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"Star-Lord T'Challa, leader of the Ravagers and lost Prince of Wakanda."
The Watcher[src]

Prince T'Challa is the son of King T'Chaka who was abducted by Ravagers from his home country of Wakanda at a young age. He grew up with the Ravagers, where over time he taught them to change their way of life. Now stealing from the wicked and over-privileged of the galaxy to help the less-fortunate, becoming adored icons to the galaxy and he gained the name Star-Lord. He eventually traveled to Morag, where he stole the Orb and hired Korath the Pursuer. He then met up with Nebula, who told him about the Embers of Genesis, which could feed millions of planets. He then hatched, and executed the plan to steal the Embers from the Collector. Successful, he returned to Earth and his homeland, and reunited with his family.

Later, after rescuing Peter Quill from Ego, Star-Lord was chosen by The Watcher as a member of the Guardians of the Multiverse, paired with other heroes from other universes to stop Ultron. They eventually defeated him, and Star-Lord soon returned to his universe.

Biography

Early Life

Living in Wakanda

"I am tired of living in a bubble. There's an entire world out there, Baba."
"Yes, one of war, violence, hatred. That world has nothing to offer Wakanda."
"There must be more. But we must be brave enough to search for it."
―T'Challa and T'Chaka[src]

T'Challa speaks with his father

T'Challa was born in Wakanda to T'Chaka and Ramonda, and had a younger sister, Shuri. Due to Wakanda's isolation from the rest of the world, T'Challa became interested in what was outside of Wakanda's dome and although T'Chaka praised his son's explorer nature, he discouraged him from such idea. T'Chaka told T'Challa that the world outside of their country was nothing but violence and destruction. T'Challa did not believe his father, saying that the world must be much more than that but Wakandans must be brave enough to search for it.[1]

Kidnapped by Ravagers

T'Challa is abducted by the Ravagers

"What you doing out there all by yourself anyway?"
"Exploring the world."
"Sounds fun. But why stop at one world, huh?"
Yondu Udonta and T'Challa[src]

In 1988, T'Challa was practicing tossing the spear at night and accidentally tossed it outside Wakanda's barrier. When T'Challa passed through the barrier to collect his spear, he watched to his amazement as a spaceship approached him. Two Ravagers, Kraglin Obfonteri and Taserface, brought T'Challa onboard their ship and took him into space to Yondu Udonta who instantly realized that they got the wrong kid. Obfonteri noted that they read significant cosmic signals in that area, and T'Challa commented that it was the Wakandan vibranium meteorite.

T'Challa talking to Yondu Udonta

Udonta noticed that T'Challa was not intimidated by the Ravagers who abducted him and asked him what he was doing there all alone, to which T'Challa replied that he was exploring the world. Udonta told T'Challa that he should not stop at one world and promised to show him the entire galaxy, to T'Challa's great amazement. T'Challa agreed to stay with the Ravagers, and Udonta personally trained him to become one of them, treating T'Challa as his own son. Years later, T'Challa was told by Udonta that Wakanda had been destroyed in a war, although T'Challa was still longing to see Earth again.[1]

Ravager

Legendary Star-Lord

"Star-Lord, if you had to pick a favorite..."
"Really, I could not say."
"I know, I know, so many heists, so many planets saved."
Korath the Pursuer and Star-Lord[src]

Years later, T'Challa taught the Ravagers to change their ways and become something more than just space pirates. Under T'Challa's 'Robin Hood' influence, the Ravagers become adored icons in the galaxy by stealing from the wicked and over-privileged of the galaxy to help the less-fortunate. T'Challa's deeds of saving people across the galaxy, earned him the title of the legendary outlaw and the name "Star-Lord".

Led by Star-Lord, the Ravagers stopped a robbery of the Central Bank on Tarnax IV which resulted in injury to some of the local Skrulls. The Ravagers also provided the weaponry to the Ankaran resistance group, although the mission was too dangerous even by their standards, and they barely made it out of Ankara alive. Star-Lord also saved Kylosians from the Kree army, led by Ronan the Accuser, in their invasion on Kylos.

