The past history of Hela mirrors that of her Earth-616 counterpart, with one minor difference in her origins. On Earth-9997, all the Asgardians were a previously unknown race of aliens that were manipulated by the Celestials centuries ago. As part of the third tier of mutation in the Celestials plans, once a species reached a certain evolutionary point their appearance, super-human abilities and character were defined by those around them. When these aliens arrived on Earth centuries ago, they were convinced by a man named Donnerson (who was manipulated by Mephisto and would later become Odin) that they were the Asgardians of myth. One alien would become Hela.[citation needed]

In recent history, when Loki learned the truth of their origins, he went to Asgard to rally those there to help him defend the Earth from the Celestials. However, Odin would not listen to the former trickster and so he killed himself. Being transported to Hel, he would convince Hela and those in Hel that they were not really dead.[citation needed]

Hela would join Loki's army against the Celestials, however she would be defeated and returned to Hel when the Celestials superior intellect convinced them all that they were still dead. Later, when Loki convinced Thor to help bring down Asgard, they first went to free Clea with Dr. Strange and Xen when she had been a prisoner there for a number of years. Because Clea was hidden in Hel, they agree to exchange on of their numbers to take her place. Odin chose Thor, believing him to not defy his rules. However, Thor would convince those in Hel that they were still alive, and Hel would join them in leaving the realm and would be in celebration afterwards, much to Odin's chagrin.[citation needed]

When Odin's lies were revealed, Hela would briefly return to her previously undefined form with the rest of those of Asgard, but would return to her original role after Odin's plea for them to return. Her fate following this, or if she resumed her role as ruler of Hel remains to be recorded.[citation needed]


Hela is a member of an unknown alien race which has been manipulated by the Celestials. The natural evolution of any species created by the Celestials are three fold and happen over centuries of evolution: The first is an original mutation, based on some subconscious level by the individual, the second is that all members of that race have the same power, the third is a power that the beings lose all self definition and their appearance and abilities are at the whim of others belief in them.

Hela's evolution was such that it was at the third tier of mutation, as such her abilities and powers likely mirrored that of her Earth-616 counterpart, because that is what Odin believed her abilities should be. Further, this was reinforced by the belief of her fellow Asgardians and the population of Earth.

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