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Subj: A good point, but that ship has sailed.
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 10:43:25 am EST (Viewed 264 times)
Reply Subj: This has always bothered me about Thor
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 01:00:03 am EST (Viewed 387 times)


    I remember back in the day, Thor himself stated on several occasions his strength was a result of his godly birthright and nothing to do with the hammer. Therefore his strength is his alone due to his godly heritage and shouldn't be transferred to anyone else via the inscription.

    Do you agree?

I think the ship has largely sailed on this issue. Originally my namesake, Roger 'Red' Norvell, required the Belt of Strength, the gauntlets, and the Fires of Gierrodur to equal the strength of Thor. When Simonson introduced Beta Ray Bill, he was already equal to Thor in strength. Walt has since stated (IIRC), that Bill didn't gain any strength from the hammer (correct me if I'm wrong anyone).

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.

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.

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