In Marvel Comics, Hela is one of three children bore to the God of Mischief Loki and the Sorceress Angrboda. Hella and her two siblings the wolf Fenrir and Jormungandr (the Midgard Serpent) were decreed by the Asgardian Goddesses of Fate to be a great danger in the past so Odin, the King of Asgard cast her out to the realm of Hel. Over the years she's tried to capture the souls of the Asgardians and to conquer Asgard on numerous occasion but is foiled time and time again by Thor.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
In the MCU she is named Hela Odinsdottir and is the daughter of Odin rather than Loki (who here is her adopted brother). Hela was born during the Sinister and Primordial Era of the Cosmos and aided in Odin's conquest of the Nine Realms as Odin's general and executioner her wielded the Hammer of Mjolnir. Hela however loved the violence and death of war which caused her to try and overthrow Odin, slaughtering countless Asgardians and Valkyries in the process, leaving only Brunhilde alive. Hela was subsquently imprisoned within Hel for thousands of years.
Hela escaped her prison after Odin's death and she subsequently destroyed her hammer Mjolnir which had been given to her brother Thor and then banished both Thor and Loki to the planet of Sakaar. In their absence, Hela and Executioner conquered Asgard but during the revenge of the Revengers (leaded by Thor, Hulk, Valkyrie, and Loki), Hela fell down on the Bifrost Bridge until Surtur was being summoned which later became the cause of the destruction of Asgard.
- In the film, she is played by Cate Blanchett who also played Galadriel in The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings trilogy in addition to as Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Video Game Appearances