He won the war even though he lost a battle.
The film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is about dealing with sadness after losing someone or something. The film, which is an homage to Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed the major character of Black Panther, also known as King T'Challa, in the previous movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was directed by Ryan Coogler.
The film focuses mostly on the challenges that Wakanda has to overcome following the death of their King; yet, in order for a new hero to emerge, there needs to be an antagonist, a plot, and a journey. All of these elements are present in the film. There are victors and losers, and in this situation, Namor is the sole true winner of Wakanda Forever. This is the case even if Wakanda and Shuri (superhero) manage to defeat their adversary.
Speaking about the world outside of the theatre scenes, Namor has gained hearts as the antagonist while also being a grey figure. His harrowing account of the bygone era of colonial America pushed him and the audience into closer proximity.
People were also left in awe by Tenoch Huerta's performance, which contributed to his becoming one of the top phase 4 villains. Fans are cheering for him and Shuri to be together because of the connection they have, and there are petitions online calling for Namor to receive his own movie. Fans are clamouring for a prequel, but they would be thrilled to see him team up with Shuri once again.
It did not make a difference to Namor who was in charge of the partnership for him. When he referred to Shuri as a great warrior, it was because he had a sincere belief that his people would be protected by Wakanda. He was concerned about the safety of Talokan. His actions are what distinguish him apart from a typical hero and make him a wise man, despite the fact that his ultimate objective makes him a wise guy. To his people, he will always be known as the Serpent God; nevertheless, his status in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be determined by future endeavours.
The events of Phase 4 have been flipping things on their heads, with formerly positive people becoming negative (Scarlet Witch) and previously negative ones becoming more rational (Abomination). The actions that Namor does in the next movies will demonstrate whether he is on the side of good or evil. However, despite his defeat in Wakanda Forever, he was ultimately victorious in the conflict.