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Quotes by T'Challa (Earth-616)

Quote1 Do you think you're the first person that ever felt like utterly destroying his enemy? It's an impulse as old as time itself... Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Brazen power oft succumbs to silence and stealth! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 That is not the voice of a man insane! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Insane though he may have become, Stark is still a consummate genius. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I must admit, my glowing friend, that I do prefer the company of lions and leopards! They're much more trustworthy than the predators one finds in so-called civilization! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 To kill a beast of prey, they must first hit him! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 -- but perhaps I do need to talk a bit about home -- about days long forgotten -- about nights lost in time's shadow -- and about the origin of one whom the outside world has called -- The Panther! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I know that look. You're wondering... What am I waiting for? Namor's biology and genetics make him incredibly resistant to damage, but even he doesn't have the ability to simply shrug off what we--and the resulting fall from this platform--did to him. It will take a second for him to fully regain his wits... And I want him completely aware of what is about to happen to him. So we will spare him a few minutes. Because I want him to know--really know--it's over. To fully realize there's no forgiveness for what he's done. That there is a price and he's finally going to pay it--that there's no mercy for men like him, and even if there was, he doesn't get any. I want him to know this is how it ends. And more than that... I want him to know... It was me. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 How can we get the power back on, Bola? Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Wakandans are free people. There are different kinds of freedom. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 You were once human, Sam Saxxon, but you forsook humanity as you rejected your soul. You might seek to scare scientists and students -- but you do not frighten the Black Panther! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 As a man of science and nature, when driving this vehicle, I am amazed at the fusion of the two. A machine that aspires to manifest a soul will be used to stop a machine that rejects its soul. Appropriate. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Nevertheless -- I bow to the will of my people. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Spirits of the Ancestors... Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 My country is not in the market for advisors--either Cuban or American! We merely wish to know -- about the world outside! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I am the King of Wakanda. I am the nation incarnate. And on behalf of that nation, I say: Let the faith of all of Wakanda power you. That faith is more than any mutation. It is a gift of godhead, passed down from your ancestors. Claim the gift. Let this be the hour when Gods again stalk the land. The hour of the Storm. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Cold blooded female!! It's your weird band of Collectors who should be kept as curiosities in these tanks! You're no longer human! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Slaughter is not freedom, death is not freedom, and defeat is not freedom! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 The fight for freedom needs no more martyrs -- it needs victory -- it needs no more atrocities to stir our blood -- it is stirred! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Take your best shot. I will offer no resistance. Then it will be my turn. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Let's see who is truly divine, "Thor" Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I hate a bureaucrat with delusions of adequacy. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Since you've squandered the right to surrender, I will keep pounding you until you can't move anymore. How about that? Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Today we are all the Black Panther! And today we will fight as one! For Wakanda! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I love it when a plan comes together. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I'm going to take a wild guess: You're not here to recruit me. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Give up...?' You' are not my father. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I will admit this to you: Wakanda must change. I will not say what, or how -- not now in the midst of war -- but I know that there must be change. But I cannot do it alone, baba. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I am a king, Mother. Nothing can change this. But I will not be a tyrant. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 No more games, Zawavari. My soul-stalker power is expansive, but it has limits. A warlock like you could have evaded me. You did not even try. I am here because you wished it. And you are well aware of why I have come. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 The Gods have forsaken the people. Some of them think their King has too. And so some of them now look to you. You should not take the faith of people lightly. Believe me. I know. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Aneka, respond. Ayo, respond. If you can hear me, abort the mission. Abort if you can hear me. You are in grave danger. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 My uncle S'Yan is dead now. Murdered by another king. I loved him. But I wish he'd told me not just of the power of kings, but of the might of the people. I wish he'd warned me that they, too, have secrets. They, too, hold mysteries. They, too, possess a power all their own. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 No more discourse. No more deliberation. No more excuses. No more mercy. We know what this is. It is war, and war is our nation's trade. It has been so for generations. We are Wakanda. We will not be terrorized. We are terror itself. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I am your king, boy. I am the aegis between you and all the great troubles that would break you on sight. That is my sacred duty. And whenever I fail, whenever Wakandans die, some part of me is lost. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I do not even know my own name. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I am not the one who needs backup. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Mr. Keith reached out to me weeks ago, claiming some affiliation to Wakanda. I had never heard of him, and I would have dismissed his claim... except he used an antiquated channel on the Kimoyo-net. One that only my inner circle knows exists. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Allow me to officially welcome you, "Cable"... to the African nation-state of Wakanda. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I could not ask for better allies. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 If anyone deserves to exploit the vibranium resources here, it is this land's natives. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I have seen too much, Captain Marvel. I can no longer defend any of this. At the beginning I could. I could. But I have grown more and more uncomfortable with my part in this. And long, long ago I learned that if you are on Captain America's side... you can rest easy knowing you are on the right side. And if he, even after what we have all experienced, would choose to protect that child Avenger's right to be... then that is what I should have been doing this entire time. If you attack me... you attack the Kingdom of Wakanda. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Damn it, Reed, this isn't some logic puzzle for you to solve. This is a war, and we're losing. My people are dying out there! We've lost contact with your wife, your friends. We can't win if we keep playing by the rules. ... No more theorizing. I've already made the calls. Shuri was right all along. The only way to win this was to go straight for the throat. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
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Quote1 It is my wish that you remain a part of... ...Fantastic Force! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Do not seek to do all my fighting for me. Some things after all are best left to... The Black Leopard! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 That madman has imprisoned me as a lesser creature. That was his first mistake. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 It is not for nothing that I am called the Black Panther! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Don't bother. She's very sensitive about her hair. Word of advice: as you value your life, never ask her if she's wearing colored contact lenses. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 This is not our destination... This is where our journey begins. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 They saved the world and were lifted up as saviors. Their home was a temple--a monument erected for The Science Games. A tower pointing towards the stars, and possibly something beyond even that. They were the greatest heroes their world had ever seen. They should have been enough. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I will not allow you to take Wakanda away from me, Killmonger! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 A man goes to brood where it is most isolated,... Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 ... Oft-times when you slay the dragon --- its blood stains more than your hands. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Blood and death? Is this all I am to hear for the rest of my days? Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 This is where it ends Killmonger -- one way -- or another! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 You should not hit a man in the side of the head with your fist. The man's head is harder. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Your hand is strength... It seems your hand is always giving me strength. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Then our search has ended. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Go, tell your leader that his chieftan has returned! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Killmonger! Killmonger! Every time I turn around, I hear his name! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Speak not to me of respect.. you've made a mockery of that word... Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 God works through me, the same as you. There is non feat I achieve that you are not capable of. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 It is not for nothing that I am called the Black Panther! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 The world always conscripts young males to do their killing. And dying. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Better to die as men --- Than to live as slaves! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 We did hear sounds of battle, Avengers... And the victor is our "dead" friend Ant-Man! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I escaped -- But more than that I do not remember. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 ... May the spirits of our ancestors grant that we reach our destination in time! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Now, you and your future husband can stop fearing and face the future! Congratulations. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 To kill a beast of prey, they must first hit him! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 There is a reason the Skrulls had such an easy time trying to turn the world against its heroes. Because deep down everyone knows that this could happen, and now it has. You just decided all by yourselves that you are the Earth's protectors. And that you, and only you, not your teammates or family, are trustworthy enough to include in the process... What happens when you disagree? When one of these Earth-changing moments finds you all at odds with each other, here in a secret meeting? What happens then? Walk away now. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 We have seen so much evil in the collapsing of worlds... But now we will see something truly wicked. What's worse than facing villains with the fate of your world hanging in the balance? Facing heroes. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 But one last thing... You have the blood of my people on your hands. So when this is done-- When my wants have replaced my needs... I'm going to kill you. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I take no pride in this... In any of it. What we have done here today... The actions we have taken... I believe they will haunt us until the end of our days. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I am who you are looking for. I am the Black Panther. King of the dead... And soon to be your new lord. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
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Quote1 Since the time of Bashenga, we've controlled our destiny as few other nations have. Yet my own father's death and more recent events have shown that our isolation makes us a target. Today I am taking the first steps toward ending that isolation. The world will see Wakanda and know our strength. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I... thought I knew everything about this family, this realm. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Victor! Your reign is over... and it ends with us. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 Today we are all the Black Panther! And today we will fight as one! For Wakanda! Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 This anxiety you feel. The fear for us that led you to come to me in the first place. That formed the Ultimates. Where did it come from? What do you dream? Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 I have reservations. For now though, I am content to observe... to better formulate a response at the proper time. And you? Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)
Quote1 You know, this feels right. You and me, fighting side by side -- But I suppose that's a goddess's prerogative. Quote2
--T'Challa (Earth-616)

