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My interpretation was a little different than yours. When other characters try to move Mjolnir, it doesn't move at all. When Captain America tries to move it, it moves. I think he probably doesn't pick it up, because he knows this is supposed to be a light-hearted moment, and he doesn't want to cause Thor any embarrassment, or cause conflict. Now he knows ...


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At the beginning of the movie Thor, Mjolnir is not enchanted. It's just Thor's war hammer, built for him by whoever makes Asgardian weapons. He uses it because it's his, with no other particular requirements. After the fiasco with the Frost Giants, Odin places an enchantment on the weapon -- this is what he's doing when he whispers into the hammer, just ...


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I've heard people say they thought it was because when he tried to pick it up, it was for the wrong reason. They were playing a game in the scene, trying to see if anyone could pick it up. People speculate if it was for a more serious reason, instead of a game/showy reason like in the scene, he would pick it up. Edit: We know in comics he has picked it up ...


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Let us assume normal physics. The trappings of the Thor comic relies on the old adage about sufficiently advanced technology being like magic. The only thing in normal physics we know of that might cause this kind of spacial locking is quantum levitation. It is not simply being heavy, because his hammer has been used to pin people in place without crushing ...


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Spider-Man does not grab the hammer in flight. He webs it as it flies by, and it pulls him along. He isn't physically trying to wield it (by grabbing the handle). It can be seen quickly here: Without an actual screen cap from the movie, I present you with this video.


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Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, cannot by itself, destroy Captain America's shield. It cannot even dent Captain America's shield. Mjolnir is a magical weapon, imbued with incredible physical and magical properties but none of those powers can destroy Proto-adamantium. Thor for all of his physical might has never managed to do anything to Cap's shield until the ...


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There's an interview of Russell Bobbitt, Hollywood prop master, about that in this Screenrant article. There are actually several props, depending on the nature of the scene it's in. Rubber, fiberglass, you name it. So how many hammers are usually on set? You see them flip it around and obviously it seemed lighter and then you see the real one and it's ...


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After reading some of the answers here, and further Google (re)searching, I came to the following: There are two parts to wielding Mjolnir. Lifting Mjolnir Wielding Mjolnir (possessing Thor's power) Before wielding Mjolnir, it needs to be lifted. As portrayed in much of the modern comics and movies, unless you are worthy, the hammer won't budge from where ...


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There are certainly a couple of examples from the comics Thor uses Mjölnir to hammer a shaky pillar back into the ground in Thor #267 He uses his hammer to build a trench in Avengers #98 and a lava channel in Marvel Team-Up #26


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Vision. In Age of Ultron, Thor uses Mjolnir to bring Vision to life. It is a loose definition of "build" but I would consider this to be what Odin had in mind. Unfortunately, building is usually not as exciting as destruction, so it is less likely to be portrayed on screen in general.


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The key here is that the Mjolnir we see in Avengers: Endgame is from the past/a different timeline. I believe it comes from the Thor: The Dark World time, so 2013, whereas the events of Thor: Ragnarok take place in 2017 and so Odin had not died yet with respect to that Mjolnir’s enchantment. Objects taken out of their timelines still function as they did ...


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Captain America COULD be worthy, but in that moment, NOT worthy enough to wield the hammer. When Mjolnir has been wielded by others, it is usually a moment of extreme peril and then the "almost worthy" can level up, temporarily to become "worthy-for-the-moment." Several times in the canon Marvel Universe, Mjolnir has been lifted by Captain America and ...


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It's likely named after Thor's hammer from Norse mythology. Nothing I can find implies it has any relation to the Marvel weapon specifically. Halo has a history of similarly-named armor components. For example: "YGGDRASIL", originally the world tree in Norse Mythology. "GUNGNIR", originally the spear of Odin. "Valkyrie", originally the female warriors of ...


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In the comic Thor #377 (March 1987, written by Walt Simonson), Thor uses Mjolnir to smith a new suit of protective armor.


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No. We should be able to assure the Philoso-raptor, that as long as Magneto was within a gravity well, Mjolnir should be unable to be lifted. The enchantment is supposed to make Mjolnir unable to be lifted or moved by the unworthy. The enchantment should be able to discern if the magnetic force being used is connected to a worthy being. The worthiness ...


