During the marvel event Avengers Vs. X-Men , one of the phoenix five Namor invaded and flooded Wakanda killing many people. Due to Storm siding with the X-Men and previous problems in their marriage, Black Panther annuls their marriage to Storm's displeasure.
Black Panther has called for the Illuminati to reform due to a threat to the multiverse. Black Panther has not forgotten Namor's part in the invasion of Wakanda and has told him that after his wants have replaced his needs, he will kill Namor.
The Black Panther is the ruler of Wakanda. Citizens of the country are members of a spiritually-based warrior cult, which gives the leader of the country spiritual, political and military authority. The Black Panther is a hereditary title, but one still has to earn it. The series of tests that a Panther must pass are so arduous that only candidates who've had special training from childhood can qualify. But just so everyone gets a chance, once a year there's a day when any Wakandan can challenge the king for the throne. T'Challa being the son of T'Chaka put him in line to be the next king of Wakanda and the Panther, but even as young super genius, T'Challa was not yet ready to become the leader of the nation, but felt his childhood ended the day his father died and that it was time to start act as a king would. So S'yan, T'Chaka's younger brother and T'Challa's uncle, undertook the Black Panther trials. S'yan passed and became the Black Panther. While on his Wakandan Walkabout rite of passage during his youth, T'Challa met and fell in love with the apparently orphaned teen named Ororo Munroe, later known as Storm, a member of the X-Men. The two broke off their relationship due to his need to avenge his father’s death and to become the type of man who could lead the nation of Wakanda, but they would see each other over the years when they could. After studying Wakanda, young T'Challa traveled around the world to learn, study and train.
Becoming The Black Panther
He returned home once he felt that he was ready to lead the country. At 19 years old, T'Challa, wearing a mask, challenged the his uncle S'yan and beat him in fair combat. After that, T'Challa was required to take the rest of the Black Panther trials such as defeating the various champions of the 18 Wakandan tribes, being judged & found worthy by the Panther God Bast. Next, the heart-shaped herb Heart of Wakanda was applied to his body and ingested by him (the process would kill any person who was unworthy or not a member of the royal line) and that process also link him to Bast. The competition of Panther trials made him superhuman, granting him enhanced speed, agility, strength, endurance, healing, memory and senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc).
The Black Panther was one of the first black heroes with super powers. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the Fantastic Four #52, before gaining his own series.
The Black Panther began as a warrior king in Africa, Then took up daredevils role and lived that life for a while, He then re-gained his powers and and now serves as a member of the Illuminati.
Major Story Arcs
Leader of a Nation
A huge meteorite made of the mineral known as vibranium crashes in Wakanda. T‘Chaka, King of Wakanda, knows that outsiders will try to manipulate or destroy Wakanda for this valuable resource. So King T'Chaka conceals his country from the outside world. T‘Chaka's first wife and mother of T'Challa, N'Yami, dies while in labor with T’Challa, so T'Challa is raised by his father and his second wife, the Queen Mother Ramonda until explorer Ulysses Klaw finds his way to Wakanda and creates a vibranium-powered, sound-based weapon. When Klaw is discovered, he kills King T’Chaka. His son T’Challa, who is just a boy, turns the sound weapon on Klaw and destroys Klaw’s right hand. Klaw and his men flea Wakanda swearing to return one day.
Meeting The Fantastic Four
To test his powers, fighting skill and genius, King T'Challa invites the American superhero team the Fantastic Four to Wakanda. He attacks, neutralizes and defeats them individually, Reed Richards comments often asking how T'challa has made a Forrest seem so real even though he realizes it is actually man-made . T'Challa apologizes for attacking them and explains he wanted to test the team to see if they would be an effective ally against Klaw and his mercenaries. They all become fast friends and allies. The more Wakanda becomes a technological global power, the more T'Challa realizes the threats of the outside world. While developing nuclear weaponry inside Wakanda, he begins to invite super-powered people to his country, as well as infiltrate groups like the Avengers in an effort to test the limitations of their abilities. Once he finds out what kind of people they are, T'Challa sees them as allies as well as friends. Even so, he only allows most members of the Avengers to know him as Luke Charles, an American teacher romantically involved with a singer named Monica Lynne.
For the next few years, T'Challa lives three lives, one in America as a teacher, one as an Avenger, and one in Wakanda as King. The many threats to his Kingdom continue, including Killmonger, Madame Slay, the Supremacists of Azania, Solomon Prey, Moses Magnum, the Soul-Strangler, Kiber the Cruel, Windeagle, Baron Macabre, and more. On a mission to recover the Brass Frogs, T'Challa meets a future version of himself who is telepathic and fatally sick. Attempting to change this future, he breaks up with Monica Lynne and kept his future body in cryo-stasis. Wakanda almost goes to war with Atlantis and Namor, during an incident on Kiber Island. T'Challa then discovers that the Queen Mother had not left his family, but was kidnapped and made into a South African slave by Anton Pretorius. He rescues her and later joins the Knights of Pendragon while learning that he has a Pendragon Spirit within. T'Challa also helps Black Axe and Afrikaa, to expose the efforts of Cardinal Technology to escalate the civil war in Mohannda. Later, Moses Magnum takes over the Wakandan neighbor nation of Canaan and sends a Canaanite spy to Wakanda. Once T'Challa discovers and defeats the spy, he travels to Canaan to confront King Baru (its true ruler). Once there, he finds out that Magnum disposed Baru and now controls the nation. Magnum then sends an assassin to kill T'Challa and declares war on Wakanda, but is soon defeated by the combined efforts of the Black Panther and Deathlok. After Magnum's defeat, the people of Canaan reject Baru's leadership. No longer king of Canaan, Baru chooses to remain in Wakanda, observing a period of mourning.
