Black Panther

15 Facts You Need to Know About Marvel’s Black Panther

10. T’Challa’s Sister, Shuri, Has Also Been Black Panther

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As we mentioned previously, T’Challa isn’t the only Black Panther. The name is the official title for the leader of the panther tribe in Wakanda. When T’Challa was left comatose by the Cabal (a group of supervillains led by Doctor Doom), his half-sister Shuri was nominated by Queen Ororo to become the new Black Panther and queen of Wakanda.

But claiming the Black Panther name isn’t that simple. In order to become the Black Panther, one must be granted superpowers by the Panther God. Unfortunately for Shuri, the Panther God did not think she was a suitable replacement for T’Challa because of her jealousy toward him. Nevertheless, she earned the Panther God’s approval and became the Black Panther by sacrificing herself to stop Morlun, a sorcerer who wished to destroy Wakanda.

Shuri is played by Letitia Wright in the upcoming film. Will she take over Chadwick Boseman in the title role one day? It’s possible.

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