Oakland is a city in the state of California.
In 1992, T'Chaka, King of Wakanda, visited his brother, N'Jobu, in Oakland. Informed by his spy, Zuri, that N'Jobu had given information about Wakanda to Ulysses Klaue, who later stole a large amount of vibranium, T'Chaka ordered his brother to be trailed in Wakanda. N'Jobu tried to kill Zuri, so T'Chaka had to kill his own brother. The Wkandans left the area, leaving behind N'Jobu's son, N'Jadaka.
Oakland Centipede Laboratory
Edison Po was taken to the laboratory, where he was greeted by Raina, who updated him about the status of the Centipede Soldiers, as they had managed to stabilize the Centipede Serum using Chan Ho Yin's platelets, and added the Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant to the soldiers to ensure their loyalty, but they needed the Clairvoyant's help to find the key to "Stage Three" of the project, something that, according to Po, the Clairvoyant had trouble seeing.
Raina was concerned about the interference of Phil Coulson and his team, who had destroyed two of their operations and forced them to move every few days, something that causes even more problems due to the drained status of the Centipede Soldiers after every mission, that forces them to maintain regular injections of the Centipede Serum to the many Centipede Devices they were outfitted now the serum was stable.
Coulson led Melinda May, Grant Ward and Michael Peterson to attack the Centipede laboratory, situated inside an abandoned factory, intending to obtain as much information as possible from the facility and the men inside. However, unbeknownst to them, it was a trap set by the Centipede Project, as four Centipede Soldiers, including Hayward, were hiding inside waiting to strike.
Coulson ordered Leo Fitz to dial Hayward's number to find out if they arrived too late, and the phone started ringing inside one of the cargo bins. Hayward appeared and attacked Coulson and Peterson throwing the cargo bin he was concealed inside, but Peterson managed to stop it before it crushed Coulson. Coulson tried to stop Hayward shooting him with the Night-Night Gun, but he managed to overcome the effects of the weapon and get up,
Another Centipede Soldier ambushed Ward and May, preventing them to assist Coulson, and he managed to knock Ward down when he shielded May from a direct punch. Hayward disarmed Coulson and threw him against another cargo bin, and May was also knocked down by another Centipede Soldier.
Peterson managed to overcome one of the soldiers, but as the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were down, the Centipede Soldiers centered their attacks on Peterson, with Hayward managing to stab him with a metal rod. Ward and May got up, and Peterson, despite his serious injury, managed to subdue Hayward.
The remaining Centipede Soldiers were ordered to escape, and as Coulson was beginning to interrogate Hayward, he plead for his life, assuring he wouldn't told S.H.I.E.L.D. anything. However, Hayward was killed using his Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant as Raina and Po observed the whole situation through it.
Realizing that Wakanda's technology could assist the world, T'Challa, the Black Panther, bought his uncle's old apartment building and the nearby buildings in Oakland, so an outreach center would be established and run by Nakia and Shuri.
Behind the Scenes
- Director Ryan Coogler is originally from Oakland.