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Sera's early life as one of Heven's Anchorites.

The Life and Death of Sera

Sera was one of the Anchorites, the rare and wingless male Angels of Heven who were kept inside a temple by the Hierophants to pray for the dead Angels who had no soul.[1]

Sera's curiosity led her to start practicing magic in secret from the Hierophants as it wasn't allowed. At some point, Sera followed a Hierophant to the Temple's Furnace.[2] Upon looking into it, Sera saw past, present and many possible futures, and also discovered that the furnace was a powerful engine that the Hierophants planned to use to overthrow the Queen of Angels and take over the other Nine Realms.[3] Sera was caught by the Hierophant she had followed, and as she was about to be punished for the transgression, Sera used a spell out of fear and threw the Hierophant into the furnace, killing her.[2]

When a ferocious monster attacked the Temple of the Anchorites, Sera was ready to protect them. The Leader of the Hunt, Angela, appeared to kill the creature and only accomplished to do so thanks to Sera. As payment for Sera's aid, Angela got her out of the temple she lived as she wanted,[1] and took her to live with her in her manor.[4]

While hunting a fugitive in the Scintilant Sylvanias, Sera and Angela were confronted by a Hierophant who wanted to take Sera back to the Temple of the Anchorites. The Hierophant offered to reveal to Angela what had become of her mother in exchange for Sera, but Angela refused the offer and attacked the deity instead. Defeated, the Hierophant vanished, vowing to take revenge on Angela for defying the Temple. Confused, Sera asked why Angela didn't take the deal, which Angela replied by swearing she would never let her set foot in a Hell like that again. Afterwards, Sera was kissed by Angela.[4]

After many adventures through the Endworlds, Sera died at the hands of one of their enemies. Angela tried anything and everything to bring Sera back to life, but all was in vain.[1]

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Sera at the time Malekith found her in Hel.

Buried in Hel

After her death, Sera was sent to Hel in consequence of a curse Freyja had cast upon the Angels of Heven for having stolen her daughter from her in the past.[5]

For being insolent towards Hela, the Queen of Hel, Sera was sent to a prison cell in the North Wing, where she would be left alone in the dark, just like it was when she was an Anchorite, and it was her worst fear. However, Sera found an ally in the form of Leah, a servant of Hela who taught her everything there was to know about Hel.[6]

Accursed Bond

Sera was eventually found by Malekith the Accursed, who had discovered about the Angels' fate while researching the Tenth Realm with the Norns, who had helped Freyja with her curse, and went to Hel to see it with his own eyes.[5] Sera made a deal with the Dark Elf that he would take her ring and become her vessel in exchange for information about Angela. As he thought he could use it to hurt Angela's father, he accepted,[6] and Sera told him everything about her life, from the very beginning to its fatal end.[5] Bonded by her ring to Malekith, who disguised himself as her, Sera went on a quest with Angela to purify the newborn heir of Asgard, Laussa Odinsdottir, who was possessed by Surtur's power.[7]

After Angela succeeded in purifying her sister from Surtur's influence, Sera and Angela were taken prisoners by the Asgardians, but were released by Odin soon afterwards. As they prepared to leave Asgardia, Malekith was threatened by Angela, who realized he wasn't Sera after all and pointed her iron sword to his neck, forcing him to reveal himself to her. After Malekith told Angela about Sera's fate, she decided to go to Hel to rescue her.[5]

Angela, Queen of Hel

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Sera and Angela together against Hel.

When Angela finally went to Hel to rescue her, Sera attacked her for abandoning her there and also for not coming for her before.[4] Angela apologized for it and said she would do anything to take Sera out of Hel, but Sera told her soul already belonged to the Realm of the Dead, making it impossible for her to be alive again, no matter where she went to. The only way to change that would be by changing the rules and to change them, Angela would have to defeat Hela and take her place as Queen of Hel. However, Angela had to pass through three trials to acquire the power to beat Hela in her own domain.

Sera and Leah then helped Angela pass through the three trials of Hel, which were: overcome fear and defeat Draugr the Fear Avatar;[6] go against oneself nature, which Angela accomplished by sparing the life of the Angel Meresyn;[2] and experience the greatest pain, which for Angela was a life where she never met Sera.[8] Sera assisted Angela against Hela and her army, prompting Angela to defeat Hela and become the new Queen of Hel. After being brought back to life by her lover, Sera convinced Angela, who had abdicated her role as queen, to live in New York City with her, Leah and Thori.[9]

The Faustian Queen

When strange murders started to happen in New York, the new Thor confronted Angela suspecting she had something to do with it. After stopping their fight, Sera explained that the strange incidents were connected to "The Faustian Queen", an enchanted play created by an alternate version of herself to immortalize Witch Hunter Angela, who slew the Enchantress and was cursed with her power, becoming the Faustian Queen. Both the play and the Faustian Queen had ended up in their universe after the death and rebirth of the Multiverse, and after many years trapped in the Realm of Faerie, the Faustian Queen went mad and started to punish the wicked. With no other option, Sera, Angela, Thor, Leah and Thori confronted the Faustian Queen.[10]

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Sera and Angela in New York City.

With the group overpowered, Leah saw herself forced to make a deal with Faustia to save the lives of her friends. In return for seven years, Leah would free Faustia from her curse and reunite her with Lady Serah. Faustia accepted and thus gave them seven years to live. Back to the present, Faustia confronted Leah to make her fulfill her part of the bargain. Keeping her word, Leah took Faustia to Elysium, turned her into the queen of the dead Angels of Heven, and reunited her with her beloved Lady Serah. After the incident, Leah decided she had to find herself and departed with Thori.

Three days later, while on a tour through New York City, Angela proposed a deal to Sera: to love each other as long as they had each other to love; which Sera happily accepted.[3]




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