Conversations with T'Challa (Earth-616)


Zodiac soldier
Get him! He's only one man!
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T'Challa (Earth-616)
Black Panther
For that matter, fella... so was Alexander the Great!
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Avengers #82
Black Panther Vol 4 #18

Zeke Stane
Seriously? With both hands literally tied behind your back?
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T'Challa (Earth-616)
Black Panther
Yes.
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Black Panther Vol 6 #7
Susan Storm (Earth-616) from Fantastic Four Vol 5 13 cover
Sue
You're kind.
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T'Challa (Earth-616)
T'Challa
Don't tell my enemies.
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Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) from Storm Vol 2 1 0001
Ororo
Farewell, my friends. If you need us, just call.
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Fantastic Four #550
T'Challa (Earth-616)
Black Panther
How do you do it, Namor? How do you bury the part of you that was good and noble so deep that all that remains is this? Some shell of the man you used to be.
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Namor McKenzie (Earth-616) from Fantastic Four Vol 2 2 0001
Namor
Look at them, T'Challa-- flying off to save the unsaveable. The good and noble, warring against the inevitable. Is that us? Is that what you think we are? You might have been right at one time. Maybe I was that man once. Maybe you were as well. But then we both lost our people, and our kingdoms crumbled. Even now, while we do what we must to keep the things we love alive, we become everything they hate. Do you know what you bury deep, my friend? Things that have died. Who is this Namor, the good and noble? No man I know.
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New Avengers Vol 3 #17
Namor McKenzie (Earth-616) from Fantastic Four Vol 2 2 0001
Namor
"It matters." The way you people talk about your lives-- Like they mean something... "It matters."

I am the greatest man I know... But compared to this, I'm nothing. Just as you... are nothing. Am I the only man here with the courage of his convictions... Or am I the only one with conviction at all?

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Reed Richards (Earth-616) from Avengers Vol 5 43 cover
Mister Fantastic
Namor... Don't... It's not worth it.
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Namor McKenzie (Earth-616) from Fantastic Four Vol 2 2 0001
Namor
These lines you won't cross... These things you won't do... They shame you. How dare any of you put yourself--your damned morals--above the lives of every living thing? The truth is, you people aren't worth that... And neither am I. Our lives are a pittance. A petty, small nothing...
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T'Challa (Earth-616)
Black Panther
Namor! NOOOO!
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Namor McKenzie (Earth-616) from Fantastic Four Vol 2 2 0001
Namor
Of course this is worth it. Now watch... As I do what you could not.
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New Avengers Vol 3 #21

Johann Shmidt (Earth-616) from Fireside Book Series Vol 1 3 001
Red Skull (Johann Shmidt)
Have you nothing to say, animal?
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T'Challa (Earth-616)
Black Panther (T'Challa) -- Avengers Vol 3 #70
Yes. I'm going to break your jaw.
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Anthony Stark (Earth-616)
Iron Man
Could that be considered an act of war?
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T'Challa (Earth-616)
Black Panther (after the Thor clone destroyed the Wakandan embassy) Black Panther Vol 4 #25
That could be considered an act of war.
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Quote1 When all else fails -- throw rocks! Quote2
--Black Panther (while fighting a Yeti)