At some point, Star-Lord encountered Thanos, a notorious figure in the galactic underworld, whose objective was to bring balance and prevent overpopulation by killing half of the universe's population. Star-Lord managed to persuade Thanos, convincing him that there were better ways to relocate the universe's resources, inspiring Thanos to abandon his genocidal plans and join the Ravagers. T'Challa also developed a romantic relationship with Thanos' adopted daughter Nebula, who also joined the Ravagers. T'Challa noticed that was a strained relationship between Nebula and Thanos and tried to get them to sort it out through therapy, although it was not effective.[1]

Stealing the Orb

Star-Lord successfully stealing the Orb

"If we made like the old days, you'd only have half of your teeth. Besides, wouldn't you rather use it to jump-start the Krylorians' dying star?"
―Star-Lord to Yondu Udonta[src]

In 2008, T'Challa discovered the Orb on Morag and arrived there with Yondu Udonta and other Ravagers to steal it. Star-Lord managed to obtain the Orb from the Temple Vault, using his Gravity Mine, however, when he was about to leave, he was halted by Korath the Pursuer and the Sakaarans who were sent by Ronan to collect the Orb. However, when Star-Lord revealed his identity, Korath was shocked as he was a huge fan of Star-Lord and his work across the galaxy.

Star-Lord reveals himself to Korath

Star-Lord found Korath's reaction off-putting but despite his admiration, Korath still intended to fight Star-Lord and retrieve the Orb. Star-Lord said that the artifact as powerful as the Orb should be in his possessions, to which Korath agreed but he could not disobey Ronan's orders. However, Korath offered Star-Lord to let him join the Ravagers, but Star-Lord replied that they were too staffed up for him to join. Korath understood Star-Lord's reasoning and prepared for a fight with him, still expressing his admiration towards Star-Lord.

Star-Lord is cornered by the Sakaarans

Engaging in a duel, Star-Lord was able to evade most of Korath's attacks before he finally managed to hit Star-Lord once. Star-Lord praised Korath and they continued fighting, only for Korath to accidentally hit the Orb trap and getting electrocuted. The Sakaarans then opened fire at Star-Lord, so he took cover behind the column and then took them out with his Gravity Mine. Star-Lord then left the temple with unconscious Korath, however, he got surrounded by more Sakaarans who held him at the gunpoint. Star-Lord gave Ravagers a signal to cover him, so Udonta attacked the Sakaarans with his Yaka Arrow, although not in time.

Star-Lord prepares to leave Morag

Udonta asked about Korath to which Star-Lord replied that he was the newest Ravager recruit. While making their way out of Morag, Udonta jokingly suggested selling the Orb to the highest bidder, just like the old times, to which Star-Lord replied that he would rather use it to jump-start the Krylorians' dying star, saving their system from extinction. Star-Lord and the Ravagers then left the planet on Star-Lord's ship Mandela and traveled to Contraxia to celebrate.[1]

Theft of the Embers of Genesis

Secret Plan

T'Challa takes a selfie with Drax

"With one ounce, you can heal a dying planet in minutes. And with a payload the size we're talking..."
"We could feed billions of people on millions of worlds, and eradicate hunger across the galaxy."
Nebula and T'Challa[src]

T'Challa joined Korath and his fellow Ravagers at the bar on Contraxia, talking about their previous deeds, such as stopping Thanos from his genocidal quest. T'Challa then went to a bar counter to pay for his drinks where he was greeted by Drax who was grateful to him for saving Kylos from Ronan. Drax then made a photo of him with T'Challa for his wife and daughter.

T'Challa is approached by Nebula

T'Challa was then approached by Nebula who was rather displeased because of her father's presence, although T'Challa said that they should try to reconnect, since Thanos changed. Nebula said that it does not change the past and pointed at T'Challa's necklace which reminded him about Wakanda, asking if he ever wanted to return to his home. T'Challa then told Nebula that Wakanda was destroyed in the war, according to Yondu Udonta, making his father's words about the dangers of the world correct.

T'Challa speaks with Nebula

Nebula told T'Challa and the Ravagers about the Embers of Genesis, nutrient-rich cosmic dust with the power to terraform entire ecosystems. T'Challa commented that since one ounce was enough to heal a dying planet, an amount of the Embers they were discussing was able to feed billions of people on millions on worlds, eradicating hunger across the galaxy. Nebula informed the Ravagers that the Embers were in the possession of the Collector who became the notorious kingpin in the intergalactic underworld, filling the power vaccum, left by Thanos. However, Udonta rejected the plan, telling T'Challa that the Collector was too dangerous even for the Ravagers to handle, but T'Challa was able to convince him to participate anyway.