At War With The World
Empowered by the demon Mephisto, Reverend Achebe leads a coup on Wakanda backed by Xcon, an alliance of rogue intelligence agents and the Russian mafia. In exchange for Mephisto abandoning Achebe and leaving Wakanda in peace, T'Challa sells his soul to him, knowing that his unity with the Panther God and its link to the spirits of past Panther Clan leaders would ruin Mephisto’s plans. Demanding sanctions against America over the Xcon coup, T’Challa links the United States to it and presents evidence to the United Nations. Nakia attempts to kill Monica Lynne and is replaced in the Dora Milaje with Queen Divine Justice. Distraught and alone, Nakia is captured, tortured and almost killed by Achebe before Killmonger rebuilds her into Malice .
Killmonger also attempts to wipe out Wakanda’s economy, so T’Challa is forced to nationalize all foreign companies. This results in Tony Stark having a controlling interest in the Wakandan Design Group. After the economy is once again stabilized, T’Challa fights Killmonger in ritual combat and is almost killed, but loses the Black Panther title instead of his life. Moon Knight and Brother Voodoo mystically
T’Challa back to health while Killmonger attempts to join the Avengers as the newest Black Panther. Soon after, Deadpool and other mercenaries attack Wakanda on behalf of Achebe, and the Avengers are forced to respond. While they are in Wakanda, Killmonger is supposedly killed and T’Challa is re-established as Black Panther. The criminal Nightshade resurrects the fabled Chinese monster Chiantang the Black Dragon to use against T'Challa back in New York. Black Dragon has a mind-controlled Iron Fist attack Black Panther. The assault causes the fatal sickness the future Panther had originally predicted. Nightshade, meanwhile, manages to revive the future Panther.
After the conflict with Killmonger, Ororo travels to Wakanda to visit T’Challa. While giving the nation a look over, they find a Deviant mother and her human-like Deviant Child in Wakanda. Priest Lord Ghaur ruler of the Deviants demands their release, which King T'Challa refuses. This sparks an international incident, and nearly plunges Wakanda into war with Lemuria and its Priest Lord Ghaur and Atlantis and its ruler Namor. Genosha and its ruler Magneto and Latveria and its monarch Dr. Doom are drawn into the conflict, and set the stage for a potential World War 3. White Wolf teams up with Klaw and trick Wakanda, Lemuria and Atlantis into firing upon each other, but T'Challa and Everett K. Ross eventually discern that the child is Ghaur's daughter. Ghaur fears the scandal that will erupt if it becomes known he has sired such a human-like offspring. Ghaur ultimately stands down, and the mother and child are placed in the custody of Namor, with their deaths faked for the sake of the public.
Meanwhile, White Wolf takes over Xcon and kills most of its leaders. The previous Xcon leadership used King Solomon's Frogs to replace the U.S. President and Canadian Prime Minister with brainwashed future counterparts, allowing the company to overthrow both countries. Hunter continues with this plan and exacts revenge on Tony Stark for his buyout of Wakandan Design Group. Afraid for Tony, T’Challa sends him a message by using financial finagling to seize control of Stark Enterprises and simultaneously annex a small Canadian island in Lake Superior. This prompts the U.S. and Canadian leaders to meet to discuss this crisis. The coordination of these leaders allow Panther and his allies, including the future Panther, to invade the White House and foil Xcon's plot, thereby un-brainwashing the duplicate leaders and returning them to their own times. As Panther returns to Wakanda, the future Panther falls into a coma and is placed back into stasis until he is killed by Man-Ape.
Man-Ape is then freed by Divine Justice in the hope of freeing her tribe. After all of this, the original T'Challa becomes unstable and constantly hallucinates. He attacks the Jabari tribe with the intent of wiping them out; but accidentally almost kills Divine Justice. This causes him to come to his senses and stop the battle. Unable to face his nearly killing the young woman, the Panther goes into hiding in New York and hands Wakanda over to his council. A policeman named Kasper Cole adopts an abandoned Panther costume and seeks out T’Challa for training and guidance. This incident gives T'Challa the strength to once again fight for his health, his nation and his world.
Rejoining The Avengers & Teaming With The X-Men
T'Challa rejoins the Avengers, who battle Scorpio, and unmask U.S. Defense Secretary Dell Rusk as the evil Red Skull with T'Challa defeating the Skull. Also T'Challa and Tony Stark go into business together and sign an agreement for Wakandan Design Group and Stark Industries to share scientific discoveries. The team is disbanded after the Scarlet Witch has a mental breakdown. T'Challa then helps the neighboring nation of Niganda overthrow their tyrant ruler M'Butu. The Russian super villain scientist Ivan Kragoff and his Super-Apes ( Miklho, Igor and Peotor) try to take over the nation, but are defeated by the Black Panther and a team of X-Men.
