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Subj: I got cut off, and accidentally sent my reply before I finished...anyway....
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 11:35:21 am EST (Viewed 24 times)
Reply Subj: Yes, characters evolve...but why can't Thor evolve with the rest of them? Seems like he devolved, somewhat.
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 11:27:39 am EST (Viewed 22 times)

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I don't think anyone is disputing that comicbook characters evolve.  But the problem with a few fans have with regards to Thor, he was originally intended to be stronger than the strongest mortal.  And like what you already agreed to, Silver Surfer was, originally, not as powerful as Thor.  Things are different now, no arguments there.  But, why amp up Silver Surfer, but keep Thor's powers in check.  I am sure you have read sometime in the battle boards how Thor, Odin and the Asgardians were beasts during the Silver-Age...right?  Things are very different now, they are noticeably less awesome.  Back then, it would be unthinkable to have an Asgardian be killed and be subject to a macabre autopsy (even if it's by Dr. Doom).
Superman is the most powerful among the DC heroes, correct?  How would you feel (and please be honest with yourself) if all of a sudden Mon-El or Captain Marvel are suddenly far more powerful than the last son of Krypton?  Let's take a trip down memory lane....back in the late 80s and early 90s, Daxamites were officially a notch more powerful (overall) than Kryptonians...that's not subject to discussion, it was official, even repeated several times in the loose-leaf Who's Who (which i had a complete set of) magazine...and referenced in various major story arcs....but what's great with DC's treatment of Superman, they always come up with a way to make him look great.  Back when Daxamites invaded earth, Superman fought them (supposedly they were more powerful) and held his own for a bit, until they died with lead poisoning.  Then, when eclipso eclipsed Superman, no one could stop him, not Lobo (punched him repeatedly in super-speed until Lobo passed out), not Captain Marvel (Billy looked roughed up after their encounter)...Superman was awesome.  Then, when Mon-el, supposed to be more powerful than Superman (said so several times in that very crossover event), but when Lar-Gand was eclipsed (which suppose to make the host much more powerful...check out Batman vs eclipsed joker) Superman fought him one-on-one and even managed to knock him out.  So, in DC, even if they somehow make other characters more powerful than Superman, he always come out looking great...and his victories are explained due to his indominable will and courage.  Great, fine and dandy for Superman.  With Thor over at Marvel, it's a

...with Thor over at Marvel, it's worlds apart with Superman and DC... over at DC, Superman fights more powerful hero opponents, he wins anyway because of his cunning, courage, willpower. With Thor, they make the Hulk stronger, and supposedly that's the reason thor cannot defeat the giant. They make Silver Surfer far more powerful than what he was originally, and he makes short work of Beta Ray Bill (supposedly Thor's equal). Magneto used to run away from Thor, now he consider himself above the Asgardian (Magneto was defeated before with a wooden, he can basically shut down a person's body by manipulating the iron contents of the person)...wah? Characters are getting better left and righ over at Marvel...but with, let's de-power him because "he is too powerful"....hogwash! Thor is "too powerful" so now, his opponent is Storm. i wouldn't be surprised if Storm manage to get a win over the "god" of thunder.

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