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"I always thought I wanted this kind of life, but I never imagined any of this."
―Kamala Khan[src]

Kamala Khan is a human hybrid and a student at Coles Academic High School who is a fan of the Avengers, particularly Captain Marvel. Possessing dormant genetic powers that were activated when she wore a bangle from the Light Dimension, she became a superhero in Jersey City dubbed Night Light by the public before being known as Ms. Marvel.


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High School Years


After Khan started attending Coles Academic High School, she met and became best friends with Nakia Bahadir. Sometimes they would both carpool to school with Zoe Zimmer, whose mother would drive them there.[3]

Falling Into the Hudson

At some point after becoming friends with Bruno Carrelli, Khan fell into the Hudson River twice. Due to this recurring event, they created a secret code in case it happened again: "Black Sloth Down".[3]

Fan of the Avengers

Khan working on her YouTube channel

At some point Khan became a super fan of the Avengers, particularly Captain Marvel. She decorated her room with several pictures and artwork of Danvers and made herself a Captain Marvel cosplay costume. In addition to that, she also drew a picture of Danvers' pet, Goose. With her vivid imagination and plenty of inspiration, she started a YouTube channel, where she talked about the Avengers. She listened to Scott Lang's podcast interviews and learned about the Battle of Earth and created drawings of the heroes of the battle. These drawings included Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Wanda Maximoff, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Valkyrie, Black Panther and Okoye. She then used those drawings in a video she created about the event, highlighting Captain Marvel's role in it, noting how she had destroyed the Sanctuary II. Previously, she had made a video about Ant-Man and Wasp having a romantic getaway in Paris. As she began closing the video, she promised to make a two-part video series about Thor being a gamer. She then signed off by asking viewers to like the video, leave a comment, and subscribe to her channel.[3]

Driver's License Test

Khan feeling confident about herself

Khan went downstairs and was given advice by her father and brother in preparation for her driver's license test. Having practiced for the test previously with her mother, she felt confident in her ability to succeed.

Khan fails her driver's license test

Khan then left her house and met with her driver examiner in her parents' car. During the test, she checked her mirrors, turned the car on, and proceeded to hit the gas. However, she had forgotten to take the car out of reverse and drove right into the car behind her. She shrugged it off at first, thinking that nobody saw it, until her driver examiner informed her that the car she had run into was his.

Khan imagining Captain Marvel in the sky

Afterwards, her parents arrived and argued with the driver examiner about what had happened. They then took Khan to her school. On the way, Khan imagined Captain Marvel flying in the skyline above New York City.[3]

Guidance Counselor Meeting

Khan speaks with Bruno Carrelli

When she arrived at school, she went straight to her best friend, Bruno Carrelli. Carrelli told her that he had lost ten dollars because she failed, he then gave the money to Nakia Bahadir, who bet against her.

Khan bumps into Zoe Zimmer

While walking with Carrelli and Bahadir in the stairway, Khan bumped into Zoe Zimmer, who was passing by them. Khan told Zimmer that she liked her jacket and Zimmer replied by complimenting Khan's necklace. Khan told Zimmer that the necklace was her name in Arabic, however Zimmer looked disinterested and walked away soon after.

Khan meets with Gabe Wilson Jr.

Suddenly, Gabe Wilson Jr., her guidance counselor, called Khan to his office through the intercom. Wilson originally told her she was in trouble, but quickly said it was a joke. Upon arrival, he told Khan that she had been caught doodling all day and staring off into space. He told her that she needed to start thinking about her future like the SATs and college admissions.[3]

After School Activities

Khan hangs out with Bruno Carrelli

After the school day ended, Khan rode her bicycle to Circle Q and met up with Bruno Carrelli. She got a slushy from the slushy machine and told him about her day. She stated that her mother thought she was a weirdo for fantasizing so much about superheroes, in which he agreed playfully.

