Whereas T’Challa has confronted off towards a seemingly countless number of villains in his time as Black Panther, that chapter of his life is rapidly approaching its finish. As a consequence of T’Challa’s previous crimes, he has been exiled from Wakanda solely, leaving the nation in determined want of a brand new champion. Fortunately, it appears like Shuri will as soon as once more be stepping as much as take over in her brother’s absence, though her subsequent nemesis could be greater than both Black Panther or the remainder of Wakanda can deal with.
“Bear in mind the Identify” (by Murewa Ayodele, Dotun Akanda, Dee Cunniffe, and VC’s Joe Sabino) from the pages of Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Eternally #1 finds Wakanda beneath assault from a fearsome new enemy within the type of the hulking alien referred to as the Anonymous Warrior Priest of the Planet with No Identify. After tearing via Wakanda’s shields along with his bear fists, the Anonymous Warrior makes fast work of the nation’s troopers and particular forces. Even when Shuri intervenes because the Black Panther, the Anonymous Warrior has no drawback taking her out of the struggle. Fortunately, this scene is merely a imaginative and prescient of the long run glimpsed by Wakanda’s seers, although that does not make their imaginative and prescient of the long run any much less unsettling.
As seen throughout the imaginative and prescient of Shuri’s encounter with the behemoth, the Anonymous Warrior Priest of the Planet with No Identify is formidable in each sense of the phrase. Aside from smashing via Wakanda’s protecting obstacles and laying waste to its defenders, this villain is seemingly proof against even the strongest magics that Wakanda’s Masters of the Mystic Arts have to supply. This coupled with the Anonymous Warrior’s unyielding dedication to his god simply makes him essentially the most fearsome foe that any Black Panther has seen thus far.
Regardless of how menacing all of that’s, it is not simply the Anonymous Warrior’s onslaught that makes his impending arrival so terrifying. Considering the state that Wakanda is in upon the villain’s arrival, it may be safely assumed that this future is not all that distant. And, that Shuri is bearing the mantle of the Black Panther signifies that T’Challa will not be taking part in a lot if any function within the proceedings when that day arrives, not less than not earlier than his sister’s fall. Most regarding of all is the truth that even when T’Challa had been to return, his presence doubtless would not change something.
All through each single story in Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Eternally #1, the historical past and way forward for Wakanda play a outstanding function, regularly extra so than the characters inside them. Sadly, the farthest of those futures is something however superb, that includes a desolate Wakanda because it burns to the bottom. Although that is infinitely extra disastrous than what Shuri sees within the imaginative and prescient of her extra instant future, it is not laborious to think about that the Anonymous Warrior’s arrival could possibly be the beginning of that exact same decline, assuming it hasn’t been already.
Between the battles the Black Panther is at the moment dealing with and Wakanda’s comparatively new parliamentary democracy having barely survived the nation’s short-lived civil struggle, there are already loads of main points that might ring to start with of the top for the nation. Hopefully, getting a preview of her personal demise will give Shuri the sting she wants to beat her impending nemesis, or on the very least steer him away from leaving her homeland in ruins.