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"The Black Panther lives. And when he fights for the fate of Wakanda, I will be right there beside him."

Shuri is the Princess of Wakanda, sister of T'Challa, daughter of T'Chaka and Ramonda, and the leader of the Wakandan Design Group. An innovator responsible for creating much of Wakanda's modern technology, she is also known for designing the current generation Panther Habits. Shortly after the death of her father, she was assigned by T'Challa to delete Bucky Barnes' HYDRA programming from his mind. After her brother's coronation, Shuri assisted him and the Dora Milaje in tracking down Ulysses Klaue, only to be forced to flee Birnin Zana as Erik Killmonger overthrew the throne, eventually returning to reclaim Wakanda.


T'Challa's Rule

Incoronation of T'Challa

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The Busan Mission

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"Yes! Wait- which side of the road is it?"
"For Bast's sake, just drive!"
―Shuri and T'Challa[src]

Shortly before T'Challa deployed to South Korea, Shuri brought him to her lab to showcase new equipment she'd developed for him, including sound-nullififying boots and new a version of his Panther Habit, consisting of nanotechnology and better reliability than his previous one. She also told him to bring the Remote Control Kimoyo Beads so that she can assist in the capture of Ulysses Klaue.

Healing Everett Ross

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Erik Killmonger's Campaign

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Battle of Mount Bashenga

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Sharing Resources

Construction in Oakland

"When you said you'd bring me to California when I was a kid, I thought you meant Coachella, or Disneyland."
―Shuri to T'Challa[src]

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Helping the Winter Soldier

When her brother T'Challa brought both Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes to Wakanda, he entrusted Barnes to Shuri so she could remove the Winter Soldier programming from Barnes' mind. At the lab, Shuri explained to T'Challa and Rogers that she is using the most sophisticated bio-scanners in Wakanda to create a digital representation of Barnes' mind, in which the process would be tested to avoid damaging it while attempting to remove his brainwashing.[1]

Months later, Shuri brought T'Challa to give his brother an update on Barnes. Shuri explained to T'Challa that, since Barnes programming is mostly connected to trigger words, she would use an algorithm that would 'reset' Barnes so HYDRA's programming could be destroyed without removing his memories. Shuri then revealed that her algorithm could be used to improve the Wakandan's technology though artificial intelligence in a more effective way than Ultron.[1]


"How many times do I have to teach you? Just because something works doesn't mean it cannot be improved."
Shuri is a technological genius at heart, making good use of the abundance of the rare metal Vibranium to help advance her home country. She is always willing to continue innovations for whatever she invents, believing there's no end to a device's improvement. The Wakandan princess gets very excited to have her latest creation used by herself, her brother, etc. to see how effective it is.

Like many younger siblings, Shuri has a very childlike demeanor, always teasing T'Challa and never having much regards to formality. But she does love her family a lot and does become very concerned for her brother's safety. Not to mention that she has faith in her brother in becoming a great king and the next Black Panther, always willing to stand by his side.

Shuri is a big fan of American culture, with a lot of her inventions hinted to be directly inspired by movies that she would watch with her father. She often dresses in American style clothing as well, such as brand t-shirts, jeans, and shorts in high contrast to the traditional or high-class clothes of other Wakandans. She also appears to be very interested in social media, recording instances of her pranks on T'Challa and quoting internet memes at him.

She is also very sarcastic to the point of being disrespectful. When Everett Ross asked Shuri what to do with the Wakandian planes he found, she responded condescendingly, telling him "Shoot them down, genius!"


"What do you know?"
"More than you!"
Black Panther and Shuri[src]


  • Kimoyo Beads: Shuri was able to receive a call with these and control the Vibranium mines using them.


  • Remote Control Disks: Shuri uses this equipment to drive and pilot various vehicles from her lab in Wakanda. These disks also possess an array of advanced technological capabilities.


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  • Vibranium Gauntlets: These gauntlets shoot blasts of energy powerful enough to subdue Killmonger in the Golden Jaguar Habit. They are also able to send grown men flying several feet.
  • Sonic Spear: After Killmonger uses his claws to disarm Shuri, she eventually goes into battle and gains one of these weapons, which Killmonger states are powerful enough to stop a tank.

Shuri Designs






  • In the comics, Shuri assumed the mantle of Black Panther from her half-brother T'Challa after he was temporarily left in a comatose state.
  • Director Ryan Coogler stated that Shuri's science skills are on par with those of world-renowned geniuses' like Tony Stark.[2]

Behind the Scenes

  • Crystal Michelle was a stunt double for Letitia Wright in the role of Shuri.
  • Letitia Wright describes Shuri as "an innovative spirit and an innovative mind" who "wants to take Wakanda to a new place... [and] has a great fashion sense".[3] Wright also felt Shuri was "vibrant" and "refreshing", and was a good role model for young black girls.[3]


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