A new meme shows how Thor could have defeated Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War if he had Mjolnir. Thor's magical hammer has been seen in every movie with the character except for Infinity War, where Thor was forced to forge a new weapon - Stormbreaker.
Mjolnir was first seen in the post-credits scene for Iron Man 2, which was used to get people excited for the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The abilities of the magical hammer were further explained in Thor and the following movies in the MCU. Thor could summon the weapon at will, use it to fly, or even use it to generate clothing/armor. The hammer could also only be lifted by those who were "worthy", which was an ongoing joke in the MCU, as well as a benefit for Thor. The hammer was, unfortunately, destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok after Thor's sister Hela not only stopped the hammer in mid-air, but destroyed it with her bare hands as well. Thor was, then, forced to create a new ax to battle Thanos, which was effective, but not as effective as Mjolnir could have been.
Posted on Reddit, user toosiewillson shows just how Thor could have ended the battle between Thanos and saved billions of lives, just with a little help from Mjolnir. The Reddit user created a meme using stills from Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Infinity War, and a photoshopped image of Thanos' hand - or what appears to be Patrick Star's - inside the Infinity Gauntlet, being held down by Mjolnir. This, theoretically, could have worked, since only those who are worthy can lift Thor's hammer and since Thanos wouldn't have been able to snap his fingers.
Thor has used this technique of dropping his hammer on enemies a number of times. Thor once laid Mjolnir on top of Loki during their battle on the Bifrost Bridge and has even dropped his hammer inside the mouth of Surtur's dragon, causing it to crash to the ground. Thor's Stormbreaker may be heavy and powerful, but it lacks this ability since it doesn't require worthiness like Mjolnir.
Many fans have thought of other ways the Avengers could have beat Thanos. Some detail a plan where the whole Avengers team assembled on Wakanda or even one where Hawkeye would have saved the day. There are many legitimate fan theories as to how the team could have defeated the Mad Titan in Avengers: Infinity War, but Thor using Mjolnir could have been the easiest and quickest way if he still had his hammer.
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