Secret Wars Volume 1
Illuminati: Covert / Instinct / Strength / Tech
Before becoming the Panther, T’Challa was simply the son of Wakanda’s king T’Chaka, a previous Black Panther. Unfortunately, his father ran afoul of the Vibranium-obsessed Ulysses Klaw, who ultimately brought about the king’s death. T’Challa would travel the world and study at the best universities, a journey that also united him with Ororo Munroe, the young woman who would become Storm.
Upon returning to his homeland, T’Challa secretly took part in the open challenge to the current Black Panther—his uncle S’Yan—and defeated him. Upon revealing his true identity, the country reacted first with shock and then adulation as he took his rightful place in the community.