Disney+ projects have been filling the dead air between Marvel’s big theatrical releases for over a year now. We already had WandaVision, Falcon and Bucky, Loki, Hawkeye, and Moon Knight, and we’re getting Ms. Marvel this week with even more titles, like She-Hulk and Secret Invasion to come in the near future.
As you can tell, the hallmark of the platform has become stories based on the Marvel universe, most of which revolve around characters we already know or those that need to have their stories told but can’t be put in the movies just yet. That’s exactly what happened with our teen superheroine — Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. She first appeared in the Captain Marvel graphic novel in 2013, and in 2014 she got her own solo series.
Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American Muslim girl from New Jersey, obsessed with writing superhero fanfiction and playing video games. In the Disney+ series, she doesn’t seem to get along with her classmates too well, but this soon becomes less important when Kamala gets her superpowers.
In the comics, Kamala was an Inhuman with sort of an elastic, almost cartoony-style body. She could make parts of her body bigger, a lot like Luffy from One Piece. You know what they say, “if you’re going to steal, steal from the best.” Now, in the TV series, her powers seem to be more alien-tech-based, as we see those energy projections coming off of her arms and body. We still don’t know the complete origins of those powers, but one thing is certain – they do look very cool on the screen.
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