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Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

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 ...
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Why was Thor worthy to lift Mjolnir?

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 ...
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Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

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 ...
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Why does Mjolnir fall down in Age of Ultron but not in Endgame?

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: ...
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How is Captain America able to expertly wield a weapon he had never used before in Endgame?

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Part of the power of Thor is use of Thor’s hammer. It’s not that Captain America knows or even needs to know Norse war ...
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How is Captain America able to expertly wield a weapon he had never used before in Endgame?

In the Earth-616 (comics) canon, it's been indicated that Captain America can master new techniques and weapons in a matter of seconds or minutes. I don't think it's been confirmed that this ...
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Was Mjolnir ever used for building something?

There are certainly a few 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 He also uses ...
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What is the prop for Thor's hammer (Mjölnir) made of?

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, ...
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Was Mjolnir ever used for building something?

Vision. In Avengers: 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 ...
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In the MCU, why does Mjölnir retain its enchantments after Ragnarok?

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 ...
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Why did Odin cast Mjolnir to Earth?

It was indeed a “test” for Thor to see if he would become worthy and so worthy to rule Asgard and return. We get a hint at this later on when Odin is talking to Frigga about it. Frigga: You can bring ...
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Is Halo's MJOLNIR armor related to Thor's hammer Mjölnir?

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. ...
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Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

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 ...
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Was Mjolnir ever used for building something?

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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Does Captain America purposely avoid picking up Thor's Hammer in Avengers 2?

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: “...
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Why was Thor worthy to lift Mjolnir?

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 ...
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Can anyone lift Mjolnir when it is disguised?

According to Thor Vol. 1 #138, the answer is that as a cane, there is no immovability enchantment on it:
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Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

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." ...
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How many people can lift Thor's hammer?

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 ...
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Why did Odin cast Mjolnir to Earth?

According to the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel's Thor, Odin tossed Mjolnir to Earth after Thor, so that it'd be available to him when he'd learned humility. Declaring Thor ...
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Canonically, can Mjölnir be lifted by brute strength?

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 ...
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Why does Mjolnir fall down in Age of Ultron but not in Endgame?

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 ...
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Was Mjolnir ever used for building something?

It was used to rebuild Asgard. In a comic from 2004, Asgard was destroyed. Then in a truly wonderful sequence from a comic in 2007, Thor rebuilt the city of Asgard in Oklahoma by waving Mjolnir ...
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Why did Thor make Mjolnir look like an umbrella?

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 ...
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Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

The Russo brothers recently revealed that they interpreted the scene in that he could always lift it but just chose not to as we see in this answer by @galacticninja. GeneralBenKenobi: Could Cap ...
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In the MCU, why does Mjölnir retain its enchantments after Ragnarok?

You are starting from an assumption which has no basis anywhere in canon. What has some basis in canon is a line said by Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War: Doctor Stephen Strange: It's a ...
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How could Thor's hammer Mjölnir be forged in the heart of a dying star?

You're misreading the passage. The blacksmith Eitri and his assistants Brok and Buri used the core of a dying star as the heat source to "forge a mold with which he birthed Mjolnir". This "heart" (...
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Do the shards of Mjölnir have the same enchantment as Mjölnir?

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Unknown The shards of Mjolnir as shown in Thor: Ragnarok have not been recovered or followed up on, either in theatrical films, short films, or tie-in comics. Marvel Comics: ...
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