Find out how they figured out Hela’s fate in season two…? And another great Marvel Studios villain
In a strange twist to the Marvel universe, Season 2, Episode 7 of “What if…?” It depicts the alternate future of Asgard’s goddess of death, Hela, and the unexpected with the ten rings. This twisted narrative begins with the god being taken to Earth by Odin instead of being imprisoned in Hel as in the original MCU. This twist sets off a chain of events that transforms her into an entirely new goddess.
Hela, from the goddess of death to the protector of life
Hela’s odyssey begins with her banishment to Midgard (Earth) by Odin. Stripped of her crown and power, she faced an unknown reality. In this reckless exile, he meets the Wen and the Ten Rings, who present an unexpected alliance. On her journey to Ta-Lo, she finds new purpose and learns the value of mercy, a stark contrast to her past acts of violence. This transformation culminates in a confrontation with her father, Odin, who chooses to show him mercy by applying her newfound Ta-Lo wisdom and abilities. In addition to returning her crown, this act elevates her to a new level of divinity, embracing both death and life.
The climax of this episode focuses on the historical conflict between Hela and Odin. Armed with Ta-Lo’s fighting techniques and a deeper understanding of her inner self, Hela confronts her father. Together with the Wen and the mystical power of the rings, Odin stripped him of his spear of power, Gungir. The goddess’s decision to forgive her father marks a pivotal moment not only in her personal development, but also in the plot, transforming her into a figure of power and authority in the cosmos.
A New Empire: The Unification of Asgard and the Ten Rings
Following their victory over Odin, Hela and Wenwu established a new cosmic order. The merger of Asgard and the Wen’u organization would create a galactic empire tasked with protecting the Nine Realms and beyond. This new situation significantly changes the events in this parallel universe, which suggests radical changes in the lives of other famous characters, such as Thor, Loki, Shang-Chi and Shu Xiling. This combination seems to have created a more balanced and just universe, avoiding tragedies like Thanos’ Ascension.
The fate of this version of Hella is decided in the “What if…?” Uncertainty remains. However, the possibility of him returning and meeting Strange Super and Captain Carter adds a surprising layer of excitement to the series. This variation of Goddess in the MCU multiverse promises to not only expand her character, but explore new narratives and dynamics in this alternate universe.
In “What if…?” Another character who found a new vision
In the series, Captain Carter becomes the central figure, replacing Steve Rogers as the super soldier. In this alternate reality, Peggy Carter takes the super soldier serum in Steve’s place and transforms into a superhero with great powers and skills. This radical change not only changes her fate, but also the course of World War II and the role of women in the Marvel Universe. Captain Carter celebrates female empowerment and heroism, challenging gender norms and redefining the concept of a hero.