Hunter the White Wolf
Hunter the White Wolf is a male comic character that features in Marvel Comics.
In time, he eventually came to head the Hatut Zeraze where he served his adoptive father the king and engaged in many covert actions where the ends justified the means. (Black Panther v3 #4) When Prince T'Challa was young, he witnessed his older brother Hunter being dispatched by King T'Chaka on various assignments outside Wakanda that were part of efforts in protecting the realm. He conducted actions and spent resources that he believed were sanctioned to allow to keep Wakanda hidden from the world. (Rise of the Black Panther v1 #5)
Hunter observed the recently returned N'Jadaka when T'Challa accepted the man back into Wakanda. He was impressed to had seen N'Jadaka to had seen through his suits distortion field that was keeping him invisible. The White Wolf questioned N'Jadaka and showed an interest in recruiting the man into the Hatut Zeraze. (Rise of the Black Panther v1 #4)
Afterwards, he began to freelance for a number of years yet always kept an eye on Wakanda. (Black Panther v3 #4)
He led the Wakandan Secret Police to America after a Wakandan diplomatic courier was murdered when he was carrying plans for a climate shield system. This led to him abducting Everett Ross as he believed he was involved in the matter. The interrogation was interrupted by Nakia who used the Jufeiro extract to get several of the Hatut Zeraze under her control whilst she escaped with Ross. (Black Panther Annual v2 #1)
Personality and attributes
It was said that one never knew which side Hunter was on. (Black Panther Annual v2 #1)
Powers and abilities
- Hunter the White Wolf was created by Christopher Priest and Mark Texeira where he made his first appearance in Black Panther v3 #4 (February, 1999).
- In an interview on Newsarama, writer Christopher Priest stated that the character was modelled on Kevin Spacey as his Southern Gentleman from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil or a more modern example being the actor's character in House of Cards. He commented that, "The White Wolf was (also obviously) the Black Panther’s “Reverse Flash.” It seemed an obvious opportunity. My approach to Panther was always to have him defined by those around him (as opposed to Panther talking about himself)."
In other media
- In Avengers Assemble, Hunter the White Wolf appeared in the animated television series Black Panther's Quest season starting from the episode "The Panther and the Wolf" where he was voiced by actor Scott Porter. He was shown as being the white adoptive younger brother of T'Challa who was raised by the King alongside his existing children. From childhood, he lived alongside T'Challa and Shuri with them trained by their mentor N'Jadaka where they had much fun together though as Hunter grew older he came to resent his adoptive brothers perfect nature. By adulthood, he had left the royal palace and operated as a professional thief leading to him becoming a criminal who was on the run. This became a source of animosity between him and T'Challa though his adoptive sister Shuri still cared for Hunter with her wanting him to return back to their lives. N'Jadaka upon being revealed as a member of the Shadow Council attempted to recruit Hunter but he instead stole their files about their members in Wakanda which he ultimately gave to T'Challa where he was offered a return to the royal palace.
- In Black Panther, the character of Hunter did not appear in the live-action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but his moniker of White Wolf was given to Bucky Barnes who was shown in the post-credit scenes as having been recovering in Wakanda with the natives giving him that name,
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