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proteus_lives ([personal profile] proteus_lives) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-04-13 11:11 pm

My favorite Thor couple: Balder and Karnilla

Greetings True Believers!

As most of you know, I'm a huge Thor fan and one of my favorite things in the Thor Mythos is the relationship between Karnilla and Balder.

I love the dynamic and attitude between them. The Legendary Simonson Run is full of B/K goodness but the relationship/flirting/fighting thing they do goes back to Balder and Karnilla's first appearances.

So great is my affection for this OTP that I've decided to post their first meeting from the mini-series, Thor: Son of Asgard. Enjoy!

This mini-series is set during the teenage years of Thor, Sif, Loki and Balder. Odin had sent Balder, Thor and Sif on a journey to find the materials for a new enchanted sword which he will reward to one of them at the end of their quest. They face many tests and each saves the day at one point. While Loki schemes against them until he's captured by Karnilla, Queen of the Norns who wants to rule Asgard. She wants him to assist her but he refuses and warns Odin of her invasion.

She attacks Asgard at the same time the "Warriors Teen" come back and there is a great battle. Karnilla duels with Odin but loses. (But gives a good accounting of herself. After Odin she is the most powerful magic-user in the nine worlds.)

Karnilla puts an arrow into Thor's heart but Sif is able to save him with the magical items they found on the quest and her tears.

Karnilla needs to escape.

This mini may not be canon but I like because I think it fits in perfectly with Balder and Karnilla's characters.

One of my long-range S_D goals is to do a B/K mega-post. I'm still hunting down some back issues but it's coming one day!
shadowpsykie: (dead waynes shock)

[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2011-04-14 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
too... much... to handle...

Nice Odin?

and those SHORTS! .....
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[personal profile] shadowvalkyrie 2011-04-14 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
What? Short-shorts and high boots are always a winning combination!
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-04-14 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Amen! (or whatever the Asgardian equivalent is)
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[personal profile] blackruzsa 2011-04-14 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
.... Beautiful :D I dunno, I just really really liked how they handled Asgard here.
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[personal profile] filkertom 2011-04-14 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Agreed. That's really good, and it feels properly mythic.
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[personal profile] schala_kid 2011-04-14 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
More Karmilla/Balder please? And I'm just getting into Thor so I'll surely pick this up :)

And Odin being fatherly towards Loki, d'awww Loki why do you have to focus on the bad things? At least Thor loves you!
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[personal profile] schala_kid 2011-04-15 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome! I shall definitely check the Balder tag!
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[personal profile] janegray 2011-04-14 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
This was really cool, thanks for sharing :D

But didn't Balder have white hair in the mini? Since he was still young in the mini, and since in recent comics he always wears a hat (helmet? crown?) that covers his hair, I just assumed it was naturally white.

I'm curious about the relationship between Loki and Balder. Loki's relationship with Thor has been, and continues to be, throughoutly analized. But his relationship with Balder seems so flat... Loki hates Balder's guts because he is loved by all and Loki is jealous, that's all?
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-04-14 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think you mean "analized" there, I think you mean "analysed", but this is s_d so I'm quite prepared to be corrected depending on how anal you were meaning to be. ;)
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[personal profile] janegray 2011-04-14 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes a typo is just a typo :P
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[personal profile] schala_kid 2011-04-15 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
I know people were shipping Fem!Loki and Balder because of JMS' run. I know you read it :) so you can tell why.

And from what I read in Loki's latest miniseries, when he sees Balder crying he doesn't care much but later when he sees Odin crying he remembers Balder crying and for a moment considers turning on a new leaf (but then Thor comes in and comforts Odin who then calls him "My only son" and everything falls apart). It was interesting to me that for that small moment he was softened.
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[personal profile] janegray 2011-04-15 01:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the info :)

Out of curiosity, is Balder's hair still white in current continuity, or it is back to black now that he has been brought back to life after Ragnarok?
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[personal profile] suzine 2011-04-15 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it's brown now.
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I Love You! ^_^