Hela Odinsdottir was the Asgardian Goddess of Death and the former Executioner of Asgard. Imprisoned in Hel for millennia by her father Odin, Hela was released from her prison following his death and set out to exact vengeance against those responsible while simultaneously engaging in a series of encounters with her younger brother Thor. Gaining power from Asgard, Hela planned to rule Asgard and create an Asgardian Empire. When the people of Asgard refused to bow to her, she set about massacring Odin's armies and enslaving the people, recruiting the foolish Skurge as her Executioner. Eventually however Thor returned with the newly formed Revengers and engaged Hela, resulting in Loki unleashing Surtur who destroyed all of Asgard by finally causing Ragnarök and also killed Hela as a result.