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Subj: Depends on the writer, like everything else in comics.
Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 11:58:30 pm EST (Viewed 7 times)
Reply Subj: So Are Most Of The Asgardians Pretty Much Useless?
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 02:21:04 pm EST (Viewed 207 times)

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Because when you think about it, it seems like they pretty much are. I mean, we don't even know most of them do we? They're pretty much just nameless background characters. And characters that seem to be there in place to help Asgard fight. Fight when Odin does stuff like take the battle to Galactus, or when Asgard has to rally together because it's under attack from Surtur or some other big menace or such. For war and combat purposes. How many Asgardians are there anyway? At least a thousnad correct? The only real Asgardians that we know aside from Thor, Odin, Loki, Bor and Sif, are:

#Karnilla- Although she's back isn't she?
#The Warriors Three
#Amora/The Enchantress- Carlos's favorite and the reason that he reads comics in the first place:). Personally I like her as more of a Thor ally.
#Loreli- I think that I'm spelling her name wrong. But she was Amora's sister.
#Tyr- But he's dead.
#The Wrecker and Wrecking Crew- I know that they're not true Asgardians, but they have Asgardian powers.

I know that there are more that I'm overlooking, but for the most part, they seem to be the main ones, and all of the others are pretty much unknowns. I doubt that they're all that good in a fight also. Being as how most of them don't seem to have any real powers.

There was one Wolverine comic where an ordinary Troll was able to fight like Hulk (even derailed a train with one puch (if I am remembering that correctly), but an ordinary Asgardian can fight and win against a couple of Trolls. Asgardians are class 35 in strength, so technically that is 3x Spiderman, or roughly 2x Venom. So, an ordinary Asgardian should be very formidable. But it really depends on the writer. They can show a nice Asgardian feat (like Balder returning a mere bullet shot with enough juice to cause an explosion) which would make sense, but unfortunately they choose to show only that they are mere barbarian thugs. I remember Heimdall falling from 2000ft, then he got up, dusted himnself up, and proceed to kick ass. Writers could show more of those, instead of Volstagg falling over opn his opponents for the win.

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