“Ms Marvel”, the new Marvel and Disney Plus series, premiered on June 8, 2022 and in its first episode revealed that the origin of the superheroine played by Iman Vellani and that of his powers is different from the one presented in the Marvel comics.
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In the source material, Kamala Khan is a teenager with an Inhuman gene who gains her powers when exposed to the Terrigen Mists. However, that was changed in the fiction created by Bisha K. Ali due to the fact that it is not clear if the Inhumans exist in the main timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU, for its acronym in English).
While in the first chapter of “Ms MarvelKamala is shown to gain her peculiar abilities when she dons a mysterious bracelet that she inherited from her grandmother.
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Although Kamala herself has no idea where the powers that allow her to create constructs of energy come from, it is possible that the bracelet that endowed her with those abilities is cosmic or alien in nature.
Apparently at the premiere of “Ms Marvel”, the bracelet was in an antique box from Kamala’s grandmother. Her family in Pakistan sent her because they felt that the old woman lived in a kind of dream world. From the looks of the artifact, it could be something that was passed down from generation to generation before it came into Kamala’s hands.
The surface of the bracelet is covered with strange symbols and the figure of the sun is similar to the logos used by the Kree in comic books. Marvel. The latter would make sense considering the connection of Captain Marvel with the scientifically advanced alien race.
There is no direct comic book analog for Kamala Khan’s bracelet, however, Marvel announced that the changes made to this character are related to what is planned for “the marvels”, therefore, it would have a cosmic nature.
However, as pointed out ScreenRantthere is a possibility that Marvel is adapting the Inhumans and the bracelet could be an activator that released the Terrigen Mist around Kamala and triggered her dormant Inhuman gene.
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