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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

When it came to the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer, everyone was buzzing about some guy named Spider-Man and his throwback to Steve Ditko, “now with real moving eyes!” look. But don’t sleep on Black Panther, whose impressive showing included such feats as looking like a complete bad-ass, shrugging off rifle blasts and claw-capsizing Winter Soldier’s motorcycle. If the trailer piqued your interest for Black Panther, allow AiPT! to give you a better look at his capabilities:

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“I am The King, I am Wakanda!”

Black Panther, T’Challa was the son of T’Chaka, King of Wakanda. He became the Black Panther after beating the previous Black Panther and taking the heart shaped herb to link him to Bast, the Panther God. The herb also enhanced him to become nearly superhuman.

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After his sister took over the kingdom of Wakanda T’Challa went to meet Bast who made him into her Black Panther and gave him the title of King of the Dead. Now Black Panther has the knowledge of all Black Panthers before him and has become truly superhuman. WOG Statement from Jonathan Hickman to Confirm T’Challa is now superhuman.

Lesson 1: Strong like Panther

Takes down a charging rhino with relative ease:

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Military presses an uprooted tree and then uses it as a battering ram:

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Tears through a wall:

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

Full-nelsons a lion into unconsciousness:

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Breaks a Super-Skrull’s arm and leg after discovering its weaknesses through battle:

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Decapitates Doombots with his strikes:

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These robots too:

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Breaks a giant mechanical wheel while simultaneously snapping his metal chains like a black-clad Houdini:

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Rips through an airplane hatch while under water (that’s pressurized by Hydro Man):

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

Able to ward off a surprise attack from a crocodile (who have the strongest bites ever measured) and prevent it from chewing him apart:

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Lifts a grown man with one hand and flings him against a wall:

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Punches Namor, the Sub-Mariner (who is strong enough to lift several thousand tons and knock out the Savage Hulk) against a wall:

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Holds a man over the edge of a building by his ankle:

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Almost punches off the Red Skull’s jaw:

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Lesson 2: Incredible Intelligence

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Considered the 8th most intelligent person in the entire Marvel Universe (which puts him in the same echelon as Reed Richards, Dr. Doom, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark):

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Surprises Tony Stark with his brutal yet impressive tactical knowledge/skill (he temporarily stops Tony’s heart):

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Replicates tech that can steal the Power Cosmic:

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Carries out a plan to neutralize Iron-Man (with a little help from Wolverine):

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Built gauntlets with magnetic properties, including snatching this assailant’s gun:

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Creates a device that neutralizes Vlad the Impaler’s powers:

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Doing science stuff with Reed Richards:

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

Lesson 3: Speed/Agility

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Gets from street level to the top of a building in 10 seconds, while pulling a grown man by his hair:

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Goes head-to-head with Spider-Man and tackles him through a table:

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Catches Spidey again:

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Throws three punches in the time it would take a normal man to throw one:

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Surprises Wolverine with his speed and then launches him into his teammates:

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Ducks a surprise attack from Wolverine:

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Takes down Wolverine while talking gentlemanly smack:

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Catches Sabretooth, who had a head start:

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Even faster than his namesake, since apparently Captain America has a lot of experience trying to punch black panthers in the wild:

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Speed blitzes a Super Skrull and rips out its eyes:

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Fancy legwork:

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Beats up four men in the time it takes to say “quite severely,” while dodging bullets:

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

More bullet dodging:

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Lesson 4: Advanced Gear/Battle Tactics

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Black Panther’s Vibranium-laced suit renders knives useless:

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It’s pretty effective against bullets too:

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Here the suit defends against Magneto’s ability to manipulate the iron in a human’s blood:

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Can summon the suit at will:

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It can also be charged to produce a shock:

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

Lends Thing his Vibranium ear-plugs:

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Busts out a BFG in front of Thing:

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Bad-ass energy daggers:

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They can bypass defenses and scramble electronics:

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They can cut through force fields:

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

Scramble an opponent’s brain:

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Fanned out and thrown:

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Can mark his targets with them:

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Uses them here to damage Iron Man’s armor:

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Way to motivate your guards, Tony:

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

Can see in infa-red:

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Self-designed teleporter:

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Cloaking device:

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Redirects Storm’s lightning:

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Has studied every fighting style known to man, a seeming prerequisite for most characters who throw down these days:

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Black Panther 101: Powers and Abilities

Summons a force field:

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Appears to gain the upper hand in this fight against Captain America:

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Nerve strikes Luke Cage to the pavement:

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Did we miss any of Black Panther’s important feats? Want to suggest your favorite character for the next AiPT! Comic Book 101? Sound off in the comments.

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