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Old April 14 2010, 07:18 PM   #22
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Re: How Thor breaks down racial barriers in Asgard

CaptainCanada wrote: View Post
Myasishchev wrote: View Post
Thor as a doctor,
That's not a retcon, that's a plot development.
alien Thors like the hammer was a Green Lantern ring, etc.).
You don't like Beta Ray Bill? (and that's also not a retcon; that's a story development perfectly in keeping with the ground rules established for who can lift Thor's hammer)
"Retcon" used in a very liberal sense, as retconned from the Norse myth. But I see your point, and yeah, I like Beta Ray Bill. It's just kinda, I dunno, off the point.

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No, I believe Romeo did kill Paris - at least I remember "I am Fortune's fool!" was a big moment in the film and that comes after he knocks off Paris doesn't it?
He says that after killing Tybalt.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, that's bogus. To me, the death of the Prince's cousins is a hugely important part of the story. "All are punished" means more when he's speaking from a personal place, and not just in his role as the ruler of Verona. Hell, the line doesn't even make sense unless you're told earlier that Paris and Mercutio are the Prince's family:

Prince wrote:
Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague!
See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!
And I, for winking at your discords too,
Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punish'd.
It's been a long time since I've seen the flick, but I know this part's got to be in there...

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