Doug: Some of our Open Forum topics of the past few weeks have me thinking about these way-out characters we know and love. In the discussions of super-powers, weapons, etc., words like "invulnerable" and "invincible" have come up, or at least have been a part of the conversation in the background. Also, the cover to Thor #183, where the God of Thunder exclaims, "Without my hammer -- I am truly lost!", made me say "Huh?" Isn't Thor one of the guys who's invulnerable? As his strength and stamina don't derive directly from Mjolnir, why would he be "lost" without it? Additionally, if he's either invulnerable or invincible, would a blast from some doohickey concealed in Dr. Doom's gauntlet really hurt him? While a punch from the Hulk would obviously create a powerful force, would it tickle a bit?
What's your take on some of these words that get thrown around? How would you define these (or others of your choice) terms?
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