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Thor Now Has a Sister

Through the events of ORIGINAL SIN, this secret past connection is revealed.

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

The question is, is this a good idea? How will this impact Thor and Angela? You can voice your thoughts in the comments below but you can also make it more official-like and vote in our poll.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT ANGELA BEING THOR’S SISTER.

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Posted By Winter_Kills

Now when I see this article, this goes through my mind: "Thor Now Has a Sister...But He's No Longer a Mister".

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Edited By Darkseid_Prime

and of course she has a rockin bod.. she's the sister of Thor!

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Edited By MasterKungFu

Awesome! Another hot Asgardian chick

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Posted By THORSON

so THOR has a sister and is getting turned into a girl......?

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Posted By Wowlock

Thor now has a Sister...

Coupe of days later ....

Thor is now a Woman.

In the possible Future : Odin is now the All-Mother !

Only one I am supporting is the first one...you might guess why.

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Posted By BlueAlchemist

I don't like it. I feel like it was done just to make a "shocker" secret from Original Sins, and a way to make Angela make sense in the Marvel universe, which she doesn't. I think she was added just because they could, and it doesn't feel right to me.

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Posted By Tiamut

So Angela being an angel is going to be retconned?! Please no...

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Posted By TheCollectorx

Wtf Angela as Thor's Sister but why does she look so ...well angel like also what about the Spawn mythos?

Also does this mean that the Marvel universe acnologees the Image Universe ?(I mean in-universe)

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Posted By Herokiller12344

@aros001 said:

First Spider-man, now Thor. Who's next to suddenly have a grown sister appear in their life? Come on people, place your bets!

Cap?

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First Spider-man, now Thor. Who's next to suddenly have a grown sister appear in their life? Come on people, place your bets!

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Posted By Herokiller12344

Wow, I'd never thought I see a retcon this blatant in the modern era....Hey when's Spawn himself gonna get folded into 616?

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Posted By devil leonx

When I first heard I kind of thought oh there making her his sister...so Odin messed around than....but than after reading this I kind of like it and its nice to see Odin is not a dog. I am interested in this and hope for the best. Also at this point I will just be happy if they USE ANGELA at ALL!! She has been severely underused in guardians of the Galaxy.

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Posted By GWHH

At least Odin let the kid leave.

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@danhimself said:

@gojira2014 said:

@danhimself said:

@gojira2014: calm down....there is absolutely no reason to be throwing out insults

The 8-12 year olds with little attention spans too harsh? Thats the targeted demographic for marvel and DC yes? Not adults, that Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and IDW territory.

yes...we don't insult other users on the Vine...and we both know that the targeted demographic at Marvel and DC is not 8-12 year olds

What is it then? I never see 15+ reading them at the store. Your opinion =/= mine. Just as his opinion on Spawn does not equal mine. Just my stance and no way a insult as that is my observations. Last time I checked the insult dictionary saying someone is a possible 8-12 year old (very possible since my 7 year old son goes online to game sites) is not a insult.

Anyway I never intended to insult, and not ashamed of my wording in my observations.

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Posted By danhimself

@danhimself said:

@gojira2014: calm down....there is absolutely no reason to be throwing out insults

The 8-12 year olds with little attention spans too harsh? Thats the targeted demographic for marvel and DC yes? Not adults, that Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and IDW territory.

yes...we don't insult other users on the Vine...and we both know that the targeted demographic at Marvel and DC is not 8-12 year olds

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Posted By Smart_Dork_Dude

@gojira2014: To be fair, I haven't read the newer Spawn stuff, last I heard they replaced Al Simmons, so I can't judge that. I CAN judge the old stuff though and yes it was confusing, full of retcons, and at worst downright nonsensical and not nonsensical in a good way.

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Posted By Gojira2014

@gojira2014 said:

@danhimself said:

@gojira2014: calm down....there is absolutely no reason to be throwing out insults

The 8-12 year olds with little attention spans too harsh? Thats the targeted demographic for marvel and DC yes? Not adults, that Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and IDW territory.

