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Current Alias
Relatives
Freyr (father);

Idunn (aunt);
Gullveig (sister);
Odin Borson (husband, separated);
Cul, Vili, Ve (brothers-in-law);
Balder, Hermod, Tyr (sons);
Angela, Laussa (daughters);
Thor, Vidar (step-sons);
Loki (adopted son);
Red Norvell (foster stepson);
Hoder (nephew);

Large extended family via Odin Borson, Loki and others
Base of Operations
Status
Living Status
Identity
Citizenship
Marital Status
Occupation
All-Mother of Asgard, Queen of Asgard, Queen of the Gods, Norse Goddess of Marriage;[12] former warrior
Characteristics[43]
Gender
Eyes

Irises:

Hair
White (formerly black)
Origin
Origin
Vanir Goddess[13]
Reality
Place of Birth
Presumably Vanaheim
Creators and Appearances

History

Origin

Frigga, or Freyja, was the daughter of the Vanir leader Freyr.[14]

At some point in the Ragnarök cycles, she seemingly had the role of guardian of Hel.[15]

Aesir/Vanir War

At some point, Odin Borson, ruler of the Aesir, decided that the Aesir and the Vanir would unite as one tribe, no matter the cost, and imposed an ultimatum.[14]

While Freyr comforted his daughter with promises of peace, he went to Surtur and obtained his help against the Aesir, answering to Odin's death with war.[14]

Peace

After years of war, Odin proposed to marry Freyja, establishing a truce. When they finally married, the Vanir joined with the Aesir to become the Asgardians[16] and Freyja was appointed goddess of marriage.[citation needed]

For the Vanir and Aesir to be truly united, an heir originated from the wedlock was to be produced,[17] in the person of Aldrif.[18][19]Later she gave birth to their firstborn son Tyr.

War of Angels

When Heven waged war on Asgard, the Queen of Angels kidnapped Frigga's first born daughter 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 Yggdrasil.[18][20] In retaliation for what the Queen of Angels had done, Frigga sought the Norns to struck a deal with them and cast a curse upon the Angels of Heven. Upon their deaths, their souls would be given to Hela to punish them eternally.[21] Unbeknown to the Asgardians, Aldrif was still alive and was raised as one of the Angels under the name of Angela.[22]

Deprived from Aldrif, the Gods thought that no true heir had ever been produced, and the Vanir/Aesir union remained unstable.[17] While Odin dealt with it, Freyja had more trouble, and consequently refused to try again to produce an heir (she stated she hadn't any children of her own, explaining why she had more trouble than Odin to overcome the event).[19]

Balder

Sometimes later, she gave birth to Balder. An ancient Asgardian prophecy foretold Balder's death would initiate an apocalyptic event called Ragnarök which would herald the death of all Asgardians. However, Odin feared that if Balder were known to be his son it would make him a target and hasten Ragnarök; consequently, Balder was brought up unaware of his royal lineage.[23]

Thor and Loki

She raised her husband's son Thor, the god of thunder, though he was not her natural son.[24]After the war Asgard and Jotunheim, Odin adopted Loki, son of King Laufey and he asked Freyja to raise him as her own child.

Third Host

Around 1000 AD, the Council of Godheads confronted the Third Host of the Celestials, who announced they would return in a thousand years to judge if Earth was worthy of existence. While the gods planned to wage war against the Celestials, the Earth goddess Gaea gathered Frigga, Sigyn and goddesses of other pantheons to locate humans across a span of a thousand years and release the latent genetic potential buried within them since the First Host. These superhumans, called the Young Gods, were intended to show the Celestials the greatness humanity could achieve.[25]

Modern Day

Fourth Host

The Young Gods were kept in suspended animation, watched over by Frigga and others. When the Celestials finally returned to judge humanity, Frigga relinquished the Young Gods to Gaea and returned to Asgard. In turn, Gaea offered the Young Gods to the Celestials, satisfying them of Earth’s value.[citation needed]

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Surtur War

During "the Surtur War" against the Fire Demon Surtur, Frigga fled from Asgard with the Asgardian children under her protection. She returned to Asgard after Surtur's defeat, only to find her husband had fallen in battle.[citation needed]

They were later reunited when Thor rescued Odin from the Egyptian death god Seth.[citation needed]

Lost Gods

Odin later attempted to prevent Ragnarok by casting the Asgardians into mortal forms, with no memories of their true lives. Odin became the drunken derelict Wad, and Frigga was cast as his wife Freda Barker. The "Lost Gods" were eventually restored to godhood with their memories.[citation needed]

Ragnarök

Loki slew Balder with a mistletoe arrow, accomplishing the prophecy of Ragnarok, and leading to the realm's ultimate destruction. Frigga was killed in the following steps of Ragnarok.[citation needed] However, Thor survived and enabled those Asgardians who fell during Ragnarok to return to life, including Frigga.[26]

The All-Mother

At some point after her return, Frigga formed a triad of goddesses with Gaea and Idunn known as the All-Mother. Following the disaster of The Serpent's attack on Asgard, Odin summoned the All-Mothers to assume control in his absence.[3] When King Loki allied with Hela and resurrected Jormungand to attack Asgardia,[27] the All-Mother sacrificed her own life to banish the Midgard Serpent back to Hel.[28] Freyja then traveled to Valhalla where she informed the fallen that Odin had sounded the Gjallerhorn allowing the heroes of the past to be reborn and return to fight in the new Ragnarök. They battled the forces of Hel until Midgard and the rest of the universe was destroyed by the incursion from Earth-1610.[29] She was resurrected when the Multiverse was brought back, along with her reality and its inhabitants, but with no memories of their temporary demise.[30]

