In the comics it is written on Mjolnir that "whosoever is worthy to wield the hammer will have the power of Thor". If so who in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is really worthy of gaining the hammer and should Thor be defeated to lose the worthiness?

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    are you asking who do we know is worthy, or who do we think is worthy? The second option is off-topic here.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 14:46
  • Who do we know is worthy is my question.
    – Supriya S
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 14:49
  • A better question might be to ask why some characters that should be worthy are not. Lady Sif - why can't she lift it? She seems pretty worthy, what's wrong with her? Heimdall? He's pretty worthy, why not him? These are characters that are 100% out and out good guys, completely honorable and heroic in everything they do.
    – JK.
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 22:41

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So far, on-screen, there are only two-ish people, that have been shown to be worthy to wield Mjolnir.

  • Thor, obviously, is the primary wielder, and has been since he restored his worthiness in Thor
  • The Vision was shown to be worthy to wield it in Age of Ultron, picking the hammer up with ease. There's debate over if this counts, since he's technically a robot, but he's able to use the hammer as a weapon so it's close enough.
  • There was a hint in Age of Ultron that Steve Rogers might be worthy; he managed to shift Mjolnir in place -- something no one else could do, and something that worried Thor -- but ultimately didn't actually lift it.

In the comics, there's a whole list of people (see, e.g. this scifi.SE question) who were worthy at one time or another, but so far we've seen no evidence that any of those people will be capable of wielding Mjolnir in the MCU.

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