Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther is certainly more than a single GIF, but no single GIF in Marvel history is better than Danai Gurira’s Okoye decimating an attacker during the film’s casino fight scene with her own wig.
You can spear as many attacking, mixtape-plugging maniacs as possible or slash your way through the endless stream of bug/alien hybrids plaguing every large fight scene in MCU history, but to use the wig disguising you to beat a bad guy? That’s iconic. Iconic enough for the leader of the Dora Milaje — and her iconic moment — to be immortalized in her own Funko Pop!
You read that right. Okoye’s New York Comic Con exclusive figure has a removable wig. Just enjoy this:
That’s Wakandan-believable. The MCU is stronger with Gurira’s great portrayal (and the dress!), and The Walking Dead star’s fight scene is one of her strongest moments — especially early in the movie before she stands down a rhino. Bald, beautiful, and 100% sure to be sold out because it’s as awesome as it comes.
You’ll be waiting in line at NYCC so long that you might get to see Okoye in Avengers 4 — but honestly, after you remove the figure's wig in front of all your other Pop! figures, they’ll all swear allegiance to her (or face her wrath).
NYCC runs from Oct. 4-7. But Okoye runs from nobody.