- If there's one thing I've learned, it's----the Defenders always turn up!
One night, Misty Knight stopped some mercenaries from smuggling ancient Asgardian artifacts, though they manage to get away with their primary target. Misty took the recovered artifacts to Dr. Annabelle Riggs, who was excavating a viking burial site and inadvertently awakened the dead vikings with one the artifacts. Misty battled the vikings and was soon joined by Valkyrie, who sensed the commotion. When the fight was over, Valkyrie agreed to take Annabelle and Misty to Asgardia to seek council on the matter.
The mercenaries kidnapped Dani Moonstar and brought her to Caroline le Fay, who wanted to become a Valkyrie like Dani. In Asgardia, the All-Mother explained to Valkyrie, Misty, and Annabelle that the dead Vikings signalled the return of the Doom Maidens: corrupted Valkyries, who come to fill the void left by Valkyrie's inability to assemble a new Valkyrior. Hela, aware of the Doom Maidens' return, brought Hippolyta from the Underworld to help set things right.
The All-Mother teleported Valkyrie, Misty, Annabelle, and Hippolyta to Harrowpoint Island, Washington, where Caroline le Fey had taken Dani Moonstar to use her in a ritual to summon the Doom Maidens. Once inside le Fey's chamber, the heroes discovered that the Doom Maidens had already arrived. During the subsequent battle, Annabelle managed to free Dani before the Doom Maidens halted their fighting, recognizing Valkyrie as their "sister".
The heroes retreated to Misty's safe house in New York City as the Doommaidens gave chase. There, Valkyrie had a vision from long ago of herself leading an attack on Odin. Valkyrie decided to take Dani and Hippolyta and lead the Doommaidens away from the city, while Misty and Annabelle called Heroes for Hire for help.
Age of Ultron
Wolverine (Logan) and Invisible Woman (Sue Storm) tried to assassinate Ultron's creator, Henry Pym to prevent Ultron from taking over the world. In the divergent timeline created by Pym's death, Morgan le Fay and her husband Dr. Doom conquered half the planet. Le Fey and Doom's daughter, Caroline, recruited Hippolyta to seek revenge for abandoning her as a child. In Latveria, Caroline and Hippolyta discovered that Doom had died and was replaced by Ares, Hippolyta's father. Hippolyta defeated Ares and took back command of the Amazons, who were subdued by him.
Post-Age of Ultron
In Descanso de Deus, Brazil, Valkyrie, Hippolyta, and Moonstar ascended to a mountaintop mesa littered with stone carvings that mark an arena. They soon confronted Caroline le Fay, Mr. Raven, and the Doom Maidens astride their demonic dragons, which douse the three with hellfire before Hippolyta heaves a stone carving at one of the dragons, knocking it out of the sky. The Doom Maidens dismount and attack, and Valkyrie, Hippolyta, and Moonstar fended them off before realizing that they were outnumbered. Moments later, Misty and Annabelle arrived on the scene with a battalion of superheroes, including Hellcat, Tigra, Black Cat, Spider-Woman, She-Hulk, Elektra, Storm, Thundra, Tarantula, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, and Colleen Wing. The heroes launched themselves into the fight and managed to subdue the Doom Maidens, even as Thundra questioned Annabelle's continued presence. In the midst of the fighting, Moonstar spotted Caroline and confronted her, fighting and subduing Mr. Raven before Caroline explained that Moonstar is "the battery" that powers the ritual to awaken the Doom Maidens. She then explained that Valkyrie brought Moonstar to Brazil in order to power the Valkyrie's transformation into the maiden of rage. Valkyrie then transformed and destroyed Hermotha, leaving She-Hulk to prepare to battle the newly awakened Maiden of Rage.
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