The Black Panther is the king of Wakanda and the protector of his nation. He is a brilliant strategist, master tactician and a brave warrior who fearlessly fights for his people. He has a unique fighting style where he incorporates a blend of acrobatics and animal mimicry. He is also known as “King of the dead” as the wealth of knowledge and wisdom of all the ancestors aka Black Panthers are transferred into his body.
Tony Stark is a genius and scientist extraordinaire. T’Challa had Wakanda’s greatest minds pool up to create the high tech Black Panther armor suit. Tony Stark never needed a team of scientists to do a job he could himself do a hundred times better.
The Black Panther suit is the pinnacle of Wakandan science, based on technology and materials not found anywhere else on Earth. The Iron Man armor is the zenith of human know-how put together with the best available resources and knowledge at hand. Let’s not consider Iron Man Uru armors from comics made of rare materials found on Asgard which is the same stuff used to make Thor’s hammer Mjolnir.
So after excluding those armors, on the first impression, the Iron Man suit may look a tad bit advanced than the Black Panther suit, we beg to differ. When it comes to incorporating cutting-edge technology, the Black Panther suit is miles ahead of the Iron Man armor of Tony Stark.
Intrigued? Want to know how? Let us enlighten you.
Warning: The following paragraphs may contain some MINOR spoilers for Black Panther now in theaters. Proceed with caution….
This might seem like a really difficult thing to say but not even Tony Stark’s genius could make something as advanced as T’Challa’s Black Panther armor suit. To make it clearer, Tony Stark has not worn a suit as advanced and high tech as the Wakandan Black Panther suit anytime in the Marvel Universe. That much has been made crystal clear after watching Black Panther on the Big Screen.
Now, why would we go and spread such blasphemy!!! There are two facts from the MCU that make it clear that what we way might indeed be more probable than you would care to admit. The first reason is Shuri. Shuri, believe it or not, is smarter than even Tony Stark. Her unrivaled brilliance in the fields of Neurology, Medicine, Engineering, Information Technology and Human anatomy was the reason the high tech Black Panther suit came into existence in the first place. The brightest mind on Earth built the Black Panther suit. Take that, Hulkbuster armor!!!
The second reason is Vibranium – a metal so potent and valuable that it is coveted everywhere else on Earth. Only Wakanda has been known to possess vast deposits of Vibranium on Earth. Vibranium’s peculiar property allows it to absorb any and all vibrations and it also has energy absorption properties. Those abilities come in handy to make the Black Panther suit not only bulletproof but make it invulnerable to many forms of pure energy based attacks. Bet the impenetrable Titanium alloy coating on the Iron Man suit doesn’t sound so impenetrable now, does it??
A mind far superior to Stark’s working with materials far superior to what Stark has access to would naturally mean a suit far better than any of Tony Stark’s entire array of 47 armor suits he built within the MCU. Iron Man had several suits and upgrades throughout the years. Black Panther was only recently introduced to the MCU so the number of updates to his suit he could boast off is so limited. The original suit introduced in Civil War had retractable vibranium claws, a complete vibranium lined body, vibranium soles. The suit augmented his strength and gave him the ability to climb on walls. The 2.0 version of the Black Panther suit will be drastically different.
The new version of the suit will be stored within the necklace of teeth that T’Challa will wear. When it is activated, the suit will quickly cover up his entire body in a highly advanced protective armor module. The suit has a specially designed Vibranium mesh that allows it to absorb energy from any direction, redistribute it to the entire armor and give T’Challa the option to discharge it at will.
While Tony does have an arc reactor to power his suit, it is still ancient level technology compared to Black Panther’s armor. The suit also comes equipped with EMP grenades. So no matter which suit Tony wears, T’Challa can deactivate it with an electromagnetic pulse. The suit has the best offense as well as an absolute defense.
Like we said, the Black Panther suit is more high tech than Tony Stark’s armor. As hard it I to believe, it is indeed the truth.
Black Panther is already in theaters: The official synopsis reads:
“After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as a king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people”.
The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and the script is written by him and Joe Robert Cole, the ensemble cast includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Winston Duke as M’Baku and Forest Whitaker as Zuri.
Black Panther and Iron Man will be seen in Avengers Infinity War where they will have to work together to fight against Thanos and his Black Order as they wipe out cities and steal Infinity gems that are extremely powerful and devastating if fallen into the wrong hands. Marvel Studios has released the official trailer of the movie which totally owned the internet and broke the all-time record for the number of viewings online in the first 24 hours of its release. Here are the official descriptions of Avengers Infinity War:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.
Avengers Infinity War will hit theaters on May 4, 2018. Directed by Russo brothers. Produced by Marvel President Kevin Feige along with a set of executive producers including God of Marvel comics Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo. The screenplay is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The countdown to the greatest comic book ensemble movie ever put on the big screen has begun.