T’Challa is the son of T’Chaka, ruler of the African kingdom of Wakanda.
Educated in the U.S., he was forced to return home when his father was
killed by perennial Spider-Man villain,
Klaw. As the new ruler of Wakanda, T’Challa had to undergo a strange
initiation rite which led to his gaining great strength and agility—and
taking on the role of Wakanda’s protector, The Black Panther.