Personal Info:
Real Name: Hela
Also Known As: Death Queen, Goddess of Death, Halja, Hel, Hela of the Norns, Helen, Leah of Hel, Mistress of the Darkness, The Queen of Death
Place Of Birth: Unrevealed; allegedly Jotunheim (according to Norse myths)
First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery Vol.1 #102 (1964) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Loki, Thanos, Mephisto, Blackheart, Satannish, Dormammu, Frost Giants, Rock Trolls
Group Affiliation: Gods of Asgard, Hell Lords, Black Order
Base Of Operations: Hel and Niffleheim
Grudges: Thor, New Mutants X-Factor and the X-Men
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Gallery: Click
Hela is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, as well as having great proficiency with swordsmanship. She is particularly skillful at using her powers in combat situations.
Enhanced Abilities: Hela’s strength, endurance, speed, agility and durability are all at superhuman levels due to her Asgardian physiology.
Asgardian Stature: Hela is a goddess and as such she has resistance to physical and energy attacks. She is immune to disease and has an extremely long lifespan. As the ruler of Niffleheim she can use virtually any super power, she is aware of anything and anyone in her realm and she commands all who dwell there. Hela has one weakness, the cloak-cowl she wears contains most of her life force. If it is removed she can no longer use her powers and the left side of her body assumes it true form: that of a petrified corpse.
Death Power: Hela holds the power of life and death over the gods of Asgard. Hela can fire eldritch bolts that age an Asgardian to death and her touch is instant death. Hela can also restore the life of a fallen Asgardian.
Astral Projection: Hela can project her essence to whichever dimensions she pleases, for unlimited periods of time.
Hela was born ages ago to parents whose names have not yet been revealed. Legend has it however that Hela was born in Jotunheim, the other dimensional land of giants, one of the “Nine Worlds” of Norse Mythology, and that she is the daughter of the Asgardian god of mischief Loki and the sorceress giantess Angrboda. The three Asgardian goddesses of fate, the Norns, are said to have warned the Asgardian gods that Hela would prove to be a great danger to them.
It is known that Odin, ruler of the Asgardian gods, decreed that Hela would become goddess and ruler of the spirits of the Asgardian dead on the day of her maturity. These spirits dwell in the other dimensional realms of Hel and Niffleheim, two more of the nine worlds, both of which Hela rules. However, Odin himself directly rules the souls of Asgardians and their human worshippers who died in battle as heroes, and had the palace of Valhalla built in a distant section of Asgard, also known as Valhalla, to house them. So Hela is always seeking to bring more Asgardian souls under her control.
Hela at Marvel Database
Hela at Marvel.Com
Hela at Comic Vine