Captain America’s Shield and Wolverine’s Claws are two of the most popular and unparallel weapons in all of comics. Famous gifts and also the core material of each character’s origin, and part of what makes them a hero. But there is an exciting fan raised question: what if they come against each other? Who will be the winner? Will Captain America’s Shield save him from Wolverine’s devil claws?
Fans know that Wolverine’s Adamantium skeleton covers his entire body. While the fictional metal originated in the body of Ultron it became a household name when fused to the mutant, Wolverine. This supposedly unbreakable metal may make him susceptible to Magneto but otherwise makes him one of the toughest superheroes in the Marvel Universe. So could his famously ferocious claws do actual damage to Captain America’s shield?
The metal which makes up Captain America’s shield has different theories, depending on the story and the medium. While the MCU’s version of Captain America may wield a “vibranium” shield, but the original comic hero Cap has the shield which made up of Vibranium and adamantium overall “proto-adamantium.” scientists tried for years to duplicate the metal alloy from which Cap’s shield is made. This attempted replication ultimately gave them the less refined adamantium used with Wolverine, still a formidable metal with unbelievable strength. And a worthy opponent for the most famous shield in comics. While that may be true the metal that covered Wolverine’s skeleton may be a result of an unsuccessful experiment but it has the ability to make a deep scratch on Cap’s shield.
Whereas fans have to wait for a long time to get a chance to see Wolverine and Captain America on the same side on the big screen. They will come face to face but when and what will be the situation it:s a big deal. However, the two have met the countless times in comics, and usually as allies and even fellow Avengers. But disagreements, even among friends, can get heated. The two famous fighters have even faced off as recently as 2012.
Chasing Phoenix across the galaxy the two gifted warriors of marvel come face to face as illustrated by John Romita Jr. in the Avengers vs. X-Men #3 written by Ed Brubaker. The two didn’t hurt each other, but the famous claws clashed against the stars and stripes of Captain America’s shield. A rain of sparks showered across a beautiful Romita-drawn panel, with captivating colors from Laura Martin. It was a glorious glimpse at a violent “what if?” of the Marvel Universe. But ultimately the conflict ended… without much conflict. Captain America’s Proto-Adamantium shield was left unscathed by Wolverine’s claws, as it would be in most comic cases.
On the other hand, the MCU and X-Men Universe versions of the characters,deliver a very different kind of explanation on existence of war metals. It is a basic knowledge for fans of Marvel Cinematic Universecan why “proto-adamantium” doesn’t technically exist, due to Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox’s previous licensing issues. Thus the MCU Captain America fans know and love is equipped with a vibranium shield. But Captain America better have a few contingency plans in place. Because without altering any continuities, if Fox’s Wolverine and Marvel’s Captain America were to come to battle, the claws would slice through the shield like a sharp Katana through flesh. Vibranium can absorb kinetic energy, but it isn’t indestructible
The comics have told a different story: ferocious slashes and bashes from Wolverine’s claws can beat most supervillains and super-mutants, but most of the time they can’t break through Captain America’s trusty shield. At best, scratching off some of the surface paint. So even if the question isn’t answered definitively on film, fans know how it should play out. Both there weapon are of there own kind and 100% unmatcheble. But also have some limitation to consider.