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Ms. Marvel Season 1 Finale Just Said The Word We've All Been Waiting For In The MCU

After impressing both fans and critics all season, it was clear "Ms. Marvel" needed to go em-big or go home with the show's finale. Thankfully, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) didn't let us down in "No Normal." Besides finally donning her iconic costume and hosting an eagerly anticipated MCU cameo, the closing episode revealed more about Kamala's powers in a way we never expected.

Whether fans like it or not, Kamala's transition from page to screen saw major alterations to her gifts and how she gets them. In the comics, Kamala gets her shape-shifting skills after coming into contact with Terrigen Mists, awaking something in the New Jersey teen that she didn't know she had — Inhuman genes. It turns out that Kamala shares DNA with the race of super-beings, who take her in as a hero-in-training. They even go as far as to have her accompanied by Lockjaw, the loyal canine companion to Black Bolt (last seen being left speechless in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness").

Of course, these monumental details of Kamala's origins never came to pass in live-action. Instead, the show establishes Ms. Marvel as a Djinn, a race of beings lost in cultural myth and legend similar to the Asgardians. It was a clever little revamp to Kamala's heritage that we presumed stopped there. However, in the finale, Bruno (Matt Lintz) reveals that Kamala's roots go much deeper than expected, blowing our minds with one word and a very familiar tune.

Bruno reveals that Kamala might be a vanguard for mutants in Earth-616

"No Normal" ends with a flash-forward following the battle with Damage Control and Kamala saying her goodbyes to Bruno before he heads CalTech. Besides bickering over who gets Kamran's (Rish Shah) car, Bruno drops a bombshell that doesn't necessarily impact Kamala, but certainly blew fans' minds and ear drums having heard it.

It turns out that the Circle Q's smartest employee has been analyzing the Khan family's DNA to understand what sets Kamala apart, resulting in something he must not have seen before. "We know why you have access to the noor and how you can wield it, but when I compared you to the rest of your family, something still seemed off," explains Bruno, leading his friend to push for more info. "There's something different in your genes," Bruno tells Kamala. "Like a mutation." 

If dropping in the M-word wasn't enough, the music briefly snuck in an unmistakable iteration of the classic theme tune from the animated "X-Men" series, which we're set to return to in "X-Men '97." Keen-eared fans will recall this was last heard following Charles Xavier's (Patrick Stewart) brief "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" appearance before Wanda gave him the snap. This could finally be the big picture Kevin Feige alluded to back in June, which might see Kamala on a journey mirroring both a character from the "X-Men" movie franchise and the original "Ms. Marvel" comic.

Ms. Marvel could go Rogue as our introduction to mutants in the MCU

After Ms. Marvel is done working alongside Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) in "The Marvels," recent world-rocking revelations could suggest Khan might have the considerable task of introducing mutantkind into the MCU. Acting as almost an entry point the same way Anna Paquin did as Rogue in the live-action "X-Men" movie, Kamala digging deeper into her newly discovered genes would make her a perfect candidate to eventually introduce Xavier and the like. Better yet, it could also set her up to meet a well-known mutant that was the first super team-up for Ms. Marvel in the comics, and the first one Rogue met in the 2000 movie.

Though Wolverine hasn't been cast yet in the MCU (although all claws point to Taron Egerton eyeing the role), he significantly impacted Kamala Khan after her debut in Marvel Comics. Working alongside her in "Ms. Marvel" #7 in 2014, Kamala had Logan's back when he lost his healing factor, which led to the adamantium-laced legend giving the new crimefighter his approval. Keeping this in mind, it would be awesome if Ms. Marvel's first intro into the world of the X-Men was with the first one she met in the source material. Logan is great with kids, after all.