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Black Panther

Black Panther quotes

23 total quotes



View Quote I am not king of all people. I am king of Wakanda. And it is my responsibility to make sure our people are safe and that vibranium does not fall into the hands of a person like you. [First lines]
Young N'Jadaka: Baba.
N'Jobu: Yes, my son?
Young N'Jadaka: Tell me a story.
N'Jobu: Which one?
Young N'Jadaka: The story of home.
N'Jobu: Millions of years ago, a meteorite made of vibranium, the strongest substance in the universe, struck the continent of Africa, affecting the plant life around it. And when the time of men came, five tribes settled on it and called it Wakanda. The tribes lived in constant war with each other until a warrior shaman received a vision from the panther goddess Bast, who led him to the Heart-Shaped Herb, a plant that granted him superhuman strength, speed, and instincts. The warrior became king and the first Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda. Four tribes agreed to live under the king's rule, but the Jabari tribe isolated themselves in the mountains. The Wakandans used vibranium to develop technology more advanced than any other nation, but as Wakanda thrived, the world around it descended further into chaos. To keep vibranium safe, the Wakandans vowed to hide in plain sight, keeping the truth of their power from the outside world.
Young N'Jadaka: And we still hide, Baba?
N'Jobu: Yes.
Young N'Jadaka: Why?
[In 1992, N'Jobu and Zuri (posing as an American named James) are discussing possible plans to break N'Jadaka's mother (and N'Jobu's wife) out of prison as a TV is on to show the Los Angeles riots]
N'Jobu: Hey, look. If we get in and out quick, there will be no worries. You and the van come in from the west around the corner and laying right here. Me and the twins pull up right here leaving this car behind.
[N'Jobu and Zuri hears a plane.]
N'Jobu: Hide the straps.
[Zuri hides the guns inside a pull apart closet and covers the door. N'Jobu pulls down an African tapestry to hide his secret plans and peeks outside the curtain to see his son playing basketball with his friends.]
Zuri: Yo, is it the feds?
N'Jobu: No.
[There's knocking on the door and Zuri walks over to the door with a loaded handgun. He looks through the peephole to see two members of the Dora Milaje carrying vibranium spears]
Zuri: It's these two Grace Jones looking chicks. They're holding spears.
N'Jobu: [Realizing who the women are] Open it.
Zuri: You serious?
N'Jobu: They won't knock again!
[Zuri opens the door for the women who walk in]
N'Jobu: I observed for as long as I could. Their leaders have been assassinated. Communities flooded with drugs and weapons. They are overly policed and incarcerated. All over the planet, our people suffer because they don't have the tools to fight back. With vibranium weapons they can overthrow all countries and Wakanda can rule them all, the right way.
T'Chaka: [to his brother] Did you think you were the only spy we sent to the States? [Zuri reveals himself]
View Quote Everett Ross: [T'Challa leaves a craps table] Hey, you won!
Thirsty Gambler: You know what? I'm just going to take these chips, and set them over here for safekeeping.
View Quote Killmonger: I don't need a suit to kill you. Your reign is over! You sat up there, safe and protected.
T'Challa: You want to see us become just like the people you hate so much! Divide and conquer the land as they did!
Killmonger: Nah, I learned from my enemies. Beat them at they own game.
T'Challa: You have become them! You will destroy the world, Wakanda included!
Killmonger: [Close to breaking down] The world took everything away from me! Everything I ever loved! But I'mma make sure we're even. I'mma track down anyone who would even think about being loyal to you! And I'm gonna put their ass in the dirt right next to Zuri!
View Quote Killmonger: Wassup, princess? [Attacks Shuri]
Shuri: You'll never be a true king.
View Quote Okoye: [In isi-Xhosa] Ukuba uya kukuthinta kwakhona, ndiza kumbethela kwideski. (translation: "If he touches you again, I'm going to impale him to the desk.")
Ross: Does she speak English?
Okoye: When she wants to.
[Agent Ross walks away to interrogate the imprisoned Klaue]
T'Challa: [Chiding] Okoye...
Okoye: Bah!
T'Challa: Play nice!
Okoye: Americans.
View Quote Okoye: Just don't freeze when you see her (Nakia).
T'Challa: What are you talking about? I never freeze.
[Later, right as T'Challa comes in to save her]
T'Challa: Nakia. Hi.
Okoye: You froze.
[The next day, T'Challa, Nakia, and Okoye meet Queen Mother Ramonda and Princess Shuri]
Shuri: Did he freeze?
Okoye: [teasing] Like an antelope in headlights.
[they laugh]
T'Challa: [Somewhat irritated] Are you finished?
T'Challa: And I can't wait to see what kind of updates you made to your ceremonial outfit.
[Shuri flips the bird at T'Challa as she walks away.]
Ramonda: Shuri...
Shuri: Sorry, Mother.
View Quote Ross: Alright, where am I?
Shuri: Don't scare me like that, Colonizer!
Ross: Colo... what? My name is Everett.
Shuri: Yes, I know. Everett Ross, former Air Force pilot, now CIA.
Ross: Is this Wakanda?
Shuri: [Sarcastically] No, it's Kansas.
View Quote T'Chaka: (speaking in isi-Xhosa) Yintoni engalunganga, nyana wam? (translation: "What's wrong, my son?")
