Nakia was descended of a gentle fisherman of Q'Noma Valley in the African nation of Wakanda. From an early age, she was groomed, as many girls are, to be one of the "Adored Ones," an order of women known as the Dora Milaje and serving as concomitants or wives-in-training for the king of Wakanda. The order of the Dora Milaje was established to promote harmony between Wakanda's many rival tribal factions. They also perform the role of the king's deadliest bodyguards and most faithful, most trusted servants.
By age 14, Nakia was accepted into the order, and spent the rest of her life growing up in the Royal Palace of Wakanda enjoying a childhood most native tribalists could only dream of. During this time, she became increasingly obsessed with her king, the hero known as the "Black Panther", fantasizing openly about marrying him. At one point, she even threw herself fifty feet into a shallow pool to get her king's attention. The Panther administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to revive her, to the young teen's delight.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nakia is a Wakandan spy and a member of the Dora Milaje, who is often sent on missions around the world together with the former king of Wakanda, T'Challa.
Video Game Appearances
- Nakia was portrayed by Lupita Nyong'o who also portrayed Maz Kanata in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy.