- A Twitter thread asking which fictional characters could lift Thor’s hammer Mjolnir has gone viral.
- The answers hilariously include both fictional characters and real people.
- Names such as Batman, Steve Irwin, and Brienne of Tarth have popped up in response.
There is simply no doubt that one of the most thrilling moments in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and the history of comic book movies at large, really — was when Captain America finally lifted Thor’s hammer Mjolnir in the final battle against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
Finally paying off a tease from Avengers: Age of Ultron — which saw a legitimately worried God of Thunder watching Steve Rogers get Mjolnir to budge — Cap wielding the mighty Mjolnir has since become one of the truly iconic moments in recent movie history. And yes, because Avengers: Endgame is the second-highest-grossing movie of all time, it certainly deserves that distinction.
Over the holiday weekend, the question of who’s worthy to lift Mjollnir resurfaced, as a Twitter thread asking the question went viral, prompting hilarious responses ranging from Mr. Rogers (not Steve, but Fred) to Samwise the Brave to Superman.
Who is a non Marvel character that you know is worthy of lifting Thor’s hammer?
I’ll start by saying Optimus Prime.
— CP 😎 (@CP316__) December 25, 2021
The real ones already know… pic.twitter.com/NoSvN8GdiA
— Billy Locke (@Billy918Locke) December 26, 2021
— Max MacKenzie (@CrashMK) December 26, 2021
Steve Irwin. pic.twitter.com/0ipl92NjAR
— ElCid (@Mr_Owlg) December 26, 2021
If only one DC character could lift the hammer it would be Superman. pic.twitter.com/HroOuW8g50
— Dwayne The Rock Johnson (@LxckJxw) December 27, 2021
The only person in Westeros. pic.twitter.com/HtRs0y3bCx
— Jeff Stevens (@kuratowa) December 26, 2021
— Kate, wicked bitch of the east (@KateRE2K) December 27, 2021
Why has no one said Robin Williams? pic.twitter.com/g6VUSZxxxh
— Jacob Christensen (@vahyg) December 26, 2021
Some of these are perfect:
Mr. Rogers (Fred)
My addition? pic.twitter.com/0YEUkzPHnV
— John Carbon (@standandfight73) December 26, 2021
— Jackson Publick (@jacksonpublick) December 26, 2021
A few suggestions I’d add are Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise, Neo from The Matrix, Yoda from Star Wars, and Harry Potter from Harry Potter.