How heavy is Mjölnir to Thor? To Capt America?

My question was closed as a duplicate. A commenter had linked the supposed answer, but that has since been removed. I had clearly stated that the other question did not answer my question.

Why was mine closed?

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    "A commenter had linked the supposed answer, but that has since been removed." - The "Does this answer your question?" comment is automated. It's posted automatically when someone votes to close your question as a duplicate, and is deleted automatically if/when the question is closed.
    – F1Krazy
    Mar 12, 2021 at 10:02
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    I voted to leave open and removed it from the review queue, but more close-voters came later. It seems to me that you're right and the questions are related but not duplicates, however I think this meta post would be better received if you can explain why here, rather than just saying the other questions doesn't answer yours.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Mar 12, 2021 at 11:08
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    FWIW I think you've misunderstood or are putting too much thought into Mjolnir. Others can't move it because they aren't worthy; it's just handwaved with magic. Now if you're asking what it feels like to those that are worthy the duplicate seems to answer that question; specifically this answer goes into detail about it. Personally as it stands I'd vote to leave this closed unless you can explain why (as mentioned above) the duplicate doesn't answer your question.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Mar 12, 2021 at 11:11
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    Just because you've "clearly stated that the other question did not answer my question" doesn't mean that it's not a dupe.
    – Valorum
    Mar 12, 2021 at 12:04

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I voted to closed it as a dupe because the question that you're asking (which basically boils down to "What does the weight of Mjölnir feel like to those who're wielding it" is largely a duplicate of another question that is extremely similar (How much would Thor's hammer (Mjolnir) weigh?).

While they do focus on slightly different aspects of Mjölnir's weight, that is to say, its absolute weight versus its subjective weight, I think we can be reasonably certain that if a canonical answer was found to one of the questions ("in comic x, it's stated that Asgardian magic makes Mjölnir feel very light") it would certainly be copied/pasted to the other question almost immediately. That in itself seems a pretty clear benchmark that the two questions are basically duplicates of each other.

On top of that, the other question already has answers that address its absolute weight so unless you can express some reason to assume that the subjective weight is different, there's really no good reason to have a second question about it.

  • -1: The only answers to the canonical question which actually try to answer the supposed dupe are scored 0 or less, and don't seem to have much in the way of citations to support them. There's a rule requiring that canonicals have answers, and in this case, the canonical has no good answers which match the dupe. Until those answers actually exist, it's not a dupe by SE rules.
    – Kevin
    Mar 19, 2021 at 22:25
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    @Kevin maybe I’m misunderstanding the question slightly but how does this answer at least not answer the question?
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Mar 19, 2021 at 22:56
  • @TheLethalCarrot: I don't see how you can possibly think that answer helps. It briefly acknowledges that the subjective-weight question exists and then doesn't answer it.
    – Kevin
    Mar 20, 2021 at 0:57
  • @Kevin It does say that "Marvel produced a trading card which specified Mjolnir's weight as 42.3 lbs" at the pretty end though, after going in-depth into several analysis of how much it can possibly weight.
    – Clockwork
    Apr 12, 2021 at 8:52

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