T'Challa

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King T'Challa in Black Panther v1 #170.

T'Challa is a male comic character who features in Marvel Comics.

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Biography

The Black Panther in Fantastic Four v1 #52.

T'Challa

In his childhood, one of his closest companions was another boy named B’Tumba who was the son of the witch doctor N’Baza who was also T’Chaka’s most trusted council. (Avengers v1 #87)

After his fathers death, N’Baza was made Regent of Wakanda with the young T’Challa initially staying with him. The witch doctor believed that the young boy needed to travel outside the country in order to be a better man. This resulted in T’Challa travelling to Europe and America to study in the finest schools with B’Tumba being by his side to ensure he was not lonely. The pair studied hard together and had a fierce competition in sports leading to their eventual graduation. With his education complete, T’Challa decided to return to Wakanda to become chieftain of his people as was his birth right. (Avengers v1 #87)

After his installation as king, he was noted to had disbanded the Hatut Zeraze. (Black Panther v3 #4)

Overview

Personality and attributes

Upon taking the mantle of Black Panther, he was known as Damisa-Sarki (the Panther) that denoted the rulers of Wakanda. (Black Panther v6 #1) After losing his position as Black Panther, he sought out the goddess Bast where he was made the King of the Dead as custodian of the Necropolis. (Fantastic Four v1 #608) He came to be referred to as the Haramu-Fal (Orphan-King) after being disowned by his ancestors and rejected by his country for a time. (Black Panther v6 #1)

Powers and abilities

He developed the ability to track a person through wind or rain by seeking out his quarry's soul. (Black Panther v6 #1)

From the suit, he was able to activate King's Roar that had a means of communicating with alien beings. (Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda v1 #4)

The soles of the boots were thick pads made of Vibranium alloy which vibrating at different frequencies allowing him multiple traits such as being able to run up the side of buildings or dropping from 50 foot heights without making a sound. (Black Panther v3 #3) His ability to track his prey was derived through his Soul-Stalker that could be interfaced with to gather data on his target. (Black Panther v6 #1) His Energy Dagger on its highest setting was able to effortlessly cut through forged steel. (Black Panther v3 #4)

As King of the Dead, he was able to speak to the spirits of all his ancestors that held the title of Black Panther where their strength and knowledge flowed with him. (Fantastic Four v1 #608)

Notes

  • T'Challa as the Black Panther was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby where he made his first appearance in Fantastic Four v1 #52 (July, 1966).

Alternate Versions

  • In Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther v1 #1 (2018), an alternate world was created when Gamora using the Infinity Stones used its powers to merge various individuals with one another leading to T'Challa along with Ghost Rider combined into a single entity that had their own unique backstory as Ghost Panther.

In other media

Television

  • In Fantastic Four, the Black Panther appeared in the 1990s animated television series in the episode "Prey of the Black Panther" where he was voiced by actor Keith David.
  • In Black Panther, the Black Panther made a non-speaking cameo appearance in the 1990s animated television series.
  • In The Avengers: United They Stand, the Black Panther made a cameo appearance as a portrait in the 1990s animated television series. He was shown in the picture at Avengers Mansion but made no actual appearance in the show.
  • In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, T'Challa appeared as the Black Panther in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor James C. Mathis III.
  • In Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, the Black Panther appeared in the anime television series where he was voiced by actor Mahito Ōba.

Films

  • In Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, the Black Panther was shown in flashbacks in the direct-to-DVD animated film. It was shown that he was a hero who had married Storm with the pair having a son named Azari. When Ultron conquered the world, Black Panther and his wife were among the many heroes slain but not before he had sent his son alongside the other heroes children to sanctuary.
  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting:
    • In Captain America: Civil War, T'Challa made his first appearance in the 2016 live-action film where he was portrayed by actor Chadwick Boseman.
    • In Black Panther, T'Challa appeared in the 2018 live-action film where he was once more portrayed by actor Chadwick Boseman.
    • In Avengers: Infinity War, T'Challa appeared in the 2018 live-action film where he was again portrayed by actor Chadwick Boseman.
    • In Avengers: Endgame, T'Challa appeared in the live-action sequel film where he was once more portrayed by actor Chadwick Boseman.

Video games

  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, the Black Panther appeared as a playable character in the Facebook video game.
  • In Marvel Heroes, Black Panther appeared as a playable character in the MMORPG where he was voiced by actor James C. Mathis III.
  • In Marvel Future Fight, Black Panther appeared as a playable character in the setting of the mobile video game.
  • In Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the Black Panther appeared in the setting of the fighting video game where he was voiced by actor James C. Mathis III
  • In Marvel Strike Force, Black Panther appeared as a playable character in the setting of the mobile video game.
  • In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, the Black Panther appeared in the setting of the video game where he was voiced again by actor James C. Mathis.

Other

Appearances

  • Fantastic Four v1:
  • Jungle Action v1:
  • Avengers v1:
  • Black Panther v1:
  • Black Panther v3:
  • Doomwar v1:
  • Black Panther: The Man Without Fear! v1:
  • New Avengers v3:
  • Ultimates:
  • Black Panther v6:
  • Totally Awesome Hulk v1:
  • Rise of the Black Panther v1:
  • Exiles:
  • Avengers v8:
  • Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda v1:

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