town at the Amazon Forest, along with other Deviants. While most of them were killed, Kro started fighting with the Eternal Gilgamesh, until he noticed Thena, GIlgamesh's Eternal partner who was said by him to stay still due to her mental instability because of a disease known as Mahd Wy'ry, that was destroying her mind. Gilgamesh protects Thena, but is killed by Kro, who, now with the absorbed energy of two Eternals, evolved to a humanoid and intelligent version of himself, contemplating himself and his existence, before being attacked by Ikaris's optical beams, and running away, but not before vowing revenge on the Eternals for the centuries his species was "heartlessly" killed by them.

He appears again in the climax of the film, when the Eternals are fighting Ikaris, because him didn't want them to stop Arishem's plan (total obliteration of planet Earth, to make a new Celestial be born), and then he fights Ikaris, and try to absorb his energy, but is prevented from doing so by Phastos, who despite being fighting Ikaris, knew that Kro would become nearly or completely invincible if he absorbed one more Eternal energy, specially from Ikaris, who is one of, if not the most powerful Eternal. He then goes to a cave, where he is followed by Thena, who wants revenge for GIlgamesh's murder by killing Kro. She is, at first, affected by Mahd Wy'ry, which makes her less rational, which means that Kro could lure her by imitating GIlgamesh's voice. He then rolls up Thena in his tentacles and tries to absorb her energy too, but fails due to her remembering Gilgamesh's advice from not forgetting. She then uses her incredible agility and strength along with her extraterrestrial powerful sword to slice Kro, killing him instantly.

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Trivia

  • Despite being the secondary antagonist and having only two minutes of screen time, Kro was The Heavy because he was responsible for the destruction for the Eternals and was far more evil than the film’s antagonist.
  • Kro's name is never mentioned once in Eternals.
  • In comics, Kro was a Deviant Warlord, and the most powerful among them, but, despite that, he had a romantic relationship with Thena, with whom he had twins. This contrasts a lot to his and Thena's MCU counterparts, where they can be considered archenemies of each other.
  • There are similarities between Kro and Cell, a major antagonist from the Dragon Ball franchise. Both were artificial beings who strayed from their creators' original design for them, both absorbed the energy of their fellow creations to become more powerful, both were originally animal-like lifeforms with greenish skin who became progressively more human-like with each absorption, and both made use of the techniques and powers of their foes.

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Movies
Iron Man
Iron Monger | William Ginter Riva
Ten Rings: Raza Hamidmi Al-Wazar | Abu Bakaar | Ahmed | Omar
The Incredible Hulk
Strategic Operations Command Center: Abomination | Thunderbolt Ross | Kathleen Sparr
Others: Samuel Sterns | Tough Guy Leader
Iron Man 2
Whiplash
Hammer Industries: Justin Hammer | Jack | Hammer Drones
Ten Rings: Ten Rings Agent
Others: Senator Stern | Anton Vanko
Thor
Loki Laufeyson | The Destroyer
Frost Giants: Laufey | Grundroth | Hailstrum | Raze | Jotunheim Beast
Others: Jasper Sitwell
Captain America: The First Avenger
HYDRA: Red Skull | Arnim Zola | Heinz Kruger | HYDRA Lieutenant | Velt
