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Captain America uses his shield like a frisbee, and he always sticks his hand out to catch it. Would it be possible for him to accidentally catch Mjolnir instead?

It would be logical that Steve Rogers is worthy of wielding Mjolnir, but if Thor and Steve are together in battle, is it logical that Steve would be able to catch Mjolnir even when its owner is nearby?

Is there any canonical evidence referencing this?

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Steve Rogers (AKA Captain America) is one of a pretty large number of people who've shown themselves to be worthy of wielding Mjolnir. We see him do so on several occasions, notably in Thor #390

Given that Mjolnir is quite happy to be held by Rogers, it's perfectly feasible that he could accidentally catch Thor's hammer during a battle. That said, I'm unaware of any instance where he's actually done so.

Steve Rogers Thor's Hammer

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+1 for "KA-PWAK". –  Monty129 Jun 26 '14 at 21:45
@Monty129 - It's not nearly as good as this; static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/5177/… –  Richard Jun 26 '14 at 21:46
That last line also proves how worthy he is! –  Mooz Jun 27 '14 at 2:44

That's never happened and I would say 'No', that's not how it works. If Thor threw the hammer, it would return to Thor 'mystically'. If Cap was somehow able to grab it in flight, he would be yanked off his feet and carried back to Thor rather unceremoniously. If Thor was somehow incapacitated Cap has been able to lift and wield it (being worthy) but it's Thor's mystical hammer to command. It's not a simple lump of metal, Frisbee or boomerang that can be 'picked off' or intercepted.

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Can you suggest/show any instance where he's been dragged by Mjolnir? –  Richard Jun 27 '14 at 5:31
No one intercepts Thor's hammer. Lifting Mjolnir was one thing. Snatching the hammer midflight is impossible. –  Thaddeus Jun 28 '14 at 6:43
can you add evidence from canon of that happening? –  Dragona13 Dec 18 '14 at 19:33

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