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How This Ms. Marvel Theory Perfectly Sets Up Young Avengers

Ms. Marvel Episode 1 had a very peculiar post credits scene. As Kamala Khan discovers the bracelet’s power for the first time, a video of her goes viral on social media. And then we see the video catch the attention of a very familiar face we were already aware of since Spider-Man: Now Way Home. Agent P. Cleary, played by Arian Moayed, returns to the MCU in Ms. Marvel Episode 1 post credits, clearly interested in this new young superhero’s abilities. This New Ms. Marvel theory claims there is more to it than what meets the eye.

Ms. Marvel - Young Avengers
Ms. Marvel – Young Avengers

According to this Ms. Marvel theory, Agent P. Cleary’s appearance means Kamala Khan may be heading for a becoming a part of the Young Avengers superhero team.

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Agent P. Cleary - Department of Damage Control
Agent P. Cleary – Department of Damage Control

The post credits scene did look rather intriguing. Agent P. Cleary (Arian Moayed) represents the organization better known as Department of Damage Control or simply, Damage Control. Cleary has already shown he is very capable when it comes to interrogation, playing MJ, Ned, Peter and Aunt May against each other to get the intel he wants. He seems way too wily for his own good. But why is he so aggressive in his ways? It may be because he has been tasked with a very important purpose. He wants minors out of the often dangerous superhero business and he is willing to go to extreme lengths to do so.

Will Damage Control Book Kamala Khan
Will Damage Control Book Kamala Khan?

Kamala Khan’s powers mean she is likely to become a superhero and fight other supervillains. There is an organization in Marvel Comics who does its best to ensure Marvel doesn’t end up with a Robin situation.

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Ms. Marvel Theory: Damage Control’s Agent Cleary Teams up With C.R.A.D.L.E

C.R.A.D.L.E - Marvel Comics
C.R.A.D.L.E – Marvel Comics

C.R.A.D.L.E is a very little known organization for those who aren’t hardcore comic book fans. In the comics, it stands for Child Hero Reconnaissance and Disruption Law Enforcement. It has one job and one job alone – the protection of the rights of minors trying to be superheroes. Anyone under the age of 21 is under C.R.A.D.L.E’s protection. Marvel Comics introduced the agency after the War of Realms comic book arc. Kamala’s Law aka the Underage Superhero Welfare Act protects teenage superhero rights in the Marvel Comic Book Universe. And this Ms. Marvel theory claims they will play a crucial role in the formation of the Young Avengers team.

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How Ms. Marvel Sets Up MCU Debut Of Young Avengers

MCU's Young Avengers
MCU’s Young Avengers

Marvel studios has played coy with the idea of Young Avengers, not even going so far as to mention or even make a reference to this fan anticipated project. The building blocks are right there. Cassie Lang, Ant-Man’s daughter is already in the MCU. We have Isaiah Bradley’s grandson Eli Bradley, better known as Patriot in comics, in MCu after debuting in Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The Maximoff Twins, Wiccan and Speed, are also rumoured to be making an MCU return after Doctor Strange 2. Riri Williams’ Ironheart series will also introduce the young Iron man successor.

Department of Damage Control - No Way Home
Department of Damage Control – No Way Home

Spider-Man was also technically too young to be embroiled in all that tricky superhero business. Now Kamala Khan is making waves in social media in the MCU. As more and more young superheroes surface, Damage Control needs additional help because that is a very narrow niche they have absolutely zero idea about.

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Young Avengers - Marvel Comics
Young Avengers – Marvel Comics

That is where C.R.A.D.L.E comes in. Since they are designed to deal with underage heroes, they would help damage control track down these young heroes first. And then they would take them under their wing and train them in their abilities. That perfectly sums up how a Young Avengers team could debut under the watchful supervision of C.R.A.D.L.E.

MCU’s Young Avengers Will Be Modelled After 50-State Initiative – Marvel Comics’ State Sponsored Superhero Team

50-State Initiative - Marvel Comics
50-State Initiative – Marvel Comics

The 50-State Initiative came after the events of Civil War in Marvel Comics. America decided to hire young heroes into teams and train them in the art of combat. Each state would have one superhero team representing it. The Young Avengers could be MCU’s answer to the 50-State Initiative. Underage heroes will be trained by C.R.A.D.L.E and then once they are ready and of adult age, the state will sanction and sponsor their superheroics for the world to see.

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This Ms. Marvel theory, like any other MCU theory right now, does have a lot of holes. But if given the benefit of the doubt, then this Ms. Marvel theory could perfectly set up the MCU debut of Young Avengers, a dream come true for all Marvel fans.

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Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.