Originally, I had an entirely different subject for ‘V’ but after re-watching Black Panther, I knew I couldn’t rest until I talked about V
This movie is a perfect example of how fantasy and science fiction meet. Here they work together to create a beautiful and engaging story.
If you don’t know what Vibranium is, don’t worry. It’s a metal mined from an alien rock in the country of Wakanda. According to Marvel history, it landed on Earth 10,000 years ago in a meteorite.
“It’s stronger than steel and a third of the weight. It’s completely vibration absorbent.”Howard Stark in Captain America
Wakanda is run on Vibranium. Every spear, uniform, piece of weaponized jewelry, craft, and even shoes are made from materials derived from V
In Marvel, there are a few variations of V
One of my favorite moments in the movie is when Agent Ross is taken into the secret world of Wakanda and you get to see the place through the eyes of an outsider.
Shuri –“It’s like riding a hover-bike.”Black Panther
Ross – “You have hover-bikes?”
Shuri is to T’Challa the Black Panther as Q is to Bond. Their banter is just as good. She is the technical genius behind much of the tools that her brother uses and despite the fact that some look down on her age she’s very good at what she does.
If you saw Black Panther which Vibranium powered tech was your favorite? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?
For those who’ve already given it some thought, what would you like made from Vibranium that wasn’t shown in the movie?
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ABOUT T.S. VALMOND:
T.S. Valmond is the science fiction and young adult fantasy author of The Bolaji Kingdoms Series and The Verity Chronicles. As an award-winning poet, world traveler, and sign language interpreter she uses her experiences to fuel her stories. She’s a regular contributor to the website and founder of the Riders & Flyers group.