The Russo Brothers Declared The Smartest Person In The MCU, And Twitter Is Having A Meltdown

Diply 21 Aug 2018

The Russo Brothers are back at it again.

And by "back at it," I mean "causing drama just by telling the truth." Seriously, they could tell Marvel fans what they had for breakfast, and someone would find something to fight about.

So, when they let slip who the smartest hero in all of Marvel-land was, Twitter lost it.

Comic Book Resources dropped the bomb on Twitter that the brothers revealed who the smartest hero is, and it's our girl Shuri.

Comic Book Resources | Comic Book Resources

Which I am totally celebrating because not only is she basically the best part of_ Black Panther_, but SHE IS ALSO A WOMAN! And a woman of color, at that. She's actually also a teenager, and that makes it even better.

And she's a princess. Basically, I could go on and on about her forever.

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“She is the sister of T’Challa [and] the princess of Wakanda,” Joe Russo said. “And she is the brains behind Wakanda’s incredibly advanced technology.”

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CBR points out (and we all know) that this technology is the how audiences first met Shuri, as she was the brains behind designing weapons and gear for her brother.

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Wakanda’s wealth and advancement can be credited to the people's access to the fictional metal vibranium, which isn't exactly the easiest thing to control. That's where Shuri comes in.

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Because sure, all that vibranium is cool, but if you aren't smart enough to know how to use it, then it's useless.

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While I fully stan Shuri and will continue to worship her for all her brains and glory, Twitter wasn't as impressed

Twitter | Twitter

Like, we're talking some mad breakdowns happening left, right, and center.

Because that's always what happens when anything from the Marvel world is announced — let's be real.

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Twitter users jumped in to list anyone and everyone that could be smarter than our girl, with Tony Stark and Bruce Banner getting all the chatter.

Twitter | @nobody_745

And some even pointed out it was just about race and had nothing to do with her brains.

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Listen, I love Bruce as much as the next person, and he is a smart guy, but not this time, folks.

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In fact, I think he'd have a lot to learn from her if he could stay calm for it.

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The announcement was amazing and all, but the true entertainment was watching people freak out.

Twitter | @BeeBevan

When I say "people," I mostly mean "men," TBH, but yes, people as a whole were freaking out.

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The freaking out was in both good and bad ways, but it was mostly in bad ways that left me feeling like Tony Stark from head to toe.

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Mostly just his level of sass and eyerolls.

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To say the reactions were dramatic would be such an understatement.

Twitter | @sleepyyukina

But don't you worry — Shuri stans came through with the clapbacks and did not back down.

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"Wakanda forever," but also, "Shuri Forever."

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Just like in the movie, but for the record, I wanna say, "Letitia Wright forever," too, because she's what we need in this world.

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In fact, we need more Shuri.

Twitter | @Jhobiho

This Twitter user had the best point, I think, because, yeah, she's only 16. And she's already proven to be brilliant — what CAN'T she do?

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While Twitter might be in an uproar (and I'm sure I'll be adding to the fire) I am so here for Shuri getting the recognition she deserves.

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I know she's a princess, but she's a queen in my books.

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