As someone on the autism spectrum, I’ve always been keenly aware of how autism is portrayed in media. Recently, after watching “The Marvels,” I reflected on Kamala Khan’s character in Ms. Marvel and her perception within the autistic community.
Is Kamala Khan Autistic?
Marvel has not officially labeled Kamala Khan as autistic, but her traits have sparked debates. For instance, an article from Mythcreants observes, “Kamala’s hyperfocus on superheroes and her intense imagination are typical of ADHD, but they’re also common in autistic people.” This overlap in symptoms fuels speculation about her neurodiversity.