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Final Fantasy

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Final Fantasy IV Enemy
Adamantoise
Image:Adamantoise_ffIVDS.gif
Japanese アダマンタイマイ
Romaji Adamantaimai
J2e Name Adamantium
SNES Name Turtle
PS Name Turtle
GBA Name Adamantoise
DS Name Adamantoise

The Adamantoise is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV. This monster is easily defeated with the help of Blizzard spells. If the player does not want to waste MP in this enemy, Cecil's physical attacks should be enough to defeat it.

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Marvel Database

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From Marvel Database

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Adamantium
First appearance

Avengers #66

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Magneto removes Wolverine's Adamantium

Adamantium is a very dense, artificial, iron-based alloy that is virtually indestructible. A sufficient amount is capable of surviving multiple nuclear explosions with no damage. A pure blade of Adamantium is capable of cutting almost any known substance, with the known exceptions of Adamantium itself and Captain America's shield. The ability to slice completely through a substance with an Adamantium blade depends upon the amount of force being exerted and the density of the material in question.

Creating even a small amount of Adamantium is astronomically expensive, and only a few people know the complete formula. Adamantium is created by mixing certain chemical resins together. The exact composition of these resins is a closely guarded secret of the United States government. When these resins are mixed and kept at a temperature of 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, the resulting liquid can be cast or worked into a particular shape. After eight minutes, the mixture sets and becomes solid. Its molecular structure is extremely stable, and its shape can only be altered by precise molecular rearrangement. However, due to the sheer density of Adamantium, there are few known forces capable of altering it's molecular structure.

Some supervillains have taken to harvesting existing sources of Adamantium, hoping to utilize it through molecular rearrangement. Apocalypse harvested Adamantium from Sabretooth's skeleton, and Gambit in turn got Adamantium from Constrictor to save Sabretooth's life. Genesis harvested Adamantium from Cyber by destroying his body's organic matter, leaving only his Adamantium-laced skin.

Some Adamantium is made by Adametco.

Background Information

Hercules, the demigod of Greek myth, wielded an enchanted golden mace, which (according to legend) was made of Adamantine and supposed to be indestructible. Inspired by this myth, Dr. Myron MacLain sought to create an indestructible alloy for the American side during World War II. At one point he fell asleep at his lab bench, and the metals he was working with somehow bonded together. This mysterious alloy--a combination of steel, Vibranium, and an unknown catalyst--created a material stronger than any yet known. However, without knowing the exact ingredients and their proportions, MacLain could never duplicate the process. The sample was worked into a disc, which became Captain America's Shield. MacLain's later attempts to duplicate the material included a formula without Vibranium, which resulted in the creation of True Adamantium, which is almost as strong as Captain America's shield.

Although true adamantium was thought to be indestructible, there are at least two known examples of the alloy within the Earth-616 reality sustaining damage without molecular manipulation. The first involved Thor focusing all of his strength into striking a small cylinder of adamantium with Mjolnir, which only slightly dented. The second incident involved a battle between Ultron and the Hulk. During the fight, the Hulk punched the robot with enough force to slightly dent it.

Because True Adamantium is exceptionally difficult and expensive to create, various researchers found a more cost-effective way to duplicate it, at the expense of quality and durability. This alternate version, referred to as Secondary Adamantium is considerably stronger than even Titanium and is resistant against most assaults. However, assaults from sufficiently powerful weapons or beings can warp or break it.

Forms

Proto-Adamantium

This is the original Adamantium created by Dr. MacLain. This is the Adamantium present in Captain America's Shield. It has never been recreated.

True Adamantium

This is the attempt at recreation of Proto-Adamantium. This is the Adamantium present in Wolverine (to name a few). It is nearly as strong/durable and is possible to be produced. it is impossible to break. It could withstand a nuclear bomb, though Thor with all his strength and Mjolnir has slightly dented a small cylinder of it. Being this strong, it is very rare and expensive to create/manipulate and is top secret in the US government, though it has shared it with some of their "allies".

