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Black Panther: Who are Wakanda's Elite Forces Team?

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In Black Panther, we'll meet T'Challa's Wakandan special forces team, the Dora Milaje. Who are they, and who is their leader, Okoye (played by The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira)? Chastity tells you about their comic origins and their role in the MCU! Subscribe to GameSpot Universe! http://youtube.com/GameSpotUniverse?sub_confirmation=1 Follow Us - http://twitter.com/GSUniverse Follow Chastity - https://twitter.com/chastity_v Like Us - http://facebook.com/GameSpotUniverse http://www.gamespot.com
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GameSpot Universe (1 year ago)
What do you think of Okoye and the Dora Milaje?
Simply Kena (1 year ago)
Okoye is that girl
Grace Smyth (1 year ago)
@Browsing.... Well, for your 'white only country' you had Adolf Hitler... the leader of the Nazi party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Fuhrer of Germany from 1934 to 1945. Meanwhile, you still have the kkk, skinheads, neo nazi groups, institutional & systematic racism in the USA (as well as racial discriminaton against non white folk) & all around the world.... Stop being greedy, there are other people (non white people of color) who exist in this world... besides, white folk continue to control the narrative in so many places, in so many ways. Stop whining & acting insecure (with low self- esteem) over a movie. That's stupid.
Elizabeth Czepiel (1 year ago)
Having seen Black Panther, I loved the Doras and believe they are perfect examples of femininity!
Stj JNR (1 year ago)
GameSpot Universe “Hey auntie”
my Custom Heroes (4 months ago)
Thanx 4 the information
My Inna' Peace (1 year ago)
She looks so much like my kids mom!
Francis Turner (1 year ago)
OKOYE STOLE THE SHOW 😁 DANAI GURIRA IS AMAZING
What happen florence kasumba she was in Civil War
e s (1 year ago)
Kick ass movie!!!
Nakia Grant (1 year ago)
THIS MOVIE HAS MOTIVATED ME TO LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN ABOUT ALL MY PEOPLE.
Nakia Grant (1 year ago)
I'M SO TURNT MY NAME IS IN THE MOVIE NAKIA , NOW WHAT
Hefizba Beula (1 year ago)
so he marry Storm from X men?
Jojo Saylor (1 year ago)
Nakia is turned to malice cool! 🤗
Jojo Saylor (1 year ago)
Okoye forever
Kathy Tripp (1 year ago)
She was kick-ass bad!!!!
Shaundra Lee (1 year ago)
I basically want to be one, but can't so I bought a tshirt instead lol.
Rick Worthy (1 year ago)
I LOVE THE DORA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #BadAssery #Intelligence #Regal #Beautiful XOXO
angelwingsdc (1 year ago)
Watched Black Panther last weekend and LOVED Okoye and the Dora Milaje! Okoye quickly became my favourite character to watch
Inga Karlsson (1 year ago)
Black Panther Revien !... 007 Tomorrow Never Dies. "I am glad the you can sing!""Marlon Brando.
Bigtrek34 (1 year ago)
They do kick some ass!!!
Priszena Bandeira (1 year ago)
I want to see more of Ayo...Ayo is a bad ass (Florence Kasumba)
Barbara VLogs#2 (1 year ago)
Great reviews
Kim Doan (1 year ago)
Black female excellence
Patrice Mitchell (1 year ago)
this movie was awesome love both women's role in the movie.
Phil Graves (1 year ago)
Such a classy actress . Pathetic
Tonya Sims (1 year ago)
Okoye rules !!!!!!!
Old School Junkie (1 year ago)
We need more like them, Respect to the women in this film.
Queen Bey (1 year ago)
Just saw the movie and I must say it was amazing. The amount of fierce/strong women in this film was breathtaking✊🏾 #WAKANDAFOREVER
Derek Horton (1 year ago)
Completely 100% loved it! Although here's another BP movie....Nakia exiting the tribe with intent on revenge or trying to kill Storm after the Royal wedding....just thinking off the top of my head. But at the same time a villainous powerful black female would be sick.
