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Owners Howard Stark
Strategic Scientific Reserve
Captain America
Users Captain America
The Bus
Movie Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Avengers: Age of Ultron (unreleased)
TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Game Captain America: Super Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game
Lego Marvel's Avengers
Comic Captain America: First Vengeance
Captain America: The First Avenger Adaptation
Captain America & Thor: Avengers!
The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
Status Active
"No! No! That's just a prototype."
"What's it made of?"
"Vibranium. It's stronger than steel and a third of the weight. It's completely vibration absorbent."
"How come it's not a standard issue?"
"That's the rarest metal on Earth. What you're holding there? That's all we've got.
Howard Stark and Steve Rogers[src]

Vibranium is a very rare element that was first discovered by researchers during the early 20th century. Vibranium is a nearly indestructible metal, which makes it highly sought after. Most notably, Captain America's Shield is made completely out of vibranium.


In February 1940, Howard Stark presented vibranium in Los Angeles, a metal Stark Industries researchers discovered in Africa.[1]

After successfully proving himself as a soldier in the battle field, Steve Rogers was taken to a U.S. Army facility. He entered Howard Stark's workshop where Stark presented him with different types of shields to adopt as his main weapon as Captain America. Rogers was intrigued by a silver, circular shield lying on a shelf. Stark informed him that it is lighter than aluminum and stronger than steel and nearly indestructible. He also added that the shield was all they had of the mineral. [2]

In 2013, The Bus, a specialized S.H.I.E.L.D. aircraft, included an interrogation room with walls built from a silicon-carbide vibranium alloy, meant for superhuman prisoners.[3]


Vibranium is an extremely rare element that possesses unique attributes. In a pure mass, vibranium forms a solid metal that is stronger than steel, but only a third of the weight, as well as being completely vibration absorbent. This makes the material nearly indestructible, as any attempt to physically damage the material will be negated on a molecular level as mechanical/kinetic energy will be absorbed instead of breaking any bonds in its molecular matrix. In general, this means that vibranium can absorb a wide variety of physical impacts, including high-caliber bullets, without taking any damage or weakening. [2]


Appearances for Vibranium

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  • Vibranium vs Tesseract

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    • I also think that Vibranium is harder to come by for diplomatic reasons not to mention of how expensive it is ( Eventhough Stark is filthy r...
    • I'm pretty sure that the element Tony discovered is NOT vibranium, and that it's related to the tesseract.

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