Can an inanimate thing can lift Mjolnir without the help of a living being (unworthy)

Scenario 1

Mjolnir in a very light car with a sail attached to it, then a very strong wind blew and moved the car uphill.

It is possible or not?

Scenario 2

Can upward wind alone lift the Mjolnir?

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    Well, great question.. Because worthiness isn't defined for wind etc.
    – user931
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 3:21
  • By non-living things are you only referring to elements of nature? From the title I was expecting a question about the undead...
    – Daft
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 3:27
  • @Daft going to edit my question about that
    – Ramyle
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 3:28
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    inanimate things? The answer is probably yes. The earth is inanimate, it rotates. If Thor put Mjolnir on the ground, the earth wouldn't stop rotating.
    – Daft
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 3:33
  • Here, hope this helps somebody already answered this. scifi.stackexchange.com/a/87086/44844
    – quant24
    Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 14:21

3 Answers 3


Andy, the Mad Thinker's Amazing Android emulated Thor's worthiness and was able to lift Mjolnir.

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  • But if you were asking could Mjolnir be in a plane and the plane still fly? Yes. On a ship and the ship still move? Yes. Thor's hammer was on the helicarrier, in his stateroom and the ship left the water and flew through the air.

  • If Mjolnir was in a car on a hill could the car still roll down the hill? Yes. Mjolnir seems as affected by natural forces like gravity as anything else. We have seen the hammer move through the air but any force strong enough to move Mjolnir around would certainly be too dangerous for most mortals to be in.

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    Although, as a counterpoint, Stan Lee pulls the transmission out of his truck, trying to use it to pull out Mjolnir. He might have failed due to human intent to move the hammer, or perhaps that it was "grounded" in some way because no own currently owned it.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 12:50
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    Could Thor's presence on the helicarrier have enabled it to move Mjolnir by proxy? I.e. Thor doesn't need to be directly holding Mjolnir for the carrier to move Mjolnir as Thor intends it, just as he can call Mjolnir to him from anywhere. I imagine he'd be able to pin down a robotic enemy or a tank using Mjolnir just as Loki was pinned down by it when Thor willed it. Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 16:35
  • Which comic did this occur in? And do you know the issue? Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 0:33
  • Nest question: If you can manipulate gravity, then could you move Mjolnir?
    – Möoz
    Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 3:26

At the Age of Ultron we see Tony, Steve and Thor discussing:

How The Vision is able to lift Mjolnir.

They seem to imply there might be rules for non-living thing as 'a lift can move mjolnir'.

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    I got the impression that Vision could lift it because be was worthy, being a very pure AI derived intelligence.
    – user
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 11:16
  • @mojo what do you mean by 'very pure AI'?
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 18:23
  • Vision was originally the Jarvis AI.
    – user
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 9:09
  • But why does that make him 'very pure '?
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 15:56
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    He was a formless AI. No body, no wants or desires or malice.
    – user
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 23:33

Even without magic, the uru metal that Mjolnir is forged from is hardly weightless. It is one of the densest, strongest metals in the Marvel Universe. So, that must be taken into account with talk of sails and floating.

Robots and other nonliving automatons can move Mjolnir. Following are three comic images that I had easily on tap. I can think of other moments, but don't have the citation evidence readily on hand.

Journey into Mystery #86 shows a robot making grab.

The Mighty Thor #210 shows magnetic (part mystical?) force "lifting" the hammer.

The Mighty Thor #355. Discusses nonliving creatures doing the heavy lifting.

Journey into Mystery #86 Thor #210 Thor #355

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