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Quote1 Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Quote2
Mjolnir's enchantment[src]

Mjolnir (literally, "grinder" as in "grindstone", cf. "meal" to "Mjöl") is the enchanted hammer wielded by the Asgardian; Thor, the Norse God of Thunder.[5] The Uru hammer which grants him many of his powers and abilities. Forged by Eitri and the Dwarves of Nidavellir in the heart of a dying star.[6] Mjolnir is enchanted so it can only be wielded by those who are deemed "worthy".[5]



Ages ago, a moon made of Uru was shattered during a battle between two Elder Gods, with one of the pieces eventually crashing to Nidavellir and being claimed by the dwarves.[7] The dwarves bestowed this chunk of Uru to Odin, the recently-crowned All-Father of the Asgardians, as a gift after he saved their realm from an invasion of Trolls. Some time later, an unimaginably powerful cosmic storm called the God Tempest approached Asgard, and Odin battled the storm for many days to defend his kingdom. Once the storm was weakened enough, Odin defeated the God Tempest by trapping it in the chunk of Uru.[6]

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Dwarves forging Mjolnir

From the Uru, Odin ordered the Dwarves of Nidavellir to forge Mjolnir.[8] On the Godmaker forge,[9] the blacksmiths Eitri, Brokk,[10] and Buri[8] needed to use the tremendous heat of a star to get the forge hot enough to manipulate the Uru. The hammer was completed in seventeen weeks.[6] In the process the star exploded and almost took Midgard with it; that event may explain the extinction of the Dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago.[8] After Mjolnir landed on Earth, Odin retrieved it.[11]

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Odin seals Mjolnir after failing to control its power

When Odin first tried to wield Mjolnir, he couldn't control it due to the God Tempest still retaining its power. The hammer devastated Asgard as it flew out of control. Out of spite, Odin cast an enchantment on the hammer to prevent anyone else from wielding it. Despite struggling to control it, Odin wielded Mjolnir during his tenure as a member of the prehistoric Avengers, but after he assumed the throne the hammer was stored away in Asgard's armory, where it sat for untold ages. The God Tempest purportedly died, but its power would remain inside Mjolnir.[11][6]

Although powerful in and of itself, the hammer also received several potent spells from Odin, who slew the Frost Giant Laufey with it.[12]


Much later, Mjolnir was bequeathed to his son Thor, after he proved himself worthy through several trials.[13] With few exceptions, Thor has carried Mjolnir throughout his adventures. Thus, the history of Mjolnir follows that of Thor. Although Asgard was destroyed in Ragnarök, Thor and the hammer, survived.[14]

Modern Age[]

After Nick Fury whispered Thor a revelation that consolidated the God of Thunder's deepest belief, that of Gorr the God-Butcher being right about claiming the gods were selfish and uncaring for mortals, Thor lost his confidence about his godhood and consequently his ability to wield Mjolnir.[15] The hammer laid on the Moon, mostly untouched, where it was eventually lifted by its new wielder,[16] Thor's former lover, Jane Foster.[17] During this time, the inscription of the enchantment changed to "if she be worthy."[16]

During Hydra's takeover of the United States, Jane Foster was separated from the hammer and an alternate evil version of Captain America lifted it to prove the worthiness of his cause.[18] Without his knowledge, Madame Hydra had used a Cosmic Cube shard to alter the hammer's enchantment so it could be lifted by the "strongest" rather than the "worthy." When the real Steve Rogers returned and confronted his evil self, the alterations to Mjolnir had faded away, and the evil Captain America failed to lift the hammer when he tried to. Following the defeat of the evil Captain America, Mjolnir was returned to Jane Foster.[19]

Jane Foster had been fighting cancer even before lifting Mjolnir. Unfortunately for her, all progress from chemotherapy became lost whenever she used Mjolnir to transform into Thor. Since the magical transformation purged all toxins from Jane's body, it did so to the chemotherapy drugs, but left the cancer behind since it was part of her body.[20] Jane attempted to let go of using Mjolnir for the sake of her health, but saw herself forced to return to action to confront the Mangog, even if that meant that she would die if she transformed back one last time.[21] Following an arduous fight, Jane tied the Mangog up with chains originally created to bind the Fenris Wolf, and fastened them to Mjolnir so she could hurl the monster into the Sun. With the Mangog dead and Mjolnir destroyed, Jane returned to her human form and succumbed to her cancer;[22] however, she was successfully revived by the Asgardians and the God Tempest, which had been set free following Mjolnir's destruction. Jane later handed Thor a small piece of Mjolnir she was able to retrieve.[23]

