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Subj: This has always bothered me about Thor
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 at 01:00:03 am EST (Viewed 386 times)

The whole worthy enchantment thing that basically states "whosoever is worthy will possess the power of Thor." Back in the day it was pretty cool because it made Thor unique because being worthy to lift and use Mjolnir meant you were the embodiment of righteousness, justice, and performed all self-sacrificing benevolent acts to put others before yourself.

Funny thing is Odin also embodied all of those same traits and qualities but now, as a few posters have pointed out in other posts in this forum, his character has been altered by recent writers over the years turning him from being a noble king into a blood thirty tyrant.

But I digress. The point I want to bring to everyone's attention is Thor's strength. This attribute shouldn't be transferred (at least his full strength) to anyone else who wields Mjolnir. Writers have incorrectly assumed over the years Thor's strength goes hand-in-hand with his powers when anyone gains Thor's abilities. The inscription on the hammer specifically reads: "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor."

You notice it doesn't say the strength of Thor.

I remember back in the day, Thor himself stated on several occasions his strength was a result of his godly birthright and nothing to do with the hammer. Therefore his strength is his alone due to his godly heritage and shouldn't be transferred to anyone else via the inscription.

Do you agree?

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