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2005-03-18 3:01:45 PM  
O_o

word, Elric would totally whoop ass, in fact any incarnation of the eternal champion would pretty much pwn

I don't think Erekose would; he's too busy whining about his lost Ermizhad.
 
2005-03-18 3:01:50 PM  
I'm conducting an experiment. I want to find out if the simple act of posting in this thread will turn me into a nerd AND simultaneously restore my virginity.
 
2005-03-18 3:02:41 PM  
The Saint of Killers

Justifiable? It's hard to say. Jesse Custer claimed that God was responsible for the death of my namesake's family, and that was all that he needed to hear.

Avenging loved ones makes it a praiseworthy deicide. Your namesake did the right thing.
 
2005-03-18 3:04:11 PM  
harmonyvybes

Can knowing about lightsabers and adamantium get you laid?

No. Try memorizing the dialogue from Spaceballs until you can actually recite the whole movie and mimic the voice of each character.

/throws a falsetto onto his voice.

"My hair... He shot my hair! Son of a biatch!
 
2005-03-18 3:04:16 PM  
GWShenlong05
I remember reading that if a light saber were to fall end-over-end, it would continue falling through an entire planet, unaffected by friction.


But whenever the Jedis in the movies drop a lightsabre, it always seems to shut off and just roll on the floor, so maybe it shuts off when it no longer detects body heat on the handle or something. Besides, even if it does stay on and melt through the floor, it can only go through half of the planet. Once it hits the core, then even if it survives the trip and the srrounding heat, the force of gravity there is zero.
 
2005-03-18 3:04:34 PM  
I guess this will all be put to rest when the game comes out
http://www.eagames.com/redesign/editorial.jsp?src=marvel_031505
 
2005-03-18 3:04:41 PM  
Yeah it worked. Thanks submitter, now I can wear white when I get married.
 
2005-03-18 3:04:44 PM  
Here's something funny you may want to read:

Batman versus Dr. Doom.

Ha.
 
2005-03-18 3:05:39 PM  
QT_3.14159: I've given this a lot of thought...

Me too. Although I must admit, I'd totally forgotten about the adamantium/lightsaber aspect of it.
 
2005-03-18 3:07:15 PM  
Captain Irreverence:
ambivalent_maybe fights the winner in a cage match. While wearing a gold bikini.
No lightsabers or adamantium for me? Wtf - am I just supposed to use charm and wit?? The gold bikini can only do so much.
 
2005-03-18 3:08:50 PM  
2005-03-18 03:04:16 PM VideoVader

GWShenlong05
I remember reading that if a light saber were to fall end-over-end, it would continue falling through an entire planet, unaffected by friction.

But whenever the Jedis in the movies drop a lightsabre, it always seems to shut off and just roll on the floor, so maybe it shuts off when it no longer detects body heat on the handle or something. Besides, even if it does stay on and melt through the floor, it can only go through half of the planet. Once it hits the core, then even if it survives the trip and the srrounding heat, the force of gravity there is zero.


But the falling lightsaber would have a certain amount of momentum, which would continue to carry it through toware the opposite side, slowed down by friction of course, until it came to a stop somewhere between the center and the surface (the exact stopping point depending on the speed at which the lightsaber is falling, the density and hardness of the planet, and the density of the planet's atmosphere), then it would begin "falling" back toward the center of the planet. So, yes, it would eventually come to rest in the center of the planet, but would cut the other side of the planet first.

Always assuming, of course, that the materials it's made from can withstand the temperatures and pressures at the center ofthe planet.
 
2005-03-18 3:09:21 PM  
FileName N

I'm conducting an experiment. I want to find out if the simple act of posting in this thread will turn me into a nerd AND simultaneously restore my virginity.

Nope. I'm a geek, but I still retain my sexual experience -- all eight months' worth.

/started late.
//didn't wear white at his wedding. neither did she.
 
2005-03-18 3:11:03 PM  
Programmer Cat

Geek? You bite the heads off of chickens at the local carnival?

//couldn't resist
 
2005-03-18 3:11:57 PM  
If the Blob, who is unmoveable is standing on a plane of adamantium, which is unbreakable, and is charged by the Juggernaut, who is unstoppable, then what happens?

(recycled from a rec.arts.comics thread from 1990!)
 
2005-03-18 3:14:21 PM  
[image from ffmedia.ign.com too old to be available]

/Bring It
 
2005-03-18 3:15:53 PM  
Ash>>Batman>>Connery James Bond>>Van Hellsing>>Superman>>Solid Snake>>Sam Fischer>>Preacher>>A Jedi>>Captain America>>Wolverine>>Master Chief>>Grammaton Cleric>>Constantine>>Jack Ryan>>Judge Dredd>>Comic Book Guy>>Brosnan James Bond>>Numa Numa Guy>>Star Wars Kid

There you go.
 
2005-03-18 3:16:50 PM  
ambivalent_maybe: No lightsabers or adamantium for me? Wtf - am I just supposed to use charm and wit?? The gold bikini can only do so much.