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Mjolnir reforged

Near the end of the War of the Realms, Thor nailed himself to Yggdrasil, which was growing out of the surface of the Sun to gain knowledge on how to rescue his parents from the clutches of Malekith. Thor was forced to sacrifice one of his eyes and the last remaining shard of Mjolnir in his possession to unlock the answers. During the final battle against Malekith, the God Tempest manifested in the Sun, and Thor commanded it from Earth to reforge his weapon. The restored Mjolnir then made landfall at Thor's feet, becoming able to wield it once again upon his realization that the constant struggle to be worthy was itself what made him worthy. Its inscription was also changed to "if they be worthy."[24] However, unbeknownst to Thor, Mangog's dark essence was absorbed by the reforged Mjolnir and melded with that of the God Tempest, giving the hammer sentience.[25]

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Mjolnir as the God of Hammers

Despite becoming worthy again, Thor noticed Mjolnir becoming heavier to lift after becoming Asgard's new All-Father,[26] the will of the hammer deeming him unworthy of wielding it.[25] After performing a test in Broxton, Thor discovered that something had happened to Mjolnir's worthiness enchantment, causing everyone else to become worthy to wield Mjolnir while it became more difficult for him to wield it.[27] Thor eventually deduced that this was because - as king - he was no longer Asgard's lead warrior, and he left the unruly hammer at Avengers Mountain for safekeeping.[28] Manifesting a feminine humanoid avatar from the God Tempest's divine lightning, Mjolnir embarked on a rampage across the Ten Realms; committing a genocide against the dwarves of Nidavellir and annihilating the city of Broxton. When confronted by Thor, Mjolnir's avatar dubbed herself the "God of Hammers" after a prophecy said to bring about Asgard's ruination.[29] Shattering one of Thor's arms, the God of Hammers was stopped from killing him by the intervention of Odin and Sif, who used the Bifrost to transport Mjolnir to the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Mjolnir returned within seconds and broke Odin's spine, revealing to Thor that being "worthy" of Mjolnir had never been about being a noble warrior or true of heart, but having the bloodlust and will to use the hammer for its intended purpose: as a weapon. Sneering that she had grown bored of his speeches and politicking, the God of Hammers revealed that after being reforged she had absorbed the Mangog's dark essence and was consumed by its ineffable rage and hatred.[25] After Odin sacrificed himself to bestow Thor with the entirety of the Power of the All-Father,[30] an enraged Thor teleported the God of Hammers to the forge where Mjolnir was made, the Godmaker. Igniting the forge with the heat of a billion suns, Thor burned the God Tempest's corrupted essence out of the hammer, shattering it in the process.

With Thor lapsing into the Odinsleep for four months, his sister Angela enlisted the Angels of Heven to gather the pieces and restore it, leaving Mjolnir seemingly powerless and covered in glowing golden cracks,[31] and Odin's spirit now inhabiting it as he was unable to rest in Valhalla, due to it being completely empty.[32]

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Thor reforges Mjolnir

During a conflict between Thor and the Hulk, Odin took control of Mjolnir to help Thor.[33] Upon the arrival of Iron Man, who began to fight the Hulk, Thor was transformed into a gamma mutate as a colateral damage of a gargantuan explosion caused by Hulk.[34] As Thor was fighting the Savage Hulk, Banner asked Odin for help. Odin agreed and piloted Mjolnir to Hulk, allowing Banner to regain control of Hulk as well as bestowing the power of Thor to Hulk.[35] Unable to stop Thor even with the help of the Hulk, Odin finally used Mjolnir to completely purge Thor's gamma energy, returning him to normal.[36] After the return of Valhalla, Odin's spirit left Mjolnir to pass to the afterlife guided by the light of Valkyrie's Undrjarn.[37]

Thor eventually used his divine lightning and the All-Power to reforge and fix Mjolnir's cracks, while also making it stronger than ever before.[38] Mjolnir was at the crux of Thor's plan to defeat Toranos. He reformed the Thor Corp from those who had once wielded the hammer (Loki, Storm, Beta Ray Bill, and Jane Foster) and they passed it between themselves so that all of them had the power of Thor at once. This was done to bait Toranos into taking the hammer for himself, and when he did Thor granted him a sense of compassion that left him stricken with guilt.[39]


Mjolnir was crafted from a nugget of Uru, a powerful nigh-invulnerable Asgardian metal.[8] Additional enchantments placed upon it by Odin made it virtually indestructible.[12] It has survived Kang the Conqueror's antimatter screen,[40] heat as extreme as the heart of suns, and blasts powerful enough to destroy planets. Almost nothing is capable of withstanding a blow from Mjolnir, not even the armor of the powerful Celestials.[41] A rare exception is primary adamantium.[42]

In later years, Mjolnir demonstrated to possess remnants of the God Tempest's sentience. Moving on its own,[43] and preventing Odin from lifting it.[16] Mjolnir could even temporarily project a physical form capable of talking, though this power required a great deal of energy and would likely be at least a hundred years before it could be done again.[43] As the "God of Hammers", Mjolnir created a feminine avatar out of divine lightning to wield itself and confront Thor.[1]

Worthiness Enchantment[]

