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Subj: A key problem is...
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 10:00:28 pm EST (Viewed 64 times)
Reply Subj: Your second point is KEY.
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 10:25:49 am EST (Viewed 179 times)

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    I think 2 things.

    1. Sentry happened. The gods depend on Heimdal as a warning. And he probably hasn't let them down much.

    2. The gods are arrogant. They didn't think mortals had the gall to attack them. Thor's first words were "What's the meaning of this".

Forget Thor. How about Baldur... the current King of Asgard who has ultimate responsibility for the city's welfare contemptuously dismissing any possible "mortal" threat to his realm ?

I mean seriously... what was this guy thinking ???

Did he forget that Asgard was now smack dab in the middle of a world of crazy powerful creatures who could really only be called mortal in name and longevity only ???

Hasn't he been listening to Hera ranting and raving lately about there no longer being a line separating Gods and mortals ? \:\-D

And shouldn't Baldur himself have learned this lesson first hand after the hell and horror he and his fellow Godly countrymen just went through courtesy of the mortal Dr. Doom ?

Norman Osborn may be an insane douche bag and his lackey Sentry still relatively worthless as a character, but the condescending comments we've seen coming from Thor and Baldur concerning us poor "mortal trash" makes me sort of wish Hulk was joining the invasion party.

    The gods are always doing things you'd think gods would have evolved past long ago.


for all the good writing JMS did do one negative is he portrayed the gods as ignorant primitives no more advanced then the Vikings of the Middle Ages. Lee and Kirby showed the gods has truly being more advanced then humans in both culture, magic, and technology. This trend was continued through Simonson's run and even Jurgen's. During the eighties the Avengers realized they had to snap Zeus out of his madness before he ordered Ares to lead the armies of Olympus to destroy the Earth. In Jurgen's run the Warriors Three were tough enough to destroy entire armies with modern weapons and a single arrow from Heimdall was enough to destroy a modern jet.. Osborn'ss forces are probable packing some heavier fire power than that, but the point was the even if the gods were ignorant of the mortal world they had the power to make any direct attack suicide. Even Matt Fraction had them repel an army of super-super-skrulls backed by air power. The gods thought themselves superior to mortals and had good reason to think so. Yes under JMS and Bendis the gods are little more than immortal vikings. Maybe things will be different next issue. Osborn indicated he his planning on the first wave failing and he has something bigger in store.

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