Given that the Marvel and DC universes have crossed over on several occasions, is there any evidence that the strongest unbreakable adamantium can cut through Superman's skin?

  • Maybe if you alloyed it with kryptonite?
    – user14111
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 1:47
  • Hmmmm..then we can just use Kryptonite intead of using as alloy .But also it will be an alloy that can cut through anything even Sups😂 Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 1:52
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    I was able to find a somewhat canonical answer to this.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 1:54
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    The problem isn't the material, it's the force required.
    – Möoz
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 3:35
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    Also, Adamantium and Superman are generally in different universes, so this would be impossible to answer.
    – Möoz
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 3:36

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It depends on whether or not Superman's invulnerableness comes from a field or Density and then whether the Adamantium has been shaped into a thin enough wedge to cut through the density of Superman at a workable amount of force. Adamantium isn't "sharp". it's strong. It's edge will last a long time if formed into a blade and you could apply more force to it without it breaking, but if it's not sharp enough for the force applied to it, it won't cut.

Adamantium likely is also a fairly thick atom which means that if Superman's molecular structure is super-dense then you'd be better off using a steel blade up until you hit the forces needed to make an Adamantium blade superior...which are beyond human level.

Quick Silver or The Flash might be able to cut Superman with a Adamantium blade, because it has been shown that it can survive a Nuclear Explosion thus you can expose it to at least that level of force while trying to cut Superman with it. Superman has been shown to be damagable with Nuclear force, therefor he might be cutable with an Adamantium Blade being weilded with the force of a nuclear bomb.

Keep in mind though Superman's skin survived Nuclear blasts as did his skeleton, so it might not cut the skin, but the force might do one of those internal cut things where it lacerates under the skin, but not the skin itself.

Unless we get exact numbers on these things that is about the best you can do for an answer of whether it's possible or not. I imagine that Adamantium has a lower threshold than Superman though so probably not. On the other hand Vibranium, which Adamantium is an offshoot of or vice verce does have magic enhancing traits which may make it able to, depending on how one interprets that.


We don't know.

Superman has never been shown encountering adamantium.

However, in the crossover comic Superman/Fantastic Four: The Infinite Destruction, Superman is able to shrug off a beam that "can cut through adamantium," so my money's on "probably not."

Fantastic Four and Superman


I would vote yes. Superman was shown being cut by the bony protrusions from Doomsday.


And we know Wolverine can cut through extremely strong materials.

missing arm

  • I guess you don't realize that Doomsday is a Kryptonian experiment. As Kryptonians can punch and hurt each other, DD bones can cut through Superman as it is a Kryptonian bones. DD is also an experiment that's why he is stronger than Supes. His bone structure is probably stronger than Superman as well. It is very, very bad matching. Commented Jun 18, 2017 at 8:08

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