A child asked a question that stumped his father and had many people weighing in, but it was the responses by Luke Skywalker and Captain America that set Twitter abuzz.
The question in question was:
Can a lightsaber cut through Captain America’s shield?
Twitter user Hannajoe Settlemyre called out to actors Mark Hamill and Chris Evans:
— Hannajoe Settlemyre (@itsbananaaa) June 26, 2018
Hamill and Evans didn’t disappoint. First Hamill weighed in:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 27, 2018
Evans quickly came back with his own response:
Foolish. Now I have vibranium ninja stars. https://t.co/V7ANPJW5wH
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 27, 2018
Fans were beside themselves with glee at these two worlds merging on Twitter.
— Rebecca (@mnmcrm) June 27, 2018
I live for this legendary banter between Luke Skywalker and Captain America
— Cil | Bucin mas Connor (@squirrel15_) June 27, 2018
Okay but Cap Evans and Mark Skywalker squaring off is exactly what this day needed. https://t.co/N1tOWx93mi
— Kitty Chandler (@mightybattlecat) June 27, 2018
People certainly had some opinions about the lightsaber vs. shield debate.
Lightsabers are ineffective against cortosis, so they are not all-powerful. Vibranium may share that same advantage over a lightsaber; however, “the ability to destroy a [vibranium shield] is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”
— RhythmicDeviant (@RhythmicDeviant) June 27, 2018
if it can be softened enough to be made into a shield, a saber can cut through it… all though at a longer time than say cutting through regular metal.
— Brian Dobbins (@BrianDobbins2) June 27, 2018
No because if it can withstand the force of two arc reactor beams, I'm pretty sure it can with stand a lightsaber pic.twitter.com/WzXabUoxDx
— Cadence Met Tom Holland And Isn't Over It (@wannabelistend2) June 27, 2018
No it can’t, because Captain America’s Shield absorbs energy Lightsabers are made of energy! ⚡️
— Annalpha (@ichianna) June 27, 2018
I think it can cut it. What a lightsaber can't cut through is another lightsaber.
— Ethem Pişkin (@ethan_puskin) June 28, 2018
Nerdist stepped in to let science have the last word.
.@ChrisEvans and @HamillHimself have their own theories about a battle between a Captain America's shield and a lightsaber, but @Sci_Phile has already solved this one on @BecauseScience: https://t.co/xWGylZYs7B pic.twitter.com/tudDmAe6CO
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) June 27, 2018
Check out the video and see if you agree.
Or you could watch the battle playout in Lego form.
We don’t see this debate coming to a close anytime soon.
H/T: Twitter Moments