The Kree Empire is far from the center of the Marvel Universe. It doesn’t have a film, we haven’t been flooded with Kree merchandise, and no one dresses as the Kree for Halloween. However, despite not being the center of attention, the Kree have managed to work their way into a fair amount of comic books, and as a result have quite an interesting and eventful history to their empire. A lot of information about them remains a mystery to most people, or is too far scattered between comics for readers to put two and two together.

It may take a lot of digging to find details about the Kree, but what you will find will entertain and fascinate you. Their colourful history is full of wars, genocide, evolution and everything in between. And luckily for you, we’ve found all the best gory details and put them all in one place for you. So without further ado, here are 15 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Kree Empire.

15. Their race is over 6 million years old

15 15 Things You Didnt Know About The Kree Empire

The Kree race dates back an impressive 6 million years. For anyone who isn’t impressed by that, take into account how inferior you are to them in this respect. We mere humans in the real world have only been around for a lousy approximate 200,000 years in comparison. This isn’t the only cool thing about their creation either. The Kree were allegedly spawned by none other than the Xorrians, who also spawned all humanoid species from their own DNA.

Interestingly, the Kree’s history is not much known any further back than a million years or so, when they first encountered the Skrull. That’s approximately five million years of Kree history left unaccounted for. And if their reputation is anything to go by there is bound to be plenty of interesting stories in that time. No doubt there were a few wars or conflicts at the bare minimum. Do any historians care to enlighten us?

14. There are pink and blue-skinned kree

Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy 15 Things You Didnt Know About The Kree Empire

For those who are beginners in Kreeology, here is an introductory lesson in the basics. There are two types of Kree, the pink-skinned Kree and the blue skinned Kree. It all seems straight forward so far, but the difference between the two is far from skin deep.

The blue Kree are often known as being “pure bred” Kree, and are considered to be a small but powerful minority. They have the same appearance as the original Kree, and so are highly regarded among the species. They are usually seen as best fit to govern the empire and take most of the positions of authority. The pink-skinned Kree, sometimes referred to as white-skinned, have a similar appearance to Caucasian humans.  They are the results of Kree breeding with other species in a set of experiments that attempted to kick-start their evolution. The pink-skinned Kree are generally more durable than their blue-skinned counterparts and make up the majority of the terrifying Kree army.