MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2

Ms. Marvel episode 2 is chock-full of Marvel Easter eggs and allusions, some of which hint to the nature of Ms. Marvel’s power shift.

Ms. Marvel episode outstanding Kamala Khan’s origins narrative and is jam-packed with Easter eggs that tie the Disney+ series to a larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The debut episode of Ms. Marvel has more Easter eggs than every MCU TV programme to date, and for good reason: the eponymous hero was on her way to the world’s inaugural AvengerCon, a celebration for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Episode 2 continues the tale, and as a result, there is a lot less fan service in this episode.

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2

Of course, this does not imply that there is a scarcity of Easter eggs. Kamala Khan is an Avengers devotee, which means she and her buddies talk about the Avengers all the time. This series will continue to surprise fans with everything from throwaway banter to heroic stances invoking memories of past Marvel films. There’s even an Easter egg that fits well in Kamala’s world: a reference to the Eternals.

Ms. Marvel from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a distinct power set and origin narrative, and there are still a few more mysteries than answers concerning Kamala’s abilities. Nonetheless, episode 2 provides a plethora of clues and may set the stage for future surprises. Here are all of Ms. Marvel episode 2’s Easter eggs, some of which may be significant.

Joke about “Budget Captain Marvel”

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2
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The joke in Ms. Marvel episode 2 is that Kamala Khan is becoming “a cheap Captain Marvel.” That was a statement used by some reviewers when Ms. Marvel first debuted, and suffice to say, considering the character’s continued popularity, it hasn’t aged well. In terms of plot, it alludes to a minor aspect that the show will have to handle with care: Kamala Khan must find a way to slip from out Captain Marvel’s shadow and establish herself as a superhero with her own right.

From Spider-Man: Far From Home, Ms. Marvel is pursued by Stark Drones.

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The drones that chase Ms. Marvel as she leaves Damage Control are a version of the Stark drones seen in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and viewers may recognise them. Damage Control acquired custody of the drones after Spider-secret Man’s identity was disclosed to the public, thus this is an interesting continuity nod. Damage Control doesn’t simply obtain superior technology; they also reuse it, according to Ms. Marvel episode 2. Given their huge cache of sophisticated technology, as revealed in Spider-Man: Homecoming, this is a very dangerous option.

Kamala Khan believes she possesses Ant-Man abilities.

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2
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Kamala Khan is enthralled by the prospect of possessing superpowers and fantasises about the talents she aspires to wield. She jokes that she could have size-shifting abilities similar to Ant- Man’s. This sentence is a little ironic, because in the comics, Ms. Marvel has the ability to change her size, both expanding (called “embiggening”) and contracting (or “shrinking”). Unlike the MCU, Ms. Marvel has Ant-Man abilities in the comics.

Kamran’s Relationship With Kamala Khan

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2
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Kamala Khan is enthralled by the prospect of possessing superpowers and fantasises about the talents she aspires to wield. She jokes that she could have size-shifting abilities similar to Ant- Man’s. This sentence is a little ironic, because in the comics, Ms. Marvel has the ability to change her size, both expanding (called “embiggening”) and contracting (or “shrinking”). Unlike the MCU, Ms. Marvel has Ant-Man abilities in the comics.

Ms. Marvel’s Giant Fist

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Kamala Khan creates an energy construct in the shape of her signature “embiggened” fist in Ms. Marvel episode 2, continuing to pay tribute to Kamala Khan’s powers in the comics. Unfortunately, Ms. Marvel from the MCU doesn’t seem to be able to use this because she lacks the super-strength to lift the fist. Hopefully, Kamala’s growing power set will allow her to increase her strength and utilise her fists.

Ms. Marvel’s Genetic Powers Are A Nod To The Comics

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2
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Ms. Marvel’s powers are not derived from the bracelet, but rather from within her, with the bracelet just triggering something dormant within her, according to Bruno’s scans. In the comics, Kamala Khan was born with a dormant Inhuman gene that was awakened when she was exposed to the Terrigen Mists, and there’s an obvious similarity here. Similar themes of latent mutants with active X-genes have been explored in the X-Men comics, with Magneto’s daughter Polaris being the most noteworthy example.

Kamala Khan Daydreams Of Being Asgardian

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2
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Of course, Ms. Marvel appears to have never heard of the Inhumans, and her thinking goes in a completely opposite way. Kamala’s initial idea is that she could have an active Asgardian gene, and she jokes that she might be connected to Thor. This may seem far-fetched, but Asgardian refugees currently reside on Earth at New Asgard, and they may be settling down with humans, which means the MCU’s press may be discussing human-Asgardian kids. Some may argue that Asgardians have been interacting with humans for millennia, and that New Asgard is situated on a historic place for the Asgardians on Earth, therefore there will almost certainly be Asgardian DNA in the MCU’s gene pool.

Ms. Marvel’s Body Changes Mirror Kamran’s In The Comics

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2
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In the second episode of Ms. Marvel, Kamala realises how little control she has over her abilities. It’s unclear what’s going on; although it’s conceivable that Ms. Marvel’s body is merely displaying hard light over her skin (for example, over her nose), the scenes might also be showing her body transforming into a hard light form. Although Kamala’s hue is purple rather than green, the effect is nearly comparable to Kamran’s Inhuman talents in the comics. The parallels aren’t coincidence, and they might point to the reason Marvel redesigned Kamala’s powers, which is ostensibly for plot reasons. In the MCU, Kamala and Kamran’s genetic bond may be considerably stronger.

A Nod To Kingo Of The Eternals

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When talking about Bollywood, it’s impossible not to mention Kingo, the Eternal, who has been performing in the industry for centuries. Kingo does so without drawing attention to himself by claiming to be a member of an acting family; he applies make-up to seem older, then transitions into a new profession as “Kingo Jr.” It’s interesting to see Kingo’s Bollywood career mentioned elsewhere in the MCU, and it’s a fantastic tribute to one of Marvel’s more recent properties.

Ms. Marvel Strikes A Black Widow Pose

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2
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Ms. Marvel, believing she’s saved the day, takes a superhero stance right out of Iron Man 2’s Black Widow, albeit Kamala can’t quite get it off. To say Natasha Romanoff’s “sister,” Yelena Belova, isn’t happy with how much of Black Widow’s posing has been absorbed into the MCU is an understatement. Ironically, Ms. Marvel is so preoccupied with posing that she loses control of her hard light creations, resulting in a calamity.

“Hard Light” Is An Amusing X-Men Nod

MCU Easter Eggs & References in Ms. Marvel Episode 2
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In Ms. Marvel episode 2, Kamala Khan refers to her energy constructions as “hard light,” a word with a long history in comic books. It was first used in X-Men comics to refer to their Danger Room, much before it was used in Star Trek to refer to their Holosuites, and it takes the form of immersive holographic surroundings and computer-controlled opponents that allow the X-Men to practise. Dazzler, the mutant pop singer from the X-Men, is also known for his ability to manipulate harsh light. However, Kamala’s energy does not resemble any of them.

Conclusion:-

So this was the complete breakdown of Ms Marvel Episode 2.

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