Who can lift Thor’s hammer both in comics as well as movies?
This article presents characters from both comics and MCU who worthy enough to lift Thor’s hammer.
Unlike MCU, there are characters even from DC universe who wielded Mjolnir.
With that, here is a list of 25 Characters who can lift Thor’s hammer.
Below are the characters who can lift thor’s hammer in the comics:
25 WONDER WOMAN
No matter who you like, whether it’s DC comics or Marvel Comics. Comic book fans everywhere can agree that team-ups are awesome like the Avengers and Justice League. They are almost as epic as heroes battling each other. So if you are a fan of both Marvel and DC which let’s face it most of the time you are asking yourself who is a stronger superhero, whose superheroes would evenly match.
So if we talk about Wonder Woman, she actually lifted it in the crossover took place back in 1996’s ‘DC vs. Marvel‘ in which the event had superheroes from DC universe pitted against heroes of the Marvel Universe.
To make things even better, fans got the vote who would win. In that battle Wonder woman matched up with Storm likewise, Captain Marvel is evenly matched up with Thor. When Captain Marvel was forced to change back to his normal form, Thor used Mjolnir to hinder the lightning bolt that caused the huge impact which knocked Billy and sends Thor’s hammer flying out. And then Wonder Woman stumbled upon it.
She was able to pick it up quite easily as she knew how to handle such godly things and got a serious jolt of powers that gave her some serious edge over her opponent Storm. But she puts it down because it wouldn’t be a fair fight for her. As this looks like she is pretty worthy in the DC universe. (No doubt because she is a daughter of God)
24 CAPTAIN AMERICA
Anyone can tell who would be the worthy superhero to wield the Mjolnir from the Avengers. It’s Steve Rogers! One of the patriotic superheroes of the Marvel universe, Captain America had wielded the hammer not once but on three separate occasions.
The comic version of Captain America was not only able to lift Mjolnir but also throw it back towards Thor’s grasp in ‘The Mighty Thor Vol. 1 #390′ back in 1988. At that time in 1988, Steve Rogers abandon his name of Captain America by calling himself as Captain only.
When Thor and Captain meet at Avengers mansion, they were attacked by Grog and his demon of deaths. During this battle, Thor lost his hammer and Captain lifts it and send it back to Thor’s grasp. After that, it’s the only matter of time when Thor easily defeated his enemies sending them back through the gate.
According to Thor, only a man or god worthy who has a pure of heart and noble of mind could have done so.
And the second time was in the comic book issue ‘Fear Itself’ in which Serpent had shuttered Steve’s unbreakable shield and when almighty Thor fighting with his uncle, he lost his grip on his hammer Mjolnir and then it crashed on Earth but Captain lifted it up and assembled the Avengers once more.
And recently the third time in the Secret Empire #10, in the final battle between Hydra cap and his opponent, Hydra Cap goes for Mjolnir which is laying on the ground. But later it turns out, he was able to lift it because of Hydra mother, Elise who held a shard of the cosmic cube and manipulated reality to change the inscription on the hammer thus allowing Captain to lift it.
Thor’s hammer most basic function is to destroy anything in its ways by smashing or pound something in a place. In the Marvel Universe, we blessed one superhero who loves smashing things while fighting, the Hulk.
No matter who you are and how much you possess power, if you are not worthy then you might not want to think about lifting Mjolnir. In Avengers while conflict between Thor and Hulk, Hulk unable to lift such a small Mjolnir.
In most of the occasion, Marvel’s various TV series shown us a battle between Thor and Hulk. Actually, in the comic ‘Journey Into Mystery #112’ by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Chic Stone, Thor asked his father Odin to remove the enchantment on Mjolnir for several minutes so that Thor could find out who really was stronger. So while the hammer’s enchantment is gone, Hulk was able to lift it.
Another time he lifts it in the ‘Avengers Assemble #4′ when Thanos took the control of Hulk’s mind. After that Hulk was able to both deflect Mjolnir and whack Thor in the face with it.
Faster than anything like speeding bullet as well as faster than light. He is a beacon hope, he is a god, he is a man of steel. Perhaps the most famous superhero of all time has to be one and one superman.
Also known by Clark Kent, Superman is not only powerful but also worthy enough to wield Mjolnir. When DC and Marvel did plan to crossover with each other back in 1979 but unfortunately it got canceled and in 2003 the ‘JLA/Avengers‘ crossover was finally released and we definitely not disappointed.
In the comic book series, Superman got his hand on the Caps legendary shield as well as Thor’s hammer. He actually uses it to defeat his enemy, Krona and he later returns the Mjolnir back to Thor in the series. But how and why could he be worthy to lift it???
Later it turns out the magic doesn’t depend on the worthiness only. Thor told Odin to remove the enchantment for some amount of time. But when Sups returned it, he no longer able to lift it again. So it seems that magic could only work on the worthiness peoples. And without it, anyone can lift it that easily.
Half-brother of Thor, Loki always thirst for the authority of Asgards and powers. And hence eventually he had accomplished his goal to hold the powers of Thor. He tried everything to get his dirty hands on the hammer. However, in the comic book ‘Avengers & X-Men‘, Loki picked up the hammer and began fighting with Thor because of Scarlet Witch and Doctor Doom’s Inversion spell.
Sarcastic thing is that he became the hero as the Avengers and Thor become the villain. Hence he becomes worthy enough to lift the Mjolnir. But when Inversion spell wears off, Loki loses all his powers and his worthiness to lift the hammer.
One of the fan favorite superhero character Slade Wilson aka the Deadpool because of his crazy mouth talking through the fourth wall to us. Although Deadpool is a bit of a troublemaker and ultimate jokester. Still, he does have quite a few redeeming qualities besides being his immortal.
