Nakia Bahadir is a high school student at Coles Academic High School in Jersey City and is close friends with Kamala Khan.[2] Nakia comes from a Turkish family[2] and belongs to the same mosque as Kamala and her family.[3] Growing up Nakia went by the more familiar epithet "Kiki", but recently she has become more devoutly Muslim and doesn't want the "Amreeki" nickname anymore.[2]



  • The backstory for Nakia's name that developed in the comics is that she was named after the nurse who delivered her. Her and Kamala bonded as young girls due to having names not normally used within their respective ethnic groups.[5]

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