|Base of Operations||None (Formerly Palace of the Black Panther)|
|Relatives||T'Chaka (Father, deceased)|
|Unusual Features||Black markings around eyes due to a Wakandan Monarchy ritual.|
|Origin||Trained by the High Order of the Panther to be the ultimate warrior, before being exiled and having to fight his way through the streets of Manhattan.|
|Place of Birth||Wakanda, Africa|
After his father died, and he was left to rule the throne, T'Challa was framed for a theft of precious Vibranium by his long-time rival, and cousin, M'Baku, and was put on trial. As he couldn't salvage enough evidence to prove his innocence, T'Challa was put in prison, and M'Baku was given the throne, as he was the closest relative. Knowing he was innocent, T'Challa broke free of his prison, and was confronted by the High Priest, who knew he was not the one who committed the crime. To give T'Challa freedom, the priest let him run free, as long as he never returned to Wakanda. Knowing there was no other way besides being imprisoned, he thanked the priest and left.
Escaping to America, T'Challa met Nick Fury in a bar several months after his arrival. The two got along well, and Fury realised that T'Challa was homeless, so he offered him a job at S.H.I.E.L.D as an office worker. After work hours, the former king would sneak into the training room and practise. Seeing the security footage of this, Nick gave him a position on his newly-formed team, the Avengers.