Okoye

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Character
Name: Okoye
Occupation: Dora Milaje
Title/Rank: General
Location: Wakanda
Status: Alive
Relationships: T'Challa (Her King);
W'Kabi (Her Husband)
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther (2018), Marvel Comics, Avengers: Infinity War
Other: Portrayed by Danai Gurira
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Okoye is a member of the Dora Milaje in Marvel Comics. She recently appeared in MCU films, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

Canon

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Okoye is the General of the Dora Milaje, a female military force. She served King T'Challa until he was overthrown by Erik Killmonger. Believing T'Challa dead, Okoye felt duty bound to defend her new King. When T'Challa returned Okoye soon joined him in the fight against Killmonger.

Okoye took part in the battle to defend Wakanda from Thanos and his forces, fighting alongside the Avengers.

Comics

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Fandom

Endgame Poster Controversy

In the lead up to Avengers: Endgame, the first poster for the film caused controversy. There was a fan backlash as Danai Gurira's name was the missing from the credits, despite her character, Okoye, clearly appearing in the poster. All other characters who appeared in the poster received an actor credit.

she is the only black woman on that poster, the highest profile post-snappening wakandan, a firm fan favorite, and freaking actual DANAI GURIRA to boot. put some respect on her name, damn.[1]

Fans expressed their dissatisfaction on twitter, with some editing the poster to include Danai's name, and in other cases replacing every Endgame character with Okoye. Marvel were quick to release an updated poster featuring Danai's name.

This controversy also encouraged discussions about Okoye's role in the upcoming film, as she had not appeared in any leaked artwork or toys.

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


Archives and Communities

References

  1. Tweet by Bim Adewunmi, Mr 2019.