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If you’ve been waiting for some serious answers about what’s been going on in Disney+’s Ms. Marvel… Well, you’re going to have to keep waiting, as there’s a lot of mystery still to unravel. But Episode 3 of Ms. Marvel, titled “Destined”, has a pretty massive info dump about a lot of things, including — and spoilers past this point — the Noor Dimension, Djinn, The Clandestine, and… A connection to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?
Lots to unpack here, so let’s unpack it, and explain what we can about all these things, as well as their connection to the Marvel Comics source material.
What Is The Noor Dimension In Marvel Comics, And Ms. Marvel?
The short answer is that the Noor Dimension isn’t something that exists in Marvel Comics. In Ms. Marvel, though, it’s explained by Najma (Nimra Bucha), who is Kamran‘s (Rish Shah) mom and the mysterious woman who has been showing up in Kamala’s (Imani Vellani) visions, as an alternate dimension that she, her friends, and Kamala’s Great Grandmother Aisha (Mehwish Hayat) are all from. We don’t know the specifics of how they were exiled from the Noor Dimension, but we do know that they’ve been trapped on Earth for a long, long time, at least since 1942.
We also know, at least according to Najma, that the Noor Dimension is home to a species that we generally call the Djinn. But what are Djinn? Great question, here’s that same question but in a larger font.
What Are The Djinn in Ms. Marvel?
Djinn are mythical creatures from folklore who are sometimes interchangeably called genies, or jinn, though they do sometimes work differently. The can also be demons, as Kamala’s father helpfully explains to Bruno (Matt Lintz) halfway through the episode. In Ms. Marvel, we also know that they sometimes go by other names, like The Clandestine.
Now, here’s where we actually do get into some Marvel Comics lore, surprisingly. Though I don’t expect there will be exact connection, Clan Destine was a group of superpowered individuals first introduced in 1994’s Marvel Comics Presents #158 by Alan Davis. The group were all descendants of a man named Adam, and a woman named Elalyth who was a… Wait for it… Djinn.
So while I don’t, again, expect this to follow the super-convoluted continuity of Clan Destine from the comics, as usual the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is liberally pulling from the source material to create some continuity of its own. In this case, we discover that Kamala, as well as her mother and grandmother, are all descendants of Aisha, who was/is a Djinn, and they all have Djinn blood. That’s what allows Kamala to access the power of the bangles.
Which brings us to something else we should probably mention…
How Does Ms. Marvel Connect to Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings?
A lot of this section will be guessing and supposition, but the key fact here is that we know Kamala has some magic jewelry of unknown origin that allows her to communicate with another, faraway dimension. Similarly, Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) has ten magical rings that, as we saw in the end credits scene for that movie, are communicating with some strange, faraway dimension.
And then, in the opening scene of this episode, as Aisha and Nadja excavate a wreckage strewn cave in 1942 to retrieve the bangles, the camera pans out to show the symbol of the Ten Rings on the floor. So clearly there’s a connection here, and whether the wreckage was caused by a battle between the Ten Rings organization and the Clandestine, or otherwise, TBD. But it is a somewhat surprising turn for a show that seemed to be most heavily setting up The Marvels, a movie that will team up Kamala, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Will Shang-Chi show up, as well? I don’t know! No idea! Leave me alone!
So there you go: lots of questions, more answers to come. And that’s what you missed on Glee! I mean, Ms. Marvel.
By: Ny Post
Taxi passenger’s arm shattered by gunfire
Now taking a cab doesn’t even keep you safe from gunfire!
Two young men enjoying an evening out in the Big Apple became the latest unintended victims of gunfire, when they were hit by bullets while sitting in a taxi early Saturday.
The pair were with a group of friends at about 3:50 a.m., in the cab heading from Brooklyn to Manhattan, when shots that were intended for others hit them, sources said.
The bullets flew as the cab drove down West 36th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, near Vito’s Slices and Ices pizza shop, which was closed at the time.
Investigators believe three shooters were aiming at a couple wearing a lot of jewelry outside the shop, sources said.
Police recovered three bullet casings.
“It’s getting out of hand,” said Alexander Franklyn of Staten Island, whose 24-year-old son, Nicalus, was hit in the arm. “You don’t seem to be safe anywhere.”
Franklyn said his son was in the back seat of the cab and the bullet shattered a bone in his arm. He was heading into surgery at Bellevue Hospital on Saturday afternoon.
Nicalus, a case worker for a social services agency, and had been with three other friends, all pals from playing rugby, and was going to the Manhattan apartment of one of them when he was shot, his dad said.
“I’m not sure what the future’s going to hold,” Franklyn said of his son’s ability to continue playing.
The other victim, 22-year-old Samy Shelbaya, was grazed in the arm by a bullet, Franklyn said.
An Instagram page for Shelbaya says he’s a medical school student who played rugby at Michigan State University.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission said it was investigating the shooting but would not release information on who owned the cab.
A neighborhood resident who gave her name as Jazzy said she was out with friends and came across the crime scene Saturday.
