The forgotten cousin
Erik Killmonger is a character from the movie Black Panther from Marvel studios. In this movie, we discover the kingdom of Wakanda and its new king T’Challa. Indeed, after the death of his father in the movie Captain America Civil War, T’Challa officially becomes king after an ancestral ceremony during which he must give up his powers to fight all those who would challenge him. The ceremony is a success and T’Challa becomes king, regaining his Black Panther powers: agility and speed. These powers are given to him by a flower that grows only in Wakanda, an incredibly advanced country, thanks to vibranium, an extraterrestrial and very resistant metal, present in the ground since a meteorite crashed there. But in New York, Erik Killmonger is determined to get back to Wakanda, which everyone thinks is a third-world country, its main and incredibly advanced city being hidden behind a shield. He finally manages to enter and we learn with amazement that he is in fact T’Challa’s cousin. Indeed, his father, T’Challa’s uncle, had been sent to New York as a spy, and seeing the misery of his brothers there, had decided to reveal the secret of Wakanda to the world. For this, he was executed and his son left behind.