Warning: This article contains spoilers for Ms. Marvel Episode 2. Read at your own risk!
A lot of surprises are dropped in Ms. Marvel Episode 2, Crushed, where even Kamala herself discovered a lot about her lineage and powers. However, on two separate occasions, she got visions of a mysterious woman who turned out to be the mother of her crush, Kamran, who is she and how is she connected to the titular hero?
Ms. Marvel Episode 2: Who is the Mysterious Woman in Kamala's Visions?
On two separate occasions in Ms. Marvel Episode 2, Kamala has visions of a mysterious woman who comes out when her bangle glows. First, it is during their family dinner, Aamir’s fiance asked what happened to Sana’s mother, Kamala’s great-grandmother, and while Yusuf was telling the story, the bangle of Kamala glowed.
Kamala experienced something like an earthquake and a mysterious woman appeared in her vision. It was too much for Kamala that she fainted. Later that night, she learned from Sana, her grandmother, that the bangle belonged to Aisha, Kamala’s great-grandmother who disappeared during the Partition of India.
Second, when Kamala was about to save a boy from falling from a tower, her bangle glowed once more and she got a clearer look at the face of the mysterious woman in her vision. This led to Kamala losing focus and the boy almost fell to death but she still managed to save him despite him hurting his ankle.
Kamala ran away from the scene and while escaping, the Department of Damage Control almost cornered her but just in time, Kamran’s car approaches her and takes her away. In the car, a woman greeted Kamala – the same woman in her visions. She turns out to be Kamran’s mother and she said she waited a long time to meet Kamala.
Played by Nimra Bucha, the mysterious woman is named Najma, as revealed by the Funko Pops of Ms. Marvel. Little is known about her aside from the fact that she is Kamran’s mother and she is aware of who Kamala is and what her powers are. There is a huge possibility that she is also aware of the bangle that Kamala got from her great-grandmother, Aisha.
There’s a theory, though, that Najma may actually be Aisha. See, as per the stories of Yusuf and the Illumi-Aunties, Aisha disappeared from her family during the Partition of India, never to be seen again. However, Aisha and Najma have different Funko Pops which may hint that they are two different people.
Another speculation is that Najma is the villain of Aisha and upon the activation of the bangle of Kamala, she tracked where the power is coming from, hence, Kamran is a new kid in town in the same school as Kamala. Since Kamala is nearly clueless about her powers, Najma could exploit Kamala’s naiveness.
In one of the teasers of Ms. Marvel titled Courage, Najma is seen to be fighting with Kamala where the titular hero needed to make a hard light shield to protect herself. If Najma is the villain, then, Kamala is now in deep trouble as she landed right into the hands of Najma through Kamran.
Ms. Marvel Episode 2 is now streaming on Disney Plus.