“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
This is the inscription on Thor’s hammer. Thor has been a favorite of mine since I first saw him in Silver Surfer #4. Many people have wielded Thor’s Hammer. Of them Beta Ray Bill was my favorite with Superman a close second.
As Wonder Woman said, “worthy is awfully subjective”. And in the world of comic books, so is “he”. My new favorite character who may be able to lift Mjolnir is Baymax.
Baymax perfectly violates the worthiness enchantment in so many ways. “He” is an android, which removes the “whoever” and “he” clauses. Thanks to Hiro’s chip, he is a warrior and willing to kill. Both under the influence of Hiro’s chip AND under his original programming by Tadashi. He specifically asks Hiro if killing Callaghan would make things better after refusing Hiro’s combat chip. Tadashi programming also makes him honorable, selfless and humble.
I really would love to see Baymax with Mjolnir.