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10 Best Quotes That Prove Nakia Would Be A Great Black Panther

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Wakanda Forever.

Wakanda Forever gives Shuri an emotional and tragedy-filled character development arc, and all the heartbreaking events lead up to her proving herself as a worthy successorto her brother and the mantle of the Black Panther.

However, before she was confirmed to take up the mantle, many fans were also nominating Nakia for the role, which makes sense given elements like her compassion, combat skills, and spy talents. Apart from her vast experiences and numerous heroic traits, there are also many quotes from Black Panther and its sequel that prove her to have been a formidable candidate for the Black Panther mantle.


“I Wish For You To Be There.”

T’Challa, Black Panther

T'Challa first sees Nakia in Black Panther

Beyond being a superb spy and loyal Wakandan, Nakia was also one of the people closest to T’Challa, as shown when he tells her to come back for his father’s funeral.

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From acting as his confidante to keeping him morally grounded, Nakia pushed T’Challa to be a better man and someone worthy of the Black Panther mantle. Her strong moral compass and the way she uplifts and understands those around her are all reasons she would’ve done justice to the role, as conveyed by this line.

“This One Is Just A Boy!”

Nakia, Black Panther

Nakia with her arms crossed in Black Panther

While it may have been difficult for T’Challa to face some of the most powerful Black Panther villains, coming to terms with the faults of the Black Panther legacy proved to be just as much of a challenge in the first film.

Nakia, however, was shown to always be steadfast and unwavering when it came to principles, such as this quote. Not only did she help T’Challa better reconcile what he thinks justice is and who he wanted to be, but she also made sure to stand her ground and provide a voice for those in need, empathy that would’ve translated well into the Black Panther role.

“I’ve Seen Too Many In Need To Just Turn A Blind Eye.”

Nakia, Black Panther

T'Challa flirts with Nakia in Black Panther

Nakia’s well-roundedness is one of the reasons she was considered to be one of the most likely candidates to be the new Black Panther.

From her impressive fighting skills to her mastery of various languages and networking, Nakia had many qualities that would have set her up for success as the Black Panther. Above all were her empathy and the social responsibility she shouldered, as evidenced in this quote. Plus, her kind heart being T’Challa’s successor would have furthered his outreach work tenfold, honoring his legacy even more.

“It Will Consume You.”

Nakia, Wakanda Forever

An image of Nakia looking surprised in Black Panther 2 is shown.

Apart from being intelligent and logical, Nakia is also shown to be kind and just – a fine balance of reason and emotion. When Shuri is fixated on revenge, Nakia gently guides her, stating that vengeance will consume her if she lets it.

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This quote not only proves Nakia’s levelheadedness in the face of adversity and pain but also depicts her strong moral compass and the goodness she both emits and brings out in others. Plus, it’s a great callback to T’Challa’s revelation in Civil War, a similarity that further posits her as a great successor.

“You Get To Decide What Kind Of King You Are Going To Be.”

Nakia, Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther and Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia talking in Black Panther

Killlmonger not only enabled Klaue, one of the few non-Wakandans who have visited the country, but he was also the reason behind T’Challa’s self-doubt and moral crisis.

However, in his time of need, Nakia was there to remind him of what matters, grounding him and steering him in the right direction. This quote proves Nakia’s power of reflection and self-awareness, something T’Challa and Shuri slowly developed as Black Panthers but which Nakia already embodied since her first on-screen appearance.

“I Was Afraid Of How Final The Funeral Would Be.”

Nakia, Wakanda Forever

Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Shuri (Letitia Wright) in Black Panther

While previously Shuri had some of the funniest quotes in the MCU, Wakanda Forever depicted her in a much more somber and heartbreaking light as she suffered immense losses – luckily, she still had Nakia.

Nakia being Shuri’s pillar of support despite the monumental pain she herself was also suffering through not only proves her character but her willingness to put aside her own needs for the good of others. This line also shows Nakia in a much more humane and genuine light, reminding viewers that she too has fears and vulnerabilities, as does any hero. Her openness about her feelings and the ability to prioritize others even in grief makes her that much more worthy of the Black Panther role.

“I Would Make A Great Queen Because I Am So Stubborn.”

Nakia, Black Panther

An image of the Black Panther mask

Although Nakia has never been Black Panther in the comics, she certainly tops the list of characters who would’ve been an elite choice for the title in the films.

As shown in this quote, Nakia is not afraid to stand up, strong and proud, for the things she believes in. Not one to yield under pressure, intimidation, or expectation, Nakia has a clear conscience and unwavering bravery – both traits that would’ve empowered her as Wakanda’s renowned warrior and protector.

“It Will Not Fill The Hole In Your Heart.”

Nakia, Wakanda Forever

Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia looking out at the ocean in Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Despite how strongly Nakia feels things, she also is able to put aside her emotions and act fast in times of need, something shown both in Black Panther when Killmonger defeats T’Challa, and when Namor kills Ramonda in Wakanda Forever, after which she states this quote to Shuri.

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Despite her own heartbreak and grief at the huge loss, Nakia reminds Shuri to do the right thing. Her ability to regulate her emotions accordingly and put her duty first are both reasons why she would have made for a great Black Panther, albeit without the same vengeance-driven arcs as Shuri and T’Challa.

“But To Me, He Was Everything. My T’Challa.”

Nakia, Wakanda Forever

T'Challa and Nakia walking together at the club in Black Panther

Although her prominence in the teaser and trailer made it clear that Nakia would be much more than a cameo in Wakanda Forever, fans still speculated about her role in the new film, given the loss of T’Challa and the availability of the Black Panther role.

As evidenced by this quote, Nakia’s love for T’Challa was one of the driving forces of her character, and her taking on his previous mantle would have been an epic testament to that love. Plus, it would have made the surprise reveal of T’Challa Junior even more bittersweet and full of potential, with their son perhaps one day being passed along their shared Black Panther legacy.

“Nakia, You Should Take [The Herb] Yourself”

Ramonda, Black Panther

Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia in Black Panther

After T’Challa was assumed to be dead in Black Panther, Nakia took away the last (organic) heart-shaped herb but was urged to consume it herself instead of offering it to M’Baku.

Besides all of her own quotes that prove Nakia has the skills, principles, and defining traits to take up the Black Panther mantle, something that really drives home her supremacy as a candidate is the fact that Queen Ramonda herself deemed her worthy of the mantle. Plus, Nakia’s humble denial and reasoning once more demonstrate how her selfless and empowering persona would have been a worthy fit for the Black Panther role.

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