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It's not THAT easy. But the process is their tradition. Remember, the ruler of Wakanda is also given the powers of the Black Panther and is expected to protect the country from outsiders etc - so combat skills are definitely a requirement. However, when a King dies, the King's first born takes over - much like in any monarchy. The big difference here to ...


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As the tie-in comic Avengers Infinity War Prelude shows, Captain America and his team of Avengers are not hiding in Wakanda. They are off trying to recover the remaining Chitauri weapons and technology and keep them out of the hands of terrorists (and former disaster clean up crews). Bucky, however, was in Wakanda. In an interview with Collider, director ...


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From State.com (emphasis mine): Beth McGuire: Visually, that’s where we were. Linguistically, what we did is we honored the genealogy of the precursor to Black Panther—Captain America: Civil War. T’Challa’s father, T’Chaka, played by John Kani, is in the previous film. John Kani is from South Africa and he’s Xhosa, and he’s playing the king of Wakanda. So,...


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He had them burn what was currently growing in the ground. Anyone familiar with agriculture would know that doesn't preclude them having seeds and/or cuttings socked away for new plantings. It is also fairly basic agriculture to have off-site storage of important seeds in case of emergency. They are called seed banks. I'd find it pretty hard to believe that ...


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At the time of Civil War, T'Chaka was no longer the Black Panther, T'Challa was. According to the official prequel comic, Black Panther: Prelude, the mantle of the Black Panther was passed on to T' Challa many years earlier, around the time that the events of Iron Man were occurring. So, when the explosion happened, T'Chaka was just a normal person, as ...


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Are they even human? Is the mouth naturally like this or has it been surgically altered to indicate the person's social position as a tribe leader? These body modifications are actual things in African (and other) culture called Lip Plates. The lip plate, also known as a lip plug or lip disc, is a form of body modification. Increasingly large discs (...


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I think the answer is a much simpler one implied by the film: it's a tradition that has become a formality. At T'Challa's coronation, the three other tribes all presented a champion, but then declined to actually make a challenge. Everyone seemed surprised that the Jabari showed up at all—presumably the Jabari tribe had stopped attending the coronations ...


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This is one of the Adinkra Symbols denoting different concepts or aphorisms. It is called WAWA ABA, seed of the wawa tree. It is a symbol of hardiness, toughness and perseverance. From above linked page, The seed of the wawa tree is extremely hard. In Akan culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It inspires the individual to ...


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Marvel published a prequel comic book to Black Panther, called Black Panther Prelude, that details the story of T'Challa becoming the Black Panther. This actually occurred very early in the MCU timeline, roughly at the same time that Tony Stark was outing himself as Iron Man. His father chose to step down and pass on the mantle of Black Panther when it ...


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No... There are no essential plot points in Black Panther that you absolutely need to follow the plot of Infinity War. ..and Yes That said, there are characters, relationships and technology etc. that are fairly prominent in the latter parts of IW (when Thanos arrives in Wakanda) that you will not be aware of. Whether this lack of familiarity with Black ...


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The herb makes you stronger, not invincible. From the Wiki: The Panther is entitled to eat a special heart-shaped herb which, in addition to his mystical, shamanistic connection with the Wakandan Panther God Bast, grants him superhumanly acute senses, enhanced strength, speed, agility, stamina, durability, healing, and reflexes. The herb makes him ...


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The writers could certainly rationalize the presence or absence of Captain America and the other fugitives during the Wakandan civil war, but from a storytelling point of view Captain America's involvement would undermine the themes of Black Panther. Wakanda is presented as a African nation that tapped the mysterious powers of vibranium to advance its ...


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There are multiple reasons, all of them connected with each other. First, both suits represent the Black Panther. T'Challa's sister made both for him to wear, one flashy (to show off as a king), the other more subdued one. In fact, on his first mission, T'Challa wanted to wear the golden one since he was interested in it but since he was persuaded to wear a ...


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Is there any way for Wakandan people to regrow the Heart-Shaped Herb? First, should we assume garden of the Heart-Shaped Herb is the only place to grow it? I bet we shouldn't, first we should know how it came into existence: “People who read the comics would be familiar with the Heart-Shaped Herb and the ceremonies that surround that,” Marvel Studios ...


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Yes, but not many. It's possible that Bruce, Tony Stark, and possibly Howard Stark already know about the Wakandan vibranium. Besides them, there are more people who tried to intrude and steal vibranium from Wakanda. One of them is Ulysses Klaue, a guy Ultron gets Vibranium from. Here are some references. Captain America: The First Avenger Howard Stark:...


