6 Amazing Facts about Marvel’s M’Baku that you might not have known
M’Baku is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books which are published by Marvel Comics.
The character first appeared in March 1969 in Avenger #62 and was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema.
Though M’Baku in the recent ‘Black Panther’ movie is a friend/aid to the Black Panther, he was a super-villain in the comics.
Here are five facts about M’Baku that you might not know
His Strength Comes from a Gorilla
Thanks to his time in Wakanda royal military. M’Baku was considered only second to T’Challa, Black Panther when it comes to combat skills.
In Wakanda, White Gorillas were protected animals and it was illegal to kill them.
Though M’Baku had affection for the gorillas, he performed a brutal ritual on a White Gorilla that involved killing one of the animals, bathing in its blood and eating its meat.
The ritual gave M’Baku the strength and stamina of the gorilla but made him an outlaw in Wakanda.
Invited to Black Panther’s Wedding
M’Baku is often an antagonist for Black Panther, but the two can set aside their difference for celebrations.
T’Challa even invited him to his wedding to Ororo Munroe, Storm from X-Men and nearly got into a fight with Spider-Man.
M’Baku’s Own Twitter Emoji
Prior to the debut of the movie, Black Panther, many of the essential characters received Twitter emojis.
All fans could place a hashtag before a character name in their tweets to see it.
Winston Duke who plays the character in the movie announced the addition of the emoji himself.
Winston Duke is set to appear in a DC Movie
After the role of a super-villain in the Marvel Universe, Winston is appearing as Black Manta in the DC movie, Aquaman.
Will Return in Avengers: Infinity War
If you couldn’t get enough of M’Baku after a few scenes that he did get on the movie, you are in for a treat in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
In fact, the movie is so big that it unties many of the heroes from the Marvel Universe who haven’t yet made their debut.
Defeated by Captain America
Though he was an antagonist to Black Panther, he would essentially tangle with Captain America.
In an attempt to lure the Avenger into a trap with the help of Lethal Legion, the Cap confronted him and eventually took him down.