Ms. Marvel: Here’s what you need to know about Red Dagger

This article contains full spoilers for Ms. Marvel Episode 4, “Seeing Red.” If you haven’t caught up yet, read our spoiler-free review of Ms. Marvel Episode 4 and how it is Ms. Marvel as a Muslim woman.

While Ms. Marvel Episode 4 assembles the pieces for the final furlong of Bisha K. Ali’s six-part series. Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) takes a trip abroad to meet her nani malicious clan fate escape a Claims Management Department supermax prison and are hot on her heels.

Fortunately, Kamala finds a new friend in the form of the Red Dagger (Aramis Knight). We found out who he is in the comics and how much the Red Dagger could be a part of the MCU’s future.

Who is Red Dagger in the comics?

In the comics, Laal Khanjeer (the red dagger) is introduced in 2016’s Ms. Marvel (Vol. 4) #12 by G. Willow Wilson and Mirka Andolfo. Here he is known as the protector of Karachi and prowls the streets at night to protect his citizens.

Unlike Kamala, Kareem has none Terrigen Mist or special bracelets – He’s just a regular Joe. Still, he’s useful in a fight, and when he’s not throwing knives he’s jumping across rooftops using parkour skills he learned on YouTube. Similar to Daredevil and Elektra’s relationship, Red Dagger was a rival, ally, and even a love interest of Kamala’s. The pair have a frosty rendezvous in Karachi, where Red Dagger goes as far as branding Kamala as a foreigner stepping on his territory, doing more harm than good.

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Skip ahead to 2017’s Ms. Marvel #23 and Kareem shows up in America to take part in a school exchange program. Despite living with Kamala’s family, the dynamic duo still don’t learn each other’s secret identities when they stop a runaway train. However, they later kiss (Ms. Marvel #29), toying with the idea of ​​making it clear who they are. Ms. Marvel and Red Dagger have a won’t-they-will-they relationship, but he ends up leaving Jersey City before they can make things official.

In the comics, he has an established connection with the Khan family as his mother is close friends with Kamala’s aunt. It’s also likely that the show will skip the fact that comic book Kareem lived with Kamala’s grandmother in Kamachi before coming to the US.

What does the introduction of Red Dagger mean for Ms. Marvel?

As Kamala’s revamped powers and comic origin, Red Dagger is slightly different in the Disney+ series. The Red Daggers are more of a protection society operating out of Karachi than a single character. It appears to be the leader of the Red Daggers Waleed (Farhan Akhtar) who, alongside Kareem Kamala, teaches how our world is connected to the Noor Empire, as well as her own destiny as a Djinn.

However, the introductions don’t last long. During a tense showdown between Kamala and her new friends against the ClanDestine, Waleed is killed. While there are questions about Kareem’s future now that his mentor has fallen, it is unlikely that Najma and ClanDestine will be able to force Kamala to tear the Veil off and it appears that Kareem is destined to help her, to fight them.

Red Dagger’s MCU future

Though Red Dagger is powerless in the comics, there are also references to him being a renegade ClanDestine in Ms. Marvel. Much like Najma says she saw Kamala’s potential in Episode 3, Kareem claims he can sense “the Noor” in her when she asks if he follows her. In a typical MCU overhaul, Kamala could fight alongside an all-powerful Red Dagger.

Although Knight is not confirmed for Nia DaCosta The wonders, it is possible that Red Dagger will appear alongside Kamala. Assuming Kareem makes it to the end of the series and returns to America with the Khan family, he could appear as part of their introduction to the overpowered team of Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and Monica Rambeau’s Photon (Teyonah Paris). ).

There’s no word on whether Ms. Marvel will get a second season, but if it does, it’s also logical to assume we’ll be seeing Red Dagger again to continue its comic book source material. Later, Red Dagger might even join forces with Danvers. In the comics, Kareem joins a team of Ms. Marvel proxies called the Kamala Corps when she takes a break from crime-fighting. The group takes out a low-level villain named The Inventor, so it’s easy to imagine Kareem showing up in something like Ms. Marvel Season 2.

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