#1 Posted by seekquaze (617 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm curious. The two have fought several times that I would like to know if during any of these battles or any other time if Hercules has ever tried to lift Mjolnir. Has it ever been stated if anyone thinks he can? Do you think he can?

#2 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

tried and succeeded, can't say when he did it though, but he has.

#3 Edited by seekquaze (617 posts) - - Show Bio

@dh69: I ask because Hercules rarely if ever shows up on lists of people who have lifted it. Sometimes an instance can be overlooked in a long forgotten issue so to try and confirm it could you please name the circumstances or anything that would help narrow down a location.

#4 Edited by PowerHerc (85105 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen, read and/or own almost every appearance of Marvel's Hercules and quite a lot of Thor comics and related comics, too, but I've never, ever seen Hercules lift (or even try to lift) Thor's hammer (Mjolnir). I don't believe Hercules has lifted or even tried to lift Thor's hammer.

If Hercules truly has lifted of tried to lift Thor's hammer, I would like to know when it happened/in which comic can this be seen. I'd love to see it.

#5 Edited by joshmightbe (24950 posts) - - Show Bio

He's held it several times, hell once Herc and Thor traded places.

#6 Posted by PowerHerc (85105 posts) - - Show Bio

He's held it several times, hell once Herc and Thor traded places.

When Hercules and Thor traded places, Hercules didn't actually have the real Mjolnir. The hammer he wielded was actually his own mace magically disguised as Mjolnir.

#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24950 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: I know I've seen him wield the actual hammer at least twice

#8 Edited by PowerHerc (85105 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: I know I've seen him wield the actual hammer at least twice

Could you let me know where? I'd like to pick up those comics. :)

#9 Posted by joshmightbe (24950 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: They may have both been in Avengers, can't remember the exact issues but I'll look it up

#10 Posted by PowerHerc (85105 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: They may have both been in Avengers, can't remember the exact issues but I'll look it up

Cool.

Please let me know when you find out. Thanks.

#11 Posted by westy206 (719 posts) - - Show Bio

I own a lot of Hercules comics. I have never even seen Hercules attempt it or show any signs of interest in going so.

#12 Edited by JetiiMitra (8718 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm... If he's never shown interest in seeing if he could lift Mjolnir, I'll take that as a sign he is.

Edit: Is worthy, that is.

#13 Posted by seekquaze (617 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran said:

Hmmm... If he's never shown interest in seeing if he could lift Mjolnir, I'll take that as a sign he is.

Forgive me, are you saying you think Hercules is worthy because he has shown no interest in lifting Mjolnir or are you saying that because he has never shown interest he is actually interested in trying to lift the hammer?

#14 Edited by JetiiMitra (8718 posts) - - Show Bio

@seekquaze said:

@mitran said:

Hmmm... If he's never shown interest in seeing if he could lift Mjolnir, I'll take that as a sign he is.

Forgive me, are you saying you think Hercules is worthy because he has shown no interest in lifting Mjolnir or are you saying that because he has never shown interest he is actually interested in trying to lift the hammer?

More along the lines of the former. I should have been much more clear, that sentence doesn't say what I meant. I think that if he doesn't fret about whether he's "worthy," that's a sign of confidence in his own abilities and that's something I think Odin would approve of. Lots of characters have tried to lift Mjolnir and failed, and most of them worried about whether they were worthy or not. The ones that have lifted Mjolnir (to my knowledge) never had that same fear.

#15 Posted by PowerHerc (85105 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran said:

More along the lines of the former. I should have been much more clear, that sentence doesn't say what I meant. I think that if he doesn't fret about whether he's "worthy," that's a sign of confidence in his own abilities and that's something I think Odin would approve of. Lots of characters have tried to lift Mjolnir and failed, and most of them worried about whether they were worthy or not. The ones that have lifted Mjolnir (to my knowledge) never had that same fear.

Good point; people who have lifted Mjolnir weren't concerned about their worthiness to do so. It's prpbable this is a coincidence and not really a factor of worthiness, imo.

#16 Edited by tupiaz (2229 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by joshmightbe (24950 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by tupiaz (2229 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by seekquaze (617 posts) - - Show Bio

We know he did

Would you please cite a story, issue, run, or something because everyone I have asked this has either said Hercules has never lifted it or failed to cite even a story.

#20 Edited by PowerHerc (85105 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz:

I've never seen Hercules lift Mjolnir. If he has, I'd like to know the comic it happened in.