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- "You are a good man with a good heart. And it's hard for a good man to be king."
- ―T'Chaka to T'Challa
T'Chaka was the leader of the Kingdom of Wakanda, assuming the throne and the role of Black Panther in his youth. During his time as the King, part of T'Chaka's supply of Vibranium was stolen by Ulysses Klaue, leading to T'Chaka discovering that it was in fact his own brother N'Jobu who had aided Klaue, forcing T'Chaka to kill him and leave his son behind. T'Chaka then returned home and supported his kingdom, preparing his son T'Challa to take up the throne. Following a battle involving the Avengers, T'Chaka had supported and then signed the Sokovia Accords. This decision however soon resulted in T'Chaka's death during a terrorist attack orchestrated by Helmut Zemo, leading to T'Challa seeking revenge before taking over the throne of Wakanda, as T'Chaka supported his son through communications within the Astral Dimension.
- "For a man who disapproves of diplomacy, you're getting quite good at it."
- ―T'Chaka to T'Challa
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.
T'Chaka had a brief conversation with N'Jobu, also revealing that Zuri had been sent to spy on N'Jobu. Enraged, N'Jobu lashed out on Zuri, pulling out his gun. Before he could kill Zuri, T'Chaka killed his own brother, stabbing him with his claws. The four then left, leaving a young Killmonger to himself.
Passing the Mantle
One week later, T'Chaka, after seeing Tony Stark out himself as "Iron Man", sent T'Challa to save Wakandan hostages from Zanda and Douglas Scott. He also had Okoye sent with him to evaluate T'Challa's progress.
Reaction to Crossbones
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 there on a new goodwill mission, T'Chaka supported the Sokovia Accords along his nation.
- "We will not however, let misfortune drive us back. We will fight to improve the world we wish to join."
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 he was saddened to learn that Captain America had decided not to sign the Accords. As Romanoff took her seat, T'Chaka spoke with T'Challa, complimenting him on his fine work and thanking him for coming to the signing in person despite not enjoying 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 his 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. Taking note of these instances, T'Chaka vowed that Wakanda would fight for the world it wished to join and would no longer remain hidden.
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 all of the best efforts of his son to save him by attempting to knock him away from the blast, T'Chaka was killed instantly, devastating T'Challa, who crawled through the rubble to cradle his father's corpse. Despite being broken hearted by his loss, T'Challa then took up the title of the new King of Wakanda.
- "A man who has not prepared his children for his own death has failed as a father."
- "Two people in a room can get more done than a hundred."
"Unless you need to move a piano."
- ―T'Challa and T'Chaka
Powers and Abilities
- Heart-Shaped Herb Enhancement: After having consumed the Heart-Shaped Herb, T'Chaka's physical attributes have been greatly enhanced to levels comparable to a super soldier. These powers are long-lasting, at least until the user drinks a serum to negate the powers of the herbs for a trial combat for a fair fight to become King of Wakanda, when he became a regular human.
- Enhanced Strength: T'Chaka's strength is tremendously enhanced beyond the peak of human potential, moving into the early levels of superhuman condition.
- Enhanced Speed: T'Chaka can move at speeds beyond the peak of human potential, moving into the early levels of superhuman condition.
- Enhanced Stamina: T'Chaka's musculature produces fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. T'Chaka's body eliminates the excessive build-up of fatigue-producing chemicals in his muscles, granting him exceptional endurance and lung capacity, greater than of normal humans.
- Enhanced Durability: T'Chaka is much more durable than a normal human being. Even when not wearing his Panther Habit, he can survive immense blunt force trauma.
- Enhanced Agility: T'Chaka's agility is outstanding, far greater than Olympic athletes. He can coordinate his body with perfect balance, equilibrium, flexibility, and dexterity. His movements are akin to an actual panther, being capable of crawl and climb through walls and leap great distances with accuracy.
- Enhanced Reflexes: T'Chaka's reflexes are beyond human potential and superior to those of the finest athlete, able to quickly react to N'Jobu pulling a gun on Zuri and disarm him before it was fired.
- Multilingual: T'Chaka speaks his native Xhosa, as well as fluent English (albeit with a thick Wakandan accent).
- Leadership: As the king of Wakanda, he held political power around his nation, and a vast influence over his people.
- Panther Habit: During his time with the mantle of Black Panther, T'Chaka wore a black and golden-lined combat suit that is composed of a specially-designed Wakandan Vibranium-mesh weave akin to chain mail that is, like Captain America's Shield, light-weight, vibration-absorbent, nigh-indestructible and renders him immune to most physical damage especially from collisions and conventional weapons such as firearms. The suit is accompanied by:
- Vibranium Claws: Two sets of extendable and retractable Vibranium Claws embedded in the fingers of the gloves like nails; serving as both utility and primary weapon of T'Chaka during combat. The claws are exceptionally strong and razor sharp and have the capabilities of scratching other objects made from Vibranium.
- Panther Helmet: The Black Panther helmet which has similar properties with the suit, and is adorned with golden trimmings and slight pointed arches on either side of the top that mimic the ears of the animal. The helmet seems to have some kind of safety lock in the rear area, enabling it to attach firmly to the user's head.
- Wakandan Royal Ring: A ring that is used by the King of Wakanda, that is passed to the next generation after the death of his predecessor.
- Golden Tribe
- In the comics, T'Chaka was successfully killed by Ulysses Klaue.
- According to Shuri, T'Chaka was a fan of the Back to the Future franchise.
- Black Panther (flashback)
- Black Panther Prelude
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (mentioned)
- Captain America: Civil War
- Black Panther (astral projection)
- ↑ WHiH World News: 2.05: WHiH Breaking News: Attack in Lagos
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Captain America: Civil War
- ↑ Spider-Man: Homecoming
- ↑ Spider-Man: Homecoming extended scene
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.20: Emancipation
- ↑ Avengers: Age of Ultron
- ↑ The Art of the Avengers timeline
- ↑ Black Panther Prelude
Prior to 1992 - 2009
|King of Wakanda|
Prior to 1992 - 2016