- 1 History
- 2 Attributes
- 3 Paraphernalia
- 4 Trivia
- 5 See Also
- 6 Links and References
Aldrif Odinsdottir was the firstborn of Odin and Freyja, and heir to the Asgardian throne. When Heven waged war on Asgard, the Queen of Angels kidnapped Aldrif in an attempt to blackmail Odin into surrendering. He refused, and the Queen seemingly killed Aldrif before fleeing. Following this event, Odin used his powers to cut Heven from the other Nine Realms and Yggdrasill.
After the Queen of Angels ordered the corpse of the baby to be disposed, the queen's handmaiden Loriel, who was tasked to do this, discovered it was still alive, and raised her as one of the Angels under the name of Angela.
Angela was always mocked for being wingless and always sought her mother to comfort her, but at some point, Loriel mysteriously disappeared, leaving no trace behind. Angela eventually became the Leader of the Hunt and went to live in her own manor.
When a monster attacked the Temple of the Anchorites, Angela was tasked to kill the beast, and would have been killed by it if not for one of the Anchorites, Sera. As payment for Sera's aid, Angela got her out of the temple she lived in as she wanted, and took her to live with her in her manor.
While hunting a fugitive in the Scintilant Sylvanias, Angela and Sera were confronted by a Hierophant of the Temple of the Anchorites. The Hierophant wanted to return Sera to her place as an Anchorite in the Temple, and even offered information about what became of Loriel, in exchange for Sera, but Angela refused the offer and attacked the deity instead. Defeated, the Hierophant vanished, vowing to take revenge on Angela for defying the Temple. Confused, Sera asked why Angela didn't take the deal and Angela swore she would never let her set foot in a Hell like that again. Afterward, Angela kissed Sera, finally recognizing her love for her.
After many adventures through the Endworlds, Angela saw Sera die at the hands of one of their enemies. Angela tried anything and everything to bring Sera back to life, but all was in vain.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Sometime later, Angela was pulled out from Heven into the realm of Midgard as a result of the fracturing of space and time derived from Wolverine's attempt to prevent Ultron's rise to power by traveling back in time.
An angry and confused Angela made her way towards Earth to take revenge on whoever had brought her there, unaware as to why she had been pulled out of her home dimension. She appeared on the Guardians of the Galaxy's Earth signal. Gamora intercepted the call and attacked Angela. The rest of the Guardians managed to defeat her, and she was captured. After an interrogation, during which Angela spoke of her home and people, Angela claimed that she was only heading to Earth because she wanted to see it for herself. The Guardians realized they actually incited the fight, freed Angela and accompanied her to explore Earth.
Return to the Tenth Realm
Angela sensed the reopening of Heven to the other Nine Realms by the hand of Thor and Loki, and returned to her home. She found an exhausted Thor having fought the Angels, and proceeded to defeat him in combat, however, he was kept alive under the counsel of Loki, who had sided with the Angels as their "Mistress of Strategies."
While Loki led an Angel fleet to Asgard, under the false pretense to help them destroy it, Thor escaped captivity and engaged Angela in combat once again. This time Thor gained the upper hand and prepared to kill her. Their fight was interrupted by the arrival of Odin, who had been liberated by Loki from his self-exile in Asgard. Odin recognized Angela as his daughter and offered her to join him and the rest of the Asgardians, Angela refused, as she was raised to think Asgardians were her enemies, but couldn't stay in Heven due to the Angels rejecting her for her lineage.
With no place to go, Angela set to explore the other realms. While she was hunting riches at night in the ruins of a palace, Angela was approached by what seemed to be her lost lover Sera. Confused, Angela tried to kill her thinking it was some kind of creature wanting to play with her mind, but she was convinced by her that it was indeed Sera who was thereby making Angela ask three questions only she was able to answer and answering them correctly. When Angela asked Sera how she came back to life, she wasn't able to answer.