Khan looks at her Captain Marvel cosplay costume

She was then shown her Captain Marvel cosplay costume that he had airbrushed. They then discussed attending the New Jersey AvengerCon and that she still needed to get approval from her parents in order to attend. They left the store and biked through the streets. As they did, Khan voiced her imaginations out loud about variants of Captain Marvel that could act as a "final flourish" for her costume, such as a steampunk Captain Marvel, a Captain Panther, an Iron Marvel, a Doctor Strange Captain Marvel coming out of an Inter-Dimensional Portal, a Valkyrie Captain Marvel on a Valkyrie Steed, a Captain Princess Marvel, and a zombie Captain Marvel.[3]

Shopping with her Mother

Khan looks at her grandmother's bangle

When Khan returned home, she was met by her mother who put out a box full of junk from her grandmother. Khan looked through it and found a bangle, however, her mother quickly grabbed it from her and told her brother to put the box in the attic.

Khan shopping with her mother

Her mother then told Khan that she was going to help with errands for her brother's wedding. They left and went to various stores for the next few hours, greeting Najaf at his food truck. At Saeed Fashions, Khan was being tailored in a dress by Shakat and overheard her mother speaking with Ruby about Fatima who broke off her engagement and decided to travel through Europe. She observed how critical they were of that. She then voiced her opinion in approval of Fatima, after which Shakat stated that she was "trouble". Her mother and Ruby then agreed with Shakat that Khan was too short for the dress that she was wearing.

Khan speaks with Bruno Carrelli

When they returned home, Khan found Bruno Carrelli inside teaching her father how to use the Zuzu that he had created. When asked how the shopping went, she told him not to mention Belgium or any guy named Rob. As he left, her mother quickly gave him a bag of food to take home.[3]

New Jersey AvengerCon

Making a Plan

Khan asks to go to the New Jersey AvengerCon

Khan then asked her mother and father if she could go to the New Jersey AvengerCon with Bruno Carrelli, but her mother had questions. She asked what she would dress up as and Kamala told her: Captain Marvel. Her parents refused to let her go as they did not trust that she would be completely safe there and disapproved of Khan wearing a tight suit.

Khan speaks with her brother

Khan got mad at them, saying that the circumstances would be different if it was her brother asking and ran up to her room. Shortly after, her brother came by her room to check on her. Khan questioned why her parents were so strict on her noting that they weren't with him. Aamir told told her that he would talk to them for her and left the room. Khan then went to bed, but not before turning on a circular glowing night light.

Khan puts on her Captain Marvel costume

The next morning, Khan put on her Captain Marvel cosplay costume and looked at herself in the mirror. Above the mirror, she had a picture of Captain Marvel and she mimicked the pose of Captain Marvel in that picture. However, she became dismayed upon noticing that the top did not completely cover her pelvic area. Khan attempted to remedy this by tying a sash around her hips, but was interrupted by her mother knocking on her door. Knowing that her mother would disapprove of her wearing her costume, she quickly put a robe on over it.

Khan talks with her mother

Her mother entered her room and told Khan that she and her father had talked with her brother and had decided to let her go to AvengerCon on some special conditions: her father would drive her, she would only be allowed to stay for two hours, and some would have to wear a specific costume. Her mother then revealed a homemade Hulk-inspired outfit. Suddenly, her father burst into the room in his own Hulk costume, wearing an all green suit and green face paint. When Khan got mad and told them it was humiliating, her mother walked out in disappointment. Her father then sadly told her she wasn't going and left.

Khan and Bruno Carrelli talking on a roof

That night, Khan met with Bruno Carrelli on a rooftop and talked to him about the argument. She remarked on how she never saw her father so disappointed before. Carrelli cheered her up by giving her the last part to her Captain Marvel cosplay: light up gloves that mimicked photon blasts. She then put them on and pretended to fight him with them.

Khan gets hit in the face during gym class

The next day at school, Khan got a basketball to the face during gym class from Zoe Zimmer, who insisted that it was an accident. This resulted in her having to sit out for the rest of the class with a nosebleed. That evening, she thought of a new plan on how to get to AvengerCon.

Khan explains her plan

The next day, Khan met with Carrelli and explained to him her new plan: she would create the best Captain Marvel costume ever and then sneak out of her house after dinner by jumping out the window, flipping off a tree branch, and landing on the ground in a superhero pose. Carrelli, in a Tony Stark cosplay costume, would then get her a bike and they would go to where the bus to Camp Lehigh makes one of its stops. They would jump off of the bridge and land on top of the bus as it drove by. They would then get on and everyone would stare at them in awe. At AvengerCon, Khan would win the Captain Marvel cosplay competition, become a star, and then sneak back into her bed just before her father opened her door to check on her.

