NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of the Supreme Intelligence from the Marvel Cinematic film series. The mainstream version can be found here: Supreme Intelligence.

Your life began the day it nearly ended. We found you... with no memory. You became... one of us. So you could live longer, faster, superior. You were reborn.
~ Supreme Intelligence.

The Supreme Intelligence is the main antagonist of the 2019 Marvel film, Captain Marvel. It is a shapeless artificial intelligence that serves as the ruler of the Kree Empire.

It was portrayed by Annette Bening when taking on the form of Dr. Wendy Lawson/Mar-Vell. In a deleted scene, it was portrayed by Jude Law when taking the form of Yon-Rogg.

History

Meeting Vers

Being the leader of the Kree Empire and ruler of its homeworld Hala, the Supreme Intelligence can choose to speak with any of its subjects by manifesting itself in the form of what the person desired. When Starforce member Vers arrives to meet the Supreme Intelligence, the latter takes the form of the late Wendy Lawson/Mar-Vell (a close friend of Starforce team leader Yon-Rogg). Being aware of Starforce's next mission of dealing with a group of Skrulls (led by Talos), the Supreme Intelligence tells Vers to take control of her emotions in check and that the Skrulls must be stopped at all costs.

Showing Its True Colors

Though Vers was able to track down Talos and several Skrulls taking refuge in Earth after being briefly kidnapped by them, she learns of a horrible truth: Mar-Vell defected to the Skrulls after learning that they just want to find a new homeworld to be safe from the Kree Empire after their original homeworld was destroyed on the orders of the Supreme Intelligence because of their refusal to submit to Kree rule. Vers also learned that she was once a human pilot named Carol Danvers who witnessed Mar-Vell being killed by Yon-Rogg when she tried to destroy the energy source that he and Starforce was after, and that she absorbed the energy after destroying the engine that briefly erased her memories.

She is also horrified to find out that the Supreme Intelligence briefly altered Vers' memories to make it look like the Skrulls murdered Mar-Vell in order to gain her trust. Because of this horrible revelation, Vers realized now that she was tricked by the Supreme Intelligence to lead the Skrulls for itself to wipe out from the universe. Infuriated of being used by the Supreme Intelligence, Vers furiously defected to the Skrulls and helped out in tracking down Mar-Vell's ship containing Skrull refugees, but they are tracked down by Starforce, who managed to track down the ship after killing Talos' right-hand man Norex. Vers is then interrogated by the Supreme Intelligence for her betrayal while the Skrulls are held prisoner by Starforce.

Upon being told of several more Skrulls taking refuge in Earth by Yon-Rogg, the Supreme Intelligence sends over Ronan the Accuser to lead a fleet of warships into destroying Earth with cruiser missiles to make an example of the Skrulls. During Vers' interrogation, the Supreme Intelligence taunts Vers before reminding her that the energy that she's utilizing could be taken away, which would leave her powerless. However, being unwilling to submit herself further into its control, Vers frees herself from the implant that suppresses her powers and vaporizes the Supreme Intelligence's avatar. Vers then allows the Skrull refugees to escape back to Earth while defeating Starforce and foiling Ronan's fleet attack on Earth.

Following the retreat of Ronan and his remaining forces, Vers tasks a defeated Yon-Rogg with delivering a message to the Supreme Intelligence, proclaiming that she would return to put an end to the genocidal war.

Unknown Fate

It is uncertain of what became of the Supreme Intelligence following Yon-Rogg and Starforce's retreat back into Hala, though it's likely that it severely punished them for their failure after Yon-Rogg delivered Captain Marvel's message. It's suggested that the Supreme Intelligence was destroyed by Captain Marvel at some point in time, while it could also be inferred that the Supreme Intelligence is still existing, but now lacks supreme power. The former appears to be more likely, given the mentioning of a Kree Emperor who has taken over the Empire before signing a peace treaty for the Kree and Xandarians in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Personality

The Supreme Intelligence is mostly mysterious, able to take on many forms to many of its subjects. When evaluating Vers, the Supreme Intelligence presented itself as wise, careful and understanding. This was seen in the way that Supreme Intelligence advised Vers to focus less on the mystery of her past and more on her current duty to fight for the good of the Kree Empire. To make someone a member of the Kree Empire, the mysterious ruler was not above tricking and lying to the person. This was demonstrated when it assured Vers that the Skrulls were responsible for having removed her house, her family and her memory. However, its true facade eventually shows up as it proved to be insensitive, arrogant and completely despising the humanity of Danvers, judging that it was her greatest weakness.

