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Tim Gagnon

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Battle Wizard

Subj: Simple answer...
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 at 04:40:20 pm EST (Viewed 21 times)
Reply Subj: THOR and his mother Gaea... and the powers he inherits from her... 2 big questions...
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 at 12:53:14 pm EST (Viewed 239 times)

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I am wondering when the writers are FINALLY going to give us a story-line that delves into the powers he gets from his mother.

Seriously, she's an Elder God, and Odin coupled with her specifically so that a child of their union would be born and that child would inherit greatness and powers from both of them.

Yet heretofore, we only seem to see Thor demonstrating all these years JUST the powers he inherits from his father from being Asgardian, and indeed, seems to demonstrate little aside from the powers invested in Mjolnir.

Lately, though, we're beginning to see hints of powers that could be derived from his mother, so I want to know 2 things, if you please:

1. What exact powers (not invested in Mjolnir) does he have that we can definitively state come from Odin?

2. What powers are we beginning to see that we suspect are from his mother?

3. Why does it only seem that we see powers exhibited from Mjolnir? Considering he's from Odin, raised by Odin, there should be powers from Odin on display, but as much as I can see, the writers over time have never taken the time to explain what is distinctily Odin-inherited, because everything I see seems to suggest it's Mjolnir-bequeathed powers that are always on display.


I think we've been seeing his Mother's side of the family from day one, just without SAYING it. Typical Asgardian males can lift/press about 30 Tons and really strong Asgardian males probably 50-60 tons. THOR is a high end CLASS 100+ being. His strength is more than double that of a typical Asgardian. He's literally super humanly strong for a race of already super strong beings. Thor's strength, endurance and other physical powers are clearly not natural for an Asgardian to have. Odin's OTHER blood sons (Tyr & Balder) are nowhere near as physically powerful as Thor. Vidar is stronger than the other two but his mother was a Giantess and he's STILL weaker than THOR.

And who is to say that his Weather Control powers are NOT from the Earth Goddess? Just because Daddy is a "SKY" Father doesn't mean ODIN has weather control powers (he actually does NOT). Thor's mother is the EARTH Elder Goddess and weather patterns are created as a part of the earth's ecosystem which she would have complete control over. EGO the Living Planet should have no problem creating storms within his living biosphere.

Unlike the GREEK gods, Asgardians do not typically display "specialty powers" outside of Class 30 Strength. They can't fly, or throw lightning, or run at the speed of thought. They tend to rely on skill and in rare cases employ mystical weapons and armor. The only Asgardians who have "Powers" are usually magic users like Odin, Enchantress, Loki, etc. So if "specialty powers" are not exactly the norm for even Odin's Blood Sons. where did Thor get his MOJO from? Simple Answer: MOM.

Mjolnir has many powers, among them Weather Control, but as many have speculated, it probably just augments and focuses Thor's INATE weather control/creation abilities. Mjolnir brings a slew of other abilities to the table and it's value as a weapon is much, much more than nasty weather.

So I say that THOR gets his MOJO from MOM and not so much DAD.

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