Clearly you underestimate the power of the gold bikini. But, if it makes you happy, you can also have a pair 3-inch heels made of solid Vibranium. Provided they are painted gold to match the bikini.
 
2005-03-18 3:17:16 PM  
FileName N


Geek? You bite the heads off of chickens at the local carnival?


No, I bite the heads off of clients who refuse to read the farking manuals (which I worked hard to write, dammit!). I also bite the heads off Jehovah's Witlesses and telemarketers too.
 
2005-03-18 3:17:32 PM  
[image from entopia2002.com too old to be available]

Yes, your roomates a nerrrd.
 
2005-03-18 3:18:26 PM  
durty_nacho, what in the name of the Qliphoth are those things?
 
2005-03-18 3:19:12 PM  
I have to say this has been one of the most educational things I have read in a long time. Granted it's not entirely edifying but educational none the less. We need more sci-fi/comic/anime/fantasy debates on Fark.
 
2005-03-18 3:19:44 PM  
The answer is no. As neither light sabers nor adamantium exist, it is therefore impossible for one to cut through the other. Here endeth the lesson.
 
2005-03-18 3:20:03 PM  
hehe two other KOTOR references other than mine.
 
2005-03-18 3:20:16 PM  
Programmer Cat

They are moonites, and they a smokes as they shoot the bird.
 
2005-03-18 3:21:21 PM  
Captain Irreverence:

But, if it makes you happy, you can also have a pair 3-inch heels made of solid Vibranium. Provided they are painted gold to match the bikini.
Sounds good to me!

Programmer Cat: durty_nacho, what in the name of the Qliphoth are those things?
Duh, they're Mooninites. (My spelling may be questionable.)
 
2005-03-18 3:23:27 PM  
durty_nacho

They are moonites, and they a smokes as they shoot the bird.

And what in the name of my cock are moonites? I don't watch TV.
 
2005-03-18 3:24:52 PM  
Programmer Cat

durty_nacho, what in the name of the Qliphoth are those things?


Prepare the quad-laser. Mooninites, unite!
 
2005-03-18 3:25:37 PM  
Programmer Cat

"we can aquire some wine on the way to the mall and then you can get tore up......and pass out in the hot sun"

its aquateen hungerforce
 
2005-03-18 3:27:47 PM  
[image from users2.ev1.net too old to be available]

I hope you can see this, as I'm doing it as hard as I can.
 
2005-03-18 3:28:29 PM  
I know the original question has been beaten to death - but I just finished playing KOTOR and there are several blade weapons that go head to head with a lightsaber based on a "corilis weave" or something like that. My understanding of Star Wars weapons is that while the blasters may have advanced slightly throughout the time span from KOTOR to the movies - the lightsaber is old school - and has been based on the same technology for evah.

So if the lightsaber is not 100% fullproof in cutting through shiat - I give this one to old wolvie. (yeah the jedi mind tricks, blah blah - you ever see a Jedi mind trick work on a rancor? nope? same thing with a guy whose more beast then man)
 
2005-03-18 3:28:37 PM  
Programmer: Stay up late and watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. Almost as enjoyable as this thread!

Meatwad > Batman
 
2005-03-18 3:30:39 PM  
durty_nacho

its aquateen hungerforce

OK. I must have missed that show; I didn't even have a TV in 2001; I hooked my game consoles to a TV tuner card in my PC.
 
2005-03-18 3:31:01 PM  
Programmer: Stay up late and watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
Or check for the torrents if you don't have tv. =D
 
2005-03-18 3:31:45 PM  
Zygar

Programmer: Stay up late and watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. Almost as enjoyable as this thread!

Dude, I'd have to get cable and pay to watch adverts. No frkkin' way, man.
 
2005-03-18 3:33:26 PM  
Will someone go on a date with me?
 
2005-03-18 3:35:59 PM  
How about a real fight?

Charles Xavier vs. Stairs.
 
2005-03-18 3:38:04 PM  
It's obvious - since Adamentium "has no melting point"once solidified - and since Light Sabers "cut" by point-of-contact melting - a Light Saber can NOT cut thru Adamentium. Wolverene "fencing" via his claws with a Jedi would be evenly matched.

The question then remains - can ANYTHING?
Can a Force Blade (ALA" WarHammer 40K") or a Single-Molecule Blade (ALA "Sten") do the job?

Does Adamentium have molecules (A) - or (B) is it a "perfect metal" where all the electrons are equally shared thruout the entire object? From what we know - it appears to be (B),

If there are NO molecular interstices, then there is no means for a sub-molecular-edged blade (as above) to gain purchase and start seperating the object in two. So adamentium remeans inviolate.

Also, assuming Superman is made of molecules - and that a (say) carbon molecule does NOT change it's qualities under a red/yellow star - I think it's a safe assumption that Superman's invulnerability is, like so many others of his powers, Physchic/Telekenetic in nature - and that he protects himself (unconciously) with a telekenetic force field - rather than with enhanced molecular bonds. Since he survives by ingesting our "normal" molecules while here.

