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Summary: A king patiently awaiting his throne.

T'Chantem Munroe

Gender: Male

Age: 22

Group: Freelance

Hero Name

N/A -Black Panther (eventually)

Parentage

King T'Challa & Ororo Munroe (Storm)

Nationality

Wakandan (birthplace), American, & Kenyan (through birth rights of his mother)

Powers

Similar to his mother, but to a much lesser degree, T'Chantem has developed the ability to psionically manipulate weather and their elements. He is capable of calling on any form of natural precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, & hail), and summon wind, fog, and lighting, which can be made easier and less tasking depending on his environment. (If the clouds are already prepping to rain, it is much easier for him to summon it down. If it is already cold, ice is more easily formed). While the already existing weather patterns can slightly help or hinder him, he is still fully capable of causing weather abnormalities, such as snow in the middle of Summer, at the cost of higher focus and more energy exertion.

Along with his natural mutant abilities, T'Chantem has also developed other useful skills and assets throughout his life. He is multilingual, and well-versed in the languages of Xhosa (isiXhosa), English, Spanish (Spain), & Korean (Seoul dialect), and is able to perfectly mimic regional accents of each. He is also currently studying Mandarin, Arabic, & Russian.

Through his training in Wakanda, T'Chantem is also a formidable warrior, and is both athletic and stealthy to the point of comparison to an Olympic athlete and trained spy. He is able to recognize body patterns, which allows him to spot concealed weapons and people acting under a guise, however he is not capable of doing this to everyone, as people vary in different backgrounds of training and skill levels. (While technically not impossible, he would have difficulty spotting out a spy trained by the Red Room or trained in techniques he is not familiar with).

T'Chantem himself is also well-trained in the art of acting and lying, but only to the extent that is needed for a diplomat, as he is already more than a public figure to his country (and even a few others,) thus making espionage virtually useless (especially as he continues to move into a position to represent his country on a world-scale). As a diplomatic figure, T'Chantem has international travel forms always prepared, along with several forged identities in the event that he may need one (assuming he is able to become, or is already, unrecognizable to the people he is attempting to deceive).

Along with his athletic ability, T'Chantem is also trained by Wakanda's armed forces. While he is most definitely not equal to someone who is an expert in their field, he is knowledgeable on the use of different Wakandan weapons, technologies, and fighting styles/martial arts, and is able to pilot and operate most aircraft.

Physical Appearance

As previously mentioned, T'Chantem is an athletic individual, and his body only further proves such. He is rather tall, though by any means no Goliath, standing at 6'2" and weighing roughly 189 lbs. His muscular and sculpted build can be credited to intense and formulated training and a carefully crafted diet. Like his father, his hair and eyes are charcoal brown, contrasting greatly from his mother's lineage of striking white hair and blue-colored eyes.
While T'Chantem does have well-defined muscle, like a panther he is agile and lithe, capable of still moving with great agility, flexibility, and stealth. His muscle is less stacked or built and more lean, and as they say "Float like a butterfly, strike like the panther."
Clothing-wise, T'Chantem's style varies depending on the occasion, and he holds favor towards wearing dark and stealthy colors, as well as fitting attire that allows him ample movement. When on diplomatic missions, he dresses formally as expected, and when at home or away from the public eye, his dress is more relaxed. Despite the varying levels and types of styles T'Chantem may wear, a majority of his outfits have some sort of vibranium component to them, and he is almost always wearing a Kimoyo Bead bracelet and the Wakandan Royal Ring.

Personality

It wouldn't be a surprise to learn that as a diplomat, T'Chantem is well-spoken, charismatic, and persuasive. While these characteristics and skills aren't something that he utilizes in day-to-day life, they are effortlessly exhibited when he is acting as a representative or leader of his country. Fully capable of obtaining and maintaining a crowd's attention, T'Chantem is also skilled at getting people to believe in his ideals, made only easier by his ability to play multiple roles.

Cool and calm headed, in despite of his athletic skills, warrior upbringing, and combat training, T'Chantem is more of a plan first, act accordingly individual. As a leader of his country, he has learned that formulating a well-thought out plan can bring down even the most daunting of enemies, both in diplomacy and in combat. However, he has also learned that plans can be flexible, and that at times, no plan is the best plan.

