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Bk Ray


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What are the main differences?

I understand that Olympoian citizens are individually more impressive, they are true immortals, such as why Zeus looks like he is in his physical prime, whilst Odin looks older.

However, Asgard appears to have more realms and has more of a warrior culture.



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JesusFan


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Thor race more skilled as warriors, Herc true immortals, and top end being like Odin and Zues equals!


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Braugi


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and the handbooks tended to list Asgardians as a little stronger IIRC...but the 'elite' Olympians are atypical, and how many 'non elite' Olympians do you see.

But then, classically, Heimdall fighting Thor was a pretty even fight, and Heimdall's sword seemed to have some powers too. Tyr could fight Thor pretty evenly.

And then, the 'elite' Olympians have looked pretty good....except for Ares...who now has some better showings, but for a long time was a mediocre brick...so....

I just kind of recall my impression through the late 80's was that the Olympians had true immortality, but the Asgardians were a little stronger and tougher, and maybe a little more powerful...made them equivalent, as the Olympians channelled more of their 'power' to immortality.

Classically, they were also equivalent to their Eternal counterparts, at least the ones that looked the same. Ares had a great fight against Ikaris in which he lost after his magic axe was broken...but Thena and Athena were dead even, as were Zuras and Zeus, etc.


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Comicguy1


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Most of them seem to be just nameless or faceless background characters who are trotted out to fight and or die during battles. At least with the Olympians, you have Zeus, Ares, Hercules, Pluto, and isn't Neptune one as well? On the other hand, Odin does have the Destroyer armor, so.


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Braugi


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Odin, Thor, Amora, Skurge, Loki (ok, technically not Asgardian, but IMO he counts), and early showings of Heimdall were as impressive as almost any Olympian. IIRC the Grand Vizier had some good showings too, and during JMS run, you show another high end sorcerer in the Asgardians.

Tyr also had a pretty even fight with Thor back in the day...better than most gods in any pantheon do. So, I'd say the 'named' Asgardians...the ones listed in the mythology books, are very much on par with the 'named' Olympians...heck, unnamed Asgardians have proved far more impressive than someone like Ares, save a few of his more recent appearances...though Baldur is kind of a mixed bag (at the end of the Simonson run, he was awesome, but he's been re-relegated to 'normal' Asgardian a lot since...


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JesusFan


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Odin, Hela, Karnilla and Thor seem to be their top levels

Who would be for the O, other than Zeus?


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JesusFan


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Zuras was not uite in league of Zeus, more like Thanos I thought?


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Braugi


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Poseidon and Pluto


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MysteryMan


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    What are the main differences?



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    I understand that Olympoian citizens are individually more impressive, they are true immortals, such as why Zeus looks like he is in his physical prime, whilst Odin looks older.



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    However, Asgard appears to have more realms and has more of a warrior culture.


it seems as if top tier Norse are > top tier Olympians.

BUT

Avg. Olympian > Avg. Asgardian


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Thorion


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Bor/Cronus (Bor defeats Cronus)

Odin/Zeus(Odin is imho is above Zeus, and has more to bring to the table)


Cul or Hela/Pluto(Cul can definitely defeat Pluto, and Hela would stalemate)



Njord/Poseidon(I'm going to say Njord b/c he would have more experience and is a warrior)

Thor/Hercules(Thor has the overall power)

Frey/Dionysus(Frey all the way)

Balder/Apollo(Balder imho takes it, and the fact that he is a true warrior born)

Tyr or Skurge/Ares(Skurge imo is a dead on match for Ares, and would most likely beat him, and Tyr if he had his hand would stalemate)

Hermod/Hermes(Stalemate)

Freya aka Frigga/Hera(Freya is a warrior, not Hera)

Angela/Athena(I would say Angela, but Athena would make her work)

Sif/Artemis(Sif all the way)

Enchantress/Aphrodite(Enchantress is to much for Venus)

 





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