Let's see - Wolverine (Marvel) Reference, also Star Wars, War Hammer 40K, Superman (DC), and "Sten". That's 5 Geek Points for me....
 
2005-03-18 3:43:15 PM  
GWShenlong05
I remember reading that if a light saber were to fall end-over-end, it would continue falling through an entire planet, unaffected by friction.


Your theory is half correct. Yes a lightsaber can cut though any known element, however it will only cut through one half of a planet as upon reaching the core, the lack of gravity would no longer propel it forward. Thus the lightsaber can cut through only one half of the planet in question. However if the lightsaber fell on superman, it would cut all the way through.
 
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2005-03-18 3:45:50 PM  
nightninja76:

Batman is above killing random street thugs, but he has no problem with taking the lives of other superheroes/villains.


I'm sorry, no. Batman will not kill.
He's got the means to kill. But he cuts short of a killing blow. He will incapacitate, he won't kill.
 
2005-03-18 3:48:59 PM  
If str_batman senses obj_villian then
kill obj_villian
else
incapacitate obj_streetthug
end if
 
2005-03-18 3:49:18 PM  
2005-03-18 03:43:15 PM candiria718

GWShenlong05
I remember reading that if a light saber were to fall end-over-end, it would continue falling through an entire planet, unaffected by friction.

Your theory is half correct. Yes a lightsaber can cut though any known element, however it will only cut through one half of a planet as upon reaching the core, the lack of gravity would no longer propel it forward. Thus the lightsaber can cut through only one half of the planet in question.


But the lightsaber would have a certain amount of momentum, which would carry it beyond the center of the planet, with gravity slowing it down. At some point beyond the center of the planet (depending on the speed of the lightsaber and the resistance of the planet) it would stop and begin falling back toward the center of the planet. It would again overshoot the center and be slowed and eventually stopped by gravity, swinging back and forth until its momentum was exhausted.
 
2005-03-18 3:49:41 PM  
I also bite the heads off Jehovah's Witlesses and telemarketers too.

I'll chip in for dental repair costs necessitated by these specific activities.
 
2005-03-18 3:51:57 PM  
Programmer Cat: Dude, I'd have to get cable and pay to watch adverts. No frkkin' way, man.

I hear ya, man. Got rid of my cable about a year ago, after I decided that the various networks were secretly spying on me and canceling all the shows I actually watched so they could replace them with even more reality programming. Reality shows make baby Jesus cry.

Still, I knew who the Mooninites were, so I'm still cooler than you. ;)
 
2005-03-18 3:56:55 PM  
Dr. Manhattan > all.

He'd probably take a passing interest in the lightsaber and dismantle it for study. (WITH HIS MIND) As for Adamantium, he would just make some offhand comment about its molecular structure, and then go to Mars or something.
 
2005-03-18 3:57:32 PM  
ambivalent_maybe: (re: gold bikini and heels) Sounds good to me!

Of course, you understand I will need to personally inspect your outfit to, uh, make sure it, err, fits properly and such. (moping brow with hanky) Is it getting warm in here or is it just me?
 
2005-03-18 4:01:48 PM  
I can't believe you guys are still at this, here's your answer, in a fight between light sabers or adamantium who'd win? Me, why you may ask, well simple I'm real they're not

/flame on
 
2005-03-18 4:02:04 PM  
moping = mopping. Apparently I'm even more flustered than I thought.
 
2005-03-18 4:03:04 PM  
where can i find a good bio on thor?

I hate to be a jedi fan, but i think it would end up in the jedi's favor..
 
2005-03-18 4:03:45 PM  
Late here, and I only read about half the thread (impressed with myself that I even managed that much), but for those who are using cortosis ore as an example of something so hard that a lightsaber can't cut it, you're wrong. It's not the hardness that prevents it from being cut by a lightsaber, it's not that hard. It's just that it has a certain electromagnetic resonance (mumble, mumble, something pseudo-scientific, it's been a while since I've read the book it was introduced in) that disrupts a lightsaber and shuts it off upon contact. Though it's an effective method of stopping a lightsaber, it's not because of the hardness of the material.
 
2005-03-18 4:05:36 PM  
Programmer Cat Your namesake killed God at the end of Preacher, right? Now, Ambrose Bierce once wrote that there were four kinds of homicide: felonious (criminal), regrettable, justifiable, and praiseworthy. I basicly asked you, "did God deserve it?"

Refer to how John Ostrander (who's written a lot of Batman and all of Grimjack) did it at the end of his Spectre run, before the Spectre came back as Hal Jordan. John's wife had just died, so when Spectre went to confront God at the end of that series, God was a jabbering, drooling idiot.

I put that Specter series up there as one of the greatest, most consistant comics runs ever, with Preacher and Sandman. None of them can compare to Starman, though.
 
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