Ms. Marvel debuted in Marvel Comics in 2013 and quickly became one of the top heroes in the Marvel Universe. Alongside Miles Morales’s Spider-Man, the two remain the faces of the teenage superheroes in The Champions, while both also appearing with The Avengers. However, there are not as many Ms. Marvel villains compared to other heroes.
Kamala Khan is a character that deals with her friends and social issues at school almost more than she does fighting supervillains. However, that does not mean that Ms. Marvel’s villains are not specific to her character, both those with superpowers and those who have made her life difficult through the years.
Updated on June 29th, 2022, by Shawn S. Lealos: The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues its run of success stories on Disney + with Ms. Marvel, a show that has captured critics’ hearts as well as the love of regular Marvel fans. With the origin of the young Muslim hero in New York an instant hit, fans might be ready to dig in and learn more about the character through her appearances in Marvel Comics. Kamala Khan does not have as many notable villains as other heroes, but she has encountered her fair share of them in her solo titles as well as her work with the Champions. Plus, as the years go on, more and more Ms. Marvel villains connect directly to her in comics, building her legacy as one of the brightest stars of the future of Marvel Comics.
15 The Inventor
The Inventor debuted in Ms. Marvel Vol. 3 # 5 and was one of the most bizarre Ms. Marvel villains. The origin was crazy, as Gregory Knox attempted to create a clone of Thomas Edison, but it all went wrong when the DNA mixed with Knox’s cockatiel.
What resulted was a human / cockatiel hybrid with a genius-level intellect. While using Thomas Edison’s name, The Inventor used teenage volunteers to serve as a battery for the machine he built to create robots that attacked the city.
Many of the Ms. Marvel villains are based in the world of corrupt businesses, with Kamala Khan serving as the protector for the little people who fought to afford to live from day to day. Many of them even have names that are a little on the nose, such as the corporate entrepreneur and businessman Monopoly.
He worked for Rubicon and wanted to build his pyramid schemes by mind-controlling his “associates.” However, it only took a short time for Kamala to beat him after he showed up in Magnificent Ms. Marvel # 8.
Doc.X debuted in Ms. Marvel Vol. 4 # 14 by G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa. Doc.X was not human. Instead, she was a sentient computer virus created by the administrator of the game. World of Battlecraft.
When the AI began to self-learn from observing others, she took control of various networks and devices in New York. When Doc.X blackmailed Kamala Khan, knowing her secret identity and threatening her friends, Ms. Marvel had to set out to stop the villain.
12 Doctor Faustus
Johann Fennhoff is Doctor Faustus, a villain who first appeared in Captain America # 107 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. While he has been around for much longer than Kamala Khan, he became a Ms. Marvel villain when he tried to set up a new Hydra operation in New Jersey before the Secret Empire event.
He kidnapped Ms. Marvel’s friend Bruno when he learned about Hydra and Ms. Marvel came in and stopped them in Ms. Marvel Vol. 4.
Warbringer first showed up in Marvel Comics when he attacked Sam Alexander’s Nova as revenge for his dad stealing a warship from the Chitauri to escape his life as a gladiator. He came into Ms. Marvel’s life when he attacked the Avengers while she, Nova, and Miles Morales’ Spider-Man were part of the team.
He continued to be a thorn in Nova and Ms. Marvel’s side when they formed The Champions and ended up battling him again, this time in Infinity Countdown.
10 Red Dagger
While Red Dagger is more of an antihero than a Ms. Marvel villain, he and Kamala have faced off more than once. Red Dagger is Kareem, a young man who moved in with Kamala’s parents as part of the student exchange program. None of them knew he was Red Dagger, a masked man who protected the people of Pakistan.
The two originally battled in Pakistan when she tried to help as Ms. Marvel, only to have Red Dagger tell her she was overstepping her boundaries. The two eventually team up and work together, and Red Dagger will appear in the DIsney + series Ms. Marvel.
Discord is another Ms. Marvel villain whose name is a little too pointed, as he is named after a social media server – with social media so prominent in Kamala’s life. It also makes sense because, like Kamala, Discord is a teenager.
This is Josh Richardson, a former boyfriend of Kamala’s friend Zoe Zimmer. He is also an athlete and he appeared as a Ms. Marvel villain alongside Lockdown, one of Kamala’s better villains. What made him so important was that he was someone Kamala knew in real life and this is when she realized that anyone could turn evil, even her friends.
The teenage superheroes in Marvel Comics have a complicated relationship with Kang the Conquerer. One version of Kang was a member of the Young Avengers when they formed, going by the name Iron Lad. Ms. Marvel and the Champions also had to deal with another version later.
This was yet another Kang variant. He went by the name Mister Gryphon and was a businessman who was the CEO of Qeng Enterprises, where he hired villains to help his business grow. He bought Stark Tower and it was clear he had an ominous plan that was thwarted when Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, and the Avengers realized who he was and fought to defeat him.
7 The Government
While not a supervillain, there has been no one more disruptive in Ms. Marvel’s life than the actual US Government. After the Secret Empire event, Kamala Khan went back to school and Roxxon’s Asgardian Dragon attacked the school, putting Khan into a coma. As a result, the US Government created Kamala’s Law.
This law banned any underaged superhero from operating as a vigilante without a mentor. The teens who did not follow the law ended up locked away in a reprogramming center, and this was all done in Kamala’s name.
When the Kamala’s Law started, the government worked with Roxxon to create an independent security force called CRADLE to arrest and lock away the teenage superhero vigilantes operating outside the law. However, this group went too far most times. They arrested high school students who would not sign a deal to snitch on their friends, and Captain America had to save them.
As for Ms. Marvel, she faced the strongest of them all, World War II hero Dum Dum Dugan. It was Ms. Marvel that convinced Dugan that he was on the wrong side this time.
5 Becky St. Jude
Ms. Marvel got her start when she met Carol Danvers after gaining her powers via the Terrigen mists. This put her in a difficult situation in the second Civil War. Captain Marvel put Kamala in charge of a team of volunteers using Ulysses’ visions properly. Becky St. Jude was the leader of that group.
Becky was completely loyal to Captain Marvel’s goal of stopping people before they committed crimes, and Ms. Marvel doubted the entire situation. Ms. Marvel refused to stand by Carol anymore and had Becky, now calling herself Lockdown, arrested for impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Kamran was arguably Ms. Marvel’s most dangerous villain because she really liked him. Kamala’s parents invited old friends to visit and Kamala with their son Kamran. The two developed a close friendship and bonded, and eventually dated too. That is when she learned he was an Inhuman as well.
Kamran could move between his human form and a body made of glowing blue energy, which he could then transfer to something else which would explode. However, Kamran ended up part of an extremist terrorist organization that wanted to bring down Attilan. Eventually, Kamran turned his attention to Kamala’s family, becoming a dangerous enemy.
Kaboom was a Ms. Marvel villain that she faced after exploring her connection with the Inhumans. Kaboom was a member of a radical Inhuman terrorist organization that wanted to overthrow Queen Medusa and show their superiority to humans.
Appearing for the first time in Ms. Marvel Vol. 3 # 13 by G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa, she helped break Kamala’s heart by working with Kamran, who Khan liked. Kamala was so angry when fighting Kaboom that she was one of the few villains Ms. Marvel let loose on, hitting the villain so hard she broke her neck.
The most dangerous Ms. Marvel villain is not a supervillain, but a successful corporation. Roxxon Energy Corporation first debuted in Captain America # 180 in 1974. However, they have become a significant part of the Marvel Universe concerning young heroes.
They are the corporation that convinced the government to ban young heroes because of their battles with the Champions. They also helped coin the term Kamala’s Law, and they have used Ms. Marvel as an unwitting face of their evil plans to bring down all young heroes.
Ms. Marvel has a doppelganger that is more powerful than Kamala Khan herself. Stormranger is Kamala Khan’s version of Venom, but instead of a symbiote alien creating a costume with a mind of its own, Stormranger was a Nanosuit with a mind of its own.
Just like when Venom became Spider-Man’s most hated enemy when he rejected the alien, Stormranger became Ms. Marvel’s greatest enemy when she rejected the battlesuit. Stormranger set out to destroy Ms. Marvel for this rejection, but most recently left Earth to move on with her existence.
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