Vision was probably the most surprising being who proved easily capable of lifting and wielding Thor's hammer. An android originally built by Ultron as a "perfect vision" of his evolved form, Vision was made from Vibranium stolen from Wakanda in the Cradle designed by Dr. Helen Cho, given thought by the artificial intelligence of J.A.R.V.I.S. with a mixture of memory engrams from Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Ultron, and he was powered by the Mind Stone.
Thor used Mjolnir's lightning to bring Vision to life in Age of Ultron and in the debate that followed about whether Vision was a new enemy to the Avengers or not, the android picked up Mjolnir and handed it back to Thor, which deemed him worthy of Thor and the other heroes' trust. In the Battle of Sokovia, Vision not only used Mjolnir against the Ultron drones, but he also remarked that the hammer was "terribly well-balanced", to which Thor replied, "Well, if there's too much weight, you lose power on the swing."
You would think that of any human alive, Steve Rogers would be the one Thor's hammer would deem worthy to lift it and Mjolnir agreed ever so slightly. Of course, for years, Captain America carried his own iconic weapon, his Vibranium shield that often worked in tandem with Thor's hammer to create combination vibration attacks. However, at the Avengers' party in Age of Ultron, it was time for Steve Rogers to test his worthiness and the Super Soldier tried his very best to lift Mjolnir. The fact that the hammer actually budged just a tiny bit visibly disturbed Thor, but he was soon relieved that his own worthiness as the only Avenger who could lift Mjolnir was reaffirmed - until Vision came along.
A Coat Hook
At the end of Age of Ultron, Thor, Steve Rogers, and Tony Stark joked around about lifting Thor's hammer and argued whether an elevator could lift it. Thor didn't mention that months before, an ordinary household item was somehow worthy enough to lift Mjolnir: in Thor: The Dark World, Thor politely hung his hammer on a coat hook when he entered Jane Foster's London flat. This was one of the lowkey funniest moments in Thor 2, not just because Thor thoughtfully displayed human etiquette during his first time visiting his girlfriend's apartment but also because the coat hook didn't immediately break and send Mjolnir crashing into the floor. Therefore, a coat hook proved worthy of lifting Mjolnir!
Could Groot Lift Thor's Hammer?
Would Groot have been worthy to lift Mjolnir? Thor's hammer was long destroyed by the time the God of Thunder hooked up with the Guardians of the Galaxy and led Rocket and Groot to Nidavellir to forge Stormbreaker in Avengers: Infinity War. The handle of the Thanos-killing magic ax is actually made from the wood of Groot's own arm and the teenage tree had no problem lifting Stormbreaker. However, Stormbreaker has no enchantment placed upon it about worthiness so likely anyone could wield it. Mjolnir didn't think Steve Rogers was worthy but maybe it would have chosen the pure-hearted Groot (despite his rebellious potty mouth).
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