From his very first appearance in ‘Journey Into Mystery’, Thor’s hammer has been enscribed with a verse that explains that ANYONE who would be worthy can life the hammer and possess the power of the Thunder God.  The occasions upon which this has happened aren’t really common though, even if you take into account the extended runs of Eric Masterson and Jane Foster, and most importantly, there has been little explanation of what it truly MEANS to be worthy of the power.  Wonder Woman has shown herself to fit the bill, as have Captain America and a couple of others, but with such a vague category, one has to wonder whether the likes of Luke Skywalker would be worthy to heft Mjolnir.  Could Goliath The Gargoyle, or even River Tam?  Indeed, it’s the kind of thing that might spark some today’s judgemental query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) may not know what worthy is, but would be quite entertained to see Randus Duthane wielding the power of Thor, asking: What fictional character who hasn’t already wielded the hammer of Thor would you deem to be worthy to lift Mjolnir?


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  1. Here’s a fun one, how ’bout Ellen Ripley?

    “GET AWAY FROM HER, YOU B*TCH!” …but with thunder/lightning powers and a hammer.

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