"A man will sell his loyalty for gold, but he'll sell his soul for beauty and love."
Alias: Enchantress, Beauty Incarnate, Mistress of Magic, Sorceress Supreme, Goddess of Beauty
Place of Birth: Asgard
Species: Aesir (i.e. Asgardian god)
Residence: Asgard or Earth; Currently Ellesméra
Height: 6'3" (varies)
Weight: 450 lbs (varies)
Hair: Blonde (varies)
Eyes: Green (varies)
Occupation: Goddess, sorceress; (Formerly) Queen of Asgard, Queen of Elysia
Affiliation: Asgardian Gods
Identity: Secret on Earth, public in Asgard (with pardoned criminal records)
Marital Status: Single
Beauty is Born
Amora was born sometime during the end of Asgard’s first era, making her the youngest of the oldest Asgardians. She was raised by two of Asgard’s most illustrious nobles, and spent her childhood alongside other young gods such as Thor and Sif. Despite effortlessly displaying the manners and grace expected of an Asgardian noble, Amora’s tendencies for mischievous and often cruelty were apparent even as a child. Having an inborn affinity for magic, she often cast harmful spells on her fellow young gods, and was always eager to cause trouble and distress for others. Her favorite target was Sif, who consistently managed to gain Thor’s affections much to Amora’s endless annoyance. This habit of wickedness brought Amora a reputation of distrust before she had even reached adulthood, however, she quickly learned of ways to manipulate the opinions of those around her.
Even in childhood, Amora’s striking beauty was apparent. But as she grew into a young adult, this natural allure became one of her greatest tools for manipulation. She would often seduce palace guards to ignore her mischievous activities, or enthrall a member of the Imperial Guard to act as her personal sword in harming whomever she pleased. Her frequent acts of seduction and undeniable ethereal beauty made her the favorite of men throughout Asgard, but a distrusted enemy among most of the city’s jealous goddesses.
Along with her seduction prowess, Amora took a large interest in refining her vast innate mystic abilities. From her earliest years of childhood, Amora took up, with little effort, the spells and skills of sorcery far beyond her years. Her raw ability to manipulate the mystic energies of Asgard proved an invaluable match to her instinctive ability to understand and learn even the most arcane of mystic practices.
With a superior knowledge of basic sorcery mastered in her childhood, Amora sought a tutor to further her mystic training in her young adulthood. Only interested in being taught by the best the Nine Realms had to offer, Amora began her training under Karnilla, the Queen of Norn and arguably the greatest sorceress on Asgard. Karnilla showed Amora many ways to better harness and manipulate her innate mystic power, as well as frequently tutoring her on spells usually learned by sorcerers far more experienced than Amora. Amora effortlessly absorbed every piece of information given to her with an endless hunger for not only mystic knowledge, but power. This craving to use magic to control or hurt others caused Karnilla to begin to question the dangers of teaching such a powerful and cruel young sorceresses, and she eventually dismissed Amora from her tutelage. However by then Amora had already amassed a knowledge of the mystic arts far surpassing those of even the most experienced sorceress. But she was still intent on learning more.
After being denied any more tutoring from Karnilla, Amora spent centuries seducing countless mystic throughout the Nine Realms in order to attain their arcane knowledge. These acquisitions, paired with her previous knowledge and innate power and skill, proved Amora to be one of Asgards greatest sorceress before she had even reached adulthood.
Today, millenniums of knowledge and experience later, Amora is regarded as not only one of the greatest (many argue the best) sorceresses on Asgard, but in all the Nine Realms.
Asgard's New Queen
Amid the siege of the Midgard monarch Otto von Doom, Amora the Enchantress was noticeably absent from those fighting to protect Asgard. Unknown to her fellow Asgardians, the sorceress had left the City of the Gods to travel to Vanaheim, home of the Vanir (an older, sorcerous branch of the Asgardian). Here she acquired one of the reality-altering Cosmic Cubes.
Returning from her disappearance not to Asgard, but Midgard, Amora's first matter of business was to attain an audience with none other than Von Doom, the man who had attacked and embarrassed her people. Traveling, alongside Valdar, to Von Doom's castle in his home country of Elysia, Enchantress used her silver tongue to strike a deal with the powerful monarch. Guaranteeing him the Cube in exchange for temporary control of the Elysian throne, Amora promised Von Doom the Cube would be his as soon as she had successfully attained the High Seat of Asgard. With this agreement, Von Doom stepped down from the throne, allowing Amora to have all of the Elysian forces in her control.