Some time in the aftermath of the Kree-Skrull War T'Challa, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Mr. Fantastic, Black Bolt, Professor X and Namor all meet in Wakanda. Iron Man proposes that they form a government of superhumans similar to the United Nations, not be anti-establishment, but rather a form of 'counter-establishment' who would meet regularly in secret and try to protect earth in secret without teammates, families, etc. After some debate, all except T'Challa agree to form this Illuminati. T'Challa declines because he predicts its failure due to them deciding they and they alone would be the protectors of earth and that the association would end up taking part in less than altruistic actions.
Marriage and Civil War
After teaming up with the X-Men, T'Challa and Ororo Munroe begin dating each other again. T'Challa help her to reunite with her surviving family members in both Africa and the U.S., and proposes marriage shortly afterward. The two are married in a grand Wakandan ceremony, and then head off on a diplomatic world tour for their honeymoon. They visit the nations of Latveria, Britain, Atlantis, and the Inhumans on the Blue Area of the Moon on their way to their final stop in the U.S.
There, the nation is gripped by the events of the Civil War, and while visiting the White House, the authorities attempt to force Ororo to sign the Superhuman Registration Act despite her status as a ruling dignitary. This results in the royal couple choosing to side with Captain America and the Secret Avengers in the war. While a member of the Secret Avengers, T'Challa discovers that Tigra (who had also joined the Secret Avengers) is actually a spy for Iron Man's Avengers and helped free the some of the incarcerated heroes of the 42 complex.
At the conclusion of the superhero Civil War, the Wakanda embassy in New York is destroyed, leaving T'Challa, Storm, and their support staff without a home while in the city. Meanwhile, Reed and Sue Richards decide to “take a break” from the Fantastic Four, leaving openings on the team. When T'Challa, Ororo, Reed and Sue meet for dinner, the Richardses tell them of their plans and offer the Baxter Building as a temporary embassy and ask them to join the Fantastic Four while they are away. T'Challa & Ororo accept the offer and form a new Fantastic Four with the Thing and the Human Torch. While members of the FF, T'Challa and Ororo help save Gravity, team up with Michael Collins ( Deathlok) and Doctor Strange, and battle the Frightful Four, Heralds of Galactus, Marvel Zombies, Skrulls, Psycho-Man, save Reed Richards's life and stop a rip in the space-time continuum from destroying universe. Once Reed and Sue settle their differences, they rejoin the FF, and both T'Challa and Ororo leave the team.
When the Skrulls try to take over Wakanda for their vibranium ore in their invasion, a battle between the forces of Wakanda and the forces of the Skrulls begins. Black Panther decisively defends his nation with cunning tactics and rallying his soldiers. Eventually the two opponents find themselves at a loss of technological weaponry. After this happens, the forces break out older weapons to continue the conflict. Black Panther holds back the Super-Skrulls (including a massively large Skrull with the powers of Iron Fist, Wolverine, Luke Cage and Bullseye), while his legion fends off the infantry. When the Wakandans start to decline, the Skrulls capture Storm and threaten to kill her.
Black Panther retaliates by chopping a Super-Skrull's head off and then allowing himself to be captured. He and Ororo use Wakandan-made vocal manipulators and flesh transmuters to disguise themselves while on board the ship. They also use the same vocal manipulators and flesh transmuters on the Skrulls who had captured them, fooling the other Skrulls to believe they have captured the real Black Panther and Storm. T'Challa and Ororo then reveal themselves to Commander K'VVR by killing him and then proceed to kill every Skrull on the ship. Meanwhile, Shuri and S'yan lead the Wakandan Army on the battlefield and kill every Skrull outside. Then the Wakandans load all of the dead Skrull bodies on the ship and send it back to space with a message written in Skrull blood stating: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INVADE WAKANDA ( this is once it is translated from Skrull to English).
Shortly after the Secret Invasion, Ororo's life as an X-Man and a queen comes into conflict when a mission with Cyclops is interrupted. Storm is called back home to Wakanda to investigate a murder that involves her mutant ward, Nehzno (Gentle). During the course of the investigation, Storm discovers that Nezhno was innocent and orders him freed from imprisonment. Almost immediately, she is confronted by the Wakandan military, who insist that she surrender into their custody by order of the king himself. When T'Challa confronts Storm, she is immediately pulled into the astral plane and the Shadow King reveals himself to be the one who had caused Nezhno to murder the mystic, and manipulated T'Challa and the people of Wakanda as well as Cyclops and the X-Men.
Storm prays to the panther god Bast for help and is pulled into the spirit world. Bast expresses disappointment with Storm, but Storm stands her ground and proves her strength of spirit to the panther god, so back on Earth numerous black panthers run to Storm and bow to her, restoring the trust and faith of the Wakandan people in Storm and freeing them from the Shadow King's control. Storm and Nezhno take off to San Francisco to save the X-Men. After a brief fight, Storm creates a tornado to take out the possessed X-Men and goes to confront Cyclops outside. Storm is able to trap the Shadow King into entering her mind where Bast had been hiding. The Shadow King is devoured by Bast in retribution for his attack on its people. Storm is able to revive Cyclops, and proves that she does not have to choose between her life as a queen and an X-Man: she will be both.
Dark Reign and a New Black Panther
After the events of the Secret Invasion, a regime change occurs in western society. S.H.I.E.L.D. is disbanded and Tony Stark is fired in favor of a new organization called H.A.M.M.E.R., headed by Norman Osborn. T'Challa is surprised when he receives a summons from the exiled Atlantean King, Namor. Meeting with him, T'Challa learns of the creation of a dark group mirroring the Illuminati. Namor asks him to join with this Dark Illuminati, to which T'Challa refuses, citing his preference for the Illuminati.
