Prior to Thor becoming unworthy, Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer. During this time (Yeah, I'm old) the worthiness enchantment was still there... it just made it so nobody else could use Thor's weapon (the Marvel writers had a thing for keeping heroes and their gimmicks unique in the beginning... for example, Wolverine was originally going to have claws just in his gloves, but they decided against it because then anybody who wore the gloves could be Wolverine, they reasoned) but the more important one was an enchantment which turned Thor back into Donald Blake (the lame doctor) if he lost contact with his hammer for at least 60 seconds. I think sometime in the 80s he lost that enchantment... Odin transferred it to Beta Ray Bill's hammer so that he could transform back into his human form. Related: Thor Comics Show What MCU Jane Foster Should've Been. He later backed off when he realized Female Thor was worthy enough to handle the responsibilities. In 'Thor,' the Norse god was seemingly reduced to something akin to a regular man when he lost Mjolnir. At that time, there was no enchantment casted on Mjolnir yet. During the Civil War story arc, Jane took Captain America's side and joined in assisting the Secret Avengers. In the climactic finale, Mjolnir returned and Thor Odinson picked it up to become a powerful god once more. That is why Thor trumps Female Thor without the hammer he still holds the power of Thor because he is Thor. Thor appointed Jane as the Midgard representative in the Congress of the Worlds. That’s one of the big questions driving the book. When Odinson asks what he must do to become worthy, she replies that... No hammer in all the heavens can make you a better god. A one-stop shop for all things video games. The Russos confirmed that Steve was worthy of wielding Mjolnir as of Age of Ultron, but didn't because he didn't want to offend Thor. When Jane picked up Mjolnir, she instantly transformed and gained Thor's powers. During ComicBook.com‘s Quarantine Watch Party of Avengers: Endgame, writing duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America trilogy, Infinity War and Endgame) were asked if the always noble Captain America was able to lift the hammer back in Age of Ultron.Markus replied that at the time, Cap wasn’t truly worthy just yet. Throughout Thor's history in Marvel Comics, Jane Foster remained a supporting character. After he was equipped with the Destoyer's armor, Cul targeted Female Thor. One of the biggest mysteries in the Marvel Universe is finally answered in The Unworthy Thor #5. Follow me on Instagram. The fact that she gets to write about The Office regularly is like a dream come true. Follow me on Instagram. It is something for which even a god must never stop striving. Unfortunately for Jane, each time she transformed into Female Thor, there were adverse effects to her health. Only the heart that beats in your chest can do that. In Thor Vol. Here's how she became worthy enough to wield Mjolnir in Marvel Comics. She eventually became a doctor and married Dr. Keith Kincaid. But in the next scene where it shows the Avengers getting ready for battle Thor is able to pick his hammer up. Press J to jump to the feed. Full article here. When he is worthy again he will lift the hammer and gain his power back. Crashing down upon the moon, Thor could no longer lift his hammer. This at least suggests that something had to change in Thor himself before he became worthy. Thor was no longer worthy. That is honestly the most worthy thing that Cap could have done. Then he gets a subliminal message from Odin to take a trip to Norway, gets trapped in a cave or something, knocks his walking stick on the boulder, and he turns into Thor and escapes, and he can use the hammer again. We are all unworthy.” Thor Odinson remained unworthy while Jane Foster took up Mjolnir’s hammer and became Thor. Thor is the fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's like Ask Science, but for all universes other than our own. 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During the transformation process, the hammer purged all toxins from her body, including the radiation treatment for her cancer. After Loki drops Thor out of the helicarrier Thor lands in a field and drops his hammer. By tapping his cane on the ground, the frail doctor transformed into a muscular guy blessed with the power of Thor - but DID NOT become Thor himself. Many years and many dragons and ultimately a particularly unpleasant showdown with...well, 'tis a story for another time. I fear this hammer, because every morning when I wake...I never know if I will be able to lift it again... Freyja says that worthiness is not in good deeds themselves, though. What did he to to uplift his status and become worthy the first time? Then he walks over to his hammer and holds out his hand but the hammer stays on the ground instead of flying into his hand like it does every other time in the movie. – yarpyarp Apr 28 '19 at 18:20 I am assuming this question is asking how did Thor became worthy to wield Mjolnir right at the start of the movie “Thor” He wasn’t. Jul 25, 2019 - #RememberThor ----- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Fernando072295 Let's talk ! ----- Instagram: Fernando072295 Jane's transformation into the Goddess of Thunder will occur in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. Advertisement. Cap couldn't lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he may have become worthy in the interim. Let me get you a napkin. Portman's involvement in Thor: Love and Thunder was confirmed at Marvel Studios' panel