Okay, I read Image for The Walking Dead and Savage Dragon, Dark Horse(The Goon and Hellboy mostly), Dynamite(ARMY OF DARKNESS FTW!! Also where else am I gonna get my Pulp heroes and my Red Sonja?), and seriously IDW? Dude I am a MAJOR TMNT fan, as well as a Whovian so I have read their Doctor Who stuff. IDW is awesome!!! They had freaking Mars Attacks Popeye for crying outloud!! And their MLP: FIM comics are great!!! Yeah I'm a fan of FIM, sue me.

Spawn is a confusing heap of a comic series. It wasn't in the beginning. There was POTENTIAL there for something great, but it lost all that a LONG time ago. I'm not making it up, need proof? Go watch Geekvolution's Spawn year which reviews EVERY Spawn issue that has been published. It has reminded me exactly WHY I dropped Spawn.

Okay, you like Spawn. That's your right as a person. But saying Spawn is GOOD is also your opinion and not a fact. I DON'T like Spawn. I take that back, I like the initial IDEA of Spawn, I like his look, his powers are cool, but Spawn himself? Hell no I don't.

Fair enough, however I have most of the issues and the newer one tap deeper in to the unsolved material of the past and the Armageddon arc wrapped up nicely past loose ends as well. It was a great series that kept adding more but not revealing the hows or why till much later if at all leaving lots to the Imagination. it is great series for me and my friends.

To say as your initial opinion its confusing garbage is what I had issue with.

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@gojira2014 said:

@danhimself said:

@gojira2014: calm down....there is absolutely no reason to be throwing out insults

The 8-12 year olds with little attention spans too harsh? Thats the targeted demographic for marvel and DC yes? Not adults, that Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and IDW territory.

Okay, I read Image for The Walking Dead and Savage Dragon, Dark Horse(The Goon and Hellboy mostly), Dynamite(ARMY OF DARKNESS FTW!! Also where else am I gonna get my Pulp heroes and my Red Sonja?), and seriously IDW? Dude I am a MAJOR TMNT fan, as well as a Whovian so I have read their Doctor Who stuff. IDW is awesome!!! They had freaking Mars Attacks Popeye for crying outloud!! And their MLP: FIM comics are great!!! Yeah I'm a fan of FIM, sue me.

Spawn is a confusing heap of a comic series. It wasn't in the beginning. There was POTENTIAL there for something great, but it lost all that a LONG time ago. I'm not making it up, need proof? Go watch Geekvolution's Spawn year which reviews EVERY Spawn issue that has been published. It has reminded me exactly WHY I dropped Spawn.

Okay, you like Spawn. That's your right as a person. But saying Spawn is GOOD is also your opinion and not a fact. I DON'T like Spawn. I take that back, I like the initial IDEA of Spawn, I like his look, his powers are cool, but Spawn himself? Hell no I don't.

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Posted By Gojira2014

@gojira2014: calm down....there is absolutely no reason to be throwing out insults

The 8-12 year olds with little attention spans too harsh? Thats the targeted demographic for marvel and DC yes? Not adults, that Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and IDW territory.

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Posted By danhimself

@gojira2014: calm down....there is absolutely no reason to be throwing out insults

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@i_dont_like_comics said:

@cbishop: my problem is: why not attach her to ghost rider. she'd fit beautifully as an instrument of god. you know heaven and hell. heaven is represented rather poorly in marvel. ghost rider gets a push, no forced retcon, angel actually fits in, everybody wins.

This 100%

@smart_dork_dude said:

@danhimself: Essentially she was a Hellspawn killer. I'd say more, but trying to explain ANYTHING about Spawn is a headache. I only read the first couple of arcs before I dropped it because it got so damned confusing!!! People say comics are confusing and hard to get into for new readers........ Trust me Marvel on its off days and DC as it was in the pre-New 52? Yeah they don't hold a CANDLE to the levels of confusion, retcons, semi/sorta reboots, and baffling leaps in logic that Spawn is.

I KINDA wish Marvel had somehow managed to get the rights to Medieval Spawn(Yeah that exists and was created by Niel Gaiman) so we could have a Spawn that at least made sense.

