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The Citadel is the palace of the Golden Tribe located in the capital city of Wakanda, the Golden City.


The Citadel was the main place of residence of the rulers of Wakanda and their family. They notably held Tribal Council meetings in the Citadel's throne room.[1]

T'Challa's Rule

T'Challa's Tribal Council

T'Challa holds his first Tribal Council

Once he became the new King of Wakanda, T'Challa held a Tribal Council meeting during which Okoye announced that they had discovered Ulysses Klaue had resurfaced and planned to sell a Vibranium artifact in South Korea. The Tribal Council discussed the opportunity to go and arrest Klaue, and despite the Merchant Tribe Elder's disapproval, the mission was decided.

Erik Killmonger faces the Tribal Council

However, the mission failed and T'Challa returned to Wakanda empty-handed. Later, a man arrived in Wakanda and claimed to have killed Klaue himself. The individual was taken to the Citadel by W'Kabi to meet the Tribal Council. It was then revealed that the newcomer was N'Jadaka, also known as Erik Killmonger and son of late Prince N'Jobu, who had come to claim the throne of Wakanda. N'Jadaka challenged T'Challa in the throne room, and T'Challa accepted the challenge.[1]

Erik Killmonger's Takeover

Erik Killmonger takes the throne of Wakanda

Nakia and Okoye secretly met in the Citadel after Erik Killmonger seemingly killed T'Challa in ritual combat. Nakia urged Okoye to come with her, Shuri and Ramonda, but Okoye refused, stating that she was sworn to serve the new King as a member of the Dora Milaje.

The next day, Killmonger held his first Tribal Council meeting in the throne room and revealed his plan of sending Vibranium-made weapons all around the world in order to trigger a global revolution which would be spearheaded by Wakanda, making them the rulers of the entire world. Although Okoye disapproved this plan, W'Kabi supported it and the rest of the Tribal Council was forced to follow.[1]

T'Challa's Return

Actually, T'Challa had survived his duel against Erik Killmonger. He and his allies managed to defeat Killmonger and his supporters, enabling T'Challa and his family to reclaim their place in the Citadel.[1]


Ramonda, T'Challa, and Shuri reunited

In 2023, Ramonda was reunited with T'Challa and Shuri, who were restored to life in the Blip, and together they watched the celebrations of Wakandans being reunited from the Citadel's balcony.[2]

Alternate Universes

T'Challa's Childhood and Return

In an alternate universe, a young T'Challa looked outside the Citadel's windows and pondered what was outside of Wakanda. T'Chaka told him not to worry about it, but one night, T'Challa left the Citadel and snuck out of Wakanda to explore. Years later, an adult T'Challa and the Ravagers travelled to Wakanda and T'Challa reunited with his father, mother, and sister in the Citadel, as well as Okoye and W'Kabi. A celebration then followed to celebrate T'Challa's return.[3]

Killmonger's War

In an alternate universe, Erik Killmonger was brought to the Citadel and told King T'Chaka, Queen Ramonda, Princess Shuri, and Dora Milaje captain Okoye about an upcoming attack. Afterwards, Killmonger became the new Black Panther and took up residence in the Citadel.[4]


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