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Shadow Metal

Shadow Metal (不在金属シャドウメタル Fuzai Kinzoku (Shadō Metaru)?, lit. "Nonexistent Metal") is a rumored metal which doesn't exist naturally in the world.

Principles

Depiction of esper abilities clashing, circumstances which can supposedly create Shadow Metal

According to Saten Ruiko, rumor has it that when hundreds of esper abilities clash (like during the Daihaseisai), a metal is created which doesn't naturally exist.[1]

Chronology

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Daihasei Festival Arc

Main article: Daihasei Festival Arc (Railgun)

During the Daihaseisai, Saten Ruiko, having learnt about the rumor concerning Shadow Metal, tried to investigate it, getting into trouble in the process.[1][2][3][4] At that time, the rumor was described as having developed from the increased security to prevent people from stealing DNA maps during the games, apparently baseless.[2][4]

Shadow Metal coating on the ground.

However, during the Level 6 Shift attempt on Misaka Mikoto and the efforts of Kamijou Touma and Sogiita Gunha to save her, a metallic substance was formed from the clash between Mikoto and Gunha's powers when he made a path for Touma to get to Mikoto. After the experiment was stopped, Gunha took notice of the area was now covered with a strange metal coating.[5][6]

Later, Aleister Crowley retrieved the Shadow Metal since he watched their fight through UNDER LINE.[7]

Toaru Kagaku no Mental Out

Tokiwadai Election Arc

Main article: Tokiwadai Election Arc
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Shadow Metal in a cubic form.

Following the events of the Daihaseisai in September and by the time of Tokiwadai's student council election in October, there had been an increased movement by a group connected to Academy City's previous generation, who used two squares (actually cubes) as their symbol, and apparently sought Shadow Metal, said to exist in the form of cubic crystals.[8][9]

References

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