After the birth of her younger sister, Angela went to Asgardia and kidnapped her, escaping through teleportation to Limbo. However, Angela was followed by a group of Asgardians, led by her now unworthy brother, Odinson. While she kept them at bay, Sera cast a spell that allowed them to escape to Midgard, and then to Vanaheim when the Asgardians discovered their whereabouts thanks to Heimdall. After dealing with a group of Dark Elves, Angela was guided by Sera to the ruins of the Temple of Union, which symbolized the end of the Aesir/Vanir War, so she could get Siri's wedding dress, the one thing Heimdall couldn't see through. With it, Angela took Sera and her sister to the Moon, where the Guardians of the Galaxy were waiting for them.
While playing cards with her friends, Angela heard something and repeated it, inadvertently calling the Dísir to the Guardians' ship. A fierce battle ensued between the Guardians and the former Valkyries of Bor. The battle ended with all the Dísir left in pieces (literally) and with Brün revealing to the Guardians that Angela had kidnapped the baby Sera was carrying. With the Guardians demanding answers, Angela explained that Odin and Freyja laid together in the realm between realms, where Odin imprisoned Surtur when he threatened to burn everything. The child had three parents, Surtur being the third. Angela needed to take the child to Heven so they would save all reality from burning again. The Guardians didn't believe her, until the baby transformed herself into a fire demon and burned Groot down.
The Guardians took them to Heven, where they were attacked by Angels and Asgardians, who had discovered what Angela was up to through the Dísir and went to wage war on Heven again. An enraged Odinson battled Angela over the fate of their sister and they battled. The battle only ended when a pillar almost fell on the baby and Angela protected her with her own body. Seeing she didn't want to hurt her own sister, Odinson helped Angela to get above the city's furnace, and then she threw her sister into it.
Furious by what Angela had just done, Odinson punched her on the face, but she quickly recovered from it and, claiming she was paying the debt of her existence to Heven by reigniting its engine with Surtur's fire, leaped into the furnace to rescue her sister. With Surtur's power siphoned from her, Angela's sister was starting to get her skin burned when Angela came to save her. She used the metal from her dress' wings to envelope and protect the girl, and, as she couldn't fly anymore, she walked through the furnace's fire to get through its door, located on its base, which was opened by her allies. Heavily burned, Angela, along with Sera, was taken prisoner by Freyja, who commanded the Asgardian army to retreat and took them back to Asgardia.
After the All-Mother told her her sister's name (Laussa) and the All-Father released her, Angela, who had received a mark on the palm of her hand which means "traitor", prepared to leave Asgardia with Sera, but realized that Sera wasn't Sera at all and threatened her with her iron sword. Then, "Sera" revealed herself to be the Dark Elf Malekith the Accursed. Angela demanded answers so Malekith suggested a deal: if she promised she wouldn't tell anyone about his involvements on this event, he would tell her how he knew everything about Sera; Angela accepted. Malekith then told her that he found Sera imprisoned in Hel after he discovered about the Tenth Realm and the curse Freyja cast upon the Angels, a curse that sent the Angels' souls to Hel after their death to suffer eternally. Sera told her history to him and he took advantage of it to impersonate her and make Angela aid him on his quest to conquer all the Ten Realms, which got threatened by the existence of Laussa. With his problem solved, Malekith vanished with a grin, leaving Angela thinking about her next quest: rescue Sera from Hel.
Queen of Hel
Angela fought her way through Hel to find her lover. Upon reaching the North Wing of Hel, Angela was attacked by an unknown individual who cast a spell on her that forced her to relive the memory of the day a Hierophant tried to take Sera back to the Temple of the Anchorites. Angela soon broke free of the spell and proceeded to search for Sera. Suddenly, Angela heard someone singing and followed the familiar voice until she found its owner: Sera. Desperate to finally reunite with Sera, Angela broke her cell's lock and kissed her passionately, but to her surprise, Sera fiercely attacked her for breaking her vow.