Warning him that his country would be an island, Namor takes his leave. Getting ready to depart himself, T'Challa is surprised to find Dr. Doom waiting for him in the courtyard. Unsurprised by his refusal to join their Cabal, a battle ensues, pitting T'Challa and his Dora Milaje against Doom and his machines. After a vicious fight that results in one of his Dora Milaje sacrificing her life to save a gravely injured T'Challa, he and the remaining Dora Milaje manage to escape, heading back to Wakanda. They manage to crash land in Wakanda, but the combination of the fight with Doom and the crash puts T'Challa into a coma and leaves Wakanda without a Black Panther for the first time. Storm nominates Shuri, T'Challa's sister, to take up the mantle of the Black Panther.
At the same time, the Lion Cult senses the weakened Panther totem, and summon Morlun, the devourer of totems, who rushes toward a vulnerable Wakanda to consume T'Challa, the Panther totem. Though Shuri successfully completes the trials to prove her worthiness of the Black Panther title, she is painfully rejected by the Panther God, who senses she wants to become the Black Panther for her own selfish reasons instead of the betterment of her country. Upon his arrival to Wakanda, Morlun completely decimates the military forces and is moments away from devouring the Panther totem when Shuri arrived.
Despite the seeming rejection by Bast, Shuri battles Morlun, and is able to lure him into a trap set by her and Zawavari, a Wakandan witch doctor. The battle takes them right into Zawavari's home, where the witch doctor uses his mystical powers to transport Morlun to Limbo, where his soul-saturated essence proved irresistible to Death, who releases T'Challa and Storm's souls and keeps Morlun's in their place. Shuri later discovers that she earned the mantle of the Black Panther through her self-sacrificing act to save Wakanda,.
After the battles with both Death and Morlun, T'Challa discovers just how deep the Doom attack was. That not only did Doom attempt to assassinate him, but he also infected most of the royal family and many top aides with his nanites (microscopic devices that relayed everything the infected heard or said). With that knowledge, T'Challa was unable to tell most of his loved ones or his military of the identity of his attacker and/or enlist their aid. Shuri was left uninfected due to her Bast/Panther powers.
So T'Challa, a man of science, is forced turn to magic and to go almost completely off the grid to plan to stop Doom while Shuri acts as the Princess Regent of Wakanda and the Black Panther. T'Challa turns to Zawavari for assistance, who empowers T'Challa with his Acolytes with enhanced strength, senses and a resistance to magical attacks. He then creates a new combat style with Aneka that blends science and sorcery with their most vicious fighting secrets to teach the Dora Milaje so they will be ready for the coming battle. Doom continues to fund the Desturi (a Wakandan dissident group dedicated to civil unrest) and not attack Wakanda openly knowing he would fail. Walter Declun, Doom's chief of operations, lays a trail of disinformation to distract Shuri, Ororo and T'Challa long enough for the Desturi to overthrow the Panther cult in a well co-ordinated coup.
With the Desturi coup successful, they place Ororo, S'yan and the Queen Mother in jail to await trial. Meanwhile, T'Challa, Shuri, the Dora Milaje, FF and some of the X-Men race back to Wakanda to restore order. While T'Challa, his forces and allies take control back from the Desturi, Doom manages to steal the processed vibranium. Storm, Black Panther (Shuri), the Dora Milaje and the Fantastic Four then attack Doom's networks and facilities throughout the world while T'Challa sets his plan in motion to save the world. With Doom becoming the one with the processed vibranium, he uses his power to control any object or structure that contains vibranium to initiate attacks worldwide. The heroes arrive in Latveria and its neighboring country Symkaria to meet Doom on the battle field.
T'Challa plants a remote-control device on Doom's armor to make processed vibranium useless. Doom's armor is rendered useless, his newfound power is removed, and all of the processed vibranium around the world is rendered inert. Storm destroys all the Doombots. The royal family then returns to Wakanda to store the remaining portions of the recovered vibranium with the aid of the X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four and others.
Black Panther: Man Without Fear
After the events of Shadowland and Doomwar, T'Challa reaches an agreement with Matt Murdock and becomes the new protector of Hell's Kitchen. After being forced to destroy Wakanda's vibranium reserves to defeat Doctor Doom, he relinquishes the title of Black Panther to his sister Shuri. Believing his path and Murdock's to mirror each other, he seeks redemption for himself. Thanks to some help from Foggy Nelson, he establishes an undercover identity in Hell's Kitchen as Mr. Okonkwo, the manager of the Devil's Kitchen restaurant. Through this civilian identity, T'Challa seeks to familiarize himself with his new neighbors in the Hell's Kitchen area. Part of his new venture is relinquishing every aspect of the Black Panther identity. He no longer has his Wakandan tech, metahuman abilities or his vibranium suit. He refuses to return to Wakanda until he has redeemed himself through this personal mission and has left Wakanda in the care of Shuri and Storm.
Granted new powers and enhancement by the Bast (Goddess) (Earth-616) he is no longer the Black Panther for Wakanda but has become the King of the Dead. His powers were enhanced and granted new powers:
Black Panther Knowledge:
He now has the power to draw all the knowledge, strength, and every experience from every previous Black Panther.