Kheru Djhuti (1 year ago)
You mean ONE of the Hausa LANGUAGES. If you don't call European languages dialects, we should not do it to African languages, and the Hausas are 7 peoples. They don't speak one language. The original writer of Black Panther is non African--as is the name and real civilization of Wakanda, which is NATIVE AMERICAN btw.
Mike Pitts (1 year ago)
Lov them
lazer tag (1 year ago)
you didn't say her name right , you forgot the click
Plenty Moula SIIIKE (1 year ago)
Are we just going to ignore the heavy Iboga references in the movie?
Maniac Bob (1 year ago)
Dora Milage is such a cool name for an all super group of female warriors, i want a spin off hehehe
J Aikens (1 year ago)
Inspired by actual women warriors. https://youtu.be/SPrYtsNpYFk
Thembani the One (1 year ago)
This was the first time I've heard a non-Shona person actually pronounce Danai Gurira correctly. Hats off to you ma'am. 🖒
sasou521 (1 year ago)
Okoye and her crew were oustanding in the movie!!! Okoye was one of my favorite character❤
James Darby (1 year ago)
Black people we need to make a lot of all black movies we are sick of hearing white people talk about us as if they know us and they don't!
Ms. Und3rst00d (1 year ago)
James Darby I believe that they DO know who we are. This is why they behave in a nefarious manner towards blacks. They know we are great. They are jealous! Case in point, every time we stand up and accomplish something, some white person has to always pull black on black crime statistics out of their asses. Never mind that the racist media makes it seem as if blacks are all criminals while white crime statistics are hushed up. You know a white person committed a crime when their picture or name is omitted in the news bulletin.
Lisa Knox (1 year ago)
Bad azz black woman!
Carolyn (1 year ago)
What do you think of Okoye and the Dora Milaje? They are going to kick ass in BLACK PANTHER!
S L (1 year ago)
Where the white women at?
ndizvo06 (1 year ago)
in wonder woman
Maggie D (1 year ago)
I still enjoyed the hell out of Wonder Woman!
musingsofsorts (1 year ago)
Chastity, I LOVE your pronunciation of the character names and actors!
J H (1 year ago)
I've seen the movie yesterday. Nakia and T'Challa are exes but got back together. So I think there's no Storm-T'Challa
Aramide M (1 year ago)
Hausa is canonically a language not a dialect. Interesting video though!
Jason Stewart (1 year ago)
Me too
Jason Stewart (1 year ago)
I want to know if they will bring Ororo into the Black Panther series
Cedric Seaton (1 year ago)
I think there bad ass..straight up.!
Vegan Palatum (1 year ago)
I’m excited!!!
Miguel delRio (1 year ago)
Hopefully we will see the Hatut Zeraze (the war dogs) in the a 2nd Black Panther movie.
Nancy Roper (1 year ago)
Yes
I am milan (1 year ago)
Storm from x men?
Sylvia Lamar Colon (1 year ago)
I am milan , yep that Storm she was Queen for a bit.
Chris Dodges (1 year ago)
In which Marvel Universe is this again?
James Darby (1 year ago)
White people Yu did not invent African culture only Africans are experts on their own culture I hate Yu arogant ass white people especially a God dam white woman.
Monica Jackson (1 year ago)
I’m loving strong women of color coming to the the big screen, HELL YES!!!!