Angela apologized for it and said she would do anything to take Sera out of Hel, but her soul already belonged there, making it impossible for her to be alive again, no matter where she went to. The only way to save Sera would be changing the rules of Hel, but to change them, Angela had to overthrow Hela. However, if Angela wanted to succeed, she had to pass through three trials to acquire enough power to beat Hela in her own domain. Angela was helped by Sera in defeating the hordes of the dead and get to the first trial, which was fear. With the assistance of the person who cast a spell on her earlier, Angela was able to overcome her fear and defeat the Fear Avatar, becoming a Corival, an official challenger for Hel's throne, and gaining control over fear. Afterward, Angela was introduced by Sera to the person who helped her on the first trial, Leah of Hel.
To get to the second trial, Angela, Sera, and Leah had to pass through a whirlwind and pay with a memory of theirs. Needing an army, Angela engaged the Angel Meresyn - the very first living being Angela killed - in combat to convince the other enslaved Angels to help her against Hela. After winning the fight without killing Meresyn again, Angela went against her nature, allowing her to pass the second trial, that was chaos, which was now under her control. With an army by their side, Angela, Sera, and Leah prepared to continue their quest when they were confronted by Balder the Brave, Tyr the God of War, and Skurge the Executioner, guardians of Hela.
After defeating Hela's enforcers and what seemed to be her grandfather Bor, Angela and Sera had to pass the third trial, which was painful, both having to experience a life in which Angela never met Sera. Soon after passing the test, Angela was attacked by Hela and her army. In the ensuing battle, Angela used the powers she had acquired in the trials to overpower Hela and her army and managed to defeat her. Taking Hela's place as the new queen of Hel, with Sera as her Royal Consort, Angela pardoned Hela for her crimes against her sisters; broke the curse Freyja cast upon the Angels of Heven and gave them a sundered part of Hel as their new resting place; freed Leah from her fate; and gave Sera's life back to her. Angela then abdicated her role as queen, leaving Balder as the new regent of Hel to keep her new laws, and, after Meresyn told her that she discovered Loriel was alive, Angela went to live with Sera, Leah, and Thori in New York City.
The Faustian Queen
When strange murders started happening in New York, Angela was confronted by the new Thor, who thought Angela had something to do with it. After Sera stopped their fight, she explained to them that the strange incidents were connected to "The Faustian Queen", an enchanted play created by an alternate version of herself to immortalize the Witch Hunter Angela, who slew the Enchantress and was cursed with her power, becoming the Faustian Queen. Both the play and the Faustian Queen ended up in their universe following the death and rebirth of the Multiverse, and after many years trapped in the Realm of Faerie, the Faustian Queen went mad and started punishing the wicked. With no other option, Angela, Thor, Sera, Leah, and Thori confronted the Faustian Queen.
With the group overpowered, Leah saw herself forced to make a deal with Faustia to save the lives of her friends. In return for seven years, Leah would free Faustia from her curse, give her a new place in this new universe and reunite her with Lady Serah. Faustia accepted the deal and thus gave them seven years to live. Back to the present, Faustia confronted Leah to make her fulfill her part of the bargain. Keeping her word, Leah took Faustia to Elysium, turned her into the queen of the dead Angels of Heven, and reunited her with her beloved Lady Serah. After the incident, Leah decided she had to go to discover what was next for her and departed with Thori. Three days later, while on a tour through New York City, Angela proposed a deal to Sera: to love each other as long as they had each other to love; which Sera happily accepted.
Needing more unique power sources to fill the void left by the destruction of the Kree and Skrull Empires, the Brotherhood of Badoon kidnapped Angela and took her to Xalda-Volta. After learning about that, Gamora assembled the Guardians to invade the prison-planet and free Angela, as well as all the other prisoners kept there. With their mission complete, the Guardians went to Moord to take the Brotherhood of Badoon down and rescue Peter Quill, who had been captured by them and sentenced to die in battle against the Monsters of Badoon. Their battle ended when Angela decapitated their remaining leader and menaced to bring about all of Asgard's fury upon them if they didn't surrender and fix what they had done wrong.
