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proteus_lives ([personal profile] proteus_lives) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-12-17 04:21 am

Tony Stark learns the difference between a God of Thunder and a mortal man in a metal suit

Greetings True Believers!

This is one of my favorite moments from the Straczynski run on Thor. The reaction from Thor when he confronts Tony about the clone that Stark, Reed and Skrull-Pym created during the Civil War.

Thor has just returned to Midgard and placed Asgard in it's new home of Broxton, Oklahoma. He's searching for the lost Asgardians when he encounters Iron Man in New Orleans and shows him a different definition of power.

Thor has discovered Heimdall in New Orleans after the Hurricane. Tony interrupts him and begins to explain (very arrogantly) that the world has changed and he can't place Asgard in the American Heartland with no problems. He tells Thor to place Asgard somewhere else while "You sign on with the good guys again and we get back to work."

He asks Thor for a answer.

The God of Thunder responds.

Tony is probably thinking he took the wrong tone now.

Oh, the arrogance of Tony. I know this is a gift to the fans but it's a inaccurate example of Stark's faults.

"In this time, and in this place, I am no longer holding back."

I forget where but it's said in one book that Thor has never fought a mortal foe with more then one-third of his strength.

Thor threatens to unleash the full power of the storm against the government if Asgard is threatened.

Tony folds and says he'll consider Asgard and its people outside of the jurisdiction of the Registration Act. Thor tells him he may leave.

"My armor's fried. How am I supposed to get back to base?"


[personal profile] arilou_skiff 2010-12-18 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't like this fight.

Not because it wasn't deserved, but because it was so... Not-interesting.

It was Tony wanting to talk, and Thor beating him up. There was absolutely no sense that Tony was fighting back (even though Thor would STILL win even if he did, but he doesen't even try)

It should have been Tony's A-game vs. the God of Thunder, The best of crazy tech vs. the ancient mythic weapons of the gods. Instead it's just Thor beating up a guy who's not really fighting back.