One of the hammer's most notable attributes is its worthiness enchantment. This spell surrounding Mjolnir prevents it from being wielded by anyone save those who have been found worthy. To anyone else, Mjolnir can't be lifted from the ground. Those who are deemed worthy are able to wield Thor's powers and access to the hammer's countless mystical attributes and powers such as manipulation of the fundamental forces of the universes, including the electromagnetic spectrum[44] and gravity.[45]

The enchantment is so powerful that even with the hammer cut in half, it's still in effect.[46] As the true master of Mjolnir, Thor can also will unto others the ability to wield the mystical hammer. Odin himself can also alter the enchantment, allowing somebody the hammer wouldn't naturally deem worthy to use it,[47] or preventing somebody, even Thor, from lifting it.[48] The hammer can be lifted, though its powers not used, in the vacuum of space, where no gravity can keep it down.[49][50] The enchantment can be altered, thus allowing somebody not worthy to wield it, with the use of reality-warping.[19] The enchantment may not be effective in other dimensions, such as Limbo.[51]

Mjolnir and its user share a mystical link that allows the latter to command the hammer. If the wielder's will is strong enough, the hammer can pass through nearly any barrier to reach them should they so choose; Mjolnir will even carve its way through the very center of entire planets to get back to its master.[52] Mjolnir can also transform its user into his civilian guises. When Thor was a civilian, the hammer most often became an old wooden cane. While employing a mortal guise, Thor would transform back into his mortal form if he was separated from Mjolnir for more than sixty seconds.[53]

Powers granted unto its wielder[]

