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Wakanda is an isolated African nation. This small African country has the largest deposits of Wakandan Vibranium in the world known as the Great Mound.[citation needed]

The Wakandan royal line began with Bashenga, an ancient Wakandan.[2] Bashenga was supposedly the first king of unified Wakanda, and the first Black Panther some 10,000 years ago.[citation needed]

In the distant past, a massive meteorite comprised of the sound-absorbing mineral vibranium crashed in Wakanda, and was unearthed a generation before the events of the present-day.[citation needed]

Modern Era

T'Challa is the son of T'Chaka, who was the Black Panther before him. Knowing that others would attempt to manipulate and dominate Wakanda for this rare and valuable resource, T'Chaka concealed his country from the outside world. He would sell off minute amounts of the valuable vibranium while surreptitiously sending the country's best scholars to study abroad, consequently turning Wakanda into one of the world's most technologically advanced nations. Eventually, however, the explorer Ulysses Klaw had found his way to Wakanda, and with lies and subterfuge covered up his work on a vibranium-powered, sound-based weapon. When exposed, Klaw killed T'Chaka and many other Wakandans, only to see his "sound blaster" turned on him by a grieving T'Challa, then barely a teenager. Klaw's right hand was destroyed, and he and his men fled.[3]

Vibranium radiation has permeated much of Wakanda's flora and fauna, including the Heart-Shaped Herb eaten by members of the Black Panther Cult, and the flesh of the White Gorilla eaten by the members of the White Gorilla Cult.[citation needed]
T'Challa (Earth-616) from Black Panther Vol 4 3

Wakanda has the cure for cancer but being an a heavily isolated country with little desire to interact with the outside world. One of the members of the Wakandan counsel stated "If they care about their people's health they wouldn't sell cigarettes".[4]

Desturi coup

Doctor Doom aided a successful coup of the Wakandan government in order to gain access to the Vibranium deposits, putting T'Challa and his followers into exile. Control of the kingdom was later regained by Princess Shuri, T'Challa, and their allies.[5]

Avengers vs. X-Men War

During the war between the Avengers and the X-Men, T'Challa allowed the Avengers to use Wakanda as their home-base. When the Avengers kidnapped the X-Man Transonic, Namor, possessed by the Phoenix Force, unleashed a massive tsunami which destroyed most of Wakanda.[citation needed]

War with Atlantis and Infinity

Wakanda was quickly rebuilt, with Shuri still maintaining control of the country. Wakanda began seeking revenge for Namor and Atlantis' actions, and captured a group of Atlantean generals with the intent of trying them for war crimes. This led to an escalation between Wakanda and Atlantis, with hostile actions on both sides. Atlantis maintained an upper hand early on, due to certain elements in Wakanda plotting with the Atlanteans. Namor offered generous peace terms for a quick resolution to the conflict, but Shuri rejected these terms and ordered an attack on Atlantis, demolishing the city.[citation needed]

When Thanos and his armies lead by the Black Order came to Earth in search of his son and the Infinity Gems, Wakanda was one of several targets. Wakanda beat back the initial invading force lead by Black Dwarf, but after Namor told Black Order member Proxima Midnight that the gems were located in Wakanda, she lead Thanos' armies to Wakanda and broke the gates of the Golden City, forcing the Wakandan forces to retreat deeper into the city.[citation needed]

Time Runs Out

Eight months after the formation of the Cabal, all that is left of the Golden City are ruins, after it was levelled by the Cabal, who claimed the Necropolis as their base of operations.[citation needed]


Panther Cult

After the vibranium meteor fell, a number of Wakandans were painfully mutated into "demon spirits" and began attacking their fellow Wakandans. T'Challa's ancestor, Bashenga became the first Black Panther and closed the vibranium mound to outsiders, forming a religious cult that guarded the mound and fought to keep the "demon spirits" from spreading across the kingdom.[citation needed]

The Black Panther is a ceremonial and religious title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of the fictional 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 as well as a religious vestment.[6]

As part of the cult's ceremonies, A chosen Black Panther is entitled to the use of a heart-shaped herb that grants the person who consumes it enhanced strength, agility, and perception.[7]

White Gorilla Cult

Wakanda evolved from a hunter-warrior society, and was traditionally ruled by its greatest warrior. The dominant Black Panther cult outlawed the rival White Gorilla cult's worship in Wakanda.[8]

Man-Ape (M'Baku) was one of Wakanda's greatest warriors, second only to T'Challa, the Black Panther himself. While T'Challa king of Wakanda, was on a several month leave of absence from Wakanda, the ambitious M'Baku plotted to usurp the throne. M'Baku flouted T'Challa's edicts and revived the White Gorilla cult, killing one of the rare white gorillas living in the jungles near Wakanda. M'Baku bathed in the gorilla's blood and and ate its flesh which "mystically" conferred the gorilla's great strength upon M'Baku.[8]

Lion Cult

Little is known of the past history of the Lion God. It had apparently lost many worshipers over the years to the Cult of the Panther God, despite the fact that Sekmeht physically manifested before its followers, and the Panther God only appears to its priests.[9]

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Wakanda's flag and borders

Points of Interest


Current Residents

M'Wabu (Earth-616)

M'Wabu (Earth-616)


M'Wabu offered nectar to the Fantastic Four, as they were Black Panther's honored guests after they saved Wakanda from Klaw.[10]

N'Basa (Earth-616)

M'Basa (Earth-616)


N'Basa called the Black Panther informing him his hidden land was starting to freeze over.[11]

N'Dele (Earth-616)

N'Dele (Earth-616)


N'Dele witnessed the Black Panther being attacked by some sort of bird-beast.[12]

W'Tambi (Earth-616)

W'Tambi (Earth-616)


W'Tambi Witnessed Ymir reshape himself after having been shattered into a million fragments by the Avengers.[11]

Former Residents


Wakanda from Black Panther Vol 4 1 0001

Everett Ross' map of Wakanda


Wakanda is one of the many fictional African nations in the Marvel Universe, including Azania, Canaan, Narobia, Halwan and Murkatesh.

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