Now that Ryan Coogler's Black Panther has finally debuted in theaters, audiences have had a chance to check out the bizarre and almost alien world of Wakanda for themselves. The film creates something otherworldly in Africa, and the technology seen in this film is unlike anything that we have ever seen from the Marvel Cinematic Universe before -- even by comparison to what Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has to offer.
That's what we're going to talk about today. We have combed through some of Black Panther's scenes and compiled a list of the coolest gadgets, weapons and pieces of tech seen in Wakanda. Let's get started with a new gizmo that makes changing clothes considerably easier for King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman).
The Nanotechnology Suit
There's little question that Black Panther has one of the coolest suits in the entire MCU. It is sleek, powerful and it makes him practically bulletproof. That said, in Captain America: Civil War, the suit looked like it was probably reasonably cumbersome to put on and take off. That is where Shuri (Letitia Wright) comes into the equation, Black Panther. Using her knack for nanotechnology, T'Challa's little sister devises a new incarnation of the Panther suit that's entirely stored in his necklace and can materialize over his body in an instant, which in turn allows him to dress formally, but prepare for action at a moment's notice. That sure beats Tony Stark having to wait for his Iron Man suit to fly across the country to him in Iron Man 3, doesn't it?
The Kinetic Energy Blasts
That nanotechnology enhancement is far from the only trick that T'Challa's new suit has up its sleeve in Black Panther. Beyond the outfit's ability to materialize over his body, the Black Panther outfit also can absorb kinetic energy from incoming enemy attacks, regardless of their strength. As a result of this enhancement, the suit can charge itself up with kinetic energy, convert that energy to potential energy and then refocus the energy outward in a blast that doesn't hurt the wearer of the suit, but dolls out severe damage to whomever it's targeting. T'Challa mostly uses his fists to take on his attackers, but this major upgrade offers him a serious means to turn the tables whenever he finds himself outnumbered in a fight or on the wrong end of too many guns.