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Quote1 You, who have been asleep--heed my words! I am speaking to you in the most direct manner possible!--thru your own, mortal brains! My name would be utterly meaningless to you--but I am the living embodiment of power--for I am the Supreme Intelligence of the majestic race of the Kree! By piecing together the frail fabric of the past, I have learned that it was you who destroyed my hidden Earth outpost, and its loyal Sentry! While you writhe in abject helplessness I have probed your primitive brains! And now--I am done! Since there is no doubt of your guilt, you must await my sentence! Thus, I release you--until the coming of--Ronan the Accuser! Quote2
-- Supreme Intelligence src
 

Origin

Supreme Intelligence (Earth-616) from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol 1 8 001

The Supreme Intelligence, also known as the Supremor, was created more than a million years ago by the extraterrestrial race known as the Kree to help them create a Cosmic Cube like the Shaper of Worlds that their enemies, the Skrulls, had once created. It is composed of the brains of the greatest Kree minds (thinkers, generals, philosophers, scientists and so on), removed upon their deaths and assimilated by the super-computer in a process called "Supremorization."[7]

Eventually the Intelligence developed a mind of its own and refused to create the cube knowing the dangers that could be wrought by an evolved Cosmic Cube, which was what had destroyed massive parts of the Skrull Empire.[8]

Despite this, it was allowed to continue to exist to serve the Kree with its wisdom. Its influence eventually grew to the point where it replaced the Kree government, although it has occasionally been deposed for periods of time. Most of the Kree are fanatically devoted to it, and its worship is an organized religion.[9]

Evolutionary Plans

The Supremor realized long ago that the Kree had reached an evolutionary dead-end. Its main concern became to find a way to jump-start its race's evolution. The Kree experimented on a multitude of races hoping to find a way to evolve themselves and turn these experiments, the Inhumans, into bio-weapons against the Skrulls. However, when downloading the data about the experiments the Supremor saw a prophecy about the Midnight King rising from the experiments who would bring the end to the Supremor. The Intelligence then ordered the execution of the experiments and the scientists behind them, but because of the data was left uncompleted five of the experimented races evaded genocide.[2]

The Intelligence then formulated a new plan to jump-start their evolution. Its manipulations of the human Rick Jones and the Kree hero Captain Mar-Vell were part of this process, especially since it was aware of the evolutionary potential of the human race, especially the Destiny Force, which it helped awaken in Rick Jones.[10][7]

It orchestrated events so that Jones and Mar-Vell had to share the power of the "Nega-Bands" and then, as the Supremor, challenged them in battle at the same time, intending to defeat them in time for their minds being ravaged by the Millennia Bloom, leaving them mindless soldiers which the intelligence would then have use to destroy Earth, so that no Earth human could ever arise with power matching its own, and absorb Jones's potential. These plans it had for Jones and Mar-Vell were foiled when Jones activated the Intelligence's ship's weapons systems to cause a solar flare from Hala. The Intelligence was forced to divert all of its energy into the planetary shields, leaving it and all of the Kree powerless and unconscious.[11]

Second Kree/Skrull War

After the Supreme Intelligence realized that all of the Skrulls lost their ability to shapeshift following the detonation of the Hyperwave Bomb, it plotted a new campaign for a second war between the Kree and the Skrull.[12] It also acquired the Soul Gem which it used to balance the blue and pink Kree components within itself and also used it to absorb Silver Surfer's soul.[12] However, the Surfer escaped and managed to remove the Soul Gem from the Supreme Intelligence causing the being's sanity to shatter,[13] and leaving Nenora to lead the Kree Empire. The war finally ended when Nenora was exposed as Skrull spy.[14]

The Contemplator began restructuring the Supreme Intelligence's scrambled consciousness who was then taken over by the Elder's mind.[15] Luckily, a Cotati wizard liberated the Supreme Intelligence, but manipulated the being into appointing Clumsy Foulup as the leader of the Kree.[16] However, it later regained its post as the supreme leader after absorbing the minds of Ael-Dan and Dar-Benn.[17]

