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List of Easter Eggs and MCU References in 'Ms. Marvel' Episode 1

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The Disney+ show is a gift for someone who loves Easter eggs and not-so-hidden references as much as we do.

Warning: the following article contains spoilers for 'Ms. Marvel' episode 1

The first episode of 'Ms. Marvel' is finally here, and it lets us dive into Kamala Khan's world straight away – without dismissing the MCU lore and pop culture as we know and love it as well.

One of the most obvious references in episode 1 was spotted by Kamala herself as she spoke to her school counsellor, and he happened to quote 'Mulan'.

And guess who was among the first ones to appreciate the reference? Ming-Na Wen, the actress behind Mulan. The reference gets even more interesting if you remember that she also portrayed Melinda May in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'.

But the first episode of 'Ms. Marvel' is also rich in nods to classic MCU icons like Iron Man and Natasha Romanoff, who receive a proper tribute during Avenger Con – a fan gathering that, sadly, only exists in the world of the series.

Besides, an eagle-eyed fan can also spot a hilarious nod to Captain America and his, well, most important part.

And, of course, all the other parts.

Then, there goes a T-shirt reading "Asgard Pride", as well as standees for Wanda Maximoff and other superheroes at Avenger Con.

Kamala Khan is insanely relatable – she's as much of a fangirl as the rest of us, and that's why every fan-theory she rattles off sounds so amusing (and, again, relatable). One of these Kamala's theories focuses on "secret gamer" Thor – and this is actually yet another reference to 'Avengers: Endgame' this time. Remember the bit with Thor helping out Korg, who was being taunted by some player in Fortnite?

The world itself in 'Ms. Marvel' feels as real as it gets. A certain superhero even decided to try his hand in podcasting, as it turns out in the series. That's right, Scott Land, a.k.a. Ant-Man, is now a proud podcast host, with his show called "Big Me Little Me" — something that fans appreciated as "the most Scott Land thing" to do.

Interestingly enough, 'Ms. Marvel' does not shy away from referencing... itself. Comic books received a lot of appreciation throughout the first episode, and we even heard the words "Zombie Captain Marvel".

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Fans also enjoyed how the end credits of the show's premiere episode treated the comic canon, scattering references to the comic book's version of Ms. Marvel, as well as her idol Captain Marvel, here and there. And there's even a nod to original 'Ms. Marvel' comics creators – such a heartwarming detail!

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