Better Red than Dead
- Aug 5, 2009
I figure he'd feel the metal coming towards him and just return it to sender.
Hmmm... for straight up archery, arrows are made of carbon fibres (probably need a polymer/ceramic pile), while a compound bow with carbon limbs would get the job done. Even if the shot doesn't fully penetrate the armour, the stopping power behind the arrow will cause some damage... Still... fibreglass?!Atmos Duality said:Polymer crossbow/composite arrow/bolt fired from a nylon-Synthetic fiberglass composite bow (or crossbow, if you're a sissy).
The shot is silent, the yard-head is more than strong enough to go through most conventional armor (and certainly through his skull).
The longest sniper kill was from 2475 meters by achieved by Craig Harrison of the British Army fighting in Afghanistan, so it would be difficult, but doable. And according to studies the bullet took nearly 6 seconds of flight time before it hit the targetevilthecat said:Are these the snipers from Ghost in the Shell?Brawndo said:But what if Magneto was just casually walking down the street to his favorite cafe when a sniper takes an accurate shot at him from 2km away?
Yes, .50 calibre and larger rifles can theoretically hit stationary targets at that distance if the user is a ninja, but at that distance you can count to three very slowly in the space between the bullet leaving the barrel and impact.
Exactly this.Meatramen said:Depends, he is aware that a lot of people hate him, so he might have a strong magnetic field around him at all times... However they could make the bullet out of something other than metal and BOOM, headshot.
Since Magneto can sense metal, the pulley components can't have metal components or bearings.SckizoBoy said:Hmmm... for straight up archery, arrows are made of carbon fibres (probably need a polymer/ceramic pile), while a compound bow with carbon limbs would get the job done. Even if the shot doesn't fully penetrate the armour, the stopping power behind the arrow will cause some damage... Still... fibreglass?!
There aren't any bearings... though I'm fairly sure you could customise a compound to have its cams made from a ceramic/polymer composite. As for the riser... same deal, though the limbs would have to be recurved, otherwise I don't think it'd be able to take the strain. It's the release aid I'm wondering about... 'cos the rest of the array doesn't need to be metal, it's just cheaper (like a couple grand cheaper to have cast risers).Atmos Duality said:Since Magneto can sense metal, the pulley components can't have metal components or bearings.
Probably not fiberglass (I haven't done sporting archery for a loooooooonnnnng time. Like 17 years). But I do know that there are composite bow bodies that don't need metallic components to function and still have the penetrating power of small arms rifles.
Possibly. The more likely thing is that it would simply be impossible for him to escape, but instead be trapped for all eternity in the volcano.Captain Pirate said:
no because of 2 thingsCaptain Pirate said:
Well, the metals you described are on a short list of materials that respond strongly to magnetic fields. A great number of materials have a weak response, including stuff like oxygen and carbon. I'm not sure what effect this may have on the X-men canon (if any), but if magneto can lift a giant steel bridge into the air (a la 3rd movie) than i can't see why doing things with much smaller, organic objects would be difficult.Iron Mal said:Well, seeing as he is the 'Master of Magnetism' (as in he has control and influence over magnetic fields) that doesn't nessercarily give him a mastery over all metals (something I always found weird in the films).
Not all metals are magnetic (if I remember correctly from school, only Iron, Steel, Nickel and Cobalt are) so it's very easy to assume that not only could you shoot him with a sniper bullet, you probably could do it with most bullets (I'll give Adamantium a free pass in this because that is a fictional substance so it could very well be magnetic).
So 'Master of Magnetism' wouldn't suddenly mean you are the master of all that is metal (that power belongs to Iron Maiden) and it definately wouldn't make you immune to assassination.
well doesn't have to be a headshot mabye say neck or faceFirstPersonWinner said:What they said. Also though on the "other than metal" bullet thing, I don't know how that would work. His helmet that he always wears is a really strong metal, so I don't know what non-metallic material could pierce that.