Much Love N Hugz (1 year ago)
Browsing I mean Id still watch that if was made by marvel
21Saywhat21 (1 year ago)
Browsing What you're boasting about was stolen from other cultures though lol. If you'd expand your mind, and actually research beyond fabricated stories told in grade school and textbooks that glorify European culture...you'd be quite surprised how much was NOT actually created by whites, Greeks, Romans, etc but simply stolen from other cultures/people or shared during exploration, trade, or from simply raping & pillaging other cultures. Cases upon cases of minorities being murdered or "disappearing, commited suicide or having inexplicable deaths" for inventions that were about to go public in the modern world (and even in history)...and someone else taking credit for their work/designs and surpriiiiise they happen to be white lol...kind of like how whites preach how they built America but fail to mention it was on the backs of slaves...whites have access to major land and farms NOT tended to by their own hands but took the profit and the harvest, sitting on wealth and profits NOT earned by their own hands. Claiming cultures, creativity and designs NOT conceived with their own minds. There's plenty of black inventors, artists, sculptors/architects etc...but if you were OWNED...then of course the "master" got the credit. Plenty of scholars, doctors, inventors after slavery and before slavery but if a particular race/culture tried to conquer another race/culture & pretty much write them out of history and keep them oppressed not only are their successes going to be written out of history, along with their culture, but more than likely history will be told from a biased point of view. But you don't want to learn anything that may shake up the foundation of your precious "culture." You'd rather perpetuate the fictitious bullshit that solidifies the idea of your "dominance and superiority." What's even more ironic is you have people like the original poster here or other black people minding their business and praising the fact that their culture or African culture in general gets a positive representation and the original poster didn't even put down YOUR "culture" but as a "superior" white you feel so threatened by the unity that you felt compelled to assert your "white dominance." You decide to defend your "culture" to us supposedly lowly, skill-less creatures. Who are trying to convince your worth to? It certainly doesn't seem like us. It's quite hilarious how your kind operates.
rhonda whetstone (1 year ago)
They looked so strong. I went back and watched it again just to see the women warriors.
Jesus is Lord (1 year ago)
The irony is that black Africa never managed to create any technology..."that's what a history book is for"...seems so since all white Western countries are being swamped by poor unskilled blacks from Africa...the future will not allow any all white country...in fact whites now make up a minority for the world's population whereas in 1900, whites made up 37%... now it's 6%... enjoy whites and all their created technology, art, medicines, culture etc while you can, because no other race was able to to what whites achieved in a couple of hundreds of years.
Benjamin Alan (1 year ago)
Browsing, that's what a history book is for
CW043 (1 year ago)
Thank you this was very informative.
Nosa Iyare (1 year ago)
So many Nigerian references.  We might as well have made this movie
Aneida Henry (1 year ago)
Nah lol I watch Nigerian movies and like them but they're pretty basic.. It would not have been this great, sorry. No disrespect.
Jesus is Lord (1 year ago)
Nollywood is so amateur
millienl (1 year ago)
Nosa Iyare lmao
Nancy Roper (1 year ago)
These women was based on real women Warriors in Africa their is more about them on Pinterest 😊
Prigoxin (1 year ago)
Professor of Everything Why do you hate black women? I've seen your other comments and they're comparable to an ignorant white supremacist.
Angela Cooper (1 year ago)
Amazons were black women. Yes there were black female warriors
Jesus is Lord (1 year ago)
BS!!!
Koudous Moutairou (1 year ago)
Nancy Roper you're talking about the Amazon of dahomey
Jimbo Bimbo (1 year ago)
Okoye rocks! From the small tidbits I've seen in the trailers, I love not only how badass she is, but also her sassy attitude (even towards her King). Danai Gurira is simply amazing!
smith lovy (1 year ago)
They only speak in the Hausa "dialect"? Hausa is not a "dialect". It's a language spoken by 60 million people all over west africa.
smith lovy (1 year ago)
I didn't say they did. Watch the video then speak.
ndizvo06 (1 year ago)
in the comics, yes, but in the movie they speak a south african language not hausa
Dee Jay (1 year ago)
Why the heck make all these "Strong, Smart Women..." just bred-up to SERVE as Wives, Body Guards-with-Benefits and even Chauffeurs for the "King" Men? THIS is the Future? .....sounds like sexist old hat STILL thriving, even while trying to "fight" the OTHER evil of RACISM with an almost all-black cast. Hey! Walkin' & Chewin' Gum at the SAME Time *CAN* BE DONE, y'know!
