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T'Chaka was the ruler of the great Kingdom of Wakanda, having assumed in his youth the role of the protector of his tribe, Black Panther. In the aftermath of the Battle of Sokovia and the Attack on the IFID Headquarters, T'Chaka then agreed to sign the Sokovia Accords to maintain control over the Avengers. However during his own speech, T'Chaka was killed in an explosion caused by Helmut Zemo, as a result his son T'Challa took on the mantel of King and the Black Panther and sought out his revenge.
T'Chaka assisted to the Bilderberg Conference as one of its invitees. Unbeknownst to him, Ulysses Klaue had been hired to kill him in case he refused to negotiate about Wakandan resources, including Vibranium. Klaue also had a personal grudge against T'Chaka and his family, as one of his ancestors was responsible for killing Klaue's great-grandfather.
- "When stolen Wakandan Vibranium was used to make a terrible weapon, we in Wakanda were forced to question our legacy. Those men and women killed in Nigeria were part of a goodwill mission from a country too long in the shadows. We will not however, let misfortune drive us back. We will fight to improve the world we wish to join."
During an operation in Lagos, Nigeria, the Avenger Scarlet Witch, while trying to save Captain America as well as several innocent civilians from a suicide bombing by Crossbones, accidentally moved the explosion too close to a building, killing dozens of innocent people. Since many of the civilian casualties within the catastrophe were Wakandan subjects who were based there on a goodwill mission, T'Chaka supported the Sokovia Accords along his nation, and was one of the forerunners in passing the act.
With his son, he attended the signing of the Sokovia Accords in the Vienna International Centre. There he met with the Avenger Natasha Romanoff, noting that he was saddened to learn that Captain America had decided not to sign the Accords. Once Romanoff took her seat, T'Chaka spoke with T'Challa, complimenting him on his fine work and personally thanking him for coming to the signing in person despite not enjoying being involved with politics.
During the meeting, T'Chaka gave his own speech to all of those in attendance where he discussed how Ultron had used Vibranium stolen from Wakanda in attempt to destroy the world during the Battle of Sokovia, before noting how Crossbones had then killed so many innocent lives due to the Avengers inaction. During T'Chaka's speech, a bomb detonated outside the building, causing the whole room to be engulfed in a fireball with T'Chaka in the centre of it.
Despite the best efforts of his son to save him, T'Chaka was killed instantly, devastating T'Challa, who then took up the title of King of Wakanda. Seeking revenge, T'Challa decided to avenge his father's death, ruthlessly hunting down the Winter Soldier, instead of the true killer, Helmut Zemo. Once T'Challa discovered Zemo's involvement in his father's death, T'Challa decided to spare Zemo's life and then turned him over to the authorities for sentencing.
- "Two people in a room can get more than a hundred."
"Unless you need to move a piano."
- ―T'Challa and T'Chaka
To be added
- Multilingual: T'Chaka speaks his native Xhosa, as well as fluent English (albeit with a thick Wakandan accent).
- In the comics, T'Chaka was successfully killed by Ulysses Klaue.
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