@In_Reason_I_Trust - @LKJSlain - UGH! That reminds me of an article in a low-rent newspaper here after Thor came out... one of the first complaints they had was "they never mentioned what planet they were from". First, it's not a planet, it's Asgard. Second, yes they did. And third... IT'S NOT A PLANET, IT'S FUCKING ASGARD!!!
Plus, Hulk uttering the classic "Puny God" line pretty much seals that debate.
@Garistotle - I was pretty certain that in the MARVEL world, it was meant to be pretty obvious that they were "alien" and not necessarily Gods... In the other movies they say, "They're legends, basically gods..." I thought the point was that people mistook them as gods long ago because they were alien and much stronger, etc.
@LKJSlain - Your link is just to a Marvel Comics version of the history of the Norse gods. It's a comic book, not history. The Norse gods were worshipped for a long time, and their legends equal any other mythology.
While Thor faced many struggles as an Avenger, his personal life as a human was also tumultuous. Despite the sincere love between Blake and Foster, Odin was displeased by the relationship between a god and a mortal.
I don't think Odin is none to happy with that Green Lantern neither....sounds Very Godlike to me.
@tendollar4ways - I think the issue is that they "see" themselves as gods as compared to say, lesser mortals, but in the comic book world they're not gods... rather beings that are worshiped as gods.
Note that just before Hulk smashes Loki's face in, he says that he's a "god"... well, he's been told that he is, and he sees himself that way in comparison to the humans. It doesn't mean that he is though. ^_^
And again because it's an awesome scene. http://youtu.be/2uaPZdhxnek
@LKJSlain - No, in the comic book world, Thor is a god and has been since his inception. He refers to himself as a God, others refer to him as a god, and he is clearly based on the Norse god Thor.
From the Thor wiki:
[Stan] Lee in 2002 described Thor's genesis early in the Marvel pantheon, following the creation of the Hulk: [H]ow do you make someone stronger than the strongest person? It finally came to me: Don't make him human — make him a god. I decided readers were already pretty familiar with the Greek and Roman gods. It might be fun to delve into the old Norse legends...
@LKJSlain - You argue this like every other argument you make. I could give two fucks if they are gods, super natural beings, whatever...I don't even like comic books. The friggin marvel website clearly says they are gods.
@UTRow1 - Well, then it's confusing at best since other sources say otherwise.
@tendollar4ways - same as the above... and I had no idea that we'd ever argued. XD And if you could really give two, ten or nine thousand fucks whether they're gods or not, why are you even commenting back to me? Obviously you do give two fucks or you wouldn't be commenting long enough to insist that they were in fact gods.