scarlet_centurion-avengers6-fullishSCARLET CENTURION
(The whole Rama-Tut/Scarlet Centurion/Kang/Immortus/Iron Lad deal is pretty complicated.
Essentially, they -- for the most part -- started out as the same being.  
I've focused on one Scarlet Centurion incarnation here, but as there should be a common history, I have included information on his past incarnations.
See comments and clarifications!

Real Name: Nathaniel Richards

Identity/ClassExtratemporal/Alternate future/Alternate Reality (Earth-6311/Other-Earth) human technology user;

Occupation: Conqueror;
    former Pharaoh, adventurer, scholar

Group Membership: A loose alliance of his alternate reality incarnations, including his predecessor Rama-Tut and his successors Kang and Immortus.

AffiliationsImmortus, Kang, Rama-Tut;
    formerly Doom (Victor von Doom) of Earth-616; "Kang Gorilla," "Kang MODOK," Thunderbolts (Atlas/Erik Josten, Citizen V/Helmut Zemo, MACH-1/Abner Jenkins, Meteorite/Karla Sofen, Songbird/Melissa Gold)

    (as Rama-Tut)

        formerly Baal of the Crimson Sands,
Logos, Ozymandias, Nephri, Sandstormers/People of the Sands of Earth-616;
        formerly worshipped by the people of Earth-616's Ancient Egypt circa 2950-2920 BC, served by Egypt's armies and guards;
    (as Nathaniel Richards)
        formerly Reed Richards Rocket Group (Ben Grimm, Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm) of Earth-8212

EnemiesAvengers of Earth-616 (Black Panther/T'Challa, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Captain America/Sam Wilson, Goliath/Hank Pym, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Hercules/Heracles/Alcaeus, Redwing, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Thor/Jane Foster, Vision/"Victor Shade," Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, Wasp/Nadia Pym), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Priests of Pama of Earth-616, Time Variance Authority (notably Justice Love and Justice Peace)
    Avengers (Giant-Man/Hank Pym, Hulk/Bruce Banner, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Thor Odinson, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne) and all other heroes of
Earth-689; Priests of Pama of Reality-17383's 26th century;
    (as Rama-Tut)
    Blacquesmith and Cable (Nathan Dayspring Askani'son) of Earth-4935 (although the encounter took place in Earth-616's modern era);

    as Rama-Tut in Earth-616's ancient Egypt (circa 2950-2940 BC): Amenhotep (Khufor), Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Baal of the Crimson Sands, Dr. Stephen Strange, Ennead/Heliopolitan gods, Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Girl/Sue Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards), Genetix (Base/Hiro Sokuto, Ridge/Tim Holloway, Shift/Clifton Joseph, Stinger/Blodwen Reese, Vesper/Raani Jatwinder), Khonshu, Killpower (Julius Mullarkey), Logos, Ozymandias, Priests of Khonshu, Samira, Sandstormers/People of the Sands, West Coast Avengers (Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Tigra/Greer Nelson, Wonder Man/Simon Williams);
    (as Nathaniel Richards) Fantastic Four (Big Brain, Dragonfly, Mandroid, Ultra-Woman) of Earth-7712; Morgan of 31st century Earth-6311;

Known RelativesRamades (son);
    unidentified parents;
John, Laura, Nathaniel and Cassandra Richards, Nathaniel Richards Jr., and Nedra, matriarch of the Eyriennes (ancestors);
    Tara (Huntara), Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Franklin and Valeria Richards, extended Richards family, Brigit & various Eyriennes (common ancestry);
    Victor von Doom (alleged ancestor); Kristoff Vernard (alleged common ancestry);
Immortus, Iron Lad, Rama-Tut and numerous other alternate reality counterparts and their offspring

King of Kings, Master of Men, Lord of the Seven Suns, Rama-Tut, "the visitor from beyond the sun" (alleged translation of Rama-Tut);
    possibly Iron Lad (see comments)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly  Earth-689;
    (as Rama-Tut) formerly Egypt, circa 2950-2940 BC;
    (as Nathaniel Richards) formerly Earth-6311/Other-Earth, 31st century

First Appearance(As Rama-Tut, pre-divergence) Fantastic Four I#19 (October, 1963);
    (as Scarlet Centurion, pre-divergence)
Avengers Annual#2 (September, 1968);
   (Scarlet Centurion diverged/split from Kang) Avengers VII#1 (January, 2017);
    see comments

Powers/AbilitiesThe Scarlet Centurion presumably ages much more slowly than modern humanity.

    He is an expert in travel through and manipulation of time, and has mastered various far-future technologies, notably regarding time travel.

    He is a master manipulator, a natural leader, a gifted strategist and a skilled combat veteran with a relentless drive to conquer.

    The Centurion wears battle armor incorporating various far-future technologies, including granting him great superhuman strength, allowing him to physically shatter a baseline-density Vision by swinging him by his cape into the ground. 
    At least one of the finger tips on his gauntlet allows him to transfer data from computer systems or other artificial intelligences (
including the Vision's synthezoid brain) into his receptors.
    He can teleport across space and/or time, sometimes taking passengers or cargo with him.

    At least previous incarnations of his armor included subtle hypnotic devices (including a subliminally mesmerizing aura and voice modulators capable of subliminally influencing his listeners), a mind-influencing device able to implant powerful suggestions in the minds of his foes, sleep-inducing devices able to render his targets unconscious within moments, and weapon systems such as ice generators (able to encase a man in ice within seconds), concussive force blasters (strong enough to stun Thor on their highest setting), hard radiation emitters, magnetic force manipulators and electrical blasters. His armor can also generate a near-impenetrable force field similar to the one employed by his counterpart Kang. 

    The Scarlet Centurion uses the Ultra-Diode Ray (a carry over from his Rama-Tur days), which can dampen the will of others and make them susceptible to his influence. He can also use it to summon others out of time or to split a being into various temporal counterparts from points in that being's history.

    He wields a battle axe that can be used as a physical weapon, bluntly or sharply striking objects or beings and shielding from assaults, as well as projecting various forms of energy. The axe was durable enough to be used to smash Hercules through a wall. 

    He also wields a sword that can similarly be used as a physical or an energy weapon.

Height: Presumably 6'3"
Weight: Presumably 230 lbs.
Eyes: Presumably brown (only shown  as solid white when armored)
Hair: Presumably brown



This covers the common history of Rama-Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang, and Immortus.
To skip to part featuring his Scarlet Centurion incarnation, click here.

(What If? II#39 / Avengers Forever#9 (fb)) - <3000 (Other-Earth/Earth-6311 calendar)> - Rama-Tut was originally born Nathaniel Richards of Earth-6311 (Other-Earth), named for his ancestor, Nathaniel Richards the Benefactor.

(Young Avengers#2 (fb)) <3016 (Other-Earth calendar)> - At age 16, Nathaniel had developed an early Growing Man stimuloid. He was attacked at his schoolyard by Morgan, a bully who had humiliated him for years. Morgan slit Nathaniel's throat with the point of his anti-gravity unit. Nathaniel nearly died, spending a year in the hospital and almost bankrupting his parents.

(Fantastic Four I#19 (fb) / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #6: Immortus) - As an adult, Nathaniel found himself a man of action and adventure in an age of peace and was bored with his own time. Viewing history tapes (presumably brought to Earth-6311 by Richards the Benefactor and including cross-dimensional recordings following Richards' departure from Earth-616), Nathaniel learned of the Fantastic Four and others of the heroic age of Earth-616 (though he may not have been initially aware that these beings were not from the past of his Earth).Pre-Rama Nathaniel Richards

(Avengers Forever#9 (fb)) - Seeking adventure and excitement -- like he had observed in his tapes -- in an age of peace and contentment, Nathaniel delved into his genealogical history, finding the relics of an ancestor which some claimed to be Dr. Doom of the heroic era of Earth-616, while others claimed them to be Richards the Benefactor himself. These relics included the fortress of the Warlord, an alias used by Richards' wife, Cassandra, and mistakenly believed by many at the time to have been Nathaniel himself.

