There’s always been an eternal debate between fans of the Marvel Universe regarding which unbreakable metal is stronger, Adamantium or Vibranium. Ultimately, in the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this argument is absolutely pointless because after all, there’s already a metal that exists in the films and comics that’s even mightier than both: Dargonite.
If you’ve never heard of Dargonite, you’re not alone. This rarely mentioned metal is less widely used than its two more popular cousins. Nevertheless, this cosmic metal has already in the mainstream comics proven to be stronger than Adamantium and might have already made its presence known in the MCU.
Dargonite is a metal alloy from the future named after Dargo Ktor, the Thor of Earth-8710 — a possible version of Earth-616’s 26th Century. In the comics it has appeared in, it proves strong enough to pierce Adamantium. On one occasion, Major Vance Astro’s containment suit, comprised entirely of Adamantium, is pierced by a sniper shot comprised of Dargonite, from Earth-691’s Punisher.
Though Dargonite is able to pierce Adamantium, there’s little else known about it. Since it is named after Thor, it’s possible that it’s a metal that utilizes the same Uru metal used to comprise Mjolnir and Stormbreaker — the matter found at the core of a dying star. However, if that’s the case, then it’s still unclear what ore it’s mixed with. Debates still rage on whether or not Dargonite contains an Adamantium or Vibranium isotope. Regardless, in either case, it would result in the metal becoming the only thing that can break unbreakable metal.
It’s highly possible that Dargonite has already appeared in the MCU. In Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Thanos and his Children pierce and obliterate vibranium. The first instance of this is in Avengers: Infinity War, where Corvus Glaive’s glaive manages to carve through and impale Vision’s body. While this might not seem at first like a big deal, it’s important to consider that Ultron made Vision’s body out of Vibranium.
Now, while Shuri’s equipment, made from Vibranium, can also dismantle Vision’s body when she tries to remove the Mind Stone from his body, this isn’t the same as just shoving a pointy stick through it. Considering Vibranium is designed to absorb shock, Corvus’ weapon should not have been able to pierce Vision’s skin, let along drive right through him. Likewise, while Thanos is able to pry the Mind Stone from Vision’s head, he’s also empowered by the other Infinity Stones, which means the laws of reality bend for him.
However, in Avengers: Endgame, Thanos, without any Infinity Stones fueling him, manages to splinter Captain America’s Vibranium shield. This should be absolutely impossible — unless Thanos’s sword is comprised of something like Dargonite. Of course, all this would make sense because someone as well-traveled as Thanos would be able to simply mix metals together to create an unbeatable weapon.
If Dargonite is a metal that technically exists already in the MCU, it’s possible a cosmic person could forge weaponry from it. Ironically, the weapon’s namesake is in desperate need of a weapon. With only Stormbreaker in hand, it’s apparent that Mjolnir needs to either be reforged or refound. It’s possible that in Thor: Love and Thunder, Mjolnir will be recreated using the shards of the old weapon — hence why Jane Foster gains the power of Thor. However, from that logic, it’s also possible that Thor might encounter the source of Vibranium in that film, giving him the bright idea to make a super-powerful hammer using Uru metal and Vibranium as an alloy.
Still, there is one disturbing possibility that might result in some truly terrible ramifications in the future. In the comics, Ultron manages to cast his consciousness into space, allowing him to conquer galaxies. With Vision now dead and Scarlet Witch messing around with reality in WandaVision, it’s possible that Ultron might simultaneously return to life and learn of Thanos’s Dargonite weapons. Whatever the case, Dragonite clearly has a future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The MCU might have a weapon stronger than Adamantium AND Vibranium. And if this is the case, it might change everything.