Wakanda Forever’s Mid-Credits Scene: Unveiling T’Challa’s Legacy


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever honoured the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman while forging a new path for Wakanda. However, the film’s emotional journey wasn’t over when the credits rolled. A pivotal mid-credits scene plants a seed for the future of the Black Panther mantle and the complexities Wakanda faces going forward. Let’s delve into the details of this impactful scene and explore the questions it raises.

A Quiet Revelation in Haiti

The mid-credits scene takes place after the stylized credits sequence and Rihanna’s powerful ballad “Lift Me.” We find Shuri, still grappling with her grief and newfound responsibility, visiting Nakia in a small village in Haiti. Nakia, who was noticeably absent from much of the film’s main events, is revealed to be living a quieter life, working as a teacher.

The reunion is filled with unspoken emotions. Shuri acknowledges Nakia’s absence during Wakanda’s time of need, and Nakia explains her choice. She reveals a secret she’s been keeping: T’Challa has a son.

This child, introduced as Toussaint, is a vibrant and curious boy. Nakia explains that T’Challa wanted his son to grow up away from the pressures and political turmoil of Wakanda. Here, amidst the simplicity of Haitian life, Toussaint could experience a normal childhood, something T’Challa never had.

The scene doesn’t shy away from the complexities of this decision. Shuri, still burdened by loss, wrestles with the fact that she wasn’t informed about her nephew. Nakia acknowledges T’Challa prepared them for his passing but felt Toussaint’s’ presence wasn’t yet ready for the public eye.

The scene ends with a heartwarming moment. Toussaint reveals his Wakandan name, T’Challa, much like his father. He also displays a glimpse of superhuman strength, hinting at his potential connection to the Heart-Shaped Herb and the Black Panther mantle.

Who is T’Challa’s Son?

Toussaint’s introduction throws a fascinating curveball into the narrative. Here’s what we know about him:

  • Son of T’Challa and Nakia: The scene confirms a pre-existing romantic relationship between T’Challa and Nakia, hinted at in the first Black Panther film.
  • Raised in Haiti: T’Challa presumably chose Haiti, a nation with a rich history of resisting oppression, as a haven for his son.
  • Wakandan Name: The name T’Challa signifies his royal lineage and potential future as Black Panther.
  • Superhuman Strength: The brief display of strength suggests Toussaint may have access to the Heart-Shaped Herb, granting him superhuman abilities.

This revelation opens doors for future Black Panther stories. Will Toussaint eventually return to wakanda forever and embrace his heritage? How will Shuri, now the Black Panther, react to her newfound cousin and potential successor?

Questions and Theories

The mid-credits scene ignites several questions that fuel fan theories:

  • Age of Toussaint: The scene doesn’t explicitly state Toussaint’s age. Some speculate he could be very young, meaning it might be a while before he takes on the Black Panther mantle. Others theorize he’s closer to Shuri’s age, potentially setting up a rivalry or co-leadership dynamic.
  • Nakia’s Future: Will Nakia return to Wakanda with Toussaint? Will she play a role in his Wakandan upbringing, or will she continue to prioritize his normal life?
  • The Heart-Shaped Herb: With Killmonger destroying the previous supply in the first film, how will Toussaint gain his powers? Has Wakanda found a way to cultivate the herb again, or will a different path be explored?
  • Wakanda’s Future: The film establishes Wakanda’s openness to the world. How will the nation handle the potential return of an heir, especially one raised outside Wakandan traditions?

These unanswered questions suggest a future where T’Challa’s legacy continues to shape Wakanda. The Black Panther mantle might evolve, with Shuri potentially mentoring Toussaint or even sharing the responsibility.


Q. What’s the boy’s name?

Nakia explains that T’Challa wanted his son to grow up away from the pressures of Wakanda, so they named him Toussaint. However, the boy also carries the Wakandan name T’Challa, honouring his father.

Q. Why is T’Challa’s son in Haiti?

T’Challa decided for his son to have a normal childhood, away from the expectations and dangers of being Wakandan royalty. Nakia has been raising him in secret.

Q. Does this scene hint at the future of the Black Panther mantle?

The young T’Challa’s introduction certainly suggests a future where he takes on the Black Panther mantle. His final line, “He [Namor] has superhuman strength…we should find him and kill him,” foreshadows potential conflict and his eventual acceptance of the Black Panther role.

Q. Is there a second post-credits scene?

No, there is only one mid-credits scene in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. However, the closing credits do display the message “Black Panther will return,” hinting at future stories featuring the character and the nation of Wakanda.

Q. Where can I watch the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever post-credits scene?

You can find clips of the scene circulating online, but to experience it in full context, you’d have to watch the movie itself.

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