(What If? II#39 / Avengers Forever#9 (fb)) <3025 (Other-Earth calendar)> - - At age 25, Nathaniel Richards visited the ruins of the Warlord's fortress, left behind by his ancestor, Nathaniel Richards of Earth-616 nearly 1900 years before and preserved as a shrine. Within a long sealed chamber in the former fortress, he discovered a number of powerful weapons, which he began programming to serve his own ends. He also stumbled upon Nathaniel Richards' time platform, swiftly recognizing it for what it was.

(Fantastic Four I#19 (fb)) - Nathaniel discovered portions of a time machine and the instructions to operate the time machine.

(What If? II#39) - At this point, in response to a threat of Richards' future incarnation Immortus, the Time Variance Authority sent the Fantastic Four of Earth-7712 to use the Saturnyne Symbiont--a chronosynclastic nucleus designed by the scientists of omniversal majestrix Saturnyne, whose function was to weaken an organism's natural resistance to time energy. Implanted within Richards, this would make it impossible for him to store the nexus power and thus prevent him from becoming a temporal quantum wave as Immortus had become. Uatu suggested sending the Reed Richards Rocket Group--Earth-8212 Fantastic Four counterparts who had never gained their powers--to facilitate Richards' exposure to the Symbiont. However, the deputy secretary instead decided to send the more powerful Fantastic Four of Earth-7712 (Big Brain, Dragonfly, Mandroid, Ultra-Woman). This group failed, as their imposing nature made Richards' distrust them, and Richards' used the re-programmed weaponry from the Fortress to slay them all.
    The TVA then agreed to Uatu's original proposal, and the Rocket Group succeeded, as they appeared to be less threatening. Reed Richards of Earth-8212 convinced Nathaniel of his honesty by allowing him to sample both of their DNA and confirming Reed and Nathaniel to be related. Accepting the reality of Immortus' threat, Nathaniel Richards agreed to willingly take the Symbiont, erasing Immortus' accumulated temporal energy and resolving the threat.

(Fantastic Four I#19 (fb) / Avengers Forever#9 (fb)) - Working from the remains of the Benefactor's device, Nathaniel of the 31st century spent years constructing his own time machine in the shape of an ancient idol, a Sphinx (to play on the superstitious beliefs of people of the past).

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#10: Rama-Tut) - Nathaniel planned to loot various time periods for weaponry and technology while making his base in ancient Egypt.

(Rise of Apocalypse #2 (fb)) - Nathaniel donned a decorative (and possibly armored) costume for his journey

(Fantastic Four I#19 (fb) / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - After loading a number of robots into the time ship, Nathaniel used it to travel back in time to the past of Earth-616.

(Fantastic Four I#19 (fb)) - Nathaniel traveled back to 2950 BC (the Second Dynasty), but due to a miscalculation his ship crashed and was damaged, preventing him from leaving that era. Further, he was blinded in the crash.

(Rise of Apocalypse #2 (fb)) - The crash was observed by Baal of the Crimson Sands, leader of the savage Sandstormers, and only they saw the burning fragment that broke from the Sphinx and was buried under the sands.

(Rise of Apocalypse#1 (fb) - BTS / Rise of Apocalypse #2 (fb)) - Baal and the Sandstormers found the broken and blinded Nathaniel. Recognizing his power and seeking to ally with him, they nursed him back to health over a period of weeks, saving his life.

(Rise of Apocalypse #2 (fb)) - Baal named the stranger Rama-Tut, meaning "The Visitor from Beyond the Sun."

The extensive story of Rama-Tut continues below
To skip to where he becomes the Scarlet Centurion, click here

(Rise of Apocalypse#1 (fb) - BTS / Rise of Apocalypse #2 (fb)) - Upon his recovery, however, Nathaniel disappeared suddenly during one night, taking with him the strange objects the Sandstormers had found in his vessel, his footsteps heading towards the Pharaoh's lands.

(Fantastic Four I#19 (fb) / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - The power of Nathaniel's weaponry and robots made the Egyptians he encountered his slaves, cowing them with an energy weapon even as he fired blindly at them.

(Fantastic Four I#19 (fb)) - The natives obtained for Nathaniel a rare herb that, affected by the radiation from his damaged machine, restored his sight.

(Rise of Apocalypse#2 (fb)/Vampires: The Marvel Undead#1 (fb) - BTS) - Nathaniel usurped the throne from the previous Pharaoh Amenhotep, whose children included Ozymandias and his younger sister Nephri.

(Rise of Apocalypse#2 (fb) - BTS/Vampires: The Marvel Undead#1 (fb) - BTS) - Rama-Tut faked Amenhotep's death.

(Avengers I#129 (fb) - BTS) - Rama-tut trapped Amenhotep within the Pyramid of Rama-Tut.

(Avengers I#129 (fb) - BTS /Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 6: Kang) - Rama-Tut forced Pharaoh Amenhotep to drink the nectar of the undead, transforming him into vampiric form.

(Avengers Forever#9 (fb) / Fantastic Four I#19 (fb) / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - Nathaniel became Pharaoh Rama-Tut, ruling as a virtual god among men.

(West Coast Avengers II#23 (fb) - BTS) - Though enslaving much of the population's lower class, Rama-Tut made the upper class into the capital's citizens.

(Rise of Apocalypse#1 (fb) - BTS) - Rama-Tut made Ozymandias his general (though Ozymandias conspired to rule himself).

(Rise of Apocalypse#1 (fb) - BTS / Rise of Apocalypse #2 (fb)) - Weeks after his departure, Rama-Tut returned to the Sandstormers, armed with his advanced weaponry and commanding Egypt's army. He demanded to know where the Eye of Ages was (within the missing ship fragment).

(Rise of Apocalypse#1 (fb) - BTS / Rise of Apocalypse #2 (fb)) - Rama-Tut tortured the Sandstormer clan to force them to reveal the location of a missing fragment of his ship, but they refused to reveal its location to him. Rama massacred the Sandstormers and enslaved most of the survivors. However, Baal had secretly found the Eye of Ages, and in it, he saw the face of a man powerful enough to defeat Rama: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur).

(Rise of Apocalypse#1 (fb) - BTS / Rise of Apocalypse #2 (fb)) - Only a few (including Baal), escaped from Rama-Tut.

(Rise of Apocalypse#1 (fb) - BTS) - Rama-Tut hunted the few Sandstormers who escaped like dogs.

(West Coast Avengers II#21 (fb) - BTS / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - Rama-Tut put an end to the worship of the other gods of Egypt (notably the Ennead/Heliopolitans), earning their ire.

(West Coast Avengers II#21 (fb) - BTS) - The Priests of Khonshu began digging a tunnel under the sands between the Temple of Khonshu and Rama-Tut's Sphinx.

(Marvel Knights 4#16 (fb) - BTS) - Circa 2945 BC, Rama-Tut sired an illegitimate son, Ramades, with an Egyptian slave woman. Rama-Tut/Kang wasn't much of a father, "always running off to conquer the universe and such" and so Ramades grew up hating him.

(Killpower: The Early Years#1 (fb) - BTS) - Rama-Tut was frustrated as the sorceress Samira refused to bow to him.

(Killpower: The Early Years#1 (fb) - BTS) - Rama-Tut obtained a portion of the Chronifact when it was sent back in time. He studied it in secret to learn how to bend its powers to his will.

(Killpower: The Early Years#1) - Rama-Tut encountered Killpower, who had been sent into the past by the Time Guardian to locate a portion of the Chronifact and who had overpowered a group of Rama's guards and forced them to lead him back to their master. Intrigued by Killpower, Rama had a feast prepared for them, during which he had a servant hurl a number of asps at them, which he blamed on Samira. Rama then told Killpower that Samira had tried to destroy him because she feared that he would retrieve the Chronifact fragment, which she had stolen from Rama-Tut (in actuality, Rama still had the Chronifact fragment). Rama then slew the servant who had hurled the asps so that he could never reveal the truth.

