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Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel)
Embiggen!
~ Ms. Marvel's catchphrase
Fabulous. Now I'm in trouble, too. This has to have happened for a reason. I saved one life, does it stop there or do I go on? Maybe this is what I've been waiting for. Maybe I'm finally part of something... bigger.
~ Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel

Kamala Khan is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson, and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie, Khan is Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Khan made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before going on to star in the solo series Ms. Marvel, which debuted in February 2014.

Within the Marvel Universe, Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities who discovers that she has Inhuman genes in the aftermath of the "Inhumanity" storyline and assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel. Marvel's announcement that a Muslim character would headline a comic book drew widespread attention, and the first volume of Ms. Marvel won the Hugo Award for best graphic story in 2015.

Iman Vellani is set to portray Khan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe streaming television series Ms. Marvel (2021) on Disney+. Vellani will reprise the role in the film The Marvels (2022). The character was voiced by Sandra Saad in the 2020 action-adventure video game Marvel's Avengers.

History

Early Life

Kamala Khan was born and lived an ordinary life in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her mother and father were Pakistani immigrants and practicing Muslims, Muneeba and Yusuf Khan. While Kamala was proud of her heritage and faith, many of her peers used this difference to ostracize and bully her. Kamala found solace from this in her passions for video games, fan fiction, and in particular costumed superheroes. She especially admired Captain Marvel and the Avengers.

Terrigenesis

One evening, far away from Kamala, Terrigen Mist was dispersed across the entire globe, including Kamala's hometown as the girl was walking home. Kamala began to feel disoriented by the mist's effects before she fell unconscious on the sidewalk and engulfed into her Terrigen cocoon.

Ms. Marvel

When Kamala emerged from her Terrigenesis, she discovered that she had gained shape-shifting abilities. She soon met Inferno, who told her about her Inhuman DNA. Shocked but excited by their new powers, the two teenagers decided to use them to become heroes. Kamala adopted her idol Captain Marvel's former code name "Ms. Marvel". Kamala's potential and performance proved to be effective enough for her to join the Avengers.

Powers and Abilities

Kamala is a human with latent Inhuman heritage whose powers were activated by the Terrigen Bomb, causing her to become a polymorph, which grants her the following abilities:

  • Morphogenetics: Kamala's cells manifest mutable properties due to the fact that she is able to share her mass through time with different versions of herself. On a molecular level, Ms. Marvel time-travels whenever she uses her powers. Kamala can stretch, deform, expand, or compress her entire body or parts thereof into any contiguous shape she can imagine for a variety of uses:
    • Elongation: Kamala can extend her limbs, torso, or neck to great distances.
    • Size Alteration: Kamala can adjust her height and stature adding upon her already impressive physical abilities, from shrinking to the size of an action figure, to grow as tall as a building structure. With this ability she has also made her body as thin as paper.
    • Accelerated Healing Factor: Kamala is capable of rapidly healing from injuries such as bullet wounds; however, use of her other powers interrupts the healing process, requiring Kamala to maintain her normal appearance while recovering. Extensive healing also leaves Kamala heavily-fatigued and hungry; although, it appears the more she utilizes her healing ability, the less malleable her cells become, which prevents her from utilizing the full range of her morphogenic abilities.
    • Appearance Alteration: Kamala possesses the power to alter her physical appearance including her hair and clothing, and could even alter her appearance enough to mimic inanimate objects. Ms. Marvel feared she had lost this ability due to her healing factor reducing the elasticity of her cells, but this power is still present and is used on rare occasions, such as when she impersonated James Rhodes during a conversation with Tony Stark.
  • Bioluminescence: Kamala's body emits a glowing yellow energy signature when using her morphogenic powers.

