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T'Chaka: A man who has not prepared his children for his own death has failed as a father. Have I ever failed you?
T'Challa: Never. Tell me how to best protect Wakanda. I want to be a great king, Baba, just like you.
T'Chaka: You're going to struggle, so you need to surround yourself with people you trust. You're a good man with a good heart, and it's hard for a good man to be king.
— Father and son, reunited in the Ancestral Plain

Prince N’Jobu: No tears for me?
Kid Erik: Everybody dies. It's just life around here.
N'Jobu: Well, look at what I've done. I should have taken you back long ago. Instead, we are both abandoned here.
Adult Killmonger: Or maybe your home is the one that’s lost. That’s why they can’t find us.
— A second, far sadder reunion

T'Chaka: My son. The time has come for you to come home and be reunited with me.
T'Challa: Why? Why didn’t you bring the boy home? Why Baba?
T'Chaka: He... He was the truth I chose to omit.
T'Challa: You were wrong to abandon him.
T'Chaka: I chose my people. I chose Wakanda. Our future depended-
T'Challa: You are wrong — ALL OF YOU ARE WRONG! — to turn your backs on the rest of the world! We let the fear of our discovery stop us from doing what’s right. No more! I cannot stay here with you. I cannot rest while he sits on the throne. He is a monster of our own making. I must take the mantle back. I must... I must right these wrongs.
— T'Challa decides the kind of king he's going to be

Killmonger: I don't need a suit to kill you! Your reign is over! You sat up here, safe and protected!
T'Challa: You want to see us become just like the people you hate so much! Divide and conquer the land as they did!
Killmonger: Nah, I learned from my enemies! Beat 'em at their own game!
T'Challa: You have become them! You will destroy the world, Wakanda included!
Killmonger: The world took everything away from me! Everything I ever loved! But I'mma make sure we're even. I'mma track down anyone who would even think about being loyal to you and I'm gonna put their ass in the dirt, right next to Zuri!
[Both warriors scream and charge at each other]
— Last lines before the final duel

M'Baku arriving with reinforcements in the nick of time

W'Kabi: Would you kill me, my love?
Okoye: For Wakanda? Without question.
— Okoye ends a civil war with one sentence

T'Challa: Maybe we can still heal you.
Killmonger: Why? So you can lock me up? Nah. Just bury me in the ocean, with my ancestors who jumped from the ships, 'cause they knew death was better than bondage.
—Killmonger's Famous Last Words before he dies viewing a Wakandan sunset

We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.
King T'Challa to the United Nations

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