Major spoilers for Ms. Marvel episode 6 follow. You have been warned.

The season finale of Ms. Marvel has arrived on Disney Plus, and there's a lot to digest after the sixth episode of the Marvel TV series.

Unsurprisingly, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) superhero roster, well, if you don't count Jane Foster's Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder, stepped in and saved the day. She is a superhero, after all, so it had to happen.

While Kamala and her family/friends/the New Jersey community may be basking in the glow of a job well done saving the world, all is not rosy in the MCU country. That's because the end of Ms. Marvel Episode 6 teases the arrival of one of two new super-powered groups, and one has ties to Kamala's comic book origins. Meanwhile, its post-credits scene also set up The Marvels, aka the sequel to 2019's Captain Marvel and one of the Marvel movies slated to arrive in 2023.

Below, we'll explain how the ending of Ms. Marvel sets up the arrival of a new superhero team. We're also speculating what the Disney Plus show's post-credits scene means for the plot of The Marvels.

Full spoilers for Ms. Marvel episode 6 follow. If you haven't seen the season finale yet, come back now or you'll ruin it yourself.

Ms. Marvel Ending Explained: Is Ms. Marvel a Mutant?

Kamala receives some surprising news in the season finale of Ms. Marvel. (Image credit: Marvel Studios)

In short: yes, Kamala Khan is a mutant. The only problem, though, is that we don't know which group of mutant superheroes he belongs to in the MCU. Confused? Let's explain.

A week after the main events of Episode 6 end, Kamala meets up with Nakia and Bruno for one last relaxation session before Bruno leaves for his summer internship at Caltech. Kamala meets up with the other two in an undisclosed part of New Jersey, with Nakia and Bruno in Kamran's hot rod. Hey, she doesn't need it anymore, so why not borrow it?

Anyway, before the trio head off to enjoy Shawarma, a nice little callback to 2012 Marvel's Avengers, Bruno pulls Kamala aside to give her some surprising news.

After Kamala's brother Aamir asked Bruno to check if he (or any other Khan family member) also had superpowers, Bruno ran more genetic tests on Kamala's blood sample. Long story short: Kamala's genes contain a mutation, which means that she is not fully human. Not realizing the significance of what Bruno is telling her, Kamala considers the revelation "just another label" before the trio head off into the night.

Oddly enough, the word "mutation" was not always intended to be included in Ms. Marvel. However, as revealed in a explainer (opens in a new tab), head writer Bisha K. Ali wrote this explanation to confirm why the rest of the Khan family would not be able to use the bracelet's powers if I used it. Needless to say, the cast and crew are extremely excited to see how this "mutation" will affect the MCU moving forward.

Ms. Marvel uses her Noor powers to reach Kamran in Ms. Marvel Episode 6

Kamala Khan is the MCU's first mutant, but what kind? (Image credit: Marvel Studios)

We understand why Marvel doesn't reveal the type of Kamala's genetic mutation. It's a subplot that may take place in The Marvels or, whisper softly, perhaps a second season of Ms. Marvel. However, there are four possible explanations for what this mutation could be, and two of them involve groups of superheroes we haven't seen yet in the MCU.

The first possibility is that this genetic mutation simply has its roots in the history of the Khan family. We know that Kamala's great-grandmother, Aisha, hails from the Noor dimension and belongs to the group of Djinn known as Clan Destines. Since Kamala can harness the energy of the Noor Dimension using Aisha's bracelet, it's plausible that her genetic mutation is simply based on one of her ancestors coming from an alternate reality.

However, there are three other possible explanations. First, Kamala could technically be the MCU's first member of the X-Men, which would be a huge hit for the books. You know, if you ignore Professor X from Earth 838 in Doctor Strange 2.

Kamala is not a member of this group of mutant superheroes in any Marvel comic series. But there are two reasons why she could theoretically be the first instance of a mutant/X-Men to appear in the MCU. The first is obvious: she has a genetic mutation, so like every other X-Men out there, she's technically a mutant.

The second reason, however, is far more intriguing: eagle-eyed fans (or should they have eagle ears?) will be hearing a very familiar tune as Bruno utters the word "mutation." This short piece of music is none other than the theme used in the beloved Marvel cartoon X-Men: The Animated Series. Coincidentally, Marvel Studios is currently developing a sequel series to this hit 1990s cartoon, X-Men '97, as part of its Phase 4 slate, giving even more weight to the eventual arrival of X-Men. MCU menu.

