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15 Great Minority Characters in Sci-Fi

By Matt Heckler Jun 3, 2013

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Black Panther: Marvel Comics

The first black superhero in mainstream American comics, Black Panther is also one of the coolest characters in comics, period. He’s the proud leader of an African nation called Wakanda that has an enormous supply of a super valuable metal and uses it as leverage, balanced with their pure strength, to keep everyone else on their toes. Although Wakanda is isolationist as a nation, Black Panther is often seen going out into the world and kicking butt in the name of his great people.

Tags: movies, tv, sci fi, star wars, slideshows, star trek, firefly, serenity, mace windu

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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