Bruno, a comics character who made his MCU debut in Disney+’s Ms. Marvel, may be revealed to be a mutant, as hinted in the comics. Bruno has shown signs of being a super genius and has the ability to hack into technology, raising suspicions about his natural gifts. Bruno’s potential mutant abilities may be revealed in the next issue, and he could even have powers to block a Sentinel’s blast, making him a new mutant.

Warning: Spoilers for Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #3!A character whom MCU viewers first get acquainted with in Disney+’s Ms. Marvel may soon be revealed to be a mutant. While Bruno gained a new degree of popularity upon appearing in the Ms. Marvel show, played by Matt Lintz, the character has served as one of Kamala Khan’s best friends since the start of her run in the comics. In the show’s finale, Bruno is the first to discover a “mutation” in Kamala’s DNA, canonizing mutants in the MCU for the first time.

It’s ironic that Bruno is the first to make this discovery because, in the comics, he’s been strongly foreshadowed to be a mutant himself in Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #3 by Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #3 by Iman Vellani, Sabir Pirzada, Carlos Gomez, Adam Gorham, Erick Arciniega, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, and Jay Bowen. The series has focused on Kamala Khan following the Hellfire Gala, where she discovered that she was a mutant shortly before Krakoa was attacked by the X-Men’s enemies, Orchis. Now, Bruno is helping her work against Orchis while hiding her mutant identity.

However, a subtle tease that comes in the final panel of the issue indicates that it might not be Ms. Marvel’s mutant identity they need to worry about.

Bruno May Be a Mutant

Since first stepping onto Empire State University for the summer, Kamala has also secretly been on a mission to spy on Orchis through their school-funded program. Unfortunately, Orchis themselves have been savvy to the fact that there is a mutant on their campus, and have been hellbent on finding them. As seen in Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #3’s final panels below, Kamala and Bruno are suddenly confronted by a Stark Sentinel, who shoots a blast through their window. Readers are meant to assume Kamala is the target, but the Sentinel doesn’t specify as it appears to point its blasters squarely in Bruno’s direction.

Bruno has always been depicted as a super genius, even constructing an entire, complicated piece of brain-scanning dreamscape technology for Kamala in a manner of hours in the last issue. Not only that, but he’s been seen to be capable of hacking into Orchis’ technology in a manner of minutes this issue. Just as quickly, he’s able to trick Orchis’ advanced tech into not recognizing a sleeping Kamala as the mutant Ms. Marvel, using nothing but voice-to-text speech on his phone and his knowledge of Weekend at Bernie’s. Assuming him to always have been a human, many readers believed that Bruno was just naturally gifted, but if he turns out to be a mutant, maybe those gifts aren’t as natural as they are genetic.

Plus, if he’s attempting to shield Kamala from the blast in the above panel, he may have even more gifts than originally suspected. If he’s more than just a super genius, next issue he may unveil a power that allows him to block a Sentinel’s blast. The discovery could even serve as a twist to the title itself. Technically, Ms. Marvel herself can’t necessarily be considered a “new” mutant. She’s newer to the mutant lexicon, yes, but she was first revealed to be a mutant dating back to the summer. If Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant is meant to refer to an actual brand-new mutant, that mutant may be Bruno.

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