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Offline KIP LEWIS

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Cap's Shield and Wakanda
« on: January 16, 2010, 01:05:03 pm »
Question,  does anyone know where the US gov't got the Vibranium to put into Cap's shield? The Vibranium is the Wakandan kind, right?

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Re: Cap's Shield and Wakanda
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 06:18:27 pm »
I read somewhere that it was Vibranium from the savage land

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Re: Cap's Shield and Wakanda
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2010, 06:46:47 pm »
American metallurgist named Dr. Myron MacLain made it vibranium from wakanda. During one of his experiments to fuse vibranium with an experimental iron alloy,[2] MacLain falls asleep and awakens to find the experiment a success. However, this is due to an unknown catalyst entering the process during his slumber, and he is unable to duplicate the result. The vibranium-iron alloy mix is then poured into a mold for a tank's upper hatch to create the disc shape and painted to become Captain America's symbol.  Hope this helps but, they never say if T'chaka gives this freely to the US or how it was obtained.

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Re: Cap's Shield and Wakanda
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 03:29:48 pm »
OK, so with the new (current) current version of Wakanda, it is unlikely the Wakandans gave them a sample, but it is equally unlikely that they aquired it through illegal means.  Another possibility, while the main chunk of the metal landed in Wakanda, it does seem likely that chunks broke off along the "flight" course as it crashed into the Earth.  That could be where they found the metal.

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Re: Cap's Shield and Wakanda
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 11:26:56 pm »
aaaaaannnndddd... we know it's Wakandan vibranium because Stephen Colbert said so  :)

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Re: Cap's Shield and Wakanda
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 01:25:21 pm »
Question,  does anyone know where the US gov't got the Vibranium to put into Cap's shield? The Vibranium is the Wakandan kind, right?

T'Challa father/grandfather gave it to Cap as a token of respect after their first meeting.

This was in the Priest run.