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The White Gorilla Cult were a rival group to the dominant Panther Cult of Wakanda. Instead of worshipping the Panther God, Bast, the White Gorilla Cult worship the Ape God, Ghekre. Though the cult was outlawed by the rest of Wakandan society, the religion was still practiced by the Jabari Tribe.[2]

World War II

During World War II, the White Gorilla burned with an intense hatred towards the Black Panther and his people. Presumably gaining his powers from a similar magical ritual as the one that empowered M'Baku years later, the White Gorilla matched the Panther's physical prowess, but his village was no match for the advanced African country. The Gorilla held such a resentment towards Black Panther for not sharing their wealth and resources that he agreed to an alliance with the Nazis when the Red Skull and his forces planned to invade the country in order to take over its supply of Vibranium. He was part of a force of Nazi superhumans that invaded the Wakandan capital, attacking the Royal Palace of Wakanda before being defeated by Captain America.[3]

Modern Era

The cult's greatest warrior, M'Baku, set to claim the throne of Wakanda while T'Challa was away from Wakanda for several months. In disregard for the Wakandan decrees, the White Gorilla Cult was restored. M'Baku performed a ritual to gain enhanced strength by killing a rare white ape, bathing in its blood, and eating its meat.[2]


Apparently, the Jabari Tribe worship two gorilla gods, Ghekre[4][5] and Ngi[6][7]

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