In Astonishing X-Men #5, Ord, an alien villain hailing from the Breakworld, claims the following:

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there is no substance on earth this blade cannot cut through.

Yet, Wolverine with his beta-adamantium claws is standing in the same room. Is Ord bluffing, or is his disc-like weapon indeed made of a unique metallic material ? And would it be able to cut through Colossus's Osmium skin (who appears later on in the comic) ?

The Marvel wiki doesn't have more information, only Ord's quote.

  • Considering his short duration in the Marvel Universe (all of 5 issues), this may be a question without an answer. There isn't a lot of detail about Ord out there. I'm not finding anything more than what you've already stated.
    – SocioMatt
    Commented Dec 28, 2012 at 15:26
  • Hm, yes, I'm afraid that might be the outcome. Still, I wanted to put the question out there, as it genuinely intrigued me.
    – pleinolijf
    Commented Dec 28, 2012 at 18:35

2 Answers 2


It's an unspecified alien metal from the planet Breakworld.

According to this forum his bladed weapons can "hurt Colossus noticeably" (bottom of 1st post). Not exactly cannon, but as @SocioMatt pointed out, probably the best info available.


He could have just been wrong.

The simplest explanation is that Ord may not have had adequate information to make that statement.

Any statement made by a character must be evaluated from THAT character's level of information.

Comic universes are worlds full of hyperbole. Unless the character has the informational resources to make a definitive statement, all it is is their opinion or hypothesis.

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