    After Killpower departed, Rama returned to his efforts to master the Chronifact fragment. Samira, however, swiftly showed Killpower an image of Rama with the Chronifact, convinced Killpower that Rama had lied to him, and then sent Killpower back to confront him anew. When Rama threatened Killpower with his Ultra-Diode Ray, Killpower used an image projector to create multiple images of himself to confuse Rama. Just then, Genetix, sent back in time by Mys-Tech's Oonagh Mullarkey to retrieve Killpower. Never having met the Genetix before, Killpower assumed them to be more agents of Rama-Tut.

(Killpower: The Early Years#2) - When Stinger redirected Rama's ultra-diode ray blast back at him, he rushed to his arsenal, then began firing at them with a weapon too powerful for Stinger to absorb. Killpower then found the Chronifact fragment, and as soon as he grabbed it, the Time Guardian pulled him forward in time again. Samira then contacted Genetix and made a portal to send them after Killpower, while Rama fled deeper into his palace. Following their departure, Rama used another device to absorb the residual chronal energy.

(Rise of Apocalypse#1 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking power by joining Rama-Tut's family, Ozymandias pledged Nephri to become Rama's bride.

(Rise of Apocalypse#1) - When his grand vizier Logos came to report information, Rama overruled his general Ozymandias' refusal to let Logos speak. Logos brought word of En Sabah Nur, a young outlander of bizarre appearance and great strength within the Sandstormers/People of the Storm under Baal of the Crimson Sands.  Having known of the existence of Apocalypse, Rama intended to find the young Nur and guide his maturation, rather than allowing Baal, who intended for Nur to overthrow Rama-Tut, to do so. Rama ordered Ozymandias to find and bring the young Nur to him.
    While Baal showed Nur a subterranean chamber fragmented from Rama's original ship containing the Eye of Ages, Ozymandias led his armies to slaughter the Sandstormers. The Sandstormers, however, sensed their approach and ambushed them, though the ground collapsed above Rama's former vessel, swallowing up soldiers and Sandstormers alike, and injuring Baal and Nur.

(Rise of Apocalypse#2) - Ozymandias was sole survivor of the collapse above. Nur healed from his wounds and became more powerful, while Baal perished soon after.
    Ozymandias told Rama that Nur had perished. Doubtful, Rama-Tut criticized Ozymandias for his failure to recover En Sabah Nur for him and ignored Logos' warnings that marrying Nephri would allow Ozymandias to manipulate him through her.

    After Nur escaped the collapsed chamber, he was found by Logos, sent there by Rama-Tut, who apparently had knowledge of the site of his emergence. Logos, intending for Nur to save Egypt from the horror of a royal consolidation of Rama-Tut and the house of Ozymandias, had Nur hide out within the pyramid project.

(West Coast Avengers II#20) - Stuck in the past with time machine that traveled only backwards (actually sent there by Rama's future self from the end of his second reign, circa 2920 BC), a West Coast branch of Avengers (Hawkeye, Iron Man, Tigra, Wonder Man) arrived in 2940 BC to try to convince the younger Rama to aid them, knowing his was more malicious at this age. No sooner had they arrived, however, when Rama blasted all four of them into paralysis with his Ultra-Diode Ray.

(West Coast Avengers II#21 / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - After bragging to the fallen heroes of his origins, Rama had his guards take them to the temples of the gods he had discredited, telling them to instruct the priests to bury them. The Avengers were brought into a temple of Khonshu, who spoke with Hawkeye, arranging to aid them so that they might aid in Rama's fall from power. Khonshu healed the wounded Hawkeye, and as part of the arrangement reached through time to the modern era, communicating their need to his agent there, Moon Knight (as he lacked the power to move them through time directly).

(Fantastic Four I#19 (fb) - BTS / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - Perhaps inspired by Khonshu into researching Egyptology, the early modern era's Mr. Fantastic interpreted some hieroglyphics as indicating a radioactive vial had cured a pharaoh of blindness.

(Fantastic Four I#19 - BTS) - Encouraged by this discovery, Reed led the Fantastic Four to travel back to Egypt circa 2940 BC.

(Fantastic Four I#19) - Rama-Tut used his Ultra-Diode Ray to neutralize the Fantastic Four's powers, and they were captured by Rama-Tut's soldiers.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#10: Rama-Tut) - Nathaniel knew of the Fantastic Four from his ancestor's tapes.

(Doctor Strange#53 - BTS) - Some years later in the modern era, Sorcerer Supreme Dr. Stephen Strange traveled back to Egypt circa 2940 BC via the power of Nightmare, arriving shortly after the Fantastic Four. He came in search of a soul shard of Morgana Blessing that had been sent back progressively further in time along the line of her past incarnations, and Nightmare needed to aid him to prevent Morgana's spirit from reaching the birth of humanity and preventing mankind from dreaming. Strange detected power within the Sphinx and mystically located a portal. No sooner had Strange recognized the technology as being from the distant future than he was attacked by defense mechanisms which ultimately incapacitated him.

(West Coast Avengers II#21 - BTS) - Reviving, the Avengers were met by the Priests of Khonshu who offered to lead them through a tunnel to Rama's Sphinx.

(Doctor Strange#53 - BTS) - Dr. Strange's body was taken by Rama's robots towards a stasis chamber.

(West Coast Avengers II#22 / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - Guided to Rama-Tut's Sphinx by the Priests of Khonshu via their tunnel, the Avengers attacked the robots, hoping to free Dr. Strange that he might help them return to the future. While they battled those robots, however, four other robots conveyed Strange's body to the stasis chamber.

(Doctor Strange#53) - Moments before Strange's body was placed within a stasis field, he released his astral self.

(West Coast Avengers II#22) - As the four robots who had imprisoned Strange's body departed, the Avengers rushed in, but found they could not penetrate Rama's force field.

(Fantastic Four I#19 / Doctor Strange#53 / West Coast Avengers II#22) - The FF were brought before Rama-Tut. After Rama revealed his origins, Reed tried to steal his Ultra-Diode Ray, but Rama evaded his grasp and bathed the Four in a low-intensity ray that sapped their wills and made them his slaves. While he put the men to work -- Reed as a long-distance observer and a shield for his warriors, Human Torch as a court jester, and the Thing as a galley slave rowing a ship -- Rama planned to make Sue his queen.

(Doctor Strange#53) - Dr. Strange's astral self observed Rama's first meeting with the Fantastic Four.

(West Coast Avengers II#22 / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - The Avengers observed Rama's first meeting with the Fantastic Four. Hawkeye initially thought they had come in response to his efforts to send a message to them across time, but Iron Man realized this was the FF from years earlier than their own time. Nonetheless, they resolved to rescue the FF and use their time machine. They encountered the second group of Rama's robots and destroyed them.

(Doctor Strange#53) - Strange enlisted the aid of one of Rama's servants, who was Morgana's past self and hosted her soul shard.

(Rise of Apocalypse#3) - Hearing of uprisings among the slaves who had glimpsed Nur's power, Rama criticized Ozymandias for lying about Nur's death and commanded Ozymandias to find him amongst the slaves who hid him. Ozymandias noted that he had already had the involved slaves slaughtered, and that they did not hide him. Rama-Tut subsequently questioned Logos about the bandaged slave with whom he had been seen. Though Logos refused to divulge Nur's location even under torture, Rama reasoned that Nur would access Tut's Sphinx, and Ozymandias led troops to ambush him as he arrived there alongside Nephri.

    At a public gathering, Rama announced Nur to be his chosen heir and successor. When Rama instructed Nur to bow to him to show his respect, Nur refused. Rama unmasked Nur before everyone, showing his inhuman visage to all's shock...all save Rama-Tut, who used this to try to demonstrate their kinship. After Ozymandias had slain Logos, Rama again told Nur to swear loyalty to him, and gain his secrets and power and eventually inherit his rule, or defy him and be destroyed, along with all he cherished. In response, Nur attacked Rama, who incapacitated him with a blast from his ultra-diode ray. Instructing the people to witness how the he dealt with this supposed messenger from the gods, Nur ordered Nur's body to be dismembered and the parts scattered from Pelusium to Memphis.

(Rise of Apocalypse#4 (fb) - BTS) - Nur recovered and escaped.

