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T'Challa and Ororo Break Up


Walking Away From Wakanda!

~Avengers vs. X-Men #9 (2012)

Everyone following the Avengers vs. X-Men event this year is waiting for the stack of casualties and the lead-up to Marvel NOW! With death and change, costume makeovers and phoenix-powered mutants, who would have suspected a marriage breakup between a King and his Queen?

Well, that's what just happened, recently reported in Avengers vs. X-Men #9; T'Challa, the Black Panther, King of Wakanda, has just annulled his marriage to Ororo "Storm" Munroe.

"It's a terrible, sad day," said one of the Wakanda subjects, a young lady who mentioned how she idolized the flowing, white-haired, weather woman who stole the nation's heart. "Our people are bitter and broken for the loss." Elsewhere in the kingdom, though, the sentiments aren't as kind. "She betrayed her country and our King; there can be no forgiveness," spoke an anonymous member of the warrior-guard.

Clearly the nation is divided, but no one is to say how greatly the reverberations will continue. Members closest to the royal family say T'Challa enacted his own annulment ceremony as the current High Panther Priest; some are whispering that this is unheard of, but no one has risen to challenge his authority.

To surmount the tear in their relationship, one final decree has been sent up through Wakandan Law. Apparently void of any emotion, T'Challa is determined to banish his once-jewel from the land.

From a wedding heralded back in the days of Black Panther #18 (2006), the battle between Earth's Mightiest Heroes and The Children of the Atom continues it's path to determined destruction.

Does this story or the sequence of actions provided here trouble you? Or does it all make sense? #PerilousConundrum is an inquisitive column from The Superheroes List that discusses the rare, problematic moments in comic books. What we're asking is "How Could They Do That?" and "What Are The Future Implications?" If you have an opinion, now it's time to make things clear.

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