T'Challa describes Knowhere to the team

T'Challa and Nebula devised a plan to infiltrate the Collector's Museum by pretending to be the sellers of the Orb, while others would be made the diversion for the Black Order outside. With Tivan being distracted by Nebula and Udonta, T'Challa would search the museum for the Embers. However, T'Challa also discussed with Nebula a secret part of the plan, in which Nebula would pretend to betray the Ravagers to repay the debt to Tivan.[1]

Infiltrating the Museum

Star-Lord scours the Collector's Museum

"Dude, we have to go!"
"Where are you going? Come back."
―Star-Lord and Howard the Duck[src]

The Ravagers arrived on the Knowhere and proceeded with their operation, with Star-Lord hiding inside the containment box with Yondu Udonta and Nebula. Proxima Midnight attempted to run a security scan on the box, only to be summoned outside to deal with Thanos and Korath causing a disturbance outside of the museum. While Nebula and Udonta went to speak with the Collector, Star-Lord left the box and went to search for the Embers of Genesis.

Star-Lord meets Howard the Duck

Looking through Tivan's collection, Star-Lord encountered Howard the Duck who was one of Tivan's exhibits. Star-Lord tried to ask Howard about the Embers but when Howard's explanation went to elaborate, Star-Lord just opened a containment unit and asked him to show the direction himself. On the way to the flora section, Howard stayed at the bar for a drink, however, Star-Lord had to run, since the Black Order initiated an alarm.

Star-Lord finds a Royal Talon Fighter

Star-Lord ran to the spaceship sector where he found his vibranium necklace resonating with the Royal Talon Fighter that Tivan had in his possession. Star-Lord went onboard of the Fighter where he discovered the mannequins in Dora Milage uniforms and a recorded message from T'Chaka who was looking for his son for years. Star-Lord realized that Wakanda was still alive and well and Udonta was lying to him the whole time, before Nebula went on with her part of the plan and pretending to selling Star-Lord off to the Collector.[1]

Battle with the Collector

Star-Lord is imprisoned by Corvus Glaive

"A pity. You abandoned your home and family, and now, your new family has abandoned you. Karma."
"Maybe you haven't heard. A Ravager never flies solo."
Collector and Star-Lord[src]

Star-Lord was imprisoned at a cell with other Ravagers caught by the Black Order, however, he was much more concerned about Yondu Udonta's lie. He confronted Udonta about him lying about Wakanda's demise, to which Udonta replied that he wanted Star-Lord to get free from the shackles from his past, so he could embrace his true self of the explorer. Udonta wanted Star-Lord to leave the Earth in the past and be with the Ravagers, his true family but Star-Lord said that they are not his family and never were.

Star-Lord decries the Collector's practices

They were interrupted by Corvus Glaive who brought Star-Lord to the Collector. Knocked out by Glaive, Star-Lord found himself inside the containment unit. The Collector started taunting Star-Lord about making him a new exhibit for his museum, to which Star-Lord told him that he was a mere human. Annoyed at Star-Lord, the Collector ordered Ebony Maw to dissect him and strip his remains for parts, leaving him with Star-Lord and Carina.

Star-Lord fights the Collector

Star-Lord used his opportunity to free himself by breaking the glass with his necklace and attempted to strike Maw, only for Maw to stop Star-Lord with his telekinesis. However, Carina turned against her master and shot Maw, letting Star-Lord escape. Star-Lord thanked Carina and ran towards the exit from the museum, only to be confronted by the Collector himself who attacked him using the Kronan gauntlet. Star-Lord tried to fight the Collector but found him too strong for the close combat, especially with the artifacts in his possessions, such as the Dark Matter Dagger and the Necroswords.

Star-Lord defeats the Collector

Star-Lord could barely avoid the swords until one of them pinned him against the containment unit, rendering him defenseless. The Collector mocked Star-Lord for abandoning his family, only to be abandoned by his new family, however, he was proven wrong when Udonta rescued Star-Lord. Star-Lord and Udonta confronted the Collector in a battle but since he was too strong for them, Star-Lord decided to trick him. Distracting the Collector in a battle, Udonta managed to steal his bracelet that he used to control his museum, before Star-Lord pushed him inside the containment unit. Although the Collector threatened to find Star-Lord and get his revenge, he was left on Carina's mercy who unleashed all of the Collector's prisoners on him.

