The tragic, sudden loss of Chadwick Boseman has hit the wold hard, and he will always be remembered as a fine actor and an incredible human being.
Aside from inspiring millions while on the big screen, Boseman worked passionately and tirelessly in support of helping terminally ill children, even while he was silently receiving treatment for cancer himself.
It's clear to see and feel from the tributes from those who knew him best that he was as much a hero off the screen as he was on it. Chadwick Boseman embodied the impact Black Panther had on the world, and took a great amount of pride in bringing T'Challa to those around him.
He gave the world one of its truest superheroes, bringing to life one of the greatest aspects of the entire MCU, and one of the most important characters in comic book movie history.
After making an immediate impact in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther enjoyed one of the MCU's most successful solo movies ever, before playing an integral role in both Infinity War and the final act of Endgame. T'Challa is one of the most popular characters the franchise has ever put on the big screen, and became incredibly important both inside and outside the confines of the shared movie universe.
As a character within the MCU, and as a cultural icon across the globe, both Black Panther and Chadwick Boseman stood for something more than just a superhero - something is needed right now more than ever.
10. Black Panther Arrives - Captain America: Civil War
When T'Challa made his first MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War, there was always the risk that he would be overshadowed by the other debutant, Spider-Man. Peter Parker was by far the more anticipated character of the two, but the future King of Wakanda made an incredible impression.
Immediately soaring to lofty heights of popularity with both comic book and mainstream fans, T'Challa was able to use this platform to go on to become one of the greatest, most popular characters in cinematic history.
Though T'Challa had already made his first appearance in the movie at the signing of the Sokovia Accords, it was when he jumped into shot to fight Bucky as the Black Panther that the hero truly announced himself on the MCU stage.
He pummelled the Winter Soldier, and looked impossibly cool letting a barrage of bullets simply bounce off him, before taking to the streets in one of the most iconic chase sequences in the franchise. As a stranger to the MCU, Black Panther hung in there with Bucky, Captain America, and Falcon, giving him an introduction that any character would be proud of.