In the face of the All-Father's death, Asgard was desperate for another ruler to gather the broken pieces of their realm. This allowed Enchantress to quickly and easily take her place on the High Seat, which began a new era of prosperity for the City of the Gods. Under her cunning and strict leadership, all aspects of Asgard begin flourishing as it hadn't for centuries. Gold began flowing in overabundance as the economy saw every citizen lived comfortably and happily, while drastic changes in the Imperial Guard reinstated Asgard as the strongest city in all the Nine Realms. The City of the Gods had regained all the glory it had been built on, all at the hands of the Amora the Enchantress. But, despite the prosperity of Asgard's inhabitants, Enchantress remained primarily concerned with her own power-hungry agenda and the day Von Doom would return to reclaim the Elysian throne.
A Game of Thrones
Otto von Doom's inevitable return to reclaim that which Amora had taken him through faulty promises brought another war to Asgard's gates. The Elysian Emperor traveled to the highest of the Nine Realms backed by his most valiant warriors and most imposing weapons, threatening to take back not only what Amora had stolen from him, but whatever else he desired as well. A full-scale battle between the Enchantress and the Von Doom ensued, in which Amora tipped the fight's scale in her favor by augmenting her supreme sorcery with the power of the Cosmic Cube. However, fearing how the massive amounts of energies could damage the very strings of reality, Thor Odinson intervened to keep the Cosmic Cube out of Amora and Von Doom's battle. As their battle continued to seemingly no end, the safety of the universe itself seemed to be once against put at risk by the sheer power being exchanged between the goddess and the emperor. Realizing there would be no prize to be won in a destroyed universe, the feuding rulers put both of their hubris aside to come to a mutually beneficial compromise. Amora returned the Elysian Throne to its rightful ruler, as well as giving Von Doom the Cosmic Cube, as had been promised. However these conditions were granted only on the agreement that Amora would be left to rule Asgard, without Von Doom ever stepping hostile foot on her realm or using the power of the Cube to challenge her again.
While this arrangement kept the Enchantress safe from the forces of Von Doom, it did not protect her from the distrust of her people. Her paranoia of being overthrown only grew by each passing day, her behavior growing less irrational as she had guards expelled from her service for no justifiable reason or had citizens banished at even the suspicion of treason. The people of Asgard became reminded of the cunning, merciless Enchantress they had learned to distrust and fear throughout the centuries, and, quickly, support for Odin's rightful heir, his son Thor, to replace the goddess became unavoidable. Amora knew even if she tried to fight to keep her throne, the forces opposing her would eventually become more than the sorceress could overcome.
Amid this tumultuous period during her reign, the Enchantress began a passionate affair with the lifelong subject of her affections: Thor. They met frequently under the noses of both the Asgardian people as well as Thor's wife, Sif. Thor's desire to protect his new lover only furthered him to encourage her to abdicate her throne, and allow him to become King before the Asgardians forced her to. Seeing no better alternative to her incoming overthrow, Amora agreed to allow Thor to claim his destined place atop the High Seat. This allowed Enchantress to return to traveling the Nine Realms, Valdar by her side, in search of power and pleasure.
Powers and Abilities
A Comprehensive List of Enchantress' Magic Abilities
Amora has the near-ageless, superhuman physique of a typical Asgardian goddess, though she seldom relies on her physical prowess. Amora prefers to use sorcery and seduction. Few can resist her beauty, particularly when she augments it with her magic; a single kiss is often enough to make a man her slave.
Enchantress is one of, if not the, most powerful mystics in Asgard or all the Nine Realms, capable of energy blasts, protective shields, illusions, levitation, teleportation, conjuring, interdimensional travel, transmutation, time-disruption, etc. She is also an apt telepath, being able to control the minds of others, read their minds, project her astral form and can actually use her telepathy to span galaxies in instants. As her sorceress powers stem largely from Asgardian sources, her magic is strongest within the realm of Asgard and gradually diminishes the longer she remains outside of Asgard, though her powers never fade completely.
As the Goddess of Love, she has absolute control and divine authority over the emotions of love and desire. She is able to arouse love and passion in others, and to entrance any mortal or god she desires with control over love, lust, beauty and other things related to them.
Beauty and Omnipotent Allure
As the Goddess of Beauty, Amora can change her appearance at will, depending on the perception of beauty of the person she is in the presence of.
Amora possesses the conventional attributes of an Asgardian woman ("goddess"). Her physical abilities include; superhuman strength as she is able to lift roughly 25 tons, along with enhanced speed, durability, agility, reflexes, and stamina. Amora's physiology also grants her an extremely long life span, as well as a regenerative healing factor. While she cannot regrow organs or limbs, she is immune to all known Earthly diseases and infections.