Black Panther was one of 2018s biggest hits for Marvel for many reasons and the compelling performance of Michael B. Jordan was arguably the biggest reason.
The anger felt by Erik Killmonger after his father’s death drove him to become the potentially world changing threat that forced Black Panther to reexamine age old practices.
In the scene where Killmonger takes the Heart-Shaped herb, and he goes back to his father’s apartment in Oakland, he reads his father’s journal to figure out what to do as king of Wakanda.
Marvel fan and YouTube user aznmarty256 took the time to study the writing and transcribe that journal entry for all of us to read. And it’s contents are heartbreaking.
“Ungubani? Who are you? I asked this question of myself many times. Often times, I do not know. But I do know I am no longer the man my country knew.
Maybe love? My son?
“It has all changed me. T’Chaka must see what we can do, how we can change the course of time for the people who struggle so much in this land. Strangers to me, but my brothers and sisters still. How can I look at them, with the same skin as me, stolen from the same place I came from and not reach out to them? How can I sit idly by and watch in pain and return to Wakanda as if there was nothing to see at all?
Who am I? A war dog who will not leave the lost tribe behind again. Who are you, my son? You will ask this one day and know the answer: N’Jadaka, son of N’Jobu.
Yeah. If my daddy left me a letter like that and I found it after finding him killed, I might take go take over my home country too.