Justice League: Thunderer
"What if an Old God had seen the birth of a different team? What if it was not the Avengers, but the Justice League that Thor helped form?"
Summary of Justice League: Thunderer
is a fanfic written by HighValour
that explores what would happen if The Mighty Thor
ended up in the world of Justice League
rather than the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Justice League: Thunderer provides examples of:
- Adaptational Badass: Invoked. The author stated that he felt that MCU Thor was weaker than Comic Thor, so he amped Thor to his comic counterpart's level. Also, unlike canon, he can naturally fly without the need for Mjölnir, as according to Word of God, felt that his explained method of flight (throwing himself along with his hammer) made no sense.
- Ambiguous Situation: Whatever the Amazons did when they went North, it pissed the Asgardians off enough to chase them all the way back to their home, which they then destroyed.
- Brought Down to Badass: A majority of Thor's power is sealed within Mjölnir. Doesn't stop him from being near equal to Superman, fighting Frost Giants, and defeating the Titans (although he had to enter his Warriors Madness state to do that last one).
- Cardboard Prison: Superman and Thor have a small talk about Arkham's inability to keep its criminals locked up.
- Composite Character:
- Thor, Loki, and Asgard in general has the look of their Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts, but their backstories are rooted in the Comics.
- The Amazons are the ones native to the DCAU, but the Greek gods are those of the Marvel Universe.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: A few:
- Thor vs. Livewire. After she absorbs his lightning, Thor just backhands her into an office and gives a "light" tap with Mjolnir.
- Asgard vs. the Amazons. The entire fight can be summed up as the Amazons trying(and failing) not to get killed
- Subverted with Thor's fight against the Titans. He starts off able to hold his own and hurt plenty of them, but can't do much due to being cut off from the Nine Realms and thus losing his power. Once he activates Warrior's Madness, this trope is played straight. The key exception being Kronos, whom he was at the mercy of.
- The Dreaded:
- The Amazons both fear and despise the Asgardians.
- Surtur is this for Asgard. Fitting since he burns galaxies out of boredom.
- Drop the Hammer: What were you expecting?
- Fantastic Racism:
- Thor has a small problem with Amazons and Greeks due to Asgard's old history with them. Hippolyta pretty much hates Thor and the Norse Gods because of their decimation of Themyscira.
- The Olympians don't think highly of Asgard, referring to the Norse pantheon as "Barbarians".
- Physical God: The Norse and Greek pantheons are filled with them. This also applies to the Titans as well.
- Story-Breaker Power:
- Both Thor and Wonder Woman end up remaining on Earth while the rest of the League go rescue John Stewart from the Manhunters due to Earth needing someone to protect it while they are away.
- Thor ends up having to spend most of the Trouble in Paradise story debating with the Greeks so he can be allowed on Themyscira as well as fighting the Titans in The Underworld once he's there. Considering he's as tough as Superman but lacks the weaknesses to magic, combined with the abilities provided by Mjölnir, there probably wouldn't have been much of a fight had he been there.
- This Is Reality: Thor points out to Flash when the Jotuun invade Scandenavia that real life doesn't follow standard invasion plots where densely populated cities are the targets.