“The violence is overwhelming. The violence is totally out of control. At one time we can attribute it to drugs. Now it’s unexplainable violence,” she said.
By: Ny Post
20-year NYPD veteran retires by giving the department the finger
A 20-year decorated veteran of the NYPD celebrated Independence Day a little early by retiring and giving the department the finger — literally.
Thomas J. Gambardella, 41, of Staten Island, posted a photo on Facebook of himself flipping the bird at a memorial inside NYPD headquarters, while wearing a T-shirt reading “Let’s Go Brandon,” following his official retirement from the force two weeks ago.
The statue Gambardella took aim at depicts a police officer watching over the child of a slain cop.
“I’m officially retired today!” he wrote in a post at the time. “From this sorry excuse of a s–t job. Thank God, I’m free at last!… I loved everyone I worked with and ‘some’ of the people I’ve worked for. But this job is no one’s friend. Time to live free. I’ll see you all out there!”
Gambardella, who was most recently a detective sergeant, told The Post on Saturday that he loved his job when he started out — but the gig turned “s–t” due to the city’s increasingly soft-on-crime policies.
“I was a true believer,” Gambardella, who comes from a police family, said of his early years on the beat. “I wasn’t a bag of s–t. I worked some intricate details. I gave a lot of my blood, sweat and tears. But no more.”
A combination of increasingly liberal policies and what he said was the NYPD’s stranglehold over every aspect of his life led him to sour on the gig.
“It’s the worst f–king job in the world,” Gambardella said. “They own you. They’re not your friends. All that talk about the ‘big blue family.’ They don’t care. If I die tomorrow they wouldn’t give a sh-t. If I needed something it ain’t gonna happen. I’m better off just saying a prayer.”
The potty-mouthed former officer said he was disgusted by the increased hostility toward police, calls to defund the NYPD and crackdowns on what cops could or could not do.
“Crime is soaring and cops are leaving in droves,” Gambardella said. “Anybody can see that. All this liberalism is obviously a failure. But this is what they wanted. It’s a stupid experiment and it’s the people who will pay in the end.”
Gambardella said he has gotten some backlash to his posts and photos, though not much.
“I have a disease,” he said. “It’s called diarrhea of the mouth. People who know me know I’m like this. I don’t cower down.”
Gambardella, who is divorced with three kids, said cops were treated well under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former police commissioner Ray Kelly, and that the public was better off with them, too.
“The minute they stopped the quality of life enforcement that was the beginning of the end,” he said. “Just having people know they could get a response from a noise complaint was a big deal. But that’s all long gone.”
Gambardella, who said he was named Officer of the Year in 2006 when he worked in the 68th precinct in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, joined the force in July 2002. He was most recently in the detective squad at the 70th precinct in Kensington.
According to city records, he made $164,000 last year.
More than 2,119 NYPD officers have either resigned or retired so far this year – on pace to be the biggest exodus of officers since the statistics have been available.
Some 524 cops have resigned and 1,072 have retired as of May 31, NYPD pension stats obtained by The Post last month showed. In June alone, 523 officers left, with 400 retiring and 123 resigning, the most resignations in a single month in at least a decade.
Of the 2,119 who are leaving, 1,472 are retiring and 647 are resigning, a 38% spike over the previous record of 1,535 for the first six months of 2020, the attrition numbers show.
“The majority of officers who are retire are proud of their careers and their service with the NYPD,” a high-ranking police source told The Post when asked about Gambardella.
Several current and retired NYPD detectives said they were stung and angered by seeing the photo of Gambardella giving the finger to the memorial statue at One Police Plaza.
One retired NYPD detective said that officers will often buy miniature versions of the statue for families of slain police officers with the officer’s shield number on it.
By: Ny Post
Cristiano Ronaldo tells Manchester United he wants to leave
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United return could prove to be short-lived.
Just 11 months after Ronaldo was triumphantly announced at Old Trafford, the Portuguese superstar has told the club he would like to leave if they receive a strong enough offer, per multiple reports, after United failed to qualify for the Champions League last season.
Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions to lead United, but the campaign was largely a disaster, as the club was sixth in the Premier League — tied for its second-worst finish of the Premier League Era — and lost in the Champions League Round of 16, failing to secure any trophies. Ronaldo, who came to United at the last minute after being linked to Manchester City, struggled to fit within Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s system before Solsjkaer was replaced by the polarizing Ralf Ragnick.
According to The Athletic, newly minted Chelsea owner Todd Boehly met with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, last week to discuss the idea of him playing in London. The website also named Bayern Munich and Napoli as potential suitors, while Paris Saint-Germain is not considered interested.
Ronaldo reportedly has a year left on his deal with United, which does not view him as being for sale, according to The Athletic.
A five-time Ballon D’Or winner, Ronaldo’s 141 Champions League goals are the most of any player. If he is with United next season, it will be the first year in which he won’t take part in the top European competition since 2002-03, when he was 17 years old and playing for Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon.
By: Ny Post
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