For your fourth chapter, Ms Marvel take a creative risk that could have gone very wrong. Especially, in a short story of an unknown character who comes to streaming to delve into a new dimension of the superhero. But Marvel takes the risk out of wonder. The restless and powerful look of the visitor, the foreigner and the unknown. And so he explores at every level just how much influence Kamala’s ethnicity has on her prodigious abilities. A caveat that argument covers with ingenuity, elegance and sensitivity.
In the same way that happened at the time with Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Ringsin Ms Marvel culture is relevant. Not only as a local color or a transition towards spacious novelties of a more universal narration. In fact, the Serie gives Kamala an unexpected place in her originality. Also an eloquent and well-constructed look on what surrounds him as a sounding board. The result is a chapter that delves into Kamala as part of something bigger — whether it’s because of the origin of the extraordinary — and the character’s identity.
If anything has distinguished the role of this teenage heroine, it is her marked cultural personality. The way in which she successfully combines the weight of religion, the social details that make it up and the power that she shows of it. Her arrival on the multiscreen has the same strength, the same integrity and, above all, the same sincerity.
Life is easier with superpowers, right?
The fourth chapter of Ms Marvel, with his trip to Karachi and the encounter with an unknown Pakistan, surprises with his good work. At once, for the kindness of your journey through the fundamentals of this character who crosses different waters and unknown places. Yes Moon Knight showed the Muslim culture in the periphery, Ms Marvel integrates and conforms it as an echo of kindness. A journey into mystery and ultimately a kind of self-discovery rarely enjoyed by a superhero character.
In search of a sense of belonging in Ms. Marvel
Kamala, in the same way as so many other superheroes, returns to her family origin in search of answers. But while most of the big names in the world of comics travel to new planets and dimensions, the character does so in history. And one rich in detail, in creepy and painful twists. But beyond the recognition of Kamala’s quality as a newcomer to surprising places in her life, the script found how to parse the difference. Do it without making your character’s journey in search of answers seem like an anecdotal or moral journey. There is no judgment in Kamala’s trip to the other side of the world. There is a leap into adventure that links to the character’s natural boldness and his clever use of her intellectual and moral resources.
But this is a superhero story, as poignant as Kamala’s journey into the center of her family history is. Y Ms Marvel don’t forget it. For that reason, the fourth episode of the series has the best action scene in its short history. Kamala finds an equal, one who is unsurprised by the brilliant Noor that surrounds her. And it is then, when this very young superhero shows that intuitive and well-constructed evolution that the series has given her in four chapters. The fight is fast, sagacious. Kamala learns fast. There’s still time for stumbling, pop culture jokes, and stumbling. But Kamala begins to show that he is much more than the bracelet on her wrist. And especially, much more than the general idea about a power that, for now, has an apparently murky origin.
If something is appreciated Ms Marvel, is his resistance to commonplaces, to using power as an excuse for change. Kamala evolves, grows, matures. She does it through power and not because of it, a caveat of considerable importance and a narrative audacity that Ms Marvel take full advantage of it. Kamala wants answers and history must provide them. With two chapters to go and without much progress in the main plot, it is essential to do it.
And for its fourth chapter, and naturally, the series offers them. It is no longer about the mystical origin of a family jewel, but Kamala’s intuition as more than just an oddity. Finally, the mysteries begin to take shape. Also, to build a larger narrative about the sense of responsibility, power and intelligence of a superhero in a world full of wounds.
Kamala, the enigmas and in the end, the open doors to the answers
This has been one of the longest running episodes of the series. And the one who dedicated the most time to camera work, to the tour of amazing places. To follow as a curious witness as Kamala grows along with his awareness of who he is. And what is this second generation immigrant who accepts difference with a touching naturalness? Deeply embedded in the sense of the marvelous, Ms. Marvel, this time, is a general map — and in more ways than one — of the unbelievable.
The series links its origin with the most substantial of Marvel. Again, there are mentions of big names in this world that survived the blip. “If Thor had appeared in the Himalayas, he would be called Djinn,” says one character. And that caveat, as unexpected as it is true, is the one that moves the program’s roadmap in a new direction. The amazing will be depending on who looks at it.
And who beholds Kamala, powerful and bewildered? To a new dimension of reality. A possible raid? The new lessons that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness left in its wake, are now essential to understand. Is the power of the Noor, that unknown element that links Kamala to something more portentous, a form of destruction?
The series doesn’t make it clear, but the purpose — of Kamala and of the story — is clear. It only remains to hope that this restless, touching and painfully human superhero continues on his way. Will he? In two chapters, he must make the decision.