BLACK PANTHER

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Real Name: T'Challa

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-730834) human (citizen of Wakanda)

Occupation: Ruler

Group Membership: Government of Wakanda;
   formerly Avengers

Affiliations: Ant-Man/Giant Man (Henry Pym), Captain America, Devil Dinosaur, Falcon, Hawkeye, Dr. Richard Hawkins, Jarvis, Koko, Moon Boy, M'Tumbeh, Scarlet Witch, Tigra, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man

Enemies: Collector, Greymane, Scar Eye, Ultron

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Wakanda;
   formerly internationally mobile

First Appearance: Avengers United They Stand#1 (November, 1999)

Powers/Abilities: T'Challa's senses and physical attributes have been heightened to near-superhuman levels with enhanced strength, dexterity, acrobatic agility and reflexes; however, a left leg injury necessitated regular medical treatment, resulting in reduced agility. Although stubborn, he is an excellent tactician, combatant and gymnast, and has also been well educated and groomed to lead his home country of Wakanda. His caped costume incorporates short, razor-sharp, extendable claws from the glove tips.

Height: 6'
Weight: 200 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Avengers United They Stand#7 (fb) - BTS) - Black Panther was the proud king of Wakanda. He and Captain America shared history in the Avengers and had great respect for each other.

(Avengers United They Stand#1) - Black Panther engaged in a simple training exercise alongside Hawkeye, Tigra and Wasp at Avengers Mansion's training room. The activation of Henry Pym's latest experiment, Ultron, caused chaos. While the Avengers investigated, Ultron deliberately overrode the training drones' failsafes and the drones attacked, electrocuting Black Panther. He was nevertheless able to help a pinned Hawkeye nock an explosive arrow that led to their rescue, before falling unconscious. T'Challa fell into a coma and lay in the Avengers Mansion medical bay attended by his personal Wakandan medic, M'Tumbeh.

(Avengers United They Stand#6 (fb) - BTS) - Transported back to Wakanda, T'Challa lay in a coma for several months as a result of his injuries, and blamed Pym for crippling him and Wakanda. This resentment grew and he resolved never to be part of the Avengers while Pym led the team.

(Avengers United They Stand#6) - Still not fully healed almost a year after Ultron's activation and while receiving medical treatment in his Wakandan palace, Black Panther was kidnapped by the obsessive extraterrestrial Collector using teleportation orbs and transported to his spaceship into individual cells, where in his giant flesh form he informed T'Challa, the Avengers and other humans that he was saving them from an impending extinction event. Disease-cleansing and injury-eliminating gas knocked them out before they were released into a jungle zone. There, T'Challa met Avengers reservist Captain America and the current Avengers roster of Giant Man, Wasp, Falcon, Tigra, Vision, and Scarlet Witch. T'Challa chose not to remain near Pym and went scouting with Captain America, Hawkeye, and Falcon, but they were captured by long-term internees, "Neanderthals", who were cult-like followers of the Collector.

(Avengers United They Stand#7) - The "Neanderthals", led by Greymane and Scar Eye, took the three captured Avengers back to their council for judgment. T'Challa noted their religious motifs crafted from Vibranium. The three escaped the"Neanderthals" and returned to their Avenger colleagues. Protected by Moon Boy, Pym used a stolen Vibranium relic to break into the main spaceship. Back in the cell-lined corridor, they again encountered the Collector. A combined Avenger attack unexpectedly disintegrated the Collector's flesh form, but he generated a new body from the ship's floor. Concerned at their destructive nature, the Collector offered the captive humans the choice to return to Earth; only a few (including T'Challa) chose to accompany the Avengers home in a separate spaceship. Despite Captain America's encouragement, Black Panther still refused to rejoin the Avengers while Pym led the group. The effects of the Collector's rejuvenating mist wore off and T'Challa's injuries returned during the trip back to Earth,

Comments: Created by Ty Templeton (writer), Derec Aucoin (pencils) and Walden Wong (inks).

The source of Earth-730834's Black Panther's enhanced powers is not revealed, but is likely similar to that of Earth-616's Black Panther.

Given the work is by the same artist, it seems a bald head was a side effect of the Wakandan treatment for his injury, as the Collector's rejuvenating mist quickly restored his hair in the next issue.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Black Panther of Earth-730834 has no known connections to:


M'Tumbeh

M'Tumbeh

Dr. M'Tumbeh was the Wakandan royal physician, providing advice and care when T'Challa traveled overseas. He stayed by T'Challa's comatose side when he received medical treatment after Ultron's first attack at Avengers Mansion.

 

 

 

--Avengers United They Stand#1


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Avengers United They Stand#1, p16, pan1 (main image)
Avengers United They Stand#7, p12, pan7 (headshot, face revealed)
Avengers United They Stand#6, p5, pan1 (receiving medical treatment)
Avengers United They Stand#1, p21, pan5 (M'Tumbeh)


Appearances:
Avengers United They Stand#1 (November, 1999) - Ty Templeton (script), Eric Lewald (story consultant), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers United They Stand#6 (April, 2000) - Ty Templeton (writer), Eric Lewald (story consultant), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers United They Stand#7 (June, 2000) - Ty Templeton (writer), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 09/18/17

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