  • Weather Manipulation: Wielding Mjolnir grants its master the ability to control the base elements of a storm, i.e. rain, wind, thunder, lightning and more (although Thor can control them by himself, it seems that Mjolnir boosts his ability of controlling the base elements of a storm). They can create giant raging electrical storms complete with thunder, lightning, hurricane-force winds, tornadoes, blizzards, tidal waves, exploding volcanoes, earthquakes and torrential rains across entire planets at a moment's notice. It can also create any of these phenomena individually. Another aspect of this power allows them to stop any of these weather conditions instantly as well. Its user can create storms on a planetary wide scale or larger if needed, and is not limited to the normal limits of Mother Nature and can go beyond and defy what natural weather can do such as creating rain in space where there is no atmosphere. The ability of Mjolnir's wielder to control and create storms extends to any and all storms as he has been shown to control and create raging temporal storms in time, create Solar Flares, powerful stellar winds in space and so on.
  • Flight: Mjolnir's user is capable of hurling Mjolnir with great force and, by holding onto the leather thong, is capable of flying through the air at tremendous speeds. While in an Earth-like atmosphere, Thor generally flew at roughly the Speed of Sound, roughly 770 miles per hour. Thor could fly so fast that he is invisible to the naked eye.[54] He has been clocked flying at three times the speed of light,[55] and is capable of achieving speeds far greater than that. It has been established that the speed of Thor's hammer transcends both time and space.[56] Mjolnir can also perform complicated maneuvers in the air,[57] and change course in mid-flight at the speed of thought.[58] By spinning Mjolnir at high speeds over his head, Thor has been able to hover in midair.
  • Energy Projection: With Mjolnir, its wielder can project powerful mystical beams of energy. He can even channel energies for stronger energy attacks.
    • God-Blast: Thor is capable of channeling different amounts of his godly energies in combination with the mystical properties of Mjolnir can be channeled through his hammer for a single massive energy beam known as the God-Blast.[41][59] His godly energy is so vast and powerful, that even when reinforced with the Belt of Strength, which should double Mjolnir's fortification and durability, when Thor channeled his godly energies into Mjolnir to destroy the Brain Dome of the mighty Celestial Exitar,[41] the hammer shattered from the amount of power Thor channeled. The God-Blast is so immensely powerful and destructive that it has proven capable of destroying beings as large and as powerful as Galactus, who was forced to flee for his life.[60] Thor can send the God-Blast to the core of Ego the Living Planet and Alter Ego and render both comatose.[61] He used the God-Blast to defeat Surtur and Ymir.[62] Thor used the God-Blast to stop the Juggernaut (Cain Marko) while he was in motion and to push him back, letting fall him in a hole.[63] Thor used the God-Blast to defeat the skymother Majeston Zelia, who absorbed the Odin-Force.[64]
    • Anti-Force: Thor is capable of producing an indescribably powerful blast known as the Anti-Force which is capable of annihilating entire planets.[64] This blast is so powerful that with just a single emission, Thor was capable of putting down and seemingly killing the powerful entity Mangog himself.[65]
    • Thermo-Blast: Thor has the ability to produce a universe shaking Thermo-Blast capable of decimating even entire planets and beings as powerful as Ego the Living Planet.[66]
  • Energy Sensing: Mjolnir can detect practically all types of energy.[67][68][69] It reacts particularly strongly to evil psychic energy,[70] and supernatural energy.[71] Mjolnir can also track down the energy pattern of someone in hiding,[72] detect any Asgardian's aura by their electrons discharge,[73] and can sense and track the energy radiating from mystical objects.[74]
  • Energy Absorption and Redirection: Thor is able to use Mjolnir to absorb any energy blasts directed towards him as means of attack. Once the energy is absorbed, Thor can redirect it back amplified many times over towards the source and/or use it as a weapon of his own. Thor has used Mjolnir to reflect the vast and hazardous amounts of energy being emitted by the biological weapon implanted within the Wasp's body by the Skrulls back at her while all of Earth's other super humans were helpless. Thor used Mjolnir to absorb Ultron's entire energy source, the Silver Surfer's Power Cosmic,[75] Sky-Walker's Cosmic Tempest,[76] radioactive energy,[77] magnetism[78] such as Magneto's personal magnetic field,[79] and a portion of Pangoria's planetary magnetic field. Mjolnir's ability to absorb energy is so powerful he managed to absorb, contain and redirect the entire energy of the Null Bomb, which was powerful enough to destroy the entire galaxy,[80] absorb mystical energies, such as Pluto's mystic flame.[81] He was even able to absorb a portion of the mystical energies from every god pantheon on Earth,[82] and absorbed the electromagnetic energies of the Celestial Mother-ship.[83]
  • Teleportation: By grasping Mjolnir by the leather thong and rapidly swirling it, Thor can channel energies for the purpose of Wormholes through means of a vortex[84] and in this vortex time has no meaning, which means he and others can pass through it to their destinations instantaneously.[85] He can open gateways which allow him to travel across locations no matter how great the distance within moments or even across entire dimensions, as he does when he travels from Asgard to Earth and vice-versa.[86][87] Thor has used Mjolnir to rip the fabric of the universe to send Surtur and Ymir to the Death Dimension[62] and send an entire population to Limbo,[88] Thor can also use Mjolnir to travel through portals anywhere within the same dimension.[89]
  • Matter Manipulation: By spinning Mjolnir in a precise manner at cyclotronic speeds, Thor can manipulate matter from a molecular level to a vast scale, which allows him to create other configurations and even allows him to transmute the elements themselves. This ability was evident when he transmuted the Absorbing Man's wood and iron body to the gas helium.[71]
  • Nether World Power: Thor can use Mjolnir to tap into the power of the Nether Worlds (dark dimensions).[90]
  • Cosmic Energy: Mjolnir allows Thor to produce and control Cosmic Energy to an unknown limit for a variety of purposes.[91]
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum Manipulation: Thor was able to absorb and manipulate the electromagnetic energies of the Celestial Mothership.[83]
  • Invisibility and Intangibility: Thor can turn himself or others, using Mjolnir, completely intangible and/or invisible.[92] An offshoot of this ability is that Thor can use Mjolnir to completely disrupt the phasing abilities of super humans such as the Vision, Shadowcat etc.[93]
  • Event Recall: Thor can use Mjolnir to recall past events.[94]
  • Transmigration of Souls: Thor's hammer has the ability to manipulate souls.[95]
  • Life Force Absorption: Thor used this ability on the super villain the Presence, who was forced to surrender to prevent himself from being reduced to a lifeless husk.[96]
  • Illusion Detection: Mjolnir can distinguish images, holograms, and different illusions from reality: Thor once commanded the hammer to strike the demon lord Mephisto, who was hiding among false images of himself.[97]
  • Interdimensional Messaging: Thor can used Mjolnir to send psychic messages between the nine realms.
  • Transformation: When Thor was living on Earth under his mortal guise, he could use Mjolnir to transfer from his Donald Blake persona into Thor and vice versa. Thor loses this ability when Odin permanently separates the two personas. The transformation returns after Odin's death and Ragnarök restore Donald Blake to existence, allowing him to draw Thor back to Earth from the void once he finds the hammer, but for a time the two share an existence where they are distinct individuals who nevertheless have a similar memory.
  • Immunity to Other Forces: Even without activating the powers of Mjolnir, Thor's hammer, enchanted by Odin, is impervious to nearly all forms of change, as he himself claimed that no power in the universe but the All-Father's could affect Mjolnir, shown when Amora's magical efforts during her first confrontation with Thor to change it into a deadly serpent availed her naught.
  • Allspeak: Thanks to the Allspeak, the wielder of Mjolnir can communicate with and be understood by all races.
  • Compassion: After becoming the Allfather and inheriting control of the enchantment, Thor gave Toranos "the power to hold the storm back," forcing a sense of morality on his foe.[39]

