Born the second son and prince of Wakanda to Azzari the Wise
and his wife. He grew into a quick thinker and fighter able to match his brother T'Chaka
strength with his speed. It was during these young days that he was nicknamed S'yan The Fast because of his agility and speed.
As a prince he was privy to the best education in Wakanda and the finest training in hand to hand and weapon combat. In his prime he could rival T'Chaka in battle, being his equal. After his father died he watched as his brother ascended the throne and served him well. In time he welcomed nephew. T'Challa
and niece Shuri
. He adored his nephew and saw his father and brother reflected in the boys eyes. After falling in love he conceived a son who he named T'shan
. In his own son he saw a lust for power and the throne which always put a strain on their relationship.
Becoming the panther
After T'Chaka was assassinated by Klaw he ascended to the throne and became Black Panther. He was a just ruler though it was never his intention to rule. Over the years he watched as T'Challa grow into a wise and humble man while his own son's pride worried him. He manged to hold onto the throne over the next ten or so years until the day of the black panther tournament, which was held once every year for those who wished to challenge the rule of the current king. He even met his own son but he easily defeated him.
He was ultimately defeated by T'Challa and happily stepped down so his nephew could rule. He remained one of the leading advisers to the panther after his defeat. Death
During the events of DoomWar, Dr. Doom held the several members of the Wakandan royal family hostage, including S'Yan, Storm, and the Queen Mother Ramonda. In his attempt to force Storm into breaking into the vibranium vault, Doom ordered that Ramonda, T'Challa and Shuri's mother be killed. As this was about to happen, S'Yan intervened and during the scuffle was shot instead. He died from the injury.
Skills and Abilities
A martial arts master easily world class. He was the equal of T'Chaka
was more skilled than Captain America himself and defeated him decisively before. He could also hold his own against his Nephew who himself can spar with Iron Fist Danny Rand and Shang Chi. He is also a master of his native weapons such as swords, spears etc. His preferred weapon is the spear. Physical Characteristics Height:
180 lbsEye Color:
Bashenga (ancestor), Azzari the Wise
(Brother), N'Yami (Sister in law , deceased), Ramonda
(Sister in law), Shuri
(niece), Black T'Challa
(nephew), Jakara (nephew), Storm
(niece in law ), T'shan
(son) Other versions
He has not appeared directly in other worlds but he has many a family member there. like Sh'ri
the children of T'Challa and Storm
. In other media
He appears in the Black Panther Cartoon airing on BET in Australia which is inspired by Black Panther vol.4.