In Avengers: Endgame, when Cap managed to wield Mjölnir and manipulate lightning, did that mean that Cap could have theoretically used the armour that Thor himself summons when using his hammer? As seen in the first Thor movie, he only gets the armour when the hammer deems him worthy.

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    Dupe I guess scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/211892/… Dec 10, 2019 at 12:27
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    Dupe imo, as @SteveHarrington points out. However, we cannot close either until the other has a valid answer with positive votes I guess.
    – Shreedhar
    Dec 10, 2019 at 15:00
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    I don't agree that it's a dupe as that question specifies comics and this one specifies MCU
    – Gamora
    Dec 10, 2019 at 15:06
  • Voting to close as primarily opinion-based Dec 17, 2019 at 9:39
  • @Gothamite24 - Why so? It's not opinion-based at all!
    – user112267
    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:19

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We don't know but probably not

In the MCU we have only seen 3 beings wield Mjolnir (excluding Odin as he placed the enchantment): Thor, Vision and Cap. Of these 3 only Thor gets the armour and he only gets it that first time in Thor. After that he never gets the armour on if he isn't wearing it again. As we can see below in Avengers: Endgame when he travels to Asgard with Rocket.

Vision is a bit of an odd case but he is made from the regeneration cradle which does print living tissue.

Dr. Helen Cho: The regeneration cradle prints tissue, it can't build a living body.

Ultron: It can, you can. You lack the materials. You're a brilliant woman, Helen. But we all have room to improve

Avengers: Age of Ultron

As he is a living being but not exactly 100% "living" it would seem he should also get the chance to receive the armour but again he does not.

Then of course we have Steve, who, as we know, does not get the armour in Avengers: Endgame when he wields Mjolnir against Thanos. This all points to the fact that Steve can't get the armour but there is nothing explicit on the matter.

In Avengers: Endgame Thor "summons" the armour to himself before himself, Steve and Tony engage with Thanos. This makes it seem like getting the armour is more of an extra ability rather than an intrinsic ability to the hammer and being worthy. Therefore, it would seem that Cap did not get the armour because he either didn't know how or didn't want to.

It's also worth noting in the comics all the times we've seen him wield Mjolnir that I'm aware of he never gets the armour. For example, the very first time he does this, I believe, is in Thor Issue 390 when Captain America wields Mjolnir in order to give it back to Thor.

Thor and Cap hold Mjolnir together
Click image to enlarge.

I think it is worth noting that Jane Foster will become Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder and from the promotional images she is wearing the armour. However, she is becoming Thor and not just someone wielding Mjolnir so there appears to be a difference here. The exact nature of this hasn't been revealed yet of course as the film isn't out yet but it is worth thinking about.

Love and Thunder poster
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  • I think it's worth noting that there might be a slight distinction between becoming worthy at the time you wield Mjolnir (Thor in Thor) and always being worthy and wielding Mjolnir later on (Cap in Endgame, Thor in Endgame) but that seems very speculative.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Dec 17, 2019 at 10:10
  • Doesnt he get the armour when they see Thanos sitting there in Endgame after he bombed the facility ? He doesnt have it on and then suddenly he does ?
    – GamerGypps
    Jan 16, 2020 at 16:44
  • @GamerGypps You know what I never noticed, Yes he does and the way it happens it looks like Thor summons it, rather than it being attached to the hammer directly.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jan 16, 2020 at 16:46

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