Adamantium vs Vibranium | The Interesting Tale of 2 Metals


Adamantium vs Vibranium – comparison is something that keeps us humans going. I do not know why I made this generic and wannabe philosophical start because all I wanted to do is discuss two fictional metals. Why – because I can not control my love for Marvel Movies.

Published by Marvel Comics, Vibranium first appeared in the February edition of Daredevil (1966). To talk about Adamantium, it was also published by Marvel Comics, and it first appeared in the July edition of Avengers (1969). And then we finally saw them on screen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Adamantium is dense while vibration is durable; the former is man-made, the latter is not. This article will give you all the Adamantium vs. Vibranium points, ranging from the differences in their physical properties to the different uses of these metals.

Go through the comparison and make your mind regarding which is the best metal. Some unknown and interesting information regarding these metals is promised! 

Adamantium vs. Vibranium | What is the most robust metal in the Marvel universe 

Have a look below to understand all the Adamantium vs. Vibranium points –

Adamantium vs. Vibranium – Physical Properties

Let’s get this clear for once and for all – Although vibranium can defuse energy, yet Black Panther would not be able to stay safe from the claws of Wolverine. The claws are meant to slice Panther Habit. The suit sucks in repelling slices. But even a broken watch tells the correct time twice a day, so the vibranium suit of Black Panther comes in handy when William Stryker shoots Logan with adamantium bullets (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).

1# Physical Properties of Adamantium

Physical Properties of Adamantium

Adamantium is a dense metal that can endure nuclear blasts and can cut through any metal. This metal is virtually indestructible and can not be further manipulated. This metal does not even need bombing for destruction; extreme heating is sufficient!

The original form is Proto-adamantium (yes, the one found in Captain America’s shield). At the same time, the other variations are – secondary Adamantium that is cheaper to make, true Adamantium that constitutes Wolverine’s skeleton, and carbonadium that is less durable yet more malleable.

Unlike Vibranium, Adamantium was made artificially. As we discussed the role of Vibranium in the story of scientist Myron MacLain and Captain America’s shield, it should be mentioned that the scientist left no stone unturned to copy his previous success but remained unsuccessful for many years. Nothing worked for him. 

Then one fine day, he somehow managed to come up with this metal called Adamantium. We have all heard about this metal since this is the very substance bonded with Wolverine’s claws and skeleton. This artificially synthesized metal is practically indestructible. Adamantium is a combination of an unknown catalyst, steel, and Vibranium.

2# Physical Properties of Vibranium

Physical Properties of Vibranium

Vibranium is capable of absorbing vibrations from sound waves, physical force, etc. However, this ability to absorb vibrations backfired once an island with ample stock of Vibranium was bombed, and the metal broke and got destroyed while absorbing the explosive forces.

Its original variation is Wakandan Vibranium, while some other variations are – living vibranium that is semi-sentient; reverbium, which repels kinetic energy; and Antarctica vibranium that can liquify Adamantium.

A meteorite is responsible for the deposition of this rare metal on Earth. The comics suggest that a human expedition to Antarctica paved the way for the discovery of this metal. Interestingly, the people of Wakanda (where this metal was found in abundance) almost cut off their country from the outside world. 

When the rule changed, the same metal was used to fund the education of the whole country. Scientist Myron MacLain somehow managed to access Vibranium in the 1940s. He intended to combine it with iron, but without his knowledge, it fused with another material, and the shield of Captain America was made with the same ultra-resilient alloy.

Adamantium vs Vibranium – Uses

The most common use of Adamantium that we recognize and remember is in Weapon X’s military program. At the same time, Vibranium is famously known for being used in the shield of Captain America.

1# Uses of Adamantium

Uses of Vibranium - Adamantium vs. Vibranium

It is used in a set of Doctor Octopus’s arms, Battlestar’s shield, Bullseye’s spinal column, Ultimate Captain America’s shield, outer planting of several Ultron bodies, Baron Helmut’s Swords and the Citizen V’s swords.

Adamantium is also there in Solem’s skin, shields of Von Doom Industries Space Station, Kraven the hunter’s hunting knife, the armor of Omega Red, and Maverick’s knife and ammo. Did you know the upper skeleton of Hammerhead was replaced by a cybernetic one made of Adamantium?

2# Uses of Vibranium

 Uses of Vibranium

It is used in Skybreaker, Panther’s claws, belt buckle of Ka-Zar, the panther habit, hawkeyes tick arrows, an ornament of N’Jadaka, daggers of warpath, avengers tower, weave suit of agent zero, and bionic arm of Misty Knight. 

Vibranium is also there in Falcon’s suit and Flight harness. Did you know that (Nezhno Abidemi alias Gentle) has vibranium tattoos on his body? Interestingly, these tattoos keep him alive for a time and keep his muscle mass and strength in check.

In A Nutshell

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Vansh Sharma
Vansh Sharma
Graduate in Journalism and Mass Media. For me, writing is a free flow of thoughts and opinions that brings reality in a formative way. I am a keen observer of society and nature, hence my writing shares a dramatic arch with deep rationale. Writing and reading make me think deeper and help me draw a contrast to understand better. I have written research papers and am on the verge to complete more. You can walk with me from Cinema, lifestyle & everyday speculations to technology, health, and education.


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