History MilesGloriosus / ComicBooks

11th Oct '17 6:01:22 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** In the movie although he still has a [[BigEater hefty appetite]], Volstagg is able to carry himself in a fight as well as any of Thor's companions (it takes a veritable ''dog pile'' of Asgardian soldiers to subdue him when covering [[spoiler:Thor's escape with Loki]]), averting the trope (but subverting the character as written in ''some'' of the comics).

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** More recently, he's still a comical figure, he's consistently a genuine badass, even if he does still brag - and [[FridgeBrilliance his old bragging habits actually make him a surprisingly capable politician, having mastered the art of the Filibuster]]. He just doesn't usually show it unless he has to. Or unless [[FriendToAllChildren there are children]] [[PapaWolf in danger.]] Then his wrath is something spectacular to behold. [[spoiler: During the War of Realms, a bunch of Light Elf children, refugees, he was trying to protect - and likely would have adopted - were burned to ash in his arms by fire-demons from Muspelheim. He then descends into nihilistic despair, takes up the Ultimate Thor's hammer (which amplifies rage, among other things), becoming the War Thor, and makes a very creditable effort at wiping out every fire-demon in Muspelheim - and is so lost in his BerserkerRage that he nearly slaughters innocent fire-demon children in the process. Thankfully, Jane!Thor manages to get him away from Muspelheim, gets in a brutal fight with him, then finally tries TalkingTheMonsterToDeath as herself, which persuades him to put down the hammer and grieve.]]
** In the movie although he still has a [[BigEater hefty appetite]], Volstagg is more of a case of StoutStrength, and is able to carry himself in a fight as well as any of Thor's companions (it takes a veritable ''dog pile'' of Asgardian soldiers to subdue him when covering [[spoiler:Thor's escape with Loki]]), averting the trope (but subverting the character as written in ''some'' of the comics).
4th Mar '17 12:14:57 PM nombretomado
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* Volstagg the Voluminous, of MarvelComics' Warriors Three. A blowhard who called himself "The Lion of Asgard" and lays claim to several improbable feats of strength, cunning, and bravery, he proves ineffectual and cowardly in actual combat, his only excuse being that he supposedly did them when he was younger. He started showing HiddenDepths under Walt Simonson's pen, transforming into a CowardlyLion and PapaWolf, whose particular BerserkButton was children being hurt or threatened. More recently in the comics, he has been retooled into a BoisterousBruiser, fond of food, drink, and women and given to much merriment, [[PowerTrio in more equal contrast with his friends]] Fandral the Dashing and Hogun the Grim. He's still a braggart--such as considering himself the equal of any three or four human Avengers--but not for no reason.

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* Volstagg the Voluminous, of MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' Warriors Three. A blowhard who called himself "The Lion of Asgard" and lays claim to several improbable feats of strength, cunning, and bravery, he proves ineffectual and cowardly in actual combat, his only excuse being that he supposedly did them when he was younger. He started showing HiddenDepths under Walt Simonson's pen, transforming into a CowardlyLion and PapaWolf, whose particular BerserkButton was children being hurt or threatened. More recently in the comics, he has been retooled into a BoisterousBruiser, fond of food, drink, and women and given to much merriment, [[PowerTrio in more equal contrast with his friends]] Fandral the Dashing and Hogun the Grim. He's still a braggart--such as considering himself the equal of any three or four human Avengers--but not for no reason.
26th Feb '17 10:05:19 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* Volstagg the Voluminous, of MarvelComics' Warriors Three. A blowhard who called himself "The Lion of Asgard" and lays claim to several improbable feats of strength, cunning, and bravery, he proves ineffectual and cowardly in actual combat, his only excuse being that he supposedly did them when he was younger. More recently in the comics, he has been retooled into a BoisterousBruiser, fond of food, drink, and women and given to much merriment, [[PowerTrio in more equal contrast with his friends]] Fandral the Dashing and Hogun the Grim. He's still a braggart--such as considering himself the equal of any three or four human Avengers--but not for no reason.\\
He also has his moments of badassery, typically when his back is against the wall, when his friends are in danger, or simply due to his own clumsiness. He has also been mind controlled into fighting Thor before and proven himself a good challenge to the God of Thunder.\\
Played for laughs at times such as when he sees a child attacked by a demon and charges into the fray to the shock of Fandral and Hogun.

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* Volstagg the Voluminous, of MarvelComics' Warriors Three. A blowhard who called himself "The Lion of Asgard" and lays claim to several improbable feats of strength, cunning, and bravery, he proves ineffectual and cowardly in actual combat, his only excuse being that he supposedly did them when he was younger. He started showing HiddenDepths under Walt Simonson's pen, transforming into a CowardlyLion and PapaWolf, whose particular BerserkButton was children being hurt or threatened. More recently in the comics, he has been retooled into a BoisterousBruiser, fond of food, drink, and women and given to much merriment, [[PowerTrio in more equal contrast with his friends]] Fandral the Dashing and Hogun the Grim. He's still a braggart--such as considering himself the equal of any three or four human Avengers--but not for no reason.\\
He also has
reason.
** Even early on, he had
his moments of badassery, typically when his back is against the wall, when his friends are in danger, or simply due to his own clumsiness. He has also been mind controlled into fighting Thor before and proven himself a good challenge to the God of Thunder.\\
Thunder.
**
Played for laughs at times such as when he sees a child attacked by a demon and charges into the fray to the shock of Fandral and Hogun.
25th Jan '17 2:46:32 PM LentilSandEater
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In the movie although he still has a [[BigEater hefty appetite]], Volstagg is able to carry himself in a fight as well as any of Thor's companions (it takes a veritable ''dog pile'' of Asgardian soldiers to subdue him when covering [[spoiler:Thor's escape with Loki]]), averting the trope (but subverting the character as written in ''some'' of the comics).

