|Occupation:||Scientist, Engineer, Princess|
|Relationships:|| T'Challa (brother)|
Erik "Killmonger" Stevens (MCU cousin)
|Fandom:||Marvel Comics, Black Panther (2018)|
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Shuri is the younger sister of T'Challa from the Marvel franchise. She features in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Black Panther. She also features in the primary Black Panther comics run and in the Avengers Academy video game.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The foremost scientist in her nation of Wakanda at sixteen years old, she is also a princess (as her older brother is King). Vastly intelligent, she is also excitable and somewhat disregarding of some of her nation's traditions.
Commmon Tropes & Storylines
- Queen Shuri works can include AU fics where Shuri is the sole heir to the throne, or fics set after Thanos's snap. Some of these works age up Shuri, to make her role more believable or, to allow for shipping with canonically older characters.
- Alternative Universes often place Shuri in High School AUs or College AUs. There are also canon divergent AUs where Shuri ends up attending the same school as Peter Parker, and other teenage MCU characters.
Shuri was rarely shipped following her appearance in Black Panther, and this is mainly due to the character's canonical age and a lack of similarly aged characters in the source material. Some fans who enjoy shipping Shuri, including with older characters, use the name Shuri's Harem for their fanworks or community. Some have responded to the Shuri's harem community with disgust.
Some fans shipped Shuri/Bucky Barnes based on the post-credits scene they share together. This was a source of controversy, considering the age gap between Shuri and Bucky. Some proponents responded that they wrote future fic with an older version of Shuri. The discussion around shipping Shuri with older characters has shifted over time; in the first Black Panther film, Shuri was canonically 16 and played by an actress in her mid 20s. Since Black Panther, years have passed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon. Shuri's Harem could be considered a direct response to the controversies around Bucky/Shuri. Other het ships for Shuri include Everett Ross/Shuri and Tony Stark/Shuri (Ironprincess).
The gen pairing of Peter Parker & Shuri is very common. They appeared in extended MCU works before they both Avengers: Infinity War was released. The pairing was encouraged by comments by actor Tom Holland, and is often tagged Science Bros 2.0. The pairing Peter Parker/Shuri is much less common but does appear.
Femslashers often pair her with the MCU version of MJ due to the similar ages, although other pairings do exist.
- the only disney princess that matters tbh by falmakez-art
- shuri in purple by steverogesr
- i saw black panther the other day and frankly i would die for shuri, Archived version by joscribbles
- they're called sneakers!!! do you get it? by autisitcbuckybarnes
- Shuri: Princess of Wakanda, Archived version by SpiderWee
- Shuri Spirit of the Panther by jermainedesign
- Too Cool for School -- Shuri/Riri Williams in the Avengers Academy Universe
- An Education by lilithenaltum -- Shuri in multiple relationships (with Loki, Bucky Barnes, and Valkyrie)
Meta Essays & Character Analysis
- Black Panther’s Shuri Is the Genius Movies Need Right Now, Archived version by Hannah Collins (Jan 2018)
- What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Smartest Girl in the World Has To Be A Mary Sue by Stitch (Feb 2018)
- "I’m lying here awake because I’m thinking about Shuri", Archived version by potofsoup (Mar 2018)
- The Interesting Phenomenon of Shuri's Popularity in White Fandom, Archived version by sleepynegress (May 2018)
Archives & Communities
- Works on AO3 tagged as "Shuri (Marvel)"
- Posts tagged "Shuri" on Tumblr
- Shuri character filter in Black Panther (movies) on fanfiction.net
- Stories tagged Shuri on Wattpad
- ^ broken-whiteboy-collection. It seems our gal Shuri has a new beau every week so here’s an inclusive list of Shuri’s Harem pairings, Tumblr post. Jan 14, 2019. Archived from the original on May 22, 2021.
- ^ moonIightcap. Responding to what is shuri's harem?, Dec 4, 2018. Archived from the original on May 22, 2021.
- ^ lilithenaltum. Tumblr post, Nov 19, 2018. Archived from the original on May 22, 2021.