Marvel Comics’ version of Valkyrie made her live-action debut in Thor: Ragnarok, leaving many fans to wonder: “Who is Valkyrie again?” Well, dear reader, allow us to be of assistance.

Like Thor, Loki, and the rest of her Asgardian compatriots, Valkyrie has deep roots in Norse mythology, making her one of the oldest characters on Marvel’s roster (historically speaking).

The leader of the Valkyrior, Brunnhilde was chosen to be a shieldmaiden by Odin himself, escorting those killed in battle to Valhalla, where the greatest heroes reside and wait for Ragnarok, the final battle at the end of the world.

Eventually, though, Odin cut a deal with the Celestials, banning the ...

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