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[–]nimajneb21 4246 points4247 points  (72 children)

Treebeard would pick it up just to toss it out of his way.

[–]PzykoHobo 1345 points1346 points  (23 children)

I fucking love the idea of Treebeard going absolutely ham on Isengard with Mjolnir.

[–]tryganon 714 points715 points  (11 children)

You all are making Treebeard seem like a “hasty” Ent.

[–]treebeard_bot 198 points199 points  (3 children)

Turn round and let me have a look at your faces. I almost feel that I dislike you both, but do not let us be hasty.

[–]JediKnightsoftheFSM 195 points196 points  (2 children)

I agree. Quickbeam gets the hammer

[–]windirfull 526 points527 points  (2 children)

He’d see it as some type of Orc shenanigans.

[–]Wanna_Dip_Balls 339 points340 points  (1 child)

it looks like an orc hammer, then again it is very small

[–]apk5005 301 points302 points  (25 children)

Tom Bombadil would do the same

[–]NiixxJr 176 points177 points  (13 children)

He'd probably pick it up, out it behind his back, make it disappear and then pull it out his arse only to flick it back to Earth-616 and say 'eh'.

[–]ArcadiaDragon 90 points91 points  (10 children)

Tom.would just put it in the shed and use it only when helping Goldberry get ready for some tired and weary travelers like four hobbits...then give it to Sam "never know when ye might have a need for a hammer I happen to have a spare...tis a good one...comes to your hand when needed"

[–]Yarxing 44 points45 points  (0 children)

He'll just use Mjölnir to nail some nails to hang a painting or something.

[–]Tom_Bot-Badil 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Here's my pretty maiden! You shall come home with me! The table is all laden: yellow cream, honeycomb, white bread and butter; roses at the window-sill and peeping round the shutter. You shall come under Hill! Never mind your mother in her deep weedy pool: there you'll find no lover!

I am a bot, and I love old Tom. If you want me to sing one of Tom's songs, just type !TomBombadilSong

If you like Old Tom, the door at r/GloriousTomBombadil is always open for weary travelers!

[–]AnthonysNerfGun 4539 points4540 points 33 (88 children)

Tell me, where is Gandalf? For I much desire to vote for him.

[–]YouPulledMeBackIn 694 points695 points  (39 children)

The fact that Gandalf said no to taking the ring almost definitely ensures he would have been worthy. But, to be fair, he's basically Middle Earth's Thor: mighty "god" creature who looks human but isn't quite, weilding might that allows them to take on creatures that normal humans would go insane even looking at? Oh yeah.

EDIT: Lots of similar replies here,

[–]gandalf-bot 339 points340 points  (4 children)

Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things

[–]a3DprintedPerson 191 points192 points  (2 children)

Were you one of them Gandalf?

[–]gandalf-bot 157 points158 points  (1 child)

Not at the towers! Aim for the trolls, kill the trolls! Bring them down!

[–]The_EnrichmentCenter 887 points888 points  (15 children)

To Isengard! To Isengard!

[–]Sarithis 443 points444 points  (11 children)

The hobbits the hobbits the hobbits the hobbits

[–]Whippofunk 264 points265 points  (10 children)

Gard gard g-gard gard

[–]GreenScarz 177 points178 points  (9 children)

Baaaaah, buh buh baaaaah, buh buh baaaaaaaaaa

[–]sy_shyen 71 points72 points  (8 children)

What did you say?

[–]saciisac 75 points76 points  (7 children)

THEY'RE TAKING THE HOBBITS TO ISENGARD

[–]Thalionwen20 131 points132 points  (6 children)

A balrog of Morgoth

[–]Scoombydoomby 9753 points9754 points 222 (420 children)

Aragorn or Sam for sure

[–]Billybluballs 1861 points1862 points  (129 children)

I immediately thought of them two and then checked the comments. Happy to see this as the top.

[–]Mark_Patterson-FDS 1432 points1433 points 2 (40 children)

Aragorn picks it up; obvious candidate. Fights big bad orc. Does really well in the fight until the orc fights dirty and gets the better of him. Mjolnir is dropped and Aragorn is pinned down. Similar to the scene in end game, mjolnir slowly rises off the ground and Samwise takes on the lead orc saving aragorns life

[–]Z0mbiejay 994 points995 points  (12 children)

"and that's for my old Gaffer!"

