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Considering that Kamala Khan, the Pakistani-American teen better known as Ms. Marvel, lives just over the river from Donald Trump, there’s a chance the two could someday cross paths, at least in the Marvel Universe. If that happened, what might the young superhero say to the Republican presidential frontrunner, who’s made so many controversial statements about Muslims and immigrants.
That’s what Seth Meyers asked Sana Amanat during her appearance this week on “Late Night,” and Kamala’s co-creator had an answer at the ready.
“The first thing that she would say is, you’re doing such irreparable damage to young Americans, and minorities everywhere,” said Amanat, Marvel’s director of content and character development. “Words and images are very powerful, and these young kids are actually having a perception of themselves that [is] not true, and that’s so dangerous. And then she’d probably remind him that his grandfather was an immigrant, I believe, and if he had the same type of vitriolic sentiment […] thrown at him, Trump would not have the opportunities that he would have or the successes that he would have. And then she would probably fly off with the Avengers and save the world from actual bad guys, and prove him wrong about who Muslims really are.”
The discussion wasn’t all serious, however, as Amanat filled in Meyers on Secret Wars and the Marvel line before poking fun at some of the “conspiracy theorists” who suggested there was a “nefarious plan” behind the creation of Kamala Khan.
“The ‘nefarious plan’ is that I infiltrated the government via Marvel Comics to push the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission of propagating Islamic sharia law within the land,” she said, adding, “If you touch the comic, you do become Muslim.”