8. Black Panther This nice thing about Black Panther is that his character's story is designed to be handed down over generations. The name of Black Panther is a ceremonial title that is given to the chief of the Panther tribe in the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Wakandan native T'Challa first earned the mantle of the Black Panther after his father died and T'Challa defeated the champions of the various national tribes. Being the Black Panther not only endowed T'Challa with the monarchy of his country, but also control of his country's vibranium supply and enhanced physical abilities (courtesy of a Panther god). As mighty as T'Challa's reign has been, he's been running the show since 1966. In that time, he's been an avenger, married to Storm, part of the Civil War, and has even helped Daredevil to defend Hell's Kitchen. It's not crazy to imagine that somebody would be ready to step up and challenge T'Challa for the title. Wakanda is a very progressive nation, and the mantle of the Panther isn't limited to just men. T'Challa's sister Shuri has been the Panther while he was indisposed. Ideally, a new member of the tribe would be put in a situation to pass the trials of the Panther. If this new Panther took on a less ethnocentric approach to foreign policy than his predecessor, he could become a bigger player in the grand scheme and likely spark new interest in the title.