During this respite, Hela attempted to escape imprisonment in Hel and was near successful. Odin dispatched the female warriors known as the Valkyrie to stop her. Though some of the strongest and most impressive Asgard could offer, Hela managed to massacre the entire force but one before Odin stepped in to send her back to prison.
In the modern era, Odin’s power waned when Loki ambushed him, removed his memories and left him in a nursing home on Earth while the Trickster assumed Odin’s form and throne. Thor soon discovered the ruse and tracked down their father in Norway with brother in tow. Odin’s weakened state had brought about Ragnarok, the death of Asgard, and Hela’s escape. Appearing alongside her brothers, moments after Odin’s death, Hela demanded their kneel before their queen!
A battle between the siblings resulted in Mjolnir crushed in her hand. Loki called for the Bifrost to take them back to Asgard, but Hela jumped in too. She attacked both brothers and knocked them off the path, sending them to Sakaar. However, she made her way to Asgard where Volstagg manned the Bifrost. She immediately killed him and also Fandral before asking if Skurge wanted a job working at her side.
With the Einherjar army – including Hogun – ready to take her on, Hela introduced herself as queen and explained that it was their duty to conquer all life. The Asgardians didn't take kindly to this; Hogun led the battalion against her, but ultimately, they all fell to the Goddess of Death.