No. 2: Black Panther (T’Challa) – Marvel Comics
The sovereign ruler of a scientifically advanced nation called Wakanda. T’Challa first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (1966). T’Challa married Ororo Munroe (Storm) in Black Panther #18 (2006). The marriage was annulled due to political pressure following an attack on Wakanda during the 2012 Avengers vs X-Men crossover. Black Panther’s power set includes enhanced senses, strength, speed, stamina and durability. Following an encounter with the Panther God, Bast, T’Challa received the ability to commune with previous Black Panthers. Black Panther has served on various iterations of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and the Ultimates.
T’Challa is one of the smartest individuals in the Marvel Universe; he is a skilled fighter, politician and inventor. Black Panther has appeared in various Fantastic Four and Avengers cartoons. T’Challa briefly starred in a primetime animated series on BET in 2010. Black Panther made his film debut in Captain America: Civil War. T’Challa’s solo film became in box office hit when it debuted in February 2018.
First Appearance: Fantastic Four #52 (1966)
Powers: Enhanced senses, strength, speed, stamina and durability. He can also commune with previous Black Panthers.