Khan retrieves her grandmother's bangle

Carrelli told her that it didn't matter how they got there if she still hadn't finished her Captain Marvel costume. He reminded Khan that she needed to include something in her costume that represented her. Khan thought of the bangle that her grandmother had sent her family and sunk into the attic to get it. As she looked in the box, she found a Captain America drawing of hers. When she got the bangle, she smiled and quickly left the attic.[3]

Awakening her Powers

Khan ready to leave for AvengerCon

Khan's plan got off to a bad start when her father wouldn't stop talking during dinner. She saw Bruno Carrelli waving at her from the window and excused herself from the table. She went up to her room ten minutes later than planned. She then quickly got ready by putting on a shirt with the Avengers logo and jumped out the window, but the tree branch she grabbed onto broke and she fell to the ground. Carrelli helped her get up and told her that they missed the bus, but they could still make the next one. They biked to the bus stop and carried their bikes onto the bus. However, Khan's got stuck in the door and fell out. She pleaded for the bus driver to stop, but he refused and the bike was left behind.

When they arrived at Camp Lehigh, Khan rode on Carrelli's bike in the back, and the two arrived at the New Jersey AvengerCon. Upon entering, a statue of Captain America was on display. Inside, they saw a mural of Black Widow and Iron Man honoring their sacrifice in bringing about the Blip and returning the world to normal. Khan then visited many exhibits and got popcorn from someone dressed as an ant.

Khan looks at the Captain Marvel statue

While Khan and Carrelli were walking around the convention, she got caught up looking at a Captain Marvel statue and Carrelli reminded her that the Captain Marvel cosplay competition was starting soon. They then noticed Zoe Zimmer entering the competition, greatly annoying Khan and Carrelli as Zimmer's costume was not accurate and she was not a fan of the Avengers. Khan went to the restroom to change into her costume. She was about to put on her helmet and the photon gloves that Carrelli made for her when she picked up her grandmother's bangle and prepared to put it on, but it didn't fit. Khan heard over the announcement system that the Captain Marvel cosplay competition was starting, so she rushed out of the restroom, but accidentally left behind her gloves.

Khan gets her powers and is transported into a purple tinted realm

Khan returned to Carrelli and then realized that the gloves were gone. She wanted to go back to get them, but Carrelli told her that she didn't have time. Khan then figured out how to open up her grandmother's bangle and put it on. Suddenly, she felt a surge of energy rush through her and was briefly transported into a purple tinted realm with mysterious people present.

Khan accidentally uses her powers

Confused, she then went on stage to show off her costume. However, as people in the crowds started taking pictures of her with the flash, she became blinded by the lights. As she tried to shield her eyes, she suddenly shot energy constructs out of her hand and into the crowd, with one of them hitting an Ant-Man statue. The crowd cheered for her, but the head of the Ant-Man statue fell off and rolled through the crowd, causing people to run away chaotically. The head eventually hit a wire and caused it to snap, which sent a gigantic Mjølnir prop swinging across the stage. Zimmer walked up to Khan and complimented her costume, but Khan saw the prop and told her to move. Suddenly, the Mjølnir prop hit Zimmer and carried her with it. Zimmer fell off of the prop, but Khan reached out her hand and an energy construct in the shape of a giant hand caught Zimmer before she hit the ground. Khan and Carrelli then fled the scene.

Khan is confronted by her mother

Khan and Carrelli returned to her house. Carrelli helped her sneak back in through her bedroom window even though they were both curious about her new powers. When Khan got into her room, her mother was waiting for her. She told Khan that she was disappointed in her and to stop fantasizing, focus on herself, and be the daughter she was raised to be.

