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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it was an emotional film for everyone involved in its making, as well as for the audience. Serving as a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the sequel dealt with grief and breakthrough and ended with the proper introduction of T’Challa’s son. Now, eagle-eyed fans have noticed that he shows up a little earlier than we remember.
In the mid-credits scene, Shuri accepts her grief, the loss of her brother and then her mother that had eaten at her for most of the story. She carries her ceremonial burial robes to the beach in Haiti to burn as her mother had done before her, to finally allow herself to let go of the past and all that had trapped her there.
It is here that he learns that even though his brother is gone, he truly lives on in him and Nakia’s son, Toussaint, who was conceived before the trouble occurred. Toussaint’s Wakandan name was T’Challa, a fitting ending to allow the character to live on. We also found out, fortunately, that Ramonda did know of her grandson and she had not died before meeting him.
Now that the sequel is available to stream, fans have been able to rewatch it with more knowledge and have discovered that we had seen it earlier than we remembered.
When a desperate Ramonda searches for Nakia to locate the missing Shuri, she visits her in person at her school in Haiti. It is here that she is greeted for the first time by three children, two girls and a boy. It is this boy who is later revealed to be Toussaint.
Because of this, fans are left wondering when exactly Ramonda was told about her existence and if she revealed something we just missed because we didn’t know.
Angela Bassett as Ramonda does not reveal anything during the scene.
For most people, it took a second watch to catch this particular Easter egg.
Many were confused as to whether Ramonda knew at the time or not, but it seems that she knew about her grandson for some time.
One fan thinks we’re not just being introduced to a king-in-waiting but two Dora Milaje.
This fan would love a future call back to this very moment.
So yes, Toussaint was hidden in plain sight and the audience didn’t realize his importance during the first viewing. Perhaps with more views, more Easter Eggs will be revealed, and now that it’s streaming on Disney Plus, you can go back and watch. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as many times as you want.