Ulik

Comic Book Elections: Trump’s not the first arrogant orange troll …

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Ulik the Troll or Donald J. Trump

In late 2016 an inter-dimensional shift seems to have occurred that has placed us into some sort of bizarro universe where actions and words mean the opposite of what was actually said or done. A former “reality” TV personality will soon be the U.S. president and he seems steadfastly intent on distorting reality and destroying any common sense the American people who voted for him might have once had.

Our bizarre president-elect appears to be more interested in using Twitter to troll his detractors (be they real or imagined) than in actually getting serious about honorably performing the job he was elected to do; and it’s getting harder and harder for his supporters and spokespeople to maintain any credibility (or dignity) at all.

For pop culture fans the parallels to sci-fi and comic book tropes are all pretty amusing (except for the part where we realize that our soon-to-be “leader” might actually get us all killed), and longtime fans of Marvel’s Thor universe have likely made the connection between Trump and one of the Thunder God’s oldest enemies, the rock-troll, Ulik.

Thor #252The rumors are true; Donald J. Trump is not the first hostile, orange troll to come out of a hole in the ground. In fact, the old troll Ulik could easily match Trump’s bluster, arrogant statement for arrogant statement. Don’t think so? Check out these real match-ups:

TRUMP: I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible, if the winner was based on popular vote – but would campaign differently

ULIK: Of all the mighty Trolls, Ulik is the strongest, Ulik is the most powerful!


TRUMP: The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes

ULIK: Trembling mortals — hear the words of Ulik!


TRUMP: I have not heard any of the pundits or commentators discussing the fact that I spent FAR LESS MONEY on the win than Hillary on the loss!

ULIK: Come, Thunder God, are you a woman, to be felled with one blow?


TRUMP: The world was gloomy before I won – there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!

ULIK: Great is Ulik! He has done the impossible!


TRUMP: President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.

ULIK: Impudent fool! Did you truly believe you could ambush Ulik?


TRUMP: I win an election easily, a great “movement” is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!

ULIK: No longer need we cower beneath the Earth; no longer need we scurry from every shadow, every twisted shape!


TRUMP: Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT

ULIK: Arrogant pup! Do you realize who I am?


TRUMP: FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!

ULIK: Fool! Not one step canst thou take without sinking under the weight of thine own boastful lies!


"Never Trust a Troll!" - UlikTRUMP: The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!

ULIK: Never trust a troll!


In Marvel Comics, Ulik plays a part in Thor’s “Ragnarok” storyline (circa 2004), but it’s unclear whether the troll will play a part in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok film. Coincidentally, it’s also uncertain what role Donald Trump will play in the impending apocalypse. Scary!

Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, Ulik first appeared in the February issue of Thor (#137) back in 1967 – the same era when young Donald Trump was finishing college, avoiding the draft, and preparing to follow in his rich father’s real estate footsteps.

And, now, just when you think things couldn’t possibly get any weirder, it turns out that Trump’s son-in-law and political adviser, Jared Kushner, is dealing with the Chinese to help him in the redevelopment of his Manhattan property at 666 Fifth Avenue. (Read about it at nytimes.com.)

The blurred ethical lines here are troubling enough, but, yes, people, that Fifth Avenue address is 666 – the same number that the Book of Revelation identifies as the number of the beast (AKA Satan)!

Are we truly living out the end times? Was The Conjuring 2’s popular demon nun, Valak, merely ushering in additional hordes of Hades? Is Trump the prophesied anti-Christ? Or is it his son-in-law? Only one thing is clear and Ulik said it best: Never trust a troll!

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