Khan admires her new powers

Khan watched as her mother walked out of her room and then slumped onto her bed. She stared at her glowing hand and all she could say was that it was cosmic.[3]

Night Light of Jersey City

Training with Bruno

To be added[2]

Zoe Zimmer's Party

To be added[2]

Time with Kamran

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Eid Mubarak

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Ambushed by Damage Control

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Familial History

Meeting the Clan Destines

To be added[7]

Aamir and Tyesha's Wedding

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Visit to Pakistan

Reunion with Relatives

To be added[8]

Meeting Red Dagger

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Skirmish with Clan Destine

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Experiencing Partition

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"I know dressing up as Captain Marvel is weird. I spend too much time in fantasyland."
―Kamala Khan[src]

Kamala Khan is a massive fan of superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. She devotes most of her time to studying and thinking about superheroes often to the detriment of her academics and social life. Due to her overactive imagination, Khan is rather absent-minded and prone to daydreaming which in turn causes her to lose focus quite easily and mess up whatever she's doing at the moment such as her driver's license test and a science experiment at school. Khan's tendency to get distracted and her obsession with superheroes gained her a reputation of being a weirdo by others at her school. However, this only increased her obsession with superheroes and dreams of becoming one as she imagined the supposedly idyllic life of having powers and fame to be simpler and more desirable than navigating high school, relationships, family drama, culture, and religion.

Khan has a complicated relationship with her family. She loves her mother and father and follows the traditions established by her culture and religion, but she also feels intimidated by them, particularly her mother, over their disapproval of her interests as well as their overly traditionalist ways which Khan feels like keep her from being allowed to be a "normal" teenager. Khan developed a interest in her great-grandmother upon learning about her disappearance and ownership of a bangle.

During a moment of disobedience, Khan stole a bangle belonging to her grandmother to use as a part of her Captain Marvel cosplay costume and snuck out of her house in order to attend AvengerCon. When the bangle granted Khan superpowers, she was initially confused and struggled to comprehend her new powers. However, she soon became thrilled at the idea that she now had powers and could become a superhero. Khan was very eager to practice using her powers and discover more about them.

Khan initially wanted to tell others about her powers believing it would make her popular after learning how popular Zoe Zimmer became after Khan saved her. However, she was quickly persuaded by Bruno Carrelli to keep her identity a secret. During her first public appearance as "Night Light", Khan was able to save a child from falling off of a building by keeping the situation under control and using her powers in clever ways.

It did not take long before Khan learned of the hardships of superhero activity, when a vision caused her to nearly drop the child to his death by accident and she was ambushed by Damage Control immediately afterwards. Khan soon realized that her activities as a superhuman and her frequent mistakes is causing trouble for others, making her doubt if superhero life really is as ideal as she imagined. As Kamala gets further involved in the conflict with the Clan Destines and her life is threatened more often, her daydreaming and fantasizing become less frequent.

Powers and Abilities

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"So it looks like your power isn't coming from the bangle. It's coming from within you. Like the bangle unlocked the superhuman part of you."
Bruno Carrelli to Kamala Khan[src]
  • Hybrid Physiology: As a human hybrid, Khan is able to access the full potential of the Light Dimension.
    • Light Manipulation: Khan is able to manipulate the energy from the Light Dimension primarily in the form of creating solid energy constructs. Due to being a human hybrid, Khan is able to manipulate cosmic energy to its full capabilities even whilst on Earth. Just by holding her great-grandmother's bangle, Khan was able to subconsciously manipulate energy around her which caused some lights in her attic to flicker. Bruno Carrelli later discovered that Khan's cosmic abilities didn't come from the bangle, but the bangle merely activated dormant powers that she already had.
      • Energy Constructs:

        Khan extending her arm with "hard light"