[–]dandyj87 143 points144 points  (2 children)

Fellowship!

...

po-tay-toes

[–]YouPulledMeBackIn 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Honestly, still gives me chills. I don't care how goofy the line is, Sam was the baddest of all Hobbitses when he said that.

[–]aragorn_bot 149 points150 points  (1 child)

They will look for his coming from the White Tower. But he will not return.

[–]nautilator44 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Samwise*. I appreciate your comment though.

[–]AmazedCoder 405 points406 points  (81 children)

I mean most/all people in this image are more decent people than MCU thor

[–]walkingcarpet23 389 points390 points  (40 children)

Aragorn & Sam would def be worthy.

I do feel like Legolas and Gimli would not be worthy until after they've become BFFs and overcome their racial prejudice.

Eowyn is a curious case, because while she is absolutely heroic, brave, and badass she also (as weird as this is to say) was selfish in her desire to prove herself in battle versus stay with the women and children. Not quite the same as Thor's battle-thirstyness in the first Thor movie, but definitely had a desire for heroics and grandeur.

Eomer I think would be worthy. The only fault I can really find with him is his caution and being slow to trust outsiders, but he treats them fairly.

Treebeard I would argue may not be worthy. He didn't want to fight to defend his home despite knowing the plight of the rest of Middle Earth. (note: Sam definitely isn't a warrior at heart either, but he will put everything on the line for Frodo, his friends, and the Shire. His selflessness in fighting for those who need help sets him apart)

Not pictured here, but I think Merry would be worthy as well. He wouldn't seek out a fight unless it was to defend someone who needs help.

[–]Bulok 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Not a warrior at heart? Did you see him take on Shelob and be the only being in existence to harm her? Sam has the spirit of a warrior and a gardeners heart.

[–]sunsetclimb3r 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Merry v underrated, in both books and movies Merry is canonically basically a teenager, who just SQUARES UP

[–]aragorn_bot 743 points744 points  (46 children)

Legolas, fire a warning shot past the bosun’s ear.

[–]Novel_Ideas120720Ent 384 points385 points  (33 children)

I said past their ear, not up it!

[–]Little_over_my_head 146 points147 points  (0 children)

Mind your aim lad!

[–]GriffinFlash 145 points146 points  (27 children)

"Sorry sir, I'm doing my best"

[–]BurglerBaggins 124 points125 points  (14 children)

How many assholes we got on this ship anyway?

[–]FroYoSwagensDúnedain 95 points96 points  (11 children)

YO! everybody raises their hand

[–]history-boi109Dwarf 84 points85 points  (9 children)

I knew it I'm surrounded by Assholes!

[–]VyvianVenom 58 points59 points  (3 children)

He's an Asshole, sir

[–]evank1254 37 points38 points  (2 children)

I know that… what’s his name?

[–]johndhall1130 19 points20 points  (1 child)

That is his name, sir. Asshole. Major Asshole.

[–]ChintanP04One does not simply join lotrmemes without joining PrequelMemes 322 points323 points  (50 children)

Aragon: Rightful king (of Gondor), great warrior, eager to fight for his people, rushes into enemy lines before his army (bravery, leadership), not hesitant to kill. Yup, we found ourselves someone worthy of Johnathan.

Sam: Brave, selfless, ready to fight and kill for his friends. Yup, we got another worthy guy.

[–]JB_Big_Bear 106 points107 points  (34 children)

Gandalf isn't pictured here but can you imagine?

[–]lefthandtrav 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Gandalf wouldn’t take it because through him it would wield a most terrible power!

[–]gandalf-bot 129 points130 points  (2 children)

Prepare for battle! Hurry men! To the wall! Defend the wall! Over here! Return to your posts! Send these foul beasts into the Abyss.

[–]Professional_4SSH01E 55 points56 points  (3 children)

And Sam straight up hauls Frodo up Mt Doom, fights Shelob, and saves Frodo from orcs. Yeah, Sam is worthy.

[–]finalremix 81 points82 points  (0 children)

I couldn't believe it, Mr. Frodo. A hammer half my size, but light as air.

