Ronan the Accuser is a Marvel Comics character who has opposed various superheroes and superhero teams at various times. In more recent times, there are a lot of people who will be most familiar with him because of his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Ronan the Accuser:
1. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Ronan is one of the numerous characters created by the famous partnership of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He isn’t one of their most famous characters, but that isn’t much of a slight when those other characters include but are not limited to the Hulk, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four.
2. Is a Kree
It should be noted that Ronan is a member of the alien species called the Kree in Marvel Comics. For the most part, the Kree look like humans, with a notable exception in that some of the members possess blue skin. Culture-wise, the Kree have a very militaristic empire, which might explain why they have been embroiled in more than one conflict with other galactic powers.
3. Is an Accuser
The Accuser Corps of the Kree Empire perform duties that would be associated with jurists as well as a military governors on Earth. Background-wise, Ronan is supposed to have risen through their ranks with remarkable speed, which brought him a fair amount of interest from other powerful figures in the Kree Empire.
4. Is the Supreme Accuser
It should be noted that Ronan isn’t just an Accuser. Instead, he is the Accuser, seeing as how he went on to hold the position of Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire. For context, this made him one of the most powerful figures in the Kree Empire, so much so that the number of people ranked higher than him could be counted on the fingers of a single hand.
5. Conspired to Overthrow the Supreme Intelligence
Ronan has been known to conspire to overthrow the ruler of the Kree Empire, which is called the Supreme Intelligence. In short, the Supreme Intelligence is an artificial intelligence created from the brains of the greatest Kree thinkers, which are added to its systems upon their deaths. It started out as a servitor of the Kree Empire, but in time, it became so influential that it proceeded to rule the top Kree leadership. Ronan conspired to overthrow the Supreme Intelligence because he was of the opinion that the Kree Empire shouldn’t be ruled by a non-humanoid.
6. Was Defeated by the Fantastic Four
On his first appearance, Ronan was defeated by the Fantastic Four after being sent to investigate the destruction of a giant robot called a Kree Sentry. As a result, the choice was made to send a Kree expedition to spy on the Earth for the purpose of reassessing the situation.
7. Interacted a Lot with the First Captain Marvel
One of the members of the Kree expedition was Mar-Vell, who was the first Captain Marvel. Due to this, Ronan interacted a fair amount with the first Captain Marvel. With that said, the superhero wasn’t particularly important but nonetheless continued receiving comic books for some time because Marvel Comics wanted to maintain its hold on the name. Something that had become possible when Fawcett Comics stopped publishing its Captain Marvel comics in 1953 because of a DC Comics lawsuit in 1951.
8. Set to Show Up in the Captain Marvel Movie
Ronan is set to show up in the Captain Marvel movie. However, it should be noted that the titular character won’t be Mar-Vell but rather the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Carol Danvers, who is the current character to bear the name of Captain Marvel in the comic books.
9. Is Superhuman
The Kree might look human, but they are supposed to possess superhuman capabilities. In Ronan’s case, these superhuman capabilities are further enhanced by the exoskeleton that he wears, which is packed with a wide range of tools and weapons made possible by the Kree’s advanced technology.
10. Carries a “Universal Weapon”
Ronan’s best-known weapon is the warhammer called a “Universal Weapon.” To be fair, it is pretty impressive in the comic books, seeing as how it can be used to do everything from controlling gravity to teleport interstellar distances.