Black Panther is a character from Marvel comics, debuting Fantastic Four #52 in July 1966.
He has widely grown in popularity since his inclusion in Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Avengers cartoons (Ultimate Avengers 2 movie and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes) and recently his Marvel Cinematic Universe's movie appearance in Captain America: Civil War and his upcoming self-titled movie. Black Panther is introduced to the Marvel vs. Capcom series, being featured in Storm's ending and as one of the Marvel character cards for Heroes and Heralds Mode in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, then becoming playable in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
He is the ruler of a fictional African nation, Wakanda. In Infinite, Black Panther becomes the ruler of Valkanda, a fusion between his home country Wakanda, and Val Habar of Capcom's Monster Hunter universe.
Role in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Edit
Black Panther is the ruler of Valkanda and is prominently featured alongside the Monster Hunter verse.
Black Panther is in possession of the Time Stone, the only one that isn't in the hands of a particular villain (Jedah with the Soul Stone, M.O.D.O.K. with the Mind Stone, Grandmaster Meio with the Power Stone and Ultron Sigma with the Reality and Space Stones).
He speaks to Captain America, who tries to make a deal with him in regards to the Time Stone, but he refuses due to him wanting to save his people and is not about to relinquish their only means of protection. Captain America and the Monster Hunter seemingly are about to enter into a fight, however Ultron Sigma's invasion and an infected Dahren Mohran attack them and Black Panther enlists the help of Captain America, Chun-Li, Ryu and Hulk to fight them back.
After Ryu and Hulk defeat the Dah'ren Mohran, Black Panther reluctantly gives Captain America the Time Stone and tells the heroes to leave while he and the Monster Hunter stay behind and protect Valkanda from any future invasions from Ultron Sigma, until "their" defeat in "their" second fused form Ultron Omega, yet the converged world still intact due to the Reality Stone was cracked as a result from a previous fight between Thanos and Ultron Sigma at Avengers Tower, meaning that Panther remained with the Monster Hunter to rebuild Valkanda.
Black Panther is a melee fighter who utilizes quick slashes with his claws to win the fight. T’Challa can also cling to walls as well as jump from one to another in a matter of moments, allowing him to escape pressure, but to also pounce on an opponent from multiple angles.
Character Select Edit
- "Time for battle."
- "I am honored."
- "Prepare yourself."
- "You have chosen well."
- "Try to keep up with me."
- "A king's worthiness must be tested."
- "I shall be watching you, Titan." (Thanos as teammate)
- "To challenge a king is to face the might of his people!"
- "I have trained my entire life to face the unknown."
- "Learn to channel your rage, and you may stand a chance."
- "You too bear the burden of leadership."
- ''Cover my flank and I'll take them out swiftly."
- "Now, the hunt begins." (Monster Hunter as teammate)
- "Let's test your tech against Valkandan science." (VS. Heavy tech users)
- "Though we fought as allies, I will show no mercy." (VS. any Avenger)
- "My duty is to hunt evildoers like prey." (VS. any villain except Thanos)
- "You remind me of my queen, she too is a powerful warrior." (VS. females)
- "At last, Valkanda will finally know the meaning of peace!" (VS. Ultron Sigma)
- "Change your shape all you wish, I'll cut you down in any form!" (VS. Ultron Omega)
- "Titan! I will not let you take this world!" (VS. Thanos)
- "Today we fought as one! For the glory of Valkanda!
Victory Text Edit
- "There is no freedom in defeat!"
- "I am not the king my father was, for my rage is greater!"
- "You squandered the right to surrender. Next time, do not test my patience!"
- "What's worse than facing the villains for the fate of your world? Facing heroes."
- "I am the aegis between Valkanda and all the troubles of the outside world. I shall never falter!"
- "Ah, T'Chaka would be proud!"
- ''Much too slow for a challenge. To kill a beast of prey, you must strike first!''
- "You fought well, but the Dora Milaje do not accept outsiders." (To females)
- "Policing the galaxy is not the same as ruling a kingdom, my friend." (To Guardians of the Galaxy)
- "A brave effort! But unlike yours, my Vibranium armor never shatters." (To Arthur)
- In Infinite, Black Panther is voiced by James Mathis III, who previously voiced the character in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Avengers Assemble, Marvel Heroes, Disney Infinity 3.0 and Lego Marvel's Avengers.