Ms. Marvel Episode 5 Cut A Very Telling Red Dagger Line

Warning! Spoilers for Ms. Marvel episode 5 below!

Ms. Marvel star, Aramis Knight, reveals a very telling Red Dagger line was cut from episode 5. The latest MCU Disney+ television series stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a Jersey City high school student who becomes imbued with superhuman powers after donning an old bangle that has been passed down to her through her family. The show has garnered near-universal acclaim from critics, making it the highest-ranked MCU entry on Rotten Tomatoes.

Episode 5, “Time and Again” finds Kamala saving her grandmother as she has traveled back in time to the day of her great-grandmother Aisha’s death. Upon her return to the present, she had inadvertently opened the Veil of Noor that would send the ClanDestines back to their dimension. However, the power of the Veil instantly kills anyone who nears it. In an effort to close the Veil, Najma sacrifices herself while Kamala and the Red Dagger (Knight) assist bystanders to escape. With Najma gone and Kamala finally learning the mystery of Aisha’s death, she bids the Red Dagger farewell, but not before he gifts her his red scarf.

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In a recent interview with EW, Knight revealed that a very telling Red Dagger line was cut from Ms. Marvel episode 5. According to the actor, the line gave more insight as to why Kareem and the Order of the Red Daggers where the red scarf to hide their faces. Read what Knight revealed below.

“They’re very much selfless heroes, which is one of my favorite things about Kareem. There’s actually a scene that didn’t make it into the episode, where Kareem has this line that I thought was really cool. He says, ‘I don’t wear this mask for acclaim. I wear it so that every boy in Karachi knows that they can do the same thing I do.'”

The cut Red Dagger line would have provided a deeper insight into Kareem’s character. With this line, the scarf is defined not just as a way to keep the identity of the hero safe but also as a way to inspire others to stand up for what they believe in and do the right thing. By removing the person’s identity, this allows “every boy” to understand that fighting against injustice does not belong to one person, but to everyone.

Knight’s deleted line may not have propelled the scene forward in terms of plot, but it would have revealed more about Kareem’s character motivations. His desire to fight for those who cannot help themselves while inspiring those who can, further defines the noble core of what makes the Red Dagger who he is. Whether Kareem will see his return to the MCU following the conclusion of Ms. Marvel remains to be seen, but with the character playing a significant part of Ms. Marvel’s later growth in the comics, there is a strong possibility that the Red Dagger will team up with Kamala once again.

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Source: EW

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Author: Brandon Louis