Vibranium

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Vibranium is a fictional metal that appears in the Marvel Universe. It is most commonly known as one of the materials used to construct Captain America's shield.

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Publication history

Vibranium first appeared in Daredevil #13 (February 1966), by Stan Lee and John Romita which became known as the Antarctic Variety of Vibranium, otherwise known as Anti-Metal. Later in Fantastic Four #53 (August 1966), by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, a new vibranium was introduced which later became known as the Wakandan variety of vibranium.

Fictional history

The first documented discovery of vibranium was during a human expedition to Antarctica where the vibranium was dubbed "Anti-Metal" due to its unique properties. Vibranium has existed on Earth for over 10,000 years, as a large meteorite of it crashed in Wakanda. This vibranium was of a different variety and absorbed sound instead. Soon after its arrival to Wakanda, some of the Wakandan people began to mutate. The native Wakandans looked at these people as demons, which caused the creation of the Black Panther Cult and the very first Black Panther, Bashenga. In the 20th century, T'Chaka, father of the Black Panther T'Challa was king when the vibranium mound was discovered underground. Knowing that others would attempt to manipulate and dominate Wakanda for this rare and valuable resource, T'Chaka concealed his country from the outside world though he sold off minute amounts of the valuable metal, using these funds to send the country's best scholars to study abroad causing Wakanda to turn into one of the world's most technologically advanced nations.

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