Designation: Artificially Enhanced
Powers: Superhumanly acute senses and increases his strength, speed, stamina, and agility to the peak of human development. A trained gymnast and acrobat, he is proficient in various African martial arts and other hand to hand combat styles. He is also a skilled hunter, tracker, strategist, and scientist.
Team: The Avengers
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #52
The Black Panther is the ceremonial title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of the African nation of Wakanda. In addition to ruling the country, he is also chief of its various tribes (collectively referred to as the Wakandas). The Panther uniform is a symbol of office (head of state) and is used even during diplomatic missions. Heir to African kingdom Wakanda, T’Challa inherits the ceremonial mantle of the Black Panther when his father is killed. He consumes a heart-shaped herb to give him the powers to protect his various tribes. He befriended the Fantastic Four and was a member of the Avengers, although his original intentions were to spy on them which later created a wedge between him and the team. He is romantically linked to Ororo Monroe (Storm).
Superhero Squad Edit
Black Panther currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line two times:
- In his classic black and yellow costume in the Black Panther and Storm 2-Pack
- In his all black costume in The New Fantastic Four 4-Pack