Disagree dude, Spawn is only confusing you because you never read it through. They have in issue 200 reveal secrets from Issue 1 and on! There is always something being touched on, or coming back too in Spawn. Its not confusing but brilliantly done as many writers as it has been through.The reason you had a hard time with it is because its not made for 8-12 year olds with little attention Span and just want to know everything in the first arc.

As for this twist for Angela, this ****ing sucks! She is a Angel, how do Angels translate to Asgardians!? Give Christians something to like. You think they really worship Norse Mythology as a real religion. nothing can happen without Odin in the Marvel Universe.

oh well.

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Edited By jetscreamer1

When Gaiman decide to take Angela out of the MU, they will have to do another retcon to explain this retcon.

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Posted By Winter_Kills

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@fresh_prince said:

Loved the whole twist and how there is actually a 10th realm of angels. I think it brings something new and exciting to the whole lore that surrounds Thor only making it more interesting and giving the writers more to work with. I love this whole idea and really enjoyed the issue.

In total agreement, as a long-time Thor fan- love your avatar by the way! Angela & the Tenth Realm can only add to the mythos & the creators have been doing great with Thor & Loki thus far. I would love to see Thor & Angela be involved in some space-opera goodness, maybe fighting Surtur & the demons from Muspelheim trying to invade the MU- that would be pretty cool to see I think.

Thank you! Glad to share an opinion with a fellow Thor fan. The possibilities are endless right now with this new direction and with Jason Aaron handling it I have no doubt it will deliver.

I'm always glad to chat with another Thor fan! You're right, Jason Aaron has really explored everything that is awesome about Thor & his mythos, & is expanding it as well, & as you said the possibilities are endless. There are so many stories that can be explored across the realms- & the realms that are seldom explored & ones we are just learning about- not to mention that Aaron has opened the door for more possibilities from the past, present & future, a concept I have always liked since Thor: God of Thunder's inception, & which definitely works for an immortal like Thor, who will exist in some form in all three points in time. I daresay this is one of the best Thor runs since Simonson. There's gonna be a lot of awesome stuff coming down the pike, I feel. It's a good time to be a Thor fan. :)

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Posted By TommytheHitman

So what's Marvel going to do when Neil Gaiman decides to leave and takes Angela with him?

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Posted By E1000

I know it is no big secret now, but I would have liked to learn this in a comics, not on a headline of my comicbook website.

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Posted By Jan_Valker

Retarded, but they had to make something of the character. Could be worst.

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Posted By Glarinetta

@thorson said:

norse mythology radicals are going to be pissed...

This

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Posted By THORSON

norse mythology radicals are going to be pissed...

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Posted By jayc1324

This is awesome. Groundbreaking even.

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Posted By Perfect 10

since the series was announced it was known that angela was going to be thor's sister so not big news to me. love all these characters so works great for me, prefer gods anyways. also explains the difference in powers from image to marvel. wonder if they will add any new powers to her once this series is over? give her a weapon that lets her manipulate energy in some way like thor controls the weather

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@fresh_prince said:

Loved the whole twist and how there is actually a 10th realm of angels. I think it brings something new and exciting to the whole lore that surrounds Thor only making it more interesting and giving the writers more to work with. I love this whole idea and really enjoyed the issue.

In total agreement, as a long-time Thor fan- love your avatar by the way! Angela & the Tenth Realm can only add to the mythos & the creators have been doing great with Thor & Loki thus far. I would love to see Thor & Angela be involved in some space-opera goodness, maybe fighting Surtur & the demons from Muspelheim trying to invade the MU- that would be pretty cool to see I think.

Thank you! Glad to share an opinion with a fellow Thor fan. The possibilities are endless right now with this new direction and with Jason Aaron handling it I have no doubt it will deliver.

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@hecktate:

ah ha, that makes sense, i get it now, thanks!

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Posted By Teerack

Marvel could have had a great unique I.P. what do they do? Stable her face to Thor/Asgard.

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Posted By Squares

@ostyo: I really don't know enough about her to know how to incorporate her.

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Posted By amazing_webhead
@amazingwebhead said:

Wait, does this make Spawn a Marvel hero now?

"Tenth realm"? Remember a few months ago when I said they could call this "Retcons: the series" and everyone asked me if I meant it in a bad way, and I said "no"? Well, now I do mean it in a bad way.

