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Subj: Re: Hulk Vs Thor and why Thor lost (spoilers within)
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 08:10:40 pm EST (Viewed 178 times)
Reply Subj: Hulk Vs Thor and why Thor lost (spoilers within)
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 07:53:30 pm EST (Viewed 22 times)

    }I think the justification (plot device) used to give Thor such a one-sided beat-down was the fact that the first thing Hulk did after he was separated from Loki was break Thor's right forearm.

    I've wondered about that sometimes, to be honest. If Mjolnir weights so much, and Thor is so strong, then what would happen if he gets smacked in the middle of his forearm with enough force to stop his arm? Wouldn't the momentum do some serious damage to Thor if he didn't drop the hammer?

    I think that's what was used to justify the beatdown. The only attempt at offense that Thor was able to muster after that was a left-handed punch. Mjolnir (and his right arm) just kinda dangled there until Hela came for a visit.

That may have been what they were going for and by pushing it it make have worked in the first fight, but the second fight against Thor and Loki was just as bad so sadly it doesn't really work. Add on that aside from Thor having bones broken in battle before and not really slowing him down back in the eighties Hela's curse had every bone in Thor's body broken and thanks to the support of a magical suit of armor Thor kept going. I realize that may be too old school to be taken into consideration, but Thor has had broken bones before and is an experience enough warrior to shrug them off.

As to Mjolnir' weight, it is hard to tell. I think officially in some old handbooks Mjolnir' weight was listed and it is not really that heavy. I did some checking and in those old books it weighs about forty-two pounds. Heavy for us, but when you have had buildings dropped on you it is actually pretty light.

    Doesn't make it better, but at least they tried this time to soften the blow, unlike what happened in the Ulimate Avengers. Ugh...

I think with Ultimate Avengers it was a bit more acceptable because that isn't mainstream Thor and Ultimate Thor despite all the hype has always been portrayed as a good deal below any of the heavy hitters. If you ask for any clean win Ultimate Thor has against a true heavy hitter or even approaching his weight-class he either has none or the win is only due to his opponent being severely weakened. This includes his fights against Hyperion and Ultimate Loki.

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