Jakarra (Character)

Created by:  Jack Kirby

1st appearance: Black Panther vol.1 #6, 1977

Nationality: Wakandan

Team Affiliations: none

Legal Status: unknown

Height: 5′ ; 6’1 after transformation

Weight: 100 lbs ; 260lbs after transformation
Eyes: Brown ; white after transformation

Hair: Black ; Bald after transformation

Relatives: T’Chaka (Father, deceased), Azzari the Wise (Grand-Father, deceased), unnamed mother deceased,  S’yan (Uncle),   N’Yami  (Step mother, deceased),  Ramonda (stepmother),  Shuri (1/2 sister),  T’Challa (1/2 brother), White Wolf (adopted brother),  Storm (Sister in Law),   T’shan (cousin).

Skills and abilities:Capable leader and military strategist

Powers: After being mutated by Vibranium he gained invulnerability and super strength. He could also project fire and heat from his hands. Once inside the vibranium mound he could also initiate a deadly vibration which could shatter the earth.


Jakarra claims to be the son of an unnamed wife of T’chaka sometime after the death of N’yami but before Ramonda. He was a sickly and diminutive child making him unfit to be king. He was shipped off to foreign military camps for training and finally returned as a man where he would be made general of Wakandas army while T’challa ruled. When his brother was away eh tried to seize powers and exposed himself to raw vibranium which resulted in him mutating into a hideous pink monster. He was defeated by the gathered royals before T’challa returned. When they attempted to cure him his memories where lost and he became a rampaging monster. He tried to initiate a wakandan prophecy which suggested a creature like him could destroy earth by releasing vibrational energy into the vibranium mound. He was confronted by T’challa who had no choice but to kill him and thus save the world.


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