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Wait ..wait...Why *wouldn't* Tony Stark be "worthy" to pick up Mjolnir? He's saved the earth countless times...sacrificed himself  (almost) ?

to stop the alien Invasion in Avengers,   by deflecting the Nuclear device into space....and nearly dying in the process......saved  countless other people and other Avengers, with his powers.......mentored Spiderman and built him an awesome new cool suit........free of charge, one presumes......he invented TIME TRAVEL for Gods sake.... so what makes him so unworthy?  What does a guy have to DO, to become worthy?  I mean,  geeshhhh.-----

Update:

Tony was not a warrior?  What do you call fighting off an alien  invasion?  He fought as hard as any of them. 

Update 2:

It can't because he's not of Earth........so is Capt. America and Vision, and they both lifted the Hammer.    and why was Vision so worthy ?  what the hell did he ever do? 

Update 3:

Thanks folks......good answers,  sorry  I can only pick one. 

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago
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    Maybe in his final moment, when he performed the snap, he would have been worthy. But up to that point -- the point where he put the entire universe before himself -- he'd been a raging narcissist. Even though he'd nearly sacrificed himself by flying the nuke into the wormhole in the first Avengers film, that near-death moment didn't humble him. In fact, it only made him more narcissistic, making him believe only he could save the planet -- and then he went on to nearly destroy it by creating Ultron.

    The enchantment Odin placed on Mjolnir wasn't just about the wielder being heroic. Lots of people are heroic. But to be truly selfless is a difficult thing to do. Cap had that selflessness in him before he even became Cap (truly, it's exactly that selflessness that made Erskine pick Steve for the Super Soldier program) but he still wasn't fully worthy until after he'd owned up to knowing, but not telling, that Bucky had killed Stark's father. Thor found that selflessness after his banishment to earth. But Stark never had it --  not until the instant he had the Infinity Stones and snapped his fingers.

    As for Vision, I didn't think he should have been able to lift Mjolnir. I get Joss Whedon's logic for it -- Vision, having been newly born, has no sins on his soul and has been programmed to put humanity first, so he's technically selfless. But it's not by choice or life experience. He didn't "earn," for lack of a better word, the worthiness to lift Mjolnir. IMO, anyway.

  • 1 month ago

    By the films themselves being worthy meant being pure of heart. Captain America jiggled it a little and Vision was an innocent so they were closest .

    Stark was by no means pure of anything.

    One annoying part of the last film was when Thanos actually caught the hammer and tried to kill thor with it.

  • 2 months ago

    The 'worthy' spell was cast by Odin.  So the definition of 'worthy' is in the subjective view of Odin.  He did so because his son was arrogant at the time.  So humility is a major part of being 'worthy'.  Thor learned humility and that made him worthy.  Well, so Marvel would claim.  Humility doesn't mean lack of confidence though, so someone like Banner who doesn't value his own worth wouldn't be able to lift it.

    Tony lack humility.  Cap is one of the few people both completely confident, yet also extremely humble.  Hence why he budged it.  Then, after going on the lam after Civil War, he was humble just that bit extra that made him worthy so he could wield Mjolnir in Endgame.

  • 2 months ago

    He was too selfish. 

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  • Steve
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Tony Stark is of Earth. Mjolnir is not. That is likely enough reason right there. Not that Loki would be worthy of Mjolnir. To be worthy of Mjolnir, Id think youd have to be of the same planet and same ilk as Thor. 

  • 2 months ago

    The exact conditions for the hammer are arbitrary at best.

    One constant seems to be that the wielder has to be a noble warrior at heart, which wouldn't fit Tony as he viewed himself as a scientist, despite his actions as a superhero.

  • Mrs H
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Good question,  Weasel. Maybe some of his motives in other things? 

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