The Kree Empire is a major galactic government founded and ruled by the Kree, a scientifically and technologically advanced species from the planet Hala. Possessing very few rival entities, the Kree Empire is one of the most powerful states in the galaxy. Despite this, they were likely devastated when Thanos wiped out half the universe.
The Kree appear to have some form of an Imperial family, as revealed in the year 2091 when Kasius who reigns over the small human population of the Lighthouse is described as being one of two sons of a powerful Kree aristocrat.
- "If the Kree Empire learned that these experiments were a success, they would try to duplicate them."
During one of their wars, the Kree Empire experimented on species on different planets in order to create slave-soldiers to help them in their war. While most of these experiments failed, they succeded on the planet Earth and became Inhumans. The Kree also have been engaged in a conflict with their arch-rivals known as the Skrulls.
The Sakaarans became a client race of the Kree and were integrated in their society over the years.
A rivalry developed between the Kree Empire and the Nova Empire of Xandar, to the extent that a war occurred between the races. The war raged for a thousand years before hostilities were finally ceased. A peace treaty was in place by 2014. Old hatreds continued to run deep however: rioting broke out across the Kree Empire when the treaty was signed, and one official, Ronan the Accuser, was so consumed by his hatred of the Nova Empire and the Xandarians in particular that he made a pact with Thanos, in order to exterminate the world.
Nova-Prime Irani Rael called the Kree Ambassador, requesting assistance against Ronan, or at the very least, a statement condemning the murderous actions of the wayward Accuser, who was technically acting in violation of Kree law. The Ambassador ignored the request. Ronan would eventually be brought to justice by the Guardians of the Galaxy, but because Ronan was such a decorated figure in the Empire, the Guardians were marked as high profile targets and declared enemies of the Kree. Ironically, the Guardians of the Galaxy saved Hala from being assimilated by the Celestial Ego only a few months later.
A Kree named Vin-Tak came to Earth after receiving a signal that a Diviner had been activated; he wanted to make sure that the Kree Empire did not know that the ancient experiment of Terrigenesis performed on Humans millennia ago was successful.
Notable Kree Imperials
- Kree Emperor
- Kree Ambassador
- Ronan the Accuser †
- Korath the Pursuer †
- Mar-Vell/Walter Lawson
- Kasius †
- Sinara †
- Vicar †
- Maston-Dar †
- Hek-Sel †
- Faulnak †
- Kree Doctor †
- G.H. †
- Two Kree Reapers †