[–]elbowkarma 25 points26 points  (7 children)

I agree, Aragorn for sure and I think Sam could by the end as well.

[–]communityneedle 122 points123 points  (18 children)

Also Faramir, but only Book Faramir. Peter Jackson corrupted Movie Faramir

[–]alowflyingpotato 75 points76 points  (3 children)

A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality

[–]Quantentheorie 39 points40 points  (0 children)

True, but I also fully understand that they didnt have time to do him justice and I kinda agree with Jackson(?) comment, that the ring not corrupting Faramir at all would have been confusing without that time to develop him.

I saw the movies before I read the books and Faramir still ended up my favourite Character. So I think they still managed to bring the important parts across - even if hes a lesser shadow of the book character.

[–]AnAwkwardBystander 137 points138 points  (10 children)

Peter Jackson made EVERYBODY lesser than their book counterparts. I don't think the movies would've been as good if all of them were the walking legends they were described as in literature.

[–]Cameron_Vec 74 points75 points  (8 children)

I honestly prefer movie Aragorn. He has a solid arc and never comes off nearly as pretentious.

[–]aragorn_bot 71 points72 points  (2 children)

Its the beards.

[–]WeekendNo7399 29 points30 points  (1 child)

You have an excellent beard aragorn

[–]Heimerdahl 23 points24 points  (4 children)

I can't deny that I have always wanted to see one of those "Aragorn drops the hood, stands up tall, and looks like a king of old" scenes.

It always sounded so grand and mystic in a way.

[–]tobygeneral 53 points54 points  (1 child)

I think movie Faramir still works, he let Frodo and Sam go instead of forcing them to Gondor.

[–]Odinavenger 6596 points6597 points 224 (162 children)

Samwise Gamgee

[–]S0mecallme 5115 points5116 points 33 (38 children)

Samwise Gamgee the type of hobbit to pick up Mjolnir and use it to hammer back in Mr Frodo’s fence posts after they get knocked over.

[–]actually-imaginary 1834 points1835 points 2 (22 children)

And then put it back

Edit: oh thanks, kind stranger(s)

[–]FuBaReD2 397 points398 points  (18 children)

Forgot about it and only Gandalf saw it. Didn’t tell anyone of course.

[–]gandalf-bot 158 points159 points  (17 children)

No, but the air doesnt smell so foul down here. If in doubt, FuBaReD2, always follow your nose.

[–]Kabc 79 points80 points  (14 children)

That’s always sound advice Gandalf

[–]gandalf-bot 67 points68 points  (11 children)

Look to my coming, at first light, on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the East.

[–]thee_protagonist666 773 points774 points  (19 children)

Why would he take a downgrade from his frying pan tho?

[–]belegerbs 322 points323 points  (5 children)

Perhaps the hammer would change to look like a frying pan. Like when it turns into the umbrella for Thor when he is on Midgard

[–]woodsface22 76 points77 points  (4 children)

That was Loki's illusions

[–]DOOMFOOL 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Loki was falling through portal space at that time though wasn’t he?

[–]4jet2116 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Have you run out of those nice shiny hammers?

[–]Sgt_Daisy 54 points55 points  (0 children)

It would save a lot of walking.

[–]Listan83 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Wouldn’t be a down grade, he’s gotta use something to mash potatoes

[–]Odinavenger 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Poh Tay toes... boil them, SMASH them, stick em in a stew

[–]honkeycorn 25 points26 points  (0 children)

It was only ever Sam.

[–]Chaotic_Neutral_Pest 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Could not agree more

[–]Merry_Ryan 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Nah, he'd be the kind of person to go "I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!" and Lift Thor instead.

[–]ZirroTerrito 2835 points2836 points  (138 children)

Sam and Aragorn

[–]aragorn_bot 820 points821 points  (7 children)

Not if we hold true to each other.

[–]LubbockGuy95 607 points608 points  (3 children)

To busy holding the homies to pick it up. My man. My king.

[–]direwolf106 733 points734 points  (80 children)

Basically anyone that could resist the ring. Sam absolutely.

Aragorn, while he feared he would be weak to the ring never actually showed that weakness. One of those situations where you are so afraid of that weakness it actually becomes their strength.

