Ms. Marvel’s New Origins Are Linked To This Obscure Comic Book Group
As it turns out, Kamala isn’t related to the Inhumans at all, but instead has ties to an even more obscure group from Marvel Comics: Clan Destine. Up until now, it was a bit unclear whether Kamala’s powers came from her great-grandmother’s mysterious bangle or if the heirloom simply brought out her own latent abilities. A flashback to 1942 reveals Kamran’s mother Najma, Kamala’s great-grandmother Aisha, and others searching for two bangles, which they need to return home.
As Najma explains to Kamala in the present day, they are known as Clandestines, though what they truly are is Djinn. They have been exiled from their own dimension and trapped in this one for quite some time. Kamala is one of them, and apparently, they possess all similar light-based powers, though they cannot fully access them outside the Noor dimension they once called home. The bangle helps Kamala to channel these abilities, though the fact that she was born in this dimension might also be a factor. Najma and her fellow Djinn desperately want to go home and they are hoping for an assist from Kamala. There’s just one problem: returning them to their own dimension could catastrophically impact their own.
Some fans might be disappointed to learn that Kamala isn’t an Inhuman, but there could yet be a Kree connection, considering the severed hand discovered wearing the bangle in the flashback was blue. In some mythology, Djinn have blue skin, but so do the Kree. Only time will tell, but a link would make sense due to Carol Danvers’ Kree history and the fact that Kamala has already been confirmed to appear in the “Captain Marvel” sequel.