Nazis: Adolf Hitler | Roeder | Hutter | Schneider
The Avengers
Loki Laufeyson
Chitauri: The Other | Leviathans
HYDRA: Gideon Malick | Jasper Sitwell
Others: Georgi Luchkov | Thanos
Iron Man 3
A.I.M.: Aldrich Killian | Eric Savin | Trevor Slattery | Ellen Brandt | Sweat Shop Agent | Ponytail Express | Maya Hansen | Extremis Soldiers
Others: Vice President Rodriguez
Thor: The Dark World
Dark Elves: Malekith the Accursed | Kurse the Strong
Marauders: Duhg | Kronan Marauder
Others: Loki Laufeyson | Jotunheim Beast | The Collector
All Hail the King
Inmates: Trevor Slattery | Herman | White Power Dave
Ten Rings: Jackson Norriss | The Mandarin
Others: Justin Hammer
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
HYDRA/STRIKE: Alexander Pierce | Winter Soldier | Brock Rumlow | Jack Rollins | Jasper Sitwell | Russo | Senator Stern | Arnim Zola | Wolfgang von Strucker | List | Scarlet Witch | Quicksilver
Others: Georges Batroc | Ferdinand Lopez | Gerald Durand
Guardians of the Galaxy
Kree Empire: Ronan the Accuser | Nebula | Korath the Pursuer | Sakaaran Mercenaries | Exolon Monks
Yondu Ravager Clan: Yondu Udonta | Kraglin Obfonteri | Horuz | Vorker
Chitauri: The Other
Others: Garthan Saal | Eson the Searcher | Moloka Dar | Monstrous Inmate | The Collector | Dark Elf | Thanos
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ultron | Ultron Sentinels
HYDRA: Wolfgang von Strucker | List | Scarlet Witch | Quicksilver
Red Room: Madame B | Black Widows
Chitauri: Leviathans
Others: Ulysses Klaue | Thanos
Ant-Man
Yellowjacket
HYDRA/Ten Rings: Mitchell Carson | HYDRA Buyer
Others: Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War
Helmut Zemo
HYDRA: Vasily Karpov | Winter Soldier | Josef | Winter Soldiers
Hero Mercs: Crossbones
Others: Thunderbolt Ross | Scarlet Witch
Doctor Strange
Zealots: Kaecilius | Lucian Aster
Others: Karl Mordo | Dormammu
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Ego
Sovereign: Ayesha | Sovereign Admiral | Zylak | Sovereign Chambermaid
Yondu Ravager Clan: Yondu Udonta | Kraglin Obfonteri | Tullk | Oblo | Taserface | Gef | Retch | Halfnut | Brahl | Vorker | Narblik | Huhtar
Others: Nebula | Abilisk | The Grandmaster | Thanos
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Bestman Salvage: Vulture | Tinkerer | Shocker #1 | Shocker #2 | Randy Vale
Others: Mac Gargan | Aaron Davis
Thor: Ragnarok
Berserker Army: Hela Odinsdottir | Skurge | Fenris Wolf
Sakaaran Guards: The Grandmaster | Topaz
Fire Demons: Surtur | Fire Dragon
Others: Loki Laufeyson | Thanos
Black Panther
Erik Killmonger | Ulysses Klaue | W'Kabi | Linbani | Linda | Dave
Sambisan Militants: Sambisan Captain
Others: M'Baku | Winter Soldier | Helmut Zemo | N'Jobu
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Order: Thanos | Ebony Maw | Proxima Midnight | Corvus Glaive | Cull Obsidian | Nebula | Outriders | Chitauri | Leviathans
Others: Red Skull | The Collector | Loki Laufeyson | Winter Soldier | M'Baku | Scarlet Witch | Thunderbolt Ross
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ghost
Sonny Burch | Uzman | Anitolov | Knox | Stoltz
Others: Bill Foster | Elihas Starr | Thanos
Captain Marvel
Kree Empire/Starforce: Yon-Rogg | Minn-Erva | Korath the Pursuer | Att-lass | Bron-Char | Ronan the Accuser | Soh-Larr | Supreme Intelligence
Skrulls: Talos | Norex
Others: Thanos
Avengers: Endgame
Black Order: Thanos | Ebony Maw | Proxima Midnight | Corvus Glaive | Cull Obsidian | Nebula | Outriders | Sakaaran Mercenaries | Chitauri | Leviathans | Chitauri Gorillas
