‘Mrs. Marvel’s Endgame Recap: Ending, Post-Credits, and X-Men Tease Explained

The sixth and final episode of Ms. Marvel fall on Disney+ last week, bringing Kamala Khan’s first adventure (and seventh Marvel Cinematic Universe TV show) coming to an end, with a surprising new twist on his comic book origin and the usual post-credits surprise. The final catches up with Kamala (Iman Vellani) after last week’s emotional trip down memory lane and her mother (Zenobia Shroff) accepting that her daughter has superpowers.

The underutilized villain and underground leader Najma (Nimra Bucha) sacrificed herself to close the Veil of Noor, severing the dangerous portal to her home dimension. She had given up and renounced her son Kamran (Rish Shah), but transferred her powers to him in her final moments.

Back home in Jersey City, Kamran seeks refuge with Kamala’s super-smart best friend, Bruno Carrelli (Matt Lintz). Their heart-to-heart is interrupted by a drone sent by the Department of Damage Control, which hunts people with powers. Kamran destroys it using his powers, but the Circle Q convenience store is destroyed in the process.

Let’s harness our cosmic SPOILER powers and dive into the finale. This show is set in the time after Avengers: Endgame and part of MCU Phase 4.

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Mutants detected

As Tamran escaped to Karachi, Pakistan, and in the custody of the Red Daggers, Bruno tells Kamala that he took another look at his genetic makeup. Turns out she’s not like the rest of her family.

“There’s something different in your genes,” he says. “Like a mutation.”

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Kamala is more interested in taking a ride than thinking about labels, and she’s probably right.

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We get a small hint of the 90s X-Men animated series theme as Kamala processes this, but she dismisses it as “another label” even as real-world fans’ heads explode. Marvel has been tease the arrival of the super mutant team for a while now, but Kamala appears to be the first confirmed mutant to appear in the main MCU.

This is a twist on her comic book origin, in which her abilities are a result of being an Inhuman (a genetic offshoot of humanity that gains powers when exposed to Terrigen Mist). They are quite similar to Marvel’s mutants, who manifest powers when the X-Gene in their DNA activates.

Before Marvel owner Disney picked up the film rights to the X-Men when it acquired 21st Century Fox (and the X-Men film rights) in 2019, mutants couldn’t be used in the MCU. . It looked like Marvel was trying to raise the Inhumans as a replacement. Unfortunately, the tv show Inhumans was bad – it’s on Disney Plus, don’t waste your time watching it – and that idea faded away.

Ever since the Fox acquisition, X-Men fans have been anticipating the arrival of a mutant superteam in the MCU. So far, Quicksilver from the X-Men movies has appeared in WandaVision (this turned out to be a joke) and Professor X appeared in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (he was in a separate universe form the main MCU).

The X-Men are coming to Disney Plus in the revival of the 90s anime series next year, but it would be super messy to define that retroactively in the MCU. It will probably happen in a parallel reality. We got to learn more about the MCU’s future of mutants during Marvel’s Comic panel in San Diego on Saturday, July 23.

Become his idol

Kamala’s Avengers fandom is a major part of her character, with a particular fondness for Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). The character doesn’t show up to offer Kamala any advice or words of wisdom, but the post-credits sequence nods to an early Ms. Marvel comic book mishap.

Kamala collapses on her bed and her mother offers her one of those firm reminders to do her science homework. Her bracelet begins to glow before she explodes in her closet door (which has a Captain Marvel poster on it).

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Science homework may have to wait.

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She gets up to apparently find she’s transformed into Carol, giving us a brief appearance of Larson, and looks around at the many pieces of Captain Marvel art on her walls. It’s also possible that Carol switched places with Kamala – both storylines would reference the comics.

“Oooh, no no no no…” she said before running out.

Our last meeting with Carol happened post-credits scene from last year Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringswhen she was among the heroes trying to figure out the origin of the mysterious rings – Kamala’s bracelet has similar vibrations. We’ll find out what the deal is with Carol and Kamala in The Marvels, which is is due out in theaters on July 28, 2023.

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Kamala’s Dream Team happened years ago in the comics.

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This film will see them working with Monica Rambeau, a former government agent who won energy absorption capabilities in Wanda Vision. We saw her for the last time being recruited for a space adventure by a Skrull in the employ of super spy Nick Fury.

In the comics, Kamala unwittingly took on Carol’s guise when her polymorphic abilities first manifested because she idolized the iconic hero and perceived her to fit more of the traditional superhero mold than a American of Pakistani origin. As Kamala gained control over her abilities, she realized she needed to reflect Carol’s actions rather than her looks, and she stuck to her own look to shape her superhero identity.

However, the original pre-Carol Captain Marvel comics lived in the Negative Zone (a parallel universe) and change place with a human named Rick Jones when he had to engage in heroism on Earth. Jones made the change by banging a pair of nega-bands (fancy alien bracelets) together. Given Kamala’s use of a bracelet in the MCU, it’s possible she and Carol have a similar bond.

The First Ms. Marvel-Captain Marvel Team Has Arrived Ms. Marvel #17. They worked together as Jersey City and New York descended into chaos due to another universe colliding with their own – a situation that seems likely to be reflected in the MCU.

high school jinks

Damage Control is conducting a deeply disturbing search of Jersey City’s Islamic Masjid in its hunt for Kamran, alluding to the treatment of Muslims in the United States in the aftermath of 9/11. After that, much of the episode is spent defending him from the agents when he, Kamala, and Bruno hide out at Coles Academic High School. Kamala’s other best friend, Nakia Bahadir, rival-turned-friend Zoe Zimmer, and her brother Aamir (Yasmeen Fletcher, Laurel Marsden, and Saagar Shaikh) also show up to help. Popping them all up is a bit of a stretch, but whatever.

They distract and confuse agents in a sequence seemingly inspired by the late John Hughes’ 80s teen movies, but Kamran’s use of his newfound abilities looks increasingly dangerous – one gets the feeling that helping him might be a bad idea.

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Sometimes you just have to grow.

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However, Kamala is determined to protect him and uses her energy manipulation powers to create impressive crystalline armor that protects her and increases her size as she battles government agents. This was inspired by the powers of the X-Men Armor member, who can generate a psionic exoskeleton to cover his body, confirmed Iman Vellani in a Reddit AMA.

“Embiggen!” she said before arming herself, using her catchphrase from the comics.

It’s enough to help him fight off the agents until Kamran can escape and DODC Agent Deever (Alysia Reiner) is finally arrested for ignoring orders.

Easter eggs, lingering questions and observations

  • This episode’s title, No Normal, is shared with the first collected edition of Kamala’s solo comic book series.
  • Kamala’s costume looks great in live action. Did her mom make it or have her made?
  • I too would like to know if Kamala needs to recharge her powers — it doesn’t look like it.
  • “She looked so… familiar,” G.Willow Wilsonthe writer who revived Kamala’s first solo comic in 2014, is among those voicing support for the new hero in the social media montage.
  • Bringing Carol over and telling Kamala she was doing a great job would have been the obvious way to work in a cameo, but the scene with her dad on the roof largely served that purpose.

That’s it for Ms. Marvel on Disney Plus, but the next MCU show on the streaming service will be She-Hulk August 17. Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters now, with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever due November 11.

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