Following a teenage fangirl Kamala Khan suddenly gaining superpowers, the show explores the perils of being a normal kid when everything around you is abnormal.
One of the highest-rated Marvel shows on Disney+ at the moment is Ms. Marvel. The brilliant yet endearing show has definitely moved the plot in the MCU forward in the best possible way, teasing new beginnings and some familiar walks down memory lane (the Ten Rings cameo!), Collider reported.
By the end of the six episodes, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) becomes a bona fide superhero saving her community from the harmful surveillance and response to a powered individual like Kamran (Rish Shah). Furthermore, we also see the Department of Damage Control (DODC) arrest teenagers like Nakia Bahadir (Yasmeen Fletcher), Bruno Carrelli (Matt Lintz) and Zoe Zimmer (Laurel Marsden). Aamir Khan (Saagar Sheikh) also gets held hostage by DODC as Kamala makes a way for Kamran to escape.
Agent Deever (Alysia Reiner) who led the hostile response against Kamala and her friends gets sacked and is ordered to remove officers from the area. However, in the midst of all the happiness of getting away from an enemy, the question of Kamala’s identity comes up. Her best friend Bruno informs her that she is not an Inhuman as fans initially expected, but she is actually has a kind of mutation in her gene. Many fans were disappointed that this development took place. However, this begs multiple questions like, if she were a mutant why didn’t her powers show before? And how did the bangle the Mutant part of her? Since Kamran’s powers are very similar to Kamala’s, is he also a mutant? Does he just remain Inhuman? Or is he purely a Clandestine?
The questions are further muddled when we find in the post-credit scene that Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) somehow portals into Kamala’s room which resembles a shrine to Captain Marvel more than anything. To rewind a bit, Kamala’s bangle starts glowing and pulsating so she gets up to take a look at it and when she touches the bangle, Captain Marvel makes an appearance. Comic lore directs that the bangle is actually a Kree relic called the Nega-Bands allowing the wearer to swap places with another person also wearing the bands. Assuming that Captain Marvel was in the negative zone (as mentioned in the comics), Kamala was transported there without any explanation and will be forced to keep her name under wraps, finally taking up the mantle of Ms. Marvel.
It was extremely clever for the creators to tell the story of Kamala’s name. As Yusuf (Mohan Kapur) explains to Kamala that her name means ‘marvel’ in Urdu, he teases how she is ‘our very own Ms. Marvel.’ Kamala’s superhero identity is really a culmination of all the people she loves. The eye mask is a gift from Bruno, the super suit is a gift from Muneeba (Zenobia Shroff), her mother and the bangle that started it all, a gift from her grandmother Sana (Samina Ahmad). The show manages to keep Kamala rooted in community but also make her powers larger than life. Ms. Marvel will make her big screen debut in The Marvels along with Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Paris).
Ms. Marvel is currently streaming on Disney+.