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Characters: Ms Marvel 2014
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    Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel 
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl who gains powers after the Terrigen Bomb from Infinity triggers her Inhuman genes.

    Kamala's friends and allies 


Kamala's Turkish-American friend.
  • Cultural Rebel: Wears a hijab against her father's wishes.
  • Meaningful Rename: Inverted. She apparently went by "Kiki" in the past but recently started going by her real name again. This is likely another part of the "phase" her father thinks she is going through.

Bruno Carrelli

A convenience store clerk and one of Kamala's school friends.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Kamala says that if he were Pakistani, her parents would be trying to get them together due to his good grades and work ethic. Bruno looks unhappy about that.
  • Cain and Abel: In issue #3, Bruno's little brother Vick appears and tries to get Bruno to steal him some money from the Circle Q (and later holds up the store during Bruno's shift to get the cash himself). He is apparently also jealous of Bruno being "the brains of the family".
  • Secret Keeper: Bruno knows of Kamala's powers and superheroics, having found out in issue #4, and he helps cover for her when trouble comes up.
  • Weekend Inventor: He uses his free time in school to develop a "biokinetic polymer" that he claims can make clothing super-stretchy, as mentioned in #3. In #5, it gets put to use in making Kamala's Ms. Marvel costume.

    Khan Family 

Yusuf Khan

Kamala's father, who works at a bank.

Aisha Khan

Kamala's mother.
  • Education Mama: To Kamala. Oddly, she seems to be more lenient towards Aamir, who remains unemployed due to his religious lifestyle... but even she gets fed up with him in #2 when she calls his look that of "a penniless mullah."
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Has no idea what "fan feek" is.

Aamir Khan

Kamala's older brother.
  • Basement-Dweller: Lives with his parents despite being an adult. His father thinks his extreme piety is just his way to avoid getting a job, and his mother thinks he "dresses like a penniless mullah."
  • Big Brother Instinct: He makes it clear that if someone hurt Kamala, he wouldn't think twice about making a lynch mob with his friends to get payback.
  • The Fundamentalist: He's the most outwardly pious Muslim in the family, and disapproves of his father working at a bank as usury is against Islam.


The Inventor

A local supervillain in Jersey City. Also known as Thomas Edison and "The Birdman" (as he was supposed to be a clone of Thomas Edison but got his DNA scrambled with a cockatiel)
  • Berserk Button: He is not a bird!
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His name is mentioned by Kamala in All-New Marvel NOW! Point One after she destroys a giant junk creature of his creation. Since this story takes place after Kamala has become Ms. Marvel, it's implied that she has already faced him in the past.
  • The Fagin: Hires runaway teenagers to do his bidding.
  • Half-Human Hybrid/Mix-and-Match Man: His origin.
  • Hidden Villain: In-universe, The Inventor is first mentioned in #3 by Vick and #4 by his henchmen. In #5, his face is revealed to the readers for the first time, and in #6, Kamala encounters a holographic projection of him.
  • If I Wanted You Dead...: He tells Kamala that if he wants her dead, she'll know.
  • I Want Them Alive: He's personally told Kamala that he needs her alive for his plans, and that this should scare her more than the idea of him wanting her dead.
  • Mad Scientist: In his own words, although not the kind "that's actually an idiot".
  • Starter Villain: The first supervillain that Kamala is being made to face.


The leader of the gang working for the Inventor.

Vittorio "Vick" Carrelli

Bruno's little brother, who gets involved with a gang.


The Inventor's chief assistant
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself for The Inventor's creation, as his pet cockatiel contaminated the DNA sample of Thomas Edison he was cloning.
  • Number Two: To the Inventor.

    Other characters 

Zoe Zimmer

One of Kamala's classmates.
  • Alpha Bitch: Mocks Kamala and Nakia's cultures by asking them ignorant questions about it. She is also concerned about Bruno's financial status (so not only racist, classist too).
  • Innocent Bigot: Kamala's interpretation of all the ignorant things Zoe says. She seems to realize quickly though this isn't the case.
  • Troll: A "concern troll", in Bruno's words.
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: She is so concerned about Bruno that she is even willing to shop at the grocery store he works at. So why wouldn't he make coffee for her? How ungrateful!

Sheikh Abdullah

A teacher at the Khan family's mosque.
  • Good Shepherd / Reasonable Authority Figure: In #6, when Kamala indirectly explains to him that the reason she breaks curfew is to help people, the Sheikh does not so much as tell her to stop (knowing it won't work) and instead encourages her to find a teacher so that she can get better at whatever she is doing. Luckily for her, the potential teacher she soon finds is the best there is at what he does.
  • Stern Teacher: Kamala claims that he hates her though this is mostly an Informed Flaw.
  • Ye Goode Olde Days: Believes in partitioning men and women in the mosque. When Kamala points out that the Prophet Mohammed's mosque didn't do this, he says that those were the "blessed times" with less scandal and temptation.
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