The Ms. Marvel story keeps expanding as the fourth episode hit Disney+ earlier today. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, “Seeing Red” took Kamala Khan and her mother to their homeland of Pakistan. In Karachi, they reunited with Kamala’s grandmother, Sana, who unveiled new details about Kamala’s great-grandmother Aisha and the golden bangle. Kamala also met Red Dagger, a Pakistani vigilante who turned out to be a precious ally.
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When Did Ms. Marvel Meet Red Dagger?
Ms. Marvel met Red Dagger at the train station while exploring Karachi in Ms. Marvel Episode 4. After spending some time with her cousins, Kamala chose to go alone to the train station to understand the source of her visions better. Once on the platform, she was attacked by a mysterious masked vigilante who threw daggers at her. The pair had a brief clash that ended without winners or losers before they agreed they were on the same side. Red Dagger then brought Kamala to his hideout, where Waleed (Farhan Akhtar) showed Kamala the difference between the reality they were living in and the alternate one from where Aisha and the Clandestine came — or Djinn if you prefer.
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Who Is Portraying Red Dagger in Ms. Marvel?
Into the Badlands alum Aramis Knight is portraying Red Dagger in Ms. Marvel. Knight has been trusted with the task to give life to Kareem, a.k.a. Laal Khanjeer, as he is known in Karachi. The character was created by G. Willow Wilson and Mirka Andolfo and made his debut in 2016’s Ms. Marvel #12. He is a crafted marksman with his knives, fighting against corruption and violence at night and studying for his university entrance exam at day. In the comics, Red Dagger and Ms. Marvel met during her visit to Pakistan. The pair met again when Kareem went to Jersey City for an exchange student program in the U.S., as told in 2017’s Ms. Marvel #23.
Does Red Dagger Have Powers?
Unlike Kamala, Red Dagger has no powers in the comics or the series. Kareem is an ace with the knives he wears in his utility belt and can run in acrobatic parkour sessions, but he can’t fly, nor does he show any superpowers. In the comics, he learns to fight through YouTube tutorials. In spite of the unorthodox training method, the Pakistani vigilante proved that he could stand his ground against villains in hand-to-hand combat.