active in Reality-616-ish
Identity/Class: Extratemporal (presumably Earth-6311/Other-Earth) human
technology user (see comments); time-traveler
active in this incarnation in the future of Earth-16112 and the relative present of Earth-616
Occupation: Conqueror, assassin (see comments)
Group Membership: None known (see comments)
Affiliations: None known (see comments)
(Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division;
Phil Coulson, Leo Fitz, Daisy Johnson, Melinda May, Jemma Simmons) of
Earth-16112 and Earth-616;
Asgardians (especially Odin Borson) and humanity of Earth-16112 (see comments)
Known Relatives: Unrevealed (see comments)
Aliases: None known (see comments)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: S.H.I.E.L.D. III#12 (January, 2016; see comments)Powers/Abilities: The Scarlet Centurion 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.
His time travel mechanisms enable him to travel through time, possibly taking passengers or cargo with him, and he can likely remotely beam “chronographic projections” (interactive transtemporal holograms) of himself into other time periods and locations, enabling him to communicate with people there.
The Centurion wears battle armor incorporating various far-future technologies. He can certainly project energy blasts and throw off a number of superhumanly strong Asgardian warriors. He can appear in even mystical realms such as Asgard without being detected, at least for a few seconds, and he can similarly disappear and prevent others from tracking him.
He wields a sword powerful enough to slay Odin Borson.
It is unrevealed whether his armor possesses abilities
demonstrated by other Scarlet Centurion counterparts, such as subtle
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; 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; electrical
blasters; and a near-impenetrable force field.
The Scarlet Centurion's physical stats are
unrevealed, but assuming he is a divergent version of Nathaniel
Richards-6311, they would be:
History: See comments
(S.H.I.E.L.D. III#12) - The Scarlet Centurion traveled to a future following Ragnarok, the twilight of the Gods, which was now bereft of both gods and men. Feeling a prideful compulsion to be more than just a witness to this reality, he resolved to be the cause of Ragnarok, and he traveled back in time to do so.
(S.H.I.E.L.D. III#12 - BTS) - In reality-16112, the Scarlet Centurion slew Odin. With Odin's killer identified as human, the gods assaulted Earth, slaughtering all of its super heroes.
Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D., called upon Asgard's guardian, Heimdall, calling in a debt from him for having recovered his sword during the War of the Realms. Heimdall agreed to transport Coulson and his fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to Asgard's recent past, prior to Odin's assassionation, and he further advised the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents not to come unarmed. Coulson brought Captain America's shield; Fitz wore Ant-Man's helmet; May wore Iron Man's gloves; and Simmons wore Spider-Man's web-shooters.
(S.H.I.E.L.D. III#12 - BTS) - Despite his previous notation, Heimdall additionally cloaked the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in Asgardian garb to prevent their discovery and advised them of how's Odin's assassination had brought about the current situtation and instructed them to do anything to prevent Odin's assassination. He further noted that he could do nothing to help, as the only way to prevent retaliation was for humans to be the heroes.
Ultimately, the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. reached the throneroom.
(S.H.I.E.L.D. III#12) - Materializing behind Odin, the Scarlet Centurion prepared to fatally stab him with his sword, but Coulson hurled Captain America's shield to block the assassination, diverging this reality from Reality-16112.
(S.H.I.E.L.D. III#12 (fb) - BTS) - Via Pym Particles, Fitz shrunk down and entered the Scarlet Centurion at some point and via an unidentified orifice (presumably his mouth or nose given his later point of exit).
(S.H.I.E.L.D. III#12) - May blasted the Scarlet Centurion, and Simmons sprayed his face with web fluid. The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents piled on the Centurion, and the Asgardians prepared to join the assault, but the Scarlet Centurion threw off his attackers and then froze time around the Asgardians; he left himself and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents unaffected so that he could savor his vengeance.
However, the temporal paradox began to affect the reality: As Odin had not died, the heroes had never been slain, and the weapons used by the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. vanished back to their owners; and without Ant-Man's helmet, Fitz reverted to normal size, tearing his way out of the Centurion.
As the weakened Centurion prepared to flee into the future, the vengeful Odin transformed him into a giant hourglass, telling him that time had his time had run out .
Comments: Created by Mark Waid, Joe Bennett, Alejandro Sicat with Ed Tadeo & Walden Wong.
Time Travel is complicated and confusing.
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).
After traveling back in time, 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. This is covered in great detail in the Rama-Tut, Immortus, and Scarlet Centurion (the one active on Earth-712) profiles.
The Scarlet Centurion featured in this profile presumably diverged off from this Richards at some point, but it is also possible that he was/is Marcus Kang (or a divergent version) or that another being usurped his role/title/armor, as we have seen in the Council of Cross-Time Kangs.
The Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe story told an ending and failure of the Scarlet Centurion. As there is no information to support OR refute this Scarlet Centurion from being that Scarlet Centurion or any other previous incarnation, I prefer to think of it as a different incarnation.
This Scarlet Centuron's costume was certainly different than the Kang-divergent Scarlet Centurions we have seen thus far, with a blue Kang-esque fully covering his face...his appearance was virtually identical to the Marcus Kang Scarlet Centurion. Intentional, or just artistic license/image reference confusion?...the world may never know!
Beyond that, something had presumably led to the Ragnarok the Scarlet Centurion sought out before he traveled to view it and then become its architect...or was it him all along and he didn't realize it until he did it? I'm not assigning any alternate reality for the "original" cause of this Ragnarok, as it is uncertain to me that it wasn't the Scarlet Centurion.
And then...the Scarlet Centurion subdued by Odin in Reality-616 is diverged from the Scarlet Centurion who successfully engineered Ragnarok and the slaughter of humanity in Reality-16112.
Since we don't know for certain that he is a divergent Nathaniel Richards and, if so, at what point he diverged, I have not included other counterparts' allies and enemies, as it adds a lot of questionable text/clutter. However, if he is a divergent Nathaniel Richads-6311, then his statswould include:
Occupation: Former Pharaoh, adventurer, scholar
Aliases: Formerly 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: formerly Egypt, circa 2950-2940 BC;
formerly Earth-6311/Other-Earth, 31st century (Other-Earth calendar)
Earth-16112 Scarlet Centurion slew Odin and disappeared, leading Asgardians to slaughter Earth's heroes; S.H.I.E.L.D. agents traveled to Asgard's past and prevented Centurion from slaying Odin, diverging Earth-616 from this reality. S.H.I.E.L.D. #12 (2016)
Profile by Snood.
This Scarlet Centurion should be distinguished from his divergent counterparts:
S.H.I.E.L.D. III#12 (January, 2016) - Mark Waid (writer), Joe Bennett (penciler), Alejandro Sicat with Ed Tadeo & Walden Wong (inkers), Alanna Smith & Jon Moisan (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 03/19/2022
Last updated: 03/19/2022
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