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Name: T'Challa
Occupation: King of Wakanda, superhero
Title/Rank: Black Panther
previously: Luke Charles, Black Leopard, Mr. Okonkwo
Location: Wakanda
Status: Alive
Relationships: Ororo Munroe (616 love interest);

Azari T'Challa (NA son with Ororo Munroe);
Nakia (MCU love interest);
Shuri (MCU sister);

Erik "Killmonger" Stevens (MCU cousin)
Fandom: Black Panther (2018), Marvel Comics, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America Movieverse
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T'Challa is the alter ego of the Black Panther in the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and Captain America comics, as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has enhanced physical abilities thanks to the effects of the heart-shaped herb, and a suit made out of vibranium that can absorb kinetic energy.


Black Panther was the first black superhero to appear in mainstream American comics. He debuted in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). In the MCU, he is played by Chadwick Boseman.


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T'Challa made his first MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, as the son of King T'Chaka of Wakanda. After T'Chaka was killed in a terrorist attack, T'Challa spent much of the film pursuing Bucky Barnes, who he believed to be responsible for his father's murder. T'Challa ultimately discovered that the Helmut Zemo had killed his father, but decided not to kill Zemo, stating, "Vengeance has consumed you ... I am done letting it consume me."[1]

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T'Challa's first solo movie was Black Panther (2018), set one week after the events of Civil War. In Black Panther, T'Challa returned home to Wakanda to take his place as Wakanda's king, successfully defending his rule from a challenge by M'Baku. Not long afterwards he discovered that he had a first cousin, Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, who had been born and raised in California. Erik defeated T'Challa in ritual combat to claim the throne of Wakanda, throwing him from Warrior Falls.

T'Challa was found barely alive by the Jabari tribe, and restored to health using the heart-shaped herb. With the help of his friends and allies, he was able to thwart Erik's plans to use Wakanda's resources to start an armed uprising around the world. He then decided to use Wakanda's resources to help others by creating humanitarian outreach and trade initiatives.


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  1. Captain America: Civil War transcript