“Black Panther was just a whole other beast”: Throughout MCU, One Chadwick Boseman Scene Perfectly Sums up Why He’s Always Superior to Captain America

The character not only demonstrated his superior fighting skills, but also proved what sets him apart from other super soldiers like Captain America.

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  • T'Challa, in a fight scene with Bucky Barnes, demonstrated how strong of a character he was, when compared to other heroes like Tony Stark and Steve Rogers.
  • The character held his own against the Winter Soldier, and also put him on the back foot, while other heroes were soundly beaten by the HYDRA agent.
  • T'Challa, and other Black Panthers at large, remain some of the strongest super soldiers on Earth, given their warrior lineage.
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Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther remains one of the best-realised versions of the character in recent history. Black Panther is a popular character who has made multiple appearances in some of Marvel’s greatest projects, be it Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armoured Adventures, or even the upcoming video game Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra.

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Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in Black Panther

The Black Panther which was introduced in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War remains one of the best versions of the character in modern media, one that was expended on with Ryan Coogler’s 2018 MCU entry, Black Panther. One scene in particular demonstrates how accomplished and well-rounded the character is, which is a sequence from Civil War, where Bucky is taking on the unarmed Avengers, specifically, Tony Stark, Sam Wilson, Steve, Natasha, and of course, T’Challa.

T’Challa was able to hold his own against the Winter Soldier

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

A testament to the Black Panther’s abilities, T’Challa finds himself face to face with Bucky Barnes after the HYDRA agent has had run-ins with Tony Stark, Captain America, Natasha Romanoff, and Sam Wilson. All these characters were seasoned fighters in their own right but the Winter Soldier tore through them like they were fresh recruits out of combat training. However, the character onslaught came to a sudden halt, when Bucky Barnes found himself pitted against the new monarch of Wakanda himself.

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Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa not only held his own against the Winter Soldier but actually put the character on the back foot,  causing Bucky to retreat from the fight. To further demonstrate how strong the character was, Black Panther was the only character who did not have some sort of weapon at hand to fight Bucky or have some sort of enhancement at the time (as was the case with Steve).

Black Panther remains one of the strongest super soldiers on Earth

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hails Shuri as T'Challa's successor
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hails Shuri as T’Challa’s successor

While the United States was busy working on Project Rebirth, as countries around the world participated in the Super Soldiers arms race, it must be noted that Black Panther and Wakanda were already centuries ahead of the curve, producing Super Soldier monarchs since they got their hands on the heart-shaped herb.

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While Bucky and Steve were a product of relatively new science, it must be noted that Black Panthers have perfected their super soldier formula for thousands of years, which gives any indigenous super soldier out of Wakanda an edge like no other, especially when compared to the various supersoldier programs around the world.

This is further corroborated by the fact that the Dora Milage was able to defeat John Walker, who was by all means a super-soldier, while the former were trained in a manner to handle them. These are the same characters who also held their own against N’jadaka when T’Challa returned from the grave.

Captain America: Civil War can be streamed on Disney+

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Written by Anuraag Chatterjee

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Anuraag Chatterjee, Web Content Writer
With a passion for writing fiction and non fiction content, Anuraag is a Media Science graduate with 2 year's experience with Marketing and Content, with 3 published poetry anthologies. Anuraag holds a Bacherlor's degree in Arts with a focus on Communication and Media Studies.