The Ms. Marvel Disney+ TV series just concluded, giving viewers a glimpse at new MCU villains like Damage Control or The ClanDestine. The show was safe, however, considering Ms. Marvel’s past with villains in comics.
Kamala Kan has been fighting villains in both her books and with The Champions, a superhero team. While some of the opponents are more common than others, many cross over into bizarre territory. Some of these antagonists might not be suitable for the Ms. Marvel Disney+ movies or series, though it would surprise many people to find out how bizarre comics can be.
10 Captain Marvel Was On The Wrong Side In Civil War 2
Although Captain Marvel isn’t a common villain, she was an antagonist to Ms. Marvel in Marvel’s Civil War II event. Kamala and she fought for different sides of the superhero conflict. It is odd to see Captain Marvel as a villain, but it’s even more bizarre from Kamala’s perspective.
Ms. Marvel regards Captain Marvel as her hero and her inspiration in her superhero career. It was a strange experience for both her and her fan to have to face Carol in Civil War II. She had always looked up to Carol for help.
9 The Freelancers Are Strangely High-Profile For Their Work
The Freelancers, a group of villains-for hire who have had to face off against Ms. Marvel several times. While they have the usual powers of invulnerability and super strength, it is their work that makes them unique villains.
Roxxon employed The Freelancers in order to increase violence during a demonstration against the new company pipeline. They then blamed the protesters. Also, the mercenary group displaced homeless people and blamed them for their attack. This is a mission fans would expect to see an undercover team engaging with and not supervillains with flashy abilities like lighting fire.
It’s not unusual to see a superhero fighting an evil version themselves at this stage in comics history. Spider-man is home to Venom and Superman, while Ms. Marvel owns Stormranger. Stormranger’s origin is what makes her a little more bizarre than other superheroes.
Stormranger is originally a Kree Nanosuit that Kamala Khan wore after having a bonded in an alternate universe. This description is enough to make casual comic-readers scratch their heads, even if Stormranger Kamala has Venom. The situation got even more bizarre when Kamala wouldn’t allow the suit to kill its enemies. Stormranger, now her being, is out to get revenge on Ms. Marvel.
7 Monopoly’s A Walking Symbol Of Corporate Greed
Monopoly only made an appearance in a handful of Magnificent Marvel , issues, but that doesn’t stop him making a huge impression. The character was first presented to readers when he made his workers walk zombies. Things only went wilder after that.
Later Monopoly merged his employees into one fleshy mass which he then used to attack Ms. Marvel. He was released from jail and returned to the magazine in an earlier issue, where he displayed a strange new power. Monopoly is able to insert parts of himself into other people and manage them remotely. The character serves as a metaphor for corporate culture and is also very visually bizarre.
6 Doc X Walked Out Of An MMORPG
What makes Doc.X an interesting villain? It’s not a person. Instead, it’s a sentient virus that was created by a Marvel developer to be a stand-in for World of Warcraft . When it attacked Ms. Marvel’s online accounts, the virus proved to be a serious threat. Doc.X learned Ms. Marvel’s secret identity, as well as other secrets personal to her and began blackmailing.
Doc X, a digital villain, isn’t restricted to the digital realm and can control everything from construction equipment to surveillance cameras. Although the sentient virus had as its ultimate goal to infect S.H.I.E.L.D. it was defeated by Ms. Marvel who refused to give in to its intimidation.
5 Zzzax Is A Sentient Energy Cloud
Many Marvel villains include sentient humans and other sentient creatures who have significant power. Zzzax is a form of raw power which has acquired sentience. After terrorists started a chain reaction at the nuclear power station, this huge energy creature emerged. It ate people and stole their sentience as it took the electricity that powered them.
Zzzax can not only control electricity, but also brainwaves. This makes it an extremely dangerous threat. This power was on full display when the creature battled Ms. Marvel and her team in Champions #2 back in 2019.
4 C.R.A.D.L.E. Is The Latest In A Series Of Governmental Anti-Superhero Teams
Marvel Comics is not short of silly acronyms. C.R.A.D.L.E. stands for Child Hero Reconnaissance and Disruption Law Enforcement. It is an awful name that doesn’t explain much about what it does.
C.R.A.D.L.E. is charged with apprehending superheroes underage. Ms. Marvel, along with many Champions colleagues has been pursued. It makes perfect sense for the government to prevent potentially dangerous young men from causing collateral harm, but it is absurd that they continue inventing very specific branches of law enforcement that have increasingly bizarre names.
3 Brun And The Desir Are Basically Asgardian Phantom Zone Criminals
Ms. Marvel, the Champions and Brun fought during the story “War of the Realms”, when the antagonist and her Disir attacked South America. Brun’s background might be assumed by readers unfamiliar with Brun as a villainous version of the Valkyrie. But they are much more bizarre.
Brun, and other Disir, were Valkyries who served the Norse god Bor. The god cursed them after their rebellion. The god banished them to the inter-relationship space between realms. They had been unable to escape this void since they were born. Disir were also forbidden from eating other Asgardians’ spirits, so they are always hungry.
2 The High Evolutionary Is Doctor Moreau… Space!
The High Evolutionary has been a strange part of Marvel Comics since the 1960s and has battled many heroes, including Ms. Marvel. It’s not difficult for readers to overlook how strange this character is, since they have known him for so many years.
Before he became High Evolutionary, Herbert Wyndham worked as a scientist to create a gene-editing serum. He has performed many bizarre things over his life, including turning himself into an indestructible intelligence and creating his own world, Counter-Earth, which he populated with Beast Men. Ms. Marvel defeated the villain in his attempt to combine Counter-Earth and Earth. This was a unique plot even for Marvel Comics.
1 The Inventor
The Inventor is the exact type of weird character you get when comic book writers look back over 80+ years of comics history and look for something that hasn’t been done before. A clone of the early 20th Century genius Thomas Edison accidentally infused with cockatiel DNA, he takes the ‘scientific experiment gone wrong’ to absurd new places.
The bird-man hybrid, still known as Thomas Edison began to experiment on children in order to develop a battery that could be used for human power. This battery was then used to create an army of robot soldiers. This is a strange story about an out-of-time character who was out of touch and in time with his humanity. It plays on Edison’s history as a great inventor, but also the way he abuses the people with whom he works.
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