MCU: 10 Greatest Black Panther Moments

7. Defending His Crown - Black Panther

Black Panther Avengers Infinity War
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When T'Challa was crowned King, as part of Wakandan tradition, the coronation ceremony became a platform for any challengers for the throne from any of the five tribes that made up the great nation. The man who came forward to fight for the crown was M'Baku, leader of the Jabari tribe.

Clearly the bigger, more powerful man, M'Baku carried a serious threat to T'Challa, and could have defeated him, particularly with the latter having his Black Panther powers removed.

T'Challa however, despite the beating he had taken, stood firm, defending both his right to the throne and the honour of his family. He was fighting as much for himself as he was his father, and the royal blood that passed through their veins.

When T'Challa could have killed M'Baku, ending the trial and confirming his sovereignty, he didn't. Instead, he acted once again with the wisdom of a King, almost begging his opponent to yield. The Black Panther didn't want to see the Jabari tribe left without a leader, and did everything he could to protect them, even while fighting for his own life.


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