Following the loss of Thor's ability to wield Mjolnir, Jane Foster gained the ability to pick up the hammer, and she became the new mysterious Thor.[31] Freyja intervened in Odin's attempts to bring her down using the Destroyer Armor,[32] resulting in her arrest.[30] Not long afterwards, Malekith the Accursed assembled the Dark Council to wage war across the Ten Realms.[30] Freyja sent Loki to infiltrate this alliance under the pretense of having returned to his bad ways.[33]

Freyja's trial was interrupted by the new Thor, resulting in a fight against Odin.[2] When an army of Asgardians protesting for Freyja's arrest confronted Odin's forces, Loki stabbed Freyja in the back with a poisoned dagger that sent her into a coma.[33] While Loki was believed a traitor, in reality his actions foiled Malekith's own plans to kill Freyja.[34] Odin took Freyja's body to the chambers of Odinsleep,[33] and remained locked away for months trying to treat her. She woke up miraculously after a speech by Jane Foster opposing Odin stirred something within her.[35] Freyja had already regained her forces when the returned Mangog attacked Asgardia. Loki approached and offered to teleport her to safety, but she refused and berated him for his apparent betrayal despite his explanation. Freyja joined Odin and Odinson's bloody fight against the Mangog, and the three were saved by Thor.[36] As Jane defeated the monster in a battle that cost her the ability to transform into Thor, Freyja and the rest of the Asgardians evacuated Asgardia and escaped its destruction.[37] They later moved back to the city of Asgard.[38]

War of the Realms

Freyja and most of the other Asgardians later relocated to a brownstone in the Bronx. When the Dark Council launched an invasion of Earth, Dark Elf assassins infiltrate the Asgardians' home and attack Freyja who she managed to fight off. Then a massive army of different creatures began invading New York City. When the Dark Council and the Frost Giant king Laufey attempted to kill Freyja, she was unexpectedly saved by Loki. In anger, Laufey devoured Loki, much to Freyja's sorrow. Freyja and the Asgardians aid the heroes of New York City fight off the Dark Council's invasion with Freyja briefly clashing with the Queen of Angels. The Asgardians and the heroes were later joined by King Odin and the Valkyries. Freyja then helped Odin after he was attacked by Laufey and were teleported to the safety of Avengers Mountain with the Asgardians and Earth heroes by Doctor Strange.[39]

After Heimdall passed on his sword Hofund to Daredevil and thus restored the Bifrost, Freyja and a group of heroes were teleported to Svartalfheim to destroy the Dark Council's Black Bifrost, which was transporting to various spots in the Ten Realms. Freyja and her team managed to seize control of the Black Bifrost, but when the Bifrost was destroyed by Dark Elves, Freyja decided to take advantage of the Black Bifrost and used it to help organize the resistance against the Dark Council. However, Malekith realized what was happening and led an attack to retake the Black Bifrost using the Venom symbiote as a Necroblade. Freyja was aided by Odin in his new Iron All-Father Armor. To prevent Malekith from retaking the Black Bifrost, Freyja destroyed it.[40]

Malekith then took Freyja and Odin prisoner at Stonehenge and an issued a challenge to Thor. Thor later fought Malekith with young and elderly versions of versions of himself as well as Jane Foster wielding the Mjolnir of Earth-1610. Thor managed to defeat Malekith and rescue Freyja and Odin after reforging Mjolnir in the Sun.[41]

After Odin stepped down as king of Asgard, Freyja and him went out into kingdoms beyond the Ten Realms to work on their marriage. However, Odin was too stubborn, and eventually, Freyja left him.[42]

Powers and Abilities

Power Grid[44]
Intelligence2
Strength4
Speed2
Durability6
Energy Projection6
Fighting Skills2

Powers

Asgardian Physiology: Freyja possesses all of the various superhuman attributes common among the Asgardians.

  • Superhuman Strength: Like all Asgardians, Freyja is superhumanly strong. She can lift or press about 20 tons.
  • Superhuman Speed: Freyja is capable of running and moving at speeds much greater than that of even the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Agility: Freyja's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Freyja's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Freyja's musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of a human being. She can exert herself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before fatigue begins to impair her.
  • Superhuman Durability: Freyja's body is much more resistant to physical harm than the body of a human. She is capable of withstanding great impact forces, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, powerful energy blasts, and high calibre bullets without sustaining injury.
  • Superhumanly Dense Tissue: Freyja's bodily tissues have about 3 times the density as the bodily tissue of a human. As a result, Freyja is actually much heavier than she appears. This increased tissue density also contributes somewhat to her physical strength.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite her body's resistance, Freyja can be injured like any other Asgardian. However, her metabolism enables her to rapidly regenerate damaged bodily tissue with greater speed and efficiency than a human being is capable of. Injuries such as slashes and punctures can fully heal within hours, whereas broken bones can heal within a few days. However, she isn't able to regenerate severed limbs or missing organs.
  • Superhuman Longevity: Like all Asgardians, Freyja is extremely long lived and ages at a pace much slower than that of a human being. However, unlike some other god pantheons like the Olympians, Asgardians do continue to age.
  • Sorcery: Frigga possesses certain abilities to wield magic, which have not yet been defined, including the spells shielding Balder largely from harm and the ability to transport herself between dimensions, such as Earth and Asgard.

Abilities

  • Trained Warrior: Freyja is a formidable hand to hand combatant, as well as having great proficiency with swordsmanship.
  • Allspeak: Thanks to the Allspeak, Asgardians can communicate in all of the languages of the Nine Realms, Earth's dialects, and various alien languages.

Physical Strength

Frigga, a relatively old Asgardian goddess, can still lift (press) about 20 tons.

See Also

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