Hero Datafile: Ms. Marvel (2017)

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Back in 2014, Marvel comics decided to launch a new teen superhero to take up the title of Ms. Marvel. Carol Danvers was taking on the title of her former mentor and the comic title needed a hero. Thus came Kamala Khan.

A good kid who grew up loving superheroes, Kamala relished the chance to become a superhero, even when things didn’t turn out exactly as she planned. She grew into the role, made her mistakes, and learned from them. Most importantly, she’s still learning.

Readers saw her go from plucky fangirl to disillusioned rebel, but she never lost her family, her ties to the community, and her commitment to doing the best for others. Even when the universe was literally coming to an end, she sat there with friend, family, and her community and road out the apocalypse as one big family.

The series and characters have a lot of heart and a lot of personality and that’s why I love reading it.

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Ms. Marvel has changed a lot from when she first started off. When she first hit the scene, she was wide-eyed and overwhelmed with joy at getting to fight alongside her favorite heroes. She couldn’t help herself from asking for a selfie with Wolverine, gushing about the fanfic she wrote about him, and admitting who she “ships” him with. She was what you’d expect from a modern comics fangirl.

But, that changed. Civil War II really opened her eyes to the reality that her heroes were just as flawed as her. Carol Danvers was her idol, hence why she choice to take her old title. But, when Carol double-downed on using Ulysses predictive justice even when Kamala proved it only judged intentions and not predicted reality, it really shook her. And the hits kept coming.

Right now, she has been faced by the worst villain she’s ever had to fight: her own city. Turned against her by H.Y.D.R.A., she’s having to come to terms with the reality that she’s made mistakes and forgotten a lot of people along the way. I won’t spoil the reveal on the last issue, but, needless to say to anyone waiting on that cliffhanger to resolve, Kamala can be expected to change a lot from this ordeal.

Which is one of the best things about Kamala. She grows and changes all the time. Some of it is because she’s new, but most of it is because she cares for her city and wants to be the hero it deserves.

And I think the best thing about her character is, despite losing her idols, she’s been able to keep her kindness and desire to do good. A lot of this comes from her family whose stuck through her and given her the support and wisdom she needs. But most of it comes from inside her.

Ms. Marvel

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Kamala Khan [secret]

Affiliations:

Solo d6
Buddy d8
Team d10

Distinctions:

Hero of the Community?
Met Her Heroes
To Save One Life Is To Save All Mankind
[d4 (+1 PP) or d8]

Power Set:

Inhuman

Enhanced Durability d8
Enhanced Reflexes d8
Enhanced Strength d8
Growth d8
Shrinking d8
Stretching d8
Superhuman Stamina d10
SFX: Area Attack. Against multiple targets, for each additional target add a d6 and keep an additional effect die.
SFX: Embiggened Fist. Against a single target, step up or double Enhanced Strength. Remove the highest rolling die and use three dice for your total.
SFX:
Embiggen! Shutdown Shrinking to step up Enhanced Strength. Recover Shrinking by stepping back Enhanced Strength.
SFX: Healing Factor. Spend 1 PP to recover your physical stress and step back your physical trauma by –1.
SFX: Kinda Gross. When inflicting a grappling complication on a target, add a d6 and step up your effect die.
SFX: Multipower. Add more than one Inhuman power to your dice pool. Step back each Inhuman die in your pool once for each die beyond the first.
SFX: Tiny And Hard To Hit. Shutdown Growth to step up Enhanced Reflexes. Recover Growth by stepping back Enhanced Reflexes.
Limit: Exhausted. Shutdown any Inhuman power to gain 1 PP. Activate an opportunity or participate in a Transition Scene to recover that power.
Limit: Size Matters. Add a complication equal to Growth or Shrinking to an opposing dice pool to gain 1 PP.

Specialties:

Combat Expert d8
Psych Expert d8
[You may convert Expert d8 to 2d6, or Master d10 to 2d8 or 3d6]

Milestones:

Disillusioned

1 XP when you discuss the mistakes of older heroes.
3 XP when you go against an older hero to do what you think is right.
10 XP when you either turn an older hero to your way of thinking or decide that perhaps there is something to be gained by doing things their way.

The People I Have Forgotten

1 XP when you talk about how people have turned against you.
3 XP when you recognize a group or person you’ve ignored in their time of need.
10 XP when you either believe that you can’t please everyone all the time and ignore the complaints or open up to someone you’ve forgotten and change yourself to be the hero they need.

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