Since the first Black Panther, the mantle has been passed down from singular monarch to singular monarch. The Black Panther was the ruler of Wakanda, protected by their elite guard; The Dora Milaje. Since the tragic fall of King T'Challa at the hands of The Maestro, and the banishing of Wakanda's lands, the new Queen Shuri has done away with such anachronistic practices. The mantle of Black Panther is no longer the privilege of royalty; it is the right of any Wakandan. The Dora Milaje have now become The Black Panthers – elite huntresses empowered by the Heart-Shaped Herb and a wide array of traditional and futuristic suits, all powered by the Vibranium on which Wakanda sits.