Superhumanly Acute Senses:
T'Challa can see in total darkness as if it was a clear sunny day, something at over a few hundred feet appears as though it is right in front of his face. T'Challa's sense of hearing is enhanced in a similar manner, enabling him to hear sounds that an ordinary human can't and to be able to hear sounds that an ordinary human can, but at much greater distances. T'Challa can memorize tens of thousands of scents and track them to the exact location, can smell fear, and detect if someone is lying by change in body odor. T'Challa's sense of taste is sensitive to the point that he is able to taste the exact ingredients of any particular food he is eating.
Peak Human Strength:
T'Challa's physical strength is considerably much stronger than the average human at his peak able lift just under 800 lbs. However, his new limits aren't known as of yet.
Peak Human Speed:
T'Challa is able to run and move at speeds superior to those of any Olympic athlete. He is capable of reaching speeds of 35 mph.
Peak Human Stamina:
T'Challa's musculature generates less fatigue toxins than the bodies of most humans. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair him.
Peak Human Durability:
T'Challa's skin, bone, and muscles are augmented to levels that are somewhat harder and stronger than normal humans. The body is able to heal injuries that would prove lethal to ordinary humans by regenerating cells to a limited extent.
Peak Human Agility:
T'Challa's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are also heightened to the pinnacle of human development. He is superior to any Olympic level gymnast that has ever competed.
Peak Human Reflexes: T'Challa's reaction time is superior to that of any Olympic athlete that has ever competed.
As chieftain, the Panther was entitled to eat a special heart-shaped herb that granted him superhumanly acute senses and increased his already formidable strength, speed, stamina, and agility to enhanced human potential.However, after the Doom Wars he gave up those powers.
Alchemy and ancient magic gave him resistance to magical attacks
Clairvoyance: Many years ago, exposure to the Vibranium Mound gave T'Challa extra-sensory capabilities. He was able to see objects around him even while blindfolded. He also experienced visions of the future wherein he saw himself in conflict with the energy-vampire known as Kiber the Cruel. These powers disappeared shortly after his battle with Kiber.
T'Challa's standard day-to-day equipment includes his Black Panther habit, Kimoyo card, anti-metal claws, and vibro-daggers. Along with the title of Black Panther, T'Challa received a habit woven with vibranium, a metal with the ability to absorb all vibrations and kinetic energy it comes in contact with. Vibranium is only found in Wakanda, hence the nation's need for protection. The costume negates most force directed against it and robs moving objects of kinetic energy. This keeps him protected from most attacks. Blades can cut the fabric but only if they cut along the grain. The Kimoyo card is a extremely powerful portable supercomputer invented by T'Challa that has the ability to access technological interfaces, hold T'Challa's databank of every super-powered being in the universe, and can hack into any other technological devices. T'Challa also has anti-metal claws that can cut through nearly anything, including the hardest metals. The claws also have the ability to emit small energy blades from the tip as well as launch them as projectiles. During the beginning of his career, the fingertips of his gloves shot out gaseous streams of a powerful sleeping agent. He also uses a vibro-dagger which is an energy dagger that he can use to cut through almost anything . His boots are also constructed with vibranium, allowing him to land on his feet from great heights without getting hurt. He is also in possession of his own VTOL aircraft, known as the Talon fighters. Several are hidden around the world. T'Challa also has cloaking technology, and uses his Thrice-blessed Light armor for specific tasks. He recently has shown the ability to be able to teleport short distances and create force field to defend himself against energy projection attacks and physical attacks.
X-Men: Forever (Earth 161)
In this reality, T'Challa is born in Wakanda and becomes its king. He is briefly a member of the Avengers, but later leaves to focus on ruling his land. While attending a meeting, Storm crashes into his quarters after fleeing the X-Men and she is injured. Even though Nick Fury warns T'Challa about Storm's violent parting with the X-Men, he still feels that he can trust his long-time friend and welcomes her to Wakanda. The two grow close to one another and T'Challa proposes to Storm. She agrees, but on the night of their wedding they are attacked by Erik Killmonger. He de-powers Storm with a special necklace and kills T'Challa's family. T'Challa challenges Erik, but is killed by him. Storm eventually kills Erik herself and then reveals that T'Challa's death was a plot by Storm to look heroic to the Wakandan people.
Age of Apocalypse (Earth-295)
In the alternate reality called Age of Apocalypse, T'Challa is the last king of Wakanda and he is loved and worshiped by his people. However, the land is ravaged by Apocalypse's agents, the Marauders, in order to mine the land's precious vibranium. During the battles, T'Challa is killed and his skeleton mounted in the middle of town as a message to all those who would oppose Apocalypse.
Home to Coal Tiger (Earth-355)
Originally recruited by the Gatherers after they found him to be the last surviving person on his planet. He died due to a chronal imbalance that could only be remedied by killing his Earth-616 counterpart, which he refused to do.
