>>>I think a lot of us would like to see T'Challa, after his mission in Hell's Kitchen is over, learn to accept more help from time to time and realize that he does not always have to carry burdens alone, and that he should open up to Ororo a LOT more.
I agree with this.
I think this whole thing of shunning his wife to "find himself" is pretty forced and weak if you ask me. I'm just not buying it.
It seems more in character for both to find the strength in their vows and what it means to be married and be that rock for each other.
I know old school Panther fans really wanna see the gritty, inner-city grass-roots Panther of old, but things would really have to devolve for the character in order to make it seem legitimate. I know we've seen it a hundred times with comic characters (for the millionth time with DD--that's why we're even reading BP right now), but it would just seem a more plausible direction for royalty like T-Challa. I would rather have Storm disappear unexpectedly, die (like those X-Men tend to do for a while), or be trapped somewhere to explain this solo trek, rather than put the "real" Panther life on hold.
I don't know. T'Challa always struck me as a resourceful man who would rarely call for help unless he truly needed it. I wonder what Dwayne McDuffie would have done with the book if he was still alive.
Dwayne McDuffie February 20, 1969 to February 21, 2011
Rest in peace old friend