What are Killmonger’s scars called?

In Black Panther, Erik Killmonger’s (Michael B. Jordan) ruthless skills as an assassin earned him both his nickname and a chest full of scars — tribal marks known as crocodile scarring to mark each one of his kills.

What do Killmonger’s scars represent?

In Black Panther, Killmonger explained that every single scar on his body signifies a kill. It represents the amount of arduous training he went through, solely to claim Wakanda while calling out King T’Chaka’s act of killing. The BBC explains that the bumps also have meaning rooted in a real ritual.

What were the dots on Killmonger?

They’re self-inflicted scars, as a tally of his body count. It’s mentioned in the film that he spent much of his adulthood in the US military, conducting secret missions and “racking up kills like it was a video game”, hence the nickname “Killmonger”.