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Who's more badass: Black Panther or Blade?

Marvel's Blade and Black Panther are groundbreaking black superheroes. Wesley Snipes revealed he was in talks to play Black Panther in the '90s before starring as the titular character in "Blade," the first successful Marvel film and a milestone for black superhero cinema. While Snipes slayed as a half-vampire monster hunter, "Black Panther" is a record-breaking superhero film and more "bleeks" admire T'Challa. It's tough to top a king, a genius, and a hero. Who's more badass? ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾

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Snipes revealed how a Black Panther movie was in the works in the '90s, but never came to fruition. Instead, he took a starring role as Blade, the half-vampire vigilante in the 1998 film of the same name. Below are some of his words per an interview with Slate's Aisha Harris:

Well, it came to me through my agent, at the time. … The Black Panther conversations preceded Blade. You know, I really wasn’t familiar with the Blade character at the time. But, I thought, especially after having put the effort towards [making] Black Panther, and getting that off the ground, and it didn’t come to fruition, I thought it’d be a cool thing to go ahead and play the black vampire.
Eddie [Murphy] did a black vampire movie, which was interesting. But there was also William Marshall who did Blacula back in the ’70s. William Marshall was a classically trained Shakespearian actor, which is the background that I come from, the pedigree that I have as well. So, I thought it was OK, that if William Marshall could do Blacula, then it’s OK for Wesley Snipes to do Blade. I didn’t know that it was considered a comic book adaptation, I approached it as just this cool character that we had no point of reference for, and I would get a chance to do some acting, some martial arts, and wear a cool leather coat like Shaft.
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Without "Blade," there would be no "Black Panther." The successful R-rated superhero film paved the way for more movies based on Marvel comic book characters. "Blade" made over $131 million globally at the box office and spun off two sequels. 

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53 percent of users voted Blade as the most badass silver screen superhero on Comic Vine.

Blade is a half-vampire, half-mortal who hunts evil vampires and kicks some serious ass along the way. The slayer is a master martial artist, a swordsman and a street fighter. He also possesses superhuman abilities—strength, agility, stamina, regeneration and slowed aging.

The Ringer's Shea Serrano wrote about the badass-ness of the 1998 film:

But so: Do you know what’s great about Blade?
There’s a part in it where, as he’s fighting his way through 20-something henchmen to get to Deacon for the final battle, he rips out a person’s throat and then throws it at a guy before knocking him out with a single punch. That part is great.
Yep, Blade is super-badass.
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Marvel fans are making sure no one forgets about the greatness of Blade.

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Sure, folks haven't forgotten about "Blade," but "Black Panther" is a next level epic with a near perfect Rotten Tomatoes score, and it's already considered by some as the greatest superhero film ever

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The Independent's Jacob Stolworthy wrote back in February:

Black Panther - released in cinemas today - currently has the best Rotten Tomatoes score of any live-action superhero of all time.
The only reason it can't claim the feat of highest, however, is due to Pixar favourite The Incredibles - they're both tied at 97%.
Its placement means Black Panther is rated better by critics than any other Marvel or DC film including Captain America: Civil War (91%), Iron Man and Christopher Nolan film The Dark Knight (both 94%).
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There are many reasons why many critics, and moviegoers, are calling "Black Panther" the greatest superhero epic ever. As Seven Pie pointed out in June 2017, Black Panther is simply a badass character. Here's how:

1. Black Panther Suit Is Made From Vibranium
2. Black Panther Possess Enhance Strength, Speed, Agility, Stamina and Durability
3. Black Panther Has Genius Level Intellect
4. Black Panther Has The Most Powerful and Technology Advance Military In The World
5. Black Panther Marries Storm from X-Men
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Who's more badass: Black Panther or Blade?
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