Brief Explanation:

The element match-ups are not random, but it would take quite a while to explain why each man was given his specific element, and I'm sure no one really cares that much. I also realize that the elements I named are not all in the Lanthanide Series (except, of course, lanthanum) but the name works for me and since I wrote them, I can do whatever I want! Hehe. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read