The God of Thunder, Thor, is a great Asgardian warrior who has only known battles and wars throughout his life. To aid him in his efforts to fight powerful opponents, he has his trusted hammer Mjolnir by his side. The enchanted hammer is the reason Thor is so feared across the nine realms. When Thor swings his Mjolnir, enemies cower away in fear. Forged in the heart of a dying star, Mjolnir is the pinnacle of Asgardian technology and magic and has enchantments in place to ensure the power it bestows upon its wielders never falls into the wrong hands. Whoever is pure of heart and puts his life before the lives of innocents and is a selfless soul, is worthy enough to hold Mjolnir and be bestowed upon the power of Thor. And Thor hasn’t been the only one to hold Mjolnir. There are several other heroes who managed to lift Mjolnir due to their sense of honour and nobility like Thor’s. Presenting – 11 Characters other than Thor who were worthy to wield Mjolnir – Ranked!!
11. Black Widow
In an alternate Universe, the entire cradle of creation was under threat of being destroyed. In Earth – 23223, chaos was about to topple order and destroy the entire universe. Nick Fury gathered a team of ragtag superheroes that were available at the time to locate and retrieve Mjolnir, the only thing that the heroes believed would be able to avert the incoming apocalypse. But from the very beginning, it was clear that the only one person amongst the heroes who was worthy of being able to lift Mjolnir was none other than Black Widow herself. Black Widow lifted the hammer and was not hesitant to do what was necessary. She used Mjolnir to release so much amount of energy that it took down the enemy but also killed her in the process.
10. Awesome Android
Awesome Android or Awesome Andy was the creation of the Mad Thinker. When he created the android, Mad Thinker’s original intention was to make something that could replicate the abilities of its enemies. Awesome Android has the ability to absorb and copy the skills and qualities of any superhero he encounters, which makes him a very hard target to take down. In a fight with Thor, Awesome Andy ended up absorbing the “worthiness” of Thor – which was essentially Thor’s sense of justice and honour. Awesome Andy then effortlessly lifted Mjolnir and realized that he was being manipulated by the Mad Thinker. He then set out to free himself of his control.
Back when Rogue was yet to reform herself into a superhero, she did odd-jobs for the wrong set of people, which put her on a collision course with the superheroes. Rogue’s innate ability to absorb the powers and qualities of other superheroes is very broad. She can even absorb part of their consciousness into her, which is what she did with Thor. Now having Thor’s worthiness within her, she was able to lift Mjolnir. But she was forced to let go of the hammer after some time. Rogue has not tried to wield Mjolnir again ever since.
Eric Masterson was an ordinary construction worker. What makes him very extraordinary is the fact that he is one of the chosen few who have been deemed worthy by the Mjolnir hammer. This means that Eric Masterson could wield the power of Thor by lifting the hammer. In a past comic book issue, it was revealed that Eric was dying of a deadly disease and he was merged with Thor to save his life. After his disease was cured and Thor was separated from his consciousness, Odin gifted the Thunder-strike hammer to Eric Masterson, who then continued being the God of Thunder in his own right.
There was a time when Thor and Valkyrie were lovers. Thor would have died for Valkyrie and Valkyrie would have done the same for him, that’s how much they loved each other. These words came true in another issue when Thor had to sacrifice his life to save Valkyrie. Valkyrie, now grieving and angry, picked up the Mjolnir hammer to honour her love’s sacrifice and decided to carry on his legacy. Although Valkyrie would soon give up that mantle after Thor came back from the afterlife, her tenure as Thor and protector of Asgard was nothing short of spectacular.
Volstagg may come up as a humorous red-headed giant with an appetite fit for a giant. But many mistake him to be just a drunk buffoon. That is where he proves everybody wrong. Volstagg is one of Asgard’s greatest ever warriors, part of the Warriors Three trio, a legendary team of Asgardian knights that are known for their brave exploits throughout the nine realms. While on one of their adventures together, Volstagg sees a couple of children dying in his arms, literally burning into ashes. This enrages him so much that he decides it is time to end all wars. That is when he picks War Thor’s hammer, a Thor from an alternate universe. He puts the hammer down but not before he has made his point, vividly.
Both the Marvel Cinematic Universe version and the Marvel Comic book Universe version have been deemed worthy of wielding Mjolnir. Vision is seen as a character that is very pure of heart and is ready to put his own life at risk to save those of others. While he knows he is worthy, he never misuses his powers for his own bidding. When he does lift the hammer, it is only to ensure that the good guys know that he is still on their side and as Vision, he is a superhero, not a supervillain.
4. Captain America
What makes Captain America our favorite entry on this list is the fact that he never asked for Mjolnir to choose him. He knew he was worthy but he kept that a secret from others because he didn’t want the power of Thor. He was happy with what he had and was able to make the most out of it. As one of Marvel’s greatest tacticians and fighters with exceptional leadership qualities, Cap had become an invaluable asset to the Avengers and he did all that without the aid of Mjolnir. He only lifted the Mjolnir hammer when he knew what he had was not enough and he needed additional support to help his friends. He only lifted the hammer when he had to, out of concern for his friends and not out of a thirst for power. And that is what makes him Captain America.
3. Beta Ray Bill
When Thor encountered a Korbinite Colony ship, he faced off against their greatest champion – Beta Ray Bill. Both the warriors fought tooth and nail. During the fight, Thor was surprised to learn that Beta Ray Bill could lift the hammer. Realizing he is pure of heart, Thor abandoned the fight and Odin, out of respect for Beta Ray Bill’s chivalry, ordered his dwarf smiths to create another hammer with similar powers to Mjolnir called the Stormbreaker. It is the same axe that Thor wields in Avengers: Infinity War in the MCU.
2. Jane Foster
After Thor became unworthy of wielding the Mjolnir hammer, the enchanted weapon landed in the hands of his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster. Jane Foster became the new Goddess of Thunder and her tenure was nothing short of legendary. Jane chose to become Thor at great cost. As it turns out, becoming Thor allowed Mjolnir to eject all harmful toxins out of Jane Foster’s body, who was undergoing chemo=therapy at the time to beat her cancer. Every time she became Thor, the toxins that were injected into her body as part of her cancer treatment were being evicted out of her system, which was slowly killing her. She died a hero’s death, saving all of Asgard from certain doom.
He was the one who ordered his weaponsmiths to forge the weapon. So it is logical to think that he gave it a test run himself. Odin used the Mjolnir hammer during his days as a young warrior traveling Midgard. As part of his quest to stop a rogue celestial from destroying Earth, he founded the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC. Odin was known to be fairly non-proficient in controlling the hammer. His stubbornness made him carry the hammer for thousands of years until he finally realized that it was a lost cause to try to control it. He then put a powerful enchantment onto it to ensure this powerful weapon was only wielded by the ones who were truly worthy of it.
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