NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Ryan Coogler, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, and Lupita Nyong'o participate in SiriusXM's Town Hall With The Cast Of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at SIRIUS XM Studio on November 01, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Every Main Character In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ranked Worst To Best
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This story contains spoilers for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."
19. The U.S. Secretary
IMDb lists Richard Schiff as The U.S Secretary of State in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," but he's never addressed as such in the movie. Schiff’s character is one of the very few ways this movie disappoints, because there is very little depth to his role, putting him at the very bottom of the list.
18. The French Secretary
The French Secretary of State (Gigi Bermingham) is another character whose name goes unuttered in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." She is exceedingly bad at diplomacy, as proven when her black ops raid team is dragged into the U.N. by the Dora Milaje and she is unable to muster even a word in response.
17. Namora
While Namora (Mabel Cadena) gets grace notes in some solid action sequences, there's little room for her to blossom in "Wakanda Forever," because of the overstuffed nature of the movie. However, one of the film's final scenes hints at bigger, more resentment-fueled character development for her down the road.
16. Dr. Graham
The assumption is Dr. Graham will prove important because she's played by Lake Bell and leading the CIA's search for vibranium, the catalytic plot point of "Wakanda Forever." However, Graham and the entire crew fall victim to Namor and his army's attack, showcasing just how terrifying Namor is.
15. Valentina
Over three increasingly sizable appearances, Valentina "Val" Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has been a professional pot-stirrer. In "Wakanda Forever," Val is a joy to watch and compellingly motivated, but the sum of her role and the Everett Ross subplot is a weak element in the movie.