Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it positions Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) as king of New Asgard. Unfortunately for her, this new status isn’t nearly as thrilling as being on the battlefield, and as a result, she’s bored.
But the history of the Valkyries in the Marvel Universe isn’t boring at all. Thompson’s character is one of several to hold the title of Valkyrie, including her fellow Love and Thunder star, Jane Foster.
Who is Valkyrie? And where did she come from?