T'Challa: (also speaking in isi-Xhosa) Andikulungele, Baba. (translation: "I'm not ready, Baba.")
T'Chaka: Ngaba awuzange ulungele ukuba ngukhosi wakho ubomi bonke? Ngaba awuzange uqeqeshe kwaye ufunde, ube ngecala lam? (translation: "Are you not ready to be your master all the life? Did you not train and learn, to blame me?")
T'Challa: (switching to English) That is not what I am talking about. I am not ready to be without you.
T'Chaka: (also switching to English) A man who has not prepared his children for his own death has failed as a father. Have I ever failed you?
T'Challa: Never.
View Quote T'Challa: [In Xhosa] Kuthetha. (translation: "Speak.")
W'Kabi: Speak.
Killmonger: I'm standing in your house. Serving justice to a man who stole your vibranium and murdered your people. Justice your king couldn't deliver.
T'Challa: I don't care that you brought Klaue. The only reason I don't kill you where you stand is because I know who you are. Now what do you want?
Killmonger: I want the throne. [The tribal elders scoff and roll their eyes] Y'all sittin' up here comfortable. Must feel good. There's about two billion people all over the world that looks like us, but their lives are a lot harder. Wakanda has the tools to liberate them all.
T'Challa: And what tools are those?
Killmonger: Vibranium. Your weapons.
T'Challa: Our weapons will not be used to wage war on the world. It is not our way to be judge, jury and executioner for people who are not our own.
Killmonger: Not your own? But didn't life start right here on this continent? So ain't all people your people?
T'Challa: I am not king of all people. I am king of Wakanda. And it is my responsibility to make sure our people are safe and that vibranium does not fall into the hands of a person like you.
Ramonda: Son, we have entertained this charlatan for too long. Reject his request.
Killmonger: Oho, I ain't requestin' nothin'. Ask who I am.
Shuri: You are Erik Stevens. An American Black Operative. A mercenary nicknamed Killmonger. That's who you are.
Killmonger: That's not my name, Princess. Ask me, king.
T'Challa: No.
Killmonger: Ask me.
T'Challa: Take him away.
River Tribe Elder: [In Xhosa] Ungubani? (translation: "Who are you?")
Killmonger: [In Xhosa] Indingu N'Jadaka! Unyanka N'Jobu! (translation: "I am N'Jadaka! Son of Prince N'Jobu!") [The tribal elders are stunned]
Mining Tribe Elder: [In Xhosa] Unyana ka N'Jobu? (translation: "Son of Prince N'Jobu?")
Killmonger: [In English] I found my daddy with panther claws in his chest! You ain't the son of a king! You're the son of a murderer!
Ramonda: [In Xhosa] U due Ku Disto! (translation: "You're lying!") [In English] Lies!
W'Kabi: I'm afraid not, Queen Mother. [Presents N'Jobu's royal ring]
Killmonger: Hey, Auntie. I'm exercising my blood right. The challenge for the mantles of king and Black Panther.
Ramonda: Do not do this, T'Challa.
M'Kathu: As the son of Prince N'Jobu, he is within his rights.
Ramonda: He has no rights here!
River Tribe Elder: The challenge will take weeks to prepare!
Killmonger: Weeks? I don't need weeks. The whole country ain't gotta be there. I just need him and somebody to get me outta these chains.
Ramonda: T'Challa, what do you know of this?
T'Challa: I accept your challenge.
View Quote T'Challa: I never yielded! And as you can see: I am not dead!
Killmonger: All that challenge shit is over with. I'm the king now. Get those planes in the air, carry out the mission! W'Kabi! Man, kill this clown!
Okoye: W'Kabi! The challenge is not complete!
Border Tribesman: What will we do?
W'Kabi: Border Tribe! [In Xhosa] Kill him! [The Border tribesmen charge into battle against T'Challa. A furious Okoye rounds on Killmonger]
Okoye: You! Your heart is so full of hatred, you're not fit to be a king! [Okoye and the Dora Milaje attack Killmonger as he activates his own Black Panther suit]
View Quote T'Challa: My suit is good.
Shuri: Old tech. Functional, but old. "People are shooting at me. Wait, let me put my helmet on!"
View Quote T'Challa: What are these?
Shuri: The real question is [Points at T'Challa's sandals] WHAT ARE THOSE??? Why do you have your toes out in my lab?
T'Challa: What, you don't like my royal sandals? I wanted to go old school for my first day.
Shuri: I bet the elders loved that!
View Quote Ulysses Klaue: You... you really want to go to Wakanda? They're savages! [Shows his scarred brand] This is what they do to people like us.
Killmonger: I don't worry 'bout no brand. Check these out. Each one is for a kill. [Shows scars on his arms]
Ulysses Klaue: You can scar yourself as much as you like. To them, you'll just be an outsider. You're crazy to think that you can just walk in there.
[Killmonger pulls down his lower lip to reveal his Wakandan War Dog tattoo and causing Klaue to realize he is Wakandan.]
Ulysses Klaue: And to think I saw you as some crazy American.
[Klaue laughs before Killmonger shoots Klaue in the head]
View Quote W'Kabi: Would you kill me, my love?
Okoye: For Wakanda? [She holds her spear at his throat] Without question!
View Quote Zuri/James: Erik, stop! I am the cause of your father's death. Not him. Take me.
Killmonger: [Killmonger looks at Zuri for a moment... then takes his spear...] I'll take you both, Uncle James! [...and sends it straight through Zuri's chest!]
T'Challa: NOOOOOOOOOOO!