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Ms. Marvel

Published Sat Aug 06 2022 By James Smith
Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel is an American Disney+ miniseries that follows the character of the same name from Marvel Comics. Ever since the end of Phase four, Marvel has stepped into the world of TV series. And Ms. Marvel is the seventh television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Bisha K. Ali is the head-writer of this miniseries. Whereas, Adil and Bilall worked as the director. Just like every other MCU project, Ms. Marvel gives continuity to other movies of the franchise as well.

The Poster of Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel Poster. Source: Pinterest

The first episode of Ms. Marvel aired on the 8th of June 2022. This miniseries had a total of six episodes which ran until the 13th of July, 2022. Some of the star cast of this miniseries are Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan alongside Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Rish Shah, Farhan Khan, and Aramis Knight

The Plot of the Series

The plotline of Ms. Marvel follows the life of Kamala Khan. Kamala is a 16-year-old girl who is a huge fan of the Avengers but specifically Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers

As a Muslim-American, Kamala finds herself struggling to fit in the society. Then she gains superpowers and goes on to find out about her powers and learn how to use them.

Ms. Marvel Episode 1: Generation Why

The first episode of Ms. Marvel aired on June 8, 2022. When Kamala fails her driving test, she along with her best friend, Bruno Carrelli starts preparing for AvengerCon. Since Kamala is a huge Captain Marvel fan, both of them work on Captain Marvel Cosplay suit. 

But Kamala's parents, Yusuf and Muneeba are quite strict, which is why they don't tell about their cosplay to her parents. One night, Kamala gets a package from her grandmother Sana. The package included a bangle which gets Kamala's attention but Muneeba takes it away claiming it is junk. 

Kamala covering her eyes from the flash during the cosplay competition
Kamala Khan at AvengerCon. Source: Marvel Studios

Kamala doesn't get permission from her parents for the AvengerCon. That is why on the day of AvengerCon, Kamala sneaks out of the house along with Bruno. Before sneaking out of the house, Kamala brought the bangle as a part of her cosplay. 

At the event, Kamala puts on the bangle along with her Captain Marvel's cosplay. But out of nowhere, cosmic energy appears out of her hands causing an accident. Soon after the incident, Bruno takes Kamala home. However, Muneeba finds out about the cosplay as soon as she reaches home.

In the same episode, Department of Damage Control (DODC) agents P. Cleary and Sadie Deever appear as well. They watch a video of the incident caused by Kamala at AvengerCon and proceed to New Jersey for investigation. 

Ms. Marvel Episode 2: Crushed

The second episode of Ms. Marvel aired on June 15, 2022. Soon after the incident, Kamala starts training to control her new powers. Bruno tags along to help her in the training. He even concludes the bangle to be the source of her powers. 

Later, Kamala along with Bruno and Nakia Bahadir attend a party organized by Zoe Zimmer. At the party, they come across Kamran who becomes friends with them instantly. However, Bruno gets frustrated because of the growing closeness between Kamala and Kamran. 

Kamala stares Kamran while he comes out of the pool
Kamala Khan stares at Kamran at Zoe Zimmer's Party. Source: Marvel Studios

Soon after, DODC agents Cleary and Deever arrive in New Jersey. They start the investigation by questioning Zimmer about her savior at AvengerCon. After getting answers from Zimmer, DODC agents order a sweep of the tri-state area and target South Asian communities. 

Later in the episode, everyone gathers to enjoy the Eid al-Adha celebration. During the celebration, a young boy slips from a mosque balcony while playing. Seeing the danger, Kamala uses her cosplay costume and powers to save the kid. 

After saving the kid, Kamala gets chased by the drones of DODC. But while escaping, she gets saved by Kamran. After getting in the car, he introduces Kamala to his mother, Najma

Ms. Marvel Episode 3: Destined

The third episode of Ms. Marvel aired on June 22, 2022. After driving away from the danger, Najma explains to Kamala their real identity. She explains that she along with Kamran is part of a group of five enhanced beings known as the Clandestine

Najma even tells Kamala that her great grandmother, Aisha was a Clandestine. At the end of their conversation, Najma asks for Kamala's help to return to the Noor Dimension using the bangle. Without a second thought, Kamala agrees to help. But when she informs about this to Bruno, he warns Kamala about the dangers she might face. 

