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Subj: Masterson-Thor never gained any strength from wielding Mjolnir...
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 08:43:16 pm EST (Viewed 140 times)
Reply Subj: A good point, but that ship has sailed.
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 10:43:25 am EST (Viewed 184 times)
Quote:However, when Masterson acquired Mjolnir, he gained most or all of Thor's physical power. As did Dargo in the future. Jake Olsen is a bit more complicated.
Quote:So while you make a good point about the original intended nature of Mjolnir, DeFalco already set the precedent and it hasn't been rolled back.
Its a tad more complicated than that and really there is no clear 100% defined answer (but I'd argue it is 99% clear). Its also been a while since I read through the whole series, but (going by the synopsis):
1. Masterson-Thor was initially possessed by Thor's Mind/Spirit, when Odin saved his life
2. Masterson-Thor was subsequently MERGED with Thor, when he saved the latter's life
3. Heimdall (who had the Odin-force at the time) split them BUT made Masterson the defacto* Thor.
4. Note that when real Thor defeats Masterson-Thor he does so with Experience and Skill, not strength.
*No pun intended
So looking at the above you could argue Masterson NEVER gained any strength from wielding Mjolnir.
A. In the first two instances he is merged with Thor in some capacity - thus having his strength.
B. When Heimdall makes Masterson 'Thor' he gives him sufficient strength to match Thor himself.
C. The real Thor was just a better fighter, not stronger than Masterson-Thor
So the only time Masterson was 'GIVEN' strength that was not Thor's own was by Heimdall with the Odin-force.
You address Omnipotence...tread carefully.
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