Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: what does the #1 rank mean
Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 at 07:44:11 am EST (Viewed 187 times)
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It makes Mjolnir more powerful, not Thor..... yes it's always been a part of him,but now is it really the power of Thor?

Well, it is a Storm, albeit a cosmic one, and Thor IS a God of thunder and storms... So i think on some level it should be. And the hammer does give "the power of thor" to those worthy who wield it, so the power inside is that of Thor on a conceptual level...

I think we might have to separate the Odinson or the wielder of mjolnir from the "conceptual" aspect that thunder godhood implies. Since being a god is mostly representing a conceptual archetipal figure, i suppose even Thor can "cease to be himself" as long as he isn t faithful to his inner nature, and he would be "Thor" only insofar he acts like it. He still has the power to call on thunder, still has his godhood to a measure, but if he isn't acting like Thor the Thunder God should, his ability to use his own powers seem to be affected negatively, to the point that not being worthy makes him lose most of his powers subconsciously.

At least, that's how the angle Aaron is working in Unworthy thor looks like to me; the Gods are creature of belief to a certain extent, and their narrative superceeds their own corporeal aspects. They keep having ragnaroks and getting reborn in new bodies because of that very "abstract" nature of godhood, so bodies i think are secondaries to the "conceptual" aspect of such beings. In Unworthy Thor 3 Odinson feels the connection to "the thunder" that all other Thor in the multiverse used through the SW Ultimate Hammer, and says it is "the same thunder"; in Loki graphic novel he sees how the Thor/Loki story is told all over the multiverse, but it's always them to some extent.

i suppose that this also works kinda well with the Thor mythos, because of his story being mostly one of being ones best selves by overcoming arrogance and selfdeceit, with Loki playing the counterbalance as one who lives inside his own selfdeceit and practice deceit on a mythological scale.

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