In the Marvel Universe, the African nation of Wakanda is the most powerful nation in the world. It is the world’s sole source of Vibranium, the miraculous mineral that has untold scientific potential and forms some of the most iconic weapons in the MCU, including Captain America’s shield.
But as tough, powerful, full of potential as Vibranium can be, it doesn’t hold a candle to the citizens of Wakanda.
In a continent that has known untold oppression and colonization by European powers, Wakanda has never been conquered. As the years went on the rest of Africa was plundered for riches, Wakanda remained safe thanks to a combination of using technology to hide from the world and because of its regal guardian:
The Black Panther.
The Black Panther is half hereditary title extended down a line of kings and half an honor earned in tests of bravery and combat. Those who are worthy of the title earn the Vibranium armor and mantle of the Black Panther. The Black Panther is the king of Wakanda and chief representative of Wakandan culture to the outside world.
The current bearer of the title is T’Challa. After his father is assassinated during the events of Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa assumes the mantle during a time of crisis. Outside forces in the form of South African weapons dealer Ulysses Klaue and internal forces like the exiled mercenary Killmonger struggle to overthrow T’Challa and establish a new regime in Wakanda. But T’Challa is not alone in his struggle. He commands a nation of the brightest minds in the world as well as the finest warriors, including the Dora Milaje, an all-female unit of elite bodyguards and soldiers committed to protecting Wakanda and their king.
One of the most anticipated and exciting characters in the MCU, Black Panther is going to be a film that influences generations. You can find all of your favorite Black Panther related products here on ToonStyle.