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The magic of the hammer makes its weight arbitrary. Consider that weight is the force on an object due to gravity, that means that we have to take into account the mass of the hammer and gravity(a constant). However, the hammer doesn't adhere to physics as we know it. At one moment it can be wielded by Thor, set on a table without breaking the structure, ...


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Last year during Sand Diego Comic Con Joss Whedon did a 45 minute Q and A. In regards to the "Excalibur" scene, a fan asked: “How is Steve Rogers not worthy?” To which Whedon replied with: “Is he not? Are we sure?” Whedon responded, a hint of teasing in his voice. “Did he fail? Or did he stop?” While this isn't a definitive answer to your question,...


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According to Thor Vol. 1 #138, the answer is that as a cane, there is no immovability enchantment on it:


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Technically anyone pre-Thor, so pre-2011, would have been able to wield Mjolnir as the worthiness enchantment was only placed on it then. However, as we only get a very brief glimpse of this time period we don't actually see anyone else wield Mjolnir. Odin: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Thor, Mjolnir's ...


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Odin fully believed Thor was worthy to take his place on the throne as King. It was only once Odin deemed Thor unworthy of being King that he lost the ability to wield Mjolnir. Previously, both myself and KutuluMike argued that Thor's hammer hadn't been enchanted at the beginning of Thor. However, Valorum found this quote from Odin before Thor loses his ...


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Spoilers all for Avengers: Endgame To update as of Avengers: Endgame Captain America is indeed worthy and uses Mjolnir in the battle against Thanos. Thor even says himself, "I knew it." Which implies that during the scene in Age of Ultron that Steve was worthy at that time but chose not to. This was confirmed by Anthony Russo in a Reddit AMA post, ...


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Yes, in Marvel comics and cartoons Thor's hammer can be lifted and wielded by others if Thor is touching it. The trick is that they have to be strong enough to overpower Thor. The Hulk has done this in a recent issue of Avengers Assemble (#4): The same thing happened earlier in the Hulk: Let the Battle Begin one-shot. Finally, there are many, many ...


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I think DampeS8N's answer provides a more thorough explanation, but even assuming that the hammer can't be lifted on Earth by the unworthy simply because it's too "heavy", that somehow the mass of the hammer is felt by anyone who isn't meant to wield it, then the same would apply in space. In space, you may not feel the force of gravity from a large planet, ...


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The Mjölnir is made out of an Asgardian metal named 'uru'


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And assuming you're referring to the nordic Thor instead of the Marvel Thor: Mjölnir could either be a stone hammer (Based on the name), or made from iron when Sindri and Brokkr had a bet with Loki that they could create items more beautiful than those of the Sons of Ivaldi. The last item they created - Sindri puts iron into the forge, and whilst Brokkr is ...


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The enchantment placed on Mjolnir by Odin is as follows: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Thor Quicksilver tries to wield Mjolnir and seeing as he isn't worthy, at least at this moment in time (he probably is later when he sacrifices himself), it starts to fall to the floor and due to how fast both are ...


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No. Canon Earth-616's Mjolnir cannot be moved by brute strength as long as Odin's "worthiness" enchantment functions. It has never been lifted by anyone sentient who was not worthy. It has resisted most versions of the Hulk (exception below), Hyperion, even DC Comics physically strongest hero, Superman (during designated crossovers). In the Marvel Handbook ...


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Mjolnir, as displayed in the Avengers, would probably weigh 50-60 pounds. We are, for the moment, precluding any magical enchantments that make it unliftable, immovable or able to alter its gravitational constant via the power of the Odin-given worthiness enchantments. Its head is twice the size of an ordinary sledgehammer (whose head is slightly smaller ...


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Thor is a celebrity on Earth. Thor (while having a conversation with Loki) is approached by people asking to take pictures with him. Thor disguises Mjolnir as an umbrella because he is trying to stay low key and trying not to be identified as he is looking for Odin. Anyway the reason he disguises Mjolnir is the same reason a celebrity might wear glasses ...


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There are two problems answering this question. One - what is the volume? Two - what form of collapsed matter are we talking about? The difference between the density of a white dwarf and neutronium is 7 orders of magnitude (factor of 10,000,000). So let's assume, for the sake of making it possible to compute a number that the weight of 42.3 pounds was ...


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