Shuri is the young sister of T’Challa, the Black Panther and the heiress to the throne of Wakanda. She has one of the most brilliant minds in the world.
Shuri trained herself to develop her own physical strength and knowledge. Her knowledge is very vast and has been able to defeat many villains with her knowledge and technology from Wakanda.
From a very young age, Shuri wanted to become a Black Panther. She always wanted to be the first woman to represent a Black Panther.
Shuri even decided to challenge her uncle for the throne but she got stopped in her path when T’Challa took the mantle.
Shuri as Black Panther
Shuri spent her time under the shadow of her brother. But her dream of becoming a Black Panther got fulfilled when Doctor Doom nearly killed her brother, T’Challa during an invasion of Wakanda.
While T'Challa was wounded, Shuri stepped up and became the Black Panther herself. After receiving the title of Black Panther, she became unstoppable. It is fair to say that she became a hero in her own right.
Shuri in Marvel Cinematic Universe
In MCU, Shuri is the leader of the R & D in Wakanda. Basically, she is the innovator behind the creation of modern technology in Wakanda.
Shuri is also the one who created the new suit for Black Panther. After T’Challa got crowned, she assisted him in every way possible.
Despite her young age, Shuri has managed to innovate different modern technology. This clearly shows that she has a high IQ level.
Shuri has manipulated Vibranium in different ways that nobody else could. Growing up around Vibranium has allowed her to teach herself various things about it. So it is quite fair to say that she is the smartest person in Wakanda & is far above everyone else in terms of IQ.
Appearance in MCU
Shuri is one of the protagonists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her contribution has allowed Wakanda to be technologically gifted.
When T'Challa returned from Nigeria, Ramonda and Shuri were present to greet him. Shuri was curious about whether T'Challa froze or not when he met Nakia. When Okoye confirmed it, she burst out laughing.
When T'Challa started mocking Shuri about her clothes, she left and showed an indecent gesture toward T'Challa. But Ramonda quickly scolded her for such gesture.
T'Challa Becomes the King
For the ceremony, Shuri arrived to the Warrior Falls along with her mother, Ramonda on the Golden Tribe boat. During the ceremony, Zuri allowed any warrior to challenge T'Challa.
Shuri jokingly raised her hand. But she stated she only wanted the ceremony to end and change her clothes.
But to everyone's surprise, M'Baku arrived as the challenger for the throne. To support her brother, Shuri stayed in the warrior falls as the spectator of the duel between M'Baku and T'Challa.
Capturing Ulysses Klaue
When Ulysses Klaue attempted to escape, T'Challa reached out to Shuri for some assistance. With the help of Remote Access Kimoyo Beads, Shuri drove a car to chase Klaue.
Shuri was almost successful in chasing Klaue but her car was destroyed. Since her car got destroyed, the holographic projection she used to control the vehicle got destroyed as well. This stopped her from further assisting T'Challa.
Saving Everett Ross
After the mission of Busan ended, T'Challa along with Nakia and Okoye returned to Wakanda. But they were not alone as they brought a heavily injured Everett Ross with them.
Shuri assured that nothing will happen to Ross. And quickly proceeded to surgery. With the help of Vibranium technology, she was able to save Ross.
Erik Killmonger Arrives
Shuri received a picture of Erik Killmonger from Okoye. Since Ross was beside her, he claimed that the guy in the picture is an American operative.
Shuri then instructed T'Challa to come to the lab. When he arrived along with Nakia, Ross told them about Killmonger.
Shuri was among the spectators during the duel between T'Challa and Killmonger. But when T'Challa was defeated and thrown from the waterfall, she escaped along with Nakia, Ramonda, and Ross.
All of them went to the Jabari Land to ask for help from M'Baku. But after some interaction, M'Baku led them to a mountain where T'Challa was kept.
Using the herb, Ramonda and Nakia were able to heal T'Challa. But M'Baku refused to get involved in the ongoing battle.
Battle of Mount Bashenga
After sneaking into her lab, Shuri reclaimed her Vibranium Gauntlet and instructed Ross to stay in the lab. Then she went to the battle along with Nakia.
By defeating the guards that were guarding the Royal Talon Fighter, Shuri gave remote access to Ross for the aircraft. Then using her combat skills, she was able to briefly subdue Killmonger.
Head of the Science and Information Exchange
After T'Challa announced that Wakanda will share the Vibranium with the rest of the world as well, T'Challa took Shuri along with him to Oakland.
T'Challa let Shuri know about the connection with the place and that he is planning to open the first Wakandan International Outreach Centre. And he wanted Shuri to become the head of the Science and Information exchange.
Helping the Winter Soldier
Bucky Barnes was brought to Wakanda by T'Challa. T'Challa assigned Shuri to remove the HYDRA programming from Bucky's mind.
With the help of technology available in Wakanda, Shuri achieved success in her task. After a few months, she started providing updates regarding Barnes to T'Challa.
Removing the Mind Stone
The Avengers arrived in Wakanda to get some help from the Black Panther. Shuri was asked to remove the Mind Stone carefully from Vision's head.
While everyone was busy in the battle with Thanos's army, Shuri focused on removing the Mind Stone. But when Wanda left the lab, Corvus Glaive attacked the lab. Because of this, she was not able to complete her task.
Battle of Earth
When Thanos snapped, Shuri disintegrated as well. But with the help of a blip, she got restored to life. Soon after, she appeared through the portal to help in the ongoing battle against the alternate Thanos.
With the help of her Gauntlet, Shuri made a good impact during the battle. She even had a brief moment where all the female characters assembled.
Remote Access Kimoyo Beads
Who portrays the Role of Shuri in the MCU?
Letitia Wright portrays the character of Shuri in the MCU. Shuri debuted with the movie Black Panther in 2018. Shuri’s sense of humor and ability in the movie was something that received praise and love from the audience as well as the critics.
As per reports, Wright might be the main protagonist in the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Only time will tell what is going to happen but it is fair to say that, Wright will do justice to the character.