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"Power, unearned, can be a very volatile force, cousin. It'll get the best of you, eventually. On your plane, or on ours."
―T'Challa to Killmonger[src]

T'Challa was the Prince of Wakanda and the royal protector, known as Black Panther. T'Challa followed the trail of a stolen vibranium to Salvage Yard where he encountered Ulysses Klaue and James Rhodes, however, he was murdered by his cousin, who used his death to destabilize the relations between the United States of America and Wakanda.

Biography

Ambush at the Salvage Yard

When word in Wakanda came out that Lieutenent Colonel James Rhodes was buying some Vibranium from Ulysses Klaue, T'Challa was sent in to apprehend the Vibranium and Klaue.

T'Challa is attacked by Erik Killmonger

T'Challa was able to incapacitate or kill Klaue's henchmen, and knock out Klaue himself. When Rhodes pointed a gun at him, the Prince told Rhodes that he had no quarrel with him. But suddenly both T'Challa and Rhodes were attacked by a Sonic Taser, held by T'Challa's cousin, Erik Killmonger. Despite T'Challa's efforts, he was eventually killed by the cannon. Killmonger would later use T'Challa's suit to murder Rhodes too.

Unfortunately, T'Challa was framed for killing Rhodes and vice versa, causing a war between Wakanda and the U.S. which Killmonger used to his advantage to become a part of Wakanda.[1]

Reunion in the Ancestral Plane

T'Challa warns Killmonger

When Erik Killmonger became the Black Panther, he visited the Ancestral Plane, where T'Challa was waiting for him. He asked Killmonger if it was worth it, before his cousin justified his actions as it was so he could get power, T'Challa retorted by saying how Killmonger stole his power, and that it will get the better of him whether on his plane or theirs.[1]

Personality

T'Challa has high respect towards other people, especially towards his father, T'Chaka. He honors the tradition and principles of Wakanda and is willing to take action whenever it is necessary, stopping the sale of vibranium and not killing James Rhodes. He believes that peace and kindness is necessary to end human suffering unlike his cousin, who believes suffering and power is necessary instead. He has developed his own philosophy where untamed power can lead to dangerous things, warning Killmonger of the possibilities

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Heart-Shaped Herb Enhancement: After consuming the Heart-Shaped Herb, T'Challa gained the heightened physical attributes of the Black Panther.
    • Enhanced Strength:

      Black Panther punching a mercenary away

      T'Challa's strength was greatly increased by the Heart-Shaped Herb. He could easily break through a glass window when infiltrating Klaue's ship and proceeded to take down his men, notably throwing one behind him and up two stories, easily sending one over a railing and punching another man off his feet from a crouched position.
    • Enhanced Durability: T'Challa's bones and muscles were denser and much more harder than a normal human being, which makes him incredibly durable.
    • Enhanced Speed: As the Black Panther, T'Challa could move incredibly quickly in battle. In the salvage yard, he swiftly infiltrated Klaue's ship and dispatched all of his men, punching one before they could even adjust their line of sight.
    • Enhanced Agility: T'Challa could coordinate his body with perfect balance, equilibrium, flexibility, and dexterity, as well as leaping or lunging great distances with extreme accuracy.
    • Enhanced Stamina: T'Challa's musculature produced fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human and his body eliminates the excessive build-up of fatigue-producing chemicals in his muscles.
    • Enhanced Reflexes: The heart-shaped herb enhanced T'Challa's reflexes, allowing him to effectively process the world at an accelerated rate.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: T'Challa's fast healing capabilities allowed for him to have a conditioned metabolism that enables an extraordinarily efficient recovery.
  • Panther Habit Capabilities: To be added
    • Superhuman Durability: While wearing the Panther Habit, T'Challa's durability was increased to superhuman levels thanks to its vibranium composition, which allows him to withstand bullets and explosions while being completely unfazed.
    • Claw Retraction: To be added

Abilities

  • Master Martial Artist: T'Challa is an extremely skilled and formidable hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, having trained extensively from childhood to one day take up the mantle of the Black Panther, making him one of the most powerful and best fighters on the planet.
  • Master Acrobat: T'Challa is an extremely skilled gymnast, acrobat and aerialist, being able to fluidly dodge attacks from multiple directions using coordinated flips, twists, and sharp turns without losing balance.
  • Genius-Level Intellect: T'Challa has a very high intellectual mind that is on par with some of the greatest scientific pioneers in human history.
  • Master Tactician: T'Challa has great knowledge of tactics and leadership, which he uses to great effect as the Black Panther.
  • Master Spy: T'Challa is a master of stealth.
  • Bilingualism: T'Challa is fluent in his native Xhosa, as well as English; albeit with a thick Wakandan accent.

Equipment

  • Panther Habit: As Black Panther, T'Challa dons a uniquely crafted vibranium-weave combat suit that is lightweight, nigh-indestructible, and renders him immune to most physical damages, especially from collisions and conventional firearms.
  • Wakandan Royal Ring: The royal ring worn by T'Challa is one of a set that is passed down through his family's lineage.
  • Heart-Shaped Herb: T'Challa took the Heart-Shaped Herb in order to take the moniker of the Black Panther.

Facilities

  • Citadel: During his time, T'Challa stayed at the Citadel with his family.

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Gallery

References

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