Ms. Marvel episode 1’s post-credits scene features the return of a familiar face from Spider-Man: No Way Home that may surprise many viewers.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for Ms. Marvel episode 1 and Ms. Marvel # 2.
The Ms. Marvel episode 1 post-credits feature the return of a surprising antagonist from Spider-Man: No Way Home. Kamala Khan made her debut in 2013, and became one of the most important Marvel Comics superheroes to be introduced in the last decade. Marvel’s first Muslim American superhero to star in her own title, she ushered in a wave of new legacy superheroes. Ms. Marvel has finally become part of the MCU, played by newcomer Iman Vellani.
Ms. Marvel episode 1 is the beginning of Kamala Khan’s MCU origin story, one that’s been switched up significantly from the comics. Kamala Khan is an ordinary teenager in Jersey City, a girl who’s fallen in love with the superheroes who saved the world in Avengers: Endgame – and who gains powers of her own when she places a mysterious bracelet upon her wrist. Unfortunately, Kamala’s first flare of power goes catastrophically wrong, when flares of cosmic energy are blasted across the stage of AvengerCon. Ms. Marvel episode 1’s post-credits scene reveals her actions have been noticed.
The Ms. Marvel episode 1 post-credits scene features the return of an agent from the Department of Damage Control, Special Agent P. Clearly. He previously appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home, where he played a key role in investigating Peter Parker after Spider-Man’s secret identity was revealed to the world by Mysterio. The character is played by Arian Moayed, and he was a shrewd investigator who figured out how to trick Ned Leeds into giving away his involvement in Spider-Man’s vigilantism. He clearly decided to take an interest in Jersey’s new superhuman.
What Is The Organization In Ms. Marvel Episode 1’s Post-Credit Scene?
In the comics, Damage Control is a company dedicated to cleaning up after superhero battles. Created by Dwayne McDuffie, the co-founder of Milestone Media and man behind Static Shock, they even starred in their own comic – one that was envisioned as a sitcom set in the Marvel universe. Damage Control retained a constant background presence, although at times they starred in rather less amusing arcs; on several occasions they actually engineered the superhero battles in order to make a profit.
The MCU’s Damage Control is very different. Introduced in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was initially envisioned as a joint venture between Stark Industries and the federal government, and it was founded in the aftermath of the Battle of New York. By 2024, it had transitioned into a federal law enforcement agency in its own right, and it seemed to serve a key role in enforcing the Sokovia Accords that govern the actions of superhumans in the MCU. In an ironic twist of fate, Damage Control even opened investigations on Stark Industries to track down missing Stark technology. It’s interesting to note that Agent Clearly was assigned to investigate both Peter Parker and this mysterious new vigilante in Jersey. This may indicate he’s something of a specialist, responsible for dealing with teenagers.
Damage Control Is Becoming A Force To Be Reckoned With In The MCU
The MCU’s Phase 4 is clearly setting up the Young Avengers. Kamala Khan isn’t typically associated with the Young Avengers in the comics – rather, she works with a group called the Champions – but she would be a perfect fit. It’s possible Damage Control is being positioned as a major antagonist for the Young Avengers, with the older generation attempting to keep the teen vigilantes in check. That would be a perfect way to adapt major stories from Ms. Marvel comics, where Kamala Khan has stood for an optimistic vision of teenagers in the face of the traditional fear of youth. The first season of Ms. Marvel is expected to be based on her first arc in the comics, which saw her confront a supervillain who was attempting to convince kids they were worthless – and she opposed him on a philosophical level as well as with her powers.
In truth, though, Damage Control is likely to be bigger than the Young Avengers. Spider-Man: No Way Home served as setup for Armor Wars, a Disney + TV show exploring Iron Man’s legacy – one lifted from a comic book story in which stolen Stark tech began to circulate on the black market. That may well mean Agent Clearly returns to face James Rhodes after his confrontations with teen vigilantes in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Ms. Marvel – which would explain the Ms. Marvel episode 1 post-credits scene perfectly.
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Ms. Marvel releases new episodes on Wednesdays on Disney +.
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