|First appearance||Black Panther #1 (November 1998)|
|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.
Fictional character biography
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. 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. 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.
In other media
- Okoye has a non-voiced cameo in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. She is a member of T'Challa's Dora Milaje.
- Okoye appears in Lego Marvel Super Heroes - Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda, voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown.
Danai Gurira portrays Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 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.
- Okoye appears in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. She appears in the "Black Panther" DLC.
- Okoye appears in Avengers Academy voiced by Bindy Cody.
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- Black Panther (Vol. 3) #11. Marvel Comics.
- Black Panther (Vol. 3) #25. Marvel Comics.
- Black Panther (Vol. 3) #62. Marvel Comics.
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