When Molecule Man destroys Captain America's Shield, Thor's Hammer and Silver Surfer's Board he is not breaking them, rather he is unmaking them, so it should not be listed as an instance where the shield was broken should it
If you really want to get into it over words, look at the definition of "break".
To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently...To separate into components or parts...To destroy the completeness of...To vary or disrupt the uniformity or continuity of...To render useless or inoperative...To cause the ruin or failure of...etc
"I understood "break" as meaning, adamantium could not be destroyed through force...what about Anatarctic vibranium, it can liquify adamantium, would that count as "breaking""
It fits the definition, though liquefy or destabilize would create a more accurate picture of what's happening.
"Also molecular manipulation can transmutate adamantium into another element and then break it, perhaps that is what was done"
Doesn't say that in the comic though.
I always believed Captain America's Shield to be adamantium but on both www.marveldatabase.com and www.wikipedia.org it is recorded as being a vibranium-steel alloy, that it is commonly mistaken to be adamantium because of mistakes made in later comics
"that's what I mean, in later comics I believe it mentions it to be adamantium but in its original appearance it was a vibranium-steel alloy that could not be replicated"
Depends if they were mistakes or retcons. That's something you'd need to have a real discussion on. I've heard it was made both ways.
Well, see, there you go. They often ignore or change facts. Like, it used to be, Wolverine never had bone claws and never fought in WW2, or even had much of a healing factor. A lot of things are just changed or ignored, as I've redundantly stated earlier, when it's convenient, or when writers feel their history or concept is somehow more valid then earlier takes on the character or item. Thor's hammer used to be the Hammer of Uru before it was called Mjollner. Things like that.
"When Molecule Man destroys Captain America's Shield, Thor's Hammer and Silver Surfer's Board he is not breaking them, rather he is unmaking them, so it should not be listed as an instance where the shield was broken should it"
It's molecular manipulation.
Wow This is a fun thread I would say from my reading and understanding that the union shield was pure Vibranium and the buckler is 40 %Vibranium 40% Adamantium and 20% steel alloy. However USAgents Buckler shield would be 80% Vibranium and 20% steel alloy
"on a molecular level, molecule manipulation. Magneto did about the same thing when it came up to ripping the adamantium out of Wolverine's body. and on the adamantium page, it said that Captain America's shield was broken five different times. Plus it's made of a admantium-vibranium alloy, guess that's a bad combo.
When Molecule Man destroys Captain America's Shield, Thor's Hammer and Silver Surfer's Board he is not breaking them, rather he is unmaking them, so it should not be listed as an instance where the shield was broken should it"
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