Erik Killmonger, originally known as N'Jadaka, was a Wakandan native who was exiled after his father was forced to work for Ulysses Klaw. Erik was forced to find a new home in Harlem, New York where he faced discrimination and prejudice for his race, driving him to becoming intent on overthrowing King T'Challa to use to forces of Wakanda to make the world a better place.
Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
Erik Stevens is N'Jadaka, Black Panther's cousin whose father (and Black Panther's uncle), N'Jobu, was killed by King T'Chaka. Killmonger plots to usurp the throne of Wakanda in order to use the advanced Wakandian technology to wage war on several countries.
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Video Game Variants
Video Game Appearances
- Killmonger's film variant recycles Shocker's Spider-Man: Homecoming head.
- In Black Panther he is played by Michael B. Jordan who also played Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2015) and voiced Cyborg in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.