MCU fans celebrate the game-changing ‘Ms. Marvel’ finale reveal

Ms. Marvel
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Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Ms. Marvel finale.

Ms. Marvel wasn’t the most-watched MCU Disney Plus show, but it’s been a critical smash (98% on the Tomatometer!) and just wrapped up its first season in considerable style. But the episode may well be remembered for more than simply cementing Iman Vellani and Kamala Khan’s position in the MCU, as it ended with a bombshell revelation that’s going to have enormous consequences for the future of the MCU.

In the closing moments of the episode, Bruno revealed that he’d been trying to figure out why Kamala had powers and her brother didn’t. The answer is a slight variation in her DNA. Some kind of… mutation. Yup, it turns out that Kamala Khan is officially the MCU’s first mutant (we don’t count Multiverse of Madness‘ Professor X, as he was in a different universe).

This is the beginning of what will inevitably end with the arrival of the MCU X-Men, and fans are understandably losing their minds.

One cool Easter egg is the X-Men cartoon theme playing at this moment:

Others are emotional that mutants are finally on the way.

Some note that this means fan theories about mutants coming via the multiverse were wrong.

The shock and excitement is communicated in this GIF:

X-Men fans’ minds are blown.

Others say Kamala must be destined to fight alongside Cyclops and Wolverine in the coming years.

And only a grinning Wanda can convey the joy.

So on the whole, we’d say this unexpected reveal is going down very well with Marvel fans. Kamala will next appear alongside Carol Danvers in July 2023’s Ms. Marvel, but after this news, we can expect her to play a role in any future mutant-related projects Marvel Studios is cooking up.

This also means there may be many other young heroes with the X-Gene discovering their powers for the first time, so keep an eye on upcoming MCU projects for potential new students heading to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.

Ms. Marvel is streaming in full on Disney Plus.