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    Thor.....


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    How the heck are they gonna explain that!?

    A whole series of comics about Thor going through a Gender Re-assignment op?!

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    Hey - Thor has been a frog, so why not? See #5 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    How the heck are they gonna explain that!?

    A whole series of comics about Thor going through a Gender Re-assignment op?!
    Its a reboot sort of thing. So she just is a woman...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeightonJames View Post
    Thor is to become Woman??
    No.

    Thor is no longer worthy of Mjölnir and the new wielder is a woman.


    The thing is... The people writing this don't understand how it works.

    Thor is Thor. It's just his name.

    Having the hammer gives you the power of Thor, but it doesn't make you Thor.


    Like Beta Ray Bill. Had the hammer, had the powers... Still not Thor.


    Also, Thor girl.

    And why can't these people make their own damn characters instead of changing existing ones for the purposes of "inclusion"?

    See also: Muslim Ms. Marvel and Hispanic Spider-Man.
    Last edited by X-13; 16th July 2014 at 10:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    No.

    Thor is no longer worthy of Mjölnir and the new wielder is a woman.


    The thing is... The people writing this don't understand how it works.

    Thor is Thor. It's just his name.

    Having the hammer gives you the power of Thor, but it doesn't make you Thor.


    Like Beta Ray Bill. Had the hammer, had the powers... Still not Thor.


    Also, Thor girl.

    And why can't these people make their own damn characters instead of changing existing ones for the purposes of "inclusion"?
    But only Thor can pick up the hammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    But only Thor can pick up the hammer
    Only those worthy of the power can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Only those worthy of the power can.
    So nobody now then?

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    Only I am worthy!

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    Thor has been a great many things. He's been a frog, he has been transformed into at least 4 different human forms I can think of (Dr. Donald Blake, Jake Olson, Eric Masterson, Sigurd Jarlson), he has been a zombie.

    Alternate realities have included where Jane Foster found Donald Blakes walking stick and became Thor (in female form).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    So nobody now then?
    Only if nobody means:

    Beta Ray Bill
    Capitan America
    Storm
    Thunderstrike
    Odin
    Half a dozen alien robuts.
    The reanimated soul of Nova.
    ...and [literally] Earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Only if nobody means:

    abillybob
    Beta Ray Bill
    Capitan America
    Storm
    Thunderstrike
    Odin
    Half a dozen alien robuts.
    The reanimated soul of Nova.
    ...and [literally] Earth.
    Fixed for you

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    I think that as geeks we may be too wrapped up in this to note what a huge step towards positive powerful female role models comics have just taken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    I think that as geeks we may be too wrapped up in this to note what a huge step towards positive powerful female role models comics have just taken...
    It would have been more effective if they had put in the effort to make new characters instead of changing existing ones.

    ...we all know they'll just change them back once the novelty wears off.

    Also, female Loki > everything.

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    The thing is, the world of comic books is filled with buff men as super-heros. They're nearly all white men also. How do you break the cycle? People want to read what they know, so introducing new comic books is harder than fixing the homogeneous blob that already exists.

    Switching genders or races for existing characters might be jarring to long term readers but its a good thing to level the market out and make it more interesting overall!



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