Aneida Henry (1 year ago)
Here go that feminist shit🙄 So annoying
Shay Green (1 year ago)
that was beautifully said @muntu
Chuuma (1 year ago)
It is African culture. Read about the Dahomey Amazons of west Africa.
muntu1221 (1 year ago)
Dee Jay Oh my goodness, you're not going to learn everything about them from a 3 minute video, there's way more to them. For one, Wakanda is a country heavily influenced by ancient traditions going back over ten thousand years. A common problem T'Challa must face is finding out which traditions he should continue and which he should change. The Dora Milaje have actually gone against simply being tools for the crown. Second thing, they're not the only people raised to serve the king! There are men and women living in servitude for the king, and many of them do so because they love and respect T'Challa because of he earned their trust. Third, the Dora Milaje are based on female-based military regimes in Africa. Wakanda still has royal powers, a working theocracy, and closed borders. As advanced as they are, they are still connected to their past. This video even says they're challenging traditions. Lastly, they're royal guards! They're _meant_ to serve their country and king, even if they were men. They're meant to marry the king to have worthy people in power. They're not just whores, they're highly respected leaders, teachers, and all maintain their importance and power when the king dies. In fact, the last two queens weren't even in the Dora Milaje, and they were still greatly respected by their people.
Mububban23 (1 year ago)
OMG it's Michon!!! Going from dreadlocks to bald (and an accent), I totally did not recognise her! Can't wait for this movie!!!
Carolyn Mcentyre (1 year ago)
I saw black panther for the first time.. I was thrilled by the by the women body guards. They were great. i envisioned my self in the movie as one of the elders who walked with a cane..and in my younger years i was also a trained fighter..i see a part in the flim where iam attacked in my 5os ..but this grandmother has a secret surprise in her cane..cant wait to see myself in Black panther 2.
Whitney Asante (1 year ago)
ComicsExplained described them as having the same training as Batman but are willing to kill so I'm down.
Shay Green (1 year ago)
wow! i got to look that up!
Sho Brown (1 year ago)
Dude. Black Panther already had the best most bad ass female support cast of any Marvel movie. Can’t wait for this!
Paul T Sjordal (1 year ago)
The Dora Milaje are very popular with comic book fans. I expect movie audiences will really love them as well.
TSP SECURITY (1 year ago)
Thank you Stan Lee !!!!
Annas wahyu (1 year ago)
wakanda can be real if african using their brain lol
deb wil (1 year ago)
African empires where the FIRST to rise before Greek and Roman empires and unfortunately the First to fall due to oppressive foreign forces. Do your RESEARCH before posting.
Plenty Moula SIIIKE (1 year ago)
BADAZZTHANG Cold. 👍👍👍
S L (1 year ago)
Annas wahyu - What? Wakanda is not real?
BADAZZTHANG (1 year ago)
Are you using your brain here in America?
Nadia Jones (1 year ago)
Annas wahyu Your comment would make more sense if you used proper English lol
alejandro casalegno (1 year ago)
Female bodyguards????.......................Ghadafii have a team............
Kai-Zer Inc. (1 year ago)
In the real world the African king would have children with all of them. 😊
Sophie D’e (1 year ago)
Kai-Zer Inc. I
charmaine jangano (1 year ago)
Kai-Zer Inc. Actually no, they would die alone and would never have children.Probably based on Dahomey women of West Africa hence they spoke in Hausa dialect
Wartime Christian (1 year ago)
That is the coolest origin ever
e s (1 year ago)
Yesss
BlackBullRising (1 year ago)
I was hoping they would add a factoid. That these women are based on the Dahomey Women Warroris of Dahomey (West Africa).
Jenjen 100000 (4 months ago)
You are right, I am yet to see an interview where it is pointed out that the Dora Milaje is based on fact, the French referred to them as the  Dahomey Amazons because they reminded them of the Greek mythological Amazons, however, they were called Mino by the Dahomey which means "our mothers".
BlackBullRising facts and Queen nzinga out of Zimbabwe
Hey Stopthat (1 year ago)
V.A. D-R truth!!! They'll never acknowledge those facts! They love perpetuate the myth that Africa is a barbaric hellhole......but you know what, maybe it's good that way. The reason I say that, is as soon as the White folk realize how beautiful Africa truly is, they'll be back to colonize it and snatch it away and gentrify it. It's already bad enough they come to poach the animals into exitinction.