T'Challa is encouraged to return to Wakanda

T'Challa and Udonta then stole the Royal Talon Fighter from Tivan's collection and left the Knowhere, leaving Tivan behind. T'Challa was contacted by Nebula who told him that all crew is alive and well, so T'Challa told them to meet at a rendezvous point, before noticing that Cosmo ran away from Tivan's collection and snuck aboard their ship. T'Challa then took Cosmo in as his pet. Udonta tried to apologize to T'Challa for lying to him about Wakanda's fate but T'Challa forgave him, saying that Udonta did show him the universe, just as he promised. However, T'Challa also said that since he knew the truth, he was not sure where he belongs to, and Udonta told him that he should follow his heart which will bring him to the place he belongs to.[1]

Returning to Wakanda

T'Challa returns to Wakanda

"My son. I knew you would find your way home to us."
"I'm sorry it took me so long. Let me introduce you to the family I made along the way."
T'Chaka and T'Challa[src]

T'Challa, Yondu Udonta, and Cosmo met up with the other Ravagers and T'Challa told them he wanted to return to Wakanda. Together, they took the Mandela to Earth and landed outside of the Golden City. T'Challa led the Ravagers into the Citadel and finally reunited with his family. He then apologized to T'Chaka for being absent for so long and introduced his family to the Ravagers.

T'Challa reunites with his family

Following T'Challa's return, the Wakandans held a celebration for him, and during it, T'Chaka asked how he ended up on the Ravager ship in the first place. Flustered, Udonta was trying to explain that they kidnapped him by accident, but T'Challa instead told his father that he got lost and the Ravagers found him and gave him a home.[1]

Guardians of the Multiverse

Fighting Ego

"Stay here. Leave this fight to us."
"I got it. Yeah. Hang back with the giant baby-man cape dude."
―Star-Lord and Peter Quill[src]

After hearing that Ego had arrived, T'Challa and the Ravagers left Wakanda and travelled to St. Charles, Missouri in order to stop him from proceeding with his expansion. Star-Lord located Ego in a Dairy Queen and broke inside, rescuing Peter Quill, and placing a bomb on Ego. As Ego and the Dairy Queen exploded, Star-Lord flew Quill to safety and placed him in a grassy area. As Star-Lord was about to recruit Quill into his team, Quill informed him of something behind him.[2]

Recruited by the Watcher

Star-Lord witnesses The Watcher selecting him

"Come on. Get a new trick, man."
"You have been chosen... for a mission that is both highly dangerous and absolutely necessary for the continuation of life as you know it."
―T'Challa and The Watcher[src]

Star-Lord saw The Watcher who told him he had been chosen and transported him to a pub in a dimension outside of space and time. T'Challa then met Captain Carter, Doctor Strange, Thor, Erik Killmonger, and Gamora. They were then all startled when the Watcher appeared before them, with T'Challa expressing discontent with the Watcher's abrupt surprises. The Watcher informed them of Ultron and Strange explained the Infinity Stones to them. After eating Chinese food, the Watcher dubbed them as the Guardians of the Multiverse, before telling them they were ready and transported via portal to an uninhabited planet on a different universe.[2]

Fighting Ultron

Star-Lord admiring the protection spell

"Did you get it?"
"As Yondu says, 'Never doubt sticky fingers.'"
Captain Carter and Star-Lord[src]

T'Challa steals the Soul Stone

Once on the planet, Doctor Strange materialized drinks for them and proposed a toast. As the toast grew awkward, T'Challa stepped forwards and gave the toast himself. Thor then accidentally alerted Ultron to their location. Strange then threw protection spells on all of them, in which Star-Lord was fascinated upon receiving his. Star-Lord then gave Captain Carter a lift up into the sky and jumped onto Ultron's back, stealing the Soul Stone from his armor. Ultron then blasted Star-Lord away, causing Star-Lord to fall roughly onto the ground. To the other's relief, he had the Stone in his possession, and handed it over to Carter. After Ultron realized what had happened, Strange opened up a portal for them to escape and Star-Lord left through it.[2]

T'Challa and the rest of the Guardians confront Ultron

The team arrived at Ultron's universe where Gamora and Erik Killmonger were waiting for them, they were then confronted by Black Widow, the only survivor of this universe, Star-Lord quickly took a fighting stance until Captain Carter told them to stand down and earned Black Widow's trust. When Ultron came and tried to get to Soul Stone away from Black Widow, who was in possession of the Soul Stone. Star-Lord and the Guardians attacked him. When the Guardians survived his attacks, an exasperated Ultron remarked that he could destroy galaxies with a thought and angrily asked why they wouldn't die before unleashing the Stones' full power in an attempt to obliterate the Guardians and the greater galaxy they were in completely.

