Marvel 30-Day Challenge, Day 17- Favorite God
In a world that’s filled with magic, aliens, other dimensions, and who knows what else, the presence of gods is not the craziest thing there is. While almost every pantheon in human history can appear in Marvel, the Norse Gods are ones seen the most. My best guess is that it’s to counter the fact that DC Comics uses the Greek Gods so much. It may not be a big surprise, but my pick for favorite god is Norse.
He’s known far and wide as the God of Thunder and wielder of the hammer Mjolnir. He’s one of the Earth’s most stalwart champions, a founding member, and the main reason behind the existence of the Avengers. Give it up for my favorite god, the Mighty Thor!
Keeping with his mythological origins, Thor’s the son of Odin and Prince, then later king, of Asgard. After leaving Earth with the rest of the Norse Pantheon, Thor got banished to Earth by his dad to teach him humility. He lost his memory and powers and lived as a mortal until he found a disguised Mjolnir. Thus, he became Thor once more.
Too bad Odin’s lesson worked too well. Thor decided to spend more time on Earth as a superhero.
Since then, Thor has been one of Earth’s first lines of defense against all sorts of threats. As I said above, he also played a significant role in the founding of the Avengers. When Loki framed Hulk for going on a rampage, he meant for Thor to fight him. Instead, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and the Hulk all teamed up to defeat him. Thus, the Avengers was born, and Thor has been one of its most active members.
I do not usually pay attention to the gods in Marvel, but given how important he’s been, Thor might be an exception. Thanks to Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal of him in the MCU, he’s not just my favorite god, but the favorite god of tons of fans.
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Wasn’t going to comment because I don’t have a favorite but then I remembered Greg Pak’s The Incredible Hercules run. Have to give to good ‘ole Herc. He was fun, funny and bounced well off Amadeus Cho. While not clamoring for more of him, I loved him in that run.
Ah, Hercules. One of the oldest heroes that mankind ever dreamt up. Fun fact, Hercules is his Roman name; his Greek name is Heracles.