"See you in Hel, monster!"
Loki to Algrim[src]

Hel is a region of Niflheim that serves as the home of the dead who are neither honored nor dishonored.


Exile of Hela

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Valkyries arrive on Hel to stop Hela

Thousands of years ago, Odin banished his daughter Hela from Asgard and imprisoned her in Hel after she attempted to take over Asgard.[1]

Hela later attempted to escape from Hel, prompting Odin to send the Valkyries to stop her. She successfully overpowered the Valkyrie and, with the exception of their leader Brunhilde, executing them in cold blood, but before she could escape, Odin personally entered Hel, defeating her and sending her back to her prison.[1]



Hel among other realms during the Convergence

Hel was among the worlds labeled by Erik Selvig on his chalkboard mapping the Nine Realms.[2]

Loki also promised Algrim he would see him in Hel following their final confrontation.[2]

Hel was visible among other realms during the Convergence during the Battle of Greenwich.[3]

Attack on the HYDRA Research Base

"Thor, report on the Hulk."
"The gates of Hel are filled with the screams of his victims! But not the screams of the dead, of course."
Natasha Romanoff and Thor[src]
Thor mentioned Hel after Bruce Banner stormed Wolfgang von Strucker's base as Hulk at Sokovia.[4]

Thor's Vision


Heimdall mentioning "Thor leading the Asgardians to Hel" during Thor's vision

"Heimdall, your eyes!"
"They see everything. They see you leading us to Hel."
Thor and Heimdall in a hallucination[src]

Hel was mentioned by Heimdall who appeared in Thor's vision instilled by Scarlet Witch on him to incapacitate him during the Battle at the Salvage Yard.[4]

Hela's Freedom

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Hela as she finally escapes Hel after millennia

After the death of Odin, his power over Hela's imprisonment waned until there was no force keeping her at bay. She stepped out of a portal-like gateway soon after, musing that she would have liked to see her father die.[1]


  • In the comics, Hel is ruled and named after Loki's illegitimate daughter, Hela.

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