Black Panther Popularity
Marvel comics has so many characters, that it is not possible for normal people to know all of them. There are hundreds of characters, and each of them has their own special stories and abilities. Except for major comic book fans, people only know the Marvel characters that have come in the Marvel movies. Thus, heroes like Captain America and Iron Man are more popular than someone like Namor.
Black Panther was not very popular. That changed quickly in 2016. Fans love all the Marvel characters. But many criticized Marvel for a lack of black superhero. The only major character of colour was Nick Fury, and he is not a superhero. So when Chadwick Boseman appeared in Captain America: Civil War as Black Panther, Black Panther became a household name overnight.
Black Panther’s popularity further increased when in 2018, the solo Black Panther movie made over $1 Billion. It is one of the most successful movies of all time. Chadwick Boseman is a global icon for his role as the superhero king of the fictional country of Wakanda.
Black Panther: Connection To Vibranium
As many fans will know, Black Panther has a suit made of vibranium, which is one of the strongest materials in the Marvel Universe. The combination of this suit and the powers that T’Challa gets from the heart-shaped herb make him a superhero. Wakanda is full of Vibranium, which has given it technology that is better than the rest of the world combined.
But as King of Wakanda, Black Panther has a special connection to Vibranium. He is the only one who gets to wear the Black Panther suit, which is made from the best Vibranium technology. Black Panther also has a greater knowledge of the uses of Vibranium than anyone else, and he can do things with it that no one else can.
Secret Behind Special Vibranium Connection
There is a secret behind this special connection of Black Panther with Vibranium. The ancestors of the Black Panther have always been the closest to vibranium. The first black panther got his knowledge directly from the goddess Bast. The Black Panther also eats the heart-shaped herb. This not only grants him special physical powers but also deepens the connection between the Panther and Vibranium.
This is because the heart-shaped herb comes from the Vibranium meteorite. Since no else but the Black Panther can take the herb, no one else gets this connection with Vibranium. This is why only the Black Panther has such a special connection with Vibranium. Fans will get to see more of the character in the sequel to the movie. The sequel is likely to come in 2022 or 2023.