Black Panther


  • Real Name: T’Challa
  • AKA: Panther, Luke Charles, Damisa-Sarki (the Panther), Orphan-King, Haramu-Fal (Wakandan for “Orphan King”), King of the Dead, Daredevil (via impersonation), Mr. Okonkwo, the Client, the Great Cat, Panther-Devil, Black Leopard, Coal Tiger, Nubian Prince, T’Charlie, Catman, Coal Tiger, Alley Cat
  • Family: First Black Panther (paternal ancestor, deceased); Bashenga (paternal ancestor, deceased); Azzuri the Wise (paternal grandfather, deceased); Nanali (paternal grandmother, deceased); Chanda (paternal grandfather, presumably deceased); T’Chaka (father, deceased); S’Yan (uncle, deceased); N’Yami (mother, deceased); Ramonda (stepmother); Hunter (adopted brother); Jakarra (half-brother); Shuri (half-sister); Hunter (adoptive brother); Joshua Itobo (cousin); Khanata (cousin); Ishanta (cousin); Zuni (cousin); M’Koni (cousin); T’Shan (cousin); Mr. Wheeler (cousin by marriage, deceased); Billy Wheeler (1st cousin once removed); Kwezi Dzana (nephew); Storm (Ororo Munroe) (ex-wife, marriage annulled)
  • Base of Operation: Necropolis, Birnin Zana, Wakanda; Wakandan Embassy, Triskelion, Governors Island, Upper New York Bay, New York, United States of America; Avengers Mountain, North Pole, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean; formerly Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Identity: Public Identity
  • Citizenship: Wakandan
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: King of Necropolis, King of Wakanda & Chieftain of the Panther Clan, scientist, and adventurer; former school teacher, vigilante and protector of Hell’s Kitchen
  • Education: Ph.D in Physics from Oxford University Engineering, Economics, Political Science & Psychology
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
  • Weight: 200 lbs (90.72 kg)
  • Eyes: Brown (former colors include Amber and Green)
  • Hair: Black
  • Unusual Feature: Formerly Vertical Pupils
  • Origin: Human who consumed the Heart-Shaped Herb, which enhanced his abilities, after he gained the role of King of Wakanda and the title of the Black Panther upon his father’s death.
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

When it comes to being the first in comics, Marvel usually is there. Take the first black superhero for instance. Introduced in Fantastic Four #52 (1966) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther was introduced during a time when the black civil right movement was happening in America. Knowing that many of his readers were African American, he decided to introduce Black Panther. The king of the highly advanced country of Wakanda, T’Challa is the latest in a long line of kings to don the ceremony garb of the Panther God. With its advanced tech, Wakanda had kept itself hidden from the outside world in order to protect their tech as well as their massive supply of Vibranium. After the death of his father, T’Challa went to America to study in college and returned to compete in the trail for the Kingship after his uncle.

When the F4 first appeared and other heroes started to popping up, he invited the F4 to Wakanda. There, he captured the team and then stalked the team in order to defeat them. However, the F4 defeated him, and he explained that he was only tested the team to see if they were a treat to his country. They soon became close allies and friends. He eventually joined The Avengers, making him the first black person to do so. However, this was all so he could spy on the team and determine if they were a treat. When the team found out about this it put a strain on their relationship. He would later go on to join various other teams like the F4, Illuminati and even lead the Ultimates for a while.

Black Panther has been a fan favourite for years and has few figures over the years. TB released one in the ML line based around one of the comics from that time. Hasbro did one during their relaunch of ML during the year of MINI-BAFs. They re-released it as Walmart exclusive but with a more darker color. They then released a Vibranium power modern version as a Walmart Exclusive which was released as an all-black modern version in the second Vintage wave. He would get a classic remake as part of the Wakanda Forever wave.


Avengers Classic

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Rocket Racoon Wave Black Panther

  • Background:
    • After helping Captain America defeat Baron Zemo, he was invited to join the Avengers. Unbeknowst to Cap, T’Challa only agreed to join to spy on the team. This costume would go on to become his longest running version of his costume to which most are based on.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want to create the classic Avengers team then you could use this. The Blue highlights actually work to represent the artwork of the time. However it is those highlight that many people had skipped this figure.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Solo Series

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Walmart Exclusive Marvel Legends Black Panther

  • Background:
    • Soon after Black Panther left the Avengers after his first fight with Man-Ape, he went back to rule Wakanda. He soon returned to have a cape, but the base costume would remain the same.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is currently the best-looking figure of the one he has. If you missed any of the other versions, then this will be perfect for you as it is considered the classic version.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

2000 Solo Series

Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends Sentinel Series Black Panther

  • Background:
    • During the late 90’s/early 2000’s, T’Challa set up a company that provide the outside world with Wakandian technology, including the Avengers Quinjets. During this time, he set up base in Wakanda’s embassy in New York as well as team up with the Avengers, like when Ultron massacred the population of the country Slorenia but refused to rejoin when the team need a black member after being branded rascist by the Triune Understanding, feeling that it wasn’t right to rejoin because of that and needing to get back to his country.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you can get this MOC, then I would say go for it as it was part of the best Sentinel BAF to date. If not, then I would say skip it as it is built on one of the worst body TB made.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Maybe, I would like to see Hasbro attempt it.

Post Secret Wars

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Vintage Wave 2 Black Panther

  • Background:
    • Just like most of the Marvel Universe, Black Panther updated his costume after the Secret Wars. T’Challa has always created his suit using some variety of Vibranium and this suit was the most advanced to date.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is the most modern version of BP to date, which is ironic because this is part of a line that has all classic versions in the line.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Post Secret Wars (Vibranium Energy Suit)

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Walmart Exclusive Marvel Legends Hero Black Panther

  • Background:
    • When he uses the Post Secret Wars suit, he can send energy through it causing the suit to glow in the pattern shown.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Now that we have all black version, except for recreating scenes from the comic, there is no real reason to get this suit.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

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