Weaknesses

  • Electricity: Electric shocks weaken her body's elasticity.
  • Healing Factor: Kamala can only heal her injuries when in her true form, leaving her vulnerable as she heals. In addition, the more she heals, the less malleable her cells become, and as a result she must be careful with this power.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Biokinetic Polymer Suit: Invented by Bruno as part of his scholarship application to Rutgers University, when the polymer (or "super snot") is applied to a flexible substance, the substance becomes extremely malleable. The increased elasticity allows Ms. Marvel to focus less on transforming her clothing during her metamorphoses. Unfortunately, the suit is highly susceptible to damage by exposure to water.
  • Compartment Bracelet: A series of bangles with hollow compartments inside, modified by Bruno into a single bracelet worn on Kamala's left arm to hold her cell phone and other small items. They were originally used by Kamala's great-grandmother Aisha to smuggle money out of Bombay during Partition, and had since been passed down to her daughter and granddaughter, Muneeba.
  • Locator Pendant: A gift from Captain Marvel during the incursion, this necklace allowed Kamala to signal Carol in an emergency with just the push of a button.
  • Stormranger Nanosuit: (formerly) A special costume worn by Kree Stormranger 20-14, a member of the Kree whom the Saffans claimed as their "Destined One". The suit was left behind on a special space station used by the former slave masters of the Saffans with the intent of another Stormranger to retrieve. While it is designed for those with Kree blood, this seems to also extend to Inhumans. The full extent of the suit is of yet unknown. Kamala's Stormranger suit acquired a mind of its own and tried to force Kamala to kill Discord and Mister Hyde. When Kamala refused to comply, the Stormranger suit separated from her and attempted to kill Hyde and Joshua on its own. Kamala fought her former costume, which seemingly self-destructed after overclocking.

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Comics

  • Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel is one of the titular protagonists in the crossover graphic novel The Made Equal Saga: Ms. Marvel and Bumblebee. The novel focuses on Kamala forming a bonding friendship with Autobot scout Bumblebee upon discovering he was posing as a Camaro which looked like Kamala's brother Aamir's new car.
  • A version of Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel appears in the comic book storyline The Amazing Avengers.
  • A version of Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel appears in Ultimate Marvel: Earth-2. While still being an Inhuman with Size/Shape-shifting powers who idolizes Captain Marvel, this version of Kamala is shown to have been raised by her mother Disha in more exotic places of the U.S.A., such as a beach house in Hanakapiai Beach, Kauai, Hawaii, and a nearby Native American tribal village from where her father Yusuf came from. She is also the youngest of Ava Khan / White Tiger's half-sisters and Gwen Stacy's best friend.
  • Ms. Marvel also appears as one of the three main protagonists in Comic Con Incorporated, where she is a new roomer in the titular fictional hotel exacting to experience the best of the attractions she was introduced to. She is also best friends with fellow protagonists Sabrina Spellman (who is her roommate) and Terra. During her summer activities, she is most occasionally shown wearing a one-piece leotard swimsuit with details of her superhero suit (in most times, with or without her mask).

Films and TV Shows

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  • She also appears as one of the core protagonists in Iago PUC's Avengers Animated Trilogy (Force from the Infinity, The Symbiote War and Inhumans Unleashed), voiced by Auli'i Cravalho. Along with being a expanded member and trainee of the Avengers, Kamala is also introduced in the trilogy as Peter Parker / Spider-Man's primary love interest.
  • Ms. Marvel is also in Avengers Unleashed, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari. Introduced to the series in episode "I'm Only Inhuman", she appears prominently in the series as one of the students of Avengers Academy. She is close friends with Nova and Kid Arachnid.
  • Kamala is also in Iago PUC's version of Marvel's Spider-Man, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari. In the show, she is a founding member of Spider-Man's team, the Champions, and is in a relationship with Miles Morales, although they decide to keep it in secret from most people except their teammates.
    • In Season 2, she is revealed to have been orphaned by the attack of Kree soldiers who killed her parents while searching for Oscorp's technology in New Jersey, for which Kamala blames Norman Osborn, who only cared about his tech. In aftermath, Kamala was raised by Betty Brant as her own. Later, during a battle between her teammates and Ronan's crew for the Power siblings' lives, Kamala earns a new nanotech suit (similar to the one she wore in The Magnificent Ms. Marvel), giving her suit a new look.
    • She also appears in the show's spin-off web-series Marvel's Ant-Girl as a supporting character.
    • She also appears in the Hulu-exclusive spin-off series Marvel's Astonishing Thunderbolts. While she is as disgusted as Spider-Man is of the Thunderbolts' destructive and violent nature, Ms. Marvel is also shown to be in good terms with Gwenpool, although she occasionally keeps wondering who Gwenpool is talking to whenever Gwen breaks the fourth wall.
    • Kamala is also in the crossover TV movie Marvel's Transformers: Assemble and Roll Out. She along with the Marvel superheroes team up with the Autobots to defeat Darkspine and stop a war between the super-villains and the Decepticons. She is shown to have a good relationship with Bumblebee.

