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Is Captain America's Shield Really Bulletproof?

Cap’s shield has deflected all kinds of shit over the last few years, but outside the Marvel universe, vibranium is in short supply. So what can Captain America’s shield do when it’s made of titanium?


Without breaking the laws of physics, it’s hard to imagine a more accurate test: titanium is a good stand-in for vibranium, and the weight and thickness looks to be spot-on. Even if you argue with the methodology of the test, it’s hard to argue with a video of a guy repeatedly shooting Captain America’s shield.

[YouTube via Popular Mechanics]

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“titanium is a good stand-in for vibranium”

Sure... if titanium had a near-magical ability to absorb and redirect all physical vibrations.