Rubidium

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Ruby
Rubidium

Just like all alkali metals rubidium reacts vigorously with water. It turns flames into deep red – popular with fireworks. Besides that it’s mostly used for scientific purposes.

Ruby the monster is a real chatterbox. If you meet her, she rambles on with no mercy. She loves everything that’s red: Poppy flowers, lipstick, sunsets and of course red fire works.

Vanadium

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Vanadia
Vanadia

Vanadium is found in high concentrations in some creatures like Tunicates and the mushroom Amanita muscaria (fly agaric). Its predominantely used in steel production to increase strength.

Vanadia the monster is a bit vain...

Chrome

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Chromus
Chromus

Most popular in its use as chrome plating for increasing the corrosion resistance of steel, causing shiny surfaces. It is also found in many pigments, in magnetic tape and many gems like ruby or emerald.

Chromus the monster loves everything that shines and glitters in rainbow colours. It is quite a show-off.

Titanium

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Titanus
Titanium

Strong and stable but light Metal. It is used for making tools or airplanes but also for body implants. Titan Oxide (TiO2) is a popular pigment for white paint.

 

Titanus is a big and strong monster, which is very light and flexible at the same time. It is a very skilled mechanic, who can do heavy work as well as very delicate jobs.

Scandium

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Scanda
Scandium

Scandium was one of the first elements, which Mendeleev predicted to exist, before it was discovered. It is being used for alloys and in stadium lights.

Scanda the monster looks like a troll, but despite his appearance it is very skilled with all technical stuff.

Selenium

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Selenia
Selen

Selenium is as well essential for life as well as toxic in higher doses. Its light sensitivity makes it useful for light meters and photocopiers. There are three forms of selenium: black, grey and red.

Selenia the monster has a light side and a dark side – just like the moon. You never know which side she’s on at the moment. She likes to remain mysterious.

Arsenic

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Arsenius
Arsen

This metalloid is highly poisonous to almost all lifeforms, except for a few bacteria. The Poison of Kings and the King of Poisons has been known and used since ancient times, for example as a green pigment in wallpaper. Nowadays it’s found in semi-conductors and insecticides.

Arsenius the adulterator would love to be a bartender. Only his fellow monsters don’t trust his mixing skills.

Zinc

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Zinco
Zink

Zinc was probably first discovered in China. Together with copper it forms the alloy brass, of which many vintage appliances are made (very popular in the steam punk genre). Nowadays it is found for example in batteries. It is also a nutritional element.

Zinco the monster is a kind of dragon, whom Cuperina likes to ride on through the royal garden.

Nickel

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Nick
Nickel

Nickel is a typical coinage metal: All around the world it is used to make coins. The 5-Cent Piece is named after it. The origin of the name comes from a mischievous sprite of German mythology, Nickel. In medieval times, miners believed that the copper ore was beset by these spirits.

 

Nick the monster is a silent mining gnome who likes to hide. Only with his buddy Cobald he likes to go out and play pranks on others.

Iron

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Ferro
Ferro

Iron is a true all-rounder with downright proverbial meaning (just how many figues of speech with iron are there?). In ancient history man made iron tools as well as weapons. For this reason it has been associated with Mars, the god of war. As a matter of fact, the planet Mars contains a lot of iron. This explains its reddish colour – just like our blood, which also contains iron.

Ferro is the iron knight, a lovable Macho, who sometimes overshoots the mark. Ironically he doesn’t understand irony.

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