Ms. Marvel, also known as Kamala Khan, made her debut in 2013 as Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book series.
Kamala gained her powers after exposure to the Terrigen Mist, which activated her Inhuman genes, granting her the ability to stretch, shrink, and shape-shift her body at will.
Kamala idolizes Carol Danvers, the original Captain Marvel, and takes on the mantle of Ms. Marvel as a tribute to her.
Ms. Marvel protects the streets of Jersey City, New Jersey, using her powers to fight crime and defend her community.
Kamala struggles to balance her life as a high school student with her duties as a superhero, often facing challenges that come with her dual identity.
Kamala's character reflects the experiences of many first-generation immigrants and provides representation for Muslim-American youth in popular media.
Created by writer G. Willow Wilson and editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, Ms. Marvel's character development benefited from diverse perspectives and experiences.
Ms. Marvel's comic series received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.
Kamala Khan's character resonated with readers worldwide, sparking conversations about diversity, identity, and representation in comic books and beyond.
Ms. Marvel's popularity led to appearances in various Marvel media, including animated TV shows, video games, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where she is set to receive her own live-action series on Disney+.