History ComicBook / Valhalla

10th Dec '16 6:35:01 PM nombretomado
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** In "Odin's Wager" Odin meets a HotBlooded warrior who betrays his Lord, because he was ordered to [[MoralEventHorizon kill surrendering enemies.]] This character is a near carbon copy of ConanTheBarbarian.

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** In "Odin's Wager" Odin meets a HotBlooded warrior who betrays his Lord, because he was ordered to [[MoralEventHorizon kill surrendering enemies.]] This character is a near carbon copy of ConanTheBarbarian.Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian.
9th Dec '16 7:44:57 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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# ''De Gyldne æbler'' ("The Golden Apples")

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# ''De ''[=De Gyldne æbler'' Æbler=]'' ("The Golden Apples")
30th Nov '16 11:09:01 PM jormis29
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* CompanionCube: Thor has a tendency to treat Mjölnir as a pet in addition to a weapon -- most notably in the second album, where it's stolen by Thrym and Thor panics because the hammer "isn't used to being alone." May be slightly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that Mjölnir is a ''magical'' hammer and on one or two occasions (mostly for brief gags) has shown some semblance of sentience.

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* CompanionCube: Thor has a tendency to treat Mjölnir {{Mjollnir}} as a pet in addition to a weapon -- most notably in the second album, where it's stolen by Thrym and Thor panics because the hammer "isn't used to being alone." May be slightly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that Mjölnir is a ''magical'' hammer and on one or two occasions (mostly for brief gags) has shown some semblance of sentience.
14th Nov '16 7:56:49 AM Roo
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* TheRival: Thor's son Magni is introduced as one to Tjalfe in ''The Big Challenge.'' At the end of the album, they decide they make better friends than rivals.
14th Nov '16 7:52:37 AM Roo
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* SymbolSwearing: Hrugnir, from the album ''The Big Challenge,'' can't string two sentences together without SymbolSwearing up a storm. Tjalfe, when drunk on the mead Hrugnir has forced him to consume, gets in on the act too.
14th Nov '16 7:32:27 AM Roo
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# ''De Gyldne Æbler'' ("The Golden Apples")

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# ''De Gyldne Æbler'' æbler'' ("The Golden Apples")


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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Loki is the god of lies, deceit and [[TakeThat politics]].
14th Nov '16 6:20:45 AM Roo
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* CanonForeigner: Quark, the ill-tempered Jotunn kid, does not appear in any of the original myths but was invented for the series. He appears in TheMovie and the two albums based on it, as well as some background appearances in other albums. For a while was considered the BreakoutCharacter, starring his own animated TV series and newspaper comic, but he avoids becoming TheScrappy largely because his actual appearances in ''Valhalla'' are so sparse.
** A somewhat amusing development. In the second album the author plays around with Jotunn names along the lines of "H[insert dairy product]". The reason for this is the existence in the myths of the jotunn "Hymir", in modern danish "Hymer". [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ymer_%28dairy_product%29 Ymer]] is a dairy product ... alright stay with me fellows ... so Madsen inserts a series of names based on soured milk and the like. These include a single background gag involving a misbehaved jotunn brat someone calles [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark_%28cheese%29 Hquark]] ... Dang, a joke just isn't much fun when you explain it is it? ... Anyway this kid seems to have lodged himself in Madsen's brain, springing to life in the aforementioned albums etc.

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* CanonForeigner: Quark, CanonForeigner:
**Quark,
the ill-tempered Jotunn kid, does not appear in any of the original myths but was invented for the series. He appears in TheMovie and the two albums based on it, as well as some background appearances in other albums. For a while was considered the BreakoutCharacter, starring his own animated TV series and newspaper comic, but he avoids becoming TheScrappy largely because his actual appearances in ''Valhalla'' are so sparse.
** *** A somewhat amusing development. In the second album the author plays around with Jotunn names along the lines of "H[insert dairy product]". The reason for this is the existence in the myths of the jotunn "Hymir", in modern danish "Hymer". [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ymer_%28dairy_product%29 Ymer]] is a dairy product ... alright stay with me fellows ... so Madsen inserts a series of names based on soured milk and the like. These include a single background gag involving a misbehaved jotunn brat someone calles [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark_%28cheese%29 Hquark]] ... Dang, a joke just isn't much fun when you explain it is it? ... Anyway this kid seems to have lodged himself in Madsen's brain, springing to life in the aforementioned albums etc.etc.
** Rolf Herringskin, Tyr's sergeant, is a recurring minor character original to the comic. He seldom has any real role in the plot, but is occasionally used for exposition or comedy relief.
14th Nov '16 6:15:31 AM Roo
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# ''De Gyldne Æbler'' ("The Golden Apples")

