Ms. Marvel arrives on Disney+ on June 8th. I was introduced to Kamala Khan while playing Marvel's Avengers. The story focused around her and maybe that's why she's one of my most favorite characters in the game. In fact, I barely used any other character.

Kamala is a teenage Pakistani. She's obsessed with the Avengers, especially Captain Marvel, and fantasizes about being a super hero (and a teenage guy). In the game and comics, she gets her powers from a Terrigen bomb that went off. "Super heroes" created this way are usually called "inhuman." You may recognize this term from the show of the same name (which I haven't watched yet) or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Her powers are pretty much (at least in the game) that she can "embiggen" her fists and feet. This is much like Mr. Fantastic, but quite different.

Erik Voss's breakdown mentioned that it looks like she gets her power from Kree technology, the wristband she wears. We can see her slip into what seems some other form of reality, which could be the Negative Zone, which is where the Fantastic Four gets their powers from. Seeing her go into this reminded me of when we watched Monica Rambeau go into Wanda's reality bubble over Westview after Wanda threw her out. Kamala, Monica, and Captain Marvel will appear together in a movie soon called "The Marvels."

The MCU has introduced us to numerous young characters, which are actually in the Young Avengers in the comics. It appears the MCU is setting them up and Kamala could very well become one of them, even though she isn't in the comics.

I haven't read many comics, so most of my knowledge about a lot of this comes from New Rockstars on YouTube. I'm familiar with other comic book related media, too. I'm glad Kamala's coming to live-action, although I'm going to miss seeing the one I'm used to in the game. I think the actor they chose seems like a good fit though. It reminds me of how I liked the Kate Bishop in the same game and missed her, but the live-action version of her was really good.

Oh and I like how in the trailer she corrects someone on how to pronounce her name. You might remember when that happened with someone else *wink*.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to this? What do you know about Ms. Marvel? Have you played Marvel's Avengers?

Check out my spoiler-free review of Marvel's Avengers: https://cheerfulghost.com/GregoPeck/posts/4659/marvel-s-avengers-a-spoiler-free-review

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 03/16/2022 at 02:58pm

Looking forward to it, but first Moon Knight!

The Avengers game sits in my backlog. Maybe soon!

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 03/16/2022 at 03:16pm

The game was kinda "meh." I think getting to know Kamala and Kate Bishop were some of the best parts of it. Shiny Iron Man-looking costumes for everyone was cool, too. Plus, it has microtransactions.

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/17/2022 at 09:49pm

It’s very weird that they changed her powers so drastically.

It’s been very hard for me to pronounce Kamala Harris’s name properly because it’s the opposite emphasis of Kamala Khan. I kinda love that nod in the trailer lol

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/17/2022 at 09:50pm

Also yeah I played some Avengers. Kinda want to play more but eeehhhh it’s not a fave. I loved Kamala in that game though

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 03/17/2022 at 10:11pm

Yeah, it is curious that they changed her powers, I wonder why that was. From what I've gathered, it seems the TV series "Inhumans" didn't do so well in it's single season. Maybe they're trying to shy away from that. Still, she has cosmic power like Captain Marvel and Monica. All three have that all encompassing cosmic area around them at some point. Maybe the bracelets are Kree tech, maybe a Skrull had them. I'm looking forward to this, though. The actress looks adorable, I like her hearty smile. I think she's going to be fantastic.

Travis, have you played Avengers multiplayer? I haven't. I last played when the Black Panther part was released, but I haven't played any of the newer Spider-Man content. I read that he didn't get a story bit like Hawkeye and Black Panther. I think he's just a playable character, I'm not sure. Also, what do you think about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy? I haven't tried it yet.

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/23/2022 at 03:02am

I also haven’t tried Guardians but it seems like more of what I was expecting from Avengers from reviews I’ve read. I may dive into it when it hits a sale or something.

And yeah I played a bit of multiplayer in Avengers but really didn’t care for it. It seemed like that game was trying to be a lot of things at once and had some great ideas but they didn’t come together as well as I had hoped

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