Pure Fiction But We Wish It Was Real: Vibranium

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 Vibranium.

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 Vibranium. Making their tech and this movie one of my favorites.

In Marvel, there are a few variations of Vibranium. It appears in Daredevil as Anti-metal. It’s the material that Stark Industries uses to create the shield for Captain America. There are even two artificially made forms.

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.”
Ross – “You have hover-bikes?”

Black Panther
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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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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.


  1. Hi Valmond,
    I have not seen Black Panther. The info about Vibranium is totally new to me. Enjoyed reading it. Wakanda seems to be blessed to possess Vibranium. I was unaware of the fact that Captain America’s shield is also made of this. Interesting facts here… 🙂
    Thanks for paying me a visit.

    1. You’re welcome back anytime.

  2. Thanks for visiting my place today at MainelyWrite – stopping by the Progressive Poem! I have Y today and Z tomorrow, though, if you were looking for the AtoZ!
    Vibranium sounds like a pretty good deal!

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