It is clear that Thor is much more powerful than Captain America, and yet, Thor has a great deal of respect for him.
Captain America offers Thor a reasonable voice that deserves to be heard.
In virtually every interaction between Captain America and Thor, it has been Thor who has deferred to Captain America. It is this respect that explains why Captain America was able to lift Mjolnir. The two characters have a mutually warm relationship and both trust the other completely. Whatever side Captain America was on in a battle, you can be sure that Thor would be fighting alongside him.
Qualities that both Captain America and Thor share are strength, fortitude, and courage.
Qualities they recognize in each other.
This mutual understanding is why, when fighting alongside each other, they make such a formidable team.
Captain America Qualities
Captain America was created as a superhero that young people could aspire to.
He is seen as the best possible version of a human, always sticking to his strict moral code without deviation.
The result has been millions of fans who here worship the character,
Sense of Duty
As a response to his strength, Captain America feels obligated to use that power for the benefit of humanity.
This selflessness shines through in his actions on a day-to-day basis.
His difficult and poverty-stricken childhood left Captain America with gratitude for what he now has, he is not constantly searching for more as many individuals seem to need.
Captain America holds honesty to be the key to how he lives his life.
This instills great trust from those he works with.
He will let people know how he feels in any given situation and will speak honestly about those feelings.
I suppose you could say that “you know where you are” with Captain America.
He is a Protector
Captain America is always willing to place himself in danger to protect others.
Whatever is needed, he will protect other people with his strength and fortitude.
He Will Always do What it Takes
Once Captain America has identified a task to be completed, he will commit himself 100% to the completion of that task, no matter what the personal cost.
Now, let see also Thor’s qualities. A lot of them are shared with Captain America.
Thor Does Not Hesitate to Take Up Arms in Defence of the Good
When Thor sees injustice or someone who is a friend at risk, he does not hesitate to stand up to defend them.
He will not readily stand back and let others do what is needed.
His upbringing in Asgard where violence was an everyday occurrence prepared him for battle and it is second nature to him.
What they both have in common will be the attributes that set them worthy, when others are not.
While Steve Rogers appeared to be born worthy, Thor was taught a lesson by Odin to learn to become worthy.
So what exactly is “worthiness?”
No one can give a perfect answer since “worthiness” enchantment was set according to Odin’s interpretation, but I think a close match would be something along the lines meeting the following criteria:
It born out of the will, conviction, to do good not for self-gain but for the sake of others
It is born out of the combined traits of selflessness, humility, benevolence, courage, and conviction to protect others and what one believes in, to fight and kill without wavering or self doubt on executing the said cause till the point of death to self
To become a true warrior and protector of the realms
Sense of Duty
Thor has no problem with violence, the only question is if he sees violence as a tool of Good or Evil.
If violence is in defense of good then without hesitation he will use it, no regrets, and without flinching.
I am not sure that the term “Humble” would be one I would use with Thor. Thor was raised to be a King and is the God of Thunder.
He knows who and what he is, but he never uses these things to humiliate or bully anyone.
He has quiet confidence.
For example, Captain America came from very humble beginnings but Thor shows great respect for him and treats him as an equal.
Thor is also honest in his dealings with others and when Thor says he will go on a certain path he does so unfalteringly.
Thor And Captain America Are Very Much Alike
It is because Thor and Captain America share so many qualities that they have had a harmonious relationship over the years.
The ability to lift Thor’s Hammer is based upon whether an individual is worthy or not.
Captain America is one of the very few people who have managed to lift the hammer.
Steve Rogers seems to have been born worthy whereas it took Odin to school the concept of worthiness into Thor.
Nevertheless, however they acquired this worthiness, they both managed it.
The magic that decides if someone is worthy enough to lift the hammer was based upon the individual interpretation that Odin used as his definition when the Hammer was created.
A loose definition would be something like this:-
Worthiness is related to the desire to carry out good works, without seeking reward or gain, but purely to do what is right.
Worthiness is based upon selflessness, being humble naturally, the love of others, the strength to do what is right, the strength to carry on without flinching or having self-doubt, and most importantly to be so resilient that death comes before abandoning the cause.
Only a true warrior can be considered to be worthy enough. In their own ways, both Captain America and Thor fit that description.
When Did Captain America Meet Thor?
Thor met Captain America and Ironman together in a forest clearing. This was the first time that Thor, the God of Thunder had met the Iron Man.
The initial meeting between the two began with a fight and both received and gave blows to the other, then Captain America came to break up the fight.
Note neither of them was enraged and when Captain America simply said “Have you done now” that was it.
Nothing more was required. Captain America came over as such a calm, secure individual that Thor was instantly showing him respect.
This is how the relationship continued between them, mutual respect.
Why Did Captain America Become the Leader of the Avengers?
The Avengers are a fictional team of superheroes that first appeared in 1963.
They were described as the mightiest heroes in the world.
The Avengers initially comprised of Iron Man, The Hulk, The Wasp, Ant-Man, and Thor.
In issue number four of the comic series, the Avengers discovered Captain America trapped deep inside some ice.
Not only did they revive him, but they also admitted him into the Avengers, which Tony Stark (Iron Man was the leader).
When you consider how pivotal the Avengers are in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Who leads them has great importance, and why that person is a leader will be of interest to everyone. Captain America is the leader of the Avengers, so let’s explore why and how that happened.
First of all, you do not want your leader to be someone who is easily knocked out of the game and succumbs after just one blow.
Captain America is tough and durable and has taken a number of beatings over the years.
So in this respect, he is a good choice.,
As a leader of the Avengers, you really want to have someone in charge who has lots of allies and connections.
Captain America is highly regarded by a great many people and if a superhero is going to ally with anyone, it is going to be him.
Captain America has been fighting as far back as World War 2 and is a true veteran.
The lessons he learned from his time in the second world war prepared him for this later role as leader of the Avengers.
Captain America may not be the strongest superhero but he still manages to stay in the game.
This is because Captain America is a brilliant tactician and is perfect to bring the skills and abilities of his team together and achieve success.
Probably the very best choice of leader was made when they appointed Captain America.
Just about everyone admires him and most heroes respect him. I guess you could say that he is just one of those likable people.
When getting by as a team in a complex world, it is clearly a big advantage when everyone has respect for your leader and is likely to agree with whatever he says.
We have seen that two of the Avengers have a special bond.
Captain America and Thor have strong mutual respect.
In working together in the Avengers we see that this bond is growing.
The only other potential leader of the Avengers would be Tony Stark (Iron Man) but he is not the same quality of team player that Captain America is.