Okoye (comics)

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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Black Panther #1 (November 1998)
Created by Christopher Priest
Mark Texeira
In-story information
Species Human
Team affiliations Dora Milaje

Okoye is a fictional character, a member of the Dora Milaje in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Christopher Priest and Mark Texeira, first appeared in Black Panther #1 (November 1998) within the comics. She appears more prominently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe portrayed by Danai Gurira.

Publication history[edit]

Okoye first appeared in Black Panther #1 (November 1998). She last appeared in Black Panther #62 in 2003 until returning in Black Panther #171. (2018)[1]

Fictional character biography[edit]

She joined alongside her friend Nakia to be among T'Challa's wives-in-training. However, when Okoye discovered that T'Challa had no interest in marrying either of them, she immediately came to accept this.[2] She has since stood at T'Challa's side preferring only to speak in Hausa. Okoye accompanied T'Challa when he recruited Queen Divine Justice.[3] She was also with T'Challa when they tested Kasper Cole on whether he was worthy of the Black Panther garb. Okoye herself tested Kasper if he would stay with his pregnant girlfriend or leave her for Okoye.[4]

In other media[edit]



Danai Gurira portrays Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,[6] first appearing as her in Black Panther, which establishes her as the head of the Dora Milaje, and then reprising the role in Avengers: Infinity War.[7]

Video games[edit]


  1. ^ Erao, Matthew (March 28, 2018). "Black Panther's Okoye Jumps from Movie to Marvel Comics". ScreenRant. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  2. ^ Black Panther (Vol. 3) #11. Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ Black Panther (Vol. 3) #25. Marvel Comics.
  4. ^ Black Panther (Vol. 3) #62. Marvel Comics.
  5. ^ https://news.marvel.com/tv/89419/okoye-works-to-help-save-shuri-in-new-lego-marvel-super-heroes-black-panther-trouble-in-wakanda-short/
  6. ^ Strom, Marc (July 23, 2016). "SDCC 2016: Marvel's 'Black Panther' Confirms Additional Cast". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (June 14, 2017). "'The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira Starring In 'Avengers: Infinity War'". Deadline Hollywood. 
  8. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon (13 February 2018). "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Black Panther DLC Revealed". IGN. Retrieved 21 April 2018.