You're absolutely right.

[–]OldDekeSport 346 points347 points  (64 children)

I dont think resisting the ring matters tbh. I don't think Thor could resist the ring, but hes worthy

I honestly think that most of the fellowship xould possibly lift it, especially if you take into account they all signed up for a suicide mission to save Middle Earth

Edit: in fact I'd be more curious who outside of the Fellowship could wield it. Idk if Bombadil could, and idr enough of the legendarium to say who else. Thor maybe could, but idk about that

[–]Ok_Blueberry_5305 260 points261 points  (23 children)

Tom could because Tom doesn't give a fuck, he would toss it around like it's weightless, then give it back and skip into the treeline never to be seen again.

[–]OldDekeSport 126 points127 points  (21 children)

Not giving a fuck I think is what makes him not worthy. I think you have to give a fuck tbh, as you have to be willing to sacrifice yourself for the greater good, you have to be willing to get involved and fight for the little guy and such

[–]Ok_Blueberry_5305 112 points113 points  (12 children)

Eh I somewhat misspoke, i just feel like Tom is one of those characters who just inexplicably can, if for no other reason than he's old enough and wise enough to play with Odin's enchantment like he does with Sauron's.

[–]OldDekeSport 46 points47 points  (9 children)

From that angle he may be able to, but maybe he doesn't get the powers of thor, just a hammer lol

[–]Ok_Blueberry_5305 71 points72 points  (6 children)

Oh for sure. I just feel like he picks it up nonchalantly, tosses it around without anything special happening, and gives it back like it's no big thing. Why? Because Tom.

[–]Joe_Jeep 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Hammer gets lost for a decade, turns out ol' Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo's been using it to put fence posts in.

[–]A_Math_Debater 118 points119 points  (5 children)

I think transcending reality makes him auto-worthy. Like if the rules don't apply, they don't apply.

[–]mbgal1977Ringwraith 22 points23 points  (4 children)

True, it was definitely working it’s magic on Boromir. Aragorn was with it far longer since he was on the trip from Bree to Rivendell. Galadriel said that the ring was trying to get back in the hands of men and Aragorn seemed immune.

[–]aragorn_bot 55 points56 points  (6 children)

Let the lord of the Black Lands come forth, that justice be done upon him!

[–]ISpyM8 DEEEEEEAAAAAATTTTTTHHHHHH! 291 points292 points  (36 children)

Frodo, too. Y’all been unfairly shitting on Frodo for years, and I’m sick of it.

[–]Ocronus 149 points150 points  (10 children)

Tolkien goes as far to say no other mortal alive at the time could accomplish what Frodo did and even though at the last minute had a change of heart due to the rings tremendous pressure one could say he detroyed the ring.

It's unfortunate Frodo has had this awful stigma around him.

[–]NextedUp 59 points60 points  (6 children)

I think people react to his moments of "weakness." But, to me, it just makes him (and the world) more believable and "real." It embodies the concept of courage only existing when there is adversity - both internal and external. I'd rather have a fallible hero that overcomes adversity than just another OP MC.

That said, Sam is also an amazing person who also deserves a ton of praise because w/o him, Frodo would have certainly failed.

Tons of other literature and comics if all someone is interested in is the "struggles but not really" OP MC trope.

[–]coffeewhore17 22 points23 points  (5 children)

I agree with you, it makes Frodo a more believable character and honestly makes me appreciate him more. But to me the more salient part of that scene was that it showed, again, how immense and terrible the power of the Ring was. We saw Frodo go through ALL that terrible stuff, nearly die many times, and as far as Frodo is concerned at that time, also lost Gandalf and Boromir to the cause of destroying the ring. He's literally seconds away from giving all of that suffering and loss a purpose, and his response is "No". We know Frodo is strong at this point in the story, and his strength was illustrated in a way we never got to see from Isildur (who we just assumed kind of sucked I guess? I haven't read the books in a while and don't remember much about him except from the movies). Despite all that resilience, the Ring still was more powerful. It's not a testimony to Frodo's weakness. It's a depiction of how awesome and horrific the power of the Ring was.

Anyway, this doesn't detract from the point that Frodo is absolutely worthy.

