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Vibranium is a fictional metal, first appearing in the Marvel Comics universe in an issue of *Daredevil* (1966).

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Do adamantium or vibranium smell; and if so, what do they smell like?

So I just watched Logan, and I noticed that Caliban smelled the vibranium bullet. In Black Panther, Klaw similarly smells the vibranium relic in the museum. I know these are two different movie ...
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Vibranium Metallurgy

What level of metallurgy skill is required to work and forge vibranium? Does the vibranium ore exhibit the same properties as forged items do, specifically the ability to absorb all vibrations? An ore ...
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Can Hela destroy vibranium-made equipment?

To what extent can Hela's powers break equipment? Uru is definitely a strong material used for Thor's hammer. With that being said, do her powers include destroying vibranium? Or more specifically, ...
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What are the melting point and boiling point of adamantium and vibranium? Is this ever stated in the comics?

The answer to this question perhaps has implications on some inconsistencies in the comics, but perhaps I am naïve. If the melting point is too high for these metals, how are they ever forged into ...
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Has Tony Stark ever tried synthesizing Vibranium?

In Iron Man 2, Tony is shown successfully synthesizing a new element, and quite effortlessly actually. If Tony is able to do this, wouldn't he also be able to make Vibranium? Has Tony Stark ever ...
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Could Antarctic Vibranium destroy Captain America’s shield?

So we know that CA’s shield is made from a Wakandan Vibranium-steel alloy that can only be destroyed by the strongest of forces (Doctor Doom used the power of the Beyonder to fire a Beam From Out of ...
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What's the Wakandan word for Vibranium?

"Vibranium" is a coined word in English, based on the word "vibration", which in turn has a Latin base. I am blindly assuming that when it was originally found in Wakanda, that's not what it was ...
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Is there any reference where Captain America's shield is made from stolen Wakanda vibranium?

In any version, is Captain America’s shield made with vibranium stolen from Wakanda? I saw this idea on Facebook and was curious about its veracity.
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Vulnerability of Adamantium and Vibranium

Vibranium and Adamantium are two of the rarest as well as near-indestructible materials in Marvel universe. Although they possess immense durability, both materials have some weaknesses too. So, ...
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How can Captain America's shield make any sound? [duplicate]

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Howard Stark introduces Vibranium to us, saying that it's 'a lot stronger than steel, and a third the weight, and it's completely vibration-absorbent'. This is ...
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How does Vibranium work?

In the cinematic universe, the science behind the metal Vibranium is a bit unclear. From what I understand/remember, the strength doesn't come from it's tensile strength, but rather from vibration (...
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If vibranium is the strongest metal on earth, then why did Captain America's shield dent when Peggy Carter shot it? [duplicate]

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy is mad at Steve so she pulls the trigger on her gun three times and the shield dents. Why is that? Also, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve gets ...
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Why doesn't Tony Stark try to make a Vibranium Iron Man suit during Avengers: Age of Ultron?

I've read this question, but my question refers to the MCU after Iron Man 2, specifically during and post Avengers: Age of Ultron. After seeing all of the Vibranium kept by Ulysses Klaw in Avengers: ...
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Would Earth-616 Vibranium negate an energy-based weapon?

Someone asked a Gorilla vs. Shark answer recently ("Would Captain America's shield stop a lightsaber?"), which was closed for obvious reasons. However, it did get me curious as to whether or not the ...
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What else is Captain America's shield made from?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, we see that; However, earlier in the movie she attacks Captain America, who successfully blocks her attacks with his shield. Is this an error in the film, or is Captain ...
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Could the Earth-2149 Squirrel Girl destroy Colonel America's shield?

On Earth-2149 - the Zombie universe - Colonel America's shield is made of a Vibranium-Steel alloy instead of pure Vibranium. Also, in that universe, Squirrel Girl's squirrels are as undead as ...
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What, exactly, is Vibranium able or not able to absorb?

There have been a number of recent questions asking about Vibranium, and objects (like Captain America's Shield) made from Vibranium, based on the property that it can "absorb kinetic energy". This ...
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If vibranium absorbs kinetic energy, how can Captain America hurt people with his shield?

So two questions previously asked about vibranium, links below, they both came down to vibranium absorbs kinetic energy, IE absorbing the force. And it seems that way for most vibranium based ...
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How did the Earth get more Vibranium?

I've just rewatched Captain America: The First Avenger, and in the scene where he chooses his shield, Howard Stark tells him that all the vibranium they have is what is in his shield: ...
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How does Captain America's vibranium shield bleed off excess energy absorption?

Cap's shield is made of vibranium which absorbs energy. Surely, it can't store an infinite amount of energy so it must then convert this in some other form (possibly heat?). How does it achieve this?...
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What was the unknown catalyst which allowed Proto-Adamantium to exist?

We keep looking for an unknown agent but we must look at the fact: Dr. Myron MacLain used an experimental Steel alloy and Vibranium; He did numerous test using different setting and combination (...
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How was the Proto-Adamantium in Captain America's shield forged?

I would like to know what combination of ingredients resulted in the formation of Proto-Adamantium?
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Material Question [duplicate]

I have a question about different types of materials shown in comic books. Which is material is stronger? Captain America's vibranium shield or Wolverine's adamantium bones? Specifically, could ...
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Is Magneto able to manipulate Vibranium?

We know Magneto is able to affect even adamantium as shown when he extracts all the adamantium from Wolverine's body. Is he also able to affect or control vibranium? Has that been shown in any Marvel ...
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What is the source and distribution of Wakanda type of Vibranium?

From Wakanda Wiki: In the distant past, a massive meteorite made up of the sound-absorbing mineral vibranium crashed in Wakanda. This gives the impression that the metal is of extra-terrestrial ...
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Why would Roxxon destroy a whole island full of Vibranium?

From Vibranium Wiki: One such instance was when the oil conglomerate Roxxon discovered that a small island in the South Atlantic had a foundation composed of vibranium. Due to this, Roxxon found it ...