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Comic Vine Battle of the Week: Faora vs. Thor (Movie Versions)

What happens when these two formidable characters from the DC and Marvel cinematic universes go at it? Who's left standing? Well, that's up to YOU, so get in here and cast your vote!

Thor has a brand new movie out and Faora's heading to blu-ray this week, so having them engage in a brutal slugfest only seems natural. What would happen if these two powerful characters went head-to-head? Will the DC villain's speed and viciousness overwhelm Marvel's Avenger? Or, will Thor's durability and versatility eventually earn him the win against Superman's foe?

We understand not everyone will enter this one being knowledgeable on both characters, so please keep in mind you have all week to vote. Conduct your own research by checking out the movies or head to the poll thread (link provided below) and read the detailed arguments which will hopefully be made for both sides. Or, if you do know both characters well, go to the poll thread right now and let us know who you think will win and why. Impress us enough (post must be free of videos and scans) and you just may earn the Viner Argument of the Week. You can't put that on your resume, but it's still pretty darn satisfying award.

Comic Vine Battle of the Week Rules

  • Combatants are in character.
  • Characters are standard versions and have standard gear (Faora is not adjusted to Earth's conditions).
  • Knockout, incapacitation or death all count as elimination.
  • They're fighting in a generic downtown city setting. It's unpopulated, at night and all standard city lights remain on. They start roughly 25 feet apart and visible. There's a fair amount of cover between them (parked vehicles, bus stops and such). The entire city region is on limits. Seeing as this battle has the potential to go great distances, assume we're talking about a massive city.
  • It's not mandatory, but if you take time to vote, elaborating as well would be extra awesome. Keep things informative and your post could be the next Viner Argument of the Week!

Click the following to cast your vote. Again, it would be extra cool if you could get your elaboration on as well. If you vote for a character, be sure to tell us why!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!

Viners, you have the week to research, debate and vote! This means there's no reason to vote right away if you don't have all of the info you need to make an educated decision. Check the homepage Friday for an updated article with the following:

  • My extended thoughts on the match.
  • A Viner Argument in favor of the poll's winner (can't include scans and must be in the poll thread).
  • Extra thoughts from other Comic Vine staffers.
  • If we're lucky, blurbs from industry talent.

Feel free to make future match suggestions in the comments below or via Gregg's Twitter page.

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Posted by TheIronLord

@asgardianxeno929: Two things: One, we don't see Thor flying from behind the jet, matching its speed. We see him landing on it. Which means he probably just flew from above, with some nice timing.

Secondly, even if he was able to fly as fast as that jet, it would not be helpful in the fight. The hammer is what gives him that speed. He could fly somewhere fast, but not maneuver freely in a combat, it's the hammer that flies, not Thor, so the limitations are huge. His flight is nothing compared to Superman's, that's why it's pretty useless here.

Posted by BigCimmerian

@fallschirmjager said:
@foreverevil said:
@bigcimmerian said:

@foreverevil: So? Comic book peak humans are faster than MoS Kryptonians.

hey buddy. do you understand that this does not involve comic characters? this is movie versions. do you get that??

comic book peak humans > mos Kryptonians > Thor

still don't understand what he is trying to prove.

Never seen a peak human 1-shot 12 guys in a couple seconds either. Or fly up and down the atmosphere in a few seconds. Or jump from the ground and intercept attack planes.

But hey. Whatever.

im starting to think he may be a young kid

Me? I'm 19 years old. I admit I'm biased towards Thor sometimes but this is ridiculus. MoS Kryptonians are pathetic and only hardcore fans of Superman and DC would argue that Faora wins. I admit Thor loses when he's really outmatched, in thread Flash vs Thor I agreed that Flash effortlessly roflstomps him, and in First Born vs Thor I said FB rips Thor's head off. But Kryptonians, particularly movie versions are overrated.

Edited by ForeverEvil

@foreverevil said:
@fallschirmjager said:
@foreverevil said:
@bigcimmerian said:

@foreverevil: So? Comic book peak humans are faster than MoS Kryptonians.

hey buddy. do you understand that this does not involve comic characters? this is movie versions. do you get that??

comic book peak humans > mos Kryptonians > Thor

still don't understand what he is trying to prove.

Never seen a peak human 1-shot 12 guys in a couple seconds either. Or fly up and down the atmosphere in a few seconds. Or jump from the ground and intercept attack planes.

But hey. Whatever.

im starting to think he may be a young kid

Me? I'm 19 years old. I admit I'm biased towards Thor sometimes but this is ridiculus. MoS Kryptonians are pathetic and only hardcore fans of Superman and DC would argue that Faora wins. I admit Thor loses when he's really outmatched, in thread Flash vs Thor I agreed that Flash effortlessly roflstomps him, and in First Born vs Thor I said FB rips Thor's head off. But Kryptonians, particularly movie versions are overrated.

Its your bias thats blinding you. But atleast you admit that youre biased. You have to remember though compared to the comics both MOS and Thor movies are weak. Thor loses this for reasons already stated. Im sorry that your boy loses but he does.

Posted by BigCimmerian
Edited by Life_Without_Progress

Leaning towards Faora, remember that time she humiliated Supes in that fight in Smallville ? Not to mention MOS Superman is stronger than MCU Thor

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Edited by ThreadPool

@reactor: *three days later...*

Right you are.

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