Alternate Reality Versions

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Mjolnir (Earth-1610) from Ultimate Power Vol 1 5 0001Ultimate Mjolnir In Earth-1610, Thor has multiple hammers which carry the name Mjolnir, and he can wield whichever he deems fit. His original hammer was forged by Odin and carried with it a piece of Asgard so that even if Ragnarök ever took place, Asgard could be reborn. This hammer shares the same powers as the classic version of the hammer, but can also teleport objects and people of a vast quantity and does not have the worthiness restriction, allowing anyone to use it. When Ragnarök inevitably occurred, Thor was reborn on Earth as a human being named Thorlief Goleman and eventually worked for the E.D.I. as a test subject for their Bio-Mech Suit, which came with an axe-hammer hybrid. At Thor's suggestion, the hammer actually housed the battery which powers the suit.[107] Thor became a super-powered humanitarian, using the suit as his source of his powers since he was no longer a god.[108] Through Loki's deceit, Thor was stripped of the harness and hammer, rendering him powerless. Odin was eventually reborn, and thus Thor would regain his godhood. Odin then gave Thor a second version of Mjolnir that resembled the Earth-made axe-hammer.[109]

During a brief battle with an Alternate Universe, Mjolnir was taken by Hyperion and used against Thor. Hyperion, thinking Thor beaten, simply dropped the hammer as he no longer needed it.[110]

Thor eventually went back to wielding his original Asgardian hammer. After the Ultimates battled Ultron and Magneto, Thor lost his hammer to Magneto, who was able to manipulate it because iron was used in its construction.[111] Magneto then wielded it as a sign of power while he caused a flood which killed many inhabitants of New York. Thor sacrificed himself to Valhalla in order to save the life of Valkyrie. When the remaining heroes defeated and killed Magneto, Valkyrie became the new wielder of Mjolnir.[112] Eventually the Defenders managed to steal it from her and deliver it to their master, Loki. Loki then used Mjolnir to transport his Troll Army from Asgard to New York in a plot to bring Thor back from Valhalla. Thor inevitably returned when Loki murdered Valkyrie, and she took his place in Valhalla. Thor once again wielded Mjolnir and the heroes were able to defeat Loki.[113]

Shortly thereafter, Gregory Stark attempted to cause unrest in Korea. When he was confronted by the Ultimates, he managed to take Mjolnir from Thor and use it to subdue him as well as Captain America, before slamming the ground with it causing a massive shock wave which stunned everyone within range. Thor managed to regain Mjolnir and killed Gregory with a lightning bolt.[114]

When the Children of Tomorrow slaughtered the Asgardians and initiated a second Ragnarök, Thor hid his son Modi, in the Room with No Doors along with Mjolnir, in hopes that his son may one day emerge and restore Asgard to its former glory.[115]

With Yggdrasil drained of the Odinforce, Thor has become mortal again. When Tony Stark returned an enhanced version of Thor's former power harness, he once again wielded a similar Axe-Hammer that was given to him by the E.D.I.[116] This newest version of Mjolnir is "fully compatible with all Iron Man power sources".[117] Though the hammer shares all the powers of his magical hammer, Thor still feels like he has become less than what he was.[118]

Thor's son Modi, corrupted by the World Tree returned to earth with the Uru Mjolnir in a quest to establish his kingdom on Earth. When Thor slew his son in combat, the Thunder god continued to use the Stark Model of Mjolnir as well as the linking bio-suit.[119]

After the clash of Earth-1610 and Earth-616 destroyed the Multiverse due to the Incursions,[120] Battleworld was formed from the remnants of the destroyed realities.[121] Thor was recreated on it, joining the Thor Corps, with his axe-hammer hybrid Mjolnir now fully Asgardian and with a worthiness enchantment.[122]

After the destruction of Battleworld, Mjolnir was capable of surviving, finding its way to the rebirthed Earth-616, landing in the ruined City of Asgard.[123] After learning about the Mjolnir from the Unseen, Thor of Earth-616 went to Asgard in an attempt to retrieve it[124] after becoming unworthy of wielding his reality's Mjolnir.[125] However, Thor was captured by the Collector and brought aboard his ship. The Collector told Thor that he wanted to wield the Mjolnir, but it had killed anyone who attempted to lift it with the exception of the Collector himself, though the Collector was still unable to budge it. This had forced the Collector to take the entire City of Asgard in order to bring the hammer with him.[126] Thor and the Collector weren't the only ones after the hammer, though. The Mad Titan Thanos sent his minions Proxima Midnight and Black Swan to help a unknown cloaked individual retrieve the hammer as a tribute in order to curry Thanos' favor.[127]

A fight eventually ensued between the three sides over the future ownership of the hammer.[128] Thor ended the feud when he activated the hammer's teleportation power to transport himself, the City of Asgard, and his allies away. Feeling unworthy of the hammer, Thor chose to leave the hammer in the City of Asgard so no other villain could abuse its power. Days later,[15] Volstagg appeared and claimed the hammer for himself, proclaiming that the Nine Realms needed a new kind of Thor and he would become that Thor, namely the War Thor.[129]

