T'chaka is the first son to Wakandan king Azzari the Wise. From an early age, he excelled in the ways of magic and took a stance to preserve Wakanda's heritage by honoring the "old ways" of magic use despite the technological advancements of Wakanda. It was during this time that he met Zawavari.
After his younger brother, S'yan, was born he only grew further into the role of leader and protector. After his father's death, T'Chaka ascended the throne and gained the nickname of "The Great", because of his prowess in combat.
Black Panther in WWII
He is noted as defeating a young Captain America (Steve Rogers) during World War II, in Black Panther vol 4. However, It was later retconned to be his father, Azzari The Wise, who defeated Captain America in a six issue mini series Black Panther/Captain America: Flags of our Fathers
T'Chaka married N'Yami, his first wife, and they adopted Hunter. T'Chaka and N'Yami nurtured and groomed Hunter to be the heir to the Wakandan throne. However, N'Yami became pregnant and birthed the first biological child of T'Chaka, a baby boy named T'Challa. Due to complications while giving birth, N'Yami died shortly after. T'Chaka would later marry Ramonda who gave birth to his first and only daughter, Shuri.
Since Wakanda was independent with no ties to any other nation he was eventually called to a UN meeting in hopes of other countries trading with them. He refused however and was assassinated by Klaw while he tried to protect his wife and children. His death made his S'yan the Black Panther. S'yan was later succeeded by T'Challa.
Eye Color: brown
Hair color: black/grey
Relatives: Azzari The Wise (Father, deceased), S'yan (Brother), N'Yami (wife, deceased), Ramonda (wife), Shuri (daughter), T'Challa (son), White Wolf (adopted son), Jakara (son, deceased), T'shan. (nephew).