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  • Ms. Marvel appears in Marvel's Spider-Man: Webbed Champion, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari. Her story follows the events of episode "School of Hard Knocks", and goes on in the new episodes. In “City of Heroes, Part 4: More Than Human”, she helps Spider-Man secure Kit Renner the Werefox from Magneto, Exile and William Stryker. During the episode, she confesses that she is a trainee and intern of the Avengers, not officially a member, a fact which Spider-Man had already deduced due to his belief that the Avengers "would not recruit teenagers just because they are superheroes". In “Brainstorm”, she is among Spider-Man's friends who help stop the riots in New York (which are orchestrated by the Master Planner), while Spider-Man himself deals with the Master Planner (revealed to be Otto Octavius having transferred his consciousness into the Living Brain). She later makes a cameo alongside the Avengers in a news report, where Captain America announces that they declare J. Jonah Jameson (who was exposed by Mockingbird and She-Hulk for covering the truth about the deaths of Peter Parker's parents for protection money) guilty. In “Seeds of Life”, Ms. Marvel assists the Avengers on a mission at a HYDRA base where Viper is overseeing the creation of new human clones to be part of Red Skull's army. At the moment, while getting lost in the battle and walking alone to find out where the clone lab is, she stumbles across Spider-Man (who arrived there to finish his parents' last project, which includes Mantis, and apprehend Norman Osborn, who is operating as the Green Goblin in Red Skull's behalf) and Black Panther (who arrived there while pursuing Madame Masque, the last remaining member of the Shadow Council, after hearing of her plans with Arnim Zola's technology). She later helps the heroes battle Red Skull's HYDRA forces and Madame Masque. After Red Skull is hit by Goblin's glider which crashes him into Madame Masque's ship and kills him, Ms. Marvel uses one of Jarvis' teleportation rings to teleport herself and Stormranger with the Goblin back to New York, where the two and the rest of Spider-Man's friends proceed to attack him until AC-5 broadcasts the evidences of Goblin's crimes and his identity of Norman Osborn to all over the city to see. After Osborn is arrested, Ms. Marvel decides to be a member of Spider-Man's newly formed team (called the Champions) until she feels ready to join the Avengers again. She and the others also form a new friendship with Peter Parker's sister Teresa. In the next episode "Brand New Champions", Kamala is shown to have dropped out of Bilderberg Academy to enroll at Horizon High. Also appearing in the “Legendary Universes” arc, she and the Champions join Spider-Man's journey across alternate dimensions to uncover the origins of the Parker Projects' sources and be prepared for their battle against Regent by destroying the discarded Oscorp products he seeks for. Kamala is among the teammates who join Spider-Man's journey in “Legendary Universes, Part 4: Heroes in Disguise”, where she and the team join forces with Optimus Prime and the Autobots to defeat Predaking's Kree Armada and Megatron's Decepticon crew. During the episode, she befriends Bumblebee, with whom she is most partnered with.
    • Kamala returns in the season's follow-up Disney+ TV special A Marvel Christmas Carol, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari. She is first seen in the opening among the Champions battling Frost Giants alongside the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy before setting out tp prepare a Christmas party at the main F.E.A.S.T. Shelter. Throughout the film, Kamala is also the narrator of the story involving the Champions' efforts to help Vincent and his family by reforming Franklin Todd from his greedy ways. Later in end, Kamala is shown having written about the story in a book, which she is reading for a group of children at F.E.A.S.T..
    • Kamala returns in the second follow-up Disney+ TV movie Marvel's Superhero Adventures: Infinity War, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari. Having grown closer to her fellow Champions following the events of Webbed Champion, Kamala is also shown to be supportive of Michelle Jones's relationship with Kitty Pryde, and is as eager as most of the girls in attending to Jessica Reilly's marriage with Alana Jobson at the New Year's eve. Later she and Miles Morales / Kid Arachnid defeat a pack of Thanos's forces sent by him to raid Attilan, Ms. Marvel is among the heroes who form a home-guard on Earth while others seek out the remaining Infinity Stones before Thanos and his new Black Order do. Later, as the Stones are entrusted by the Titanian Tigers for safe-keeping, Ms. Marvel joins her fellow Champions in the final battle against the Klyntauri on Earth, until they are transported back into the Sanctuary X. Later in the epilogue, Kamala is among the attendants of Jessica's and Alana's marriage, and watches as the Multiverse Star is unlocked by the completed Infinity Amulet.
  • Kamala also appears in Iago PUC's version of The Spectacular Spider-Man Season 3, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari.
  • Kamala appears in Marvel: All New, All Different Chronicles, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari. Her origins and costume are the same as in the Ultimate Marvel: Earth-2 series, except she is not related to Mary Jane Watson, although they still view each other as sisters. First appearing in the Avengers' arc episode "Inhuman Bloodlines", she appears as a recurring character in Spider-Man's arc, where she is a member of the New Champions. She is also one of Liz Danvers Rogers' classmates in Bilderberg Academy, and best friends with Peter Parker's sister Teresa, Natasha Romanoff's daughter Katrina and Riri Davis Williams.
    • Her brother Aamir also appears as a main character, voiced by Eric Bauza. In the show, he is also an Inhuman, and is Kamala's older half-brother, depicted as a Native American tribesman and shaman who can communicate with wild life, mimic the abilities of animals (most notably tigers), and summon astral projections of tigers. He is a expanded member of the Avengers, code-named Phantom Tiger, and is Kate Bishop's lover.
    • Kamala and Aamir also appear in the show's Disney+ spin-off All New, All Different Mutants, voiced by Kathreen Khavari and Eric Bauza respectively.