The hammer gave Volstagg incredible power, but it also caused him to become uncontrollable with rage and lashed out at anyone he perceived as an enemy, even allies and innocent civilians.[130] Thor (Jane Foster) eventually convinced Volstagg to let go of his anger and give up being the War Thor. Volstagg gave up the hammer, and the Odinson ordered the hammer to return to the Old City of Asgard where it belonged. The hammer obeyed and went back to Old Asgard in the Asgard-realm.[131]

Odinson left his goat Toothgnasher in charge of guarding the hammer so it didn't corrupt anyone else. The hammer later changed its mind about being separated from Volstagg and made its way to Asgardia where Volstagg was. It was once again able to tempt Volstagg with its power, transforming him back into the War Thor. Volstagg flew off with the hammer and traveled through the Ten Realms while wondering what his next move should be. After being ambushed by Toothgnasher, Volstagg landed in the old city of Asgard and almost came to blows with Toothgnasher, but they unexpectedly encountered the monster Mangog. Mangog killed Toothgnasher and proclaimed that he would bring the ultimate judgment upon the Asgardians. Volstagg refused to let that happen and prepared to do battle with Mangog.[132]

Volstagg was no match for Mangog, though, and was brutally beaten down. The Mjolnir of the Ultimate Universe ended up destroyed by Mangog.[133] An alternate version of the hammer reappeared in its home reality at some point.[134]

