- Apr 30, 2012
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Fair enough. To be honest none of that bothers me, but I can perfectly understand why some people would have a problem with it.It's the idea that she's secondary to Carol. They don't care about Carol taking on the title of Captain Marvel. It is about a younger black girl looking up to an older white woman when that's not the spirit of the character in the mythology. I believe they would have been satisfied with Monica as more of a peer or partner with powers of her own. Maria is fantastic as Carol's friend and Monica's mother, but she's also not a superhero and is positioned in a sidekick role that is even beneath Nick Fury.
I think there was a way to make films for both characters without Monica meeting Carol as a child.
I guess I'm just going to point out that just because Monica admired Carol as a kid, it doesn't mean she will automatically become her new best friend and sidekick when they meet in the present. We don't really need another black sidekick to a white hero in the MCU.