After her brother, T’Challa, helped bring Zemo to justice for the murder of their father, King T’Chaka, Wakanda’s Princess Shuri welcomed T’Challa back home alongside their mother, Ramonda. She also quickly and correctly guessed that T’Challa froze while retrieving the Wakandan spy, his beloved Nakia, from her assignment in the field.
Shortly thereafter, the Wakandans held a ceremony to determine the country’s new king. T’Challa was the obvious frontrunner. Not being one for official proceedings or dress, Shuri hoped that the ritual wrapped up in a timely manner, so she could get out of her uncomfortable clothing and adornments and return to her lab. When the leader of the Jabari Tribe, M’Baku challenged T’Challa in combat for the throne of Wakanda, Shuri cheered her brother on and celebrated in his eventual victory, as he cemented his role as the new King.
What Are Those?!
While she has no super human abilities, Shuri is incredibly smart and her scientific talents are practically unparalleled.
Constantly adding to and upgrading the technology that aids her brother on his missions, she develops a new Black Panther suit that can absorb kinetic energy and repurpose it whenever T’Challa chooses, among many other important pieces of equipment she provides him. She is also able to participate in faraway missions from her lab in Wakanda via an advanced remote driving system she has created. When joining a fight in person, Shuri wears vibranium gauntlets capable of firing concentrated energy blasts.
Banned from the Lab
Shuri stands against anyone that would threaten the safety and security of Wakanda. This includes Ulysses Klaue, who once stole vibranium from Wakanda, leaving many dead during his escape. When Klaue resurfaces in Korea, Shuri provides the technology that helps lead to his eventual capture.
When Killmonger takes the Wakandan throne and plans to incite an all-out global war by using the nation’s advanced weapons, Shuri is one of the few that oppose her long-lost cousin from the start—eventually even fighting him when her brother returns to take back his throne.
Interrupted while operating on Vision, Shuri attempts to stave off Thanos’ follower Corvus Glaive, who arrives to take the Mind Stone.
Shuri’s greatest ally is her brother, T’Challa, who she believes can lead their country to greatness after the untimely death of their father. She is also loyal to her mother, Ramonda, and to the people of Wakanda in general. Shuri also gets along well with Okoye, head of the Dora Milaje, and Nakia, T’Challa’s old romantic flame-turned-spy, joining the two in the battle against the usurper Erik “Killmonger” Stevens.
Shuri ends up befriending Everett K. Ross after the CIA operative is brought to Wakanda after he is shot. She operates on him and removes the bullet in his spine, saving his life. Shuri ends up directly enlisting Ross in the fight against Erik Killmonger, entrusting the former pilot with an important part of their plan.