RKT's implied power puts him around Odin-level(perhaps slightly higher if you give him the benefit of the doubt), and Monarch has some absolutely absurd battle feats -- the best of which are killing/absorbing every version of Captain Atom across the multiverse, and stalemating GA Prime for an extended period of time.)
Imo, RKT's best option in a forum setting would likely be to try and critically rupture Monarch's armor right at the onset. Granted, the subsequent [universe-busting] detonation would undoubtedly kill him, but it still counts as a forum victory on KMC... However, rupturing Monarch's armor to the point of complete failure is easier said then done, as it is insanely durable.
Case in point: a casual blast of HV from a tremendously weakened SBP went through Superman himself like a hot knife through butter: (please log in to view the image)
Flip side, Monarch's armor outright TANKED a blast of HV from an enraged GA Prime, without enduring so much as a scratch: (please log in to view the image)
For a point of reference: casual HV from GA Prime was capable of slagging the phucking Source Wall: (please log in to view the image)
That said, for RKT to even think about rupturing Monarch's armor to the point of *critical failure*(key words, as minor damage to the armor doesn't mean a damn thing) means he either has to generate an energy attack >>>> an enraged GA Prime's HV, OR produce physical strength no less than equal to an enraged Prime's final "I'M SUPERMAN!!!!" haymaker... Not saying it's impossible; just that it certainly wouldn't be easy considering the armor's durability(most people just don't realize how strong it actually was.)
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He had all those who sit in shadow and the fates opposing his action to end Ragnarok, absolutely incapable of stopping him. He had the entirety of the Odin Force as well as mastery of the runes on top of it. If Odin had been able to stop them, he would have. But he was only able to see the solution, if I'm remembering correctly.
And Loki at the time where he had his head pulled off had stolen the power of Asgard as well as siphoned some from Mangog, so at the very least Thor can casually decapitate trans level characters with a simple yank.
RKT was a high end skyfather, but he was still a skyfather in scope and depth.
Monarch was a universal power, the difference is immense.
Just as RKT as a skyfather was able to casually dominate an arguably Trans level Loki, so too could Monarch effortlessly dominate RKT who is several tiers beneath him, unlike Loki who was arguably one tier below RKT.
And on that note, it was ODIN himself who masterminded/planned all of the events that led to Thor gaining the Rune-power and overcoming the Fates/TWSAIS. Odin KNEW his son's mortal traits would ultimately allow him to overcome the cycle of Ragnarok -- that's WHY he sent Thor to Earth as a mortal in the first place: http://i.imgur.com/Skm1TvK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/uX6jHv1.jpg
Suffice to say: their word is far from irrefutable.
Anywho, I personally think RKT's best display of raw power is when he casually beat an amped Loki. Granted, the exact depth/scale of Loki's amp is ambiguous at best, but we still know that he was amped to *some* noteworthy degree... But even that showing doesn't skyrocket RKT to these Skyfather+++ levels that some seem to think, imo -- I could see a decently-written Odin doing the exact same thing, for example... /shrug
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Well I never thought of it as a myth as much as it just being a logical conclusion, but alright.
You can see TWSAIS getting outshone by him as he raises his hammer. They actually interfere for a moment and put him in their presence again, to which he simply refuses. http://i.imgur.com/dsqqC8C.jpg
And this action was going to end their existence, they clearly had access to him, both parties did, but didn't do anything, and it's only logical to believe that because...they couldn't. Unless you can think of another reason why they wouldn't have stopped him? True, he wasn't able to alter the will of fates, but then...he did. Regardless of how he did it, the fates have already prestablished what was going to happen, and because of that, they didn't fear him when he arrived. It was all according to plan, until it wasn't and if that isn't defiance I don't know what else would be. -shrug-
Well that's a good point, I think it's fair to say then that that's a plausible explanation for why Odin didn't do it. But because he didn't do it, it's hard to gauge how he would have done in that situation. And since the only other interaction I can think of with TWSAIS and Odin is the one you posted, where they put the fear of death into him, as opposed to Thor simply brushing them off, that still plays well into RKT being above him, wouldn't you agree?
The whole point of the arc was Thor walking the path his father hadn't. Going above and beyond what he did, and while it's true, he said that he had the wisdom of Odin, that doesn't mean by itself that it's a cap, just an affirmation, since it's clear he was beyond Odin even in that category from the very scans you posted.
...And this bio contradicts anything I said... HOW, exactly? Regardless, Odin ALSO possessed the Rune-power(that's what led RKT to hang himself in the first place), so...
Again: I'm fine with RKT being above Odin... But "well above" is simply a massive overstatement if we're actually using on panel feats/showings, and not just fanmade power-scaling. There are undeniable stipulations behind him defeating the Fates/TWSAIS. You guys can't just ignore them.
...So you're opting to ignore the fact that RKT's raw power is NOT what allowed him to defeat TWSAIS, but rather, his humanity/mortality? That was, after all, credited as the sole reason why RKT was able to do what Odin could not, and overcome the cycle of Ragnarok.
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I would honestly be fine with RKT being 'well above' Odin if anything on panel actually put him on that level. But again: when you actually consider the *full* context of the story itself, and remove any preconceived notions you may have as a fan regarding his 'implied' power, there really isn't any definitive evidence that places him above Odin by a significant amount.
RKT appeared in exactly 2 issues... Here are his feats:
*Killing a weakened Mangog- remember, Loki had siphoned away most of his power by the time RKT killed him.
*Owning an amped Loki- while Loki *was* amped, we really have NO clue what the extent of his amp was. As I mentioned earlier, though: I still consider this to be RKT's best display of raw power, because there are no stips surrounding it. /shrug
*Overcoming the cycle of Ragnarok/TWSAIS/Fates- but again: there were some glaring stipulations behind that feat... Namely Thor's humanity/mortality being credited as the primary reason he was able to accomplish it. We cannot ignore this.
All personal bias aside, I honestly do not see why he should be ranked any higher than 'slightly' above Odin... And it's hard for me to even justify that ranking, tbh.
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