When a racist team of villains called the Soldiers of the Serpent attacked T'Challa's friend N'Kano (who was on a diplomatic mission for Wakanda in New York), A-Next tried to save him. As the Serpents battled with the heroes of A-Next, T'Challa's son T'Chaka charged into battle. While Mainframe tried to convince the youth to leave the battle, T'Chaka shapeshifted into a feral black werecat called the "Coal Tiger". Coal Tiger's bestial abilities were able to turn the tide in A-Next's favor. He was offered membership with the team after the battle was won, but he declined, stating that he would be available to help if they needed him. When all of the members of A-Next were captured by an evil version of A-Next called The Revengers, Coal Tiger was one of the many heroes who came to free the captured superheroes. When A-Next was freed and the Revengers were defeated, Coal Tiger finally agreed to join the team
Morgan le Fey Reality Warp (Earth-398)
T'Challa is known as the Nubian Prince and is altered by a reality wave. He serves the Avengers who believed that they are working for Queen's Vengeance, an elite guard group that protects the Queen.
No Rick Jones (Earth-804)
The past history of Black Panther on Earth-804 mirrors that of hisEarth-616 counterpart until the Kree-Skrull War. In this reality, pivotal player Rick Jones is killed early in the conflict, prolonging the war. T'Challa becomes one of the many superhumans gathered by Professor X as part of a counter-attack against the Kreeinvasion. The Panther participates in the battle until the war's end.
Home to Panther (Earth-1119)
He has a very briefly appearance in this reality and carries a gun as his main weapon.
Mutant X (Earth-1298)
T'Challa is one of the brave second wave of people who fought The Beyonder and dies.
Earth- 1610 ( Ultimate Universe)
In this reality, Ultimate Black Panther is T'Challa Udaku, the prince of Wakanda, and the son of King T'Chaka. He is severely injured when he fights a Black Panther in a right of passage to be the protector of their nation. King T'Chaka seeks the help of Nick Fury with whom he makes a deal to share Wakandan technology with the U.S. in exchange for saving his son. Fury keeps his word and T'Challa is sent to Weapon X, where he stays for a year and receives training and some upgrades in his body such as a healing factor and adamantium claws, similar to Wolverine's, but shorter. Later in life, Nick Fury asks Captain America to train Black Panther to be his student and that he is a perfect recruit for the Ultimates. After Black Panther defeats a villain, Cap confronts him about his secrecy and silence during battle. Black Panther takes off his mask and shows him the scar in his throat that he received during his battle against an actual Black Panther and that Weapon X wasn't able to fix, thus rendering him mute. Cap then confronts Nick Fury and asks him about T'Challa's past, but Fury lies to him. Then Cap comes to T'Challa to ask him personally about his past and he tells Steve that his father is a king and that he misses him. A week later, Cap tells Fury that T'Challa is ready to be with the Ultimates. Fury doesn't know that the Black Panther that joined the Ultimates is actually Captain America himself, as T'Challa is secretly sent home by Cap.
Black Panther was, for a short while, a member of the New Ultimates. He aided the team in stopping an invasion attempt byLoki before he decided that he no longer wanted to be on the team.
Marvel Zombies (Earth-2149)
In the Marvel Zombies reality, little is known about his past before the zombie plague arrived. Giant Man asks T'Challa to take him back to his lab when he notices that Hank had been bitten by a zombie. He questions Hank about the bite and he attacks him and he falls unconscious. He awakes and realises that his right arm and leg is missing and that Giant Man is keeping him prisoner as a source of food. With the help of Wasp, whose head remained animated, he eventually escapes the lab. After making a crutch and tucking Wasp's head under his arm he makes his way through the ruins of the city and is confronted by the Acolytes, who mistake him for a zombie. After a failed attack, Black Panther joins forces with them and they aboard Asteroid M. While there he meets Forge and he helps build a cybernetic arm and leg for him. While here he also meets Lisa Hendricks who he later marries and has a son with.
Five years later, the Acolytes land Asteroid M in the middle of New York after a scan detected no movement on the planet. Black Panther, along with his wife and child, step into the world. Wasp comes with them, her hunger being replenished. It is around this time that T'Challa receives a call from a Black Panther from another reality who is having problems with zombified super-heroes on the Skrull home-world.
Forty years later, New York is now renamed Wakanda and T'Challa is now king. However, there is no reliable way to restore the population that once lived in the city. Frustrated with this, the Acolytes come up with a plan to remove T'Challa from the throne and hire an assassin the sneak into the Royal Palace. The assassin manages to stab T'Challa in the chest, and alerted by the intrusion, Wasp (now in her cybernetic body) attacks the assassin. T'Challa is critically injured and the only way he can survive is if he becomes a zombie, so Wasp bites him. With her hunger returning, Wasp tries to eat Lisa but is stopped by T'Challa and he joins her in eating the assassin instead. A few weeks later, Reynolds, Hawkeye and Forge release T'Challa due to the leader of the Acolytes trying to kill them. However, they get caught and pre-occupied with the arrival of the Zombie Galacti. After fighting and defeating the zombies with the help of Spider-Man and Luke Cage who are cured of their hunger, they retreat to a new Wakanda and seal the zombies out of the palace by using a force field to keep them out. However, Gladiator and Bruce Banner are trapped inside as well and Gladiator dies when he attacks T'Challa. T'Challa and the others realise they are not well-mannered enough to protect the portal that the zombies come through and Reynolds reveals that T'Challa's dead son T'Channa is dressed as Colonel America and that Reynolds and Forge have planted Colonel America's brain in his son's body. T'Channa attacks his father but is then reminded of who he is. The zombies then return and release the force field and T'Challa and the group defeat them, but Iron Man manages to get through. After Banner deactivates the force field, the zombies get through to the survivors, but realise they are not hungry. However, during the fight before, T'Challa gets smashed, which left him with only with his arm, leg, chest, neck and head attached and Wasp crushed from the waist up. After the zombies cope with their newly found humanity, the Hulk breaks into the room, eats Reynolds and kills Iron Man, Phoenix, Firelord and Hawkeye before being stopped by Spider-Man, Giant Man and Wolverine. After getting a new body by Forge, the zombies help the survivors get supplies and breed in other dimensions. However, Malcolm Cortez, the leader of the Acolytes reveals he was behind the assassination attempt on T'Challa, T'Channa's death and a plot to kill K'Shamba, Panther's grandson. He says he likes this way of life and wants to get rid of the zombie plague and sends T'Challa to another dimension. T'Challa arrives on the reality Earth-Z on the Skrull home world where he converts the entire species and leads his own horde against this Earth's Avengers where he is slain and his arm mounted on the Avenger Tower as a trophy.