*finger snap* I just realized who's costume she's ripping off! Red Sonja!

Nope. This has nothing to do with the rest of the Spawn universe. It's just Angela, because Neil Gaiman had the rights for the character after he created her in the pages of Spawn. After years of legal confontations with McFarlane, Gaiman finally got the 100% of the character's rights for himself and then decided to bring her to the Marvel Universe. So yeah just her.

Thank you for clarifying.

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Posted By Mrfuzzynutz

She should never be in the marvel Universe...period. But this is one of the best ways to add her to the mix that would make any sense.

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Posted By Ostyo

@squares: Yeah. That does make sense. What would be your method of bringing Angela into the Marvel lore?

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Posted By MideonNViscera

Man, Angela sure is uninteresting. Sorry Neil.

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Posted By Winter_Kills

Loved the whole twist and how there is actually a 10th realm of angels. I think it brings something new and exciting to the whole lore that surrounds Thor only making it more interesting and giving the writers more to work with. I love this whole idea and really enjoyed the issue.

In total agreement, as a long-time Thor fan- love your avatar by the way! Angela & the Tenth Realm can only add to the mythos & the creators have been doing great with Thor & Loki thus far. I would love to see Thor & Angela be involved in some space-opera goodness, maybe fighting Surtur & the demons from Muspelheim trying to invade the MU- that would be pretty cool to see I think.

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Posted By MAZAHS117

His sister?! I guess no Asgardian/Angel babies being made for Thor now.

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Posted By cbishop

@cbishop: my problem is: why not attach her to ghost rider. she'd fit beautifully as an instrument of god. you know heaven and hell. heaven is represented rather poorly in marvel. ghost rider gets a push, no forced retcon, angel actually fits in, everybody wins.

@_zombie_ said:

@cbishop: Yeah, I knew it was inevitable when she appeared in GotG. I'll get over it eventually and just enjoy her character, it's just a temporary gripe for me.

I think it just has to do with Marvel not really thinking about how their various mythologies could mesh yet. I mean we have Norse mythology with Thor, a pseudo-ange/demon thing going on with Ghost Rider, and Egyptian mythology with Moon Knight (although that last one's reallymuddled). I think all it boiled down to is Angela looks like a Marvel Valkyrie (the group, not the wielder of Dragonfang), so connecting her to Thor seemed right.

Connecting her directly to Thor just kind of had to happen to really make her part of that family of characters. It's the difference in Kathy Kane being married to Batman in one continuity, but in another continuity just being some chick who made her own Batsuit to patrol Gotham in. If Angela is Thor's sister, there's just no denying her as part of the Thor dynamic. If she had been just introduced as a Valkyrie (which I've always thought she looked like) then pft, whatever, there's anywhere from nine to an army of those- she could just fade off into the background without losing too much sleep over her. They needed to show that she could be major at Marvel, not just part of some pre-existing group that nobody cares about. Valkyries are cool, but Marvel really only focuses on one- two if you count Dani Moonstar. And angels are so ill defined at Marvel, putting her there would have just been a clusterhump.

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Posted By Dynamo8

. . .so Thor, is she seeing anyone?

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Posted By Primebonnick

@hecktate: full blooded no man thor's mom is still gaea freyja is his step mom so it's half blood. @son_of_simba: Bor had red hair so it can still work

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Honestly, I was more taken aback when I was younger and I found out Thor had a lot more brothers than just Loki. So with that revelation, this doesn't bother me much. Yet another sibling, okay, whatever. Angela being shoehorned into that role, though, is a little 'ungh...', but if she truly does end up being a longstanding Marvel character, then the Spawn stuff will just be a fun trivia question and not much else.Similar to why Hyperion was originally made. Now, it's not that big of a deal.

The Tenth realm thing is a little more 'eek!'-worthy.

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Posted By _Zombie_

@cbishop: Yeah, I knew it was inevitable when she appeared in GotG. I'll get over it eventually and just enjoy her character, it's just a temporary gripe for me.

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Posted By Experio

Eager to see where this goes, the story so far is interesting.