Ms Marvel: Who Is Kamran? Comics Origin & Powers Explained

Ms. Marvel episode 2, "Crushed," introduces the character of Kamran (Rish Shah), whose origins and potential powers are rooted in the original Marvel comics.

Kamran's Marvel Comics Origin & Powers Explained

In the comics, Kamran and Kamala are childhood friends who lost touch, and his and Kamala's Marvel origins are both tied to the mutagen Terrigen Mist.

Released by the Inhuman Black Bolt, the Terrigren Mist awakened the latent abilities of various people, including Kamran and Kamala, who later became known as Nuhumans.

His body can emit bright, blue-white energy, not unlike the hardened, purple energy Kamala is capable of creating. Kamran is also able to use this energy to shock enemies or explode objects, differing slightly from how Kamala uses her own abilities.

Is Kamran Going To Be Ms. Marvel's Villain?

The synopsis for Ms. Marvel Vol. 3 #15 read, "True love or true enemy? There's a reason it's called a CRUSH. Ms. Marvel faces her most confusing challenge yet!"

However, Kamran's mother doesn't seem particularly trustworthy either. The way that she appears in Kamala's vision toward the end of Ms. Marvel episode 2, beckoning to her and bathed in purple light, doesn't immediately suggest a heroic figure.