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# ''De Gyldne Æbler'' ("The Golden Apples")
14th Nov '16 6:11:31 AM Roo
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* HeelRealization: Thor seems to undergo a subtle one at the end of ''Thor's Wedding'', when complaining about how the jotunns treat their women, and Sif points out that the gods aren't much better.



* PetTheDog: Loki gets a few in the first volume, Cry Wolf. He pleads with the Aesir to allow the Fenris wolf to roam free (note however that in that volume Fenris has the temperament of a loveable pooch who just happens to be oversized, even if being chained up is his BerserkButton.) Also near the end of the volume when he tells Røskva she can take Fenris out for walks as long as she isn't seen. Makes sense if you know that Fenris is Loki's son.

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* PetTheDog: Loki gets a few in the first volume, Cry Wolf. ''Cry Wolf.'' He pleads with the Aesir to allow the Fenris wolf to roam free (note however that in that volume Fenris has the temperament of a loveable pooch who just happens to be oversized, even if being chained up is his BerserkButton.) Also near the end of the volume when he tells Røskva she can take Fenris out for walks as long as she isn't seen. Makes sense if you know that Fenris is Loki's son.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sif delivers an epic one to the other gods about their treatment of women at the end of ''Thor's Wedding.'' Sadly, the only one who actually seems to listen to any degree at all is Thor, who after his stunt disguised as Freyja has just experienced first-hand how the jotunns treated ''their'' women.



* SelfServingMemory: Both Thor, Sif and Loki display this in the WholeEpisodeFlashback album 10, ''Gifts for the Gods.'' All three of them are telling the children a story from their youth, and all three of them remember events ''slightly'' differently.
** Notably, Thor and Sif spend most of their story inverting this trope, showing their LoveAtFirstSight (which was mutual) through portraying ''themselves'' as young and awkward and bumbling while the other is portrayed as a divine figure of perfection.

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* SelfServingMemory: Both Thor, Sif and Loki display this in the WholeEpisodeFlashback album 10, ''Gifts for the Gods.'' All three of them are telling the children a story from their youth, and all three of them remember events ''slightly'' differently. \n** Notably, Thor and Sif spend most of their story inverting this trope, showing their LoveAtFirstSight (which was mutual) through portraying ''themselves'' as young and awkward and bumbling while the other is portrayed as a divine figure of perfection.perfection. Loki, on the other hand, plays the trope completely straight; in his version of the story he's always cool, witty and in perfect control of the situation -- but Thor and Sif portray him as far more cowardly and bumbling.



** Same with the two dwarf brothers, Fjalar and Gjalar. Two other dwarf brothers, Eitri and Brokk, act like this in their first appearance in ''Cry Wolf,'' but not in their second appearance in ''Gifts for the Gods,'' where Brokk gets far more screen-time and attention.

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** Same with the two dwarf brothers, Fjalar and Gjalar. Two other dwarf brothers, Eitri and Brokk, act like this in their first appearance firstappearance in ''Cry Wolf,'' but not in their second appearance in ''Gifts for the Gods,'' where Brokk gets far more screen-time and attention.
30th Oct '16 11:25:35 AM zenat
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** It should probably also be noted that Loki is forced to seduce a stallion by the other gods, and he wants no part in it. That is to say, until the horse's owner insults his mare shape, at which point it becomes a matter of pride. Any interest in being part of the whole affair evaporates the moment the stallion is free however, and again his misfortunes are played for lauhgs.
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