When the Guardians returned to Earth to help Captain Marvel deal with Iron Man, Angela returned to the apartment she shared with Sera only to find that she had mysteriously gone missing. As the man who now occupied the apartment didn't know anything about Sera or her whereabouts, Angela left a message explaining what had happened to her if she ever came back. She was subsequently attacked by Maxilin the Accuser, a bounty hunter that had been hunting Gamora and became more than thrilled for meeting Angela instead. After being incapacitated by her, Maxilin offered her his spaceship in exchange for his life, and revealed the reason why she should accept the offer to be Thanos, who was coming to destroy Earth once and for all with multi-species armies backing him up. Instead of running, Angela went straight to the main Brood vessel and slaughtered everyone there, including the Queen. She then forced the rest of Thanos' forces to flee by menacing to unleash the full force of all Ten Realms upon them. With the planet safe, Angela parted ways with the Guardians.
When Loki applied for the Presidency of the United States of America after stopping the Hydra attack on the other candidates and press, Angela started to work for him as his personal bodyguard to discover what had really happened then. It was only after saving his life from a superhuman that Angela was able to ask him about his involvement with Hydra as payment. Knowing her ways, Loki revealed he staged the whole thing for attention. Without the need to work for him anymore, Angela resigned and gave the information she got to Nisa Contreras in exchange for a free lifetime subscription to the Daily Bugle. This information proved to be Loki's downfall as he ended up not being elected, much to Angela's delight.
Angela joined the League of Realms to invade Alfheim without the Congress of Worlds' support, and free Queen Aelsa Featherwine from captivity. Though they managed to save her, Ljosalfgard was burned down and Malekith's forces were still at large.
Desperate to find Sera's whereabouts, Angela went on a rampage across the universe looking for answers. When she entered a mysterious and forbidden place in the void of space, she encountered Kid Loki, a past incarnation of Loki that wasn't supposed to exist anymore. Kid Loki offered Angela help in locating Sera in exchange for her assistance in finding the Naglfar Beacon, a powerful weapon that he intended to use in the War of the Realms. To this end, Angela assembled a group of Asgardians that became known as the Asgardians of the Galaxy. The Asgardians tracked down the Naglfar Beacon, but lost it to the space pirate Nebula. They followed Nebula's trail and eventually secured the Naglfar Beacon from her, in the process stopping her from using the Naglfar Armada to raze the Earth.
Kid Loki fulfilled his part of the promise, and teleported the Asgardians to Ego the Living Planet, where Angela found Sera. She had become part of the Ravagers, a band of mercenaries that had taken upon themselves to protect a group of alien refugees that were being hunted down by the Raiders due to their natural ability to materialize their prayers into diamonds. Their reunion was cut short when the Raiders attacked the refugee camp, but they were eventually routed after Angela killed their leader. Angela tried to convince Sera to leave together, but Sera turned her down, arguing that she had found a purpose in protecting the refugees. Afterwards, the Ravagers and the Asgardians parted ways.
When the Asgardians of the Galaxy reached Asgard to safekeep the Naglfar Beacon, they were instead directed by Heimdall to go to Earth and help fend off Malekith's forces. During battle against the Angels of Heven in Kenya, Angela decided to put the Naglfar Beacon to use by summoning the Naglfar Armada on Heven. Angela's adoptive realm was ravaged by the undead army, and most of the Angels were massacred. The Queen of Angels also died, by Angela's hand. In her last moments, the Queen asked Angela to lead the surviving Angels. However, Angela refused to follow through with her final wish, and instead left the remaining Angels to fend by themselves, putting them in the same position where she had once been.
