Aptly named Azzuri the Wise, this Black Panther possesses the confidence and wisdom to keep Wakanda’s borders safe from outsiders, and doesn’t take any chances that would harm his people.
Inheriting a Legacy
Hailing from a line of Black Panther-mantle wearers, Azzuri the Wise takes his duty to his people and his nation of Wakanda seriously. He leads with experience and wisdom alongside his wife, Queen Nanali, and their two sons, T’Chaka and S’Yan.
To become Wakanda’s Black Panther, Azzuri ingests the heart-shaped herb which endows him with low-level superhuman abilities. Such powers include enhanced strength, hearing, sight, and senses. He’s a highly effective armed and unarmed combatant, wielding a shield and two scythes.
When Nazis come calling on Wakanda’s borders hoping to pillage the nation’s precious resource, Vibranium, Azzuri stops them in their tracks. He also faces Nazi leaders Johann Shmidt, AKA Red Skull, and Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, AKA Baron Strucker, but leaves them running away back to Germany empty handed.
World War II Allies
When Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, Nick Fury, and his Howling Commandos visit the border of Wakanda to warn them of a nearby Nazi force, Azzuri prevents them from crossing the border, maintaining that outsiders, no matter their intention, are welcome in Wakanda. Despite Azzuri’s reluctance at first to let them in, he eventually agrees to an alliance with them against Nazi forces.
Azzuri cares deeply for his family. During the attempted invasion by the Nazis, Azzuri takes time to address his sons’ sibling rivalry as they fight over a kingdom that hangs in the balance.