|What makes a person worthy to wield the hammer of Thor? Screen cap|
from the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. The clip aired last night
during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scheduled broadcast.
But it does make me wonder what makes a person worthy to lift Mjolnir in the first place? Do you have to be a warrior? Do you have to be pure of heart? Do you have to be willing to kill? Do you have to be honorable? Do you have to be humble? Or is it all of the above? The comics have given us over a dozen characters through the years that share all or some of these traits (and yes, Captain America was one of them).
So here's what I think: the enchantment placed on Thor's hammer that reads: "Whosoever holds this hammer, be he worthy, shall posses the power of Thor" has to do with Odin's will (or perhaps his bias). And since Odin wields the "Odin Force," which is the most powerful magic in existence possessed by the king of all Asgard, I am drawing a strange but inevitable conclusion: if my theory is correct about the Odin Force being ultimately responsible for judging the wielder of the hammer "worthy" then at some point Thor's going to be in big trouble.
|Thor without Mjolnir from a screen capture of the Avenger's Age of Ultron|
trailer. Is Loki responsible because he now wields the Odin Force?