During the War of the Realms, Jane Foster picked up the smoldered remains of the hammer and managed to transform into her Thor form once again, though she struggled to prevent the hammer from causing her become uncontrollable with anger like it did to Volstagg. She aided Thor and his past and future selves in rescuing Odin and Frigga who were being held captive by Malekith. When the hammer was about to fall apart, Jane used the last of its power to destroy one of Laufey's eyes. When the hammer returned to Jane, it fell apart, but its pieces then merged together to become a golden vambrace that attached itself to Jane's arm.[24]
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Thor Odinson (Earth-2149) and Norrin Radd (Earth-2149) from Marvel Zombies Vol 1 3 0001 On Earth-2149, Mjolnir is wielded by a zombified Thor. In this reality, Thor is no longer worthy to lift Mjolnir (presumably for being a zombie) and thus has adopted a replacement hammer, made of unknown materials. Marvel Zombies #3
Thor Vol 2 59 On Earth-3459, Mjolnir is in the possession of a boy called D.J., the Thor of this reality is either missing or is a schizophrenic man called Harry Wilson. In this reality the handle is not wrapped in leather (ending in a loop), but ends with a short chain. Thor (Vol. 2) #59
Thor Odinson (Earth-3488) from Ultimate Avengers The Movie 0001 On Earth-3488, Mjolnir is wielded by Thor. In this reality, which based on the Ultimate Universe, Thor and his hammer visually resemble the Ultimate version of Thor. Hulk is able to pick the hammer up, although with great effort, leaving the viewer uncertain if this hammer is of Earthly or Asgardian origin. He is able to revive a near-dead Tony Stark with the hammer.
Thor Odinson (Earth-4162) from Exiles Vol 1 52 0001 On Earth-4162, Mjolnir is wielded by Thor. In this reality the head of Mjolnir is curved. Exiles #52
Thor Odinson (Earth-5113) from Defenders Vol 3 4 0001 On Earth-5113, Mjolnir is wielded by Thor. In this reality its appearance is corrupted by Dormammu, with singular spikes at the hammer's end-sides. Defenders (Vol. 3) #4
Mjolnir from Ultimate Universe Vol 1 1 001 Earth-6160 was reshaped to the image of The Maker of Earth-1610. He put Loki on the throne of Asgard and imprisoned Thor, leaving Mjolnir in the throne room.[135] After the arrival of Iron Lad and Doom, Thor was released and Mjolnir was recovered, using it to defeat his guards. Thor used Mjolnir to summon the Bifrost to escape Asgard and later to travel to Latveria.[136] Ultimate Invasion #2
Mjolnir from Darkseid vs. Galactus The Hunger Vol 1 1 001 On Earth-7642, Thor's hammer had a similar look as its New Earth counterpart. The top was mostly flat with two buttons on the raised portion. It was destroyed with the rest of GodWorld. Following Thor's reincarnation, the remade hammer resembled the Earth-616 hammer. Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger #1
Sore (Earth-9047) from What The--?! Vol 1 5 001 On Earth-9047, Sore's hammer is alternatively known as Mjhtwpnor and Mlarry. What The--?! #1
Mjolnir from Hulk Future Imperfect Vol 1 2 001 On Earth-9200, Mjolnir is wielded by Thor. In this reality Mjolnir looks more like a club. It has also been shown to be wielded by Rick Jones, who was deemed worthy for unspecified actions that he had committed in his past. Hulk: Future Imperfect #1
Mjolnir (Earth-9602) from Thorion of the New Asgods Vol 1 1 0001 On Earth-9602, which is an amalgamation of Earth-616 and the DC Universe's New Earth, Mjolnir is wielded by Thorion. In this reality, Mjolnir's head is cylindrical in shape instead of rectangular, giving it a more mace-like appearance with a slight extension on either side. It also possesses the unbreakable leather strap. Thorion of the New Asgods #1
Thor Odinson (Earth-9907) from A-Next Vol 1 11 0001 In Earth-9907, Mjolnir was a mallet made of black uru. A-Next #11
Mjolnir from Thor Vol 1 499 001 On Earth-10190, Mjolnir is one of the most powerful weapons in existence, especially in the hands of a violent berserker like Thor, who uses it to kill indiscriminately. Thor #499
Thor Odinson (Earth-11124) from Fear Itself Fearsome Four Vol 1 4 001 In Earth-11124, Thor was killed in an unspecified struggle. A graveyard housing the heroes who dies in the struggle was built around the spot Mjolnir rest. A-Next #11
Balder Odinson (Earth-13068) from Captain Marvel Vol 5 8 0001 In Earth-13068, Mjolnir's hilt very long and skinny. Captain Marvel (Vol. 5) #8
Mjolnir from Dark Avengers Vol 1 184 001 Thor's clone Ragnarok obtained Mjolnir from Earth-13584 after traveling there with the Dark Avengers. Dark Avengers #190
Mjolnir from Marvel Disk Wars The Avengers Season 1 2 001 On Earth-14042, Mjolnir is the weapon of Thor. One of the most powerful weapons there is, Thor treats it as a partner in battle. It can be thrown and recalled, destroy concrete and other solid structures easily, and is used as the focus for Thor's Lightning Strike attack. Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers
Thor Odinson (Earth-616) from New Avengers Vol 3 27 001 On Earth-14325, Mjolnir has the same capabilities as usual, but can only be lifted by the "unworthy," rather than the "worthy." Avengers (Vol. 5) #25
Mjolnir from Avengers of the Wastelands Vol 1 1 001 In Earth-21923, Mjolnir shared the same history of its counterpart of Earth-807128, until Dani Cage was deemed worthy of it and became the new Thor. Dead Man Logan #11
Earth-22020 from Marvel Universe Millennial Visions Vol 1 1 001 In Earth-22020, Odin took away Mjolnir from Thor and gave each of the Avengers their own hammer to further discipline Thor. Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions #1
Mjolnir from What If? Thor Vol 1 1 001 In Earth-22260, the Frost Giants won their war against the Asgardians. They proceeded to destroy Asgard. Years later, Mjolnir was seen amongst Asgard's ruins. What If? Thor #1
Thor Odinson (Earth-37072) from Exiles Vol 1 56 0001 On Earth-37072, Mjolnir is wielded by Thor. In this reality, its appearance is that of a mallet, with a long handle. Exiles #56
Mjolnir from What If? Vol 1 39 001 On Earth-83600, Mjolnir, representing Thor's link with his Asgard home, was stripped away by Crom and buried deep within the bowels of the earth. The mystic hammer was then retrieved by Thoth-Amon's winged messenger and used by the black sorcerer to wreak havoc in the Hyborian kingdoms. In Stygia, after the fight with Thoth-Amon, a dying Thor gave the mystic hammer to Conan, begging him to offer it to Crom, as a symbol of love that deities of a later age will share with benevolent mankind. The Cimmerian swore to do his bidding and ascended Crom's grey mound with Mjolnir. What If? #39
