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Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:31 pm

Marvel replacing their major characters with new versions is nothing new. Steve Rogers has been replaced as Captain America for lengthy runs on two occasions (and for a briefer run on a third) and is apparently about to be again, Tony Stark gave up the Iron Man suit for a time, and even Spider-Man has spent the last few months brain swapped with Dr Octopus. But the new Thor (who is certainly not the first, or even the second, substitute Thor Marvel have given us) is breaking new ground...by getting a sex change! So, my question is:if Marvel wanted a female Thor, why not just use established character Thor Girl? And is anyone really going to take this seriously?

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by Silogramsam on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:33 pm

why not just use established character Thor Girl? wrote:

really? 2 words: P R


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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:34 pm

Poor Research?  Razz 

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by Silogramsam on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:34 pm

next Daredevil is being replaced by

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:35 pm

Aww, I miss Hot Stuff!

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Post by Silogramsam on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:36 pm

Poor Research? wrote:
public relations
pure rubbish
potsmoking readership

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:39 pm

I could see Jane Foster being really upset about this.

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:09 pm

Yes, I bet nobody asked her if that was what she would like.

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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:32 pm

tony ingram wrote:And is anyone really going to take this seriously?

Given that we're talking superheroes, I'm not sure how seriously I'd take any of it. I don't see why this in particular would be more or less serious than anything else.
But, with this, why not? He's either an alien or a god, who knows what that means in terms of sex-fluidity? I say all that matters is if the story is good.

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:24 pm

Yes, and women can be righteous and worthy and hit people with big hammers too!

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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:30 pm

tony ingram wrote:I could see Jane Foster being really upset about this.






You think Jane may be unhappy . . . what about Sif?!?  Twisted Evil


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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:17 pm

Yay! Girl power!

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:21 am

At this rate, Sif will probably become the new Hercules.

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:34 am

And why not?

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:03 pm

I suppose if the petite Jane Foster shaved her head, she could become a little Balder.

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:40 pm

tony ingram wrote:I suppose if the petite Jane Foster shaved her head, she could become a little Balder.  
Will refrain from possibly crude and sexist comments . . .


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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:24 pm

Oh, go on.

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by Mbast1 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:35 pm

tony ingram wrote:I suppose if the petite Jane Foster shaved her head, she could become a little Balder.  

That was awful. Probably why I liked it.

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:38 am

Is there any chance this Fem-Thor could just be Thor himself in disguise? (Hey, there was this myth where Thor disguised himself as a woman to reclaim his hammer . . . )
http://www.shmoop.com/theft-thors-hammer/
http://www.oocities.org/mperemsky/mythology/norse/story_theftofthorshammer.html

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:59 am

MajorHoy wrote:Is there any chance this Fem-Thor could just be Thor himself in disguise? (Hey, there was this myth where Thor disguised himself as a woman to reclaim his hammer . . . )
http://www.shmoop.com/theft-thors-hammer/
http://www.oocities.org/mperemsky/mythology/norse/story_theftofthorshammer.html
No. Now that more information has emerged, it appears the original Thor will still be around, but will no longer be the god of thunder. It's to do with the inscription on the hammer about "whomsoever be worthy" getting the power of Thor. Supposedly, Thor is no longer worthy and can't lift the hammer, and this new character picks it up.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:36 am

So what does Thor do to make himself unworthy?

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:39 am

We don't know, yet...

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:47 am

I reckon he trod on a puppy.

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:57 am

tony ingram wrote: . . . Supposedly, Thor is no longer worthy and can't lift the hammer, and this new character picks it up.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:57 am

Lucy McGough wrote:I reckon he trod on a puppy.
"Getteth your poxy animal out of my godly way!" (kick)

"yelp"

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Re: Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:57 am

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:I reckon he trod on a puppy.
"Getteth your poxy animal out of my godly way!" (kick)

"yelp"
This is genius Very Happy

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Post by Silogramsam on Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:26 pm

This is genius wrote:
apparently, the bar for "genius" isn't that high over there..

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:11 pm

We're a small island. We take what we can get.

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Post by Silogramsam on Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:30 pm


hell, we've got bars full of geniuses over here; don't they on your side of the big water?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:37 pm

Those blokes can't be that bright. They haven't even realised their bar has no alcohol.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:57 pm

Silogramsam wrote:
hell, we've got bars full of geniuses over here; don't they on your side of the big water?
We've got bars full of people who think they're geniuses, especially after the third pint. Does that count?

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Post by Silogramsam on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:46 pm

Those blokes can't be that bright. They haven't even realised their bar has no alcohol. wrote:

do those guys look like they'd drink anything stronger than Coca-Cola?

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Post by Silogramsam on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:48 pm

We've got bars full of people who think they're geniuses, especially after the third pint. wrote:

We've got plenty of people who think they're geniuses without the alcohol. Most of them are talking heads on CNN, Fox News, etc. At least, then, we know where they are and can easily avoid them (sort of like crossing the street to avoid someone unseemly).

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:10 pm

In this country you'll find them in the houses of parliament.

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Post by Silogramsam on Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:50 pm

In this country you'll find them in the houses of parliament. wrote:
at least they have some rules that they're supposed to adhere to, in theory anyway

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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:26 pm

Apart from when they're claiming expenses.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:48 pm

Anywho, Thorie (as I'm probably going to refer to her) is due out next month.

http://www.newsarama.com/22047-thor-1-first-look-debuts-new-female-thor.html




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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:39 pm

Her name is Thor.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:42 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Her name is Thor.
So is his.



And he had the name a few centuries longer. Wink

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Post by Mbast1 on Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:56 am

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Her name is Thor.
And he had the name a few centuries longer. Wink

Two people can't have the same name?

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:09 am

Mbast1 wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Her name is Thor.
And he had the name a few centuries longer. Wink

Two people can't have the same name?
I know two people called Dave...

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:03 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Mbast1 wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Her name is Thor.
And he had the name a few centuries longer. Wink
Two people can't have the same name?
I know two people called Dave...
Then they must have a death duel to see which one can keep the name "Dave" and which will have to be known by Osgood Dullsworth.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:45 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Mbast1 wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Her name is Thor.
And he had the name a few centuries longer. Wink
Two people can't have the same name?
I know two people called Dave...
Then they must have a death duel to see which one can keep the name "Dave" and which will have to be known by Osgood Dullsworth.
I reckon Dave Bateman will win. Dave Mullet's got to be 65 if he's a day. Osgood Dullsworth would suit him, too.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:56 pm

tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I know two people called Dave...
Then they must have a death duel to see which one can keep the name "Dave" and which will have to be known by Osgood Dullsworth.
I reckon Dave Bateman will win. Dave Mullet's got to be 65 if he's a day. Osgood Dullsworth would suit him, too.
His last name's "mullet"?

Does he wear his hair in that style, too?






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