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Vibranium is a metal found in Wakanda that absorbs all vibrations and kinetic energy directed at it. Because of this property it is incredibly useful in weaponry.

CharacteristicsEdit

Vibranium is a rare, naturally occurring metallic substance which exists In two forms.�

The first, Wakandan Vibranium, is found almost exclusively in the tiny African nation of Wakanda. Wakandan Vibranium, through as yet unknown means, absorbs vibratory energy in its vicinity, such as sound waves, within itself. The apparent observable vibratory rate of the molecules of the vibranium itself does not noticeably increase when the vibranium absorbs mechanical energy.� The outside vibratory energy is stored within the bonds between the molecules making up the vibranium. As a result, a chunk of vibranium that had absorbed a considerable amount of vibratory energy would be exceedingly hard to demolish. If enough force were applied to this chunk to smash it, the vibranium would explode, releasing much of the absorbed energy. There are limits to the capacity of vibranium to absorb vibratory energy, though the exact extent of these limits has not yet been determined. For example, in recent years the oil conglomerate Roxxon discovered that a certain small island in the South Atlantic had a foundation composed of Wakandan Vibranium. ROXXON found it necessary to destroy the island and blew it up with bombs. Unable to absorb the force of the explosion, the vibranium was destroyed, but it did succeed in entirely absorbing the sound made by the explosion.�

It is only in recent years that the world has learned of the existence of Wakandan Vibranium, although its existence had been rumored for decades. In the early 1940s a small amount of Wakandan Vibranium came into the possession of the young, brilliant scientist Dr. Myron Maclain. Through an accident which cannot be duplicated, MacLain created an alloy of Wakandan Vibranium and a form of adamantium steel. The sole specimen of this alloy now serves as Captain America's shield.

Sometime later the renegade scientist Ulysses Klaw, who had believed the rumors of vibranium's existence were true, found the great "sacred mound" of vibranium in Wakanda. The chieftains, also known as kings, of the Wakandans had guarded the mound for generations as a sacred trust. Klaw failed in his attempt to steal vibranium from the mound but killed the chieftain T’Chaka.� T’Chaka's son T'Challa became the new king of the Wakanda and also adopted the sacred guise of the Black Panther. T'Challa strove to end Wakanda's isolation from the rest of the world.� He made the existence of vibranium known to the outside world and sold small quantities of it to foreigners whom he believed would not turn it to harmful ends. T'Chalia used the profits to enrich and modernize his nation.�

The other form of vibranium, Antarctic Vibranium, has thus far been found only in the isolated region of Antarctica known as the Savage Land. However, it is theoretically possible to convert Wakandan Vibranium to Antarctic Vibranium through particle bombardment by a cyclotron.� Antarctic Vibranium is popularly known as "AntiMetal" due to its effects. Whereas Wakandan Vibranium absorbs vibratory energy into its molecular bonds, Antarctic Vibranium, through a means that is not yet understood, emanates vibrations which cause the atomic and molecular bonds in nearby metals of other kinds to weaken. The result is to cause nearby solid metals to liquefy.� If huge quantities of Antarctic Vibranium were gathered together, at some unknown point the accumulated mass would be so great that the vibrations given off by the entire mass would increase logarithmically as more vibranium was added.� Theoretically, if the enormous mound of Wakandan Vibranium were composed of Antarctic Vibranium instead, the resulting vibrations would therefore liquefy metals throughout Africa, and possibly beyond.

Vibranium is not an element, despite various references to it as such. The properties of vibranium do not qualify it to fill any gaps in the Periodic Table of Elements. Moreover, vibranium could not be an element with a higher atomic weight than any known elements, since it is not radioactive as the elements with the highest atomic weights all are.

VarietiesEdit

Wakandan This is the most used variety of Vibranium.It absorbs the vibrations and kinetic energy directed at it.

Antarctic This variety produces vibrations which can disintegrate metals.