Whether you believe it or not, he once had a chance to wield the hammer. But how this weird character gets a hand on the righteous thing? However, Loki manipulates him into stealing the hammer while Thor’s on his heroic mission. Thor drops his hammer as usual and then Deadpool got a chance to grab it. But what next???
This madman went to the carnival and played games and used it as a baseball bat. But the question is that how he capable of lifting it? Then answer is here. Later it turns out he was using a fake created by Loki and the real one was still there where Thor left it. This all dirty game was played by our Loki who had made it invisible. Such a cruel character…
One of the iconic mutant from X-Men, Strom who is one of the coolest superheroes besides Wolverine. Just like Thor, Storm can control the weathers. But that doesn’t mean she is a worthy enough to lift the Mjolnir. Then how and why she left it???
One of the crossover events between Storm and New Mutants ended up on Asgard. This was the short issue in which Loki rearing his devious mind once again. Storm and Thor both have weather controlling powers hence to defeat Thor, Loki has created a new hammer called Storm Caster and gave it to her which leads to becoming Thor’s version of herself.
But one question is must bother you about Storm Caster. This is not even Thor’s Mjolnir then how the hell she is worthy? Later once again she takes the Storm caster and become the former goddess of thunder. So instead of keeping her gods powers, she chooses to pick up Mjolnir and destroy Storm Caster.
But technically Thor was supporting it while Storm handling it. We would like to think that she was capable of lifting it because she willingly surrenders her powers.
Eric Masterson aka Thunderstrike earlier works as an architect who becomes friend with Thor. When Mongoose attacks Thor, Eric was trying to help, but doing so he was badly wounded. Thor demanded his father Odin to merge their life forces which leads two men within one body. After Loki trick his death because of Thor, Odin banished him and gave all of his powers to Eric Masterson and eventually gave him own weapon, a mace called as Thunderstrike.
As Thunderstrike, Eric possesses a physical form nearly same as that of Thor. After merging with Thor, he gets the ability to lift Mjolnir. But after Eric departs from Thor’s body, he often uses his own mace. During battles with Bloodaxe (who actually was Eric’s girlfriend), he sacrificed his own life by killing her. He died as a true hero in the process and on his gravestone, Thor inscribed, “The World Still Needs Heroes”.
17 JANE FOSTER
Thanks to MCU, Jane Foster came into the big screen as Thor’s girlfriend. But did you know, in the comics, once she gained the godly ability and lifted the Mjolnir??? Yes! It’s absolutely correct. After picking up Mjolnir, she becomes female Thor. That sounds weird but it’s true.
During the battle against Nick Fury, Thor lost the ability to wield his hammer (God, how many time he lost his hammer). Since then, the hammer remained on the Moon until Jane Foster came and picked it up, granting her Thor’s powers which improve her physical appearance completely. After finding it, Thor didn’t like the idea of Jane becoming female Thor because she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but soon accepted that the hammer had a new owner and gave her blessing.
Although once she fully transforms, she was totally healthy but after returning to her normal place, her cancer was getting worse and endangering her life. But at the end of the day, Jane has turned out to be the most worthy of all.
16 AWESOME ANDY
Mad Thinker created Awesome Android based on the work leader Mr. Fantastic.
It has powers to absorb it’s opponent’s abilities and talents.
This only skill enables Awesome Android to become as powerful as its opponents.
In She-Hulk Vol 2 #14, the Mad Thinker sent Awesome Android to attack Thor.
During a fight with God of Thunder, Awesome Andy copied Thor’s nobility and purity of purpose.
Because of this, it sparked an independent intelligence within Awesome Andy that enables it to lift Mjolnir.
Although it did not lift it, Awesome Andy was able to achieve worthiness that helps Thor to apprehend Mad Thinker.
15 BETA RAY BILL
In Thor #337, Beta Ray Bill fought Thor and defeated twice.
When Thor separated from Mjolnir and reverted to his human form (Donald Blake), Bill knocked him out.
Later, Bill picked up Blake’s walking stick and hit it against the wall.
That stick transforms into Mjolnir, and Bill found himself wielding the powers of Thor.
As Bill defeated Thor in battle, Bill rightfully claimed the Mjolnir.
However, All-father Odin gave Bill another enchanted hammer named as Stormbreaker.
But how Beta Ray Bill lifted Thor’s hammer?
To have a legitimate battle between Thor and Bill, Odin decided to have battled in Skartheim, lava-filled realm.
Due to Bill’s Korbinite physiology which advantageous in Skartheim, he defeated Thor once again.
By doing this, Odin tested Bill’s worthiness and gave him a new hammer, Stormbreaker.
11 RED HULK
9 CONAN THE BARBARIAN
8 BLACK WIDOW
Who Can Lift Thor’s Hammer In MCU?
In the Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Cinematic Universe finally gave an opportunity to lift Thor’ Mjolnir to Vision instead Steve Rogers who shows enough worthiness for it. But it seems that Mjolnir can make its own decision under certain circumstances. During the party scene where all the Avengers gathered around trying to lift the hammer, Captain America barely move the hammer but it fails. Later on, the film when Vision was born, he successfully catches the hammer and hand over it to the Thor.
But how Vision was worthy enough to lift such godly weapon??? The answer is lies within the movie as he was born with a pure heart without having an evil purpose and therefore, he passed the worthiness exam. Even though he is free of evil and pure of heart, so is Captain America. According to Tony, Vision able to lift it because he is non-human like Thor. Well if that’s so, then Steve has to fix this wrong by lifting the Mjolnir in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.