Marvel Cinematic Universe: 5 most important deaths

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4. King T’Chaka

T’Chaka was the king of Wakanda. During his time as king, he ruled his country and maintained peace within its walls using traditional Wakandan values. King T’Chaka was killed in an attack orchestrated by Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War. He may have only been around for a short amount of time, but his death caused a ripple effect that affected everything from Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War.

How did this affect the MCU?

First, if the attack that killed T’Chaka never happened, T’Challa never would have helped Tony Stark and his team track down Captain America and his Avengers. Also, Tony Stark may have never known about Bucky killing his parents. At least not so soon.

It now fell to T’Challa to become the ruler of Wakanda. At first, T’Challa was all about keeping the old ways of thinking and ruling Wakanda. Once T’Challa became king, he realized first hand that the old ways no longer work. T’Chaka dying set in motion T’Challa opening up to the world.  Lastly, Thanos would have gotten the Mind Stone sooner and easier if Vision couldn’t have hidden in Wakanda.