during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. In Marvel Comics history, it’s a … She refused to take part in any kind of magical treatments and instead took a chance with chemotherapy. He was not, however, worthy. It took me many years to be worthy of Mjolnir. I just read God Butcher/God Bomb and I liked the stuff with young Thor before he was worthy to lift Mjolnir. Female Thor ignored Doctor Strange's warning and transformed a final time when the fate of the Asgardians was in danger. Jane found herself stuck in a love triangle with Blake and Thor, not realizing that they were the same man: Blake was Thor's mortal host. How he becomes Thor again? Odinson dropped the hammer, unable to pick it up again, no matter how hard he tried. She later fought during the Secret Wars comic book storyline and served as a member of the Avengers. When the Avengers battled Nick Fury, the man whispered something in Thor's ear, causing him to become unworthy of Mjolnir. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Jane Foster will become Female Thor in 2021's Thor: Love and Thunder. Jane's new identity as Female Thor also greatly transformed her physical appearance; every time she lifted the hammer, Mjolnir increased her strength and gifted her a helmet with long blonde hair and a costume that stood as a female equivalent to Thor's iconic look. [Marvel] How did Thor become worthy of Mjolnir in the first place? She bravely sacrificed Mjolnir and herself to stop the attack. Jane's identity as Female Thor remained a secret to Asgard and the rest of the world. She loves binging a new series and watching movies ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to hidden indie gems. We know that Thor can be injured while using the hammer due to the events in Age of Ultron and Thor 2. Shortly after, Jane went through a number of life changes, including her notable stint as Female Thor. The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. While Tony did it as a way to one-up Thor, Steve did it to take part in the fun, knew he could do it, but for the sake of others chose not to push it. It was released in 2011. The film by Taika Waititi serves as the fourth solo Thor installment, with Natalie Portman reprising her role as Jane Foster after appearing in Thor and Thor: Dark World as an astrophysicist and eventual love interest for Thor. Related: What Thor 4 Could Mean For Chris Hemsworth's Role In Guardians Of The Galaxy 3. It was just a magic hammer. I seem to recall Thor's mom saying part of Thor's worthiness is how he doubts each morning that he CAN lift the hammer. (It’s a fairly common mistake, thinking that Mjolnir is so heavy that only the very… Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Next: SDCC 2019 Marvel News: Every Single MCU Reveal From Comic-Con. While unworthy, Thor would confront Malekith again only to lose his left arm to the Dark Elf and replace it with a metal prosthetic. Odinson dropped the hammer, unable to pick it up again, no matter how hard he tried. Is this how he becomes worthy? I’d say he’s not completely worthy yet. As Frost Giants unleashed a ferocious attack on Earth, a dark figure bent down and picked up the hammer as it called to her—a woman, and the only name she would give was Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Foster coincidentally remained as a senator in the Congress of Worlds to avoid suspicion with her alter-ego. I was reading through Thor's fight against Apocalypse in Uncanny Avengers, and a couple of Thor one-shots and I couldn't help but wonder how he matured into the Thor of the Avengers. How Did Jane Foster Become Thor? Thor was no longer worthy. Thor immediately became unworthy of wielding the power of Mjolnir. Portman also appeared in Avengers: Endgame via archive footage during Thor and Rocket's time travel mission to retrieve the Reality Stone housed in Jane's body. Female Thor jumped right into the action, getting in the middle of the tension between Malekith the Accursed and the Frost Giants. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Odinson finally learned of Female Thor's identity and was heartbroken to learn it was Jane. Then again if they wanted Thor trashed by a purple purse using Telatubby it would happen. Thor.". He advised her to stop transforming into Female Thor as the next time could kill her. Thor gave his blessing to Female Thor, relinquishing his name and his hammer. Through the hammer, Female Thor had the power of flight as well as interdimensional transportation. The Unworthy Thor Humility and Worthiness By Armond Boudreaux ***Major Spoilers follow for The Unworthy Thor. Even though she was married to another man, Jane continued her involvement in the life of Thor and his various conflicts. *** “I’ll bet the Hulk could lift Thor’s hammer.” My oldest son said this several years ago when I first introduced him to superheroes. Avengers: Endgame once again raises the question of who else besides Thor can use Mjolnir, a magically heavy hammer that can summon lightning. An exact moment that he becomes worthy is just pure speculation if thats your ? When Kara's not busy writing, you can find her doing yoga or hanging out with Gritty. ----- Instagram: Fernando072295 Odinson called upon Freyja and an army of women to assist Female Thor in Cul's attack. In Search of Worthiness Your question has some assumption splashed on it. Thor later took Jane to Asgard where she was granted immortality, but Odin later stripped her of those powers believing she wasn't courageous enough to harness them and sent her back to Earth with no recollection of her time on Asgard. I just read God Butcher/God Bomb and I liked the stuff with