Best Characters from Black Panther (2018)

The Top Ten
1 Erik Killmonger

Question asked by many: "Does Marvel have a villain problem?" I used to say yes. But things have changed dramatically in the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I can proudly say Erik Killmonger is the villain that Marvel so greatly deserves.

His backstory was compelling. As someone who grew up in America and saw firsthand the racism that faces many African Americans today, the scene in the museum best portrays this. Killmonger notices that more security guards are around him because of his "appearance." The female museum expert does not disagree with the increased security around him because of his skin color. Also, the death of his father does not seem to bother him because he sees death every day on the streets of Oakland.

He was a character driven by passion, and that passion was to empower the black movement. Although personally, I disagree with the use of violence to make a political statement, Erik Killmonger was a victim of the violence that surrounds his environment. From the streets of Oakland to Iraq, it was worth mentioning that violence always surrounded him and was the answer to tough choices. Killmonger was portrayed as wanting the throne of Wakanda as a way to empower the black power movement, not to rule the world himself.

Killmonger brought change to Black Panther that no one else could. When Black Panther brought him up to watch the final sunset of Wakanda, he offered him a chance to live. Instead, Killmonger decided to kill himself, stating, "Bury me in the sea where my ancestors are, because they knew that death is better than a life of bondage." This scene affects Black Panther tremendously and decides to open up Wakanda to the outside world. Black Panther also discovered that his father was not the "great king" as he had known before and abandoning Killmonger almost brought Wakanda under Killmonger's control.

2 Black Panther T'Challa, better known as the Black Panther, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, first appearing in Fantastic Four #52 (cover-dated July 1966) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He is known to be the... read more
3 Shuri Shuri is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she is portrayed by Letitia Wright.

She made Black Panther's suits. She made the Panther gauntlets. She fixed "another broken white boy's" spine. She made a car and plane that she could drive without even being in the car. She almost removed the Mind Stone from Vision's head (and if it hadn't been for Bruce and Tony's bad programming, she would have). She made "What are those?" cool again (to me, anyway). She flipped off the king of Wakanda. Come on, guys, she's next-level. She is my spirit animal. I would die for her.

She's super funny, super clever. She made Black Panther's suit. Without her, Black Panther wouldn't be Black Panther.

4 Klaw Klaw is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Andy Serkis.

Andy Serkis did really well with this character.

5 Okoye

She's by far the strongest character, and although she loves T'Challa as a friend, her sense of duty forces her to make all the tough decisions.

Okoye is definitely the most badass female I have ever seen in a Marvel movie. I love her so much.

6 Nakia

Nakia is stubborn but in a good way. She's badass, makes points about things, and is considerate when it comes to making decisions and thinking of others. I feel like she is deserving of being known as an epic female Marvel lady, like Okoye and Shuri.

7 M'Baku
8 T'Chaka
9 Everett Ross
10 T’Challa
The Contenders
11 N'Jobu
12 Zuri
13 Ramonda
14 W’Kabi
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