Video Games

  • Ms. Marvel also appears as a playable character and supporting protagonist in Marvel/DC Heroes Unite!, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari. She along with the other Marvel heroes team up with the DC Universe superheroes to stop Thanoseid from destroying their both dimensions. She is also shown to be best friends with Stargirl and the Rookie hero.
  • Ms. Marvel is a playable character in Marvel's The Avenging Spider-Man, voiced again by Kathreen Khavari. She plays a role in the story in which she is a friend to Miles Morales and (like him) one of Spider-Man's most dedicated fans. Also, as in the comics, she writes fan-fiction about her heroes (including Captain Marvel) in internet. And her stories consequently become popular enough to ruin J. Jonah Jameson's career as a conspiracy theorist when she indirectly causes a mob of citizens to protest against Jameson's attempts to discredit Spider-Man; it is later mentioned that she recently wrote a fan-fiction of Spider-Man fighting Adolf Hitler in defense of human rights. She and her friends Gwen Stacy and Anya Corazon become targets of Jameson's revenge until they are saved in public by Spider-Man, leading Jameson to be removed from his podcast and arrested and the Webslinger to be praised as a greater hero and to be elected as a member of the Avengers. Later on, she becomes one of the many Inhuman descendants who are affected by the Terrigen Mist and she manifests her Size/Shapeshifting powers. Taking on her idol Captain Marvel's old alias of Ms. Marvel, Kamala begins her own crime-fighting campaign with Mary Jane Watson (as Firestar) becoming her mentor. She is also among the superheroes who help Spider-Man stop Thanos' invasion of Earth and Attilan.

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Video games

  • Kamala Khan appears in Marvel Online, voiced by Kathreen Khavari.
  • Ms. Marvel appears in Marvel Zombies: The Video Game, voiced by Kathreen Khavari. She appears as one of the boss enemies, and one of the many superheroes who were infected and turned into zombies. She was turned into a zombie following her attempt to save her family from being devoured by a infected Spider-Man.

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  • A version of Kamala appears in Marvel Spies. She appears as one of the leaders (with Peter Parker) of M.A.R.V.E.L.

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  • Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel also appears in Metagirls as a supporting character. She and her fellow Champions visit an remote island where they spend a bit of their summer holidays. While in the beach, Kamala and her friends soon have an unexpected encounter with the Metagirls, who own the island as their safe heaven. The girls soon become friends with Kamala and the Champions noneless.

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