T'Challa's younger sister and princess of Wakanda.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: What T'Challa thinks of her.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's never short of a clever remark to tease her brother (and others) with.
- Early Installment Weirdness: She has a British accent in her first appearance, which is completely gone by the time she becomes a major character the following season.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Black Panther's Mission Control and backup ruler when he's away from Wakanda. When he's there, she's busy giving Tony Stark a run for his money in the Gadgeteer Genius department. Following Bask's Heroic Sacrifice, she becomes the new Queen of Wakanda.
- The Smart Guy: Holder of multiple degrees, she invented a good deal of, and maintains the rest of, the entire technological end of the Panther's operation, and takes over running Wakanda while he's away.
- Women Are Wiser: Shows some amount of wisdom in each episode.
Hunter / White Wolf
T'Challa's adopted brother, who became a thief after leaving Wakanda.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: His White Wolf costume comes with two blades that emerge from the wrists.
- Cain and Abel: Played with, at first, he is presented as the antagonistic sibling before he became T'Challa's ally, until "The Good Son", but then he has a HeelFace Turn later in the season.
- Hypocrite: In "The Good Son". After his scheme is exposed, he claims to T'Challa that their father would never have allowed "outsiders" into the palace, conveniently forgetting that he himself was born an "outsider", yet T'Chaka and his wife adopted him into the royal family anyway.
- Redemption Equals Death: Undergoes a HeelFace Turn in "King Breaker", and has been fully on T'Challa's side since, but then he perishes fighting Tiger Shark.
- Truer to the Text: As opposed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which merged the character with Bucky Barnes, this version is more accurate, being T'Challa's adopted brother Hunter.
Bashenga is T'Challa and Shuri's ancestor and the first king.
- Foil: He came off as a wiser version of T'Challa, but unlike T'Challa, he had a negative relationship with his sister.
Bashenga's younger sister.
- Evil Aunt: Or in this case, evil nth-great aunt to T'Challa whom Killmonger conspired with, though she later has a change of heart and sacrifices herself to remove the crown.
- Evil Counterpart: She came off as this to Shuri, if she were to go to the wrong path.
- Greater-Scope Villain: She serves as this for Black Panther's Quest. Even after she's released, it's Killmonger who still ends up being the greater threat of the two.
- Heel Realization: It took thousands of years, but Shuri was able to convince her that her means were too extreme, send that she will only cause ruin for the rest of her people. Bask then decides to stop the superweapon and sacrifices herself to save everybody.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: She can't stop herself from using the crown to the point that it becomes as big a danger to herself as her enemies. Of course, that is kinda how any Artifact of Doom works.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: With some help from an Artifact of Doom, she goes from feeling that the only way to stop the enemies of the newly-founded Wakanda is to show them no more mercy than they show others (and seeming to have a point sometimes) to becoming the setting's first known supervillain. Upon her revival in the present, she's in full Take Over the World mode.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: She is revealed to have been trapped in Bashenga's Core aka the Crown for a thousand years, but is released in the modern day along with Captain America.