Lol who the hell did they pay off? I enjoyed the movie but comon the first have was a bore. It took them a while to get up to speed. I do think they finally are doing well with their villains. Although irrational the hate and insecurity had warped him and I liked how seeing this changed Tchalla in a meaningful way.
@jashro44: @slimj87d: what about an anti tank missile? Would that simply send him flying? And a long time ago someone had described how the suit had a weakness. that a slow stabbing motion would work against him(probably not by a normal human, Or if they were pressing down with more leverage). The suit absorbs anything moving too fast like a bullet or a sword swing but if contact is made and then pressed hard it can pierce. This does imply as jashro said that constriction could work in theory. Also assuming super heated lasers or plasma are best to avoid.
Of course you still have to deal with the fact this is the black panther under neath this suit not any joe.
Killmonger better displayed this irrational damaging hate at the world. The hunger for power that was born from a sense of insecurity and powerlessness fueling a death toll that is absolutely ridiculous.
Prometheus might have stood stronger if it wasn't for the weak show he was built in.
Another reason could be that if the king was decent and just he has the benefit of bringing the wisdom of his ancestors into his rule. While all leaders should try and do this, the black panther literally does