Things Every Marvel Comics Fan Must Know Before Watching Black Panther

T'Challa will be coming to your theatres soon. 

Things Every Marvel Comics Fan Must Know Before Watching Black Panther
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Black Panther is yet to release, but the movie is already the most debated one of 2018. The early reviews of the film have arrived, and many are regarding it as one of the best Marvel movies ever made. It even received 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Whereas, some critics are saying that when they were watching the movie, they did not want it to end because it is so mesmerising.

All these things have excited Marvel Cinematic Universe's fans much more; people are now beginning to understand the importance of 'King of Wakanda'. The movie is also the deciding factor of MCU's future, and the whole world is waiting to know more about this complex yet dangerous superhero.

But, before that, who actually is Black Panther? What is Wakanda? Continue reading, and we will reveal some very fascinating facts about T'Challa.

#1 T'Challa is the king of a nation. 

#1 T'Challa is the king of a nation. 

Black Panther is the king and protector of Wakanda which is a technologically advanced nation. The reason behind it being so advanced is because of the mining of metal called Vibranium. It is the same metal from which Captain America's shield is made of. 

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#2 He came before the original Black Panther party.

#2 He came before the original Black Panther party.
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Many people believe that Black Panther's creation was inspired by Black Panther Party which was founded in 1966. But, the superhero came after WWII and to avoid any controversial association with the party, the creators of the character addressed him as Black Leopard. 

#3 His real named is not Black Panther.

#3 His real named is not Black Panther.
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Blank Panther is the rank given to the king of Wakanda, and the current one is T'Challa. So, this means that there is no steady Black Panther and it changes after the retirement of the reigning king. 

#4 T'Challa combines science and strength.

#4 T'Challa combines science and strength.
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Any Black Panther of Wakanda has to train for years before taking up the mantle. The reigning king, T'Challa possesses superhuman senses, agility, speed, and strength. He's also a scientist with an intellectual level of a genius. 

#5 He is the first black superhero.

#5 He is the first black superhero.
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During the time of introduction of Black Panther, there was no other black superhero in the mainstream comics. Two black heroes named Lobo and Waku came before T'Challa, but they were not given the status of superheroes. 

#6 He has been part of every major superhero team.

#6 He has been part of every major superhero team.
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We all know the different superhero teams that are present in Marvel and T'Challa has been the part of almost every single one. He was introduced to comics with Fantastic Four. He is also an honorary member of X-Men because he married its member, Storm. And, we all know that he is also the part of The Avengers.

#7 He gets power from a heart-shaped leaf.

#7 He gets power from a heart-shaped leaf.
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The superhuman strength and power of Blank Panther come from a heart-shaped leaf that only grows in Wakanda. It is said that the herb is the gift by Panther God, but in reality, it is a plant that mutated after coming in contact with Vibranium. 

#8 His bodyguards are ladies.

#8 His bodyguards are ladies.
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Yes, you read that right. Badass female warriors are protecting the king of Wakanda. These ladies have a good set of martial arts skill and also have speed and resistance. 

#9 Wesley Snipes tried to make a movie on the character.

#9 Wesley Snipes tried to make a movie on the character.
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Wesley Snipes was interested in making a Black Panther movie almost 25 years ago, but it didn't happen. Later, in 2003, he played the character, Blade in the Marvel's movie of the same name. 

#10 Two great minds created Black Panther.

#10 Two great minds created Black Panther.
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Two of the greatest minds in the comics, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the king of Wakanda. 


That's all, folks!