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Stan Lee said

Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.

Why this truck can't lift Mjolnir ? But

The Helicarrier is in flight and it is lifting Mjolnir.

(Thor hangs his hammer on coat rack)

I don't understand. Why is this different? Isn't this truck worthy enough?

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  • @Mwr247 Seems closely related, but slightly different. As it is established inanimate objects can, so why could the truck not? – Daishozen May 3 '18 at 19:24
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    @Daishozen - Thor can put it places that are mobile – Valorum May 3 '18 at 19:25
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    That's just the most relevant one I found. There's no shortage of Mjolnir questions (each of those is a link, and there's still plenty more). – Mwr247 May 3 '18 at 19:28
  • @Valorum Sounds like a good answer to me, but I still think it is different enough to warrant a separate question from above. And side note, is there a sci-fi question that you don't know the answer to? – Daishozen May 3 '18 at 19:29
  • @Daishozen - My knowledge of DCEU (especially the TV shows) is very limited indeed. – Valorum May 3 '18 at 19:36
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The Truck

The truck is trying to brute force move the Mjolnir because the owner is trying to move it.

The Helicarrier

The Helicarrier isn't trying to move Mjolnir. It moved with Thor and it would be rather silly for Thor to board a craft and not have it move along with that craft. Note that when Hulk tries to move Mjolnir, it doesn't move for him.

The hatrack

Thor placed Mjolnir there. We don't ever see Mjolnir be heavy, just immobile should someone "unworthy" try to move it. I would assumed that if Hulk came in, he'd be unable to remove it from the hatrack.


Ultimately, the implication of the statement on the hammer is that if someone desires to move/wield Mjolnir, and it deems them unworthy, they (and anything they use to that end, like a truck)will fail.

If a worthy person moves it onto something mobile, it seems it will stay on that craft until someone worthy removes it, regardless of where that craft would travel.

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    I this is the best answer about Mjolnir that I have ever heard. Thank you very much. Now it is clear to me. (If the Helicarrier pilots desires to move the hammer, they will fail like the truck.) – Ro Theory May 3 '18 at 19:49

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