If you’re a fan of Hip-Hop and R&B then you’ll love “Kro” — a young emcee from Atlanta with the kind of style that made the likes of Jay-Z and Drake look like they were born yesterday. His music is the kind you can put on and feel yourself getting down to. Check out songs like “Suit and Tie” and “Night Vision”, and you’ll find yourself nodding along to the punchlines and sampling.
There is a new music video out and everyone is talking about it. Only, you don’t understand a word of the incomprehensible language. If you could just understand this silly song, you could find out what the big deal is.
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The tentacled humanoid shown towards the conclusion of the Eternals trailer is the final recognizable figure, as he threatens Thena and tells her she can’t protect anybody. That’s Warlord Kro, the Deviants’ commander… or at least, it would be if we didn’t know that traitor Druig would play him in the film. Kro is unlikely to be satisfied with a lesser position, thus his precise function in the film remains unknown. Also, the fact that he’s shown alongside Thena, of all people, may indicate that their relationship in the comics isn’t entirely antagonistic. Let’s take a closer look.
Born in Lemuria nearly 100,000 years ago, Kro was a Deviant, member of a race of defective people whose unstable genetic code caused random mutations in every single born child. Unique among his kind, however, Kro received a number of advantageous mutations, first of all his immortality, that made him closer to his hated cousins, the perfect Eternals, than to his own kind: knowing the jealousy and hatred his condition would have caused in his brethren, Kro decided to hide his true power and, being also a shapeshifter, he walked among his people pretending to be a long line of sons succeeding their fathers. Thanks to his knowledge and accumulated wisdom, however, Kro managed to help the Deviants conquer power over humans and Eternals alike, and was pivotal in the construction of the Deviant Empire, 20,000 years ago… a dictatorship that was deemed unworthy of continued existence by the Second Host of the Celestials, the space gods who had created both Deviants and Eternals, and that was thus destroyed by them with the Great Cataclysm, the biblical flood. Among the few survivors of the massacre, Kro learnt that Deviants had to lay low if they hoped to survive, and prevented his people from ever establishing dominion over the other races ever again; he also kept his ruse, thus avoiding the gruesome experiments his people would have subjected him to replicate his immortality. Despite avoiding grand gestures, Deviants still influenced the life of the other species, and Kro in particular was often mistaken for the Olympian god Hades (or for his Roman counterpart Pluto) and even for the Devil, and sometimes he also grew himself horns or altered his features to feed the illusion and control terrified humans. His life, however, changed forever 2,500 years ago, in Babylon, during a battle with the Eternals.
While Deviants and Eternals battled each other as usual, Kro met the daughter of Zuras, the enemy leader: Thena, a mighty warrior… whom he fell in love with. Against all odds, Thena reciprocated his feelings, and the two began a secret relationship, but before long they had to part, driven away by the hatred the respective faction held for the other, despite they still had strong feelings for each other. Kro never contacted Thena again, albeit loving her with all his heart, and Thena, on her side, believed that Kro had died: after all, a Deviant who could live more than a hundred years best was unheard of. Kro, of course, lived much more than that, and he spent most of the following millennium planning: when the Third Host came, he was ready, and he managed to use his shape-shifting powers to walk unnoticed among the Celestials, and to steal from them the Power Gems, a powerful artifact that he hid on a secret island in the Pacific Ocean, ready to be used at the apt time. In the following centuries, Kro resumed his duty of serving his people, this time trying to exploit humans’ conflict to win his own species’ some room on the surface, from the underground citadels they had been exiled to after the flood: during the 1940s, first as the god Pluto then as the dictator of Prussland Rudolph Hendler, then again as mobster Paul Sayden in Coast City and finally as Mr. S. Devile in Groton City, he tried to destabilize human society, but each time his plans were thwarted by the superhero Mercury, who wasn’t the real Roman god, but rather the Eternal Makkari in disguise. In the 1950s, he exploited humans’ collective fear to unleash some gigantic Deviants on Monsters Island, in Japan, but he was battled by the Monster Hunters. Finally, in the 1960s, as he participated to the Vietnam War, he met Thena again: the Eternal was surprised to see him alive, and they rekindled the old passion. They had two children, Donald and Deborah, two hybrids the likes of which the world had never seen… but the arrival of the Fourth Host, however, prevented him from staying with his old love: all his centuries-long plans had to be executed, as the fate of all Deviants was in his hands.
Kro is a knowledgeable and ancient creature, one of a kind even among his extremely varied species, who is now old enough to be the Deviant monarchs’ most trusted adviser. He is factually immortal, as he can control every molecule in his body and mentally regenerate himself, from wounds or old age alike; he also has limited shape-shifting powers, which allow him to change his facial features and redistribute his own mass, though he can’t change his skeleton or add or suture anything. Warlord Kro is a quiet maker of worlds, a weaver who fashioned Deviant civilization and has been tirelessly preparing its final ascent… even though he’s learned a lot in his incredibly long existence, and he’s realized that the distinctions between Deviants and other species aren’t as great as he thought…
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