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"Just don't freeze when you see her."
"What are you talking about? I never freeze."
Okoye and T'Challa[src]

The Rescue of Nakia was a successful rescue mission undertaken by the combined forces of T'Challa and Okoye, with the goal of extracting War Dogs operative Nakia from an undercover assignment in Nigeria.

Background

Returning home to Wakanda a week after his father's death, T'Challa and Okoye first arrived to the Sambisa Forest in Nigeria, hoping to extract Wakandan spy Nakia from her undercover assignment with missing Chibok girls held captive by terrorists. Okoye reminded T'Challa not to freeze when he sees Nakia, teasing him about his love for her.[1]

Rescue

"Nakia... Hi."
T'Challa to Nakia[src]
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Black Panther engages in combat with the terrorists

T'Challa dropped from the jet, throwing EMP Beads, which attached themselves to the terrorists' cars and disable them. T'Challa then hid in a tree as the terrorists get out of their vehicles. Leaping from his hiding spot, T'Challa engaged the terrorists, the Panther Habit absorbing all their fire. He took them out with ease, and Nakia stepped out to help in the fight. She prevented T'Challa from killing one of the men, who had been forced to join the terrorists against his will. T'Challa lost focus at seeing his ex-girlfriend again, and a terrorist took advantage of the moment, threatening to shoot one of the girls if T'Challa moves. Okoye, however, took out the final man, having expected T'Challa to freeze and dropped down herself to help.

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Nakia tells the captives to go home

Nakia was frustrated at T'Challa for ruining her assignment, but he informed her of his father's death and the fact that he will be crowned tomorrow, and wanted her to be there. Okoye, meanwhile, freed the Chibok girls and sended them off safely, warning them not to speak of the events that just unfolded.[1]

Aftermath

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T'Challa returns to Wakanda with Nakia

"Did he freeze?"
"Like an antelope in headlights."
Shuri and Okoye[src]

In the morning dawns in Wakanda, Okoye headed home as the Royal Talon Flyer passed through Wakanda's protective dome, and T'Challa returned home to his kingdom. The Dora Milaje standed to attention at their new king's arrival. T'Challa then reunited with his mother, Ramonda, and sister, Shuri, for the first time since T'Chaka's death.[1]

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