Kree/Shi'ar War

During Operation Galactic Storm the Supremor secretly arranged to have a "Nega-Bomb," a device producing a special kind of radiation gathered from the Negative Zone, detonated in the Kree Galaxy, hoping its energies would reactivate the Kree's genetic potential. In the process, thousands of millions of Kree were killed. This led a group of Avengers to decide to execute it for genocide, against the wishes of the rest of the team. However, although the Avengers believed they had killed it, only its host computer was destroyed because the Supremor had secretly beamed itself to an awaiting starship hidden from the conflict between the Kree and Shi'ar.[18][19]

The Kree Empire had fallen after the Kree-Shi'ar War, with the Kree Empire placed under the rule of the Shi'ar Imperium, ruled by Deathbird. The Kree Star Force were her enforcers, now turned into a branch of the Imperial Guard. The Supremor android on the Star Force acted as the Supreme Intelligence's spy into the workings of the remaining Kree Empire.[18]

Manhattan

Despite having survived, the Supreme Intelligence found itself in a reduced state. Needing a massive amount of energy in order to re-incorporate itself, the Supremor manipulated several beings to achieve its ends. The Supremor influenced Primus, a Pink Kree from a prison-world, into bringing a "nega-reactor" from Hala to Earth while guiding Commando, a Blue Kree named M-Nell, to join the Shi'ar Imperial Guard and to be part of a subsequent mission to Earth. While keeping its identity a secret, the Supremor then spoke to Rick Jones in a dream and tempted him with the promise that he would soon have an opportunity to gain the power that would make him the first of Earth's new wave of heroes. When its three pawns all came together in the sewers beneath Manhattan, Commando and the Imperial Guard prevented Primus from spreading Nega-energy across Earth while an empowered Jones was able to absorb that energy. The Supremor then drained that energy from Jones to complete its resurgence.[20]

Live Kree or Die!

The Supreme Intelligence was later found beneath the surface of Earth by Galen Kor and his followers who brought it with them to the Blue Area of the Moon[4] which they had rebuilt using the Skrull technology hidden there.[19] Now calling themselves the Lunatic Legion, these Kree were fanatically committed to seeking vengeance against the people of Earth for (as they believed) detonating the "Nega-Bomb" in the Kree galaxy and planned to convert much of the human population into beings genetically identical to pure-bred Kree (Neo-Kree). Although the Supremor needed these Kree, their plan was incompatible with its own plans for Earth so it secretly took steps to prevent the strike against Earth from succeeding. Its first attempt was to mentally control a Skrull named Sn'Tlo, later known as the Sensational Hydra, into taking actions that created an atmosphere of xenophobia on Earth but Galen Kor and his men were able to overcome that setback. When Quicksilver and some allies teleported to the Blue Area in search of a kidnapped Carol Danvers, they encountered the Supreme Intelligence who helped them by revealing what the Lunatic Legion were planning to do, thereby giving them the information they need to destroy the power source for the weapon. Finally, after the Avengers had mistakenly come to believe that the Kree threat had been thwarted, the Supremor secretly sent a message from the Moon that revealed that the Lunatic Legion were about to launch their attack, warning the Avengers in time for them to prevent the strike. In the aftermath, the Supreme Intelligence was content to remain in the Blue Area where a new facility jointly controlled by S.H.I.E.L.D. and Starcore was constructed to study the Blue Area and monitor it.[5]

Avengers: Forever

The Supreme Intelligence remained in the Blue Area and allied with both Libra and Kang the Conqueror against the plans of Immortus (Nathaniel Richards) and the Time-Keepers[21]. The resulting "Destiny War" involved Rick Jones and seven Avengers pulled from other times, and by the time it ended the Supreme Intelligence had secretly obtained the Forever Crystal, an artifact with powerful time-manipulation abilities.[22]

Maximum Security

Although seemingly still confined to the Blue Area, the Supreme Intelligence was able to secretly use the Forever Crystal to advance the evolution of a number of its loyal Kree subjects.[23] Calling themselves the Ruul, these evolved Kree posed as a new merchant race from beyond charted space and sought to join the Galactic Council at the same time as Ego the Living Planet was wreaking havoc. Following the Supremor's plan, the Ruul suggested that the problem of humanity might be contained if Earth were to be transformed into a prison planet where all the civilized worlds could send their criminals, and the galactic council agreed to this plan.[24]

