Marvel’s What If…? recently released its second episode on Disney+. And the episode focused on T’Challa had he taken a different route. It’s been so long since the dreadful day we heard the bad news. The King was no more and no one could fill that void. The Black Panther has passed on to the next plane. The tears were so hard to control. And just when we finally did, Marvel just dropped another truth bomb. In the latest episode of Marvel’s What If, T’Challa proves he is a superhero even without his suit.
SPOILER ALERT: Major Spoilers For Marvel’s What If…? Episode 2 Up Ahead….
In the second episode of Marvel’s What If…?, we see T’Challa become the new Star-Lord. A young T’Challa strays into the open where he is mistook for Peter Quill and taken hostage by the Ravagers. T’Challa meets Yondu and realizes the outside world his father had been protecting him from is full of wonders. There’s literally a universe of possibilities out there and T’Challa decides to tag along.
Fast forward to the classic Star-Lord’s entry scene in GOTG Volume 1, we now see Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa all grown up. He is trying to steal the Power Stone like Quill did in the movie. After facing off against Korath, we realize T’Challa is not as infamous as Peter Quill’s Star-Lord. He is in fact considered a legend, an inter-galactic Robin Hood who steals from the rich and helps the poor. he has ended pandemics and wars, helping civilizations flourish. Korath is so mesmerized with T’Challa that he even tells he is ready to switch to his side from Ronan’s.
Chadwick Boseman’s Star-Lord Has Made The Galaxy A Much Better Pace
Halfway through the episode, we see the positive ramifications of T’Challa’s exploits as Star-Lord. He managed to convince the Ravagers to turn into a force for good. Yondu and the Ravagers are no longer petty thieves and burglars. They have become an efficient fighting force that saves worlds. In a way, T’Challa has managed to make the Ravagers his own version of Guardians of the Galaxy.
But the buck does not stop there. Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa’s greatest feat as Star-Lord was talking down Thanos the Mad Titan from ending his quest for the Infinity Stones. Believe it or not, Thanos is now a member of the Ravagers and T’Challa’s posse. The Wakandan managed to convince Thanos that there was: more than one way to reallocate the universe’s resources.”
With Thanos now a good guy, the Infinity War, Endgame, and almost all the dreadful events of the MCU timeline never unfold. Even Nebula has become a benevolent sultry seductress that aids the Ravagers from time to time. All of this proves that even without Star-Lord’s gadgets or Black Panther’s vibranium suit or heart-shaped drug, T’Challa’s ability to positively influence change in others is his greatest ability. It was because of this trait half of all life in the universe was spared death.
A thunder spewing hammer, an indestructible shield or a high tech suit, T’Challa didn’t have any of those. But he still saved the universe, all thanks to his good, noble heart.