This issue and her first Tales of Asgard appearance speak to how complex Hela is. In Thor #150 (1968), the God of Thunder is seemingly killed by the human villain known as the Wrecker. For decades, Thanos has been in love with the anthropomorphic representation of Death, a robed and skinless silent woman who Thanos has devoted his life to. As Surtur plunged his sword into Asgard, killing Hela in the process, Thor escaped with Valkyrie, Hulk, Loki, and all of Asgard's people prior to its complete destruction. Hela is the perfect rebound for Thanos because she too is death given sentient form. Thor’s spirit enters Hela’s realm where the Goddess of Death once again allows Thor to return to life. Hela is so moved she allows both Asgardians to leave her realm still possessing their life sparks. Likeliness Of all the Kirby crafted Asgardian legends introduced in Kirby and Stan Lee’s run on Thor, Hela is the most badass, over the top, majestically rendered of them all. She is way more powerful than Thor (which explains the hammer smashing) and her powers even rival Odin’s might. Hela’s siblings are the Fenris wolf and the Midgard Serpent. Like a totally overpowered D&D character rolled up by a fourteen year old metalhead hopped up on Sour Patch Kids and Pepsi. Hela later took Skurge back to the palace and became enraged over her past with Odin being covered up. The Asgardian goddess of death is based on the Norse goddess Hel. Now, Thor was unable to heal his wounds and was forced to don the Destroyer armor to take on the Midgard Serpent. However, Odin oversaw the dead of Asgard and constructed Valhalla as a place where Asgardian warriors would go in the afterlife. The fact that Marvel had the balls to create an exact replica of that Kirby designed over the top headpiece means that Thor: Ragnarok is going to rule on the sheer audacity of the design aesthetic. So check it, in Hela’s very first Marvel appearance, she is instrumental in Thor gaining his magic hammer. https://femalevillains.fandom.com/wiki/Hela_(Thor:_Ragnarok)?oldid=217120, Hela made history as the first major female villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began in 2008--the same year that Cate Blanchett played villainess. But that’s Hela, as unpredictable as death. She stands above other villains because of her majesty and her twisted honor, and her familial connections to many of the Asgrdian pantheon means that there is always a story to be told with this dark goddess of death. Hela … Hela planned to continue her megalomaniacal quest, which included killing all of the Val… So Hela very much enjoys plotting and scheming to get pure Asgardian souls to fill her two underworlds. This issue and her first Tales of Asgard appearance speak to how complex Hela is. News at Comic Con, … Full Battle Mode. She revealed her plan to again attempt to rule the Nine Realms, and as part of her plot, Hela used the Eternal Flame to resurrect the soldiers who fought with her, along with her pet wolf Fenris; after this, she dubbed Skurge her executioner. Hela is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Once Thor and Loki find Odin in Norway (with Doctor Strange's help), Odin revealed Hela's existence and her relation to the boys, while also revealing that he was dying. Thor journeys to Hela’s realm and offers his own soul in exchange for Sif’s. Shortly after arrival, Hela murdered both Volstagg and Fandral before taking on Skurge as her new ally. Yeah, she’s a badass. Get the best of Den of Geek delivered right to your inbox! Hela planned to use the Bifrost in her villainous quest, but Heimdall stealing Hofund (the Asgardian sword that controlled the bridge) served as a flaw in her plans. She stood by her father's side as he conquered the Nine Realms with bloodshed, killing many who stood in their path. In this story, a young Thor consults the Three Fates to find out when he will be allowed to wield Odin’s magic hammer Mjolnir. So let us journey into the Asgardian underworld and take a look at the history of Marvel’s newest and most horrific big screen villain, Hela…, Hela first appeared in the Tales of Asgard back up in Journey into Mystery #102 (1964) in a Kirby and Stan Lee tale called “Death Comes to Thor.”. Hela is a complex being that goes beyond traditional ideas of good and evil. Hela Arrives in Asgard Scene From Thor Ragnarok(2017) -- 4K Ultra Video Clip. She stood by her father's side as he conquered the Nine Realms with bloodshed, killing many who stood in their path. Really, Hela is just one of those villains that transcends being a simple evildoer. Hela Odinsdottir was the main villainess from the 2017 film, Thor: Ragnarok. She is an awesome figure that sparks dread and awe on all who set eyes upon her, and with good reason. Maria Jimenez (Abducted: The Jocelyn Shaker Story). Her power was displayed early on, as she not only caught Thor's hammer Mjølnir easily, but also destroyed it using only her hand. This is a fascinating little wrinkle which begs the question: Could Hela fill in for Death as Thanos’ love interest in Avengers: Infinity War? Der Film ist Teil des Marvel Cinematic Universe und nach Thor The Dark Kingdom die zweite Fortsetzung zu Thor aus dem Jahr 2011. When it looked like Pluto might win, Hela restored Odin to life. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Fates tell Thor that he will only be worthy of the hammer when he faces death. Hela, daughter of Loki, Queen of the Dead, is more akin to a cosmic force of nature than she is a simple villain. During an interview with E! It would make sense considering that Hela is the Asgardian embodiment of Death and who wouldn’t want to see Josh Brolin and Cate Blanchett play out this potentially twisted romance on the big screen? ), but Hela has always rejected the souls of these gods if she could not win them through fair contests. Hela again encountered Thor after he escaped from Sakaar with Valkyrie and the Hulk, leading to another violent battle between the siblings, with Hela managing to slash Thor's right eye. We look at her comic book history... Cate Blanchett has nailed the dark majesty of Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, and her interpretation of the Asgardian Queen of the Dead looks like it stepped out of a Jack Kirby black light poster. Hela has always longed for the souls of Thor, Odin, and the nigh perfect god known as Balder (and how the Hel has Balder not appeared in a Marvel film as of yet? Hela's backstory revealed that she served as Odin's strongest warrior -- Hela herself stated that she was the executioner. Hela planned to continue her megalomaniacal quest, which included killing all of the Valkyrie, except for one who escaped and went into hiding. Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, Hela first appeared in Journey into Mystery #102 and was adapted from Norse mythology by editor/writer Stan Lee and … Hela's backstory revealed that she served as Odin's strongest warrior -- Hela herself stated that she was the executioner. The ambitious villainess survived due to her presence on Asgard being the source of her power, leading to Thor realizing that the only way his older sister could be stopped is to allow for Ragnarök (the premonition of the destruction of Asgard) to happen. Wie seine Vorgängerfilme, basiert Thor: Tag der Entscheidung auf den Thor-Comics, in denen unter anderem mit Figuren und Handlungsorten Elemente der Nordischen Mythologie aufgenommen wurden. Thor: Ragnarok stars Cate Blanchett as Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death. When the prophetic Norns predicted that Hela would destroy Asgard, Odin exiled his grandaughter, sending her to rule the underworlds of Hel and Niffleheim. Just check out that Jack Kirby design! Hela possesses telepathy, teleportation, and can create undead creatures to do her bidding. Marc spent six years on the frontlines as a comic retailer before…, Thor: Ragnarok - New Trailer Breakdown and Analysis, Thor 4: The Marvel Villains We Want to See, Thor: Ragnarok - Marvel Universe Easter Eggs and Reference Guide, LEGO Gift Guide: Best LEGO Sets for the Holidays, Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 5 Review – The Jedi, How to Buy a PS5 and Xbox Series X on Black Friday. And did we mention that helmet? It must be difficult to be the sister of a giant wolf and a serpent that can coil around and crush the Nine Realms, but that was Hela’s lot in life. Kind of ironic that in Thor: Ragnarok, Hela is seen shattering that very same hammer. The Goddess of Death then introduced herself to Hogun and Einherjaras as the true heir to Asgard's throne, offering for them to become her allies. She was the revealed first born offspring of Odin, and the older sister of Thor and Loki. Now that we know what a beast Hela can be, let’s talk about her origins. When Thor returns, the hammer accepts him because he now has indeed faced death. Oktober 2017 in den deutschsprachigen Kinos seine Premiere feierte. Thor: Tag der Entscheidung (Originaltitel: Thor: Ragnarok) ist ein US-amerikanischer Superheldenfilm, der am 31. And over the years, many Hela tales were just as awesome as Kirby’s visual design. When she went to an ancient Asgardian stronghold in an attempt to forcefully take Hofund for herself, Heimdall and the refugees had already fled. Uncanny X-Men Annual #9 (1985) where Hela tried to lay claim to the soul of Wolverine, and during Walter Simonson’s immortal mid-1980s run on Thor where Hela cursed the Thunder God by making his bones brittle. Recently, Hela has begun paling around with the death worshipping Thanos. … The ruler of Hel and Niflheim, the character has been a frequent foe of Thor. She isn’t just some hand wringing arch villain, she is a woman of honor that lives by her own code. Hela (Thor: Ragnarok) After Odin passed on, Hela broke free from her prison and introduced herself to her brothers, also expressing dismay in not seeing Odin die. She Is Marvel's First Main On-Screen Female Villain. She later pursued Loki and Thor as they tried to escape using the Bifrost, and managed to banish them to the planet Sakaar, while she arrived in Asgard. Shortly after Thor: Ragnarok begins, Thor and Loki meet Hela, who was freed from her imprisonment after Odin peacefully died on a cliffside in Norway. That intensity, that over the top yet awesome helmet, that dark majesty, it all just screams Goddess of Death. Oh, did we mention that there was once a story where Marvel’s World War II heroes the Invaders had to face down a Nazi controlled Hela in All-New Invaders #1-2 by James Robinson and Steve Pugh? Marc Buxton is an English teacher/private tutor by day,and a super-hyper-uber geek by night. Later, Thor discovers that Storm Giants have kidnapped Thor’s beloved Lady Sif (Storm Giants are dicks).