One of the most rewarding things about any superhero property is seeing the evolution of the world. Oftentimes characters are introduced as one thing, and ultimately become something after going through a life-changing event. Bucky Barnes' evolution in the Captain America FILMS is a good example of that, but it's by no means the only one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, nor will it be the last.
One character who may go through such a change is Misty Knight, who is set to get introduced in the upcoming Luke Cage Netflix series. Fans of the comics know that she's no pushover, and after surviving a bombing, she loses one of her arms, and has it replaced by none other than Tony Stark. While I'm highly doubtful she will undergo a Tony Stark-related character arc in this series (Netflix series and theatrical releases tend to steer clear of one another), there is a chance she'll have a similar sort of plot.
But at the start of this series, at least, we'll just be seeing Misty as just a detective. Though she may just be an ordinary human, she's a badass in her own right.
In an interview on the Hallmark Channel (via CBR and Screen Rant), actress Simone Missick talks a bit about Misty Knight and her amazing abilities.
“She is bad…badass…She’s a detective in Harlem… Homebred and she really is passionate about her community and passionate about the people who live there. She was an athlete growing up, so you see a strong woman, not only mentally but physically. She also has this amazing superpower called Misty-vision, that she uses as a detective. She has the ability to look at a crime scene and figure out what happened, so she’s got this amazing clearance rate.”
Not quite a superpower, but the point is clear. She's a strong character. As of right now, we have no clue where they plan to take her character, but I imagine that if she does go the whole lost arm route, it won't be until the second season. Like how Patsy Walker's character in Jessica Jones seems to slowly be transitioning into Hellcat, we'll likely eventually see Misty Knight go full Bionic Woman on us.
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