Black Panther Limited Series
Bast possessed the body of a man from Azania who prayed for his blessing. The man soon transformed into a Panther humanoid with superhuman physical abilities, killing several people and leading a revolt among the Azanian populace against their European oppressors. At the same time, T'Challa was immediately depowered, feeling weaker and more exhausted than he had ever felt after defeating a pair of panthers. T'Challa would soon come face to face with the Panther humanoid, who revealed than Bast left T'Challa because he didn't adequately help the people of Azania; what T'Challa claimed he did to help them was not enough. After a brutal battle throughout the Techno-Jungle, T'Challa was able to defeat the Panther humanoid with the traps that were available, transforming him back into a normal man. But, Bast confronted him in his true form, smacking T'Challa aside. When T'Challa admits that he hasn't done enough for his people and that he will never stop fighting, Bast leaves after saying that he has learned what he needed to learn, regaining his faith in T'Challa as the Black Panther.
Bast would soon come to T'Challa's aid when Mephisto attempts to take his soul in exchange for the lives of those in Wakanda. After releasing his hold on Michael Achebe, Mephisto touched T'Challa's soul, he was immediately transported to another plane of existence, where he was immediately over-powered by the numerous souls that were connected to the Panther God.
When the Skrulls disguised themselves and attempted to conquer Wakanda, it was the Panther God who revealed the hidden Skrulls to T'Challa via his dreams. While the Skrulls were able to hide their identities from both technology and telepathy, they couldn't hide their souls, which the Panther God saw. This knowledge allowed for T'Challa and Storm to launch an effective counter attack against the alien invaders and successfully defend Wakanda.
Later, during "World's Apart," Storm called upon the Panther God for aid against the Shadow King. Though angry at first, the Panther God agreed to hide in Storm's mind and when the Shadow King attempted to take control of Storm, the Panther God revealed herself and devoured Shadow King.
Deadliest of the Species
After T'Challa was nearly killed by Dr. Doom, his younger sister Shuri stepped up to replace him. When she appeared before the Panther God to be blessed, she was initially deemed unworthy due to her pride and hubris. However, she wasn't devoured and later received the Panther God's blessing and truly became the Black Panther after she defended and helped to defeat Morlun.
Dr. Doom appeared before the Panther God and had to pass a purity test in order to retrieve the vibranium. Initially the Panther God was unimpressed by Doom, but Doom appealed to the Panther God by revealing that if he were to be given the vibranium, he would bring peace to the world under his rule. Proving the purity of his intent, the Panther God allowed Doom to take the vibranium.
Bastet is one of the most powerful Heliopolitan gods and is the one who grants power to the Black Panther. Bastet recently died fighting the demonic Yokai and The Chaos King's armies alongside the mighty Kraken of Greek Mythology, giving The God Squad just enough time to escape the former realm of The Shinto Pantheon.
Bastet was revealed not to be dead at all and also interested in Hrimhari's and Wolfsbane's son Tier as he as about to be born. She fought with Kasha and Okami and even Hela to to get her hands on him.
City of the Dead
T'Challa and Reed Richards seek out Bastet (the Cat Goddess) in the City of Necropolis, where the souls of deceased Black Panthers reside, while Shuri, Storm, and Sue seek out Bast (the Panther God) during a pilgrimage. T'Challa approaches Bastet with the intention of becoming the Black Panther once again, but Bastet questions what would be done with Shuri. As an alternative, Bastet offers T'Challa a greater responsibility, in which accepts. Meanwhile, Shuri, Storm, and Sue do battle with Anubis and his undead warriors, until Bast comes to the rescue and devours him. Back in Necropolis, Bastet tells T'Challa that there will be fire in the sky, accompanied by a great flood (events that took place in Avengers vs. X-Men, destroying Wakanda and killing millions). She then empowers him with the strength and knowledge of all of the Black Panthers before him, deeming him the Black Panther once again. Because Reed accompanied him, his fate was bound with T'Challa's.
In the Top Cow universe, Bastet fell in love with Sallah, a mortal prince of Egypt, who was betrothed to Raquel. Raquel didn't like her future husband mingling with a goddess, and went to Anubis for help, Anubis lead her to the Witchblade. Bastet fought with newly empowered Raquel and won. But Sallah started to doubt Bastet's love, and she made him immortal as a proof of their immortal love. Raquel devised a new plan to get rid of Bastet and sought an old mage who made her a magic cat statue. Raquel used the statue to imprison Bastet for thousands of years.
At 20th century, Sallah was still alive and had searched a way to release her soul from the statue for the whole time. After he found a way, he sought out Lara Croft, who helped to obtain the statue. Sallah was trapped inside the tomb by his own traps. When Lara was presenting her find to the world, an old lady named Genvieve LeCavalier stole the statue and wanted to empower herself, but released Bastet instead. Bastet then killed the old lady. Sara Pezzini and Lara Croft had followed Genvieve and attacked Bastet and trapped her in the statue again.
After Sallah had managed to escape the tomb, he tracked down the statue of Bastet, and stole it from Sara Pezzini. He did a ritual to release Bastet from his prison. Bastet wanted revenge against the Witchblade, and again clashed with Sara Pezzini. In the fight Sallah got injured by the Witchblade and his immortality stolen. Bastet used her own immortality to heal Sallah and they both were left mortal. Bastet didn't want to loose Sallah again, so they left.
Bast possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Ennead or Egyptian gods. Like all of the Egyptian gods, he is extremely long-lived, but he is not immortal: he has aged at an extremely slow rate since reaching adulthood and cannot die by any conventional means. He is immune to all Earthly diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If he were somehow wounded, his godly life force would enable him to recover with superhuman speed. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of his bodily molecules to cause him a physical death. Even then, it might be possible for a god of significant power, such as Ammon-Ra, Osiris and Seth or for a number of Egyptian gods of equal power working together to revive him. Mihos also possesses superhuman strength and his Ennead metabolism provides him with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. (Ennead flesh and bone is about three times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the superhuman strength and weight of the Egyptian gods.)
Bast has greater strength, stamina, endurance and resistance to injury than any other Egyptian god, with the obvious exception of gods like Osiris, Seth and Horus. The average male being able to lift (press) about 30 tons under optimal conditions and the average female being able to lift (press) about 25 tons under optimal conditions. He has incredible senses, similar to but not on par with Heimdall of the Asgardians.
Bast is believed to be extremely powerful, though he typically acts through surrogates or possesses and grants power to others (usually some degree of superhuman strength, speed, agility, senses, etc.). Each of the Black Panther's is connected to Bast and derives power from his support. Bast typically appears most commonly as an immense black panther or a humanoid panther, and Bast has both male and female forms. Empowered by the sun, Bast is one of the most powerful of the Ennead, possessing scales of magical power beyond human ability to fathom, overwhelmign beings as great as Mephisto and the Shadow King.