Another distinctive characteristic of T'Chantem is his love and devotion to both his tribe and his country. Like his father, he is dedicated to protecting his nation and his people, and even though there has yet to be another Black Panther and king for the past 15 years, T'Chantem is well-aware that most of the responsibility in that aspects falls to him as proper heir and his parent's only child, even if he does currently commonly serve as only one of five tribal representatives.

With a large devotion and loyalty to his country, comes a natural desire for T'Chantem to protect. His loyalty and wish to keep his country safe has, like similar to a few of his ancestors, led him to hold a slightly isolationist mindset. While he is essentially not misanthropic when it comes to Wakanda, he does prefer his country in its entirety to stay away from foreign affairs. In his mind, most of Wakanda's technology is for Wakanda, Vibranium is for Wakanda, and soldiers in battle?- they should only serve and protect based on what is best for Wakanda, and no blood of his nation's people should be spilled if it is not for the overall improvement of Wakanda. Along with devotion to what is best for his country, T'Chantem is also capable of a being a killer for his people, however he does prefer forcing his enemies into submission rather than death.

While it can be hard for many to see past T'Chantem's warrior training, diplomat persona, and solemn exterior, those who are close to him know that he is much more complex than the responsibilities he holds. A firm believer in work hard-play hard, T'Chantem knows how to balance both his duties and his recreational time. When not serving his country, training, or studying, T'Chantem can be found commonly walking the streets of Wakanda and taking part in the many games, festivities, and traditions of his country.

Background

Like much of his family, T'Chantem's birth was a several day celebrated event. Not only was he born as the heir to the Wakandan throne under the Black Panther, King T'Challa, but he was also birthed from who many worshiped as a heavenly Goddess, Ororo Munroe, known more famously as the X-Men's Storm or to the Wakandan people as Queen Ororo Komo Wakandas, the Goddess of Winds and Weather.

Doted on as a child by both his family and his nation's people, T'Chantem grew up with large expectations, and even larger shoes to fill, especially after the sudden disappearance of his parents when he was only seven years old. Following "The Poof" Wakanda's government was temporarily reconstructed, with the five tribal leaders acting more as a body of ruling government rather than a royal advisory council. To handle international representation in place of their royal couple, the six tribes of Wakanda (including the independent Jabari Tribe) selected individuals to speak at international gatherings, and T'Chantem was set to be chosen by the Golden Tribe when he came of age.

Much of T'Chantem's life was already established before the disappearance of his parents. His father had began teaching him of his family and kingdom's history ever since he was old enough to listen, and the best soldiers of Wakanda's military were already instructed to begin his training as a warrior and eventual succession to becoming the next Black Panther. However, despite his parents' best efforts, they weren't around when an eleven year old T'Chantem first developed his weather-manipulating gene.

At first, unlike his mother, T'Chantem was feared for his power by the Wakandan people, as his abilities greatly depended on the emotions of a stressed and depressed child. For days, parts of Wakanda was caught in flooding rain, heavy storms, and damaging winds, and T'Chantem was constantly left fatigued and even more distressed over the excessive and accidental use of his mutant abilities. It was eventually decided by T'Chantem's grandmother that he would require mental training and stability, and she, along with a few of her hand-picked companions, took on the role of teaching T'Chantem to control and maintain his lethal powers by focusing his mind, and working through his damaged and fragile emotions.

As a teen, it was rather easy for T'Chantem to make friends despite his busy schedule of school, studying, training, and extra lessons. There was virtually no one who didn't want to be the friend of the charming and handsome royal, and while T'Chantem did commonly speak to most people he met, he kept only a small circle of close friends outside of his immediate family and mentors.

By the time T'Chantem was eighteen and a legal adult in most parts of the world, not only was a he widely known as a provider for the people of Wakanda, but he was also known as one of their most formidable warriors and brightest talents. He was already adept in several languages from studying abroad, multiple martial art skills from Wakanda's own seasoned warriors, and a man of country pride, prestige, and now diplomacy, as he was selected to represent the Golden Tribe of Wakanda alongside his country's other tribal representatives. His mutant abilities were also fully under his control, and while he mostly taught himself how to utilize and not just control them, he mostly only manipulated the weather to benefit Wakanda's agriculture and needs.

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