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In **In the movie although he still has a [[BigEater hefty appetite]], Volstagg is able to carry himself in a fight as well as any of Thor's companions (it takes a veritable ''dog pile'' of Asgardian soldiers to subdue him when covering [[spoiler:Thor's escape with Loki]]), averting the trope (but subverting the character as written in ''some'' of the comics).
25th Jan '17 2:46:13 PM LentilSandEater
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* Volstagg the Voluminous, of MarvelComics' Warriors Three. A blowhard who called himself "The Lion of Asgard" and lays claim to several improbable feats of strength, cunning, and bravery, he proves ineffectual and cowardly in actual combat. In his own defense, he often mentioned that these supposed exploits took place when he was younger and more physically formidable. More recently in the comics, he has been retooled into a BoisterousBruiser, fond of food, drink, and women and given to much merriment, [[PowerTrio in more equal contrast with his friends]] Fandral the Dashing and Hogun the Grim. He's still a braggart--such as considering himself the equal of any three or four human Avengers--but not for no reason.
** Of course, if you threaten his family, it's [[PapaWolf very different]]. At that point, [[LetsGetDangerous he drops the attitude and becomes]] ''[[LetsGetDangerous very]]'' [[LetsGetDangerous serious]].
*** He also has his moments of badassery, typically when his back is against the wall, when his friends are in danger, or simply due to his own clumsyness. He has also been mind controlled into fighting Thor before and proven himself a good challenge to the God of Thunder.
** Played for laughs at times such as when he sees a child attacked by a demon and charges into the fray to the shock of Fandral and Hogun.
-->'''Fandral''': Hogun...mine eyes ''did'' decieve me there, correct?
** Volstagg was based on [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Falstaff]].
** Both averted and subverted in the movie: although he still has a [[BigEater hefty appetite]], Volstagg is able to carry himself in a fight as well as any of Thor's companions (it takes a veritable ''dog pile'' of Asgardian soldiers to subdue him when covering [[spoiler:Thor's escape with Loki]]), averting the trope (but subverting the character as written in ''some'' of the comics).

to:

* Volstagg the Voluminous, of MarvelComics' Warriors Three. A blowhard who called himself "The Lion of Asgard" and lays claim to several improbable feats of strength, cunning, and bravery, he proves ineffectual and cowardly in actual combat. In combat, his own defense, he often mentioned only excuse being that these supposed exploits took place he supposedly did them when he was younger and more physically formidable.younger. More recently in the comics, he has been retooled into a BoisterousBruiser, fond of food, drink, and women and given to much merriment, [[PowerTrio in more equal contrast with his friends]] Fandral the Dashing and Hogun the Grim. He's still a braggart--such as considering himself the equal of any three or four human Avengers--but not for no reason.
** Of course, if you threaten his family, it's [[PapaWolf very different]]. At that point, [[LetsGetDangerous he drops the attitude and becomes]] ''[[LetsGetDangerous very]]'' [[LetsGetDangerous serious]].
***
reason.\\
He also has his moments of badassery, typically when his back is against the wall, when his friends are in danger, or simply due to his own clumsyness. clumsiness. He has also been mind controlled into fighting Thor before and proven himself a good challenge to the God of Thunder.
**
Thunder.\\
Played for laughs at times such as when he sees a child attacked by a demon and charges into the fray to the shock of Fandral and Hogun.
-->'''Fandral''': Hogun...mine eyes ''did'' decieve deceive me there, correct?
** Volstagg was based on [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Falstaff]].
** Both averted and subverted in
In the movie: movie although he still has a [[BigEater hefty appetite]], Volstagg is able to carry himself in a fight as well as any of Thor's companions (it takes a veritable ''dog pile'' of Asgardian soldiers to subdue him when covering [[spoiler:Thor's escape with Loki]]), averting the trope (but subverting the character as written in ''some'' of the comics).
24th Apr '16 2:43:03 PM MikeW
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** When he's [[spoiler: badly injured and may never walk again]], Quarrel notes that "he may not have been the best or the brightest but there are thousands, maybe millions, of people who owe their lives to him."
24th Apr '16 2:41:58 PM MikeW
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** Played for laughs at times such as when he sees a child attacked by a demon and charges into the fray to the shock of Fandral and Hogun.
-->'''Fandral''': Hogun...mine eyes ''did'' decieve me there, correct?
11th Jan '16 1:33:29 AM immortalfrieza
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*** He also has his moments of badassery, typically when his back is against the wall, when his friends are in danger, or simply due to his own clumsyness.

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*** He also has his moments of badassery, typically when his back is against the wall, when his friends are in danger, or simply due to his own clumsyness. He has also been mind controlled into fighting Thor before and proven himself a good challenge to the God of Thunder.
5th Nov '15 3:20:42 PM thatmadork
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* Raznuts, Uzgob's scheming sekond-in-kommand in ''ComicBook/DeffSkwadron''. 156 klaimed kills. 4 konfirmed.
25th Sep '15 4:45:22 PM nombretomado
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* The dashing and charming warrior Arcadio from Sergio Aragones' ''GrooTheWanderer''. Despite the quests that Arcadio embarks on, he is almost never the one to actually complete them. Yet will both take the credit and believe that he completed them on his own regardless.

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* The dashing and charming warrior Arcadio from Sergio Aragones' ''GrooTheWanderer''.''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer''. Despite the quests that Arcadio embarks on, he is almost never the one to actually complete them. Yet will both take the credit and believe that he completed them on his own regardless.
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