> I posted this at Avengers Forever, and created a great thread. I
> thought some of you might get a kick out of it also.
> I am convinced more than ever before that Tony Stark will become Kang.
> It all started back at the end of Volume 1, during the Time
> Slip/Crossing arc. In that arc it was revealed that Stark was the
> villian, being influenced by Kang. It was further revealed that Kand
> had been influencing Stark from the very founding of the Avengers.
> Then he was killed and replaced by a teen age Stark pulled from time
> before Kang had an opportunity to corrupt him. THEN during the
> Onslaught/Heroes Reborn arc, Franklin Richards "reset" the Marvel U
> to a time just before Time Slip. SO, that means Stark is still being
> influenced by Kang.
> BUT, how could Kang push his buttons and mentally control him unless
> he knew exactly how to do it. How to bypass security measures, armor
> systems, etc. And who better to know that information than the man
> himself - Tony Stark. And Kang, later to become Immortus looks like
> Tony Stark's twin!
> It is true that Iron Lad was a young kang, and not Tony, but gosh he
> looked alot like the young Tony Stark from Time Slip! If a young Tony
> could be pulled from time to become a new Iron Man, then surely a
> young Tony could be pulled from time to be groomed to be Kang.
> Apparently, this young Kang was actually being trained to become Kang
> by Kang... Does your head hurt yet?
> NOW, it seems that Stark founded the Illuminati as a source of secret
> power, and The Civil War was all a ploy to implement his Initiative.
> AND he is now the director of SHEILD. Without question, Stark is now
> the most powerful person in the Marvel U. And you expect his power
> grab to be over any time soon?
> Think about this for a moment - Kang has conquered every world and
> every timeline he has ever desired, except the present Marvel U. Why?
> Why has he held back from decimating this timeline and becomeing
> supreme ruler? Could it be his feelings for friends and family? Could
> his attacks on this timeline be efforts to hone his past self? He has
> been on the edge of total victory so many times, but holds back and
> allows his failure. And what would motivate a super conqueror to
> become Immortus later? That has never been explained to my
> satisfaction. It could be a former hero's remorse over what he had
> ultimately become...
> Stark's transformation into Kang began a long time ago. I just can't
> wait to see how it all plays out.
What of the fact that Kang is Immortus is a descendant of Nathaniel Richards?