Vibranium is supposed to be the strongest metal on Earth. And yet we see Thanos shred it into pieces like it was nothing. The fight between Thanos and Captain America has to be the best in the entire film since it not only proves Captain America to be worthy, but we see Cap really push Thanos to the edge. Thanos was really pissed off with their duel and he replies with an insane amount of berserker rage.
He had both hands on deck while taking on Cap. No one really knew about his double-bladed sword. But as soon as Thanos went rampant on Cap constantly taking strikes at him, his Shield actually was no match for that blade. Vibranium is supposed to be unbreakable. It is an alien metal that arrived on the planet with a meteorite. Thanos broke the myth that there’s nothing stronger than Vibruanium. But how was Thanos able to do this? How strong was his weapon? Or more importantly, where did he get this sword?
The writers and directors of the movie have possibly solved this mystery of ours. With the digital release of the movie came the exclusive audio commentary of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and Joe & Anthony Russo. So, they talked about Thanos’ sword saying:
“Markus: While vibranium is the strongest substance on Earth, whatever Thanos’ straight razor there is made out of is stronger.
Joe Russo: Well Thanos clearly knew Eitri.”
Now, it hasn’t been mentioned anywhere that when Thanos got the Infinity Gauntlet made, it was the first time he met Eitri or visited Nidavellir. Back in Infinity War, Rocket said that Nidavellir was famous for making the strongest weapons in the galaxy. Mjolnir came from those Dwarves. The Infinity Gauntlet came from there, and the Stormbreaker as well.
Joe Russos says that Thanos clearly knew Eitri, so he must have gone to the dwarves for his double-bladed sword as well. Since the sword was able to shatter Vibranium, we can only imagine one metal with the ability to do that. This metal is none other than Uru. This is what the creatives are implying at, and this is what the real truth is. Thanos’ sword is made from Uru metal, and so is the Stormbreaker. This also means that if Thor applies the right amount of force just like Thanos did repeatedly, then he could also crack Cap’s shield with the Stormbreaker.
Thanos broke Cap’s shield and later Scarlet Witch was able to split Thanos’ sword into two pieces. So, Wanda clearly is the strongest Avenger. Just how strong is she? This question will certainly be answered in the upcoming show, WandaVision and probably in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as well. Kevin Feige has already confirmed that she is the strongest since she would have killed Thanos if he didn’t rain fire.
Eitri is still out there on Nidavellir, so it would be really great if Marvel brings him back sometime in the future. Thor: Love And Thunder is bringing in Jane Foster’s The Mighty Thor. It is said that she will also be worthy of the Mjolnir and the power of Thor. But where will Marvel bring Mjolnir from? Will it be Eitri who makes the hammer once again? Hela obviously broke the original one, and Cap took it back to where it was taken from in Endgame. So, let’s see how Taika Waititi spins it.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, William Hurt as General Ross, Tilda Swinton as Ancient One and Josh Brolin as Thanos.