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MCU Fans react to Ms. Marvel episode 2 addressing India-Pakistan partition, SRK’s Baazigar reference, Avengers Endgame’s Black Widow nod, Kamala Khan’s powers explained & more

MCU Fans react to Ms. Marvel episode 2 addressing India-Pakistan partition, SRK’s Baazigar reference, Avengers Endgame’s Black Widow nod, Kamala Khan’s powers explained & more

Ms. Marvel episode 2 had a lot to unpack, particularly with Kamala Khan’s (Iman Vellani) cosmic shapeshifting powers though not without a plethora of Easter eggs – From references to Black Widow’s (Scarlet Johansson) death in Avengers: Endgame to India-Pakistan’s 1947 partition – the latest episode on Disney Plus has MCU fans sold on the series, especially the South Asian community with multiple Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) references and yes, Kamala is a fan of 1993’s Baazigar and 1995’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Ms. Marvel episode 2

If Kamala Khan listening to Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) podcast in episode 1 wasn’t enough indication she is an Ant-Man stan then the opening of Ms. Marvel episode 2 assures viewers of that. With a little help from her charming “friend” Bruno (Matt Lintz), Kamala goes through a Spider-Man-Esque training phase to get a grip over her powers (knocking off talking to ants, ability to shrink and fly off the list). But the scene surprisingly offers a hint the Bangle is not the source of her abilities but rather the power emits from within. Could this be an Inhumans connection indication? It’s too soon to tell.

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Even so, the mention of Thor and Asgard gives a new twist to the young superhero’s abilities. Ms. Marvel episode 2 had quite a few MCU references with Kamala revealing Eternals character Kingo has a fanbase of his own. All things considered, reception is massively positive as shown in the reactions below.

Ms. Marvel’s training montage left some viewers a bit startled with the Black Widow’s fall to death reference. Though that’s not the only nod to the legacy MCU star with Ms. Marvel doing a Black Widow-style superhero landing, as Vellani teased during the show’s red carpet premiere. Additionally, fans are praising the series’ Muslim representation showing Eid celebration, daily life at Mosque and Kamala & Nakia breaking gender stereotypes with subtle crafty dialogues.

Ms. Marvel episode 2 ended with a cliffhanger but it seems Kamala may finally learn more about her great-grandmother Aisha and her new crush, Kamran (Rish Shah). In Marvel comics, Kamran becomes inhuman after being exposed to the Terrigen Mist.

Ms. Marvel episode 3 will stream on Disney Plus next Wednesday.

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