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Since only those who are worthy are able to lift Mjolnir (as established in Avengers 1 and 2), why couldn't Thor or Captain America in Avengers: Endgame just put Mjolnir down on a part of Thanos (e.g. hand, foot, chest), preventing him from moving?

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    Because that requires having him staying still first?
    – Jenayah
    Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 15:56
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    However, in the Battle on Titan in Avengers: Infinity War, Spiderman, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Drax, and Mantis had him bound and at their mercies even with four of the six stones. Surely they could have done so again with him having none of the stones and Thor sneaking up and dropping the hammer on him :D
    – noblerare
    Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 19:12
  • "the Space Stone grants the wielder absolute control over space itself. It is primarily used to open portals to other locations and can even allow interdimensional travel." – marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com
    – Mazura
    Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 1:34

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Thanos is never incapacitated long enough

During the fight with Captain America and Thor, Thanos is either on the attack or is never down long enough for Mjolnir to be placed anywhere.

Even when Captain America calls down lightning and floors Thanos for a second. At this point Cap attempts to (ahem) hammer Thanos by bringing Mjolnir down on his chest but Thanos just rolls out of the way.

Basically, you can't put Mjolnir down on someone and hold them unless they are already down.

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  • However, in the Battle on Titan in Avengers: Infinity War, Spiderman, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Drax, and Mantis had him bound and at their mercies even with four of the six stones. Surely they could have done so again with him having none of the stones and Thor sneaking up and dropping the hammer on him :D
    – noblerare
    Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 19:12
  • @noblerare thanos was alone on Titan fighting several opponants and was somewhat complacent about them, thinking himself too strong with the stones, Endgame thanos was not complacent at all, and was fighting against only 2, there is also the power object to consider, the same with Guns in real life, someone with a powerful weapon puts their strength in that weapon so thanos protected the gauntlet more than he probably should, thus allowing the opening, whereas Endgame Thanos didn't have that effectiing him Commented Jun 3, 2019 at 8:53
  • “Basically, you can't put Mjolnir down on someone and hold them unless they are already down”. That is not true. At the beginning of “Thor Ragnorok” Thor was fighting the dragon creature. The dragon was standing with Thor in its mouth. Thor dropped his hammer in the dragons mouth and the dragon fell to the ground, it was not down until Thor dropped the hammer. Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 4:06
  • So why didn't he do the same thing to Thanos?
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 8:16
  • @noblerare: Don't forget that Endgame Thanos is not Infinity War Thanos. He's shown to be more brutal and less... however you'd describe post-snap retirement Thanos.
    – Flater
    Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 0:00

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