The Worthiness Clause: Here Is Why Captain America Is Incapable Of Lifting Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir


In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the enchanted hammer of Thor, Mjolnir has been picked up by three other people apart from Thor. We have seen Odin, Hela and Vision hold that weapon. However, there was a moment when Steve Rogers also came close to picking up Mjolnir. He managed to budge it fractionally, and drew the lines of concern on Thor’s face, but, he failed to lift it completely. What if this was Marvel’s way of suggesting that Captain would be able to wield Mjolnir someday?

Captain America is apparently the most honest superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but, you might say that the incidents of Civil War made him appear not so good to a lot of fans. He fought for his friend and the freedom of the Avengers, but, that led to something else. Civil War proved that even those who are righteous like Steve Rogers might err in their efforts to do the right thing.

All through his life, Captain has not been able to get away from war, other than the moment that he had spent before he was injected with the Super Soldier Serum. Ultron had said about Steve that he is “God’s righteous man who pretends that he could live without a war.” However, the fights invariably find him, instead of him looking for a fight. He has now reconciled with that. He has found his calling in fighting for those who are not able to fight for themselves and their freedom. Therefore, it is not wrong to say that he has a taste for it.

When we talk about wielding Mjolnir, there are various reasons why Steve Rogers might be unworthy. He has always been interested in doing the right stuff. One might say that he is unworthy because he is ignorant of basic things. For example, he doesn’t wear a helmet while riding a bike! Such contempt for traffic rules makes him unworthy, right? On a serious note, someone who is worthy should be able to ensure peace. A real Asgardian ruler has to fight for the right thing, but, he must be at peace in his heart, and that is the only way for him to maintain peace.

This is something Thor had discovered in the original Thor film, and since then, he has battled for the safety of various realms. On the other hand, Steve Rogers is a war veteran. A fight gets him going. His biggest sacrifice ever would be to let go of his superhuman abilities. He might be crazy without them. We don’t imply that he is after fame. He is only a guy willing to make a difference and do the right thing. However, the means to achieve his goals make him indulge in violence.

Rogers did contemplate briefly about living peacefully, but, realizing that there is always going to be someone who might need his help, he won’t be able to stop fighting. That is the dark reason why he could never be worthy. In any case, we love Captain America, and we will relish all scenes of Avengers 4, the last cinematic appearance for the hero before he makes the ultimate sacrifice, and go down defending the universe.

Maybe that would be the moment, just for the sheer will to carry that out, he might, in fact, become worthy. It is expected that the Time Travel scenes would mean that we will go to a time where Mjolnir existed, and some set photos indicate that in his last moments, the Captain might actually pick up the hammer. He might go down after having proven his worthiness.

Frankly, this would be a fantastic and emotional farewell to one of the mightiest Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes. However, it is only a rumor that has the potential of being a spoiler. Overall, to wrap it up, we feel that it would be mind-blowing and crazy to see Captain America wield Mjolnir after the tease witnessed in Avengers: Age of Ultron. We would love to see that. What remains to be seen is whether Joe & Anthony Russo and the writers of the film Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely feel the same or not.

Avengers 4 is scheduled to release on May 3, 2019.


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