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Thor: Ragnarok's Hellfire Gala is deader than ever in costume

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The Goddess of Death Hela, familiar to many fans from Cate Blanchett's portrayal in the

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MCU's Thor: Ragnarok, gets an incredible new costume in Mark Brooks' epic Hellfire Gala tribute art.

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Brooks's Hellfire design for Hela's dead drop costume is both deeply sexy and terrifyingly terrifying, perfectly capturing the essence of the Queen of Hel.

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Hela is an Asgardian goddess, daughter of a past incarnation of Loki and Angrboða,

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who was first introduced to Marvel Comics in 1964's Journey Into Mystery #102 and has remained a formidable foe to Thor,

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the X-Men, and the Avengers ever since. . King Odin gave Hela dominion over the dead in Hel and Niflheim after she came of age,

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and her death power has rivaled even the pure incarnation of Death at times.

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The Hellfire Gala is a now-annual X-Men crossover event in which the mutants of Krakoa celebrate the mutant race with high fashion.

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Although the mutant race has conquered Death, Hela is intrinsically connected to the X-Men and in particular Dani Moonstar,

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the mutant Mirage, who gained the powers of the Asgardian valkyrie in the 90s and is in debt to Hela. Dani Moonstar has,

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on several occasions, used her connection to Hela to request a "blessing" from the goddess,

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usually by reviving a fallen mutant comrade, and surely Hela wouldn't be happy that mutants no longer need such blessings.

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