        Khan is able to create purple colored light energy that solidifies into crystalline looking constructs. These "hard light" energy constructs that Khan creates are strong enough to cause collateral damage with ease and sturdy enough to safely catch a person falling from a certain distance. However, the constructs can be shattered through means such as sheer force or by a Stark Sonic Cannon and Khan seems to require a great level of concentration in order to successfully maintain the constructs without them dissipating. Although the first energy constructs that Khan involuntarily created were shapeless blobs that were throw around as projectiles, she quickly figured how to create constructs with more tangible shapes. Khan's most frequent constructs include floating platforms which she uses to seemingly walk in the air and extensions of her arms which she first used to save Zoe Zimmer from a fall.
        • Superhuman Strength: While Khan does not normally possess superhuman strength, she can can grant herself strength far greater than any normal human by creating a "hard light" energy construct in a shape of a giant fist. However, Khan initially struggled with the weight of her "hard light" energy construct fist when she first showed her powers to Carrelli due to her inexperience. Using this fist, Khan was able to destroy a Stark Industries Combat Drone with a single punch. Khan is also capable of sending fully grown people flying through the air with simple blows from her energy fists, and is even capable of creating these constructs around her feet to greatly enhance her kicks.
        • Superhuman Durability: Khan is also able to create energy construct around parts of her body or around her full body to enhance her durability to superhuman levels. During the fight with the Clan Destine, she avoid being seriously injured when she was hit through a wall.
        • Superhuman Agility: Using her energy platforms, Khan is able to increase her agility and perform jumps and flips that are above any human. She generally uses this ability to dodge her opponents' attacks or to escape from Damage Control agents.
        • Platform Creation:

          Khan creating platforms with "hard light"

          Khan can create "hard light" energy construct platforms under her feet that hover in place allowing her to seemingly walk in the air. She first used these platforms unconsciously to help herself up to the window of her room from her porch. Khan gained more control over her energy construct platforms after her training with Carrelli, managing to conjure platforms much more accurately and ones that lasted longer than before. She later used these platforms to save a child before he fell from a great height and to escape from the Damage Control agents who were attempting to apprehend her.
        • Force-Field Generation: Khan can create "hard light" energy construct shields to protect herself. She first used these shields when the Clan Destine attacked her. Khan is also able to create slim energy construct shields around parts of body which she used to avoid being seriously injured when she was hit through a wall.
    • Clairvoyance: Upon wearing the bangle for the first time, Khan was momentary transported into the Light Dimension with mysterious purple-tainted people present. From that point onwards, the bangle would sometimes show Khan strange visions when it activated on its own, often involving Najma and on one occasion a train from the Partition.


"Nice one."
Red Dagger to Kamala Khan[src]
  • Combatant:

    Khan fighting against Najma

    Khan initially did not possess any notable combatant skills. However, she makes up for her lack of combat training through clever use of her "hard light" energy constructs and her ingenuity. Khan's use of "hard light" energy construct platforms and shields allow her to dodge attacks and weapons with ease as well as grant her additional mobility in the air. When forced into combat, she primarily relies on using "hard light" extensions of her arms to quickly punch enemies at various distances.
  • Marksman: To be added
  • Acrobat: To be added
"That's the plan. Got it?"
―Kamala Khan to Bruno Carrelli[src]
  • Tactician: After Khan's parents told her she couldn't go to AvengerCon, she came up with a detailed plan to attend the convention without them realizing.
  • Bilingualism: Khan is fluent in her native Urdu, as well as English.



"Are you sure we can keep that on?"
"It's an homage."
Bruno Carrelli and Kamala Khan[src]
  • Captain Marvel Cosplay: Khan created a Captain Marvel cosplay costume for the Captain Marvel cosplay competition at the New Jersey AvengerCon. After she saved Zoe Zimmer while in her cosplay costume, Khan continued to use it as her unofficial superhero uniform when she was dubbed "Night Light" by the public.
  • Ms. Marvel Uniform: To be added

Other Equipment

  • Bangle: A mysterious bangle of unknown origin that once belonged to Khan's great-grandmother. After receiving the bangle as part of a gift from her grandmother, Khan stole it to use as a part of her Captain Marvel cosplay costume. When Khan first wore the bangle, she believed it gave her powers. However, Bruno Carrelli discovered that the bangle didn't actually give Khan any powers, but instead activated dormant powers that she already had. Najma later explained that the bangle allowed Khan to access power from the Light Dimension, which is only possible because she is a human hybrid. The bangle was later stabbed by Najma, which unintentionally sent Kamala back in time during the Partition of India in the 1940s.


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In chronological order:


  • In the comics, Kamala Khan is an Inhuman who gained polymorphic powers after being exposed to Terrigen Mist. A superhero fan, Khan chose to use her newfound abilities for good, eventually adopting the alias of Ms. Marvel from her hero, Carol Danvers.

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