Last Updated on: September 12th, 2023

OkoyeWho is Okoye?

Okoye is a significant character in the Marvel Comics and a prominent figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She is portrayed by actress Danai Gurira in the MCU.

In the comics, Okoye was created by writer Christopher Priest and artist Mark Texeira and first appeared in “Black Panther” Vol. 3 #1 in 1998. She is a skilled warrior and a member of the Dora Milaje, an elite group of female bodyguards who serve as the royal guard of the Black Panther and protect the kingdom of Wakanda.

Okoye’s character in the comics is known for her unwavering loyalty to the throne and her dedication to the protection of Wakanda and its ruler. She is highly trained in various forms of combat and serves as one of the fiercest and most formidable warriors in the Marvel Universe.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Okoye is first introduced in “Black Panther” (2018). She is the general of the Dora Milaje and a close ally and confidante of King T’Challa (Black Panther). Okoye is portrayed as a skilled fighter, diplomat, and leader.

Throughout the MCU films, Okoye plays a central role in the events of “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She is one of the key figures in the defense of Wakanda during the Battle of Wakanda in “Avengers: Infinity War” and demonstrates her leadership and combat prowess in the face of immense threats.

Okoye’s character is known for her unwavering loyalty to her country and her dedication to her duties as a member of the Dora Milaje. Despite challenging circumstances, she remains steadfast in her commitment to protecting Wakanda and its people.

In addition to her role in the films, Okoye appears in other media, including animated TV shows and comic book adaptations.

Okoye’s portrayal in the MCU has been widely praised for her strong and regal presence, as well as Danai Gurira’s commanding performance. Her character represents the strength, pride, and traditions of Wakanda and serves as an important symbol of female empowerment and leadership in the Marvel Universe.

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  • 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