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I was wondering who he really considers to be his trusted friends in his home country but I come up with a very short list of people I assume he trusts:

1. W'Kabi...I don't think it's ever been spelled out but I always assumed this was T'Challa's closest male friend in Wakanda.

2. Zuri

3. Taku...I tend to think of W'Kabi, Zuri and Taku as his 3 most closest advisers.

4. His step-mother Ramonda

5. Okoye...and I'm hesitant to add her. I believe he trusts her with his life but not so much with his secrets.






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Panthera




I would add Shuri ( his sister) to the list. At one time I'm sure Ororro was on the list as well. Maybe Steve Rogers. Given his personality and his stature; he doesn't have a large 'inner circle'. That's probably the way it should be. How many monarchs do you know that have a large inner circle.


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    I would add Shuri ( his sister) to the list. At one time I'm sure Ororro was on the list as well. Maybe Steve Rogers. Given his personality and his stature; he doesn't have a large 'inner circle'. That's probably the way it should be. How many monarchs do you know that have a large inner circle.


I assume all monarchs have to have some sort of inner circle.

You have to put people you trust in positions you need filled.


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I think an inner circle of six (combining our two lists) of Wakandans, and maybe Steve (for just when he needs to get away) is a sufficient inner circle. He trusts those people you listed to pick other 'reputable' people (think a pyramid where T'Cha is a the point).

Delegation is a beautiful thing.


And then there were those in the Illuminati...but for some reason, I don't think they are part of his 'inner circle'...maybe an 'outer circle'.


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    I would add Shuri ( his sister) to the list. At one time I'm sure Ororro was on the list as well. Maybe Steve Rogers. Given his personality and his stature; he doesn't have a large 'inner circle'. That's probably the way it should be. How many monarchs do you know that have a large inner circle.


I wish I could agree with Steve Rogers being on the list, but after Hickman's story line, I can't. Hickman made it too obvious that Steve just doesn't think like T'Challa. An inner circle usually consists of like-minded individuals.

There was also a time when Reed Richards might have been on the list. Maybe he still is. He and T'Challa were on the same wavelength during as much of Hickman's story line as I managed to read before I lost patience with it. Back in the Silver Age, Reed and T'Challa had great mutual respect for one another and trusted one another implicitly. But back in the Silver Age, Reed was a man's man and a hero's hero. Modern writers have made him some sort of emotional cripple.







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      I would add Shuri ( his sister) to the list. At one time I'm sure Ororro was on the list as well. Maybe Steve Rogers. Given his personality and his stature; he doesn't have a large 'inner circle'. That's probably the way it should be. How many monarchs do you know that have a large inner circle.



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    I wish I could agree with Steve Rogers being on the list, but after Hickman's story line, I can't. Hickman made it too obvious that Steve just doesn't think like T'Challa. An inner circle usually consists of like-minded individuals.


eh...you do need people to tell you when you're wrong.

I would say Steve and Reed are his closest American friends.

I seem to remember a Priest Black Panther issue where Iron Man presumed they were friends and T'Challa rebuked him saying Iron Man has never once sought his friendship.


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    There was also a time when Reed Richards might have been on the list. Maybe he still is. He and T'Challa were on the same wavelength during as much of Hickman's story line as I managed to read before I lost patience with it. Back in the Silver Age, Reed and T'Challa had great mutual respect for one another and trusted one another implicitly. But back in the Silver Age, Reed was a man's man and a hero's hero. Modern writers have made him some sort of emotional cripple.


For Reed's part I would say T'Challa is someone he considers a friend. But I think Steve sees T'Challa that way too.

To me Hickman's storyline gave me the bad feeling that Steve blamed the whole mess on Tony and honestly Reed, T'Challa and even Dr. Strange were being more underhanded than Tony IMO.


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