WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
The wondrous lands of Wakanda boast a technological advancement unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen. A meteor struck the civilization, thus endowing the fictional African nation with an abundant supply of a rare metal called Vibranium. In the film, 16-year-old Shuri (Letitia Wright) has taken full advantage of the tech leap, using her stunning intellect to create devices for King T’Challa to aid him in battle.
The suit of the Black Panther was designed to absorb the kinetic energy of bullets, giving T’Challa incredible invulnerability to harsh attacks. The costume, dubbed by Shuri to be nothing but a relic, has been interwoven with nanotechnology, and the concept appears to be inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze, who conceptualized Vibranium to work within the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
One of the most impressive weapons we see T’Challa withare localized EMP discs That neutralize enemies, as well as their communications so there will be no intervening backup for the evil forces. The devices can also stop vehicles dead in their tracks.
Shuri also designed what she called “sneakers,” enabling the Black Panther to become a stealth unit more efficiently. They allow for his footsteps to not be heard, absorbing the sounds while supporting and cushioning for extra comfort during spy work.