Secondary Adamantium

This is much more easier to work with, making it much more cost effective though at the expense of its strength. Someone with super-strength (say the Hulk) can break it or warp it. Also referred to as Adamantium Steel

Beta Adamantium

Wolverine's skeleton was originally reinforced with true Adamantium. His mutant Healing Factor not only allowed him to survive the process, but it also induced a molecular change in the metal. Beta Adamantium functions like True Adamantium but does not inhibit the biological processes of bone. This fact only became apparent after Magneto forcibly extracted the Adamantium from Wolverine's skeleton.

Adamantium (Ultimate)

In the Earth-1610 reality, Adamantium is still a highly durable alloy but it's status as "virtually indestructible" has been called into question, at least for this particular reality. For example, the Hulk was able to break an Adamantium needle. Another incident regarding Adamantium's durability involved Sabretooth. He possesses four Adamantium claws implanted within each forearm. Through circumstances yet to be revealed, one of the claws implanted within his left forearm is broken. Lady Deathstrike, possessing an Adamantium laced skeleton, had her neck broken during a battle with Longshot when he used his ability to affect probability. The material is also highly effective in blocking telepathic probes, a trait that Adamantium in the Earth-616 reality does not possess. Aside from being highly durable and effective at blocking telepathy, nothing else about Ultimate Adamantium has been revealed. It isn't known when Adamantium was first created, who is responsible for its creation, and what the properties and processes required for making it are. As a result, it isn't even known if Ultimate Adamantium is created in the same way as the Earth-616 version.

Adamanitum (Earth-691)

On one occasion, Vance Astro of the 31st-century Guardians of the Galaxy of Earth-691 was wounded in a battle with the warlike alien Stark. The alloy suit that protected Astro (Earth's first interstellar astronaut) during his trip to Alpha Centauri was damaged. His teammates repaired the damage by applying a flexible Adamantium cast to his arm and chest. The most likely conclusion is that Earth-691 found a way to create Adamantium cheaply and quickly, and in a mesh or flexible form.

Adamantium Allotropes

Serafina claims that Adamantium has thirteen allotropes, all of which are "unstable, and short-lived, but virulently poisonous". She throws a small device that clamps onto Wolverine's claws and makes them glow green, claiming that it is "adamantium nine". This causes Wolverine to become stricken, incoherent and collapse.[1]

Carbonadium

Carbonadium is a resilient, unstable metal that is vastly stronger than steel but more flexible than adamantium. Carbonadium is, in fact, both a more malleable and cheaper version of adamantium.[2] Due to its malleability, carbonadium is considerably less durable than true adamantium, though for all practical purposes, carbonadium is nearly indestructible. Omega Red (an adversary of The X-Men, primarily Wolverine) has carbonadium coils which allow him to drain life energies.

Applications

Adamantium of various types has been used by many heroes and villains.

Notes

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  1. X-Men Vol 2 #191
  2. X-Men Vol 2 #7

Trivia

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Traveller

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Adamantium LRC is the Regency's second largest corporation. Adamantium, along with LSP and Morning-STR, is one of the Regency's three "universal" products manufacturers, and a member of the so called Big Five. It primarily concentrates in transportation equipment, starships, power generation equipment, and an array of automation and industrial technologies. The company was founded on Mora in 1133 by industrialist Hoseki Eikawa, who bought up the scattered Denebian divisions of now defunct Imperial megacorps and cobbled together a fully functioning company. Like its bombastic founder, Adamantium is an aggressive company, and a constant thorn to the older LSP. Adamantium is one of the largest R&D underwriters in the Regency.

The company's ships, robots and transportation equipment is well built and of very good reputation. It has shipyards at Rhylanor, Mire (Spinward Marches 0527), Karin, Maitz, Mora, Ara Pacis, Magash (flagship yard), Starn (Plant 62), Vincennes, Dekha, Tobia (Plant 88), and Lintl.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Peter Gray - Gray Matter

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