Example of usesEdit

  • It was used to make Captain America's shield.
  • Agent Zero wears a Vibranium armor so he moves in complete silence.
  • Warpath has Vibranium Knives that Storm gave him.
  • Gentle has Vibranium tattoos that control his power.
  • Black Panther has Vibranium sewn into his costume to absorb blows

� Vibranium is a rare, naturally occuring meteoric ore, theorized to be extraterrestrial origin, that has been found in two distinct varieties.

ContentsEdit

[hide]*1 Wakandan Vibranium

  • 2 Anti-Metal
    • 2.1 Other Media
    • 2.2 References

[edit] Wakandan VibraniumEdit

The first, Wakandan Vibranium, is found almost exclusively in the tiny African nation of Wakanda. Wakandan Vibranium, though as yet unknown means, absorbs vibratory energy in its vicinity, such as sound waves, within itself. The apparent observable vibratory rate of the molecules of the Vibranium itself does not noticeably increase when the Vibranium absorbs mechanical energy. The outside vibratory energy is stored within the bonds between the molecules making up the Vibranium. As a result, a chunk of Vibranium which had absorbed a considerable amount of vibratory energy would be exceedingly hard to demolish. If enough force were were applied to this chunk to smash it, the Vibranium would explode, releasing much of the absorbed energy. There are limits to the capacity of Vibranium to absorb vibratory energy, although the exact extent of these limits has not yet been determined.

For example, in recent years the oil conglomerate Roxxon discovered that a certain small island is the South Atlantic has a foundation composed of Wakandan Vibranium. Roxxon found it necessary to destroy the island and blew it up with bombs. Unable to absorb the force of the explosion, the Vibranium was destroyed, but it did succeed in entirely absorbing the sound made by the explosion, which prevents damage to the surrounding area.

It is only in recent years that the outside world has learned of the existence of Wakandan Vibranium, although its existence has been rumored for decades. In the early 1940's a small amount of Wakandan Vibranium came into the possession of the young, brilliant scientist Dr. Myron MacLain. Dr. MacLain began to develop super-strong metals for the US Government at the beginning of World War II. While experimenting on iron alloys for use as tank armor, he accidently created the ultra-resilient Vibranium-iron alloy shield used by Captain America. Although he was never able to duplicate the alloy, after several decades of continued experiments, MacLain finally produced the formula for True Adamantium and gave it to the US Government.

Sometimes later the renegade scientist Ulysses Klaw, who had believed the rumors of Vibranium were true, found the great "sacred mound" of Vibranium in Wakanda. The chieftans, also known as kings, of the Wakandans had guarded the mound for generations as a sacred trust. Klaw failed in his attempt to steal Vibranium from the mound but killed the chieftan T'Chaka. T'Chaka's son T'Challa became the new king of the Wakandans and also adopted the sacred guise of the Black Panther. T'Challa strove to end Wakanda's isolation from the rest of the world. He made the existence of Vibranium known to the outside world and sold small quantities of it to foreigners when he believed would not turn it to harmful ends. T'Challa used the profits to enrich and modernize his nation.

Vibranium is not as hard or dense as Adamantium, but it is still very durable. It is also easier to make objects out of, such as the mesh costume the Black Panther wears.

Anti-MetalEdit

The other form, Antarctic Vibranium, has thus far been found in nature only in the isolated region of Antarctic known as the Savage Land. Antarctic Vibranium, is also known as "Anti-Metal" due to its effects. Whereas Wakandan Vibranium absorbs vibratory energy into its molecular bonds, Antarctic Vibranium, through a means that is not yet understood, emanates vibrations which cause the atomic and molecular bonds in nearby metals of other kinds to weaken. The result is to cause nearby solid metals to liquify. If huge quantities of Antarctic Vibranium were gathered together, at some unknown point the accumulated mass would increase logarithmically as more Vibranium was added.

Theoretically, if the enormous mound of of Wakandan Vibranium were composed of Antarctic Vibranium instead, the resulting vibrations would therefore liquify metals throughout africa, and possibly beyond. A fraction of the sacred mound of Wakandan Vibranium was apparently converted to Antarctic Vibranium by particle bombardment. It is not known what the Wakandans have done with the artificially created Antarctic Vibranium.

It is possible to convert Vibranium into Anti-Metal, but it is unknown if the opposite is true. � � �