It’s hard having a gifted older brother. Introduced Black Panther Vol 4 #2 (May 2005) by Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr, Shuri is the younger half-sister of T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther. Since she was young, she has always dreamt of becoming the Black Panther but was forbidden from entering the selection contest by her mother. He entered anything but was beaten by her brother. After she killed during a Klaw evasion, she took her first killed hard and was comforted by T’Challa, who took to train her to take over for him. This eventually happened during the Dark Reign, when T’Challa was comatose and she passed the trails.
When her brother woke up and began training to fight Dr. Doom, she became the queen of Wakanda. She was later overthrown by the Desturi and she, her brother, a few X-men and the Dora Milaje to fight them and learnt that this coup was Doom. This lead to the Doomwars, which lead to Doom’s becoming bankrupt. She was believed killed by Proxima Midnight but was instead put in a state of suspended animation. She was later revive by her brother, but didn’t take back up the Black Panther mantle.
When Black Panther was confirmed to be getting a movie, we all wished and knew that Shuri would be one of the possible figures to be released. While she is a TRU exclusive , she is coming in a 2-pack with Klaw.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Toy-R-US Exclusive Marvel Legends Black Panther 2-pack Shuri with Klaw
- The Black Panther mantle has been passed on to not only kings but also queens over the year. So while she is the first female Black Panther to have a on-going comic, she is not the first female Black Panther. In fact there is said to have been over 13 queens who have taken the mantle.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- I don’t think most people even know that BP had a sister (at least until the movie comes out). While it is always nice to have a new character, if you are not a big fan of BP, then this can be skipped as she is only really for BP collections.
- Does it need a remake?:
Below is a gallery of costumes that still need to be made. Click on the image to see chances of it being made. Please note that this is my personal opinion and not fact. If I missed anything, please let me know in the comments below.