Thinking about the danger, Kamala asks Kamran for some time but Najma gets impatient. Then the episode shows the wedding of Kamala's brother, Aamir. While everyone is enjoying their time, Najma comes to the wedding to force Kamala in using the bangle.

Everyone dancing at Aamir's Wedding
Everyone dancing at Aamir's Wedding. Source: Marvel Studios

Before Najma could arrive, Kamran crashes the wedding and warns Kamala about the danger. A battle breaks out between them but somehow Bruno and Kamala manage to escape. The DODC agents arrive at the scene and capture the Clandestine including Kamran.

While escaping from the building, Nakia sees Kamala using her powers. At the end of the episode, Sana contacts Kamala to let her know about the vision of the train. She even insists Kamala visit her in Karachi along with Muneeba. 

Ms. Marvel Episode 4: Seeing Red

The fourth episode of Ms. Marvel aired on June 29, 2022. Kamala travels to Karachi along with her mother, Muneeba to visit her grandmother, Sana. After having a conversation, Sana reveals to Kamala that the bangle is trying to convey a message through the vision. 

The very next day while exploring the reason for her vision, Kamala comes across Kareem, a member of the Red Daggers. At first, Kareem mistakes her for one of the Clandestine. But after realizing this, he takes Kamala to the Red Dagger's hideout. 

At the hideout, Kamala meets with Waleed, the leader of the Red Daggers. From Waleed, Kamala learns about the real intention of the Clandestine. At the same time in DODC's prison, the Clandestine escape but Najma abandons Kamran for his betrayal. 

Kamala Khan and Waleed meet each other
Kamala Khan meets Waleed, the leader of the Red Daggers. Source: Marvel Studios

Kamala then starts training with the Red Daggers to master her powers. But the Clandestine arrive at the Red Dagger's hideout to attack Kamala. Kamala escapes along with Kareem but while helping them, Waleed gets killed by Najma. 

As Kamala tries to escape, Najma attacks but accidentally stabs the bangle. That hit in the bangle causes Kamala to go back in time during the events of the partition. 

Ms. Marvel Episode 5: Time and Again

The fifth episode of Ms. Marvel aired on July 6, 2022. The episode starts back in 1942. In India, Aisha takes refuge in a village. During that time, she comes across Hasan who is an independence activist. Both of them fall in love with each other and even have a child, Sana. 

After five years, Najma is able to locate Aisha and orders her to retrieve the bangle. But Aisha leaves the bangle with Sana and attempts to escape to the new nation of Pakistan. Najma finds out about it and kills Aisha. When Kamala goes back in time, she goes to that exact moment. 

Kamala manages to interact with Aisha who requests Kamala to guide Sana back to the train. Kamala does manage to reunite Sana with her father. Later, she realizes that she was the one who reunited Sana with her father as per her stories. 

Kamran offers hand to Bruno
Kamran shakes hands with Bruno. Source: Marvel Studios

Soon after that, Kamala returns to the present time. Upon returning, she realizes that the strike in the bangle has opened the Veil of Noor. But whoever interacts with it, dies instantly. Kamala asks for help from Najma who transfers her power to Kamran before sacrificing her life to close the Veil. 

Once the Veil gets closed, Kamala realizes that Sana and Muneeba found out about her powers. But both of them accept her powers. At the same time in New Jersey, Kamran goes to Bruno for help. However, both of them get attacked by a DODC drone. Kamran does manage to destroy the drone with his new powers but while doing that, the whole store gets blown.

Ms. Marvel Episode 6: No Normal

The sixth episode of Ms. Marvel aired on July 13, 2022. After getting attacked by DODC, Bruno, and Kamran is on the run. While Deever orders a city-wide lockdown, Kamala creates a suit for herself and reunites with Bruno and Kamran.

With the help of Nakia, Aamir, and Zimmer, the group manages to go against the DODC agents. But even after getting a retreat order from Cleary, Deever ignores his orders. Kamran starts attacking the agents out of rage but Kamala succeeds in calming him down. 

