In case you have not watched Avengers: Infinity War, turn away. There are minor spoilers ahead and you might wanna reconsider the choice you have made by clicking on this article. This sentence is your last warning, as after this I will begin the spoiler. So, as we all know that one has to be 'worthy' to be able to wield Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. The Avengers even had a contest in Age of Ultron as to who can lift the mighty hammer. No one in the Avengers is. Except, till Vision turns up. He is able to swiftly lift the hammer proving his worthiness. Cut to hammer's destruction at the hands of Thor's sister Hela in Ragnarok. So, in Infinity War, Thor is on a lookout for a new weapon that he can use to defeat Thanos.
Thus, Thor travels to Nidavellir, where all the mighty weapons for Asgard were made. Groot and Rocket also accompany the God of Thunder. There they meet the dwarf Eitri - a giant actually - who forges a new weapon for Thor - an axe named Stormbreaker. The axe is the most powerful weapon to ever exist, says Eitri, and adds, that it can even summon the Bifröst. (ALSO READ: Avengers: Infinity War movie review - This film can be easily termed as the best one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Well, in the process of forging it, Thor almost dies. He is unable to wield the axe because of lack of a handle. This is when Groot jumps into action and lifts the axe in his woody hands to give it handle. And then breaks it. For a second, he is very successfully wielding Thor's weapon. So, does that mean, he is as worthy as Thor? (ALSO READ: Avengers: Infinity War - Here is how the trailer misled us with these 5 scenes - view pics)
Well, as per comic book nerds, it is believed that worthiness is a strong attribute of Stormbreaker just like Mjolnir, i.e. only the worthy can lift it. There is only one reference to this in the comic books. Let us also not forget that as per movies, it was Odin’s enchantment that kept anyone other than a worthy being from lifting Thor's hammer. But I would like to believe that there is a greater theory here and Groot is actually as worthy as Thor. What do you think?
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