In Avengers Assemble, Wolverine tries shredding Captain America's shield and nothing happens, he then backs off and remarks that the only substance that can withstand his Adamantium claws is Vibranium. The same thing happens in Avengers vs. X-Men #3 when Wolverine grazes his claws on the shield but nothing happens. So how would that work with two indestructible substances? I'm asking because that seemed to be Stryker's big answer to decapitating Wolverine using Deadpool's Adamantium katanas.

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Wolverine has actually been decapitated before:

Wolverine Decapitated

This specific case was a result of a nuclear bomb that went off in the Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #5 comic. Depending on the author Wolverine may or may not die after being decapitated. (Despite the image, being decapitated is generally considered his ultimate weakness that does in fact kill him.)

But could an adamantium weapon decapitate him? I'm assuming the movie you are referring to is X-Men Origins: Wolverine. At the end of this movie Logan is actually shot in the head with adamantium bullets, leaving him unconscious because the bullet penetrates his adamantium skull, destroying his memory in the process (after hitting his brain). To further illustrate his adamantium shell being broken (in the films at least) here is a clip from the movie The Wolverine that shows his claws being cut straight through by a super hot adamantium sword:

(The cutting begins at 1:22)

Again, this all depends on what universe you are in or what comic you are reading but in general: The answer is yes.

Also see Should the Adamantium bullets have worked on Wolverine?

  • Oh yeah, I totally forgot about that mean Japanese guy... Thanks!
    – Y.G.
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 8:59
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    That blow-up doll in my closet is for research. Right...
    – Firebat
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 12:52
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    So Wolverine can talk without a larynx or lungs? The list of ways that he breaks biology and physics continues to grow...
    – KSmarts
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 14:56
  • Of course, the movie samurai had a red hot sword. Wolverine couldn't scratch the suit otherwise.
    – user16696
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 18:51

Yes. Technically while his skeleton is adamantium coated, there's still separate bones, connected by ligaments and tendons, this explains how the Hulk ripped him in half. His bones are unbreakable, but the joints that hold them together are still soft tissue

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    Sources would greatly improve this answer.
    – Skooba
    Commented May 29, 2020 at 15:05

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