Looks are deceiving to the audience’s eyes. It is still assumed that the male character would be the rightful heir to the throne even if he is not capable of running a kingdom. While Black Panther was more than capable of running the vibranium-rich kingdom of Wakanda, fans are doubting about the power of his sister Shuri and wonder if she is capable or not…based on a training scene.
Black Panther’s absence creates a power struggle
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The upcoming film will bring matters into the spotlight by facing the death of King T’Challa due to the death of the actor that portrayed him on screen, Chadwick Boseman. The movie will cover the aftermath of the event of the death of a king which creates a power struggle along with other kingdoms vying for the vibranium diamond mine.
Therefore, it is a very likely possibility that the sister of king T’Challa will step up to take the throne of Wakanda for its protectivity. Being a female, there are several people that are questioning her character’s abilities and powers as a queen. These people want a “training scene” of Shuri to become the next Black Panther but other people pointed out that king T’Challa didn’t have one either.
When king T’Challa was a king without training?
Taking to Twitter, an anonymous tweet was shared that stated that they (Marvel) should show a training scene for Shuri if she is to be the next Black Panther. The tweet received instant hate from people alike about the gender discrimination that the post emitted.
We never saw T’Challa train, yet we accepted without question that he was worthy and ready. https://t.co/nGlKRyXL1J
— Stimmy Turner (@bishopdeuce) July 29, 2022
You gotta love how people assume that Shuri, the 2nd in line in a royal family of Black Panthers, has never trained. THAT would actually be the unrealistic part.
Stories are rife w/ male characters suddenly going from zero to hero but THIS they can’t accept. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/SvzF324Tia
— POC Culture Wakanda Forever (@POCculture) July 29, 2022
To be fair, we've never seen Namor train either.
— Shane 🥖 🦩 🍊 🐊 (@CubanBread) July 29, 2022
Why wouldn't she be trained? It's not like women aren't fighters in Wakanda. Did these people miss the whole Dora Milaje?
— Andrea (@IcookIknowstuff) July 29, 2022
i didn’t see t’challa working out not one time as the BP lol. and when he got the strength taken away he got whooped, so i don’t wanna hear it 😂😂😂
— darth vadood (@_devdood_) July 29, 2022
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The people united to stand against the poor logic that the strong women of Wakanda wouldn’t have trained for a battle since the Dora Milaje are one of the most powerful armies in the MCU.
The movie will also include Namor as the antagonist who is the king of an Atlantis-like kingdom called “Talocan”. Namor will be the antagonist in the movie while Dora Milaje, Shuri, and other members of the royal family get dragged into a power struggle for the throne.
The movie will mark the end of Phase 4 of the MCU and will release on 11th November 2022 in theaters across the globe.