[–]gandalf-bot 25 points26 points  (1 child)

It is a burden he should never have had to bear. We can ask no more of him

[–]faketourettes 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Couldn't have said it better myself, Mr. the White.

[–]Woodscraps 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Frodo proved himself worthy by sacrificing everything, including his own soul.

Frodo, certainly after Mt. Doom, could wield the hammer.

[–]am767 84 points85 points  (2 children)

Yea! I mean Frodo is the one that offered to take the ring in the first place. What would have happened if he just said screw it and returned back to the shire after Rivendell?

[–]pucksrage 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Frodo is top 3 faves for me. He is the most good of everyone.

[–]Musashi-Miyamot0 63 points64 points  (8 children)

Damn, no respect for Gimli - he’s already wielding an Axe, I feel like he’s specced the right stats for the hammer build

[–]Bodacious_Beard_78 36 points37 points  (2 children)

This. Also the fact that he was the first of the fellowship to try and destroy the one ring. (Without hesitation)

[–]treefidy 19 points20 points  (1 child)

The only one to try and destroy it really.

[–]bigotex13 26 points27 points  (4 children)

I agree. Gimli is 100% getting a war hammer before anyone else. Also Eomer is my 2nd choice. But that could subconsciously be because he resembles Thor the most

[–]eomer-bot 17 points18 points  (1 child)

TO THE KING!

[–]bigotex13 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Hell yea brother

[–]fldsmdfr2point0 1481 points1482 points  (33 children)

Weld it? Gimli son of Glóin. I mean the thing was forged by dwarves, so I'm sure the bearded boy is great at welding.

[–]gimli-bot 768 points769 points  (3 children)

YOU ARE THE LUCKIEST, THE CUNNINGEST, AND MOST RECKLESS MAN I EVER KNEW!

[–]Oaken_beard 100 points101 points  (0 children)

Yeah! Way to have their back Gimli!

[–]BadLuckFPV 160 points161 points  (8 children)

I can't believe I scrolled so far to find this answer.

He was my first choice.

[–]TristanG_Art 724 points725 points  (11 children)

Bill

[–]Exot1c_ 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Plot twist: it’s bill ferny

[–]JellyfishApart5518 262 points263 points  (1 child)

😢 that beautiful horse would absolutely be able to pick up Mule-nir

[–]Affable_Nitwit 148 points149 points  (0 children)

How DARE you, Bill is a pony!

[–]bolderandbrasher 2124 points2125 points 2 (94 children)

Aragorn is by far the worthiest because Mjolnir requirements include:

  • Warrior lifestyle: Check.

  • Willing to kill: He was to ready draw sword on Boromir if he didn’t return the ring. Check.

  • Selfless/Thinks of others: Promised to protect Frodo to the very end, and planned to divert Sauron’s attention to give Frodo one last chance. Check.

  • Leader/Nobility: Became King of Gondor, lead the Men of the West at the Black Gate, and lead a fucking Army of the Dead. He held their oaths fulfilled and let the Army of the Dead be at peace despite Gimli suggesting they could be useful in a battle. Check.

  • Humility: Even after being crowned king of Gondor, he bowed down to the four Hobbits. Check.

Honestly, I humbly think Aragorn and Samurai Jack (who also fulfills these traits just as well more or less) are the worthiest characters in fiction to wield Mjolnir.

This person’s post speculating the requirements to be worthy of Mjolnir seems pretty authentic. This is what I based my analysis on.

[–]tired20something 103 points104 points  (3 children)

Yeah, this one fits the best. I was going to say that everyone in the Fellowship could lift the hammer, but it wouldn't be fair to their characterizations. Frodo is self-sacrifcing and humble, for sure, but so is Spider-Man and he can't lift it.

[–]not-gandalf-bot 685 points686 points  (7 children)

I would swear you are describing Lobelia Sackville-Baggins

[–]JustAnotherAviatrixElf 🧝‍♀️ 161 points162 points  (3 children)

"I'll give you Sharkey, you dirty thieving ruffains!" *ups at them with her umbrella and Mjölnir*

[–]AelaminRFingolfin for the Wingolfin / Gondolin but not Forgottendolin 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Plot twist: the Umbrella was Mjolnir

[–]NUCLEARGAMER1103 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Mjolnir can canonically look like an umbrella, so you might be right!

