Ms. Marvel (real name Kamala Khan) is a fictional character and superheroine from Marvel Comics.
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.
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.
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".
Powers and Abilities
Since 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:
- Shapeshifting: Kamala's most prominent power is her ability to stretch, expand, contract, shrink, enlarge, or compress any part of her body into any shape or size the situation demands of her, such as enlarging her hands to spank a villain or effectively changing herself into a living grappling hook to rescue Captain America and Iron Man. She also gains the proportionate strength, speed, durability, and agility of any shape or size she is in.
- Size Alteration: Kamala can through unknown means, adjust her height and stature adding upon her already impressive physical abilities. Either shrinking to the size of an action figure to growing as tall as a building structure, such as Skyscrapers and Mansions.
- Accelerated Healing Factor: Kamala can heal very quickly when injured. She simply brushed off Inferno's fire, which under normal circumstances would have left a lasting burn mark. However, the more she heals, the less access she has to her polymorph abilities, so she has to return to her true form to recover completely.
- 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.
- 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: 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.
Appearances in Idea Wiki
Iago PUC's ideas
- 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 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 the other 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
- Ms. Marvel appears in Iago PUC's Marvel Animated Universe, voiced by Kathreen Khavari. In both versions of the franchise, she is a member of the New Avengers led by Spider-Man.
- Auli'i Cravalho plays Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel in the All New, All Different Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with Avengers: Ultimate Revolution.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 do view each other as sisters.
- Her brother Aamir also appears, voiced by Eric Bauza. In the show, he is also an Inhuman and is Kamala's older half-brother, depicted as a tribesman and shaman who can mimic the abilities of animals (most commonly tigers) and summon astral projections of tigers. He is a expanded member of the Avengers, code-named Phantom Tiger.
- 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 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. She and her friends Gwen Stacy and Anya Corazon become targets of his 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.
- A version of Kamala Khan also appears in The Fearless Avengers. In this reality, instead of becoming Ms. Marvel, this version becomes Squirrel Girl.
- A version of Kamala Khan exists in Marvel's Red Falcon. In this reality, she adopts the moniker of Lady America.
Films and TV shows
- Kamala also appears in Avengers: Legacy, voiced by Cassandra Lee Morris.
- Kamala is a supporting character in Coolot's version of Marvel's Spider-Man, voiced by Kathreen Khavari. While her origins are the same as in the comics and previous media, this version is a tad bit more serious and is a protegee of the Avengers, and enrolls as a student in Horizon High.
- Ms. Marvel appears in Cool Orchid's Marvels. In this version, she is a victim to a Kree attack on Midtown High, being exposed to Terrigen mist, now being a honorary Avenger.
Films, TV Shows and Comics
- Kamala is also in Captured, an episode idea for Marvel's Avengers Assemble. She is among the heroines who are taken prisoners by Crimson Widow until she was freed by Black Widow, White Tiger and Spider-Woman.
- She also appears in Marvel's Black Widow and Spider-Man: Arachnid Heroes.
- She appears as a main character in Avengers High.
- She appears in The Rise of Dance Master.
- She appears in Black Widow's Day Off.
- She appears in Ms. Marvel and Zarda.
- See also: Kamala Khan (Earth-101001)
- 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.
- Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel also appears in The New Warriors, voiced by Ashly Burch.