The new MCU series She-Hulk: The Lawyer recently launched on Disney+, and Episode 1 largely focuses on the relationship between title character Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and her Hulk cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). But in the end, another character with superpowers appears: A woman (Jameela Jamil) breaks through the walls of the room during a court hearing and attacks the jury, forcing Jennifer Walters to “out” herself as She-Hulk to avoid the to save the day.
Anyone who thinks that the troublemaker is just a very unimportant secondary character that we will never see again is wrong. This is already indicated by the casting: with Jameela Jamil, an actress who is well known at least in the USA due to the series “The Good Place” was finally engaged for the role. and in fact, the super-strong woman is Titania, who is one of She-Hulk’s most important and powerful rivals in the Marvel Comics.
The following paragraphs go into the history of Titania in the comics. There may also be spoilers for the Disney + series – assuming “She-Hulk” stays true to the template. You can also learn more about Titania in the video above.
In the comics, Titania’s real name is Mary McPherran, and she was once a small, slight, and unpopular teenager who longed to be a superhero. When she claimed to her only friend, Marsha, that she was Spider-Woman, the rumor took off, putting Mary and Marsha in danger and ultimately fell into the clutches of Doctor Doom. This gave the two actual superpowers.
Mary grew tremendously strong, gaining superior stamina and becoming nearly invulnerable to physical attacks. She then called herself Titania and even if her appearance in the Disney Plus series makes her seem rather weak, that’s only because she faced a similarly powerful opponent in She-Hulk, who may have surprised her.
It remains to be seen whether we will also see the plasma woman Volcana in “She-Hulk”. Likewise, whether Titania’s origin story in the Marvel series actually matches the comics. If that were the case, that would mean that Doctor Doom is already operating in the MCU.
Doctor Doom is the archrival of the Fantastic Four, who will get their own movie at the end of 2024. So “She-Hulk” could do some preparatory work here to introduce one or the other character from the superhero quartet to the MCU. This is also speculated by our YouTube moderator Sebastian, who extensively discusses the first episode of “She-Hulk” in his video and also explains what the alien spaceship at the beginning of the episode is all about: