What Makes Kamala Khan Such a Unique Character for the MCU
One of the most anticipated debuts of Marvel’s Phase Four, Ms. Marvel is poised to have an instant connection with fans; so we discuss just what makes Kamala Khan such a unique character for the MCU.
With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness following that same trend of destruction in the unraveling of reality as the earth-616 understands it, there is the overwhelming anticipation for fans to meet the next crop of Marvel heroes arriving in the continuation of Phase Four.
Perhaps none came with more excitement and mass appeal than that of Ms. Marvel.
A character who has had a divisive comic book history, the character we now know as Kamala Khan has been one of Marvel comics’ most preserving characters.
A combination of her Muslim heritage, youthfulness, and relatability has made the character one of the more adored Marvel creations; with her exposure in recent years being a clear sign of the audience’s connection to her.
But just what makes Kamala Khan such a unique character for the MCU?
Kamala is so special in that she has more in common with Marvel fans than Marvel heroes; because she is, first and foremost, is a Marvel fan.
It is this energetic passion for the world of the MCU that will endear the character to audiences immediately, with her willingness to embrace her inner fandom representing a huge aspect of the character in modern comics, and her appearance in the Marvel Avengers video game.
But its the youthfulness that will also allow Kamala to be Marvel’s representation for a younger audience, with her series seeming to be shot more like a modern Disney Channel series, than a major MCU film, there is a quality to her that appeals to an audience not yet broached by the vast Marvel Universe.
Yet, when it comes to understanding just what makes Kamala Kahn such a unique character for the MCU, there is no more demanding answer than the character’s connection to the Muslim American community.
Like Shang-Chi, Kamala represents the struggle between first-generation Americans, but more importantly, she is relatable in how she is torn between the beauty and worth present in her ancestors, and her own identity as a young American obsessed with pop culture.
Kamala is a character that seems destined to be one of the most endearing MCU debuts since Peter Parker, and should only grow with the MCU as she continues onto a lead role in the Phase Four sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel, joining the MCU team The Marvels.