Thor Ragnarok introduced a brand new character in Valkyrie. And judging from the trailer, she seems to be a pretty important part of the movie. Here are five things you need to know about Valkyrie:
Valkyrie Is Based Off Norse Mythology:
The Marvel Universe’s Valkyrie real name is Brunnhilde who is loosely based off Norse mythology. Like the mythological character that she is based off (who was cursed and cast down from her position as Odin’s shield maiden, and forced to live as a mortal) Valkyrie leader of the Valkyrior, responsible for bringing fallen warriors to Valhalla in the Marvel Universe.
That’s Not Her Name:
When Brunnhilde left Asgard and came to Earth, she joined The Defenders. This is where she was named Valkyrie, a name which is used for a race of beings in the Nine Worlds but uncommon on Earth. Although the name change may have been generic, the character gained more recognition with the change.
She Has Been A Part Of Different Teams:
Valkyrie has been a part of some of the biggest teams in the Marvel which include The Defenders and The Avengers. Before she migrated to Earth Brunnhilde was the leader of the Valkyrior, a group of female warriors who Odin created to bring the souls of slain heroes to Valhalla. The Valkyrior already had a small appearance in Ragnarok but Valkyrie seems to have moved from Earth to Sakaar for the film.
Powers and Abilities:
Valkyrie has the special ability to perceive death by sensing a death glow around a person’s body. This does not mean that she knows when a person will die but she knows it will happen soon. She can also transport dead bodies or the dying to the realm of the dead. She is also super strong like most Asgardians and has extensive training in sword fighting as well as unarmed combat and horseback riding.
Thor Was Always Going To Fall For Valkyrie:
In the comics, Thor and Brunnhilde fell in love with each other when both of the characters were in disguise as mortals. The romance did not last long but the two characters became allies in later adventures. It’s still up in the air about Thor having a romance with Valkyrie in Thor Ragnarok but all theories have pointed to that happening.
Original Published: https://www.quirkybyte.com/blog/2017/04/15/thor-ragnarok-facts-valkyrie/