(Rise of Apocalypse#4) - Rama-Tut ordered that Nur be found and terminated, or Ozymandias would be killed in turn.

(Fantastic Four I#19 / Doctor Strange#53 / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - Dr. Strange's astral self secretly focused the rays of the Egyptian sun into cosmic rays beamed at the Thing, who turned back into Ben Grimm. Unaffected by Rama's ray (which had been tuned to the Thing's form), Ben and was able to escape the Thing's shackles.

(Doctor Strange#53 / Fantastic Four I#19) - Unknowingly guided by Dr. Strange's astral self, Ben leapt overboard, commandeered a chariot, and rushed Rama's palace. There he ambushed Rama and took his Ultra-Diode Ray, using it to release Sue from its effects before he reverted to the Thing form and fell back under Rama's control. Unable to evade Rama as she couldn't turn her garments invisible, Sue used the Ray to free Johnny, and Rama fled through an escape panel to escape his fireballs.

(West Coast Avengers II#22) - As the Avengers rushed towards Rama's court via Rama's own tunnel, they accessed a chamber containing a large group of Rama's guards. As they battled the guards, Rama emerged from his escape panel on the opposite side of the tunnel.

(Fantastic Four I#19) - Sue released Ben from Rama's control via the ray, the trio fought their way past another group of Rama's guards.

(Fantastic Four I#19) - The other three FF members located and freed Reed as well.

(Doctor Strange#53) - Dr. Strange's astral self led Morgana's past incarnation to release his physical body from stasis, and his astral self re-merged with it. Rama, himself, came upon the pair; lacking the time to deal with this new intruder personally, Rama activated some defensive lasers, but Strange found the lasers didn't pursue him when he flew the servant in the opposite direction of Rama.

(Fantastic Four I#19) - The Fantastic Four tracked Rama via his tunnel to within his sphinx. Rama tried to drown them as they approached but they overcame the trap.

(West Coast Avengers II#22) - The Avengers returned to the tunnel after Rama had passed through it and located his chambers, finding them empty. They returned to the tunnel, saw the door to the Sphinx open again, and figured the FF had gone there.

(Rise of Apocalypse#4) - Nur returned and overpowered Ozymandias, exposing him to Rama-Tut's Memory Lock device.

(Fantastic Four I#19) - Rama fled from the FF via his now-repaired satellite globe into the future. He left his sphinx behind to mystify humanity.

(West Coast Avengers II#22) - Feeling the vibrations, the Avengers observed Rama's departure via monitor and rushed to locate the FF or Dr. Strange.

(Fantastic Four I#19) - The Fantastic Four located the optic nerve restorative.

(Rise of Apocalypse#4) - As Rama departed, Nur destroyed Rama's lab and its contents within the Sphinx.

(Fantastic Four I#19) - The FF felt rumblings within the Sphinx, reasoned that it was a booby-trap left by Rama, and fled to the surface, speculating that Rama might have been Doom's descendant or Doom himself.

(West Coast Avengers II#22) - The Avengers arrived within the chamber Rama had departed seconds after the FF's departure, and they were rocked by the explosion.

(Fantastic Four I#19 / West Coast Avengers II#22) - Nur's explosion destroyed Rama's equipment and eliminated any trace of its existence (leaving behind just the Sphinx itself and not harming the Avengers within it), and memory of his reign apparently faded from humanity upon his departure.

(Doctor Strange#53) - Dr. Strange took the servant outside of the Sphinx, liberated Morgana's soul shard, and returned to his own time.

(Fantastic Four I#19 / West Coast Avengers II#22) - As the Avengers emerged from the top of the Sphinx and rushed towards the FF, the FF returned to their time via their time machine, leaving the Avengers stranded and frustrated, having missed three opportunities.

(West Coast Avengers II#23 - BTS) - The Avengers battled Rama's capital's citizens, who were furious over his departure, but they eventually fled before the warriors' numbers, returning to the temple of Khonshu. The Priests sealed the temple from the angry warriors, noting how -- as they had been informed by Khonshu -- the Avengers' kept the robots away from Strange's sarcophagus long enough for Strange to help the FF escape Rama's control, which resulted in Rama's defeat. While he waited for his rescue via the message he had sent across the ages, Hawkeye carved a series of weapons for other Khonshu followers, the darts, boomerang, and throwing irons that the priests would later give to Moon Knight. Eventually, via the Fantastic Four's own time machine, Dr. Pym, Moon Knight, and la Espirata recovered the Avengers and returned them to their own time.

(Fantastic Four I#19) - Upon the FF's return to their time, Reed realized that the time machine had been unable to transport the radioactive materials with them, so they were unable to help Alicia's blindness.

(Avengers I#269 (fb)) - Rama had just finished shaving off his ceremonial beard when his ship ran into unexpected chronal turbulence that forced him to exit the time-stream in the modern era of Reality-616 shortly after the time the Fantastic Four had arrived.

(Fantastic Four Annual#2/2) - Arriving near Jupiter's orbit, Rama-Tut rescued Dr. Doom as he hurtled through space towards Jupiter.

(Avengers I#269 / Avengers Forever#9 (fb)) - Rama knew of Doom's battles with the Fantastic Four from his ancestor's history tapes, and he both admired and feared Doom. With Doom disoriented from his ordeal in space, Rama fed him misinformation in the event that he might someday need Doom as an ally.

(Fantastic Four Annual#2/2) - After hearing Doom's  history with the Fantastic Four, Rama speculated that they must have met for a reason and noted that Doom (creator of his time machine) was allegedly his ancestor. Doom, in turn speculated that perhaps he was not Rama's ancestor, but instead his predecessor, using the time machine of his design to travel to the future and become him...or that Rama had traveled into the recent past and become Doom. While Rama pretended to seek to unite against the Fantastic Four, Doom opined that they should not risk this, since, as possibly being the same person, if one perished, the other would as well. Convinced, Rama sent Doom back to Earth while he would head to the future.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 6: Kang) - Damaged by the time storm, Rama's time machine skipped several years into the future and crashed in Egypt.

(Fantastic Four: Foes#1) - Rama briefly attended a meeting held by the Puppet Master, who proposed an alliance to defeat the Fantastic Four. Before Rama and all the others declined and departed, a device of the Mad Thinker took cell samples of everyone present.

(Cable#57 (fb) - BTS / Cable#21 - BTS) - Years after his encounter with Doom, Rama-Tut traveled to the site of his old Sphinx and Pyramids. Unable to repair his time machine's control module, he decided to capture the time traveling mutant Blacquesmith. He assaulted Blacquesmith, demanding information on Cable.

(Cable#57 (fb) - BTS / Cable#32 - voice only) - Rama-Tut ambushed Blacquesmith again and abducted him, noting that he had studied his student (Cable) and knew that he could not survive the obstacles before him without Blacquesmith there to help him.

(Cable#57 (fb)) - Rama-Tut tried to force Blacquesmith's assistance via torture.

(Cable#54 - BTS / Cable#55 - BTS) - Imprisoned by Rama-Tut, Blacquesmith sought to contact Cable. Blacquesmith projected a mental image that was observed by Irene Merryweather.

(Cable#56 - BTS) - Blacquesmith contacted Cable, reprimanding him for failing to focus on his mission against Apocalypse.

(Cable#57) - Blacquesmith contacted his ally Cable, who came to his assistance. As Rama battled Cable, a psychic disturbance across the astral plane (caused by a trap set by the Shadow King and set off by Psylocke/Betsy Braddock) virtually incapacitated Cable, removing his telepathy and limiting his telekinesis. Rama battered his helpless foe, but was distracted when the chamber trembled from damage that had occurred due to chronal forces unleashed by Rama's module, and Cable grabbed his Ultra-Diode Gun, blasted Rama with it, and then punched him out.
    As Cable and Blacquesmith fled the growing chronal distortion, Rama returned to his control module, and the temporal feedback caused by the chronal distortion launched him into the timestream again.


(Avengers Annual#2 (fb)) - Rama-Tut encountered a temporal storm and ended up in the modern era of Earth-616. After a meeting with Dr. Doom, Rama-Tut decided to design his own body armor, and he took the name Scarlet Centurion.

