Ronan the Accuser

Ronan the Accuser


caption=Cover to "Annihilation: Ronan" #1 (2006)
Art by Gabriele Dell’otto.
character_name=Ronan the Accuser
publisher=Marvel Comics
debut="Fantastic Four" #65 (Aug 1967)
creators=Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
alliances=Kree Empire United Front Phalanx
powers= Superhuman strength and endurance
Cybernetic armor
Via Universal Weapon:
Energy projection
Molecular manipulation

Ronan the Accuser is a fictional character that has appeared in numerous comic book series published by Marvel Comics. A member of the alien race the Kree, he exists in Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe. Ronan first appeared in "Fantastic Four" vol. 1, #65 (1967), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Fictional character biography

Ronan the Accuser is a member of the alien race the Kree and the "Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire." Ronan, like all Kree, is oblivious to the existence of Earth until one of their robotic servants, a Sentry is defeated by the superhero team the Fantastic Four. Travelling to Earth to pass judgement on the heroes for their arrogance, Ronan himself is defeated, which prompts a new interest in Earth. ["Fantastic Four" vol. 1, #64 - 65] A Kree expedition is sent to Earth, and includes the hero Captain Mar-vell, who liaises with Ronan on several occasions. [ The expedition arrives in "Marvel Super-Heroes" #12 (Dec. 1967)] Ronan is next seen in the Kree-Skrull War, and it is revealed that he secretly plans to overthrow the Kree leader, the Supreme Intelligence, believing the Empire should not be ruled by a non-humanoid entity. ["Avengers" vol. 1, #88 - 97]

After the Kree defeat in the War, Ronan decides to end the meta-human threat from Earth by reversing evolution. Despite being aided by the Sentry and a troop of Kree, Ronan is defeated by Mar-vell. ["Captain Marvel" vol. 1, #47 - 49] Ronan later plays a pivotal role in the second Kree-Skrull War, and battles the Silver Surfer. ["Silver Surfer" vol. 3, #13]


During the recent Annihilation incident, Ronan is accused of treason. While trying to clear his name Ronan battles the female assassin Gamora and discovers he has been framed by a highly-placed member of a Kree house. Ronan then returns to help defend the Kree Empire against the Annihilation Wave, and joins the United Front led by the hero Nova. In this series he serves as an anti-hero. Ronan later clears his name and kills his betrayer, although not before his accuser lobotomises the Supreme Intelligence. In an act of mercy Ronan kills the Supreme Intelligence, and becomes ruler of the Kree Empire. ["Annihilation:Ronan" #1 - 4 (2006)]

The weakened Kree are then attacked and assimilated by the alien species the Phalanx, with Ronan currently forced to serve them to protect the Empire. ["Annihilation Conquest: Wraith" #1 (2007)]

Secret Invasion

In Secret Invasion: Inhumans #3, Medusa tries to establish an alliance between the Inhumans and the Kree to help find Blackbolt and free him from his Skrull captors. Ronan agrees, but only on the condition that Medusa's sister Crystal becomes his bride.

Powers and abilities

Ronan possesses superhuman strength, endurance, speed and reflexes; which are enhanced by his suit of armor. Ronan also possesses a weapon called the "Universal Weapon", is capable of emitting energy blasts; creating vortexes and manipulating matter and energy. He is also a highly skilled soldier and a military genius.

Other versions

Ultimate Ronan

The Ultimate version of Ronan the Accuser is in fact the son of the Titan Thanos and supports his empire. ["Ultimate Fantastic Four" #35 (2006)]

In other media


Ronan appeared in the "" episode "Trial By Fire" voiced by Michael Dobson.


External links

* [ Ronan the Accuser] at
* [ Newsarama: Furman on Ronan the Accuser] -Simon Furman talks about the "Annihilation: Ronan" miniseries.

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