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Did ‘Ms. Marvel’ Misstep by including the Djinn in Episodes 3 and 4?

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Until week 3 of Ms. Marvel, fans of the comic book character had been raving about the inclusion and uniqueness the show, especially as it pertains to representation of the Muslim faith.

But in week 3, the Djinn were introduced as antagonists to the show’s title character and with that, many feel that was a major misstep.

MORE: Clan Destine Connections to Ms. Marvel? Breaking Down Episode 3

(L-R): Aramis Knight as Red Dagger/Kareem and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Marvel Studios’ MS. MARVEL. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Kamran’s Mother, Najma, is mentioned in association to Kamala’s great grandmother and the source of her powers, the Clan Destine and Djinn.

Though some of this was walked back this week, using religious beings (Djinn) that millions of Muslims hold as a part of their faith, in a trivial manner can only sour the experience for what has been an otherwise promising series.

(L-R): Samina Ahmed as Sana and Zenobia Shroff as Muneeba in Marvel Studios’ MS. MARVEL. Photo by Patrick Brown. ©Marvel Studios 2022, exclusively on Disney+. All Rights Reserved.

We spoke at length about the implications of this inclusion of the Djinn, but also the positives the show still represents and brings forth to a wide audience. Watch the full discussion below!

Let us know what you think about episodes 3 and 4, and what you’d like to see moving forward.

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Tony Abdullah
Tony Abdullahhttps://nerdinitiative.com
Better known as “MrMARVELite” on TikTok, Tony is a die-hard MARVEL fan, comic book historian, pop culture connoisseur and content creator in the truest sense of the word. Combining his vast knowledge of the MCU and comics with his overflowing passion for connecting and collaborating with other creators, MrMARVELite has quickly blazed his own trail and forged a hugely loyal and engaged fanbase. Tony is the co-host of the Reel Study Podcast. He is a proud husband and father to a very hyper little boy.

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