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Subj: What makes Herc a fighter and not a warrior and Thor a warrior and not a fighter?
Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 at 12:35:11 pm EDT (Viewed 178 times)

In the first issue of Incredible Hercules Herc states he was never a soldier, but a fighter. Thor often claims to be a warrior-born.

I did some research on the Internet the other day and the two terms along with soldier are often used as synonyms, but some people had different ideas.

A fighter is someone who fights for personal reasons. They may do it for money, fame, the sheer joy of it or something else but it is always personal. That is a way is Hercules who does relish the thrill of battle and the adoration of mortals. He likes being famous. Thor does get a certain thrill from battle, but for him it is secondary to other reasons.

A warrior is one who fights for a higher ideal or purpose beyond just personal reasons. Thor fights to protect Asgard, nobility, honor, to vanquish evil, etc. So, by that definition Thor is more of a warrior. Herc fights for those causes, but in many cases he does not fight for a real cause or they are almost secondary to his joy of battle.

I think Ares would fit more of a fighter as well.


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