Deever gets relieved of her duty for not following the orders. And Kamala gets recognition as a friendly figure. Later, Kamala shares a conversation with her father who gives her the name "Ms. Marvel". 

Ms. Marvel using her powers
Ms. Marvel uses her power to save Kamran. Source: Marvel Studios

Kamran travels to Pakistan with the help of Kamala where he meets Kareem. Later in the episode, Bruno tells Kamala that she possesses a genetic mutation which is not seen in her family. 

In the mid-credits scene, the bangle starts glowing while Kamala is laying in the bed. And out of nowhere, she switches her places with Carol Danvers. 

Ms. Marvel's Cast

  • Iman Vellani portrays Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel
  • Matt Lintz portrays Bruno Carrelli
  • Yasmeen Fletcher portrays Nakia Bahadir
  • Zenobia Shroff portrays Muneeba Khan
  • Mohan Kapur portrays Yusuf Khan
  • Saagar Shaikh portrays Aamir Khan
  • Rish Shah portrays Kamran
  • Laurel Marsden portrays Zoe Zimmer
  • Samina Ahmad portrays Sana Ali
  • Nimra Bucha portrays Najma
  • Mehwish Hayat portrays Aisha
  • Farhan Akhtar portrays Waleed
  • Aramis Knight portrays Kareem, aka Red Dagger

Ms. Marvel's Powers

In MCU, Kamala received her powers from the bangles left by her great-grandmother. Her powers include walking on air, creating a magical fist, and creating a shield. 

The Reason behind the change in Ms. Marvel's Powers  

During an interview, the co-creator of Ms. Marvel explained that the change happened to not show any links with Mister Fantastic. In MCU, Kamala gained her powers with crystalline purple energy. It is quite different from her comic book stretching powers.

In one of the scenes, we do get to see Kamala using a giant hand just like in the Marvel comics. But in MCU, her powers don't come from her Inhuman genes. Basically, Ms. Marvel's MCU powers are energy based which is a total change.

Ms. Marvel's Costume

In the series, Kamala uses the cosplay costume of Ms. Marvel for the most part throughout the series. But during episode three, Bruno gives a superhero mask to Kamala. 

Likewise, Kareem gives Kamala his red scarf to use if she gets in trouble. However, we won't be able to see Kamala in her superhero outfit until the last episode. 

Kamala wears her new superhero costume
Kamala Khan in her Ms. Marvel Costume. Source: Marvel Studios

Kamala creates an outfit for herself with the gift from her mother. Not only that, she pairs the mask that Bruno gave her. And the scarf from Kareem to create a Ms. Marvel Costume. 

Will Ms. Marvel appear in future Marvel Movies? 

At the end of the final episode of Ms. Marvel, it's confirmed that Ms. Marvel will return to the Marvels. The Phase four has introduced a lot of new characters until now. And Ms. Marvel being one of them does look to have a huge future in the MCU.

Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, is a big fan of Captain Marvel. So it is fair for her to appear in the Marvels. With her appearance in this upcoming film, she will make her big screen debut as Ms. Marvel. 

Ms. Marvel vs. Captain Marvel

In Comics, Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel's stories started in different ways despite sharing the same name. But within no time, they came across each other and started working together. 

While working together, both of them had a strong bond with each other. There was never a hate moment with each other as both of them liked each other. 

Captain Marvel hugging Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel in Comics. Source: Marvel Comics

But will we see Ms. Marvel vs. Captain Marvel in MCU? The chances for this to happen are quite low. Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, is a big fan of Captain Marvel. She takes her as a role model so the chances for her to go against her idol are quite low. 

The next time we will see Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel together is in the upcoming MCU film "The Marvel". As per various reports, both of the characters will work together. However, only time will tell what will happen in that film. 

Will Ms. Marvel and Spiderman appear in the same MCU project?

In Comics, Ms. Marvel and Spiderman have appeared together on numerous occasions. Both of them have teamed up to go against several villains. 

But as of now, it is not sure whether we will see two of them teaming up against villains. Both of them are teenage superheroes, it is logical for them to appear in each other's stories. 

Even if they don't, then they will surely team up for the upcoming Avengers film. The Avengers movie is already confirmed so it is fair to say that we will see Ms. Marvel and Spiderman in the same MCU project. 

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