Hey Stopthat (1 year ago)
I was going to comment the same thing! It's what makes them so much more inspiring! It speaks so much more to me as a Black Woman as I watched the film!! I loved this movie!!
V.A. D-R (1 year ago)
Does anyone ever tell the truth about Africa or African history? Shit, they White-wash all of African history. Egypt is like the world of Pyramids when the Sudan has the most Pyramids. Also Sudan and Ethiopia ruled over Egypt for Centuries---yup---no one knows that either. sigh....
Buxi (1 year ago)
Thank you Chasity great video!
Chastity Vicencio (1 year ago)
Bux Fit Thank you for watching!
Ray Jones (1 year ago)
They're beautiful bad asses that I'm more excited to see than Black Panther himself.
Bayman Hayabusa (1 year ago)
Wow I didn't know any of this. :/
Terrance Pryor (1 year ago)
Hell yeah! Chastity and Black Panther in one video!!!
Chastity Vicencio (1 year ago)
Thanks! More to come!!
Jenn1382 (1 year ago)
🔥🔥
ladydruyear (1 year ago)
Thank you GSU for this video:)
Chastity Vicencio (1 year ago)
Was happy to work on this. Thank you for watching!!
Analisse Casado (1 year ago)
love them ! they look awesome !
Gargoyle242 (1 year ago)
I can't think of a better person for that roll than Danai Gurira. She is so fucking awesome!
Chastity Vicencio (1 year ago)
She's amazing. I can't wait to see more Okoye action scenes!
Francis Turner (1 year ago)
I think the former lover gonna get her ASS KICKED IF SHE F**K WITH MICHONNNE LOL,THIS MOVIE IS EPIC! I'M SO HYPED!!!!
CJ Lorraine (1 year ago)
Yeeeeeeeeees 😄🙆🏾. #geeking 🤓
I think when parents call their kids chastity it sets unrealistic goals for that kid
Renoir Monet (1 year ago)
Good heads up.....I shall name my first daughter Lolita 😂😂
mauricio krebs (1 year ago)
it was a funny joke, chill.
I didn't mean it like that, it was just an observation i remembered. didn't mean to offend
Chastity Vicencio (1 year ago)
There it is, the token comment about my name. My ridiculous name that I have been stuck with my entire life.
Caïn Marchenoir (1 year ago)
WUZ
BourneFreeATL (1 year ago)
Le Colonel 1.8.1.4 IZ
Anínesah Rodriguez (1 year ago)
I can't wait!
Chastity Vicencio (1 year ago)
Me too!! So hyped!
Gary Turbo (1 year ago)
Correction: Badass *black* female warrior
eprahs (1 year ago)
Correction: Badass Female Warrior
The Loot Collector (1 year ago)
Who the hell cares
Sylvia Lamar Colon (1 year ago)
Siboshi ok so you're that guy
Chuuma (1 year ago)
Who the hell cares?? YOU!! For starters, you took time to click on this video and even decided to drop a comment. What a disgusting envious loser..lol
tre wilson (1 year ago)
I do not believe anyone forced you to view this so...you decided to take time out of your day to take joy away from others. What a sad life you must live.
John Cena (1 year ago)
Lmao they roast ya dumbass
Bebe Heart (1 year ago)
Evidently your dumbass did
Black Panther is so gonna be a good movie
chimakalu41 (1 year ago)
GundamBarbatos9 Veterans oh it was
William Cooper (1 year ago)
GundamBarbatos9 Veterans It was way better than I expected 10/10 would see again.
Brent Pham (1 year ago)
GundamBarbatos9 Veterans it was amazing! It meet expectations and hype! Make sure to stay for TWO end credits scenes.
Chastity Vicencio (1 year ago)
Yes!! So excited!
K Lilly MacDierney (1 year ago)
GundamBarbatos9 Veterans I'm so stoked

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