Disney+ has introduced a new Marvel series that will explain several aspects of Wakanda. Ever since its introduction in Iron Man 2, many details about the country have been kept secret. Moreover, we know hardly anything about the Royal Guard of the Throne, The Dora Milaje. Whether it’s about their origin or their claim to the throne, nothing has been revealed by the MCU yet. Fans have several questions about the Dora Milaje that need to be answered by the upcoming Wakanda-based show.
10. HOW DO THE DORA MILAJE RECRUIT WARRIORS?
The Dora Milaje are one of the strongest warriors in all of MCU and we know next to nothing about them. We know that they use an all-inclusive method of training but their selection process is still unknown. Fans expect the series to explain the conditions one has to fulfill to get into the Dora Milaje. The royal guard’s training style is another thing that the show needs to reveal. We all saw Okoye take upon a powerful alien Corvus Glaive all by herself and MCU enthusiasts would like to see their styles in detail.
9. HOW WERE THE DORA MILAJE FORMED?
The 2018’s Black Panther briefed the audience about the ancient history of the country of Wakanda. They explained how 2.5 million years ago a meteorite of Vibranium crashed onto the continent of Africa and affected all the life forms in its vicinity. As a result of which the heart-shaped herb developed which gave Wakanda its first Black Panther.
All the vast traditions and cultures of Wakanda were shown to be thousands of years old. Though nothing was hinted towards the origin of the Dora Milaje, it was clear that the Dora Milaje had been around way before the birth of its current members. The upcoming project needs to explain how the Dora Milaje came to be and how did they end up serving as the royal guard of the throne of Wakanda.
8. WHAT WAS THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN BUCKY’S REHAB?
Avengers: Infinity War revealed Bucky working on a farm in Wakanda. It was a bit of a surprise considering that it was him who assassinated their former King. The recent disney+ series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier showed some insights into the rehabilitation of Bucky Barnes. It revealed that it was Ayo who helped him overcome his trauma as the Winter Soldier. She assisted him through his mental problems and finally made him insusceptible to the code words Hydra used to turn him into an assassin.
Although Ayo’s involvement was depicted, fans are still conflicted about the participation of the rest of the Dora Milaje. Dora Milaje has been shown as a single unit where every member is willing to die for another. So was it possible that helping The White Wolf (Name given to Bucky) was a group project? Or was she helping him independently? MCU fanatics look forward to the answer to this question.
7. WHAT ARE THE T&C FOR ROMANCE AMONG THE DORA MILAJE?
Over the year, many fans have speculated regarding the romantic lives of the Dora Milaje. In the comics, Aneka and Ayo had been a popular couple with a huge fan base. But MCU has not revealed much about the personal lives of the Dora Milaje. On the other hand, Okoye was shown married to W’Kabi of the Border Tribe. Nothing further has been mentioned in the MCU regarding relationships among the Dora Milaje. Though the Dora Milaje seems to be a sisterhood tribe, their relationship situations need to be simplified by the MCU creators.
6. WHY ARE THE DORA MILAJE SO LOYAL?
Fans have always wondered about the extent the Dora Milaje’s loyalty goes. In times of crisis, Dora Milaje has always proven to be strictly loyal to the throne. When Killmonger led a coup, Okoye couldn’t fight against him until she was sure that T’Challa was alive. She even went against her love to serve her King. But how come they are so loyal? This question needs to be answered by the upcoming installment of Black Panther.
5. HOW DID THE DORA MILAJE WORK DURING THE BLIP?
After the snap, both the King and the Princess of the Kingdom of Wakanda turned to dust. With no ruler on the throne, how did Wakanda thrive? A scene of Avengers: Endgame shows Okoye giving updates on Wakanda to Natasha Romanoff. This means that Dora Milaje looked over the administration of the Kingdom during the blip. Although we still don’t know how many members of the Dora Milaje survived the blip as we saw a number of them getting disintegrated. With the series coming in the July of 2022, we hope to see some more of the world’s situation during the Blip.
4. DO THE DORA MILAJE ACTUALLY HAVE UNLIMITED JURISDICTION?
One of the things that really got fans thinking was the scene in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was a dialogue that Ayo says to John Walker. When Walker tells the Dora Milaje to go away as they are out of their jurisdiction, they reply, “The Dora Milaje have jurisdiction wherever the Dora Milaje find themselves to be.” The confidence that Dora Milaje shows here is the reason why they are the royal guard of the throne.
But is this really true? How can a national army have jurisdiction on international soil? The thing that makes this question complicated is the fact that King T’Challa received complete immunity after the road chase in Captain America: Civil War. This adds another question to be asked about Dora Milaje in the upcoming series.
3. CAN THE DORA MILAJE CHALLENGE THE KING?
There is no doubt that the Dora Milaje can get the better of a superhuman, especially after The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. And after giving the throne of New Asgard over to Valkyrie, we know that the MCU is not ashamed of putting women in high power positions. So does it mean that the MCU will sometimes let Dora Milaje take over the throne of Wakanda? According to the traditions of Wakanda, anyone from the royal tribes can challenge the King to a fight. So do Dora Milaje are considered a royal tribe? Okoye may have handled the responsibility of the throne during the blip, but she wasn’t the Queen. Such doubts need to be answered in the Disney+ show.
2. CAN THE MEMBERS LEAVE THE DORA MILAJE BY THEIR WISH?
The Black Panther series must reveal another thing about the Dora Milaje. Although their sense of loyalty is unquestionable, do they possess free will? Or if one of the Dora Milaje wants to choose her personal life over her sisterhood, does she have the choice to do so? Since all the members are recruited by their own choice, it makes sense if they have the choice to quit at any time they want if they want to pursue something else. But it is just a theory among the MCU fans.
1. WHAT ARE THE ORIGINS OF THE MAIN MEMBERS OF THE DORA MILAJE?
Apart from being the most ferocious warriors of Wakanda, nothing much is known about them or their journeys as one of the Dora Milaje. A little had been shown of Okoye’s romance but the lives of her fellow Dora Milaje warriors are yet to be discovered. But now, that the MCU executives have announced that the series will focus on the characters that were in a supporting role, fans will finally get to know the lives of Wakandians in detail.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases on July 8, 2022. And it will directly lead us into the Wakanda series that Ryan Coogler is creating. Do you have any more questions in mind? Do let us know in the comments.