Platinum is in constant competition with gold for the most noble and most precious metal. But it hasn't always been that way: When it was first discovered in South America, it was thought to be low-grade silver. Therefore the name, which means "tiny silver" in Spanish.
If Auro (gold) is the king, what could Platinius be – the pope? However, there is a permanent rivalry between the two of them about who might be the mightiest of them all.