Thor Odinson (Earth-97161) and Tanngrisnir (Earth-97161) from Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Vol 1 1 001 On Earth-97161, a sliver of Mjolnir was tapped off by Toothgnasher. This sliver became Frogjolnir. Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #1
Thor's Hammer On Earth-199999, Thor has been entrusted with the mighty hammer Mjolnir, which was forged in the heart of a dying star. When Thor was banished to Earth, Odin placed the worthiness enchantment on it and thus the hammer's use became restricted to the worthy, leaving even the Hulk unable to lift it from the ground. The enchantment is represented by the appearance of a Celtic trefoil knot on the side of the hammer's head. At Thor's initial banishment, he himself was unable to wield the hammer or access his powers until he had proven himself worthy of it. The hammer was found by S.H.I.E.L.D.,[137] deemed as an 0-8-4,[138] and studied. Once Thor had proven his worth, Mjolnir itself returned to him of its own accord and his powers were restored, though he required the hammer to achieve his full strength.[137] Although indestructible and with unmatched power, the hammer has proven unable to break Captain America's shield due to its vibranium composition. Thor has taken advantage of the hammer's worthiness enchantment at least once, setting it on top of Loki's chest to pin him to the ground.[139] Thor and the other Avengers later played a 'game' where the rest of the team attempted and failed to lift it from the table where Thor had placed it, with only Steve Rogers able to make it move slightly, even if he couldn't pick it up. The worthiness enchantment later helped the Avengers confirm that they could trust the Vision to aid them against Ultron when the Vision managed to lift the hammer where all of them had failed to do so.[140] While seeking his father after Loki banished him from Asgard, Thor confronted his sister Hela for the first time, only for her to destroy Mjolnir in their confrontation. Later discoveries revealed that Hela had been the first wielder of Mjolnir in her role as Odin's executioner before Odin banished her out of fear of her power, although Thor later learned that he was able to channel the powers of Mjolnir without his hammer.[141] Years later, Mjolnir reforged itself for Jane Foster, transforming her into the Mighty Thor. It was able to stave off her stage 4 cancer, but weakened her mortal form's ability to stave the cancer off every time she harnessed the hammer's abilities. After she finally succumbed to her cancer, Thor reclaimed the hammer.[142] Thor
(April 21, 2011)
Mjolnir from The Incredible Hulk Returns 0001 On Earth-400005, during an expedition to Norway, Donald Blake, a former student of David Banner, came into possession of a hammer-ax in which there resided the soul of a Viking warrior prince who was condemned by Odin to live in a catatonic state of living deadman until he will not be redeemed from his life of arrogance and his desire to love wars. Screaming the name "Odin!" while gripping the hammer, Thor, the Viking warrior prince materialized. The Incredible Hulk Returns
(May 22, 1988)
Las Vegas from Wolverine Vol 3 67 001 In Earth-807128, Thor was killed in Las Vegas and the city was renamed Hammer Falls to commemorate the event. Most of the tourists who visit come to pray for the heroes to return at the spot Thor last dropped Mjolnir. Wolverine (Vol. 3) #67
Earth-961212 from Timeslip Collection Vol 1 1 001 On Earth-961212, Mjolnir itself, is not magical, but the blows it strikes are. Giant in nature, few can lift it purely because of the weight. When thunder is heard, it is Thor's hammer striking a foe. Timeslip Collection #1
Thor (Earth-TRN161) from UltraForce Vol 2 ∞ 0001 In Earth-TRN161, Mjolnir is a norse pickaxe. UltraForce (Vol. 2) #∞
Thor Odinson (Earth-TRN562) from Marvel Avengers Academy 010 On Earth-TRN562, Loki briefly transformed Thor into Deconsecrator, a Thor resdegin by Winter Soldier. The hammer became silver, had spikes added to the ends, and the engravement had been glossed over. The hilt was recolored black and the strap was turned grey with spikes on it. Marvel Avengers Academy
Mjolnir from Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again Vol 1 1 001 In Earth-TRN664, a brainwashed Deadpool used Medusa's decapitated head to turn Thor and Mjolnir into stone. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #1
Mjolnir (Earth-TRN666) fromThanos Vol 2 16 001 In Earth-TRN666, Mjolnir was wielded by King Thor until King Thanos killed him in his quest to please Death. After millenia, Mjolnir was reclaimed by The Fallen One who used it to fight King Thanos, his younger self, and the Rider. Eventually, Norrin was defeated and killed by King Thanos using Mjolnir's handle. Thanos (Vol. 2) #14
Thor Odinson (Earth-199999) and Mjolnir (Earth-TRN733) from Avengers Endgame 001 In Earth-TRN733, Mjolnir was temporarily borrowed by the Thor Odinson of Earth-199999. In battle with the Thanos of Earth-TRN734, the Captain America of Earth-199999 was deemed worthy of Mjolnir. Following Thanos's defeat, Rogers returned Mjolnir to its home reality. Avengers: Endgame
Mjolnir (Earth-TRN1046) from New Avengers (ES) Vol 1 27 001 In Earth-TRN1046, Mjolnir has an engraving saying "Made in Valhalla." New Avengers (ES) #27
Wade Wilson (Earth-Unknown) from Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Vol 1 4 0005 In an Unknown Reality, Deadpool wielded Mjolnir. As a result, the button on top had his logo on it. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #4
Thor Odinson (Earth-TRN1049) from Rogers The Musical 001 On Earth-TRN1049, Thor wielded a hammer when he joined the Avengers and fought his adopted brother Loki Rogers: The Musical
Thor Odinson (Noir) (Earth-TRN562) from Marvel Avengers Academy 005 In an Unknown Reality, Thor grew up during the Great Depression in New York City. His hammer seems to reflect this. Marvel Avengers Academy


Although an incredibly powerful weapon, Mjolnir is not indestructible. It has been damaged several times over the years:

  • The hammer was shattered by Thor in Thor (Vol. 6) #23 in order to purge it of the God Tempest's corrupted essence. Angela collected the shards and restored it with the help of the Angels, leaving it covered in glowing golden cracks. In Thor Annual (Vol. 6) #1, Thor used the Allpower to fully repair Mjolnir and removed the cracks.

Others Deemed Worthy to Wield Mjolnir[]

Earth-616 reality[]

Alternate Realities[]

Mjolnir's Duplicates[]

Thor's sacred uru hammer has been duplicated with varying degrees of success over the years:


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