Thunder bore

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Tenos

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Arabic
In the animation series Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Impossible Man, who is supposed to be a cinema director, sees Falcon while flying and thinks that he could be a possible movie star. He approaches him while he is among the other Avengers who get jealous. That's when the Impossible Man looks at every one of them and tells him his flaws. He looks at Iron Man and Thor and says "Can man, Thunder bore, two words! Background." what could he mean by "Thunder bore"?
 
  • fiercediva

    Senior Member
    American English
    Impossible Man is referring to the two superheroes in a humorous but insulting way. Iron Man is encased in armor, so he's [tin or aluminum] "Can Man"; Thor can summon lightning from his hands and cause storms to happen, but he's not interesting enough to be a star; thus he is a "thunder bore," where bore = "a dull or tiresome person." (Merriam-Webster)
     

    entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    I think it's just chosen for the rhyme of Thor and bore. He could have insulted him in any other way, but this one rhymed.
     
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