One of the biggest questions heading to Mrs. Marvell It was how the new Disney + series would deal with Kamala Khan’s superpowers and how she would achieve them. Even from the trailers for the show, it was clear that her abilities went through a remarkable transformation in the character’s transition from comics to the small screen. In the first two episodes, she only started rubbing the surface of what she could do with her mysterious bracelet, as well as where she came from. as such Mrs. Marvell It hit its middle with the third episode’s release on Wednesday, and Kamala is finally starting to get some answers.
Before we explore what he reveals this week, let’s revisit the origins of Kamala in the comics. (To read more about the history of Mrs. Marvel’s comics, check out my preview of the series earlier this month.) Kamala’s comics gain her powers not because of Sophie’s bracelet, but because she stumbles into Terrigen’s mist that unlocks her latent superpowers. As she later discovers, Kamala is inhuman, making her a member of an ancient lineage of superhumans that was originally created through experiments conducted by alien Kree. (More about them later.) Her inhuman genes connect her to the wider Marvel universe and its history, and Kamala soon comes under the supervision of the Inhuman Royal Family and teams up with her gigantic teleportation dog while mastering her polymorphic abilities.
Considering how important Kamala’s inhuman origins are in the comics, this came as a bit of a surprise Mrs. Marvell The TV show seems to be going in a different direction. At the same time, it will be a rather daunting task for the lead writer Pesha K. Ali and the rest of her cast re-introduce the Inhumans in the MCU as part of Kamala’s origin story, since their concept only exists in ABC worlds. in humans And the Shield Agents series. (Although this isn’t quite true everywhere in the multiverse, thanks to Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness.) It would make sense, then, for Kamala’s powers to be in Mrs. Marvell It will appear in a way that is more palatable to viewers who haven’t read the comics or watch Marvel TV shows outside of the MCU. As said by Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige empire“[Kamala] It came at a very specific time within the comic book continuity. It now comes at a very specific time within the MCU continuity. These two things do not coincide. …what we will learn about where these forces come from, and how they arise, is specific to the MCU. “
The third episode of the program Mrs. Marvell He begins to explore the source of Kamala’s powers from the moment of opening. Destined begins with flashbacks, taking us to British-occupied India in 1942, where Kamala’s grandmother, Aisha, and Kamran’s mother, Najma, find the extremely sturdy bangle. (Interestingly, it turns out that there are two bracelets, although the location of the second is still unknown.) The bangle was buried under a pile of rubble, and is also said to be tied to a severed blue arm:
As Najma explains to Kamala in the present day, Aisha, Najma and the rest of their crew are descended from what she refers to as the Light of Dimension, where they are known as the Secret. However, they are known in this universe by several names, the most common of which are gin. Banished to Earth for an undisclosed reason (that Kamala likely He should have asked about it), this robber was looking for a way back home, and they almost found her when they discovered one of the bracelets that day. But Aisha was separated from their group during the partition, leaving her whereabouts and the whereabouts of the bracelet unknown. That is, until Kamala reactivated it at AvengerCon.
Both a flashback and a star’s long history lesson happen before the show’s title sequence, but the information dumps don’t end there. After Kamala brought her boyfriend Bruno up to speed, he traced some very specific readings about gin, written in Urdu, and Mr. Khan found him at Circle Q in time to help with translation. Mr. Khan reads: “Supernatural beings from pre-Islamic folklore, Jinn have had many names across time and cultures.” “Some call them jinn. Others, demons. The legend tells of a group of hidden jinns, banished from their original world and cursed to live their days trapped in ours. They move in the shadows, looking for the key that will help them return home. But to open such an ancient barrier would require Primordial force.
Wherever Bruno finds these, the man has not only given Kamala some useful information about her new acquaintance, as well as where her special strength might come from, but has likely provided us with a roadmap for the rest of the world. Mrs. Marvell. When Kamala tells Kamran that Secret Service might be dangerous, Najma and her crew respond by destroying Kamala’s brother’s wedding, revealing themselves to be the supposed villains moving forward. (The role of heels is performed in a rather clumsy fashion here. After waiting for decades, they really couldn’t stand one more night to talk to Kamala and let her family enjoy the wedding? Do you think these supernatural beings could have had a better plan? would have ended up handcuffed or easily thwarted by some interfering child, as in an episode of Scooby Doo.) There is still a lot that Kamala needs to learn about the jinn, the bangle, and what happened to Aisha, and by the end of the episode, it’s clear that her search for answers will lead her to Karachi next.
Even with all that has been revealed in ‘Fate’, new mysteries keep emerging Mrs. Marvell, some of which may be crucial to link Kamala to the future of the MCU. Let’s start with that blue arm cut from the flashback. Although the Clandestines seem unfazed by what appears to be a strange limb lying around, this arm may be a key hint of how Mrs. Marvell He will connect with Captain Marvel and marvelsas it seems likely that it was once attached to a Kree device.
Cree, including the villainous Ronan accused of Guardians of the GalaxyShe has appeared in several Marvel movies, and has played a major role in how Carol Danvers acquired her superpowers in Captain Marvel. The Martial Alien race comes from the planet Hala, and while that isn’t always the case, the majority of Cree’s people are blue-skinned. Kree innovates and depends on advanced technology and Kamala bracelet could be one of their designs. We already know Iman Fellaini will reprise her role as Ms. Marvel marvelsIt would also make sense for Kamala to find her relationship with her idol, Captain Marvel, via Kree. Assuming Kree is now on the show, there is still a chance that Kamala will become inhuman after all. But by altering Kamala’s origins and weaving the gin into the mix (merging both pre-Islamic folklore and ancient race with slight themes in the comics), Mrs. Marvell He has apparently found a way to make connections with the larger MCU that are still consistent with the themes and theme of the series.
Whether the bangle is of Cree origin or not, all this talk of mysterious artifacts of unknown origins and alternate dimensions brings to mind another recent MCU movie: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The 2021 movie brings Shang-Chi to a dimension filled with Chinese mythical creatures, and by the end of the movie, he’s inherited his father Wenwu’s rings. These mysterious bracelets kept Wenwu alive for a thousand years and gave him the power to create an organization capable of conquering kingdoms and tearing apart governments. And although the exact connection is not yet clear, the cave where Aisha and the Clandestines find the bangle in “Destined” features an unmistakable display of the symbol of the ten rings on its floor:
It’s a fascinating and unexpected crossover that might have something to do with the mediocre movie scene, as Shang-Chi and his friend Katie meet Wong, Bruce Banner, and Captain Marvel herself, as they piece their heads together to learn the nature and origins of the ten episodes. Among Wong, Banner, and Danvers, the three possess extensive knowledge of mystical arts and space science and technology, yet none of them have any idea where the artifacts come from. All they can tell is that they are Really oldand that when Shang-Chi first used it, the rings sent a signal to an unknown location in the multiverse. Although not quite the same as Multidimensional Connection, the ending of “Destined” reveals that the train visions provided by the bangle can be seen by Kamala in New Jersey and her grandmother in Pakistan at the same time.
As the series heads to Karachi next week, Mrs. Marvell She still has a lot to explain about Kamala’s relationships with the jinn and Swara’s origins, but the events of the show and the stakes escalate rapidly. As Feige recently quipped, the end of Phase Four is nearing, and “people will start to see where this next saga is headed” in the coming months. Could refer to this summer Thor: Love and Thunderbut given the links of the third episode with shang chi(probably) the Kree Empire, and yet another across the multiverse, it’s starting to feel Mrs. Marvell It could reveal more about the next major event the MCU is heading towards after the end of the Infinity Saga.