So what are the other two options? On the one hand, Marvel Studios may be laying the groundwork for the arrival of the Inhumans in the MCU. In the comics, Kamala is an Inhuman: she gains her superpowers after being exposed to Terrigen Mist, a substance released by Black Bolt (another superpowered being that appeared in Doctor Strange 2) to unlock the Inhuman gene in any human who owns it.

According to MCU insiders like Greatphase(Opens in a new tab) and CineStealth(Opens in a new tab), The Marvels could explore some Inhuman elements as part of their plot. We won't spoil those story details here - you can read each leak's tweet if you really want to know more spoilers about The Marvels. But, if Marvel Studios is preparing to add the Inhumans to its ever-growing roster of MCU heroes, given her comic book ties to Kamala's superhero origins, it would make sense to use Ms. to bring the Inhumans to the MCU fold.

The Marvels won't hit theaters until July 2023, so we have to wait 12 months before we find out if Kamala is an Inhuman, the MCU's first mutant/X-Men, or if her mutation is just Djinn, Clan Destine. , or based on Noor.

Speaking of wonderful superheroes, plus the fourth possible mutation theory, though…

Ms. Marvel End Credits Scene Explanation: Hi Carol Danvers

Kamala Khan looks confused as her bracelet begins to glow in the post-credits scene of Ms. Marvel

It doesn't look good, Kamala... (Image credit: Marvel Studios)

The post-credits scene in the final episode of Ms. Marvel is brief but significant, tying the Disney Plus series to an upcoming MCU superhero movie.

Kamala, who now seems to walk around in her superhero costume every day, collapses on her bed after a long day of studying and heroic antics. Kamala's mom calls her saying "that doesn't sound like a science homework" and when Kamala answers, her bracelet starts to light up. However, the glow emanating from him is unlike anything Kamala has ever seen before, causing her to sit up and take notice of her.

Getting up from her bed, she shakes her left arm, where the bracelet is. Beginner's mistake. Kamala teleports to an unknown location and crashes into her closet.

However, it is not the biggest impact of the scene. Viewers expect Kamala to emerge from the remains of her closet, but instead of her, Brie Larson's Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, appears. Carol looks shocked as she looks at her purple hands before realizing that she is in Kamala's room. Although she doesn't know that this room belongs to Kamala, it's just that it's the room of a big superhero fan. And a Captain Marvel to boot.

Oh no no no, Carol thought before running from the chamber, presumably to find someone to tell her where she is. Expect Carol to meet the Khan family at the start of The Marvels, then!

A shocked Captain Marvel looks around Kamala Khan's bedroom after she swapped places in the Ms. Marvel episode 6 post-credits scene

Ms. Marvel's post-credits scene will tie into The Marvels, aka the MCU sequel to Captain Marvel. (Image credit: Marvel Studios)

What does this scene mean for The Marvels? For one thing, Kamala didn't transform into Carol. There has been a lot of confusion and a lot of discussion about this post-finale online. But, as a article (opens in a new tab) confirms, the duo simply switched places.

The end credits scene also intrinsically connects Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan, which is sure to be a big deal for the latter, given that she adores the former. It seems the duo will want to find a way to return to their original locations: Kamala to reunite with her family and Carol to return to whatever she was doing before the warp.

It's also possible that Kamala's powers end up being of Kree origin, which is our fourth mutation theory (we told her we'd get there). Remember, Carol got her powers from the Kree-developed lightspeed engine, not the Tesseract itself, in the first MCU movie of hers, making her a Kree-Human hybrid. If she can trade places with Kamala (based on the latter's bracelet), it could mean that Kamala is also a Kree-Human hybrid. Granted, that would dispel theories that she's an Inhuman or X-Men in the MCU, but it would explain why she swapped places with Carol in the Ms. Marvel Episode 6 post-credits scene.

Finally, Carol may have unearthed the second bracelet that Aisha, Kamran's mother, Najma, and the other members of the Destine Clan were looking for during a flashback sequence in Episode 3. We don't see Carol wearing the bracelet but, since she just from trading places with Kamala, it's plausible that he acquired it without knowing his true abilities. Carol was last seen in Shang-Chi's post-credits scene, where she went in search of other magical items such as the Ten Rings. Perhaps she found the other bracelet and activated it without knowing what would happen to her? We think it is a possibility.

Once again, we have a long wait to know for sure. In the meantime, read our content for other upcoming MCU projects, including She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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