During the resulting chaos on Earth, the Supreme intelligence was visited on the Moon by Moonstone (Karla Sofen) who sought information about a Kree woman named Ajes'ha who had previously carried her moonstone.[25]

Eventually, the Avengers discovered the truth behind Maximum Security and were able to reveal it to the assembled Galactic Council. However, the delegates refused to believe them until the Supreme Intelligence chose to reveal itself to them in order to boast of how it and the Ruul had fooled and manipulated them, and then revealed that the Kree were well on their way to taking back their interstellar empire. No longer needing to pretend to be imprisoned on the Moon, the Supreme Intelligence returned to Hala.[26]

Return to the Kree Empire

Back on the Ruul homeworld of Hala, the Intelligence got its wish for more genetic stock for the Kree, when some of the Inhuman tribes reunited with the regrowing Kree Empire. Combined with the Ruul and the mutated Kree, the Kree Empire would soon rise again after throwing off the shackles of the Shi'ar Empire.[27]

Annihilation

After the universe was destroyed and recreated by Genis-Vell and Entropy, son of Eternity, the Kree race was restored to its original form. It was declared that the Supreme Intelligence was not in command of the Kree Empire, having been replaced by the merchant House of Fiyero.[28] House Fiyero, in fact, placed the Supreme Intelligence in a state of "living death" and ruled the Kree without its consent. Ronan The Accuser was told by the being's caretakers that it longed for Ronan to return and set the Kree on the correct path against the Annihilation Wave. Realizing that there was nothing to be done to restore the creature to life, Ronan instead shattered the tank and left it to die rather than live in pain, after deposing House Fiyero for their treachery.[29]

Annihilation: Conquest

Nonetheless, the spirit of the Supreme Intelligence lived on. With the Phalanx slowly assimilating the Kree Imperium world by world, it had to act. It telepathically called to Phyla-Vell, the most recent Quasar, urging her to seek out the "savior" of the Kree. The savior proved to be Adam Warlock, though his awakening was premature.[27]

On Hala, the Phalanx tried to resurrect the Supreme Intelligence's body. This sent a mental echo through space that would assimilate all Kree. Wraith foiled this plan by using his Exolon weapon to assimilate the Supremor's soul.[30]

With the killing of the Supremor, the Kree Empire would fall under the stewardship of Ronan and eventually the rulership of the Royal Family of Inhumans, who would lead the Kree into a war with the Shi'ar and their mad emperor, Vulcan.[citation needed]

War of Four Cities

The Intelligence was resuscitated using a seed hidden within Ronan's universal weapon staff and two rogue alternate dimension Reed Richards. It then proceeded to order the extermination of Earth for its link to Black Bolt and the Universal Inhumans.[31]

AvX

When the Phoenix Force headed towards the Earth, the Supreme Intelligence informed the interdimensional Kree hybrid Noh-Varr about it and ordered him to help his Avengers teammates intercept the entity. However, he also informed him that he must contain it at all costs, even if it meant eliminating his teammates.[32] The Supremor was psychically controlled to act as a mouthpiece by Minister Marvel, nephew of Captain Mar-Vell and a devotee of the Phoenix Force.[33]

Infinity

During the Builders's crusade of conquest on their way to attack the Earth, the Supreme Intelligence was initially helpful with the Galactic Council's efforts to halt their march. However, once the Kree homeworld was taken over by the Builders, the Intelligence commanded its people to surrender. After Ronan and his Accuser corps fractured away to continue the battle, the Supremor gave them blanket amnesty upon the success of the campaign.[34]

Destruction of Hala and the Supremor

With the resurgence of the Black Vortex, a powerful item capable of unleashing the cosmic potential of whoever used it, the Kree attempted to destroy it. The Supreme Intelligence sent Ronan and the Accuser Corps to take it from their current possessors, the cosmically-enhanced Gamora, Beast, and Angel.[35]

