This is a very stupid thought that's been at the back of my head for a while. Armor in question is literally meant to protect the body from bodily harm, so making it muti layers and detachable would be stupid. I think
Thoughts from an idiot:
Obviously it's detachable, but that'd probably mean it's also able to be attached back after some fixing right?
How hard would it be to remove in the first place? My idea was that it'd ideally be harder to take off the the opponent than by the poor idiot wearing the monstrosity.
Assuming it stays in place after the first hit, how much damage would it take before shattering? Would being detachable make it harder to stop an attack?
What's holding the layers together? A sort of strap, glue, tape, Velcro? I don't know.
For my own clarification and preservation of sanity, it's supposed to be a sort of multi layered shell, with the main idea being the different shells are either able to be torn off if something like, let's say acid, is eating through it, as well as being able to fall off when taking enough damage for the shell to be rendered useless.
Would such a monstrosity actually work in any time period, whether it'd be medieval or futuristic? Also in retrospect this sounds like normal armor, but with extra steps.