Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

AyoWho is Ayo?

Ayo is a notable character in the Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She is a member of the Dora Milaje, an elite all-female group of warriors who serve as the personal bodyguards of the Wakandan king, and act as Wakanda’s special forces.

In the comics, Ayo was introduced as a member of the Dora Milaje during the “Black Panther” comic book run written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. She is depicted as a highly skilled and loyal warrior, fiercely dedicated to the protection of the Black Panther and the nation of Wakanda. Ayo is known for her prowess in combat and her unwavering commitment to her duties as a Dora Milaje.

Ayo’s character gained significant attention and popularity when she was portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by actress Florence Kasumba. She made her first appearance in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016) and later appeared in “Black Panther” (2018) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018).

In the MCU, Ayo’s character expands beyond her role in the comics. She is a prominent member of the Dora Milaje, and her interactions with other characters, such as Okoye (played by Danai Gurira), add depth to the portrayal of Wakandan culture and traditions. Ayo’s dedication and loyalty to Wakanda and its king, T’Challa, are evident in her actions and interactions throughout the films.

Ayo’s involvement in the MCU also provides representation and visibility for Black women in powerful and heroic roles, contributing to the diverse and inclusive nature of the Marvel Universe. Her character exemplifies strength, skill, and resilience, making her a beloved figure among fans and a standout member of the Dora Milaje.

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, Ayo’s character is likely to play a significant role in future films and projects, and her presence ensures that the Dora Milaje remain an integral part of the Wakandan narrative and the larger Marvel cinematic landscape.

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Movie Appearances

Black Panther

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Show Appearances

In the News

  • Black Panther Coming to Netflix in September, August 30, 2018
  • Release Date Announced for Avengers: Infinity War DVD and Blu-Ray, July 10, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War Box Office Totals (Updated Weekly), April 28, 2018
  • Marvel’s Black Panther Blu-Ray / DVD Release Date Announced, April 11, 2018
  • Black Panther to be First Movie Shown in a Movie Theater in Saudi Arabia in 35 Years, April 7, 2018
  • Black Panther is Now the Most Tweeted-About Movie Ever, March 22, 2018
  • Marvel’s Magical Run Continues: Infinity War Breaks Pre-Sale Record, March 18, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War Release Date Will Be Earlier Than Scheduled!, March 2, 2018
  • Black Panther Continues to Crush Ticket Pre-Sales, January 31, 2018
  • Black Panther Box Office Results, January 28, 2018
  • Black Panther Breaks Presale Tickets Record, January 10, 2018
  • Marvel Releases New Poster and Trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, November 29, 2017
  • ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Tops $1 Billion!, May 24, 2016
  • Captain America: Civil War Has Strong First Weekend, May 9, 2016