|“||I would make a great queen because I am so stubborn.||„|
|~ Nakia to T'Challa.|
Nakia is the deuteragonist of Black Panther. She was a Wakandan spy, T'Challa's lover and a member of the War Dogs, who was often sent on missions around the world, witnessing the hardships experienced by many people and growing the belief that Wakanda should actively help them. She was pulled out of an assignment to attend the Incoronation of T'Challa and took part in a mission in order to arrest the criminal Ulysses Klaue. Following their failure to apprehend him, Nakia exiled herself when Erik Killmonger took the throne of Wakanda. She reunited with T'Challa in Jabari Land and assisted him into reclaiming the throne from Killmonger. As T'Challa decided to open Wakanda to the rest of the world, Nakia would oversee the humanitarian policy of Wakanda.
She is portrayed by Lupita Nyong'o, who previously voiced Raksha in the 2016 live-action film The Jungle Book.
Once Nakia dated T'Challa, the prince of Wakanda, but they broke up. At some point she became a member of Wakanda's spies, the War Dogs, she began an investigation Nigeria.
Despite being loyal to Wakanda and has the country's best interests in mind always, Nakia disapproved of Wakanda's secretive, isolationist political policies, seeing it as obstacles holding Wakanda back from making the world a better place, instead of effective and efficient measures of keeping Wakanda safe. Despite her duties as a War Dog being mainly espionage and little else, she consistently gets involved in conflicts for the good of others, adamant to use her abilities to help those in need. Her insistence of not sitting by idly while others are suffering, coupled with her open disapproval of Wakanda's isolationism, results in her constantly being outside of the country helping others when she does not need to. Likewise, Nakia is unwavering pillar of support to T'Challa and the Royal Family and pushes T'Challa to change Wakanda's isolationist policies and open it up to refugees and share their technology for the benefit of the rest of the world.
- Nakia was a villain in the comics.