ZAWANDI
Earth-21766

Real Name: Zawandi

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-21766) human (Wakandan) (pre-modern era to modern era)

Occupation: Unrevealed (possibly some sort of doctor or scientist? - see comments)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Alicia, Canda, Fantastic Four (Invisible Woman/Susan Storm, Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Franklin Richards, T'Challa

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Franklin Richards (husband), Canda (daughter), T'Challa (brother), Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic, father-in-law), Susan Storm (Invisible Woman, mother-in-law), unidentified daughter; possibly Shuri (sister? - see comments)

Base of Operations: New York City, New York; USA;
    formerly Wakanda

First Appearance: Fantastic Four: Life Story#4 (November, 2021)

Powers/Abilities: Zawandi has no superhuman powers but she is very knowledgeable in biological science, able to read and understand brain scan data.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'10")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 145 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:
(Fantastic Four: Life Story#4 (fb) - BTS) - Zawandi met and eventually became engaged to Franklin Richards.

(Fantastic Four: Life Story#4) - Zawandi married Franklin Richards in an outdoor ceremony attended by Franklin's parents, Reed Richards and Susan Storm, as well as Ben Grimm and many others. As the ceremony came to a close, Zawandi kissed Franklin and later, during the reception, Zawandi commented to Franklin that his parents were decent dancers for being old people. An embarrassed Franklin responded by telling Zawandi not to look at them.

(Fantastic Four: Life Story#5) - Zawandi and her children greeted Franklin as he returned from a week-long trip to New York to visit his side of the family, remarking that she should go to New York for a week herself so that she could get a greeting like the one her children gave their father. As the children asked Franklin about his trip, Zawandi informed Franklin that her brother, Wakandan King T'Challa, was there to see him.

In 2005, Zawandi accompanied Franklin and his family to the Runway Bar, where they had a few drinks and a few laughs before the bar closed permanently so its owner Tony could spend the last few months before Galactus' arrival on Earth with his grandchildren. As the time for Galactus' arrival neared, Zawandi and her family moved to New York to be closer to Franklin's family so they would all be together when the world ended.

In 2009, after Franklin and his family defeated Galactus and prevented his destruction of Earth, Zawandi helped run constant tests on the now-unresponsive Reed Richards, whose mind had been affected by the power overload in the subspace chamber during the battle against Galactus. During one of the tests, Zawandi reported to Franklin that there had been no change in Reed's mental faculties.

(Fantastic Four: Life Story#6 - BTS) - By 2017, Franklin and Ben Grimm were helping pack up the belongings for Reed Richards and Sue Storm as they prepared to move and Franklin asked Sue if she was sure they didn't want to come live with Zawandi and himself.

Comments: Created by Mark Russell, Sean Izaakse and Francesco Manna.

    Zawandi's occupation was never shown but she was very knowledgeable regarding Reed Richards' brain scans, suggesting that she had some scientific education, whether medical science or otherwise. Whether or not that was her actual occupation remains to be seen...

    Zawandi refers to T'Challa as her brother in Fantastic Four: Life Story#5. On Earth-616, T'Challa's sister is Shuri and we see the FF: Life Story-reality counterpart to Shuri in Fantastic Four: Life Story#6 but no familial relationship is given for Shuri and T'Challa nor is it mentioned that Shuri is related to Zawandi. IF this reality's Shuri is indeed T'Challa's sister much like on Earth-616 then Shuri would also be Zawandi's younger sister.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-21766's Zawandi
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Fantastic Four: Life Story#5, p11, pan5 (Zawandi, main image)
Fantastic Four: Life Story#5, p11, pan6 (Zawandi, headshot)
Fantastic Four: Life Story#4, p19, pan4 (younger Zawandi, headshot in wedding attire)
Fantastic Four: Life Story#5, p19, pan3 (older Zawandi, sitting in the Runway Bar)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four: Life Story#4 (November, 2021) - Mark Russell (writer), Sean Izaakse, Francesco Manna (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four: Life Story#5 (February, 2022) - Mark Russell (writer), Sean Izaakse, Carlos Magno (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four: Life Story#6 (April, 2022) - Mark Russell (writer), Sean Izaakse,
Ze Carlos, Angel Unzueta (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First posted: 10/13/2022
Last updated: 10/13/2022

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