When Captain America lifts Mjolnir it becomes one of the most freakingly happy points of the entire Avengers: Endgame movie. That is the moment everyone was waiting for ever since the release of Age of Ultron. Why did it only happen in the endgame, though? Read the entire space below to know the answer to this question.
Captain America was, is, and will always remain the wisest and selfless of all the Avengers. This statement is accurate, and we know this for a fact when he puts himself in danger to save Bucky or when he let Peggy go (though it changes with the time travel in Endgame) or when he was just Steve Rogers and threw himself over the grenade bomb to save everyone.
The reason Captain America lifts Mjolnir is his selfless deeds and pure heart. Above all, Steve Rogers is a worthy human, making the thing much more sensible. Anyhow, we have tracked a timeline of the events that led to this cinematic moment in the marvel universe.
Being a true marvel fan from heart, we know you won’t want to miss all the details behind this heartwarming moment. So put your caps on and get ready to scroll down the article and know all the reasons that made Captain America lift Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir.
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“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor,” reads the inscription on Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. The hammer will respect and go to the person who is worthy to lift it and not the one which is substantial or is a God. This inscription proves that Steve is indeed a worthy soul who can summon Mjolnir.
#1 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Let’s make a quick jump first to the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. This is the film where it all started. Remember the scene that came after the opening credits where everyone celebrated Skovia with Tony Stark’s lavish party and drinks. Natasha and Hulk were busy in some light-hearted flirting, and Cap was usual in his decorum chatting with his fellas, and some gorgeous ladies surrounded the ever charismatic Thor.
Then came the after-party scene where everyone was sitting around the big white couch, having drinks and celebrating their victory. Suddenly Tony Stark gets up and places a bet that he can lift Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. He goes and tries to lift but fails. So, he goes for some extra help while the others also try to lift Mjolnir. To everyone’s surprise, even Hulk could not do it. When Cap proceeds to do the same, he can move the hammer quickly, but he doesn’t lift it.
That is the first event where fans can see that he is capable, but everyone thinks maybe he drops the plan to lift Mjolnir when he feels Thor may be disappointed. He let go of the opportunity for the sake of Thor’s happiness. That’s the Captain America we all love and adore.
#2 Captain America: Civil War
I know there is no scene in this movie where Captain America lifts Mjolnir. However, there is an important scene that makes sense why he can do the same in Avengers: Endgame.
Remember how in the ending of the film Captain America: Civil War, Steve gets honest with Tony about the death of his parents. The moment in which Cap decides to tell Tony that Bucky was the one who killed his parents and that it wasn’t an accident. That lie that Cap had kept keeping Bucky safe was the one behind his guilt. Once he opened up about it, he became utterly worthy to lift the hammer.
We are not claiming that he was the legit reason behind him not lifting Mjolnir previously, but this can be of the alternate reasons to him not lifting the hammer. After this event, we can finally see the glorifying moment in the last Avengers movie Endgame.
#3 Avengers: Endgame
Before we begin to discuss the highly anticipated moment, remember how we thought all the plans of seeing Cap wielding Mjolnir went south when Hella destroyed it in Thor Ragnarok. However, this nightmare never saw the day of light because of the time travel sequence in Avengers Endgame. Thor goes back to Asgard to retrieve his hammer and delights in joy when he finds that he is still worthy.
Now, flash forward to the moment that we all have been waiting for. The one where Captain America summons the lightning and the thunder and then Mjolnir comes whooshing through the air directly into Cap’s hand. Legit chills! The holy freaking divine moment in the whole of Marvel Cinematic Universe finally happens how Cap takes the hammer and starts bashing the mad Titan Thanos’s face right away with it. How satisfying it is to witness Thanos getting beaten like shit by Steve Rogers, our selfless Captain America.
Here you have the complete summary of events that lead to the moment where Captain America lifts Mjolnir. How easily Cap wields the hammer shows that he may have made wrong decisions in his life, but that hasn’t made him weak. Instead, those decisions have only made him do selfless deeds that, in turn, made him worthy of lifting the hammer.