The Kree race originated on the planet Hala, Pama system, Greater Magellanic Cloud. Outwardly humanoid in appearance (save for the dominant race's blue skin), the Kree are adapted to the harsh environment of their home planet. Hala's atmosphere has a higher nitrogen content than that of Earth; consequently, Kree visiting Earth must wear a special breathing apparatus. Hala also has a much stronger gravitational force; therefore, the Kree have dense bodies that give them about twice a human being's strength and endurance. There are two races of Kree, the socially-dominant blue-skinned and the socialiy-inferior pink-skinned. Although the only difference between the two races is their skin color, Kree society suffers a fair amount of racial prejudice.
About 10 million years ago, the then-benevolent Skrulls landed on the planet Hala. They intended to help the natives advance socially and technologically, so the Halans could join the vast network of free-trading civilizations the Skrull called an empire. However, Hala boasted two equally intelligent lifeforms, the Kree and a race of sentient plants known as the Cotati. In order to determine which race would represent Hala in the empire, the Skrulls proposed a contest.
They took an equal number of Cotati and Kree to a distant planetoid (Earth's moon). After creating an artificial atmosphere, the Skrulls bid the two groups to use their resources to create something of worth on the barren world. The Kree constructed a magnificent industrial city, while the Cotati grew an equally magnificent garden.
When the Skrulls returned a year later, they judged the Cotati achievement worthier. The enraged Kree leader incited his fellows to slay all Skrulls and Cotati on the planetoid, then seized the Skrullian starship. Within two generations, they mastered interstellar technology and launched an attack on the Skrullian empire. Thus began the empire-building war that has raged for millions of years between the two races. The Kree empire is a militaristic dictatorship led by an organic computer construct called Supremor (for Supreme Intelligence). It is aided by the preserved brains of the Kree's greatest intelligences, and a number of imperial administrators. Kree worlds are ruled by imperial governors and watched by powerful automatons called Sentries.
The Kree have long known of Earth's genetic potential and strategic location. This has led to several contacts between Earthmen and Kree agents. The most notable was the prehistoric attempt by Kree scientists to breed a race of super-warriors (resulting in the inhuman race). After the super-warrior plan was abandoned, Supremor decided to use the human genetic potential to revitalize the Kree genetic pool. (The Kree had long ago reached the endpoint of their natural evolution.) He bonded a human to a Kree, but the result proved less than satisfactory.
Over the years, Supremor has faced several challenges to his position. Although he has survived each attempt to depose him, his own experiments may have brought an end to his rule. In an attempt to revitalize his own mental potential, for the first time, Supremor recently absorbed the minds of some of the pink-skinned Kree. However, the racial hatred between the blue-skinned minds and the new pink-skinned minds was so great that he needed a Soul-Gem to force a peaceful coexistence.
Through a complicated series of events, Supremor recently tried to absorb the Silver Surfer. During his escape, the Silver Surfer stole the Soul-Gem. Supremor quickly went insane, and the Kree Empire fell into anarchy.
In this turbulent period a woman named Nenora became supreme ruler of the Kree. It was not until Silver Surfer and S'Byll, current empress of the Skrulls, exposed her that the Kree found out that Nenora was a Skrull working on her own. They offered S'Byll a truce that would allow the two races to regain their strength. In the meantime a pink and a blue-skinned Kree, Dar-Benn and Ael-Dan, assumed the positions of supreme rulers of the Kree. What they didn't know was that the Supreme Intelligence had regained his senses and was contemplating a grand plan. Because the Kree were at an evolutionary dead-end the Supreme Intelligence formulated a plan to plunge the Kree in a great war with the Shi'ar empire. He used the help of the Skrulls and manipulated the events so that the Shi'ar would detonate a bomb that would kill most of the Kree population and allow them to evolve anew. His plan succeeded and he even was able to manipulate a few Avengers to "kill" him only to be rescued unknowingly to everybody else by his helpers. The Shi'ar have now claimed the entire Kree empire and Lilandra's sister Deathbird now rules Hala with the Kree Starforce as her imperial guard.
Notes on the Kree empire and their planets:
The Kree empire is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud which is one of two satellite Galaxies of our Milky Way Galaxy. The LMC is located at a distance of about 50 kpc.
Although the LMC is a good portion smaller than the Andromeda Galaxy from which the Skrulls originate, the Kree empire is still composed of about 10.000 planets according to Kree sources.Of course this number may be a bit exaggerated.
The Kree's homeworld is the planet Hala which is the 4th planet of the Pama star system. Hala and a number of other Kree planets have been totally stripped of vegetation and even the oceans have been covered by a plastic canopy so that every available space could be used for cities and roads. Hala is comprised of a few hundreds city-states of which the largest, Kree-Lar, is the capital. Another important city-state is the largest industrial state Harfax which is located about 1000 miles from Kree-Lar.
In the Kree empire the 'police' consists of a great number of Accusers of which Ronan the Accuser is the most well-known and the most powerfull. The fate of these Accusers is not known since the recent takeover by the Shi'ar empire.
Since most of the Kree planets have an atmosphere with a greater nitrogen content and a higher gravity then on Earth, Kree on Earth (and vice versa) must wear a special breathing mask. The higher gravity accounts for the higher strength and endurance of the ordinary Kree citizen.
Currently after the explosion of the Nega-Bomb most Kree planets have suffered greatly. Some have been totally stripped of life while others still harbor some survivors. But the destruction was so great that without the Shi'ar teh Kree empire would have fallen in ruins and each planet individually would have had to rebuild technology and society.
The Kree are technological far advanced with some of the greatest achievements being:
- Kree-Sentry robots guarding Kree outposts.
- A Psyche-Magnetron which has the Unearthly ability of artifact creation, it can be used to create every piece of equipment ever built by the Kree up to Unearthly rank. This device is located on Earth and was recently destroyed although there may be more of them.
- The Omni-Wave projector: An extra-galactic communicator with Class 5000 range which could be used to create a Shift-Y death ray only affecting Kree.
|Typical Kree (Blue or Pink)|
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