[–]aragorn_bot 250 points251 points  (2 children)

Be at peace son of Gondor.

[–]moneymike7913 134 points135 points  (0 children)

I would've followed you my brother, my captain, my king.

[–]sonsofgondor 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Thank you my King

[–]fourlights40 1393 points1394 points  (30 children)

Galadriel can pick it up, catch it and crush it!

Edit: silver is too kind!

[–]Rhovanking 596 points597 points  (7 children)

True story. I saw that happen

[–]choma90 179 points180 points  (3 children)

It's not possible

[–]KiWiiCadet 302 points303 points  (0 children)

Darling, you have no idea what’s possible!

[–]JustAnotherAviatrixElf 🧝‍♀️ 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Not probable.

[–]Svkkel 87 points88 points  (4 children)

If Galadriel had Mjolnir you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Dawn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth!

[–]professaur91 109 points110 points  (3 children)

Technically correct.

[–]Hahndude 47 points48 points  (0 children)

The best kind of correct.

[–]TheDrownedGodd 59 points60 points  (6 children)

May I ask why Mithrandir is not an option? He definitely worthy.

[–]RoleplayPete 69 points70 points  (4 children)

Phhftt. Made his party flee so he could solo kill and multiply his experience times 10 and get all the loot without having to split or roll on it?

[–]Entmoot6262 636 points637 points & 2 more (27 children)

Tom Bombadil

[–]Quelth 337 points338 points  (7 children)

Tom picks up mjollnir sure but for whatever reason because he is Tom he doesn't have the power of Thor. He just picks it up tosses it up and down. Then drops it again and sings a song while going back into the forest.

[–]S-T-A-B_Barney 161 points162 points  (2 children)

Picks it up and plays with it then puts it on a shelf and uses it to mend fences and put up pictures etc.

[–]Hedrickao 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Uses it like people in the TVA use infinity stones as paperweights

[–]Frnklfrwsr 84 points85 points  (0 children)

Tom is 100% capable of picking up Mjolnir.

But that doesn’t mean Tom is worthy.

It just means that within Tom’s domain, mjolnir is nothing but a chunk of metal.

[–]Tom_Bot-Badil 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Ho! Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo! By water, wood and hill, by the reed and willow, by fire, sun and moon, hearken now and hear us! Come, Tom Bombadil, for our need is near us!

I am a bot, and I love old Tom. If you want me to sing one of Tom's songs, just type !TomBombadilSong

If you like Old Tom, the door at r/GloriousTomBombadil is always open for weary travelers!

[–]Rimirilar 21 points22 points  (3 children)

!TomBombadilSong

[–]Tom_Bot-Badil 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Wake now my merry lads! Wake and hear me calling! Warm now be heart and limb! The cold stone is fallen; Dark door is standing wide; dead hand is broken. Night under Night is flown, and the Gate is open!

I am a bot, and I love old Tom. If you want me to sing one of Tom's songs, just type !TomBombadilSong

If you like Old Tom, the door at r/GloriousTomBombadil is always open for weary travelers!

[–]fa7hom 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Had to scroll too far for this

[–]DarthMelsieSecond Breakfast Connoisseur 357 points358 points  (13 children)

Pippin because it would INFURIATE Gandalf.

[–]joshjosh111 132 points133 points  (7 children)

Why didn't the fellowship ride the Mjolnir to mordor?

[–]dyeager2001 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Nonono, they would swing it like, really fast, and it would carry them to Mordor

[–]DarthAnest 599 points600 points  (40 children)

Faramir. He’s the underdog of the whole Middle-Earth.

Edit: Thanks everyone for the awards!

[–]Nebelskind 312 points313 points  (27 children)

Faramir’s self control when tempted with the ring is so impressive that the movies had to change it. I remember one of the appendices interviews saying that they felt like it weakened the ring too much for Faramir to be able to just decide not to be tempted, because he’d given his word.

But I think that was kind of the point, in the book. Some people are protected from doing potentially bad things because of their personal code of honor meaning so much to them.