(Avengers Annual#2 (fb) / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - The Scarlet Centurion first traveled to the alternate Earth-689 and he adopted the identity of the Scarlet Centurion.

(Avengers Annual#2 (fb)) - On Earth-689, as the Hulk considered quitting the Avengers following their battle with the Space Phantom, the Scarlet Centurion appeared to them, convincing them that he would cure the world of famine, plague, pestilence, and all other evils that faced mankind, if they would right a cosmic imbalance caused by the presence of too many super-powered beings. 

     Desiring to resolve the problems the Centurion had offered to resolve, the Avengers then captured and imprisoned every superhuman or costumed adventurer on Earth. They then issued an edict to the governments of the world that no further atomic tests would be performed, so that no further superhumans would be created. 

     The Scarlet Centurion then told them that five more beings would soon appear, and that once they, too, were defeated, the balance would be corrected, and he could fulfill on his promise.





(Avengers Annual#2 (fb) / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb)) - Apparently influenced by Immortus, the Scarlet Centurion summoned Earth-616's Avengers to defeat Earth-689's Avengers.

    The Centurion (presumably due to Immortus' influence) intended for the more experienced Avengers of Earth-616 to defeat their counterparts, while he could then more easily overpower the Earth-616 group, which lacked the power of the Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor.

(Avengers I#56 - BTS / Avengers Annual#2 (fb)) - As the Avengers-616 -- immaterial and invisible -- observed the 1945 battle between the Zemo and Captain America and Bucky, the Scarlet Centurion caused the Wasp to fall asleep at the controls and cause the Avengers to appear physically in that time period.




(Avengers Annual#2) - While traveling back through time, the Avengers of Earth-616 (Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Hawkeye, Wasp) were sent to Earth-689. 

     After encountering these visitors, the Avengers of Earth-689 contacted the Scarlet Centurion and revealed that they had encountered the five he had prophesied, and he instructed them to subdue the five as soon as possible. 

     The Avengers of Earth-616 used a Herodotron to learn Earth-689's recent history, after which they defeated their Earth-689 counterparts.




    The Earth-616 Avengers then traveled to Dr. Doom's castle and reassembled his time machine, after which they were confronted by the Scarlet Centurion.

     The time-traveling villain began to pick the Avengers off one by one, but Goliath, shrunken to ant-size, managed to rewire the time machine so that it banished the Centurion as an immaterial wraith trapped between the years.

(Avengers Annual#2 / Captain America Annual#11/6 (fb) / Avengers I#269 / Avengers Forever#9 (fb)) - This banishment diverged the Scarlet Centurion into two beings, with one traveling to Earth-712's future to rule it, while the other divergent returned to his Rama-Tut aspect and resolved to head back to his own time, ultimately becoming Kang the Conqueror.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#10: Scarlet Centurion) -Various alternate timelines branched off from each reality in which the Scarlet Centurion was defeated. In multiple timelines, he was hurled to Earth-6311 or a variant reality’s war-ravaged 40th century, where he assumed a new armored identity as Kang the Conqueror, repeatedly clashing with Earth-616 or a variant reality’s modern era Avengers. In other timelines, he remained the Scarlet Centurion.

    Kang will get his own profile at some point, but this profile skips ahead to the next point the Scarlet Centurion (the one who became Kang) appears.scarlet_centurion-av2-face

(Fantastic Four VI#35 (fb) - BTS) - Kang at least subsequently claimed to have been embarrassed to have been the Scarlet Centurion, which was the reason he changed his name to Kang. 

scarlet_centurion-avengers6-1-split(All-New All-Different Avengers#13 - BTS) - After having been enslaved by Kang, the Vision traveled to the future and abducted the infant Nathaniel Richards in an effort to prevent Kang from coming into being. 

(Avengers VI#2 (fb) - BTS) - Vision hid the infant Nathaniel with the modern era's Priests of Pama.

(Avengers VI#1 (fb) - BTS) - Vision off-loaded the knowledge of the infant Nathaniel's location from his own mind into a crystal sphere to prevent Kang or others from forcing him to reveal the location.

(Avengers VI#1) - Kang attacked the Vision, demanding to know the infant's location. Presumably due to the temporal paradox of having his infant self removed from its place in time, Kang split into two forms, one of Kang and one of his past incarnation as the Scarlet Centurion. scarlet_centurion-avengers6-1-shatvis

    The rest of the Avengers (Captain America/Sam Wilson, Hercules, Redwing, Thor/Jane Foster, Wasp/Nadia Pym) -- subsequently joined by Spider-Man (Peter Parker) -- soon arrived and engaged the two Kang incarnations. 

    After a some struggle, including the Scarlet Centurion's being engaged by Thor and the Redwing-riding Wasp, the Scarlet Centurion smashed the Vision to the ground, shattering his skull. As the Scarlet Centurion transferred data from the Vision's brain into his receptors, Kang recalled that this would fail, after which the Vision noted that he had off-loaded the data on the child's location. Kang and the Centurion then teleported away to regroup. 

    While unable to travel into the future due to some sort of temporal firewalls, Kang led the Scarlet Centurion to follow the Vision's lifeline backwards through his last few weeks, at which point they observed him off-loading the data into a crystal sphere, which they then retrieved and extracted the information. Kang and the Centurion agreed to retrieve the infant together but only after punishing the Avengers for what they tried to do to them: Slaying the heroes in their infancy (or at the moment of their creation).

    The Scarlet Centurion took out Jane Foster, Nadia Pym, and Sam Wilson, while Kang took out the Vision and Peter Parker.

(Avengers VI#2 (fb) - BTS) - As the date of Hercules' birth was not known, he was spared.

(Avengers VI#2 (fb) - BTS) - An apparently more benevolent future incarnation of Kang pulled the Avengers out of the timestream and into Limbo before they would cease to exist. scarlet_centurion-av2-stabpriest

(Avengers VI#2 - BTS) - After learning that Kang had killed the Avengers as babies before they could become heroes, thereby creating a paradox that threatened reality itself, Sibyl provided Hercules with her amulet, remarking that she once wore it when she stood at the door to the afterlife. 

    Thinking the amulet would provide protection against death, Sibyl revealed that her amulet would act as a tether to the mortal plane for Hercules and those around him, preventing Hercules and the surviving Avengers (who barely existed outside of time) from being directly affected by Kang's paradoxes.

(Avengers VI#2) - The Scarlet Centurion and "Kang Prime" assaulted the Priests of Pama in their Vietnamese temple, demanding to know the location of the infant. 

    As the pacifistic priests noted that they would fight to save the child entrusted to them, the Centurion complimented both their choice as guardians and their defense, but he and Kang nonetheless brutally slaughtered them. 

    Hercules then arrived, punching back the Centurion, who then swiftly returned and advised Kang to take out the Priests. 

    As Hercules stared in shock after Kang slaughtered a group of priests, the Centurion smashed Hercules through a wall with his battle axe. 

    In the next chamber, however, Hercules found the infant Nathaniel. When the child touched Sibyl's amulet, this caused the future Kang incarnation in Limbo to recall that location, and he was able to transport the Avengers there, where their tenuous existence was protected by the amulet.scarlet_centurion-av2-prof-battleax

    However, Kang Prime that assaulted that future Kang incarnation after his arrival from Limbo, somehow diverging that future incarnation into "Kang Gorilla" and "Kang MODOK," both of whom joined Kang Prime and the Centurion in assaulting the Avengers. 

scarlet_centurion-av2-stabspdmAfter the Centurion engaged and stunned Thor and then impaled Spider-Man through the back of his chest and abdomen with his battle axe, the Vision sent the Wasp to return young Nathaniel to his native time via the time travel technology in the cloak that had separated from the future Kang incarnation before the split.

(Avengers VI#3) - Alongside Kang Gorilla, Kang MODOK, and Kang Prime, Scarlet Centurion fought the Avengers, specifically battling Falcon and Spider-Man (who was presumably protected from death by Sibyl's amulet. Realizing Wasp had taken young Nathaniel into the future and that they were no longer trapped in that time period, the Centurion and Kang Prime pursued her into the timestream, insisting she surrender the youth to them. 

