Black Panther

T'Challa as Black Panther from Captain America: Civil War.


King T'Challa's regal attire from Black Panther.

T'Challa, also known as Black Panther, is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is played by Chadwick Boseman.

T'Challa was the prince of the secluded African nation of Wakanda. At a meeting with the United Nations to start the Sokovia Accords, a bomb was set off by Helmut Zemo, which killed King T'Chaka. T'Challa was then made king by default, also taking the Black Panther mantle. After being led to believe that this the cause of the Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), he revealed his alter ego of the Black Panther to get revenge. He took Tony Stark (Iron Man)'s side (who agreed to the Accords) in taking down Accords opposer and Avengers leader, Steve Rogers (Captain America), along with other superheros on his side, who were protecting Barnes. When T'Challa discovered the truth, he granted Rogers and and Barnes asylum in Wakanda, while agreeing to put the latter in cryogenic suspension until a cure could be found for his brainwashing.

He was one of the victims of Thanos's using the combined power of all the Infinity Stones to cut the universe's population in half to restore order the way he saw it. T'Challa disintegrated as a result.


Young T'Challa

Young T'Challa.

Total appearances: 5.



Saturday Night Live

When Chadwick Boseman hosted the April 7, 2018 episode, it was inevitably full of Black Panther jokes, including a sketch where Boseman played T'Challa in character as a contestant on Black Jeopardy.


  • The MCU T'Challa's popularity led to a greater presence to the unrelated incarnation in Disney XD's animated series Avengers Assemble. T'Challa led a new version of Avengers in the fourth season, and he even became the central character of the show when it was retitled Avengers: Black Panther's Quest for the fifth and final season.


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