For years, the Marvel fanbase has debated whether Adamantium or Vibranium is the stronger unbreakable metal. Finally, in the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this argument is completely worthless because there is already a metal in the films and comics that is more powerful than both: Dargonite.
You’re not alone if you’ve never heard of Dargonite. This infrequently mentioned metal is less extensively employed than its two more popular relatives, but it has already shown to be stronger than Adamantium in mainstream comics – and it may have already made its presence felt in the MCU.
Dargonite: Invincible Against Adamantium and Vibranium
Dargonite is a futuristic metal alloy named after Dargo Ktor, the Thor of Earth-8710, a potential counterpart of Earth-616’s 26th Century. Dargonite was shown to be stronger than Adamantium in the comics when Major Vance Astro’s containment suit (made of Adamantium) was penetrated by a sniper shot composed of the alloy.
Dargonite can puncture Adamantium, but nothing more is known about it. Because it’s named after the alternate-universe Thor, it’s plausible that the alloy is made from the same Uru metal that was used to create Mjolnir and Stormbreaker – the stuff found at the center of a dying star. However, even if that’s the case, it’s unknown what additional mineral is used. The question of whether Dargonite includes an Adamantium or Vibranium isotope is currently being debated.
It’s Possible That Thanos Might Have Discovered It Before
Dragonite might have previously featured in the MCU. Thanos and his Black Order penetrate and obliterate Vibranium in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The first incidence of this is when Corvus Glaive’s weapon impales Vision’s body in Infinity War. Although this may not appear to be a significant concern at first, it’s vital to remember that Ultron created Vision’s body out of Vibranium.
While Shuri’s Vibranium-based technology can destroy Vision’s body, it doesn’t have the same impact when she tries to take the Mind Stone from his skull. Corvus’ weapon should not have been able to breach Vision’s skin, let alone drive right through him, given that Vibranium is meant to absorb shock. Similarly, while Thanos can wrench the Mind Stone from Vision’s skull, he is also strengthened by the other Infinity Stones, which means the rules of reality bend in his favor.
In Avengers: Endgame, Thanos splinters Captain America’s Vibranium shield despite not having any Infinity Stones to feed him. That should be impossible unless Thanos’ sword is made of something like Dargonite. Of course, someone as well-traveled as the Mad Titan would have mixed metals to create an invincible weapon.
Its Future in the MCU
If Dargonite is a metal that already exists in the MCU, a cosmic being could be able to create weaponry out of it. With only Stormbreaker accessible, it’s clear that Mjolnir must be reforged so that Jane Foster can wield a weapon in Thor: Love and Thunder. The hammer could be reconstructed using the fragments of the previous one, but Thor and Jane would be better off creating a more fearsome weapon out of Uru metal and Vibranium as an alloy.
The discovery of Dargonite, on the other hand, throws up some terrifying possibilities. Given what Thanos was able to accomplish with a weapon theoretically composed of metal, the Avengers may not stand a chance. Thus far, the heroes of the MCU have relied on Vibranium to get them through, but upcoming events could call for an upgrade.