Wakanda Forever

Meaning

What does Wakanda Forever mean?

Wakanda forever is an internet catchphrase that was popularized on various media platforms during the late 2010s and early 2020s.

Wakanda is a fictional country that exists in the Marvel universe, and also the home of the superhero Black Panther.

The catchphrase is used as a battle cry in the Black Panther Marvel movies. Online, it usually appears featured in image macros and reaction memes. A voice sample saying the catchphrase also became the topic of a TikTok trend in 2019.

Origin

What's the origin of Wakanda Forever?

The phrase initially appeared in the movie Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. The movie featured a scene in which the Wakanda army lines up to go into battle against Thanos. The Black Panther (portrayed by Chadwick Boseman) hypes up the army as their leader by crying โ€˜Wakanda foreverโ€™ before charging towards the enemy.

Later on, the character of the Black Panther got his own movie series from Marvel, and the sequel received the title Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.

Spread & Usage

How did Wakanda Forever spread?

After Avengers: Infinity War was released, wakanda forever memes became prominent only for a short period of time, and for the most part only circulated among the fans of the movie series.

In 2019, however, a wakanda forever TikTok trend emerged. This trend normally features videos that show people acting drastically or doing something random & dangerous right after shouting wakanda forever.

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