In Marvel Comics, the disc-shaped shield has gotten Steve Rogers through a number of challenging encounters and has also enhanced his ability to hold his own against super-powered opponents. Like its comic book counterpart, the shield is both a symbol and a valuable asset on the battlefield. Though Steve (Chris Evans) was one of Marvel’s most formidable fighters even without it, the shield made him even more dangerous in combat. In his hands, the shield felled countless foes in the fights against Hydra, the Chitauri, Ultron, and Thanos. The second episode of Marvel’s What If…? revealed that the MCU’s villains held Captain America’s shield in high esteem in terms of its powers. The Sentinel of Liberty’s signature weapon was included as one of numerous MCU Easter eggs in episode 2 of What If…?, a tale that centred on how different the universe would be if T’Challa had been captured by the Ravagers instead of Peter Quill. Captain America’s shield is, without a doubt, one of the most famous and iconic weapons in the superhero genre. The shield makes a brief cameo in Marvel’s What If…? episode 2 as a weapon in the Collector’s amazing armoury. It was stored in a case beside Hela’s headpiece, a Necrosword, Mjolnir, Malekith’s dagger from Thor: The Dark World, and a variety of unidentifiable weapons. Because the dagger, Necrosword, and Mjolnir are all magical objects of tremendous power, the others may contain comparable enchantments. The shield, on the other hand, possesses no supernatural properties. Nonetheless, its presence in the company of strong items such as Mjolnir and Hela’s blade indicates how much respect it commands among villains such as the Collector.


The Collector has a lengthy history of searching for and purchasing items that he considers to be exceptionally unusual and remarkable. Because his pursuit has taken him to so many different parts of the cosmos, it truly speaks to the worth of an object if he takes an interest in it and goes to the trouble of getting it. A guy like the collector would not bother himself with anything petty or conventional, and given his ego, he would surely not show off or exhibit any object that he did not regard as one-of-a-kind or, at the absolute least, extremely remarkable. The presence of the shield in this scenario indicates that the collector regards it as a weapon of equal or greater potency than the others in the case. That’s intriguing, given that Thanos’ sword shredded it in Avengers: Endgame, proving that it was never really invulnerable. Furthermore, it is less distinctive than the comic book form of the shield.


It’s made of vibranium in the MCU, but it’s composed of a vibranium-adamantium alloy that scientists have never been able to reproduce in the comics. Regardless, Marvel’s What If…? shows that Captain America’s shield remains one of the most recognizable and sought-after weapons in the MCU.

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