(Avengers VI#3 - BTS) - Wasp was pulled from the timestream by the Priests of Pama of Reality-17383's 26th century who had been empowered by possessing the temporal paradox that was young Nathaniel. They tried to convince her to surrender the child to the Eternal Flame of Pama, which cleansed paradoxes and would allegedly prevent Kang from having ever been born.

(Avengers VI#3) - Refusing to accept killing an infant, the Wasp instead used the time travel cloak to pull the Avengers into that reality and then had Thor break the barrier preventing Kang and the Centurion's entry, and once they entered, the time-devouring Priests of Pama-17383 then drained the power from Kang Prime and the Scarlet Centurion, apparently consuming them both.scarlet_centurion-av6-contained

(Avengers VI#3 - BTS) - The Avengers traveled to Earth-6311's year 3000 and replaced the infant Nathaniel, eliminating that particular paradox.

(Avengers VI#6) - After the Avengers had strategically devastated Kang's power and weapon sources throughout time, the Scarlet Centurion and Immortus confronted the Avengers.

    Kang and his counterparts dominated their foes until Giant-Man (Hank Pym) used a device from Kang's pink-skinned alien agents from Reality-17515's 7215 A.D. on the planet Sacniaa to steal the future of Kang and his counterparts, trapping Kang, the Scarlet Centurion, and Immortus within the device.
(Fantastic Four VI#35 (fb) - BTS) - Nathaniel Richards (the "Warlord" of Other-Earth/Earth-6311; see comments) created his "final masterpiece," christened "the Prize," which was to be the single greatest treasure in the universe.

    To protect the device and to ensure that it was found by his firstborn, Nathaniel split his prize into four parts and scattered them along Reed Richards' timeline.

    After the death of "the Warlord," shielding around the portions of the prize apparently faded so that they would be discovered.

(Fantastic Four VI#35 - BTS) - After a portion of the "The Prize" was detected by as a foreign object in the Baxter Building despite its security system designed by Reed and Valeria Richards, Reed suspected that the object had already been inside the building when they designed that system. Further analysis revealed high levels of chronal energy and advanced stealth shielding.

scarlet_centurion-ff7-35-upper-profile(Fantastic Four VI#35 (fb) - BTS) - Learning of "the Prize," Immortus, one of the numerous incarnations of the descendants of their namesake, Nathaniel Richards, resolved they were each the Warlord's rightful heir and deserved this inheritance. He therefore summoned other incarnations Kang, Rama-Tut, and the Scarlet Centurion to meet to discuss this prize. As a student of history, Immortus knew where and when to find the portions of the Prize.

(Fantastic Four VI#35 (fb) - BTS) - Appreciating the plot that would be engaged against the Fantastic Four by the Kang-incarnations, Reed and Valeria designed a time-traveling suit that Reed would use in the identity of Scion.scarlet_centurion-ff7-35-fakeff376cover

    As Scion, Reed somehow made his presence known to Immortus, convincing him that he was another future incarnation of Kang.

(Fantastic Four VI#35) - The Scarlet Centurion met with Immortus, Kang, and Rama-Tut in Neverspace -- "the place where broken timelines go to die" -- in a plot to claim "The Prize." They were soon after joined by Scion; as Rama-Tut had originally established that only his own bloodline could enter Neverplace and as Scion knew of the Prize that they were seeking to attain, the others were convinced that Scion was indeed another Kang-incarnation.

    After Immortus had detailed what he knew about the Prize, the others agreed to a challenge: They would each travel to a period of time to reclaim the portions of the Prize, and that whoever granted the best deaths to Reed Richards and the Fantastic Four would claim the entire Prize.

(Fantastic Four VI#35 - BTS) - The Time Variance Authority detected the timestream incursions of multiple Kang incarnations, but they feared that the continuity cascade might tear apart their own time-ships should they enter that reality as well. As a result, they waited until the conflict had concluded.

(Fantastic Four VI#35) <A few months after the Fantastic Four had vanished (been transported into Franklin Richards' pocket dimension (the Earth of which was later designated Counter-Earth) but before the Thunderbolts' exposure as former Masters of Evil members> - The Scarlet Centurion appeared before the Thunderbolts (Atlas, Citizen V, MACH-1, Metorite, Songbird) who were residing in the Fantastic Four's former base, Four Freedoms Plaza.  
(Fantastic Four VI#35 (fb) - BTS) - Apparently using the Ultra-Diode Ray (carrying over from his Rama-Tut days), the Centurion influenced the Thunderbolts into accompanying him into the recent past and confronting the Fantastic Four several months (specifically between Fantastic Four I#375-376, shortly before the seeming death and long-term absence of Reed Richards). Informing the Fantastic Four that those accompanying him were secretly members of the Masters of Evil and that in months to come they would takeover their building, the Scarlet Centurion manipulated the two teams into a conflict; the Thunderbolts were further convinced to fight to heroes to prevent exposure of their true identities.

    As he located his piece of the Prize, the Scarlet Centurion noted his enjoyment of the Thing's bravado and his ability to fight back via sheer force of will, but also further provoked him by mocking his lasting facial injury. As the Thing charged him, however, the Centurion transported himself away while aging one floor of their mighty headquarters a thousand years, causing it to crumble and be crushed by the top of the building.

(Fantastic Four VI#35 (fb) - BTS) - Having brought the Sue Richards/Invisible Girl from the much earlier conflict with Rama-Tut, Scion had her use an invisible force field to save that time period's Thing.

(Fantastic Four VI#35) - Along with the other incarnation, the Scarlet Centurion returned to Neverspace with their successfully collected portion of the Prize. After hearing Rama-Tut's story, the Scarlet Centurion detailed is own assault against the Fantastic Four.

    When the Centurion noted that he could not imagine any of the Fantastic Four having survived their building collapsing onto them, Kang asked why he had not stayed around to confirm the bodies. When the Centurion asked "Who has the time for that?", Kang mockingly replied, "You do. You're a time traveler!" Kang further expressed disgust with his past incarnation being an amateur.  scarlet_centurion-ff7-35-posterior

    The Centurion then listened as Kang related his own battle, after which he -- apalled by Kang's brutal slaughter of the heroes -- noted that he could not believe that something happened in their timeline that turned him into Kang.

    After Scion seemingly revealed an even more heinous assault, the Centurion considered it to be unthinkable that he could evolve into that. However, Scion then revealed his deceit and how he had interfered in the others' conflicts, saving the heroes. The Centurion thought it amusing that the seemingly eldest Kang persona having proved his superiority over the youngest until Scion revealed he had thwarted the Centurion's assault as well.

    Scion eventually revealed his true identity and that he had brought the previous incarnations of the Invisible Girl and the Thing (plus the Human Torch from shortly after his return from having perished in the Negative Zone, circa Fantastic Four #605). The Centurion engaged the Thing, using his ultra-diode ray to separate him into numerous past incarnations, making him experience every moment of his lifetime at once so he would not know who, what, or where he was. However, guided by the Torch, the Thing retained his identity it declared the time to be "Clobberin' Time!" and he punched the Centurion into submission.

    Having already taken out Kang and Immortus, the Fantastic Four defeated Rama-Tut, after which the Time Variance Authority, including agents Justice Peace and Justice Love, arrived to take the Centurion, Kang, and Rama-Tut, at leastr into custody. Immortus was not seen in custody.

(Fantastic Four VI#35) - After the various Fantasic Four members returned to their own time periods (with the TVA doing a reboot so that it was as if the assaults by the Kang incarnations had never happened), the present day Reed Richardds, retaining all pieces of the Prize, activated it. A message from the "Warlord" Nathaniel Richards revealed that while he had many dalliances over the years, including on Earth, and that he had another family. Most significantly, he informed Reed that he had a sister.

