Thanks to a translation page for the Wakanda language, we’ve seen a bit of the hidden language from ‘Black Panther‘ see the light of day. It looks like when Letitia Wright‘s Shuri was designing the kinetic storage armor for her brother that he wasn’t the only member of the family that was on her mind. It would appear that Shuri also was fondly thinking of their mother Ramonda and included a lovely yet subtle tribute to her.
You can see the text being translated below:
In Black Panther, when T’Challa strikes the new Panther Habit suit to test its kinetic energy storage, some glowing Wakandan text appears on the torso. If you translate one chunk of this text, it actually says, “I Love You Mom.” from r/MovieDetails
Sadly, as we’ve seen in the events in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ that having a strong love for one’s parent won’t keep any hero safe from Thanos. T’Challa had a symbol to his mother adorning his outfit while Groot’s last “I Am Groot” translated into “Dad.” While Shuri did find a way to honor their mother in the armor, you have to wonder if she also included a callback to the previous Black Panther, their father, T’Chaka.
Do you love that the ‘Black Panther’ designers included an “I Love You Mom” in the hero’s uniform? Have you found any other pieces of text in ‘Black Panther’ that you’d love to see translated? How great is it that the film’s creators weaved these subtle references throughout the movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!