However, Strange simultaneously reversed his actions before absorbing the blast by eating it. Dumbstruck by what Strange had just done, Ultron was then tackled into a building and blasted at by Star-Lord, though Ultron recovered and threw Star-Lord away from him and onto Thor and Gamora. After recovering, Star-Lord participated in attacking Ultron along with the rest of the Guardians. However Ultron used the Time Stone to slow down time and recover the Soul Stone but the bubble was broken by Strange who had his own Time Stone. After Strange used his monstrous form to subdue Ultron, Star-Lord was on guard as Gamora used the Soul Stone to activate the Infinity Crusher to destroy Ultron. However due to the stones being from another universe, the Crusher was useless to the stones. As Ultron appeared and attack Strange with an energy blast from all six stones in order to dissolve his protection spells that would leave the Guardians defenseless and easier to kill, T'Challa was thrown to a nearby building due to the blast. Fortunately, due to Black Widow launching an arrow containing Arnim Zola into Ultron eyes, therefore killing him on the inside, the battle was over.

However tensions resurfaced when Killmonger used Ultron's Exoskeleton Armor to acquire the Infinity Stones. Surprised by this, T'Challa asked his cousin what he was doing to which Killmonger replied that they could used the stones to fix their problems back in their universes. Attempting to reason with him, T'Challa calmly told Killmonger to hand over the Stones but he refused. As T'Challa and the rest of the Guardians prepared to face him, Killmonger used the Stones to unleash their true power agaisnts them. But Zola, who now has complete control over Ultron's former body to try and take the stones fro himself. This resulted in both of them getting into a deadlock for the stones while Strange encased them into a pocket dimension. With the Multiverse secured, T'Challa and the rest of the Guardians retuned to the pub pocket dimension to celebrate their success.

Returning to his Universe

T'Challa teaches Quill how to shoot a Quad Blaster

After the fight, The Watcher congratulated T'Challa and the Guardians for saving the Multiverse from Ultron and said that the pub's door would bring them back to their home universes at the exact moment they left, T'Challa crossed the door and when he came back, recruited Quill and began to teach him how to use a blaster by fighting with him.

Personality

"No treasure is worth as much as the good that can be done with it."
―T'Challa to Yondu Udonta[src]
This section needs a rewrite

T'Challa's personality is somewhat similar to that of his alternate counterparts, but being the Star Lord of his universe, he's known to be helpful to everyone throughout the galaxy and even managed to redeem many villains like Thanos and even Korath the Pursuer, who was already a huge fan of what he did.

Powers and Abilities

Former Powers

  • Protection Spell: To be added
    • Physical Augmentation: To be added
    • Weapon Augmentation: To be added

Abilities

  • Genius-Level Intellect: T'Challa is a highly intelligent galactic outlaw with two decades of experience. He is a skilled debater, as he convinced Thanos, a tactical genius in his own right, to not decimate half of the universe.
"Amazing. I have no notes. A perfect plan."
Korath the Pursuer to Star-Lord[src]
  • Master Tactician: To be added
"Star-Lord, legendary outlaw. Steals from the powerful and gives to the powerless."
Korath the Pursuer to Star-Lord[src]
  • Master Thief: T'Challa is a legendary outlaw with two decades of experience as a Ravager, having been involved in many heists and saving many planets, such as the Central Bank heist of Tarnax IV, when he armed the Ankaran resistance, or when he saved Kylos from a Kree invasion (which took six days). He easily infiltrated the Temple Vault, stole the Orb and escaped Morag. He was also able to steal Ultron's Soul Stone when fighting with Ultron.
"You do not disappoint, my lord. So nimble, so spry."
Korath the Pursuer to Star-Lord[src]
  • Master Martial Artist: To be added
  • Expert Marksman: To be added
  • Master Acrobat: To be added
  • Bilingualism: T'Challa is fluent in his native Xhosa, as well as English, albeit with a Wakandan accent.

Equipment

Weapons

Other Equipment

Vehicles

Facilities

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Behind the Scenes

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