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15 Black Panther Fan Theories That Are Actually Plausible

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    M’Baku Became The King Of Wakanda During The Time Skip

    From Redditor u/Dreadful_menace:

    M’Baku became the king of Wakanda and maybe Black Panther during the 5 year timeskip during Avengers: Endgame. I had this idea for a quite a while, I noticed that M’Baku was able to run at the same pace with captain america and Thor and Black Panther during the charge against Thanos’ army. That got me thinking, when T’Challa and Shuri were dusted in Infinity War, who ruled Wakanda during the 5 years? I think it was M’Baku who took the throne. Black Panther movie established that atleast M’Baku was a match for T’Challa as seen in the waterfall scene for the throne of Wakanda. And in Inifinity War both Cap and Panther out paced their own army against the marauders. He is the most capable person to lead Wakanda in their darkest time. And with the royal line of succession broken he may have taken the throne not out of personal reasons but of necessecity

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    T'Challa Was Able To Defeat Killmonger Because He Had More Experience With The Black Panther Powers

    From Redditor u/TheZenMann:

    Okay, so T'challa was able to take down Killmonger the second time they fought even though he was beaten pretty handily the first time. From what we know both fighters have had a lot of training and experience fighting. But during most of that time T'challa had super strength and speed gained from the herb. So he was quite used to fighting with it and had honed his powers for years. Killmonger on the other hand just recently gained his powers and is probably still getting used to them. Having the suit helped him stay even with T'challa. But when they went down to the mines, and their suits were disabled, T'challa had the advantage. That's how he was able to best Killmonger, because he had much more experience with his power than Killmonger did.

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    Nobody Is Able To Recreate The Super Soldier Serum Because It Comes From The Heart Shaped Herb

    From Redditor u/4DimensionalToilet:

    TL;DR: The Super Soldier Serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America was derived from the Heart Shaped Herb that gives people the powers of the Black Panther. The Heart Shaped Herb was incorporated into the Serum by Howard Stark, who somehow got a sample of the Herb from Wakanda, where he also obtained the vibranium used to make Cap’s famous shield. The Herb contains a key ingredient that prevents the enhanced individual from getting f*cked up like the Red Skull, the Hulk, and the Abomination did.

    In the MCU it’s been established that Dr. Abraham Erskine, the scientist who turned Steve Rogers into Captain America in The First Avenger (2011), was the only person to ever successfully produce an effective Super Soldier Serum. It’s also established that Cap’s shield is made of vibranium, a supermetal that is only found in Wakanda. Skip forward from WWII to the present day, and the closest we’ve seen in the MCU to powers resembling those of Steve Rogers are those of the Black Panther. T’Challa and Erik “Killmonger” Stevens both have enhanced speed, strength, and endurance when they possess the powers of the Black Panther. They aren’t necessarily superhuman, but they are at peak human ability, just like Captain America.

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    Tony Stark Bought Vibranium From Wakanda

    From Redditor u/rgtxd26:

    After the events of BP, T'challa decides to share the Vibranium with other countries. What if Tony Stark bought the Vibranium from T'challa after he makes it public. Tony Stark has limitless applications by using Vibranium for his tech and suits. Maybe that's how he was able to make the nanotech suit we see in Infinity War and Endgame. The properties of Vibranium enabled him to make new technology like nanotech in a very less time. Tony Stark and T'challa never interacted on-screen but they might have interacted after Civil War when Cap left him on Siberia and possibly became friends.

    Even in SMH, Happy references of a new shield for Captain America and Tony wouldn't have made it with any other metal because that would be useless for Cap's fighting style and the villains he fights. So it is more likely that Tony used vibranium to make that shield. And in Civil War, when Cap leaves the shield with Tony it has scratches made from Black Panther's claws. When Tony returns it to Cap in Endgame, it has no damage which means he repaired it. He couldn't have repaired vibranium scratches without using vibranium which again implies that Tony had vibranium with him. The shield that Cap gives to Sam is a bit different from the original shield. There might be a chance that that shield was the one made by Tony referenced in SMH.

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