Could a lightsaber cut superman?

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Could it?

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yeah, i think a lightsaber can cut anything

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No.

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#4  Edited By TheOmniDoctor

Definitely not, Superman's no-sold lots of heat and plasma based attacks far above the level of a lightsaber.

Even DCEU Superman no-sell it based on the nuke feat

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No, it wouldn’t even be capable of cutting Wonder Woman

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#6  Edited By Joker567892

No

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Nah he no sells it

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By cut if you mean cutting his limbs then the answer is no.

However it’s very possible could make him bleeding.

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I always hear these Star Wars fans just say a lightsaber can cut anything, but is there actually any reason to believe this? I’m pretty sure there are special metals and armors within that universe made to stand up to a lightsaber, and Superman’s flesh has to be stronger than any metal.

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@the_hajduk:

No, there’s several instances where they can’t cut through particular metals such as beskar.

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@eslay03: So why do so many people say the lightsaber can cut through anything?

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Lightsabers have had trouble with some metals. You can imagine superman who‘s tanked multiplanetary attacks wouldn’t be harmed with something like that

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#13  Edited By reactor

@the_hajduk said:

@eslay03: So why do so many people say the lightsaber can cut through anything?

Technically they can, at least when Lucas was in charge. With Disney, things might be different, but he had a singular rule regarding lightsabers, which was there was nothing that they couldn't cut through except other lightsabers. Some things could resist it for a time, like Beskar (assuming it was a slash, because Mandos in Beskar did get run through), or Cortosis due to its weird properties, or phrik, the staves used by the MagnaGuards, but nothing was actually immune to them.

This was the reason the Darksaber from TCW exists, because it was originally going to be a vibroblade, but GL thought it could lead to misunderstandings among the less die-hards (and probably more directly, he admitted there was no way he'd let a vibrobalde block a lightsaber under his watch), and made it a lightsaber instead.

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@reactor: Do the lightsabers have any good cutting feats?

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Probably not

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Nah, they struggled with blast doors.

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DCEU Superman gets cut like paper by EU Lightsaber which is ridiculously hot

lightsabers in EU are as hot as the core of a star,

Throughout the generations, lightsaber technology was refined from those first high-maintenance 'captive bolt' lightsabers to the lightweight modern lightsabers, which utilizes a stablized, massless plasma beam that burns as hot and bright as the core of a star.

- SW: Force & Destiny Core Rulebook

They can also easily cut thrugh something that can easily tank a nuke

"It wouldn't withstand a lightsaber, but it would keep a horde of safecrackers busy for a month, and would easily withstand a small nuclear blast." - Fatal Alliance.

So Clark gets cut easily, but it will not harm post-crisis Superman, no

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#19  Edited By Wolfrazer

@the_hajduk: In the previous Continuity? Yes and the metals at best resistant a lightsaber, they aren't outright immune to it. Beskar can get cut through, but it's so time consuming that it's rather useless to try to do so in the middle of combat. Exar Kun was able to cut through a slab of it with time and effort.

The current Continuity? I have no clue, but probably not.

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No. Neither DCEU Superman or comic Supes. Lightsabers are overrated.

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@reactor: Do the lightsabers have any good cutting feats?

Star Wars multimedia is legion, and lightsabers feature in almost all of it. Novels (particularly those written anywhere between the 2000s-2010s) will almost certainly have the best and most detailed descriptions of its cutting power. However, it's likely more productive to find anti-feats for the lightsaber to argue about. When a lightsaber can't immediately cut through something, that's always an event, a feature (save for the gameplay medium, but that's obvious).

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no. He is resistant to heat

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#23  Edited By Eredin12

@takenstew22: EU Lightsabers can easily cut DCEU Clark, they are not really that much overrated unless you think Clark can tank something as hot as the core of the star( and also it cuts nuclear proof material) for prolong period of time and technically speaking nobady is more overrated than Superman

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#24  Edited By DoctorDaMn

Hell no...

