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Information-silkReal NameLeah
Information-silkAliases"Scary Girl", "BFF", Leigh[1], Hela [2]
Information-silkAffiliationKid Loki
Information-silkBase Of OperationsOklahoma, near Asgard; Formerly Hel
Status
Information-silkAlignmentNeutral
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkCitizenshipAsgardians
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationDead's Keeper, Aide to Hela, Loki's Assistant and Best Friend, Sutur's Spy, Future Queen of Hel
Information-silkEducationSorcery
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderFemale
Information-silkEyesGreen
Information-silkHairBlack
Origin
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkCreatorsKieron Gillen, Doug Braithwaite
First Appearance
Journey into Mystery #624
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HistoryEdit

Quote1 Leah of Hel knows his character better than she knows her own. Quote2
-- Leah src 

A servant of Hela, Leah was initially tasked with assisting Loki against the forces of the Serpent. After the Serpent was defeated, Leah was left on Earth, with Loki arranging for her to stay in a cave near Asgard, much to her chagrin. She had assisted the de-aged God of Mischief several times, mostly using her magic powers since Loki didn't have his anymore.

She wasn't pleased with Hela's decision of staying in Asgard to assist Loki and she continuously remains cold and insults the Trickster. However, Loki stated that she was going to be his BFF, much to her confusion, and usually took her with him to Broxton and shared with her what he liked from Midgard, such as milkshakes and the Internet. He once stated that she was the coolest person in the Nine Realms.

It was hinted that she may have romantic feelings for Loki, though she denied it fiercely. Nevertheless, she appeared to be very protective of Loki as seen when she threw a human bully out a window with only one arm, after he had threatened to beat up Loki. Also, as a Dead's Keeper, she didn't need to sleep so she usually watched Loki's room all night. It was also mentioned that they might have kissed.

On their quest to the United Kingdom to fight the Manchester Gods, Loki changed his mind and decided to help them instead with both Leah's and Daimon Hellstrom's help. They also had been entrusted by Hela with the task of finding the Holy Grail in order to heal her missing hand by the Dísir. Once they found the Grail, Hela's hand returned but at the expense of Leah's life, who started to fade away. In her last moments, Leah told Loki not to be sad because sacrifice was in her nature as a handmaiden. Loki told her he was glad to have known her and, once more, called her BFF. Leah reached out and held Loki's hand with a smile, while telling him that she had finally looked it up and knew it meant "Best Friends Forever", thanking him for the sentiment but asking him if he ever thought it could be true, finally fading away completely as Loki cried for her loss.

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Loki and Leah.

Later, Leah is revealed to be alive and working for Surtur, having betrayed Loki by giving the Warriors Three a Starkphone with photos and videos of Loki's mischief and orders by the the All-Mothers. She also convinced Gullveig, Freyja's sister, to start a war against Asgardia. Later she tells Surtur to let Loki come to her so she can fulfill her revenge against him.

When Loki travels to Muspelheim along with Thori and Ikol, Leah attacks them and reveals herself as the Leah Loki wrote on the Serpent's story to give him a good moment in the past but no further development, making her want revenge against the trickster. Loki appears shocked before telling that it was perfect and reveals that all his past actions were evil. Loki tells Leah how Thor brought him back to life only to abandon him with people who hated him and would never trust him. In both anger and tears, Loki reveals how much he hates all of them and that he and Leah will make them pay by joining with Surtur and help him reduce them all into ashes. However, it turns out that was one more of Loki's lies in order to steal the Twilight Shadow from Surtur. Leah complains to Surtur that Loki has lied and tricked her again, but the fire colossus tells her that he anticipated Loki's deceit and unleashes the Hel-Wolf to kill the boy.

Later, after Loki is saved by the Dísir and Garm, he travels back in time and goes to the Serpent's story once more and gives Leah a story, personality, and freedom of choice. Back in the present, Leah senses that Loki changed the past and summons him to her and Surtur's presence. Surtur tries to kill Loki, but Leah saves him. Loki explains to her that he could have saved the Nine Realms first, but then he wouldn't be able to help her and he couldn't leave her. Deeply moved, Leah thanks Loki for what he did to her and tells him he did the best he could. Now out of plans, Loki and Leah are attacked by the enraged Surtur.

After being saved by Thor and the warriors from the afterlife, Loki and Leah go to Master Wilson and convince him to sacrifice himself and the Manchester Gods to weaken Surtur. However, Surtur's power is still too great for Thor so Loki gives him the Twilight Shadow. Still, Leah points out that killing the fire colossus would create a huge amount of energy and Thor tells them that they'll trick Odin into helping them. Thus, Leah and Loki disguise themselves as Freyja and convince the All-Father to come and absorb Surtur's energy.

Later, the two children find Daimon Hellstrom injured in Leah's cave and he tells them that Mephisto got the Fear crown that Loki created and that he can rule all Hells from now on. After Loki notices Ikol's absence, Leah tells him to stop pretending since Ikol is only in his head. Excusing himself, Loki leaves and tells her that he might be gone for a while.

On his return, Loki refuses to speak to Leah no matter how much she tries, unaware that he can only speak with three people after being blackmailed by his elder self. She takes him to Hel, where he asks Brün to devour him but she refuses. Then, he goes to Hela and tells the Goddess to send Leah away since he doesn't want to have anything to do with her anymore, much to the girl's shock and outrage. As she is sent to the ancient past, Leah screams at Loki to tell her what happened or at least lie, claiming that she will hate him as long there is a heart in her chest. As she disappears, Hela comforts a crying Loki telling him that Leah would grow up knowing how to deal with the likes of him, to his confusion.

After Loki leaves, Hela reveals herself to be the grown up Leah.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

Asgardian Sorcery

NotesEdit

  • Name is an anagram of Hela.

TriviaEdit

  • She likes milkshakes.
  • She stated that she liked bad boys and liked Daimon Hellstrom's lack of a shirt.
  • It was heavily hinted that she and Loki had romantic feelings for each other. (The Mighty Thor Vol 21)
  • Revealed to be Hela's past self written into existence by Loki. Not Loki's biological daughter. (Journey into Mystery 645)

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