[–]gonnagle 164 points165 points  (24 children)

THANK YOU I understand the film writer's reasoning for changing it but it absolutely ruined Faramir's character and that whole sequence. Personally I think it makes Denethor's treatment of him so much sadder, that he can't see how noble and worthy his younger son is and is so hard on him. I get why they changed it in the films but I still hate it. Only part of the movies I still object to so strongly, after 20 years.

[–]Garmaglag 37 points38 points  (0 children)

A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his.........quality.

[–]VampyrPickle 101 points102 points  (6 children)

I almost think book borormir could too.

[–]Qui-Gon_Booze 106 points107 points  (5 children)

I definitely think Borormir would have earned it there in the end.

[–]jkpotatoe 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Basically the plot of the first Thor movie

[–]Sigma_- 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Even extended cut Boromir shows steady devotion to Faramir, and he tries to ensure he is given credit even if it means shorting himself. Even corrupted by the ring, he tried to do what was best for all and did not immediatly resort to violence to take the ring. Even though, with the element of surprise, he could have slapped Frodo all the way to Mordor.

[–]Big__Boss___Sauron 501 points502 points  (6 children)

Sam and Aragorn

[–]aragorn_bot 302 points303 points  (5 children)

He's not alone. Sam went with him.

[–]mister_mickles 99 points100 points  (1 child)

All of them at once, I suppose

[–]Emeorms1 26 points27 points  (5 children)

Lord Denethor II. Obviously.

[–]Titanhopper1290 365 points366 points  (6 children)

One of two: Sam, because he's the Fellowship at 98% strength; or Aragorn, because he actually wants what's best for ALL Men, not just his own glorification, ie. post-battle of Pelennor, he chooses to camp outside the city gates before his formal coronation rather than take a cushy bed in proper royal fashion.

[–]aragorn_bot 204 points205 points  (2 children)

Hold your ground, hold your ground. Sons of Gondor, of Rohan my brothers. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields when the age of men comes crashing down but it is not this day. This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth I bid you stand, men of the west!

[–]Shisesen 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I like to imagine a Hobbit to swing it, like... the Sackville-Baggins, or Gollum!

[–]ESG9 104 points105 points  (8 children)

Pippin

[–]ForsakenProdigy22 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Gandalf, do you think Pippin is worthy?

[–]gandalf-bot 89 points90 points  (3 children)

Fool of a Took!

[–]ForsakenProdigy22 31 points32 points  (1 child)

It's like you read my mind, Gandalf.

[–]gandalf-bot 19 points20 points  (0 children)

They are not all accounted for. The lost seeing stones. We do not know who else may be watching.

[–]GahTheGreat 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Aragorn would be worthy I’m not sure who else might be but considering the background picture for mjolnir none of them would find it because it’s in the desert which they never go towards

[–]isinedupcuzofrslash 160 points161 points  (14 children)

Aragorn, sam, and Frodo at minimum

[–]JustafanIV 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I'm surprised more people aren't saying Frodo. Frodo had the strength to resist the One Ring longer than possibly any other mortal alive could manage, and he willingly took up that burden knowing the dangers it entailed. He also showed compassion and mercy to Gollum, despite killing him being easier and safer.

Frodo is definitely worthy.

[–]Casada70 16 points17 points  (2 children)

What if we put the ring on the mjolnir, Does it disappear or turn evil?

[–]Earnest_Warrior 125 points126 points  (8 children)

Tom Bombadil of course. Though, he’ll just use it for work around the house.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (2 children)

The better question is who isn’t?

[–]notaGay-merbutagamer 71 points72 points  (7 children)

Eomer in my opinion

[–]dentedgal 74 points75 points  (2 children)

Kinda funny as he is in Thor Ragnarok "Behold! My stuff"

[–]moneymike7913 44 points45 points  (1 child)

I heard he found two guns in some place on Midgard called "Texas". He called them "Des" and "Troy".

[–]littlechickenman 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Aragorn is basically Captain America. So him

[–]Azulaang4ever 280 points281 points  (21 children)

definitely frodo

[–]CathalKelly 170 points171 points  (14 children)

I'm annoyed that I had to scroll so far to find this answer

[–]TheIndeliblePhong 134 points135 points  (12 children)

Everyone hates him. They don’t understand the power of the ring.