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Subj: On balance, should Thor brick foes have weapons? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 07:23:49 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Hmmmm
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 at 03:26:14 pm EDT

one of my general concerns about the MUs portrayal of Thor is that he's often written as a brick with a hammer....and an uber hammer at that. the problem with this is that when matched up against bricks without melee weapons, an inference can be drawn that without the hammer, thor would lose to the brick, or, at the very least, that thor is out of his league against the brick sans mjolnir. in addition, when foes mess with thor's hammer or separate him from it, he seems to 1) panic and 2) job.

consider his fights with the likes of hulk and gladiator. with both, each spend a fair amount of time trying to get mjolnir away from thor. each believe that without the hammer, thor will be relatively easy to beat. as historically written, there may be some truth to this....

with the new monthly getting underway there is fertile ground to develop new foils or upgrade old ones. thor's drubbing of IM in issue three was on par with what i would expect when mjolnir is used as a blunt weapon: 1 casual shot=IM's defences down 15%.

of course, IM isn't really a brick. still, i would think that thor should be wrecking anybody who takes a strike from mjolnir. such strikes shouldn't be written as a having the same impact as a typical fist strike, IMO.

with this in mind, should thor face typical class 100 bricks with weapons, rather than hand to hand bricks? i would suggest that foes well above class 100 would be exceptions. kurse, and those like him, wouldn't fall under this analysis.


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