The Black Panther is descended from a long line of same named warriors who have led Wakanda a technologically advanced African state with a monarchy older than recorded time. T’challa was born to king T’chaka and his wife N’yami after years of trying to have a child of their own.
T’Challa earned the title and attributes of the Black Panther by defeating the various champions of the Wakandan tribes. As as youth, T’Challa had an intimate relationship with Ororo Munroe, who would later become Storm of the X-Men. They would later marry in Wakanda and eventually divorce, but still remain friends and work together.
Master strategist and leader, T’Challa is an accomplished gymnast and acrobat, master of various African martial arts and a world-class fighter. He is an Olympic level athlete in every known field and an expert tracker. T’challa has a genius level intellect and is considered one of the ten smartest men in the world.