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- How does Captain America's shield work? 3 answers
Captain America's shield is stated to be made at least partially of Vibranium, a material that is "vibration proof." Logically, this would mean that it dissipates all kinetic energy. However, in comics and movies, he frequently throws the shield and it bounces off of various objects (trees, vehicles, people). If the shield dissipates all vibration, shouldn't it simply impact its first target and then drop, having lost all its kinetic energy and therefore becoming unable to collide elastically?