After the Vridai released some deadly viruses in the USAMRIID Research Compound, they brought Angela, Spectrum, Winter Soldier, Spider-Woman, and Wiccan to the facility so they would be blamed once the Avengers arrived. Blade, who had come across the Vridai in the past, knew they were innocent and decided to help them defeat the actual criminals. Arriving at the Temple of the Three, they fought their way through the Vidrai before coming across their leaders, Count Ophidian and Legie Knight Birgit. While they tried to fend them off, Daimon Hellstrom arrived to aid them but ended up being slain by Blade, who thought he was a Vidrai.
They then arrived in Las Vegas, at Satana Hellstrom's office, where she trapped the Vidrai Daimon. As Wiccan was trying to resurrect Daimon, Angela stayed with him, while the other heroes searched for Vidrai around Satana's club. Then Satana demanded answers, but when she felt Angela's feelings, they kissed. However, the Vidrai ambushed the heroes and kidnapped Wiccan, since they needed a new sorcerer.
Asgardian Physiology: Like all Asgardians, Angela has:
- Superhuman Strength: As the daughter of Odin, she would naturally have far greater strength than the average Asgardian. Considering her ability to match an admittedly weary and wounded Thor blow for blow, noting that he had "a slight edge in raw strength."
- Superhuman Stamina: Angela's advanced musculature is considerably more efficient than that of a human and most other Asgardians. Her virtually inexhaustible stamina enables her to hold her breath for an undefined period of time, and exert herself at peak capacity for months without tiring at all.
- Superhuman Durability: Being an Asgardian Goddess, Angela possesses virtual invulnerability and immunity to all known Earthly diseases and infections. She has so far comfortably flown through the vacuum of space.
- Superhuman Speed: Angela is very fast, even for a Goddess. It was said that she is faster than the Dísir, who is faster than the speed of lightning.
- Healing Factor: Angela is not invulnerable to all harm and it is possible sufficient blunt physical force can injure her. But due to her unique physiology she is able to heal from most injuries much faster than a human being could.
- Longevity: It is a common misconception that Angela and the other Gods of Asgard are truly immortal. Angela and the other members of her race do age but at a rate so slow that to other beings they give the appearance of immortality.
- Allspeak: Thanks to the Allspeak, Angela can communicate in all of the languages of the Ten Realms, Earth's dialects, and various alien languages.
Enhanced Senses: Angela is capable of tracking her prey through scent.
Flight: Angela has shown the ability to fly, not only in the atmosphere but also in the vacuum of space. Through which means she is capable of doing so is currently unknown.
Self Sustenance: She is capable of surviving in the vacuum of space without needing to breathe. Whether or not she requires other sustenance, such as food or water, is unknown.
Angela is a highly skilled hunter, soldier, and hand-to-hand combatant. She is also an expert with any bladed weapon.
Lightning: Angela was shown to be vulnerable to lightning at least on one occasion. That is presumably due to the time she spent on Heven.
Heven Armor: The standard suit of armor worn by the Angels of Heven.
In addition to Xiphos and Ichors, Angela uses the ribbons attached to her outfit as weapons, thanks to the psychic connection she has with them. Angela can use them to strangle or cut her opponents.
- The original Angela, created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane, was an angelic bounty hunter who first appeared in Spawn #9, and died in Spawn #100.
- 83 appearance(s) of Aldrif Odinsdottir (Earth-616)
- 10 minor appearance(s) of Aldrif Odinsdottir (Earth-616)
- 15 mention(s) of Aldrif Odinsdottir (Earth-616)
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- 10 quotation(s) by or about Aldrif Odinsdottir (Earth-616)
- 5 victim(s) killed by Aldrif Odinsdottir (Earth-616)
- 3 item(s) used/owned by Aldrif Odinsdottir (Earth-616)
Links and References
- Aldrif Odinsdottir (Earth-616) on Wikipedia.org
- Angela at the Image Comics Database
- Angela at Comicvine.com