Marvel’s profile of Kahhori ahead of her introduction in “What If…?” Season 2 emphasizes the fact that real-life members of the Mohawk Nation contributed to her episode, which features dialogue entirely in the Mohawk language. Among its Mohawk contributors are language expert Cecelia King and historian Doug George.
“Kahhori, pronounced ‘KAH-HORTI,’ is a real, Wolf Clan name, meaning ‘she stirs the forest’ or is someone who motivates those around her,” said the episode’s writer, Ryan Little. “In her debut adventure, Kahhori will have to live up to her name to recruit powerful allies into the fight to save her people and change the course of history forever.”
This latter comment includes two key points about the MCU’s newest hero. First, Little is referring to her “What If…?” episode as the character’s debut, opening up the possibility for additional appearances down the line. Second, the notion that Kahhori will change history further hints at her superpowers’ considerable potential. While altering history could always be as simple as defeating a dangerous bad guy, it’s more likely that her cosmic powers — which seem to involve time travel — will literally alter her universe’s timeline.