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Trivia

  • There was a deleted scene in which Yon-Rogg paid a visit to the Supreme Intelligence, who adopted Yon-Rogg's appearance before reprimanding Yon-Rogg for killing Mar-Vell and letting Carol absorb the power of the Light-Speed Engine. The Supreme Intelligence later orders Yon-Rogg to track down Carol and bring her back so that they could disable their powers and get the Tesseract.
  • Despite the fact that it is genderless as its true form remains unknown to the audience, the Supreme Intelligence is the third main villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series to be portrayed as female through its Lawson form; the first two are Hela from Thor: Ragnarok and Ghost from Ant-Man and the Wasp.
    • Additionally, despite the fact that the Supreme Intelligence does not have a lot of screen-time, it serves as the main antagonist of the film as it was the one responsible for sending Yon-Rogg and The Starforce to track down and kill Mar-Vell, which led to the creation of Captain Marvel; plus it had bigger plans than anyone else.
  • The Supreme Intelligence's trait of appearing different to everyone who views it is similar to how Galactus is portrayed in the comics.
  • If the Supreme Intelligence is still existing by the time of the current movies, it's likely that it survived Thanos' death wave at the end of Avengers: Infinity War because as an artificial intelligence, it isn't technically a living nor sentient being.
  • As of Avengers: Endgame, the Supreme Intelligence is the only main villain that was never defeated, as even though Captain Marvel foiled its plan to obtain Mar-Vell's Light-Speed Engine, she never faced the Supreme Intelligence directly. The events of Captain Marvel end with it still active and controlling the Kree Empire.

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Iron Man
Iron Monger | William Ginter Riva
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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
Chitauri: Leviathans
Ulysses Klaue | Madame B | Thanos
Ant-Man
Yellowjacket
HYDRA/Ten Rings: Mitchell Carson | HYDRA Buyer
Others: Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War
Helmut Zemo
HYDRA: Vasily Karpov | Josef | Winter Soldiers
Hero Mercs: Crossbones
Others: Thunderbolt Ross | Winter Soldier | Scarlet Witch
Doctor Strange
Zealots: Kaecilius | Lucian
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
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Spider-Man: Homecoming
Bestman Salvage: Vulture | Tinkerer | Shocker #1 | Shocker #2 | Randy Vale
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Thor: Ragnarok
Berserker Army: Hela Odinsdottir | Skurge | Fenris Wolf
Sakaaran Guards: The Grandmaster | Topaz
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Others: Loki Laufeyson | Thanos
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Erik Killmonger | Ulysses Klaue | W'Kabi | Linbani | Linda | Dave
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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 | Bill Foster | Uzman | Anitolov | Knox | Stoltz | Elihas Starr | Thanos
Captain Marvel
Kree Empire/Starforce: Supreme Intelligence | Yon-Rogg | Korath the Pursuer | Minn-Erva | Att-lass | Bron-Char | Ronan the Accuser | Soh-Larr
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
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Skrulls: Talos
Others: Obadiah Stane | J. Jonah Jameson

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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
Others: Jiaying | Gordon | Calvin L. Johnson | Raina | Alisha Whitley | Lash | Vin-Tak | Katya Belyakov | Christian Ward
Agent Carter (Season 1)
Johann Fennhoff | Dottie Underwood
Daredevil (Season 1)
Kingpin | James Wesley | Leland Owlsley | Vanessa Marianna | Turk Barrett | 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 | Absorbing Man
Agent Carter (Season 2)
Whitney Frost | Dottie Underwood
Jessica Jones (Season 1)
Kilgrave | Will Simpson | Dorothy Walker | Audrey Eastman
Daredevil (Season 2)
Nobu Yoshioka
The Hand: 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 | Tony Gnucci | Lance | Paulie | Leo
Runaways
Jonah
The Pride: Geoffrey Wilder
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 5)
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 | Graviton | 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
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
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 6)
Izel
Sarge's Squad: Sarge | Snowflake | Jaco | Pax
Others: Shrike | Malachi | Atarah | Dr. Leopold Fitz
Jessica Jones (Season 3)
Trish Walker | Gregory Sallinger | Dorothy Walker
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 7)
Nathaniel Malick | Sibyl

See Also
Ant-Man Villains | Avengers Villains | Black Panther Villains | Captain America Villains | Captain Marvel Villains | Cloak & Dagger Villains | Daredevil Villains | Defenders Villains | Doctor Strange Villains | Guardians of the Galaxy Villains | Hulk Villains | Inhumans Villains | Iron Fist Villains | Iron Man Villains | Jessica Jones Villains | Luke Cage Villains | Punisher Villains | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Villains | Spider-Man Villains | Thor Villains

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Comics
Absorbing Man | Annihilus | Badoon | Blastaar | Centurion | Dark Avengers | Deathbird | Doctor Faustus | Elementals | Grant Ward | Grotesk | Mercurio | M.O.D.O.K. | Moonstone | Mystique | Nitro | Psycho-Man | Puppet Master | Quasimodo | Ronan | Sentry 459 | Skrulls | Stranger | Super-Adaptoid | Super-Skrull | Supreme Intelligence | Talos the Untamed | Thanos | Tiger Shark | Ultimus | Yon-Rogg

Movie
Kree Empire/Starforce (Supreme Intelligence, Yon-Rogg, Korath the Pursuer, Minn-Erva, Att-lass, Bron-Char, Ronan the Accuser & Soh-Larr) | Skrulls (Talos & Norex) | Thanos

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