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@eredin12 said:

@takenstew22: EU Lightsabers can easily cut DCEU Clark, they are not really that much overrated unless you think Clark can tank something as hot as the core of the star( and also it cuts nuclear proof material) for prolong period of time and technically speaking nobady is more overrated than Superman

I don't read the EU. They can cut DCEU Supes but not comic Supes.

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tanks it, hurt at best.

DCEU Supes survived a nuke explosion right in front of his face, a nuke can make heat up to 150 million fahrenheit and the core of the sun can heat up to 27 million degrees.

Comic Supes no sells nukes lol.

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tanks it, hurt at best.

DCEU Supes survived a nuke explosion right in front of his face, a nuke can make heat up to 150 million fahrenheit and the core of the sun can heat up to 27 million degrees.

Comic Supes no sells nukes lol.

He didn't "survive a nuke explosion right in front of his face". He used DD as a meat shield and still would've died if it wasn't for the sun.

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@takenstew22: he didn't meat shield, nukes' thermal radiation would still get him whole

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#29  Edited By Eredin12

@takenstew22: Yeah they can cut DCEU Clark, comic Clark obviously no-sells, the thing is nuke creates loot of heat but it lasts for a very short amount of time so much smaller amount of it is applied( like lighting is 30 000C but since it lasts for a very short amount of time people survive it with burns), its still enaguh to vaporize almost anything but tanking it does not mean that something as hot as the core of star cannot cut you when heat lasts for longer period of time

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@eredin12: Nuke's fireball wear off much longer than a lightning

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@eslay03: So why do so many people say the lightsaber can cut through anything?

NLF

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@squaddoubleyou said:

tanks it, hurt at best.

DCEU Supes survived a nuke explosion right in front of his face, a nuke can make heat up to 150 million fahrenheit and the core of the sun can heat up to 27 million degrees.

Comic Supes no sells nukes lol.

He didn't "survive a nuke explosion right in front of his face". He used DD as a meat shield and still would've died if it wasn't for the sun.

Only his lower abdomen and legs were covered by DD. It most certainly hit his face.

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#33  Edited By Eredin12

@squaddoubleyou: Fireball itself yes but extreme heat it creates at the epicenter of exsplosion last the only l for a very short amount of time if i am not wrong, also in EU 200 gigatons lasers are prety standard wepon and Lightsabers can easily cut thrugh things that can tank them, DCEU Supes is geting cut like paper, comic one no-sells it thurgh

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DCEU Superman probably withstands a Canon lightsaber, gets chopped to bits by an EU one. Comic Supes can maybe use one to shave.

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It's almost magical how this has begun evolving into a "Superman v. Nuke" discussion

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I assume only if whoever is wielding the lightsaber is channelling force power into it. The physical effects e.g. heat & kinetic energy are unlikely to hurt superman, but channelling force power is basically magic.

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#37  Edited By Bayman007

Anakin couldn't cut a Zillo beasts hide with his saber. When Kylo Ren encountered one he had to jump inside its mouth to take it down from the inside, so lightsabers can't cut everything.

DCEU Superman wasn't harmed when hit by Doomsdays amped face rays. He also took a nuke to the face whilst weakened by Kryptonite, so it's safe to say he will be fine. Comic version goes without saying

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DCEU one definitely but comic not

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Definitely not, Superman tanked Doomsday's AoE blasts which are far above the level of a lightsaber.

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Anakin couldn't cut a Zillo beasts hide with his saber. When Kylo Ren encountered one he had to jump inside its mouth to take it down from the inside, so lightsabers can't cut everything.

DCEU Superman wasn't harmed when hit by Doomsdays amped face rays. He also took a nuke to the face whilst weakened by Kryptonite, so it's safe to say he will be fine. Comic version goes without saying

this is a good point tbh.

i don´t know enough to debate but i think i agree with this. And if he is cut it would be very little unless they´d have greeeat effort

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#42  Edited By Michaelbn

Legends lightsabers are ridiculously overpowered af, while disney lightsabers are just meh.

A star forge-made lightsaber can even cut comic supes.

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Canon? No.

Legends? Yes.

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Hell, NO!

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nope.