CommentsRama-Tut created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers;
    Scarlet Centurion created by
Roy Thomas, Don Heck, Werner Roth, and Vince Colletta.
    If the Scarlet Centurion in this profile is a divergent being, then the one appearing in Avengers VI#1 was created by 
Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo; and if the one in Fantastic Four is different, that one was created by Dan Slott, John Romita, Jr, and someone(s) from the list of inkers: JP Mayer with Scott Hanna, Cam Smith, Rafael Fonteriz & Mark Morales.

    Differences between the history of Earth-6311 (aka Other-Earth) and Earth-616, as well as differing calendars in different realms, and damage to records during periods of massive warring, have led to some inconsistency in the dating of the time periods of both Kang and Ravonna.

How many Scarlet Centurions are there?

    The whole Rama-Tut/Scarlet Centurion/Kang/Immortus/Iron Lad deal is pretty complicated. Essentially, they -- for the most part -- started out as the same being, Nathaniel Richards of Earth-6311 in the 31st century of that world's calendar (see the Earth-6311 profile for discussion on that, but he is a descendant of an incarnation of Reed Richards' father, who ruled that Earth for a period of time). 

    After traveling back in time, the 31st century Nathaniel Richards-6311 diverged into numerous temporal counterparts. As they originated from the same being from the same reality, I designate them only by the reality in which they were active, rather than the reality in which they were from.

    In the past of ancient Egypt, Nathaniel became Rama-Tut. Then he traveled into the modern time period and became the Scarlet Centurion. Then he traveled into the future and became Kang…then he again became Rama-Tut before becoming Immortus.

    In the original Avengers Forever (1998), Kang forcibly diverged himself from Immortus.

    In Young Avengers (2005), it was revealed that Iron Lad was a Nathaniel Richards who had traveled to the modern day to escape his destiny of becoming Kang rather than going back to becoming Rama-Tut.   

    And there are various incarnations of many of these incarnations, as many time travel experience/outcomes became a divergence, while some beings usurped the identify of Kang. See above Earth-6311 profile, Rama-Tut, Immortus, Council of Kangs, Cross-Time Kangs, etc. for further discussions/info. 

For the Scarlet Centurion specifically

Appearances of the Scarlet Centurion:

    The character first appeared in Avengers Annual#2 (1968), where the Scarlet Centurion had traveled to and conquered the alternate Reality-689 and manipulated those Avengers against the Avengers of Reality-616. After his defeat, he went on to become Kang. Initially, it was a minor pitstop between Rama-Tut and Kang.

    In What If? I#29 (1981), we have the Scarlet Centurion who was active in Reality-8110  which diverged from Reality-689 when the Centurion did not send the Avengers of the world he had conquered against those of Earth-616 but instead convinced them to retire. The retired Avengers eventually reunited and defeated the Scarlet Centurion.

    Then, we have the Scarlet Centurion who targeted the Squadron Supreme of Earth-712 (first seen in that reality in Squadron Supreme I#2, 1985).
Captain America Annual#11 confirms this Centurion to have diverged from the one who became Kang at the conclusion Avengers Annual#2. Is it the same guy from Earth-8110? It seems an easy option, but we don’t really know that.

    In Avengers III#38 (2001), we encountered the Scarlet Centurion who was the son of Kang.

    And then in the Time’s Arrow Novels, specifically Book 2: The Present, at least (1997-1998, I think), there is the Scarlet Centurion who targeted the X-Men instead of the Avengers, duping
the X-Men into capturing their world’s other heroes and villains. The heroes were liberated with the aid of reality-traversing Earth-616 heroes Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and Lucas Bishop (originally from Reality-1191).
    As this is a text novel, with images only at the start of each chapter, I don't think he was pictured, but I don't have all of the details recorded in my notes, but I doubt there is much to define the character specifically.

    In SHIELD III#12 (2016), got a pair of divergent Scarlet Centurions, the Scarlet Centurion active in Reality-616-maybe and the Scarlet Centurion from the diverged Reality-16112.

    In Avengers VI#1 (2017), Scarlet Centurion splits off from Kang but is considered Kang’s past self. He’s active in the story arc #1-3 and 6 and is then trapped in some future-stealing device alongside Kang and Immortus

    In Fantastic Four VI#35 (2021) we’ve got a Scarlet Centurion who is also the past incarnation of Kang competing with his predecessor, Rama-Tut, and Kang for a piece of technology from their namesake, Nathaniel Richards, the Warlord of Earth-6311 (at least one incarnation of Reed Richards-616’s dad).

    Per the Scarlet Centurion profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#10: Various alternate timelines branched off from each reality in which the Scarlet Centurion was defeated. In multiple timelines, he was hurled to Earth-6311 or a variant reality’s war-ravaged 40th century, where he assumed a new armored identity as Kang the Conqueror, repeatedly clashing with Earth-616 or a variant reality’s modern era Avengers. In other timelines, he remained the Scarlet Centurion.

Each appearance of the Centurion has some variation in costume, etc. (more on that below).


    The Scarlet Centurion who is the son of Kang is clearly not a Kang incarnation, but he has a somewhat similar appearance to the one in SHIELD III#12, with a Kang-like mask underneath his helmet.
But then, the Kang in FF VI#35 also has a similar mask under the helmet

    The Scarlet Centurion who was active on Earth-8110 and the one who opposed the Squadron Supreme-712 maintained the classic Rama-Tut appearance with no mask under his helmet. However, the one active on Earth-8110 had the same appearance as the one active on Earth-689 as they  had apparently diverged from each other. I really like the idea that the one from Earth-8110  is the one that went to Reality-712...but Captain America Annual#11 specifically notes the divergence between the one who became Kang and the one who became involved in Reality-712 as having occurred AFTER Avengers Annual#2, which is after the point of divergence between the Centurions on -689 and -8110. That would make the one on Earth-8110 a separate counterpart.

    The Scarlet Centurion active on Earth-98702 diverged from the above Centurions prior to Avengers Annual#2, as he elected to use the X-Men as pawns rather than the Avengers. I don’t recall whether the one from Earth-98702 is even pictured, as its from a text novel. Maybe he’s described?

    I don’t think the two divergent forms in SHIELD#12 are defined as Nathaniel Richards or a Kang-variant. They could be Markus Kang or a variant, or they could be primary Nathaniel Richards/Scarlet Centurion variants.

    When the Scarlet Centurion splits off from Kang as a previous incarnation in Avengers VI#1, it seems like this is the true past self of Kang as Kang remembers some of their activities. He does not have a Kang-mask under his helmet, but his face varies between pink fleshtones and a more blue appearance, and he also has lines on his apparent skin that parallel some of the lines on Kang's mask.

    The one of Fantastic Four VI does have a Kang mask under his helmet, but he’s also supposed to be specifically the incarnation between Rama-Tut and Kang. However, he seems disbelieving that he could ever become someone like Kang, and so maybe he’s another divergence?


I think the Scarlet Centurion from Avengers VI#1-3 and #6 and the one from Fantastic Four VI#35 are most likely the same being, which is why I included them in the same profile.
But maybe they are not...if there is evidence to support them as being different, I can split the two characters into different profiles.

Since each one was supposed to be the past self of Kang and since Kang remembers some of their memories, it seems like these are the possibilities:

Avengers VI Scarlet Centurion

The Scarlet Centurion in Avengers VI is Kang’s past self, pulled from time and active alongside of him due to the time paradox, but he continues on to become Kang.

The Scarlet Centurion from Avengers VI diverged from Kang just like Kang diverged from Immortus, and they are now separate beings.

Other thoughts?

Fanatastic Four VI Scarlet Centurion

The Scarlet Centurion in Fantastic Four VI#35 is the Scarlet Centurion pulled forward from time, and he is the past incarnation of Kang.

The Scarlet Centurion in Fantastic Four VI#35 is a divergent Centurion, not locked into becoming Kang, meaning they diverged at some point, perhaps Avengers VI#1.

Other thoughts?

Two other possibilities:

Just like Kang has diverged multiple versions of himself, so has the Scarlet Centurion.

The Scarlet Centurion had a much longer period of activity than was initially described (not that problematic for a time-traveler), and the various appearances are from different periods in the same (or perhaps one or two) Centurion(s).

