During ORIGINAL SIN, many secrets have been unlocked due to the Watcher’s death. One of those is the fact that Thor has a sister. He’s had one all these years only no one ever knew. What makes this more dramatic, in a comic book fashion, is the sister is an already well-known character, Angela. (There will be some spoilers for ORIGINAL SIN #5.1: THOR & LOKI THE TENTH REALM #1).
Angela made her debut in the pages of Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN and was created by Neil Gaiman. Angela was part of a race of warrior angels who were determined to hunt down the various Spawn’s, or other agents of Hell, over the years. Gaiman owned the rights to the character. He reached an agreement with Marvel to bring Angela into the Marvel universe at the end of AGE OF ULTRON when the time stream had been damaged due to the constant use of time traveling by the various heroes.
Angela being Thor’s sister is only part of the revelation. If you’re caught up on your Thor lore or even if you’ve only familiar with the movies, you know there are nine realms in the Marvel Universe. When the secret of Angela’s connection to Thor was revealed, it also unleashed the fact that there is actually a tenth realm that was hidden from everyone’s memory.
Your immediate reaction might be Odin is a bit of a dog. He must have stepped out and tried hiding his indiscretion by removing this tenth realm from everyone’s perception. That isn’t quite the case.
Thor confronts his mother and demands to know why the existence of his sister was kept from him. In anguish, she tells him he was never told because she saw her die. Asgard was at war with angels. They were determined to destroy Asgard. During the battle, one of the angelic warriors, actually it was the Queen of the Angels, came across Odin and Freyja’s heir—their daughter Aldrif.
Demands were made against Odin—demands to change their way of thinking and simply to surrender. His refusal resulted in the apparent death of his infant daughter. In outrage, Odin unleashed the Odin-Force but it was too late. The Queen of the Angels was gone and took the corpse of their child. In his anger, Odin tore the tenth realm from the others and sealed it away.
Of course that wasn’t really the end of Aldrif. We’ll find out more details in the THOR & LOKI: TENTH REALM miniseries. We’ll find out how she survived and likely how she was raised to become the fierce warrior we’ve seen in the pages of SPAWN and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. What this means for her character or those in the pages of THOR remain to be seen. You’ll want to read the rest of the series to find out.
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