30 Sec Answer: Yes, Black Panther is an Avenger. He joined the team after Captain America: Civil War and has played a major role in Marvel’s cinematic universe since then.
Marvel Comics first introduced its character T’Challa, otherwise known as the Black Panther, in 1966. Over the past 50+ years, he has become one of Marvel’s most beloved characters. In 2016, Chadwick Boseman reprised the role for the big screen debut of Black Panther in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) blockbuster hit “Captain America: Civil War”. Since then, he has been a mainstay of MCU movies such as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” as part of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers. This article seeks to answer the question – Is Black Panther an Avenger?
Origins Of The Black Panther
The African nation of Wakanda had remained hidden from outsiders until it was discovered by explorer Ulysses Klaue during the early 1970s. Little did Klaue know that Wakanda was home to vast stores of vibranium and technologically advanced civilization protected by its king T’Challa, also known as the Black Panther. As part of his duties as King and protector of Wakanda, T’Challa dons a suit made out of Vibranium which grants him superhuman strength and speed along with enhanced senses and genius level intellect. He is considered one of the world’s best martial artists and relies on ancient rituals and technology to protect his people.
The Avengers Initiative
In 2012, Iron Man helped create The Avengers Initiative as a way to bring together some of Earth’s mightiest heroes to defend against alien invasions and other threats too great for any single hero to handle alone. Led by Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk and others have stood side-by-side in defense of their planet over the course of several films leading up to Avengers: Infinity War released in 2018. During this time there were many other characters who came and went but none more important than Black Panther who officially joined the team at the end of Captain America: Civil War when he chose not to sign onto the Sokovia Accords which would limit his sovereignty over Wakanda in order to keep peace within the UN controlled Avengers.
Becoming An Avenger
Despite being given full control over how Wakanda chooses to deal with international affairs, T’Challa decides to join The Avengers anyway due to their noble goals and mission statement. He joins forces with Tony Stark’s initiative to use both science and technology alongside superpowered individuals so they can fight evil wherever it exists around the globe while protecting innocent lives along the way. It’s through this alliance that T’Challa becomes an Avenger, donning his Vibranium suit whenever called upon by Captain America or Iron Man in order to help defeat whatever enemy threatens them or humanity itself.
Joining The Team
Black Panther officially joins The Avengers roster at the end of Captain America: Civil War where he helps Steve Rogers escape from Iron Man’s clutches before going into hiding himself due to his decision not signing onto the Sokovia Accords. He returns during Avengers: Infinity War where he assists in defending Wakanda from Thanos’ armies alongside fellow members like Spiderman, Doctor Strange, Starlord and Gamora among others; eventually becoming a key member during some major battles including one involving Thanos himself at Mount Bashenga near his home country’s border with neighboring Uganda.
Since joining The Avengers roster, Black Panther has played many supporting roles throughout each film he appears in; helping lead teams on missions across multiple countries such as South Africa or even taking charge when things go wrong like when Scarlet Witch destroyed Vision during their attempt at stopping Thanos from acquiring all six infinity stones. His leadership skills are shown numerous times throughout each movie but he also knows when it is better off deferring authority back towards either Steve Rogers or Tony Stark depending on whichever situation calls for it; making him an invaluable asset not only because of his combat abilities but also due to his tactical acumen during battle situations that require quick thinking or strategy implementation if victory is expected.
Major Role In End Game
Black Panther plays a major role during ‘End Game’ where we see him assemble a team consisting mostly out of Wakandan warriors tasked with retrieving Vision’s body from outer space while still maintaining secrecy over their activities from Ultron Prime who had threatened world destruction if Vision was not brought back within 24 hours; this mission ultimately succeeds due largely thanks in part thanks to Black Panther’s efforts on behalf of both Wakanda and The Avengers at large proving once again just how valuable an ally he really is despite having joined relatively late compared to other original members like Thor or Hawkeye etc…
It remains unclear what role Black Panther will play going forward into future installments however considering his newfound status amongst both fellow members as well as audiences alike its safe to assume that we’ll be seeing much more from him in upcoming adventures regardless whether these involve fighting evil aliens or battling mystical forces beyond our comprehension – whatever lies ahead you can bet your bottom dollar that T’challa aka Black Panther will be right there standing shoulder-to-shoulder with his fellow Earth Mightiest Heroes every step of the way!