Between the events transpiring in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after Thor: The Dark World, and with the recent casting news from Thor: Ragnarok, comes the question: Where is Amora, the Enchantress? Rather than exploring several theories of her whereabouts in the MCU, let's detail the evidence surrounding her existence, tie them in with recent MCU movies and story arcs from the comics, and conclude with a solid theory on where she is, what she is doing and when we could see her going forward.
Thor, The Convergence And Lorelei
In Season 1 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., before Grant Ward hailed Hydra, the Asgardian criminal, Lorelei, descended down to Earth. With the ability to control men by her voice, she quickly made a biker gang her slaves and later traded them all for the servitude of Ward. With the help of Lady Sif, the S.H.I.E.L.D. team soon apprehended Lorelei. It was explained on the show that Lorelei’s appearance on Earth was due to the Convergence event that happened in Thor: The Dark World (the opening of portals for a period of time between the different Asgardian realms). Moreover, it was said that Lorelei was being held captive in the dungeons of Asgard by Odin, and that Odin had ordered Lady Sif to retrieve her. An excellent point mentioned in the Marvel Wiki page is that since this episode of Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes place after Thor: The Dark World, then it was actually Loki in disguise as Odin who ordered Lady Sif to bring back Lorelei to Asgard. We’ll come back to that later.
Skurge, Hela And Valkyrie In The Comics
Marvel revealed a few months ago the casting of Karl Urban, Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett, in the roles of Skurge, Valkyrie and Hela, respectively. A large part of Skurge’s history in the comics revolves around Amora. Like Lorelei, Amora also possesses the ability to control men against their will (the two are actually sisters in the comics). While Amora did have control over Skurge for a long period of time, he was also deeply in love with her. It’s worth noting that when Hela's apocalyptic event happened in the comics (possible SPOILER coming up), Skurge sacrificed himself to defend Asgard. His death deeply affected Amora. Before his death, their adventures included being banished to Earth by the real Odin, where they eventually met Baron Zemo and formed the original Masters of Evil.
Moving on to Valkyrie, her story with Amora takes an interesting swing in the comics. The two at first were not enemies. Valkyrie used to join Amora in epic adventures throughout Asgard until one day Amora betrayed her. Using what is called in the comics “The Crystal of Souls,” Amora trapped Valkyrie’s spirit within the crystal. She then inhabited Valkyrie’s body and impersonated her for many years. It was after making contact with Doctor Strange that Amora was defeated and Valkyrie's spirit returned back to its body. Taking everything we’ve talked about, let’s now formulate a solid theory on Amora’s possible role in the MCU.
The Theory: Enchantress Is Impersonating Lady Sif Or Valkyrie
In Thor: Ragnarok, Loki is ruling over Asgard. With the apocalyptic event nearing, he would probably want his plans of destruction to be carried out accordingly without interruptions. When he became king, Lorelei then become a problem. After the Convergence occurred and she escaped to Earth, it became important for Loki to apprehend her, since she has a history of being a serious trouble-maker. Being that Lorelei is Amora’s sister, the Enchantress would then approve of her capture once more, maybe even making it her personal mission to do so. So where is she? Since Thor: The Dark World and the events of Thor: Ragnarok, Amora could be impersonating Lady Sif or Valkyrie like Loki is impersonating Odin (as he's known to do), part of their grand plan to bring the Ragnarok prophecy to fruition.
Working with the two could also be Hela, queen of the underworld, who could have in her possession the Soul Infinity Stone, in which Valkyrie or Sif’s spirit could be trapped. After Hela is defeated and Valkyrie or Lady Sif's spirit is returned to their body, Amora would then take control over Skurge and with his help, the two would escape to Earth. Knowing that Thor and his friends, the Avengers, would be looking for them, they could turn to the only person who has defeated them, Helmut Zemo, for guidance (Masters of Evil? Thunderbolts?). After breaking him out of prison, anything is possible.
What do you think? Does the theory stand? Could Amora actually be working with Loki, impersonating Valkyrie or even Lady Sif all this time? Does Hela have the Soul Stone? If so, will there be a Doctor Strange connection? Leave your thoughts down in the comments!
[Historical source: Marvel.com]
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