HYDRA/STRIKE: Red Skull | Alexander Pierce | Crossbones | Jasper Sitwell | Jack Rollins
Others: Loki Laufeyson (Variant L1130) | Winter Soldier | M'Baku | Scarlet Witch | Kraglin Obfonteri | Dark Elves | Thunderbolt Ross | Akihiko |
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Mysterio's Crew: Mysterio | William Ginter Riva | Victoria Snow | Gutes Guterman | Janice Lincoln | Doug
Elementals: Molten Man | Hydro-Man | Sandman | Cyclone | Elemental Fusion
Skrulls: Talos
Others: Obadiah Stane | J. Jonah Jameson
Black Widow
Red Room: General Dreykov | Taskmaster | Black Widows
Others: Thunderbolt Ross | Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Ten Rings: Mandarin | Death Dealer | Razor Fist | Gao Lei
Soul Eaters: Dweller-In-Darkness
Others: Abomination | Trevor Slattery
Eternals
Ikaris | Sprite
Deviants: Kro
Celestials: Arishem the Judge | Tiamut
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Earth-96283: Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | Sandman
Earth-120703: Electro | Lizard
Other: J. Jonah Jameson | Venom | Mysterio

Television
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 1)
HYDRA/Centipede Group: John Garrett | Grant Ward | Ian Quinn | Raina | Edison Po | Jasper Sitwell | Deathlok | Debbie | Vanchat | Scorch | Kaminsky
Others: Camilla Reyes | Franklin Hall | Blizzard | Lorelei | Marcus Daniels | Christian Ward | Jakob Nystrom
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 2)
HYDRA: Daniel Whitehall | Grant Ward | Wolfgang von Strucker | List | Sunil Bakshi | Absorbing Man | Agent 33 | Blizzard | Kebo
Inhuman Afterlife: Jiaying | Gordon | Calvin L. Johnson | Raina | Alisha Whitley
Others:Lash | Vin-Tak | Katya Belyakov | Christian Ward
Agent Carter (Season 1)
Johann Fennhoff | Dottie Underwood | Arnim Zola | Anton Vanko
Daredevil (Season 1)
Kingpin | James Wesley | Leland Owlsley | Vanessa Marianna | Turk Barrett | Christian Blake | John Healy | Bill Fisk
The Hand: Madame Gao | Nobu Yoshioka
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Season 3)
HYDRA: Hive | Grant Ward | Gideon Malick | Kebo | Werner von Strucker | Giyera | Lucio | Hellfire | Alisha Whitley | Primitives
Watchdogs: Felix Blake | Holden Radcliffe | Aida
Others: Lash | Victor Ramon | Absorbing Man
Agent Carter (Season 2)
Whitney Frost | Dottie Underwood
Jessica Jones (Season 1)
Kilgrave | Will Simpson | Dorothy Walker | Audrey Eastman
Daredevil (Season 2)
The Hand: Nobu Yoshioka | Madame Gao
Others: Punisher | Elektra Natchios | Blacksmith | Turk Barrett | Kingpin
Luke Cage (Season 1)
Diamondback | Cottonmouth | Black Mariah | Shades | Turk Barrett
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Season 4)
Eli Morrow | Holden Radcliffe | Aida | Lucy Bauer
Watchdogs: Anton Ivanov | Tucker Shockley | Ellen Nadeer | Hellfire
HYDRA: Dr. Leopold Fitz | Alistair Fitz
Iron Fist (Season 1)
Harold Meachum
The Hand: Madame Gao | Bakuto
Others: Jim Pierce
The Defenders
The Hand: Alexandra Reid | Elektra Natchios | Madame Gao | Bakuto | Murakami | Sowande
Others: Turk Barrett
Inhumans
Maximus
The Punisher (Season 1)
Punisher | Agent Orange | Jigsaw | Lewis Wilson | Blacksmith | Turk Barrett | Morty Bennett | Carson Wolf | Tony Gnucci | Lance | Paulie | Leo
Runaways (Season 1)
The Pride: Jonah | Leslie Dean | Tina Minoru | Robert Minoru | Geoffrey Wilder | Catherine Wilder | Victor Stein | Janet Stein | Dale Yorkes | Stacey Yorkes
Others: Frank Dean | Darius Davis | Detective Flores
