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Comicguy1




All the main heroes seem to have experienced a good deal of tragedy.

Spider-Man lost his uncle, and Gwen Stacy, Miles Warren, Ben Reilly, and,, it's a really long list.

Batman has lost his parents, Jason Todd (What's that? He came back years ago? Nope, that's not Jason Todd. Nah nah nah nana, it's not.), and a bunch of other people he cared about.

Daredevil has lost Karen and a few other girlfriends.

Has anyone really close to Thor died? The only two people that I can think of are Thunderstrike and Odin. Odin will probably come back, and Thunderstrike, how often is he mentioned? The only time that I remember was in that Grim Reaper Avengers issue during the Busiek/Perez run. I mean, I guess you could say that Thor lost everyone in Asgard, but there all pretty much back now.


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bd2999

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He has seen Asgard die, all Asgardians vanished or taken away before (several times in fact), he has seen Sif trapped in a mortal body, he has seen Odin die multiple times and so on. There are going to be specific examples that I am not thinking of at the moment, but Thor has alot of pain in his past too.

He is not driven by it as some heros. Batman and Spider man it is what got them going on their path to start with. Thor is start of a more noble warrior culture. Driving force is much easier to come by in those sorts of people. They are born to fight and give their all in everything. Just give them a cause.


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    All the main heroes seem to have experienced a good deal of tragedy.



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    Spider-Man lost his uncle, and Gwen Stacy, Miles Warren, Ben Reilly, and,, it's a really long list.



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    Batman has lost his parents, Jason Todd (What's that? He came back years ago? Nope, that's not Jason Todd. Nah nah nah nana, it's not.), and a bunch of other people he cared about.



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    Daredevil has lost Karen and a few other girlfriends.



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    Has anyone really close to Thor died? The only two people that I can think of are Thunderstrike and Odin. Odin will probably come back, and Thunderstrike, how often is he mentioned? The only time that I remember was in that Grim Reaper Avengers issue during the Busiek/Perez run. I mean, I guess you could say that Thor lost everyone in Asgard, but there all pretty much back now.







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Jack Silver




Afterall the heartache and trouble that his love for her got him into. Rebelling against Odin, fighting against his own people and going into exile, even willing to give up being Thor, when he finally got the chance to be with her but she failed the test that Odin set, he met up with Sif and then totally forgot about Jane. The same thing happened the second time round. When he discovered Jane was dying, he remembered his love for her and forgot about Sif who seeing how much Thor loved Jane, sacrificed herself to save Jane. Yet when Thor took Jane to Asgard and Sif reappeared in her place, Thor hardly seem to bat an eye at Jane leaving his life again.

Maybe that mean old father of his was manipulating things again but it never made sense to me.


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Jason




Also the destruction of his hammer on a few occasions, especially when he fought the celestials...


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djcc




and it would add so much more dimension to the characterization of Thor --

I have also often thought that Thor, with all his experience and existence involving war and fighting, should have lost many close friends and comrades-in-arms, as well as close friuends and family -- I have often thought that he should be portrayed like an old and battle-molded warrior with many many scars physical and emotional that are part of a story of triumph and tragedy


worthiness to weild Mjolnir has to include many heart-wrenching, humbling experiences, each painfully moving Thor closer to worthiness -- not all worthiness-fostering experiences need to be heart-wrenching, and those that aren't would add a great diametric to the bitter ones --

this is how to get people feel a shared-common-humanity with and for a warrior God like Thor

there is so much that can be done with Thor and IMO it seems that MU barely scratches the surface


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