- "I'm not a queen or a monster. I'm the Goddess of Death."
- ―Hela to Thor
Hela is the Asgardian Goddess of Death who was imprisoned for millennia. Released early by mistake, she immediately sought her revenge against those who had imprisoned her for all those years, battling against Thor who had challenged her freedom.
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- "Asgard is dead and it will be reborn in my image."
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Powers and Abilities
- Weapon Manifestation: Hela can manifest weapons out of different parts of her body, such as her sword.
- Superhuman Strength: Hela is strong enough to effortlessly catch Mjølnir with one hand after it was thrown point-blank at her with full speed. She also crushed it with no effort. Whether she crushed it through magical or physical means remains to be seen.
- Expert Combatant: Hela is a highly skilled combatant, capable of slaying and overpowering multiple Einherjar in battle.
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- In Norse Mythology, as in the comics, Hela is the illegitimate daughter of Loki. She was raised in the care of Asgard for a time until she was appointed as ruler of Hel and Niflheim by Odin.
- Hela is the first female main antagonist in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
- Hela's sword bears resemblance to All-Black the Necrosword. In the comics, it was wielded by Gorr the God Butcher and used to slay numerous gods across the universe, including the Asgardians.
- To prepare for her role as Hela, Cate Blanchett studied Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art.
- Cate Blanchett accepted a role in this movie to please her children, who are Marvel comics fans. Blanchett's eldest son Dashiell John Upton suggested she take the role of Hela, saying it'd be a career boost.