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Subj: Re: I'm sorry but what's wrong here is the view point.....
Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 12:18:24 pm EST (Viewed 18 times)
Reply Subj: I'm sorry but what's wrong here is the view point.....
Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 05:38:23 am EST (Viewed 127 times)

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The "rivalry" is a myth. It was something that developed outside of the comics. It was carrier out in comics later because of the popularity it gained. This is a company after-all selling comics was priority one i believe. I always felt they should be friends, not rivals.

However you don't get why one should be superior. i don't understand the big deal in Thor having been Brought into the MU to be more powerful being a problem. It goes to the Hulk fan-base again. Heaven forbide if Hulk lose. You want proof look at the recent fight with Zeus there are many a Hulk fan pissed off about it. This is a Sky-Father. In no way losing to him is a disrespect to the character.

Hulk has lost before, he will lose again. But Thor is a being who is supposed to surpase his own father in power. Who powers were established as being greater. Who was depicted by Lee & Kirby as being like with Surfer simply on a higher scale than Hulk can achieve.

That's not disrespectful of Hulk. I;m sorry but therein lies a big part of the problem. That view.

Spider-man is nowhere near as powerful as Thor. That's supposed to be disrepectful of him? Same with DareDevil, and Cap. America. Even higher tier as in Iron-man. And Silver Surfer himself has admitted to Thor's superior power. It's not disrespectful to have character live up to their powers and abilities. To their tiers.

It's simply foolish to have an ant attack a lion, and expect an even showing out of "respect".

Thor being on a higher level in many respects is part of what makes this a great rivalry when it is well handled (which it hasn't been in years, but that is a separate issue).

I know as Thor fans, we tend to get defensive, and there are good reasons for that. Thor has been treated like a chump way too many times in recent years.

That said, Hulk and Thor having a rivalry and putting each other to the test in the strength department doesn't take anything away from Thor, to the extent that it is handled properly.

I agree that Thor fighting Hulk should not be the standard state of affairs, only an occasional thing that happens in exceptional circumstances. But when it does happen, it should be a great fight that gives fans of both characters something to cheer about.

In the interest of full disclosure, I wouldn't mind seeing Thor give Hulk a royal butt-whooping sometime soon, but that is only to balance the scales a bit, since Thor has been on the receiving end so often in recent years ;\-\)

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