Can anyone compare Thor to Shazam (aka Captain Marvel)?

#1 Posted by Jakesully1981 (362 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean they battled before in DC vs. Marvel and does anyone think they have similarities?

Can anyone compare their strengths and powers?

Compare their identities?

Compare their enemies like Loki and Black-Adam?

#2 Posted by NerdsFTW (3764 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jakesully1981:They're not similar in any way.

#3 Posted by Enyalios (156 posts) - - Show Bio

They don't really have too much in the way of similarities aside from being two of the top-tier bricks of their respective universes. At their base stats they might be similar (superhuman strength, speed and durability, flight, etc), but then that’s true of all characters in this bracket. There, really, the similarities end.

Thor is a God, the son of a skyfather and an elder goddess. Shazam is a human kid powered by gods, later retconned to be elder mages. Thor is the god of thunder and therefore commands the storms, and Shazam can call down lightning, though originally it was not an offensive capability. Realistically, plot wise, story wise or anything else, aside from their base roles, there is really nothing similar about these two.

#4 Posted by jeanroygrant (20442 posts) - - Show Bio

The only stuff that's similar, is they both got a bout the same strength, and both can command lightning.

#5 Posted by joshmightbe (27406 posts) - - Show Bio

In the early Thor Comics when Donald Blake had to turn into Thor they had a vague similarity in that a frail person gains the powers of the gods. And both did change via a lightning strike, outside of that they aren't very similar

#6 Posted by Jakesully1981 (362 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Loki to Black-Adam?

#7 Posted by Malevolent1 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, I see a few similarities between these two.

Both have powers based on mystical/magical origin.

Both are top tier bricks in their respective universes.

#8 Posted by Billy Batson (59577 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure they are. In the battle forums where Cap would win against Thor ;D

#9 Posted by NerdsFTW (3764 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Sure they are. In the battle forums where Cap would win against Thor ;D

Something told me you would be here....

#10 Posted by Jakesully1981 (362 posts) - - Show Bio

But who else thought this was a logical fight in DC vs. Marvel? i mean Thor is always Marvel's answer to Shazam (aka Captain Marvel)

#11 Posted by Onemoreposter (4314 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jakesully1981: I always thought they were especially similar back when Thor was still Donald Blake.

#12 Posted by Jakesully1981 (362 posts) - - Show Bio

So i see that both are magical and mythological heroes in some way.

#13 Posted by Hoarderofhilarity (322 posts) - - Show Bio

While quite similar one has the power of god's and has had it for thousands of years whereas the other is a kid trying to do the right thing.

Plus I hear Thor has a bigger hammer ;)

#14 Posted by Pyrogram (44462 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont think they are the same to be honest.

#15 Posted by THORSON (4034 posts) - - Show Bio

they are 2 of the most comic power houses.

they are both durable

they both associate themselves with lighting

i only no a lot about THOR than cap m

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