MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 09: Lupita Nyong’o poses for a photo during the Wakanda Forever Red Carpet in Mexico City at Plaza Satelite on November 09, 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Agustin Cuevas/Getty Images for Disney)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Reveals Where Nakia Was During The Blip
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."
After a triumphant conclusion to the first "Black Panther" film, Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia vanished, failing to take part in the final battle in "Avengers: Endgame" and missing from King T'Challa's funeral, leaving the world to wonder where she had gone. The answer was ultimately revealed in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," and it is incredibly touching.
The world assumed the franchise would just keep Nakia's disappearance vague after it stayed unsolved for so long. But when the movie did finally reveal the full circumstances surrounding Nakia's disappearance, it did so in one of the most touching scenes in the entire MCU: the revelation that Nakia had a son with King T'Challa.
All is revealed in the film's beautiful mid-credits scene, where Nakia finally joins Shuri on the beach, accompanied by a young boy, which she introduces him as Toussaint but tells Shuri his Wakandan name: Prince T'Challa. Nakia wasn't just away during the Blip: she was away raising her baby with T'Challa.
She explains that the Wakandan king, who apparently knew he was sick, didn't want his son to see his funeral, and we even learn that Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) got to know her grandchild. It's a beautiful legacy for T'Challa, a fitting backstory for Nakia, and an emotional endnote for a film whose heart ached with Chadwick Boseman's absence.