Forge's Reality (Earth-2814)
T'Challa makes a brief appearance in this reality where Storm is married to Forge.
Akhenaten Conquered Earth (Earth-4321)
T'Challa makes an appearance in this reality where the earth is being conquered.
All Avengers Stayed With The Team (Earth-8234)
T'Challa, along with the entire Avenger team, is sent to stop a candy store hold up and nearly trampled Ant-Man in the process.
Legacy Virus Merged With Warlock (Earth-8545)
T'Challa is the son of T'Chaka, late king of the African nation Wakanda. When lawless ivory hunter Ulysses Klaw murdered T'Chaka in an attempt to possess the country's rare Vibranium deposit, a grief-stricken T'Challa swore vengeance and succeeded in thwarting the butcher's raid. In the process, the young prince destroyed Klaw's hand. T'Challa returned to his homeland after recieving a degree in physics ready to assume the mantle of leadership. To do so, he needed to defeat six of Wakanda's greatest warriors in unarmed combat, and obtain the secret heart-shaped herb that grants the country's chieftains their powers. Successfully carrying out the dual challenge, T'Challa donned the ceremonial garb of the Black Panther, totem of the Wakandan people. Under T'Challa, Wakanda has become one of the wealthiest and technologically advanced nations on the planet. After meeting Captain America, the Panther was offered membership in the Avengers.
He is known as T'Challa des Wakandas and is a member of the Black Panther Party imprisoned alongside Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in San Francisco.
Wonder-Man Saved The Avengers ( Earth-9916)
T'Challa joins the Avenges some time after Quicksilver departs and fights alongside his teammates against Quicksilver, who used a Grim Reaper disguise to hide his true identity. After his defeat, he is unmasked by an astonished Scarlet Witch. In a battle between the Avengers and Magneto, Quicksilver dies when Magneto tries to kill Scarlet Witch. Scarlet Witch eventually kills Magneto with a powerful hex bolt. Black Panther is present at the wedding of Scarlet Witch and Wonder-Man.
The Black Panther joined the Avengers some time after Quicksilver left. He fought alongside his teammates against Quicksilver, who used the disguise of the Grim Reaper in order to conceal his true identity. After his defeat, Pietro was unmasked to the shock of his sister.
In a subsequent battle between the Avengers and Magneto’s forces, Quicksilver was killed in his sister's stead when Magneto tried to kill Wanda for being a traitor to mutantkind. Overcome by grief, Wanda unleashed a powerful hex which killed Magneto. Black Panther was later present at Wonder Man and the Scarlet Witch's wedding.
During the Vision's assault on the Avengers, Black Panther fought against him alongside his teammates.
Earth X - (Earth-9997)
The history of the Black Panther in this reality is similar to that of the Panther in the 616 mainstream. However, in this reality, the heart shaped herbs that granted him his powers also grant them to anyone else who takes them. Due to the nature of his mutation, however, T'Challa's powers are partially subconscious. In the recent history of this reality, Captain America gives T'Challa the Cosmic Cube of Safe Keepings as he believes that Panther would not use the device or give it to anyone else. During this time, he marries Storm and humanity begins to mutate due to the Terrigen Mists in the Earth's atmosphere. Due to this, T'Challa has more of a panther appearance while the animals in Wakanda which were part of a wildlife reserve that Panther set up, began to mutate as well becoming humanoid creatures known as Ani-Men. When the Skrull begin to take over the United States, Captain America asks T'Challa to give him the Cosmic Cube. Out of respect for his friend, he denies his friend's request and does not involve himself in the final battle against the Skrulls. After the death of the celestial embryo in the Earth's core, the axis shift of the Earth turns Africa into a frozen wasteland, but thanks to Beast's technology, Wakanda maintains its tropical ecosystem and keeps out most threats.
When Mar-vel comes to Wakanda in search of the Cosmetic Cube to destroy Death, T'Challa refuses to give him the Cube. It isn't until Storm is killed by a Wendigo attack and suddenly brought back to life that Mar-vel reveals that the Cube is responsible for that and the mutation of the Ani-Men because it was acting on Panther's wants. This revelation mortifies Panther and he hands the Cube over to Mar-vel who leaves to help the Wakandans relocate to the Savage Land so that they can escape the frequent Wendigo attacks that keep occurring. On the way to the Savage Land, Black Panther is followed by the Wendigo. He defeats them and discovers that they are really the Multiple Man in disguise. T'Challa and Storm help build a new Wakandan nation in the Savage Land with the help of everyone who travels with them. They are attacked by Belasco and the Dire Wraiths but are quickly saved by Mar-vel and his friends. A few months later, T'Challa accompanies Storm to the wedding of Medusa and King Britain, where they meet Bloodstorm. She asks Storm to perform a blood transfusion to cure her of her vampirism. Storm agrees to the procedure and it is unknown what happens to Black Panther went after this point.
