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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2007, 07:17:07 pm »
It would certainly be cool if Killmonger battle The new Fantastic Four with some help from
BP's other rogue gallery (such as Malice II, Man-Ape & Hudlin's version of Klaw).

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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2007, 05:34:50 am »
should there be a "Legacy of the Panther" series focusing on previous Panthers?

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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2007, 04:03:42 pm »
You known what....that might actually work.

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Wakanda should Annex other territories
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2008, 10:13:53 am »
Wakanda should start annexing nearby territories that are unstable, and begin spearheading societal improvement programs to get rid of regional warlords and corrupt dictators/presidents..
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Re: Wakanda should Annex other territories
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2008, 01:29:10 pm »
Wakanda should start annexing nearby territories that are unstable, and begin spearheading societal improvement programs to get rid of regional warlords and corrupt dictators/presidents..
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Didn't Reg go into this and why it would/wouldnt work in the Xmen crossover event?

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« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2008, 05:20:34 pm »
We might get a new answer when the new Black Panther Annual comes out.
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Re: Wakanda should Annex other territories
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2008, 05:04:49 am »
Wakanda should start annexing nearby territories that are unstable, and begin spearheading societal improvement programs to get rid of regional warlords and corrupt dictators/presidents..
That seems to jump straight from isolationism to 'benevolent' imperialism /dictatorship / occupation. Be a fascinating story, though.

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wakandan tech -- mysteries revealed!
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2008, 05:17:29 am »

What are the most impressive established expressions of Wakandan technology?

kimoyo
vibranium microweave
sub-orbital flyers
energy daggers
sonic showers
sonic firearm disruption
THROB
time/space travel (frogs)
clean renewable energy and water
mystical disruption (Mephisto)
polymorph (other) - (Black Dragon)
hard light construction
magnetic flight
...

I started wondering about this when Panther told Thing that he shouldn't worry about guns since Wakandans had been disarming them for centuries.

What else haven't we seen?

This thread could lead to some amazing speculation, and maybe one day some thing cool showing up in a story ...

my hypothetical list of Wakandan tech includes
teleportation
energy dampening
polymorph (self) effects
astral projection
hard light simulation
...
thinking about this, it seems odd that Killmonger's Ivan Boeski routine worked at all.  Since they're so much more technically advanced, it would seem logical that their financial sophistication would also be more profound.  (combination of competitive and cooperative economics in macro-financial contexts, etc.)

...

welcoming other concepts and ideas ...

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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2008, 10:37:03 am »
it also strikes me that 'restraint' seems to be a HUGE part of wakandan culture ... back to the whole, Panther doesn't built a massive suit of tech-armor because he chooses not to.


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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2008, 08:52:44 am »
should there be a "Legacy of the Panther" series focusing on previous Panthers?

mini-series, for sure, I'd buy them, with Mr. Reggie writing...
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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2008, 01:33:05 pm »
wg's points are nothing short of fascinating,and "Legacy of the Black Panthers" would be (at least) every bit as engaging as the lineage of Iron Fists.JA or PRIEST would merk this book.In fact,JA+PRIEST would be the premier ubermongo combo team on this kind of book.

wg raises very interesting points regarding KM's spiel and position in Wakanda.I'm thinking that KM would thrive in the regions of Wakanda that pool the general dissatisfaction with BP's globe trotting and the areas that have a greater suspicion of tech (not an ABSENCE of tech,just equivalent to USA tech...which is low grade tech in Wakanda) and therefore more magic and work with the Earth.Then there's Man-Ape and Karnaj and those guys.They didn't spring outta nowhere.There are still many unexplored refions in Wakanda.There could/should large underground and other dimensional areas and aspects of Wakanda that have literally never been explored by anyone.

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« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2008, 06:29:50 am »

the otherdimensional aspects of Wakandan territory as very cool.

I'd love to see a future story where a T'Challa descendent became a Marvel equivalent of High-Father (Kirby), communing with an elevated Panther god who governs the divinities in the multiverse.

It would also be great to see a past Panther who was Earth's sorcerer supreme -- maybe in the 1300s in relation to the global economy under the caliphate.

Most of all, it would be amazing to see T'Challa's scientists experimenting with string theory and human consciousness -- revealing that the Panther can perceive reality, exist, and act in multiple dimensions simultaneously ... a possibly that might wait in the distant future of human evolution.


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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2008, 12:55:45 pm »
^^^^OMFG what GREAT IDEAS!! where did you come up with this,dub g?
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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2008, 04:25:51 am »

thanks, supreme.

i am fortunate enough that i get to play with big ideas every day on my job, so it helps to brainstorm about new entertainment possibilities.

final crisis probably had me thinking about the elevation of the Panther to explicit god status (the process currently happening for the dc heroes)

obsidian age (jla) shaped my idea about the earlier sorcerer panther

i have some vague intuition that the simultaneous consciousness thing is rooted in my watching babylon 5 a few years ago

Your question makes me wonder how my imagination works ... is it representative of how human imagination works generally ... and brings me back to a question i grapple with regularly -- at the intersection of reason, emotion, intuition, and logic, what is the limit of psychic possibility for human beings?



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Re: culture of Wakanda
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2008, 07:59:58 pm »
If I remember correctly, the actual Wakandans number in the low thousands and worship the Panther God (mostly).

They rule a number of smaller tribes like the Hill and Marsh people who are anti-modernity. Those are the guys you see in the huts still rocking loincloths. I know there's also a tribe of Fisher-people too.

Killmonger's N'jdaka village  I guess would be the second largest city in Wakanda next to the capital itself.

The tribes don't get along at all which is the reason for the Dora Miliage. To appease the two biggest tribes with access to the king as a ceremonial wife/bodyguard. 

Population- I'd guess to be around 80,000 total, all tribes included (Ross has said that Wankanda was roughly the size of New Jersey, but I'd think its about the size of Newark actually.

Religion-We only know of two the State sponsored Black Panther cult and the outlawed White Gorilla cult. There was also a Lion God but that cult seems to have few adhereants.

Education and Health Care would be provided by the State, but you would have to travel to the Capital to receive university level education or hospitalization.

Economy-The Wakandans have made themselves rich by controlled trading in Vibrainium. Internally, the various tribes trade with each other and the Capital. Hill and Marshfolk for example, trading in herbs and fish respectively. I'd also have to say that Wakanda seems to run on some kind of enlightend version of Socialism.
 
Culture-Xenophobic. Only members of the Royal Family (T'challa, Shuri and that race car driver guy from the Black Musketeers) seem to have travelled abroad.  Other than Wankanda's international responsiblities (U.N. Ambassadors, SHEILD Agents) or scientific ones, the average Wakandan knows little of the outside world and cares even less.

In terms of population the marvel atlas says that wakanda has a population of 6,000,000.