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Dora Milaje

Historically, the Dora Milaje served as bodyguards and “wives-in-training” for the Black Panther. In the modern era, the “Adored Ones” are the most formidable female fighting force in the world, willing to sacrifice everything to protect Wakanda and its people.

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Wakanda’s Elite

Here Come the Brides

in Black Panther (1998) #1

T’Challa revives the Dora Milaje after his engagement to American Monica Lynne dissolves, and tribes from all across Wakanda send girls to join the order’s esteemed ranks. However, Black Panther sees this new iteration of the Dora Milaje as surrogate children instead of potential wives. Nakia and Okoye were the first two members of the new group.

Justice for All

in Black Panther (1998) #34

Black Panther brings Chicago activist Queen Divine Justice back to Wakanda after revealing to her that she’s an exiled princess! Since some see her royal heritage as a threat, Justice is offered a position in the Dora Milaje and begins her training immediately. But she and T’Challa soon come into conflict with the most infamous member of Queen Divine Justice’s original tribe: the Man-Ape!

Dark Reign

in Black Panther (2008) #9

As tensions between Wakanda and Latveria flare, Black Panther Shuri kicks off a brutal new training regimen for the Dora Milaje. Now, the warriors must be prepared to combat Doombots and magical assaults, the two main offensive strengths of Latveria’s regent, Doctor Doom!

Doomwar

in Doomwar (2010) #1

Doctor Doom and Wakandan isolationists take over Wakanda’s government, ousting Black Panther and his sister Shuri (along with the Dora Milaje) from their homeland! Seeking international allies to help retake the throne, the royal order travels to the X-Men’s island nation of Utopia!

Infinity

in New Avengers (2013) #12

Following the assault on Earth by Thanos and his Black Order, Shuri confronts her brother and demands to know what he was doing while Wakanda was under siege. Unable to reveal his clandestine activities with the Illuminati, the Dora Milaje forsake their allegiance to T’Challa, choosing instead to follow Shuri’s orders!

A Nation Under Our Feet

in Black Panther (2016) #3

A group of Wakandan rebels, led by former Dora Milaje warriors Aneka and Ayo, declare themselves the true Dora Milaje and set out on a path to establish democracy in Wakanda. In one of their earliest feats, the women rescue a village from a vicious attack by the White Gorilla Army, executing their leader.

Dawn of the Midnight Angels

in Black Panther: World of Wakanda (2016) #1

Flashback to a time when Aneka and Ayo were new to the Dora Milaje! Young and in love, they train fiercely while concealing their true feelings about each other and Wakanda. See how these two women joined the ranks of the most important people in their nation’s history!