Thor is known to be worthy of the power of Mjolnir. But what about the non-Marvel characters? If we take a look into other cinematic universes, we might find so many wholesome characters who are honorable, noble, full of humility and courage, and possess a warrior’s spirit – the basic prerequisites for lifting Mjolnir.
(P.S: No DC Comics superheroes are on this list to keep it more original.)
Lord Jiraiya – Naruto
Lord Jiraiya dedicated his entire life to protect the Hidden Leaf Village. He gave up his chances of getting together with Tsunade and mentored both Minato and his son Naruto in the art of the Ninja. A warrior though and through, Lord Jiraiya died fighting what he believed in – that no matter how broken and destitute the world looks, there is always hope if you are willing to fight for it. He shares the same views as Naruto – never give up till your lost breath or die fighting.
Samurai Jack – Samurai Jack
Now here’s a warrior who lost everything. Aku took over his lands, killed his people, and threw him far off into the future. There’s one thing a Samurai hates more than death – when someone erases his very legacy. Did that stop him? No. Samurai jack never lost hope. And on more than one occasions, he has shown he is broken inside but he never lets it get to his head. That is Mjolnir worthy stuff right there.
Optimus Prime – Transformers
It takes tremendous amount of willpower to stick to a path of righteousness when your entire race is on the verge of extinction and they look to you for guidance. The Autobots were all but gone, with a few pockets scattered all over the galaxy. Optimus Prime still fights for humanity. He still believes every race, just like his people, deserves as much a chance.
Masterchief – Halo
Masterchief is the protagonist of the cult-classic Halo series. A soldier born and bred in the ashes of a losing war, Masterchief singlehandedly turned the tide of humanity’s war against the Covenant. He is the epitome of humility and courage. A regular Spartan would have turned tail and ran in a situation that Masterchief would call just another Monday. And he always does what he needs to to protect the ones he cares about, even if it means going against orders.
Aang – ATLA
For us, Aang will always be the true Avatar. A child of pure innocence and the human spirit, Aang was destined for greatness not because he was the Avatar, but because he never lost his humanity. Even when Fire Lord Ozai and the Fire Nation killed the Air Nomads, Aang never gave in to his darker side.
Neo – Matrix
Neo is The One, a mantle that can only be assumed by someone who possesses a pure soul. He was never trained as a warrior, having spent most of his life as a measly computer programmer. But when push comes to shove, Neo lets go of his past inhibitions and battles countless foes for what’s right. He later ends up sacrificing his own life to save humanity from the machines. He was all-powerful within the Matrix. he gave that up so that others like him could have a chance.
Forrest Gump – Forrest Gump
For Forrest, life was always like a “box of chocolates”. A pure soul, he dedicated all his life to live it like his mother taught him. Not once did he try and harm anyone else. He had one true love – Jenny. When she died, Forrest took it upon himself to raise her child. When his best friend Bubba died in the Vietnam War right in his arms, Forrest went back to America and started the Bubba-Gump Shrimp Company. What did he do with the millions he made? He gave it to his deceased best friend’s mother. Why did he do it? Because that’s what heroes do.
Toph – ATLA
It’s not easy being a differently abled person and still be considered the most badass woman on the planet. Toph had to be on this list. She is fierce, courageous, and strong – not because she is perfect. It’s because she knows she is lacking but never lets it become an excuse.
Yoda – Star Wars
Of all the characters in Star Wars, the one that will most definitely be worthy is Jedi Master Yoda. A man full of spirit, he is a bastion of the Light Side of the Force. he had power beyond anyone’s imagination. But he never succumbed to the Dark Side. Even during the darkest days of the Empire, he kept a smile on his face and a sense of humor on his lips. And he will kill if it is absolutely necessary like he did in Revenge Of the Sith.
Samwise Gamgee – LOTR
A friend, a warrior, an explorer, a mentor, a guardian – Samwise Gamgee was so many things. Did he ever ask for any recognition or reward? despite all his hardships, Samwise never succumbed to the power of the One Ring. And what did he get for everything he did for Frodo? Just a lifelong friendship was enough. Was it worth it? Samwise would say yes.
Honorable Mentions: All Might, Po, Dobby, Jon Snow, Din Djarin (The Mandalorian)
Bonus: Dom Toretto
We are not even sorry.