In retaliation, the three cosmically-enhanced beings assaulted Hala.[36] The Accuser Corps tried to fight off their attackers, but were notably overpowered. After being denied permission by the Supreme Intelligence to use the power of the Black Vortex to fight back, Ronan The Accuser disobeyed him and submitted to its power, ensuring a successful defense for the Kree homeworld and forcing Gamora, the Beast, and the Angel to flee after the latter was knocked down.[37]

Once the dust settled, the Kree attempted to get rid of the Black Vortex once more. However, they were attacked by Mister Knife and the Slaughter Lords, another party interested in the Vortex. Taking advantage of the state of frailty in which Hala was left, he used all the firepower of his flying fortress to destroy the planet. The Supreme Intelligence demanded its Accuser Corps to escape, while it itself remained in Hala and was destroyed.[38]

When an expedition to Hala led by Marvel Boy and composed of numerous members of the Inhuman Royal Family reached its destination, Marvel Boy planted the seed of the We-Plex Supreme Intelligence System from his native universe in the Supremor's remains. The resulting process ended in the resurrection of the Plex Intelligence, with the absorbed material from the other Supreme Intelligence.[1]

Power Grid [43]
Intelligence*
Strength*
 1
Speed*
 2
 1
Durability*
 3
 2
Energy Projection*
 2
Fighting Skills*
 1
* Supremor ratings are 5, 4, 2, 3, 2, 6 (in order)

Powers

Despite being basically immobile, the Intelligence possesses all known psionic powers, such as telepathy, telekinesis, cosmic awareness, sensory link, postcognition, precognition etc.

The Supremor is also capable of manipulating energy and matter, as well as create up to three android servitors that act as its eyes and ears when away from itself. These androids, called Supremor also, possess some degree of independence when created, but are totally loyal to the Supremor.

It usually projects images of itself across space, cyberspace and even into the astral planes, in the form of a huge, amorphous, greenish, humanoid face, with tentacle-like "hair," to communicate with its agents scattered across the cosmos. It has even assumed the form of an orange-dragon with a green-skinned octopus as its head, called the Multitude.

Its power was only further enhanced when it later merged with an inert Cosmic Cube, which now serves as its true housing, kept in a separate room from the organic computer facade it created to fool would-be assassins. Upon assuming its new housing, the Supremor was now able to control reality within a limited distance of itself, as well as able to open up portals between dimensions, most notably the Astral Plane and the dimension of Death.

Abilities

  • Super-Genius Intelligence:[39]

Weaknesses

Its physical body is linked to its holding tank; the destruction of this tank can in turn lead to the destruction of the Intelligence.

Equipment

Cosmic Cube

Transportation

Astral Projection, Supremor android[41]

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Royals #5
  2. 2.0 2.1 FF #6
  3. Captain Marvel #18
  4. 4.0 4.1 Iron Man Vol 3 #7
  5. 5.0 5.1 Avengers Vol 3 #7
  6. Imperial Guard #3
  7. 7.0 7.1 Captain Marvel #41
  8. Captain America Annual #7
  9. X-Men Unlimited #5
  10. Avengers #89
  11. Captain Marvel #46
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Silver Surfer Vol 3 #6
  13. 13.0 13.1 Silver Surfer Vol 3 #8
  14. Silver Surfer Vol 3 #13
  15. Silver Surfer Vol 3 #29-30
  16. Silver Surfer Vol 3 #31
  17. Captain America #398
  18. 18.0 18.1 Avengers #347
  19. 19.0 19.1 Quicksilver #10
  20. Imperial Guard #1-3
  21. Avengers: Forever Vol 1
  22. Avengers: Forever #12
  23. Avengers Vol 3 #35
  24. Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1
  25. Thunderbolts #44-45
  26. Maximum Security #3
  27. 27.0 27.1 Captain Marvel Vol 5 #3-4
  28. Annihilation #2
  29. Annihilation #5
  30. Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #4
  31. FF #11
  32. Avengers Vol 4 #25
  33. Secret Avengers #27
  34. Infinity #6
  35. All-New X-Men #38
  36. All-New X-Men #39
  37. Guardians Team-Up #3
  38. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 #25
  39. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update #4
  40. Silver Surfer Vol 3 #7
  41. Avengers #346
  42. Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide #2
  43. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update #4



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