I was reading this question and it got me to thinking - Galactus is a being driven solely by need, with no moral or ethic quandaries about what he does, and no malice or "evil" is driving his actions. He is also the size of a planet, and could probably push a small moon out of orbit if needed. That said, he would also probably never have a reason to pick up a tiny little weapon like Mjolnir... but perhaps he could if he wanted to, either through sheer strength or by his nature falling within Odin's definition of "worthy".

Has Galactus ever been depicted attempting to lift or move Mjolnir (Thor's hammer)? I'm putting the comics tag, but any continuity or medium will do, as long as Galactus is shown picking up (or trying and failing to pick up) the hammer - not necessarily to wield it as a weapon, but just to move it at the very least.

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    I feel like this fits within a meme... "Galactus doesn't bother picking up Mjolnir. Instead, he moves the universe so that Mjolnir comes to him."
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 15:00
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    @cde Read the question: He is also the size of a planet, and could probably push a small moon out of orbit if needed. Sounds big to me.
    – Daft
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 15:34
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    @cde If Thor dropped Mjolnir on a small moon, could Galactacus still move that moon?
    – KSmarts
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 16:17
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    But let's stop wasting time on Galactus variable sizing, as that doesn't really matter to the crux of the question, which is can A force of Nature like Galactus, or the Living Tribunal, or Ego the living planet lift/move/wield mjolnir.
    – user16696
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 17:29
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    I always thought Galactus' size was dependent on how large he wanted to be, as he would still have all of his powers at any size. Actually the best thing showing this is in the video game Marvel vs Capcom 3 as he's the final boss, the fight itself takes place in space but at the start he his shown bigger than earth itself but then he shrinks down to the 20-30ft size for the fight. Also I want to add that Galacutus also looks different depending who views him for example when the skulls see Galactus he looks like a skrull not the human version.
    – Iankill
    Commented Mar 12, 2015 at 17:34

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Firstly I'm almost certain that Galactus directly lifting or wielding Mjolnir hasn't yet been depicted. So we'll have to go back to how the hammer was made and how its magic works. The hammer was made from uru metal and enchanted by Odin whose enchantments would be backed by the Odin force which is one of the most powerful things in the marvel universe. Now in order to wield Mjolnir you must either be found worthy or have the strength to overpower Odin's enchantments which would be a impossible feat for most anyone.

Galactus himself like the OP mentioned isn't exactly evil well this is true but it goes further than that. Galactus as long as he isn't hungry is a rather peaceful entity, even more so he exists for the purpose of recreating the universe when its time comes, like he did the last time he does feel some remorse for the planets he eats in the same way people might about eating cattle. So it could be a toss up if Galactus is actually worthy or not everything he does is to keep the universe alive, and facilitate the creation of the next one. I got this Galactus info from the marvel wiki page

Now the worthiness may not actually matter if Galactus is strong enough to break Odin's enchantment which is another one that could go either way as there are times where Galactus and Odin have rather epic fights without a clear winner. Although I'd say that if Galactus' power cosmic would be able to overpower the Odin force's enchantments on Mjolnir he'd be able to wield it. This would be like the unstoppable force immoveable object debate.

I also want to add that this is Galactus' and he could easily move the hammer about in a number of ways, but to actually wield the hammer in the same way that thor does would take more effort from him and may not be possible. There are also other things Galactus could do instead such as just creating a copy of the hammer with his own power but lacking a worthiness requirement or a different one. So technically Galactus would likely be able to move the hammer but not actually wield it, not that he would ever want or need to.

  • Accepted. I've been unable to find any examples of Galactus trying to do anything with Mjolnir, but we have to assume that if he can handily defeat Odin he would also be able to break or override the echantment.
    – Omegacron
    Commented Mar 13, 2015 at 23:10

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