T'Challa is one of the heroes present as Mar-Vell lay dying. T'Challa is one of those whose life force is corrupted by the Many-Angled Ones when Mar-Vell stuck a deal with them.
Mind-Controlled Impossible Man (Earth-14845)
T'Challa is one of the heroes turned into paper dolls by Impossible Man who had gone crazy.
Home to Storm (Earth-23895)
He attends Storm's funeral and is there when her body is sent back from the Crystal Palace Stasis Wall.
House of M (Earth-58163)
T'Challa of the House of M reality is known as King T'Challa of the African Commonwealth of Wakanda.
Dwayne Taylor Is Iron Man (Earth-81156)
He is one of the heroes of his world who was transported into a pocket universe by Dwayne Taylor and later freed by the New Warriors.
Vibranium is a Secret (Earth- 97618)
In a world where vibranium is kept a complete secret from the outside world, it is T'Challa's job as protector of vibranium to keep it secret from the rest of the world.
Doctor Doom was The Thing (Earth-523003)
He is one of the strange and unusual people that the Fantastic Four meet after they first form.
Marvel Manga-verse (Earth- 2301)
In the Marvel Manga-verse, T’Challa is still King of Wakanda and when calling upon the help of the God Qamatha, he can transform into a Were-Panther. His appearance in the Were-Panther form is of a large humanoid panther in ancient Egyptian clothing. He can also call upon Qamathas's power to change himself into the Falcon. In this form, his appearance is heavily influenced by the ancient Egyptian god Horus. In this reality, his magical abilities are prominent as Dr. Strange notices his magical trail.
Stand-off with Doom (Earth-10267)
On Earth-10267, after a standoff with Dr. Doom, Black Panther and Namor the Submariner become bitter enemies. War eventually breaks out between Wakanda and Atlantis when Namor floods the Capital City of Wakanda and causes it to overgrow with vegetation making it nearly uninhabitable. In retaliation, Black Panther sends "Panther Tanks" to Atlantis and destroys Namor's throne room. This leads to Namor unleashing an endless horde of sea-beasts upon the now-flooded Wakandan Capital, which in turn lead to more retaliatory strikes from Black Panther. The war continues until both Wakanda and Atlantis are laid to waste and left in total ruins.
Fantastic Four (1994)
The Black Panther appears in the 'Prey Of The Black Panther' episode and is voiced by Keith David. He lures the Fantastic Four to Wakanda to see if they are worthy enough to help him fight against Klaw.
X-Men: The Animated Series (1992)
The Black Panther has a non-speaking cameo in the episode 'Sanctuary'.
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
While the Black Panther does not appear in the Animated series, he does appear in issues 1, 6 and 7 of the comic book series based on the show. There is a portrait of the Black Panther that hangs in the Avengers Mansion in Episode 1 of the show.
The Super Hero Squad Show (2010)
The Black Panther appears in episode 14 ("Tremble at the Might of... M.O.D.O.K.!") and is voiced by Taye Diggs. He appears with Storm (who's his girlfriend on the show) when Iron Man calls them to help stop M.O.D.O.K. when Wolverine and the Hulk are de-powered.
Black Panther (2009)
He is voiced by Djimon Hounsou for this show, based on the 2005 mini-series.
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
The Black Panther appears in the episode 'Panther's Prey' and is voiced by Jeffery Bowyer-Chapman.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2011)
The Black Panther appears in the animated series as a regular character, where he is voiced by James C. Mathis III. In the series, he is exiled from the country, Wakanda, when his father is overthrown as the King by the Man-Ape. He sought the help of the Avengers' to free regain his homeland. He later appears in the main title sequence.
Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Black Panther (2006)
He appears as a central character in the film and is voiced by Jeffrey D. Sams. He is still the King of Wakanda in this and he returns from the outside world to find his kingdom being attacked by the Chitauri aliens. His father gets killed by Herr Kleiser, who was after the Vibranium metal that the Chitauri used to manufacture their ships and weapons. T'Challa seeks aid from Captain America and Nick Fury orders the Avengers to assemble and help him.
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tommorrow (2007)
In this film, Black Panther has a son named Azari and he was called in one last time to fight with the Avengers against Ultron. He died fighting and Iron Man raised Azari along with the children of the other fallen Avengers.
The Black Panther (2014)
It is rumoured that The Black Panther is currently in development and is slated to be released on May 16, 2014.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
The Black Panther is a playable character in this video game. He can be unlocked by collecting 5 of his action figures. He has special dialogue with Nick Fury, Namor, Ghost Rider, Doctor Doom, and Deathbird. In his simulator disc, he has to battle a Dark Captain America in Arcade's Murderworld. He is voiced by Phil LaMarr.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
The Black Panther is a downloadable playable character in this video game and is voiced by Tim Russ. He is one of the characters that was not taken control by the Fold.
Marvel vs Capcom 3:Fate of Two Worlds
In this Black Panther appears as a non playable character in Storm's ending for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.