Was That the Terrigen Mist in ‘Ms. Marvel’ Episode 5?
There have been a plethora of fans hoping that, in some way, the latest Marvel series will tie into the origin that the character has in the source material, and connect her with the Inhumans; that could soon be happening, as we may have seen the Terrigen Mist in Ms. Marvel episode 5.
The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe pantheon of heroes and projects has been a critical success, already being one of the most positively reviewed projects that Marvel has developed to this point, despite its rather low viewership numbers.
The show excels in its use of its title character, as Kamala Khan is one of the MCU’s most-likable heroes already, with only just five episodes worth of content.
The series has explored the origin of Ms. Marvel, and how this young Muslim-American girl juggling her very complicated life handles being thrust into the world of superheroism; following the granting of powers at the behest of a mysterious family heirloom.
In the comics, Kamala is granted her powers because she is an Inhuman, and it has connected her to the royal family of heroes since her initial arrival; as is the case with any adaption, fans have been curious to see if the MCU will maintain this aspect of her origin.
To this point, it seems to have been missing, but a recent development could show that the MCU hasn’t closed the door on Kamala’s Inhuman connection; as that may have been the Terrigen Mist in Ms. Marvel episode 5.
Most Marvel comics fans will know the Terrigen Mist as the ancient process in which Inhumans alter their DNA to grant them superpowers in a process called Terrigenesis, something that became a crucial part of both Kamal and Inuhman lore.
There is a downside to the process, however, as it has detrimental results to those who don’t have Inhuman DNA already; usually depicting certain people as turning to dust; something that was shown in an episode on Inhumans for Marvel’s now inexistent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Could it be that the latest episodes introduce something similar, only it has the opposite effect? When there is a tear in the veil between the Clandestine homeworld and Earth, the Noor interacts with two of the exiled by turning them into crystals that killed them.
It was a similar effect that was seen on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and could speak to a similar phenomenon to the Terrigen Mist, and Terrigenisis that we’ve seen in the source material.