After going through different parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to the recent showing of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Moon Knight in recent months, fans will get to see a brand new hero emerge when Ms. Marvel comes out soon on Disney+. But while the Master of the Mystic Arts and the Fist of Khonshu are awesome characters in their own right, this newcomer played by Iman Vellani will surely bring something new to the table.

It's almost a given people will flock to this new Marvel series once it premieres soon. But before fans get to see Ms. Marvel on the small screen, here are the epic details that need to be known about her first.

4 awesome facts about Ms. Marvel

Kamala Khan is Marvel's first Muslim superhero

Unlike most of Marvel's heroes who made the jump to the MCU, Ms. Marvel doesn't have decades of history tucked under her belt. In fact, it was in 2013 when the teenager first made her cameo appearance in Captain Marvel #14. Shortly after, her solo series started and the heroine hasn't looked back since.

During those early years, G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel's writer, conceptualized Kamala Khan as a Pakistani girl having to deal with the challenges of being an American teenager while struggling to reconcile with her conservative Muslim family's customs. In turn, this dynamic made the character more relatable and endearing to a whole new audience during the time she was introduced, much like what Spider-Man was when he first appeared in the 60s.

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But apart from going through a similar journey to Peter Parker, what stands out the most about Kamala is that she's Marvel's first Muslim superhero. This move helped diversify the comic company's range of characters and provided representation to a people who sorely needed a hero of their own. As it stands, that same prestige has carried over to the MCU as Ms. Marvel is being advertised as a superhero series that centers around an American-Pakistani girl with a Muslim family, the first of its kind for Marvel.

Her superhero identity came from Captain Marvel herself

There was a time Carol Danvers in the comics wasn't known by Captain Marvel. That moniker was famously held by Mar-Vell, a Kree hero who made the Captain Marvel identity popular way before Danvers did.

For her part, Danvers took on the name Ms. Marvel and was known by that name for decades. It wasn't until the early 2010s when she decided to take the mantle of Captain Marvel up and her former superhero identity was left alone for a time. This is where Kamala Khan comes in.

As seen in the series, Kamala is greatly inspired by Danvers, especially when she ascended into the Captain Marvel role. When the teenager gained abilities and entertained the notion of becoming a superhero, Kamala took Danvers' old name and made it into her own, something far better.

Since then, she has established herself as one of Marvel Comics' most popular young heroes and those who have paved the way to expand its readership to new frontiers. And much like how it is with the comics, Marvel's newest series on Disney+ aims to do the same.

Kamala's abilities and how they differ from the comics

In the comics, Kamala Khan was discovered to be an Inhuman with the ability to stretch any part of her body, even to the point of growing or shrinking in size. In a way, her powers would be a blend of Mister Fantastic's and Ant-Man's in one go.

But as the series' recent trailers have shown, that ability won't be the one fans will be seeing the show hits Disney+. Instead of stretching limbs and being an Inhuman, Kamala Khan will discover a bangle that allows her to create constructs made of purple energy. This will make her closer to Green Lantern and farther from the Mister Fantastic/Ant-Man combo seen in the comics.

While there has been a backlash to this change, Kevin Feige stands by it to make Kamala's debut among Marvel fans more streamlined within the MCU. But whether she gains her old powers back or retains the kind of energy-based ability we saw in the trailers, her spunky character and overall arc to play is what truly matters.

The Marvels

Although having your own series is already an accomplishment in itself, this Marvel project is more than just Kamala Khan's MCU origin story. It also leads forward to the follow-up of 2019's Captain Marvel, The Marvels.

In this sequel, Carol Danvers is back and she's not alone in her return. Along with Kamala Khan, Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau will return after gaining her abilities in WandaVision. While details about this film are still scarce, it's understood that Disney+ series will lay important seeds for The Marvels before it comes out in 2023.

With Kamala Khan set to make her streaming debut on Disney+ soon, it's expected that Ms. Marvel will soon become a popular topic among Marvel fans. And with six episodes in the coming weeks, there'll be plenty of reasons to be excited about this new superhero.