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Subj: Re: Thor 600 Thoughts.
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 09:59:40 am EST (Viewed 126 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Thor 600 Thoughts.
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 at 08:00:52 pm EST (Viewed 199 times)

    The key problem...gods are pretty much immortal and Bor wasn't looking to give up the throne any time soon. Add in that hot-tempers and stubborness run in the family and you have a collision. Odin wanted to follow his own dreams and path in life, but Bor refused. I don't know if you read Thor 7-8 when Odin explained about his father. Odin created humans and Bor in a fit of rage unleashed every horror he could think of. How many times did Thor and Odin butt heads over who was right and what path Thor should follow? Think of that excepting going on even longer. Thor is in his mid to late twenties, maybe early thirties (in god years of course). Odin was at least that old if not in his forties and Bor was still in the prime of his life. So, for Odin to follow his own path and not the one Bor laid out for him he decided Bor had to go.

Ah well that makes sense, Odin decided that it was best to just leave Bor go... ok that makes sense. I have misplaced my Thor 7! This bugs me, but, I'll find it.

    Bor's physical strength was probable higher than Thor's. Generally, older generations of gods are more powerful than younger. Bor appeared to have been channeling his power through his ax and may have even augmented his strength with his mystical powers. So, the strength of the blow could have been alot more powerful than what he looked. Asgardians have always been less reliant on their energy abilities than other such beings.

Well there was a shallow crater left after Bor tried to his Thor with it. Thor of course blocked with Mjolnir.

    Bor was probable less accomplished at using his energy power in combat due to not being a sorcerer like Odin, but clearly he still knew how to wield them. I think so often we are used to seeing mega-fights use energy blasts that we underestimate how powerful a pure physical contest could be. Bor's power combined with all of it focused through his ax would have killed Thor in one blow so it is unlikely most beings whether god or powered by gamma rays could have survived it.

I seriously question the validity of the statement "were it not for the odinpower I'd be dead." I just think as a remark it was a little needless.

    The trouble is we don't really know what Thor is capable of. JMS seemed at first to want Thor to be restoring Asgard and all that on his own. Since gods are known be less confined to a single power-set it would have made sense. Somehow the Odinpower got almost forced in there so we don't really know when Thor is using it or not. Unless it has been severely watered down it should make Thor too powerful to be used in most stories or at the very least fights.

I tend to agree with Iron Man Unit 007's ideas that the Odinpower is now so entrenched in Thor that its part of him now truly and is added to his own powers.

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