Hela Odinsdottir is the main antagonist of the 2017 Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok and a posthumous antagonist in the 2018 Marvel film Avengers Infinity War.
She was the first born daughter of Odin, which makes her the elder biological sister of Thor Odinson and adoptive elder sister to Loki Laufeyson. She was the Goddess of Death and heir to Asgard's throne who is bent on taking over Asgard with her own army of Berserkers at her side, rebuilding it in her own image and conquering the entire universe instead of simply Nine Realms.
She was portrayed by Cate Blanchett.
Why She Rocks
- She's the first female main antagonist within the MCU.
- On top of that, her very first scene has her quickly establish herself as a force to be reckoned with as she destroyes Mjölnir with one hand, with at this point had been considered one of the most powerful weapon in the Saga outside an Infinity Stone. Not bad for the Smurfette in the Rogues Gallery.
- Cate Blanchett looks as if she was having the time of her life portraying Hela onscreen and her his pretty hilarious.
- Her character stands as a living piece of symbolism of how pieces of history can be different than how they are portrayed. Odin wants the people of Asgard to think he had united the Nine Realms through peace and order, but her daughter Hela serves as a reminder of the truth: That she and her father, Odin were bloody-thirty tyrants. And considering Odin had changed his ways but she hadn't and she was banished until Odin's death, this only makes the symbolism even stronger.
- She's pretty much a one-woman-army and a total Juggernaut. She literally slaughtered the entire army of Asgard singlehandedly. Even Thor, Loki, Valkyrie and Hulk were no match for her. In fact, it literally took starting up Ragnarok itself to take her down. Yep, she's that powerful and tough.
- There's been various complaints that she doesn't get enough screentime to fully explore the more interesting aspects of her character, such as being Thor and Loki's sister.