Thor + Dark World end credits
Mjolnir belongs to Thor and he has a bond with it that goes way deeper than just weapon and wielder
He talks to it and, as seen in God of Thunder, it can respond (in its own way)
It’s an extension of who he is and he strives to be worthy of it every day
Mjolnir and Thor are important
Very occasionally, when it is needed, a handful of other people have been able to lift Mjolnir
But this is not permanent—Mjolnir will always belong with Thor—nor is it anything other than extremely rare
Your favourite character is great and all, but they can’t lift Mjolnir
LIKE SORRY FOR BEING PISSED OFF THAT THE ONLY FUCKING TIME I SEE PEOPLE DISCUSSING THOR NOWADAYS IS WHEN IT INVOLVES OTHERS PICKING UP MJOLNIR??? SORRY FOR BEING PISSED THAT MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN MARVEL HAS BEEN REDUCED TO THIS BULLSHIT.
ALSO MJOLNIR IS A WEAPON BUT ALSO A TOOL TO BUILD AS IN THOR BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH EVERYONE HE MEETS AND THOR BUILDING UP AND RAISING ASGARD AND THOR BUILDING UP THE MORALE OF THOSE HE LEADS INTO BATTLE AND THOR HELPING PEOPLE REBUILD THEIR LIVES AFTER THE DESTRUCTION AND FRICK IT’S SO FUCKING IMPORTANT. MJOLNIR ISN’T SIMPLY A WORTHINESS MEASURING STICK. FUCK OFF.
Why must your favorite’s worthiness hinge on their ability to pick up and/or use Mjolnir? And why is Mjolnir being used as a cheap prop to measure worthiness now? Can we seriously stop valuing Mjolnir and Thor as its wielder based on its connection to other characters?
It seriously bothers me, especially if we’re picking and choosing bits and pieces of Thor’s universe for its usefulness to other universes. How about we respect Thor and the fact that Mjolnir is his to wield for a reason, instead of drag him into a whole other world just to make a point. A really ridiculous point. Whether or not your favorite can pick up Mjolnir isn’t going to fundamentally change them nor is it going to suddenly prove they’re a good person or what have you.
Thor’s relationship with his weapon is important and tells a lot about his character just as Steve’s shield tells about him and Tony’s suit. Mjolnir is representative not just of something Thor had to earn, but something Thor is now burdened with and that is to protect his world and the people of Midgard (as well as the whole universe). He is constantly having to prove he is a worthy protector, and this is challenged every single day as he needs to balance the needs of Asgard with his desire to protect humans. Those much weaker and more insignificant than him.
And here’s the thing, his worthiness is not only determined by a genuine goodness that resides inside of him, but of what he is expected to be as a future king of Asgard. What he is expected to be is not necessarily what he wants to be, and what he wants to be is at war with what his father expects of him. He has to battle endlessly with his desires as a prince (some of which actually seem to be better for the universe) and what others want. Loki (who he doesn’t want to kill), his father (who has high expectations), the Asgardians, the people of Earth - everyone - wants something different and when he fails one JUST ONE of these his sense of worth plummets despite his ability to still wield Mjolnir.
While Mjolnir is being used as a constant measure of worthiness in various headcanons, to Thor his ability to wield Mjolnir now is still not enough to convince him that he is always doing the right thing. STOP utterly destroying how important this is to his character and stop stealing bits and pieces of his universe to COMPLETELY DEVALUE everything else in favor of proving something about your favorite.
it’d be great if people could stop overlooking and diminishing the uniqueness of thor’s worthiness and his bond with mjolnir in general.
yes, sure, you love your fave character very much and you think they are the best of best, totally worthy, blah blah, well, you can create headcanons about showing that in other ways than, as usual, putting thor’s importance down
of course i can, on some planets slavery is legal, lets go there
no you’re barred to your room for all eternity young man
loki, we talked about this
you can’t //own// me
i’m not saying thor is wearing one of loki’s cloaks
but i’m not not saying that, either
pls love yourself pls love thor