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 5)
Graviton
Kree Empire: Kasius | Sinara | Faulnak | Vicar | Tye
HYDRA: General Hale | Ruby Hale | Qovas | Werner von Strucker | Anton Ivanov | Absorbing Man | Dr. Leopold Fitz
Others: Grill | Samuel Voss | Thanos
Jessica Jones (Season 2)
Alisa Jones | Karl Malus | Pryce Cheng | Dorothy Walker | Turk Barrett
Cloak and Dagger (Season 1)
Roxxon Corporation: Peter Scarborough | Terrors
Others: Detective Connors
Luke Cage (Season 2)
Black Mariah | Bushmaster | Shades | Turk Barrett
Iron Fist (Season 2)
Steel Serpent | Typhoid Mary | Turk Barrett
Daredevil (Season 3)
Kingpin | Bullseye | Vanessa Marianna | Tammy Hattley | Felix Manning | Rosalie Carbone
Runaways (Season 2)
Magistrate Family: Jonah
The Pride: Leslie Dean | Victor Stein | Janet Stein | Tina Minoru | Robert Minoru | Geoffrey Wilder | Catherine Wilder | Dale Yorkes | Stacey Yorkes
Others: Frank Dean | Darius Davis | Detective Flores | Topher | Anthony Wall/AWOL
The Punisher (Season 2)
Punisher | Anderson Schultz | John Pilgrim | Jigsaw | Eliza Schultz | Krista Dumont | Turk Barrett
Cloak & Dagger (Season 2)
D'Spayre | Mayhem | Detective Connors | Lia Dewan
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 6)
Izel | Shrike
Sarge's Squad: Sarge | Snowflake | Jaco | Pax
Others: Malachi | Atarah | Dr. Leopold Fitz | Id Simmons | Isaiah | Baal-Gad
Jessica Jones (Season 3)
Trish Walker | Gregory Sallinger | Dorothy Walker
Runaways (Season 3)
The Coven: Morgan le Fay | Cassandra | Bronwyn
The Pride: | Victor Stein | Janet Stein | Leslie Dean | Tina Minoru | Robert Minoru | Geoffrey Wilder | Catherine Wilder | Dale Yorkes | Stacey Yorkes
Magistrate Family: Jonah
Others: Anthony Wall/AWOL
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 7)
Nathaniel Malick | Sibyl | Luke | Abel | Wilfred Malick | Kora | John Garrett
Helstrom
Marduk Helstrom | Kthara | Basar | Magoth | Raum
WandaVision
Scarlet Witch | Agatha Harkness
Salem Witches Coven: Evanora Harkness
Others: Tyler Hayward | Skrulls
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier | Sharon Carter | Baron Zemo
Flag Smashers: Flag-Smasher | Dovich | Gigi | DeeDee | Lennox | Nico | Matias | Diego
LAF: Georges Batroc | Louie
Others: Senator Atwood | Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
Loki (Season 1)
Loki Laufeyson's Variants: Loki Laufeyson (Variant L1130) | Sylvie Laufeydottir | Boastful Loki | President Loki | Glamshades Loki | Pokey Loki | Bicycle Loki
Time Variance Authority: He Who Remains | Ravonna Renslayer | Miss Minutes | Hunter D-90 | Minuteman 90018371
Others: Alioth
What If...? (Season 1)
Main Antagonists: Infinity Ultron | Red Skull | HYDRA's Champion | The Collector | Yellowjacket | Strange Supreme | Zombies (Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Falcon, Doctor Strange, Wong, Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidian, Hank Pym, Janet van Dyne, Hope van Dyne, Happy Hogan, Sharon Carter, Scarlet Witch & Thanos) | Prince Killmonger | Arnim Zola
Others: Arnim Zola | Heinz Kruger | Black Order (Thanos | Ebony Maw | Proxima Midnight | Corvus Glaive | Cull Obsidian) | Ego | Brock Rumlow | Jack Rollins | Loki Laufeyson | Thunderbolt Ross | Whiplash | The Destroyer | Dormammu | Ulysses Klaue | Georges Batroc
Hawkeye
Tracksuit Mafia: Kingpin | Echo | William Lopez | Clown | Ivan Banionis | Tomas | Enrique | Dmitri
Others: Eleanor Bishop

See Also
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