Kamala Khan utilizes her unique powers as the first revealed mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In Dsiney+’s “Ms. Marvel,” Khan, a Captain Marvel superfan, put on her grandmother’s bangle, unlocking her mutant powers, which allow her to harness cosmic energy and create constructs drawn from the Noor Dimension. Ms. Marvel can create purple constructs created from hard light, which she uses in various ways, including creating barriers, making giant fists, and generating hovering stepping stones she can use to walk through the air. Despite not fully understanding her abilities, Khan is steadily becoming a genuine MCU powerhouse.
Khan’s MCU powers differ from her comic book counterpart, where her Inhuman DNA allows her to manipulate her body’s shape, appearance, and size. The revelation that she’s a mutant in the MCU led to a change in the comics, where she’s now an Inhuman/mutant hybrid. Khan’s MCU origin also opens up the possibility of her joining the X-Men when they make their way to the big screen.
With Captain Marvel, Photon, and Ms. Marvel’s powers all being related to energy and light, putting them together as a trio makes sense despite their varying ranges of skill and ability. Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan will need their collective powers to stop the Dar-Benn and the Kree uprising, but first, they’ll need to figure out why they’re switching places and what that connection ultimately means.
Captain Marvel, Photon, and Ms. Marvel’s powers can be seen in “The Marvels,” which arrives in theaters on Nov. 10, 2023.