young Thor before he was worthy to lift Mjolnir. The worthiness enchantment still stays tho so that writers have an excuse to deny most people the ability to use the hammer... unless they change their minds. After graduating college, writing began as a part-time hobby for Kara but it quickly turned into a career. When Jane lifted Mjolnir as Female Thor, she acquired all of Thor's superhero powers. Her favorite Avenger is Thor and her favorite Disney princess is Leia Organa. In the MCU, Jane Foster will be transformed into Female Thor during Thor: Love and Thunder. She was additionally able to manipulate electricity and weather. During the events in the Original Sin storyline in 2014, Nick Fury, with the powers of the Watcher, whispered something to Thor that caused him to lose the ability to use the Mjolnir, making way for another worthy character that soon took the name (and powers) of Thor: Jane Foster. She asked Heimdall to take her to the hammer's location so he transported her to the Moon. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the AskScienceFiction community. Related: Thor Is Now Marvel’s Longest-Running Franchise. In early Thor stories from the 60's, "Thor" was very clearly Donald Blake with superpowers. When Jane took the Thor moniker, she also took on the superhero's relentless fight for the greater good. In the comics, as I remember it, the worthiness enchantment wasn't there originally. I tried to update Thor and put him into a superhero costume, but he was still Thor." Not all the abilities were positive. As for how Cap is worthy at all just watch Thor 1 where Thor has to learn a lesson Cap always knew. She also has a soft spot for horror ever since she started watching it at too young of an age. If you're asking when he is worthy. Jane Foster might be known as one of Thor's love interests in Marvel Comics but she eventually took on the mantle as Female Thor. Then Odin decided Thor needed to learn some humility, erased his memory, sent him to earth under a new identity... and Thor worked there as a doctor for ten years. From then on, he went by the name Odinson. I created Thor at Marvel because I was forever enamored of legends, which is why I knew about Balder, Heimdall, and Odin. We do know that Thor has his godly powers when he isn't wielding the hammer after he is deemed worthy again. Before joining Screen Rant, Kara served as a contributor for Movie Pilot and had work published on The Mary Sue and Reel Honey. He later backed off when he realized Female Thor was worthy enough to handle the responsibilities. It was during that conflict when Thor found his successor and demanded that she return the hammer. When Thor is deemed unworthy, Odin strips him of his power and enchants it to Mjolnir. Odin also tried to retrieve the hammer by using his brother Cul Borson, the God of Fear. Art from The Mighty Thor #5, by Russell Dauterman. The helpful drugs were subsequently emitted so Jane's conditioned worsened as cancer spread throughout her body. Jane Foster has been part of the Thor comic books since the 1960s. It made me wonder though, is this ever discussed in the comics, how Thor did eventually become worthy to lift the hammer? As Frost Giants unleashed a ferocious attack on Earth, a dark figure bent down and picked up the hammer as it called to her—a woman, and the only name she would give was Thor, Goddess of Thunder. It's between serum to AoT scene. But how did Jane become worthy enough to wield Mjolnir? How the Odinson Got His Groove Back During a massive battle against Mangog that left Asgard in ruins, Jane Foster defeated the creature by tethering him to Mjolnir and flinging the hammer with the beast still attached deep into the sun, destroying both. Jane's first comic book appearance occurred in 1962 with Journey into Mystery #84 as a nurse for Dr. Donald Blake. I also have a hard time to believe that Odin's tear can bring someone back from so far away. It was during that conflict when Thor found his successor and demanded that she return the hammer. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. CBR annotates Jason Aaron & Russell Dauterman's big debut issue, which calls upon five decades of Marvel's dense mythology to tell its tale. Spoilers ahead! Thor gave his blessing to Female Thor, relinquishing his name and … It made me wonder though, is this ever discussed in the comics, how Thor did eventually become worthy to lift the hammer? From time to time, she dives into the world's most popular franchises but Kara primarily focuses on evergreen topics. He and Odin took Jane's lifeless body to safety and managed to revive her. Now in the scene he did "transform" into Thor, however, Loki and the Destroy's behaviors seem to be strong indicators that Thor actually was dead. She eventually sought help from Doctor Strange, one of the few people who knew her true identity. So is the story of how he first became worthy not actually ever told in the comics, just alluded to? Odinson was able to wield the hammer again and Jane convinced him to take back the Thor mantle as she continued to focus on her chemotherapy. We use a [Watsonian point of view](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Watsonian_vs._Doylist), versus Doylist. Jun 29, 2019 - #RememberThor ----- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Fernando072295 Let's talk ! It would be a cool story but I can see why they might want to leave it up to the imagination. We do not know that the enchantment is everlasting. In a 1984 interview Kirby said "I did a version of Thor for D.C. in the fifties before I did him for Marvel. 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