Quote:With the Thor and Galactus fight, it's been established before that Thor can absorb energy attacks and re-direct them against his opponents. Once, he even said that he can SURELY absorb a blast that can destroy the Earth....once, he absorbed a blast that can destroy a galaxy and redirect it to a dying star and re-energized it. Once, Thor absorbed the magnetic forces of the planet and redirected it against a Celestial. He can absorb energy to his hammer...that is well established.
In the same story, Thor's hammer shattered because it channeled too much energy. There is a limit to Thor's ability to do this.
Quote:In the Thor and Galactus fight, Thor simply absorbed the Power Cosmic blasted by Galactus and used it against him. That power and ability is well within Thor's capability. The fact that it has been rarely shown by recent writers is part of the problem. Donny Cates wrote a very plausible scenario how Thor (powered by the Odin Force and Power Cosmic) could beat Galactus. The fact that Galactus absorbed 5 planets just meant that there were far more power for Thor to absorb. If this was against, say, Mangog, the fight would be different because Thor has no energy attack to absorb. Galactus blasting Thor with the power cosmic created the perfect scenario for Thor to win.
While Thor can absorb and redirect energy, in this story he ripped the entirety of the Power Cosmic from Galactus, killed him, then poured the Power Cosmic back into Galactus and used his corpse as a bomb.
I've never heard of a peer doing that to another peer. And in this story, Galactus was suped-up far beyond his usual levels.
If Thor is invincible against energy-casters, that's a new standard, not an established one.
Based upon prior showings, he should have exploded apart as Creel did trying to absorb fullness of the Sentry!