Killmonger was one of the MCU's best villains. A great performance with an great backstory, these little details fans noticed from Black Panther give us even more to appreciate. Director Ryan Coogler packed Black Panther and Killmonger's character with a ton of extra details that fans somehow noticed, and we're glad they did.
Take a look below and vote up the most interesting details about Erik Killmonger. Show some love for one of the best MCU villains below!
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Purposefully Breaks His Spear To Fight In The Style Of Shaka Zulu
From Redditor u/Bossdregon
In Black Panther, Killmonger breaks his spear, to be better equipped for stabbing. Shaka Zulu of South Africa was famous for this weapon style, as it maximized the amount of killing possible with one spear.
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Okoye And The Shaman Don't Salute Him After The Duel
From Redditor u/Vin13ish:
On my rewatch of Black Panther, I noticed Okoye is the only Dora who didn’t do the “Wakanda Forever” salute to Killmonger.
Also, the lady in purple that he chokes out because of the herbs. Purple is apparently the color of the Panther tribe, which includes the Royal Family. So for one of the Royals' tribesmen and the king's General to not acknowledge the new king is... Well, it's definitely brave.
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Killmonger Took On The American Panthera, The Leopard
From Redditor u/SlimJ87D:
Something interesting that others might have missed. The Jaguar is the Panthera of the Americas. The most known Black Panther, the Leopard, is the Panthera of Africa.
It's interesting that Erik was raised in America, so he'd take on a Panthera of the Americas, the Jaguar.
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The Sun Sets On Killmonger's Reign, Like He Said It Would
From Redditor u/SimpliDarnok:
In Black Panther, when Killmonger takes the throne he says, “The sun will never set on the Wakandan Empire." The end of the movie shows them watching the sunset, signifying the end of his rule.