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The Black Panther film is mainly about T'Challa deciding what kind of King he is going to be. 'It's hard for a good man to be a king.' In a way T'Challa agrees with Erik but he doesn't think he is going about it the right way. Throughout the movie we can visibly see T'Challa disagrees with the ways of the past Kings because he argues with his father in ...


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The world knows about Vibranium, and that Wakanda had some of it. When Klaue stole vibranium in the past, they reported to the UN that it was all the vibranium they had in the country. This was likely to prevent others from attempting to steal more. Everett K. Ross: My intel reports that the chunk of vibranium you took was all that Wakanda had. ...


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From cinemablend: YouTube user Aznmarty256 (via Reddit) took the time to pause when Killmonger is sifting through N'Jobu's journal and transcribe exactly what he wrote to his son. Take a look: Ungubani? Who are you? I asked this question of myself many times. Often times, I do not know. But I do know I am no longer the man my country knew. ...


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The MCU films all follow their own continuity, unrelated to the comics (but often inspired by them). MCU films should always be treated as existing within a shared universe, and as such the narrative of one movie/show will have a direct causal impact on the others. If it is a Marvel Studios production: they all exist in the same place. Any other Marvel ...


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According to Comicbook.com, During this time, the only superhumans we know to be active are Black Panther (Wakandan monarch T'Chaka, played by Atandwa Kani), and possibly Captain Marvel (a yet-to-be-introduced Brie Larson). Her debut film, out in 2019, is set sometime during the 1990s — decades after Captain America (Chris Evans), Ant-Man (...


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You've misunderstood what's happening. The potion T'Challa drinks strips him of the Black Panther powers and reverts him to normal human levels. This is to allow the combat to be fair. If T'Challa had the Black Panther powers odds are good that he'd have won the fight. As it was, Killmonger won due to what appeared to be purely superior skill and ...


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Why does he does he do this? There are a number of African cultures spread across the continent that have traditionally used scarification and cicatrisation as a form of body art and Black Panther’s costume designer Ruth E. Carter has championed bringing as much real world African influence into the movie as possible. In the film he scars himself as you ...


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According to SyfyWire There are 8 tribes. The Panther Tribe: The Royal Family King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), his stepsister Princess Shuri (Letitia Wright) and her mother, the King’s stepmother Queen Mother Ramonda (Angela Bassett) currently rule Wakanda. The royal family is protected by the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's Royal Guard headed by General Okoye (...


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From a philosophical point of view, the world is perfectly balanced between good and evil. It is all about collateral damage. In everyday life, for normal human disagreements, the collateral damage will be less but for a super-powered human disagreements, the collateral damage will be much much more. The best analogy from real life I could think of is to ...


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The fancy Vibranium nano-suit was brand new. T'Challa appears surprised and impressed at its kinetic storage and blast abilities. It is reasonable to assume that the warriors were not aware of these abilities, and expected massive sharp trauma to actually do something like it usually would. The frenzy of battle accounts for them not realising that ...


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As far as I feel, the literal sense is made for the ancestral plane, as his father wasn't a Black Panther (although he was of royal blood), so Killmonger not seeing previous black panthers but his father makes sense. As far as movie's explanation about ritual goes, they meet their ancestors (usually father), or whoever they have deep emotional anguish or ...


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What's the point of growing so much heart-shaped herb if they're not going to store any or have more people ingest it? There are a few benefits/reasons to cultivating such a robust garden of a single plant that's not harvested so often. In case of disaster. The first and most relevant reason would be in case of a disaster. By having an abundant amount of ...


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Why would W'Kabi go against T'Challa? Why not? His king failed to give him justice which this new king contender did. And it makes full sense from his perspective as he wanted justice for his parents and T'Challa and his father failed to give him that. But he is not eligible to be ruler of Wakanda How come? He is of royal blood and he took part in the ...


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The Ritual is not performed at any old cliff with water or any old Waterfall, it is done at Warrior Falls. According to Wikia The Warrior Falls are a set of waterfalls where the King of Wakanda and the heir to the Black Panther is coronated The ritual combat performed is not just taken place in water, at the edge of a waterfall it's taken place at this ...


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In Black Panther why did M'Baku use the phrase “GLORY TO HANUMAN” ? Because it's their God in MCU. It's not from the comics and introduced only in the film but all references to Hanuman were censored from screenings of Black Panther in the India due to religious persons getting offended. But this censorship even angered many Indian fans too. From ...


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