Why Banner Is Worthy of Mjolnir

Indestructible Hulk picking up Mjolnir?

This is something that has been bothering me for a long time. people claim, that Hulk should not be worthy of Mjolnir, but i'm here to say, that some of the incarnations are worthy, because they have proven themselves over and over again. Now i know that thor Fans will disagree with me, But there are characters that SHOULD in fact be able to lift Mjolnir. Here are The following characteristics In order to lift Mjolnir:

  • Nobility
  • Bravery
  • Honor
  • Power
  • Must have a Good understanding of heroism
  • must Not shy away from killing if needed to
  • and as i've noticed a bit f arrogance does not interfere with being able to lift Mjolnir.

In the preview of Indestructible Hulk 7, written by mark waid, we see that Thors Hammer is lifted by The hulk, and the reaction is amazing, and i can understand that, because the SAVAGE hulk , should not be able to lift Mjolnir or be able to overcome odins enchantment, because despite being a hero at heart, he isn't exactly that similar to thor, but what about banner? and what about the other hulk incarnations? thats what i want to discuss right now.

But to do that, i'd like to Go over on the other hulk incarnations as well. the grey hulk should never be able to lift thors hammer due to the fact that he is a childish a$$, no seriously, i love joe but he is simply a jerk, just for the hell of it. As for prof hulk, he seems more likely to do something like this but again, he is radically different from thor so i doubt that he of all people should be able do this task.

And i can go on how different hulks might react to this situation, would they be able to do it or not, but it does not matter, because when we are discussing the hulk, there is ALWAYS one factor, who never seems to change. now i doubt that it's not really that hard for you to figure out who i am referring too, but here i'll say it: there are many hulks, numerous incarnations, which we have come to love over the years, but we have to remember , that without banner, there is no hulk.

banners personality over the years have changed, at one point of his life, he would not have been worthy, because he didn't accept himself as the engine of destruction that he is. But now, banner is different, he is even willing to kill people who deserve it, but he does not do a thing to innocent people, which has been demonstrated in the following examples:

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see what i mean? look at the fact that he simply cannot harm children , but put him against someone like wolverine, doom or leader, and this is what we will get...

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Banner Vs doom. lets analyze this, how much guts would it take to do something like that, and it's fun to mention right now that banner did not HAVE THE hulk at this moment, kind of increases how awesome he is doesn't it? yup, it does.

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Banner is the strongest there is! yes, exactly, Banner is Stronger than Hulk morally, he is will, and this isn't the first time banner has faced his inner demons, he does this type of things all the time. in fact, YOU! thats right YOU! are not giving Bruce enough credit, i mean, imagine a scrawny little guy being in charge of one of the most powerful beings in THE marvel universe, someone who has faced guys like thor, galaxy master, and so one. and this isn't the first time Bruce has done something like this , he One-shotted both hulk and grey hulk in his mind , during the merging story which eventually let to the creation of prof hulk. and he has repeatedly faced monsters like the Devil hulk. is he not worthy? fine, then lets move on

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you see this? this is what i am talking about, but i also mentioned that banner will sacrifice himself when needed too, and he will also kill people if they have wronged him to often, and here are the scans tor prove this.

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Banner was going to kill leader , but he was interrupted, and then he proceeded by volunteering to sacrifice himself by absorbing gamma radiation, these are two qualities of a worrier , and despite the fact that banner IS not physically a worrier he is one mentally, because he had to fight foes form all sides , which gave him nerves of steel.

ALSO, note that WWH was the closest hulk to banners personality, therefore i can safely apply his heroic deeds to banner, Though it would seem that Prof was the closets to banner, it was implied at the end of greg paks run that he that Banner and WWH had been the same person, who just couldn't accept each other.

World war hulk, even though he was 100% sure that his whole planet died because of the Humans, did not execute them, he wanted to punish the Illuminati, that was his goal, justice, and he showed that he was the bigger person. He also took a beating from Zues for his family, a beating that nearly cost him his life. He also saved people in his fight with skaar, because he didn't want innocent people to get hurt, but when he faces villains who are not innocent, here is what happens:

destroying a planet in the dark dimension

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and what makes banner more willing do things hulk won't?? behold

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bet you'd never expect that did ya? yes, banner is willing to do things even the hulk can't do, it's banners mental pain that gives the hulk his limitless source of power, without Banner, there is No hulk.


Now lets look at Banners new personality. He is cheerful, motivated and has found focus in his life, he is more dedicated, and has accepted the hulk. Now what does that give us? it gives us a banner who finely took control over his life and become a worrier full time, meaning that instead of repressing his inner worrier , he is going along with it, and he is giving him a direction, so i think banners new change in personality will be the REASON to why he is able to lift Mjolnir.

ALSO, lets not forget that Banner has gotten his grubby little hands on some URU metal ( which is what Thors Hammer is made of, and no, i mean the one which shoots thunder and creates wind) , which could possibly hint why he could accomplish this feat.

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if we consider that fact that one of the 8th smartest man on the planet is trying to accomplished something wit the help of his VERY intelligent assistants , i might place my bet on the fact that they might get what they want.

And even before his change of heart banner had always been a fighter, he never gave up. If banner per say had been the whip everyone thought him to be , he would have given in to the Hulks power, and he would have just simply gave himself up to the army, where they would have done god knows what. but Banner never gave up, he always fought for control, and he never rolled over to the army, so why people think he isn't a Worrier is beyond me.

Anyways, my point is that if we consider some things, banner is worthy of Mjolnir, he has risked his life for others and has faced both mental and physical threats, not to mention the fact that he is at constant war with himself, but it probably won't be because banner is WORTHY, no, there will be some catch, so stop cplaining please, and just say it with me " Smash at thee!" come on! you can do it!