- T'Challa thinks that he has set a trap for me. Tricked me into the open. But in his arrogance he has played into my trap. And as a result I have done what no one else has managed in ten thousand years. I've conquered Wakanda.
- -- Dr. Doom
Appearing in "Doomwar (Part 2)"
- Black Panther (Shuri)
Races and Species:
- T'Challa's Quinjets
Synopsis for "Doomwar (Part 2)"
Nightcrawler is shocked that T'Challa and Shuri executed the entire Desturi Council, to which the Wakandan royals state that this is how war deals with traitors. Now that the serpent's head is decapitated, they have to purge the rest of the Desturi. Shuri promises to handle that, while T'Challa goes to stop Doom from stealing the vibranium. Unfortunately, Nightcrawler can't teleport him to Doom's location because of some Doomtech that prevents him from doing so.
At the moment, Doom, who is monitoring T'Challa, comments that he is about to come to rescue his wife. He then demands that Storm open the final lock or he'll kill Ramonda and then fill Wakanda's streets in an ocean of blood.
Outside Wakanda's borders, the Wakandan army is waiting for orders, doing a standoff with Wolverine, Colossus and the Dora Milaje. Nightcrawler then arrives back to teleport his fellow X-Men. Meanwhile, Aneka, the leader of the Dora Milaje, is in communication with T'Challa, explaining the possibility that the Army will eventually attack. He advises that they strike first to buy time for them to complete their mission. Aneka then gives a rallying speech to her sword-sisters to fight for Wakanda. The Army then notices the Dora Milaje rallying and decide to attack.
Back inside the palace, the heroes fight their way through Desturi loyalists who have refused to stand down. The X-Men are appalled that Shuri killed a man who threw down his arms, to which she retorts that he was in her way. Wolverine warns of the danger of losing herself but she responds that she finally found herself. As soon as they take out the communication jammers, Doombots and Desturi soldiers show up. As they fight their way through, Nightcrawler tries reasoning with Shuri that these are her people. She shoots back that she can't show mercy to those who had betrayed their heritage. Nightcrawler retorts that as their leader, she must prove a good example, not a show of bloodshed. Shuri defends that she is doing her duty as both princess regent and the Black Panther.
At the vibranium vault, Storm warns Doom that her husband will kill him for what he has done. Doom retorts that T'Challa has failed, for their little game of chess had him outmatched, resulting in his victory over Wakanda. He then determines that the last lock is a puzzle. He then finds a message reading, "Only through purity unencumbered by pretense may you pass." Doom then contemplates the meaning of the riddle. Then, T'Challa arrives, prompting Doom to grab Storm by the head. He gives T'Challa five seconds to choose between his wife or the vibranium. As soon as the countdown is up, Doom comments says that he has attained victory and throws Storm at her husband, before leaving. T'Challa opens the vault to find it empty, with one word written on the wall: CHECKMATE.
Doctor Doom's latest power play has the Marvel Universe up in arms. Wakanda has been conquered and Storm faces execution in the next 48 hours -- unless the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the two Black Panthers can rally to the rescue! With Doom only minutes away from stealing enough Vibranium to help him conquer the world, T’Challa faces the most dreadful decision possible: let Doom win…or let Storm die!
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