May 12, 2012

30 Days of Marvel, Day 12: Favorite Weapon

Mjolnir. In fact this artifact of lore has been getting lots of talk in my Dungeons and Dragons group recently, mostly with the question of who all has been able to pick up the mighty hammer. Here was the most comprehensive list of wielders I could find:

  • Odin
  • Thor
  • Beta Ray Bill
  • Bor
  • Captain America
  • Buri
  • Thunderstrike
  • Red Norvell
  • Awesome Andy

What gets really fun though is when you start looking at alternate universe wielders. Fun members of that club include Superman, Wonder Woman, Loki, Rogue, Hulk and Conan the Barbarian. It has always been a matter of beaming pride with Thor wielding the hammer, because the hammer chooses who can wield it based on their character and morals. Because he was seeped in darkness at the time, there have been points where Thor himself couldn't even pick up Mjolnir. The hammer is not only a weapon, but it is a judge of moral center. A worthy weapon for any warrior.