Editor’s Note: The following contains Ms. Marvel spoilers.We’re currently in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and if there’s one thing that fans have learned over the past decade and a half, give or take, it’s that great post-credits scenes come with great force. Whether it’s in theaters or on TV, Marvel stories always come with a little post-credits surprise, usually hinting at something more. So it’s no surprise that Disney+’s newest teen comedy tells the origin story of superheroes. Ms. Marvel has its own little post-credits sequence with valuable clues about what’s to come in the MCU right at the end of the final episode. Ms. Marvel Episode 6, “The Deranged”, introduces those who can wait, Captain Marvel’s nifty little cameo (Brie Larson) herself, laying the foundation for Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) Next adventure. But what exactly happens in the final post-credits scene? And what does it all mean?
First, let’s take a look at what brought us here, just to keep it in our memory. Made Bisha K. Ali, Ms. Marvel tells the origin story of Marvel’s first major Muslim superhero. The series is based on the comics J. Willow Wilson, but takes some liberties with the source material to make Kamala a better fit for the MCU. The most significant changes are related to Kamala’s powers and their origins, and they play a major role in understanding this post-credits scene. While in the comics Kamala’s inhuman powers are activated by the release of the Terrigen Mist into Earth’s atmosphere, in the series they are awakened by a family heirloom: a cool looking bracelet that Kamala receives from her grandmother Sana (Samina Ahmed), along with other family trinkets. Although Kamala’s mom, Muniba (Zenobia Shroff), tries her best to keep the bracelet away from her daughter, claiming that it is nothing but junk, she will inevitably get hold of it. Her abilities start to show up right away, but they are a bit different from what comic book fans might expect. In the Disney+ series, Kamala begins her career as a superhuman who creates a purple aura that she can transform into shields and platforms. On the other hand, in the comics, she can change her appearance, enlarge parts of her body, and even change shape. For a while, it looked like these abilities would be completely omitted from the show and the MCU, but Episode 6 shows that isn’t the case.
In “No Normal”, Kamala returns from an eventful trip to Pakistan, only to find new problems awaiting her in New Jersey. After the death of Najma (Nimra Bucha), who sacrificed herself to close the Veil between dimensions, Kamran (Rish Shah) inherits his mother’s Nur powers. He’s not sure what exactly happened and doesn’t have time to figure it out as the Damage Control Department is already on the hunt for him. Kamran and Bruno (Matt Linz) manages to escape the DODC agents just as the drone blows up the Circle Q convenience store and takes refuge in the school. While DOCD is still on the way, they get help from Nakia (Yasmine Fletcher), Karim (Aramis Knight), Zoya (Laurel Marsden), Aamir (Saagar Sheikh), and, of course, Kamala. Now with her new outfit designed by Muniba, she comes up with a plan to get rid of the government agents, at least for the time being.
This already complicated scenario gets even worse when Kamran begins to realize that something has happened to Najma. When the truth about his mother’s fate comes out, he is overcome with emotion and acts on his pain, using his powers in a way that poses a threat to everyone around him. For a while, Kamala seems to be above her head, but this is where her incredible skills come into play. Finally, using her unknown potential, she is able to stop Kamran from hurting anyone else. After saving his friends and the people of Jersey City, Kamala can finally consider himself a full-fledged superhero – now with a cool new name courtesy of Mr. Khan (Mohan Kapoor).
But the end of her first tenure as a superhero doesn’t mean Kamala’s troubles are over. In fact, they seem to be just getting started. First, Bruno tells her that she might be some kind of mutant, and then the post-credits scene. Let’s break it down, shall we?
The scene takes place shortly after the events of Episode 6. In it, we see Kamala hitting the bed, visibly exhausted from a busy day of superheroes. We hear Muniba’s voice saying something about science homework, reminding Kamala and the audience that even A students must graduate from high school with good grades. Unfortunately, Kamala doesn’t have time to get to work, as her attention is quickly drawn to her bracelet, which emits a glow very similar to that produced when her powers awaken. Before she can understand anything, Kamala is sucked out of the room through her closet door. In her place, a very confused Carol Danvers appears. She looks around, spotting Captain Marvel Kamala’s fan temple, and runs off-camera. Whether she will be a little scared by the situation or just worried about being teleported to a random location is unknown.
In fact, there is still a lot to be seen when it comes to this scene. First of all, of course, the question of what happened to Kamala. Apparently, he and Carol have switched places, which means that our young hero can now be anywhere, even in space. The question then becomes whether this is really just a good old switch. In the comics, Kamala has shape-shifting powers and even briefly transforms into a variation of Captain Marvel before she gains the confidence to fight evil like herself. But although it is quite possible that Ms. Marvel nods to his source material forcing Kamala to turn into Carol, it’s also extremely unlikely: not only is introducing a brand new superpower in a post-credits scene a bad decision in terms of storytelling, Carol, who appears in Kamala’s room. does not wear a Ms. Marvel uniform, but a Captain Marvel costume.
Immediately after the scene ends, the title card further confirms that this is indeed the real Carol Danvers, announcing the return of Ms. Marvel in the upcoming film. Miracles. The film, which will be released in July 2023, will feature Kamala, Carol and Monica Rambo (Teyonah Parris) team up to fight a yet-to-be-discovered evil. Ms. MarvelThe final scene is most likely the first step in the journey of these three women.
But what could be behind Kamala’s disappearance? One hint comes in the third episode of the show, in which we learn about the origin of Ms. Marvel’s bracelet. Najma and Kamala’s great-grandmother, Aisha (Mehvish Khayat), stumbled upon it in a temple in 1942 in India while looking for a way to return to their original dimension. However, it was never intended that there would be only one bracelet: there is another one that neither Aisha nor Najma have been able to find. If you look closely at the floor of the temple, you can see the symbol of the Ten Rings engraved on the rocks. Given that Captain Marvel’s last appearance in the MCU was in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringsthere’s a good chance that in just a year we’ll find out what happened to that other bracelet.
All six episodes of Ms. Marvel are now streaming on Disney+.
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