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Classification: Terrestrial weapon

Creator: Unrevealed, probably Hydra/A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics)

User/Possessors: Baron Zemo (Heinrich Zemo), briefly Captain America (Steve Rogers)

First Appearance: Avengers I#7 (August, 1964)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Vibra-Gun sends amplified vibrational waves that explosively shake apart targets. Easily used, it has dual eye-scopes for aiming. It appears to take several seconds to charge up and makes a large roaring sound when firing. It stands about 3' high and is mounted on its own three-wheeled dolly for transport.


(Avengers I#7 (fb) - BTS) - After his defeat at the hands of the Avengers, notably Captain America, Baron Zemo fled to the jungles of South America and quickly took control of the domain of an indigenous people, occupying their palace (largely made of wood). Zemo set up defensive traps and at some point gained the destructive Vibra-Gun.

(Avengers I#7) - Captain America landed in the jungle to attack Zemo, secretly part of a plan to separate the Avengers by Enchantress and Executioner. Captain America overcame several traps set up by Zemo, but was confronted by Zemo and the Vibra-Gun. The indigenous followers readied to fire upon the hero, but he used his strength to bend a palm tree so that it swung and scattered the men. Captain America ran up and took control of the Vibra-Gun, using it to demolish the palace. Baron Zemo fled in his escape rocket plane with Captain America stealthily clung to its side, leaving the Vibra-Gun behind.



Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Chic Stone.

So what happened to the Vibra-Gun afterward? Did Cap take a small key part so that it couldn't be used again? Was it kept as an unserviced remnant by the South American tribe? Dismantled by an Avengers clean-up team? Or parts scavenged by A.I.M.?

This profile was completed 09/22/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Vibra-Gun has no known connections to:

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Avengers I#7, p18, pan1 (main image)
   p18, pan5 (scope)

Avengers I#7 (August, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Chic Stone (inks)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First posted: 09/23/2021
Last Updated: 09/22/2021

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