The second episode of Ms. Marvel is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia. I will be discussing major spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it or want to avoid spoilers, now is your chance to stop reading.
“Ms. Marvel” is a new original series that features Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a superhero megafan with an oversized imagination, especially when it comes to Captain Marvel Yet? Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she always admired. Life gets better with superpowers, doesn’t it?
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Kamran mentions that his mother is a fan of Kingo Senior. In The Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo explained that he moved to India to become a famous Bollywood film star, dancer and director, known professionally as Raj Kingo Deva. To hide his immortality, he has claimed over the years that he belongs to a single line of actors.
When did the DODC get an upgrade?
A post-credits scene from the first episode of Ms. Marvel revealed that Arian Moayed is reprising his role as Agent Cleary from Spider-Man no coming home, while Alysia Reiner plays Agent Sadie Deever. Both work for the DODC (Department Of Damage Control), which is a government agency created with the help of Stark Industries to clean up superhuman disasters after the Battle of New York (they first appeared in Spider-Man Homecoming.
However, the DODC is now something different, as they had the power to apprehend Peter Parker and question his aunt and friends after his identity as Spider-Man was made public in Spider-Man no coming home. Now they’re suddenly hunting superhumans for some reason?
Not only that, but they have guns that shoot either sound waves or energy waves of some sort. It’s quite advanced. Has anyone new taken over the DODC? Aren’t they just “Damage Control” anymore?
Who is Kamala’s great-grandmother?
When Kamala uses her powers, it seems her great-grandmother, Aisha, is reaching out to her. However, we still don’t know his true story and can only speculate. The only thing we know about her is that she disappeared one night when Sana, Kamala’s grandmother, was still very young. Maybe she’s part Kree or part alien? That’s probably why all these cosmic things happen in Kamala.
The bracelet that gives Ms. Marvel her hard-light constructing powers was passed down from her great-grandmother. That’s all we know about the bracelet so far. However, I have a few theories.
In the comics, Kamala is an Inhuman, which is how she gets her powers to grow bigger and alter her body mass to stretch and change her physical shape. However, the MCU version is clearly different.
Additionally, his powers now seem closer to DC Comics’ Green Lantern. She can apparently create hard blue light constructs.
Let’s see who in the comics can use hard light constructs or use bracelets to draw their power.
There is a Marvel hero who uses hard light constructs like these and his name is Quasar. In the comics, Quasar is an individual given cosmic powers via the Quantum Bands (which are bracelets) by an entity named Eon. There have been several quasars, including Wendell Vaughn and others.
Another bracelet-wielding hero was the original Captain Marvel in the comics, the Kree hero named Mar-Vell. The Nega Bands gave him his powers. However, the MCU version of Mar-Vell has already appeared and he is different, although the Nega Bands could still potentially appear in the MCU.
We have four episodes left and things are heating up. See you next week, excelsior!