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"When Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield."
― Captain America 1966 Theme Song

The power to possess great proficiency, capabilities and knowledge in shields. Variation of Improbable Weapon Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Defensive Fighting/Proficiency/Skill
  • Enhanced Buckler/Shield Fighting/Skills
  • Enhanced Shieldmanship
  • Shield Mastery
  • Skilled/Expert/Master Shield Wielder

Capabilities

Users are able to demonstrate tactical aptitude with the way of the shield, they are able to wield a shield with great proficiency in power, defense, and endurance. The user is also able to use it for offense such as bludgeoning their opponents, countering attacks and if the shield is bladed they can even decapitate their enemies.

Applications

Variations

  • Wooden Shield: Shield made of wood.
  • Retractable Shield: Built-in shield that expands and retracts both automatically and on command.
  • Metal Shield: Shield made of metal.
  • Energy Shield: Shield made of pure energy.

Associations

Limitations

  • Users may be vulnerable if attacked from behind.
  • May lack notable offensive capabilities.

Known Users

Comics/Cartoons

  • Clark Kent/Super-Soldier (Amalgam Comics)
  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (A.R. Hicks' Dark Souls series)
  • Batfink (Batfink); via his metallic wings
  • James "Jim" Harper/Guardian (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Hiccup Haddock (How To Train Your Dragon)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
    • Steve Rogers
    • John Walker/U.S. Agent
    • James "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier
    • Sam Wilson/Falcon
  • Isaiah Bradley (Marvel Comics)
  • Elijah Bradley/Patriot (Marvel Comics)
  • James Rogers (Marvel Comics)
  • Herr Kleiser (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Masters/Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • Shannon Carter/American Dream (Marvel Comics)
  • Nino Lahiffe/Carapace (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Camilla Hombee/Victory (Miraculous World: New York – United Heroez)
  • Flash Magnus (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Phoebe (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Hans (Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarves)
  • Unnamed Shield Superhero (Stan Lee's The Condor and Mosaic Opening)
  • Rose Quartz (Steven Universe)
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe)
  • Sam/American Crusader (DC Comics)
  • Americommando (DC Comics)
  • Soldier Boy (The Boys)
  • Tosh Tompkins/Stars and Garters (The Venture Bros.)
  • Jacob Jordan/Manhattan Guardian (DC Comics)
  • Alexei Shostakov/Captain Russia/Red Guardian (Marvel Comics)
  • Roger Ryan/The Badge (Big Bang Comics)
  • John Flag/Fighting American (Titan Comics)
  • Peggy Carter/Captain Carter (Marvel Cinematic Universe/What If ...?)
  • Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Marvel Cinematic Universe/What If ...?)

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Tooru Kokonoe (Absolute Duo)
  • Crusadermon (Digimon Series)
  • Gallantmon (Digimon Series)
  • Imitatia (Fairy Tail)
  • Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • Coppelia (Log Horizon)
  • Brogy (One Piece)
  • Dorry (One Piece)
  • Hajrudin (One Piece)
  • Machvise (One Piece)
  • Pearl (One Piece)
  • Leina Vance (Queen's Blade)
  • Risty (Queen's Blade)
  • Annelotte (Queen's Blade: Rebellion)
  • Gautama Buddha (Shuumatsu no Valkyrie)
  • Heathcliff (Sword Art Online)
  • Naofumi Iwatani (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Big Shield Garna (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Encode Talker (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Live Television/Movies

  • Yukito Sanjyou/AbareBlue Ranger (Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger)
  • Ethan James/Blue Dino Ranger (Power Rangers: Dino Thunder)
  • Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier/White Wolf (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Taskmaster (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • John Walker/U.S. Agent (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Sam Wilson/Falcon/Captain America (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Thena (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • James Olsen/Guardian (Arrowverse)
  • Kelly Olsen/Guardian (Arrowverse)

Video Games

  • Alice Liddell (American McGee's Alice)
  • Shield-Wielding Operators (Arknights)
    • Asbestos
    • Beagle
    • Bison
    • Blemishine
    • Bubble
    • Cardigan
    • Croissant
    • Cuora
    • Dur-nar
    • Eunectes
    • Gummy
    • Hoshiguma
    • Hung
    • Liskarm
    • Matterhorn
    • Mudrock
    • Nearl
    • Nian
    • Noir Corne
    • Saria
    • Spot
    • Vulcan
  • Athena (Borderlands)
  • Death (Darksiders)
  • Warrior of Light (Dissidia Final Fantasy)
  • Kiaureit (Epic Seven)
  • Robeil (Epic Seven)
  • Crozet (Epic Seven)
  • Bask (Epic Seven)
  • Maya (Epic Seven)
  • Pyllis (Epic Seven)
  • Arowell (Epic Seven)
  • Rose (Epic Seven)
  • Chris (Fantasy War Tactics)
  • Valkyrie (Fantasy War Tactics)
  • Galahad ('Fate/Grand Order)
  • Mashu Kyrielight (Fate/Grand Order)
  • Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Qadira (Indivisible)
  • Pit (Kid Icarus)
  • Palutena (Kid Icarus)
  • Vexen (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Goofy (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Pantheon (League of Legends)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Olaf (The Lost Vikings)
  • Page (MapleStory)
  • Bandit (MapleStory)
  • Explorer Magician (MapleStory)
  • Blaze Wizard (MapleStory)
  • Evan (MapleStory)
  • Demon (MapleStory); via Demon Aegis
  • Mihile (MapleStory); via Soul Shield
  • Zamazenta (Pokémon)
  • Crusaders (Ragnarok)
  • Paladins (Ragnarok)
  • Royal Guard (Ragnarok)
  • Shield Knight (Shovel Knight)
  • Cassandra Alexandra (Soulcalibur)
  • Patroklos Alexandra (Soulcalibur)
  • Pyrrha Alexandra (Soulcalibur)
  • Sophitia Alexandra (Soulcalibur)
  • General Tsao (Sly Cooper)

Other

  • Nuparu (Bionicle)
  • Tahu (Bionicle)
  • Jaune Arc (RWBY)
  • Pyrrha Nikos (RWBY)

Known Shields

  • Guardian’s Retractable Shield (Arrowverse/Supergirl)
  • Hiccup's Shield (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Absolute Zero (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Aegis (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Adamant Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Akashic Record (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Chain Gear (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Cold Blood (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Contrivance (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Cryolite Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Deep Freeze (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Defender (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Diamond Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Dreamcloud (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Dream Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Edification (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Empiricism (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Falling Star (Kingdom Hearts)
  • False Theory (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Frozen Pride (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Glacier (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Genji Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Gigas Fist (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Golem Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Gunz (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Happy Mushroom (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Herc's Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Iceberg (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Inquisition (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Knight Defender (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Knight's Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Limited Mushroom (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Mindel (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Mythrill Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Nobody Guard (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ogre Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Onyx Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Palatial Mushroom (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Pot Lid (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Product One (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Rose‘s Shield (Steven Universe)
  • Save the King (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Scrutiny (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Seven Elements (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Smasher (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Snowman (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Snowslide (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Stout Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sub Zero (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Tester Zero (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Würm (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Hylian Shield (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Mirror Shield (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Ordon Shield (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
  • Legendary Shield (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Captain America's Shield (Marvel Comics)
  • Wonder Woman's Shield (DC Comics)
  • Tricera-shield (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • Carapace's shield (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)

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