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Shuri is the daughter of King T’Chaka and Queen Ramonda, making her the half-sister of T’Challa, the Black Panther. Possessing a formidable mind and a warrior’s body, Shuri has served her homeland of Wakanda as Queen, Black Panther, and now as the Aja-Adanna.

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Law of the Jungle

In Black Panther (2005) #2

In her first appearance, Shuri escapes the confines of the royal palace in order to challenge the Black Panther for his title in the annual tradition. Unfortunately for her, a masked fighter enters the ring just before her and takes the mantle for himself after a hard-won victory. The challenger reveals himself to be none other than Shuri’s brother, T’Challa!


In Black Panther (2009) #5

Spider-Man villain Morlun assaults the nation of Wakanda with the aim of consuming the essence of the Black Panther! T’Challa struggles against Death itself for his life, aided by his then-queen Storm. With Wakanda’s two mightiest defenders out of commission, the responsibility falls to Shuri to don the sacred garb of the Black Panther!

A Game of Thrones

In New Avengers (2013) #7

As time ran out for their reality as well as all others, Namor sues for peace between Atlantis and Wakanda so the two super nations can concentrate on saving the Earth. Refusing to forgive the horrors of war wrought by the Sub-Mariner, Queen Shuri declines to sign the treaty, cementing her own way of rule.

A Nation Under Our Feet

In Black Panther (2016) #8

While imprisoned in an amber chrysalis, Shuri’s soul drifts into the otherworldly realm known as Djalia. There, she is taught and trained by an ancient Wakandan spirit that has taken the form of her mother! Eventually, Shuri is rescued by the mutant hero Manifold, and is brought back to the world of the living with new knowledge and mystic abilities as the Aja-Adanna!