Ms. Marvel: Here’s What You Need To Know About Red Dagger

This article contains full spoilers for Episode 4 of Ms. Marvel, “Seeing Red”. If you haven’t caught up yet, check out our spoiler-free review of Ms. Marvel Episode 4 and what it’s like watching Ms. Marvel As a Muslim Woman.

As Ms. Marvel Episode 4 puts the pieces in place for the final furlong of Bisha K. Ali’s six-part series. Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) makes a trip abroad to meet her Nani, the villainous ClanDestine escape a Department of Damage Control’s Supermax prison and are hot on her trail.

Thankfully, Kamala finds a new friend in the form of the Red Dagger (Aramis Knight). We’ve got the scoop of who he is in the comics and how much the Red Dagger could be a part of the MCU’s future.

Who Is Red Dagger In The Comics?

In the comics, Laal Khanjeer (the Red Dagger) is introduced in G. Willow Wilson and Mirka Andolfo’s Ms. Marvel (Vol. 4) #12 from 2016. Here, he’s known as the protector of Karachi and stalks the streets by night to keep its citizens safe.

Unlike Kamala, Kareem has no Terrigen mist or special bracelets – he’s just a regular Joe. Still, he comes in handy in a scrap, and if he’s not throwing knives, he’s leaping across rooftops with parkour skills he learned on YouTube. Similar to the relationship between Daredevil and Elektra, Red Dagger has been a rival, ally, and even love interest of Kamala. The pair have a frosty meeting in Karachi, where Red Dagger even brands Kamala a foreigner who is stepping on his turf and doing more harm than good.

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