Shuri (Marvel)

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Shuri with her brother in Black Panther v6 #9.

Shuri is a female comic character that features in Marvel Comics.



Shuri in Black Panther v5 #1.

She was the daughter of T'Chaka and the younger sister of T'Challa. (Black Panther v5 #2)

Her uncle S'Yan became the new Black Panther following the death of her father T'Chaka where he participated in the yearly Wakandan tournaments that allowed for challengers to fight him for the throne. Shuri's mother made strict orders to prevent her daughter to participating in these rituals though she was participating in training for the right to become Black Panther. However, one day during a challenge she snuck out and made her way passed the guards into the arena. She was about to enter the ring when the previous contender was defeated and fell on top of her thus pinning her to the ground. At that point, a masked warrior entered the ring and battled the Black Panther. S'Yan was defeated and it was revealed that the masked warrior was none other than her own brother T'Challa with Shuri feeling that she was cheated from the mantle. (Black Panther v4 #2)


Personality and attributes

As royalty, she enjoyed the same upbringing, education and training as her brother T'Challa. (Black Panther v5 #2)

She had a long desire to become the Black Panther and participated in training for the rite. (Black Panther v4 #2)

Powers and abilities

She was provided a range of highly advanced equipment that she could use during her missions. Among her weapons arsenal included holopods, spider bites, desert sand and shok-nets that packed a punch ten times greater than military grade tasers. The spider bites were orb shaped devices that were launched at targets where they unleashed a powerful electrical shock that rendered enemies unconscious. Whilst the desert sands were self-contained microburst EMPs that disrupted electrical systems. Other gear included Kevlar and spider-silk mesh gloves with claws that were Adamantium tipped over Vibranium shells. (Black Panther v5 #8) Another device were small spherical golden spheres known as Desert Suns that generated intense heat which leached moisture from a persons body leaving them badly dehydrated. (Black Panther v5 #11)


  • Shuri was created by Reginald Hudlin and John Romita, Jr. where she made her first appearance in Black Panther v4 #2 (May 2005).

Alternate Versions

  • In Exiles v3 #11 (2018), an alternate parallel world version of Shuri was shown to exist within the Multiverse. This version's older brother T'Challa was killed and she became a villain where she adopted the name of Killmonger. She was recruited by the Watchers to be part of a team to hunt down the Exiles.

In other media


  • In Black Panther, Shuri appeared as a supporting cast member in the animated web series where she was voiced by actor Kerry Washington.
  • In Avengers: Secret Wars, Shuri appeared in the animated television series in the episode "The Eye of Agamotto" Part 1 where she was voiced by actor Kimberly Brooks. She was the younger sister of T'Challa and thus a Princess of Wakanda who had studied from Oxford, had multiple PhD's and headed the Wakanda School of Alternative Studies. Shuri opposed her brother being abroad and operating as a hero whilst neglecting his duties as king as he refused to delegate duties to her.


  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shuri made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
    • In Black Panther, Shuri made her first live-action film appearance where she was portrayed by actor Letitia Wright.
    • In Avengers: Infinity Wars, Shuri appeared in the live-action film where she was portrayed by once again by actor Letitia Wright.
    • In Avengers: Endgame, Shuri appeared in the live-action film where she was once more portrayed by actor Letitia Wright.

Video games

  • In Marvel Heroes, Shuri appeared as a playable character through an Enhanced Costume available for Black Panther in the setting of the MMORPG video game.
  • In Marvel: Future Fight, Shuri based on her MCU incarnation appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.


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