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ON MAY 4
THROW DOWN
THE HAMMER

    Anime and Manga 
"This is what Eisen and I are best at. You know that? Destroying and smashing. The Knight of the Iron Hammer, Vita, and the Steel Count, Graf Eisen. There's nothing in this world we can't destroy."
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    Comic Books 
"My god has a hammer."
Nick Fury, Secret Invasion

Natasha Irons: What are we supposed to do now?
John Henry Irons: Grab your hammer.
52, Week 50, Day 7: World War III

    Film — Animation 
"Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives... [laughs] ...I'll SMASH IT WITH A HAMMAH! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say!"

    Film — Live-Action 
Captain America: Put that hammer down.
Iron Man: Uh, yeah, no, bad call! He loves his hamm-
Thor: [knocks Tony out of the way] YOU WANT ME TO PUT THE HAMMER DOWN?! [brings his hammer down on Cap, who blocks it with his shield]

    Literature 
That's when Berko opens his door and displays his ancestral Bear bulk in the street. His profile is regal, worthy of a coin or a carved mountainside. And he carries in his right hand the uncanniest hammer any Jew or gentile is ever likely to see. It's a replica of the one that Chief Katlian is reported to have swung during the Russian-Tlingit war of 1804, which the Russians lost. Berko fashioned it for the purpose of intimidating yids when he was thirteen and new to their labyrinth, and it has not failed its purpose yet, which is why Berko keeps it in the backseat of Landsman's car. The head is a thirty-five-pound block of meteorite iron that Hertz Shemets dug up at an old Russian site near Yakovy. The handle was carved with a Sears hunting knife from a forty-ounce baseball bat.

Konrad Curze: I know, Vulkan. Your beacon won't work. This chamber is teleport-shielded. Nothing goes in or out except through that gate behind you. Did you think you had broken me, brother? Did you believe you had tricked me into letting you escape? Hope is cruel, isn't it? Yours was false, Vulkan.
Vulkan: You're right. I fashioned it as a teleporter, a means to escape even a prison such as this. I counted on you leading me here, on you needing to face me one last time. It seems I was fooled into thinking you hadn't planned for this. But you're forgetting one thing...
Konrad: What's that, brother?
Vulkan: It's also a hammer.

    Music 
Believe me, The Hammer's coming down!
— "The Hammer", Motörhead
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    Tabletop Games 
"Look upon this hammer I hold before me, for it is far more than a weapon. It is a symbol of the Imperial justice that smites the diabolic enemies of the Imperium wherever they are found, just as I. Though it has banished even a mighty Greater Daemon to the hell from which it was spawned, it remains true and pure, just as I. Furthermore, it is a symbol of my order and my office, of the authority granted to me by the divine will of the Emperor. By that authority, I am commanding you and your entire regiment to obey me without question or hesitation. Advance, or it will not be daemonic blood that stains my hammer this day."
Inquisitor Lord Hephaestos Grudd, addressing Colonel Molian of the 223rd Gudrunrite Rifles, Warhammer 40,000

"When everything looks like a nail, you really need to get yourself a hammer."
Krol, goblin furnace-priest, Goblin Gaveleer, Magic: The Gathering

    Video Games 
"That... is a big hammer."
Guards, on seeing you carrying Volendrung, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

"Ah'm about tah drop tha hammah-
-an' dispense some IN-DIS-CRIM-IN-ATE JUST-ICE!"
[a capella rendition of Ride of the Valkyries]
Terran Siege Tank, StarCraft

"Hammer DOWN!"
Reinhardt, Overwatch

"You don't scare me! I have a giant hammer!"
Giott the Aleforged, Final Fantasy XIV

"I have LOTS more gavels back here, and I WILL keep throwing them!"

"Dropping ze hammar!"
Thor pilot told to attack something, Starcraft II

Hammers such as this one are used in the quarries to sunder large chunks of rock. Imagine what it can do on the battlefield.

Great for getting that song out of someone's head, as well as anything else inside.

    Webcomics 
Your STRIFE SPECIBUS has been ALLOCATED with the HAMMERKIND ABSTRATUS.
The HAMMER has been moved from your CAPTCHALOGUE DECK to your STRIFE DECK.

"It's so ecclesiastical! And smitey!"
Mink, Darken

    Web Original 
MyNameIsKaz: We got into Bowletta's belly and destroyed her soul by crushing it with a hammer!
[...]
medibot: This is a game about hitting jerks with hammers.
MyNameIsKaz: You can hit ghosts with a hammer...
medibot: There is nothing that cannot somehow be hit with a hammer.

"And obviously being as unbiased as I always am, it's just a fact that Hammers are the best and everyone who uses them is cool. Because THEY see giant-ass creatures and think, "I wanna play whack-a-mole with that thing's fucking FACE.""

    Western Animation 
Rolf: Rolf respects your vow to uphold the sticky notes of the elders, yet... *pulls out a giant hammer-shaped hat and puts it on his head* You must be punished.
Edd: What is that, Rolf?
Rolf: The Hat of Discipline. Do you live in a cave?! *slams the Hat of Discipline down on Edd* All is forgiven.
Edd: [flat as a pancake] Thank you, Rolf.
Ed, Edd n Eddy, "Momma's Little Ed"
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