Ultimately, I believe the Scarlet Centurions in SHIELD#11-12 have almost nothing to define them as true past incarnations of Kang or variants, so they’ll stay separate for now. 

The SHIELD ones already have their own profiles on the Appendix. 

The Time’s Arrow one will eventually get its own profile…I’ll just have to figure out on which pages he is discussed, as re-reading the whole novel is time-consuming…

    Back to regular comments:
        How in the world does Immortus not know Scion's true identity? He would have the memories of all of his past incarnations, to whom Scion had revealed his true identity. It was a cool story, and time travel stories have their own set of shenanigans, but little things like that bother me...

    The Warlord of Earth-6311 (aka Other-Earth) was believed to be Reed Richard's father, Nathaniel Richards, but it was actually his bloodthirsty wife Cassandra who acted as the Warlord. Regardless, when they speak of the Warlord of Other-Earth/Earth-6311, they are referring to Nathaniel.  

    The Scarlet Centurion has had profiles in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #6, Avengers Log, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Alternate Universes#1, All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#9, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#10.
    The profile in All-new OHotMU#9 covers Marcus Kang, specifically.

Here's some significant alternate realities associated with this Scarlet Centurion:

Earth-17383 Delivery of the infant Nathaniel Richards (later Kang) to the modern day Priests of Pama generated a temporal paradox that granted the Priests chronal powers, which further changed their children such that by the 26th century, the Priests fed on temporal energy. A group encountered Reality-616’s time-traveling Wasp (Nadia Pym), saved the Avengers from the paradoxes of their having been slain as infants by Kang and the Scarlet Centurion, and drained the temporal energies from the pursuing latter two. AV #3 (2017)

Earth-41571 Divergent Earth-6311; infant Nathaniel Richards abducted from his crib by time-traveling Vision, never returned. All-New, All-Different Avengers #13 (2016)


Profile by Snood.

This Scarlet Centurion is presumably an incarnation of :

He should be further distinguished from:

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Avengers Annual#2, pg. 10 (pixelized image appearing to Avengers-689);
        pg. 25 (symbolic image with two sets of Avengers in hourglass);
        pg. 33, panel 5 (by machinery);
        pg. 39, panel 2 (appearing amidst flames);
        pg. 41, panel 4 (face);
        pg. 42, panel 4 (banished into timestream);
Avengers VI#1, pg. 12, panel 3 (splitting from Kang);
        pg. 18-19 (shattering the Vision);
        pg. 30, panel 1-2 (marginal images with battle axe);
    #2, pg. 10, panel 4 (stabbing Priest of Pama);
        pg. 11, panel 1 (face);
        pg. 15, panel 2 (profile, upper body, with battle axe);
        pg. 19, panel 3 (impaling Spider-Man);
    #6, pg. 14, panel 2 (mostly full);
        pg. 20, panel 4 (trapped within future-stealing device with Immortus and Kang)
Fantastic Four VI#35, pg. 22, panel 5 (hips-up);
        pg. 23 (fake cover showing manipulation of teams);
        pg. 31, panel 1 (face);
            panel 2 (helmet in profile);
        pg. 49-50, panel 1 (calves-up, posterior, mostly full);
        pg. 53, panel 2 (blasting Thing into temporal counterparts)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#6 - -digitally remastered in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#10

Fantastic Four I#19 (October, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Dick Ayers (inker)
Fantastic Four Annual#2/2 (1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Chic Stone (inks)
Avengers Annual#2 (September, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), Don Heck (penciler), Werner Roth, and Vince Colletta (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Doctor Strange#53 (1982) - Roger Stern (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Avengers I#269 (June, 1986) - Roger Stern (writer), John Buscema (breakdowns), Tom Palmer (finished art), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
West Coast Avengers II#20-21 (May-June, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Al Milgrom (layouts), Joe Sinnott (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
West Coast Avengers II#22 (July, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Al Milgrom (layouts), Kim DeMulder (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
West Coast Avengers II#23 (August, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Al Milgrom (layouts), Romeo Tanghal (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Captain America Annual#11/6 (1992) - Peter Sanderson (writer), Rich Yanizeski (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Pat Garrahy (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Fantastic Four Annual#25/5 (1992) - Peter Sanderson (writer), Rich Yanizeski (penciler), Ray Kryssing (inker), Pat Garrahy (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Killpower: The Early Years#1-2 (September-October, 1993) - Mike Barr (writer), John Ross (penciler), Martin Griffiths (inker), Jacqui Papp (editor)
Cable#21 (July, 1995) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Arnie Jorgensen (penciler), Mark Pennington (inker), Lisa Patrick (editor)
Cable#32 (June, 1996) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Ian Churchill (breakdowns), Scott Hanna (finishes), Mark Powers (editor)
Rise of Apocalypse#1 (October, 1996) - Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Adam Pollina (penciler), Mark Morales & Harry Candelario (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Rise of Apocalypse#2-3 (November-December, 1996) - Terry Kavanaugh & James Felder (writers), Adam Pollina (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Rise of Apocalypse#4 (January, 1997) - Terry Kavanaugh & James Felder (writers), Adam Pollina & Anthony Williams (pencilers), Mark Morales & Al Milgrom (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable#54 (May, 1998) - Joe Casey (writer), Ladronn (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable#55 (June, 1998) - Joe Casey (writer), Ladronn (penciler), Juan Vlasco & Keith Aiken (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable#56 (July, 1998) - Joe Casey (writer), Ryan Benjamin (penciler), Matt Banning, w/ Scott Hanna, Keith Aiken, & Jon Holdredge (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable#57 (August, 1998) - Joe Casey (writer), Rhan Benjamin (penciler), Scott Hanna w/ Banning & Holdredge (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Avengers Forever#9 (August 1999) - Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern (writers), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Jesus Merino (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Marvel Universe: The End#2 (May, 2003) - by Jim Starlin (writer/penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four: Foes#1 (March, 2005) - Robert Kirkman (writer), Cliff Rathburn (artist); Andy Schmidt, Nicole Wiley, & Molly Lazer (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Marvel Knights 4 #16 (May, 2005) - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (writer), Jim Muniz (penciler), Jim Royal and Derek Fridolfs (inker), Warren Simons (editor)


Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#6 (Mid-November, 1989) - Peter Sanderson (writer/researcher), Paul Ryan (Scarlet Centurion penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker/embellisher), Len Kaminski, Glenn Herdling, Marcus McLaurin, & David Wohl (associate writers), Gregory Wood (editorial assistant), Kelly Corvese (assistant editor), Terry Kavanaugh (editor), Mark Gruenwald (executive editor)

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 (November, 2005) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Mark O'English, Eric J. Moreels, Michael Hoskin, Bill Lentz, Chris Biggs & Anthony Flamini (writers), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editors)

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#10 (November, 2009) - Jeff Christiansen, Stuart Vandal, & Sean McQuaid (head writers/coordinators), Mike Fichera, Madison Carter, Markus Raymond, & Mike O'Sullivan (coordination assistants), Mike Fichera, Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin, Madison Carter, Mike O'Sullivan, Rob London, Eric J. Moreels, Markus Raymond, David Wiltfong, Gabriel Shechter, Richard Green, Jacob Rougemont, Chris Biggs, Mark O'English, & Anthony Flamini (writers), Brian Overton (copy editor), John Denning & Alex Starbuck (assistant editors), Mark D. Beazley (editor, special projects), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editor

All-New All-Different Avengers#13 (October, 2016) - Mark Waid (writer), Adam Kubert (penciler/inker), Alanna Smith (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#1-3 (January-March, 2017) - Mark Waid (writer), Mike Del Mundo (artist), Alanna Smith (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#6 (June, 2017) - Mark Waid (writer), Mike Del Mundo (artist), Alanna Smith (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four VI#35 (November, 2021) - Dan Slott (writer), John Romita, Jr. (penciler), JP Mayer with Scott Hanna, Cam Smith, Rafael Fonteriz & Mark Morales (inkers), Martin Biro (assistant editor), Alanna Smith & Annalise Bissa (associate editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First posted: 12/22/2022
Last updated: 12/22/2022

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