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Norvell

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Jonathanos

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Subj: Re: The bottom line
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 08:06:36 pm EST (Viewed 452 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The bottom line
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 12:43:54 pm EST (Viewed 497 times)

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    I'd say it's also irrelevant to include non-bullet incidents like Thor blocking spears and calling them 'deadly' -- since Thor is from a world in which such spears are deadly, and he'd have no way of gauging their lethality (e.g. a spear forged by a troll, hurled with Class 30 strength, is going to look the same as a spear forged by a mortal viking).


Meh. A spear hurled by a troll would come a lot faster than one hurled by a man and Thor's been around humans enough to know about their weapons.
If the entirety of the argument is that Thor isn't bulletproof, stop, then spears and such aren't relevant. If the larger position is that there's a quirk in his durability, then such evidence is relevant. He certainly had no problems allowing a nuclear bomb to be detonated while he stood next to it.

I began from the position of "Of course he's bulletproof." That was before I did the legwork and researched his history. I was swayed by what I saw. Still, I recognize that there are issues to support the opposite point of view.

If I saw someone insisting there was no evidence of Thor being bulletproof, I would contradict that person as well and say much as I have in this and other threads.

Thor doesn't know the limits of the spears, what they are made of, or who is hurling them. Especially not in a split second. We know that Thor can and could take piercing and lacerating damage (enough to the High Evolutionary's armour) prior to Kurt Busiek.

So the question is really about bullets, and why Thor would have some magical vulnerability to them.


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