Who is Nakia?
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- "If you weren't so stubborn, you would be a good queen."
"It is because I am so stubborn that I would be a good queen."
- ―T'Challa and Nakia
- Expert Spy: Nakia was able to flawlessly infiltrate a kidnapping.
- Expert Martial Artist: Nakia took down multiple goons of Klaue’s using different techniques and has held her own against Erik Killmonger while he was imbued with the power of the Heart Shaped Herb and the Golden Jaguar Habit. It is also suggested she is the top warrior in the River Tribe as she was standing next to the leader holding her weapons during the ritual combat ceremony and first uttered the tribe's chant as only the warriors did during the ceremony.
- Multilingualism: Nakia is fluent in her native language, Xhosa, as well as English and Korean.
- Ring Blades: Nakia's ring blades are charged with some form of energy and are seen as being able to bounce back to her grip after throwing one at Killmonger. It is unclear whether or not this is because of skill or technology though.
- Kimoyo Beads: Have the standard abilities of Kimoyo Beads.
- In the comics, Nakia became an ally of Erik Killmonger after he rescued her from an enemy of Black Panther, and took the alias of Malice.
Behind the Scenes
- Maria Hippolyte and Niahlah Hope were stunt doubles for Lupita Nyong'o in the role of Nakia.
- Lupita Nyong'o called Nakia a "departure" from her comic counterpart, calling her a "war dog ... an undercover spy for Wakanda. Her job is to go out into the world and report back on what’s going on."