Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death, wielded the Necrosword in Thor: Ragnarok. A new MCU theory suggests she stole it from the Symbiote God – Knull.
Hela’s return in Thor: Ragnarok
Thor’s half-sister – Hela, was kept as a prisoner for eons. And the only thing keeping her in lock-up was Odin’s powers.
After Odin’s death, Hela makes a come-back in Thor: Ragnarok. She makes sure no one doubts how dangerous she can be.
During a deadly battle, she demonstrates her powers by instantly generating numerous weapons. The Goddess of Death conjured arms ranging from axes and swords to projectiles.
Thus, she proved that her skills were inspired by the God-Butcher – Gorr.
All-Black the Necrosword originally belonged to whom?
Gorr last appeared in Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s Marvel NOW! Comic series – Thor: God of Thunder (2012). The comic confirmed that Gorr possessed a weapon called All-Black the Necrosword.
This directly implies that the sword wielded by Hela in Thor: Ragnarok was the same. But gradually, it was also revealed that the Necrosword is older than expected.
And this deadly weapon is tied to the God of the Symbiotes, the King in Black – Knull. Hence, there is a very high chance in the MCU that Hela stole the Necrsword from God-Host Knull himself!
In the Venom (2018) series by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, we learn that Knull is nearly as old as this Universe itself.
He lived in the darkness before light and learned to control and weaponize the blackness eventually. Knull created All-Black the Necrosword by the blood of a dead Celestial space god.
But he lost it to Gorr, who used the black blade to slay as many gods as he could.
After losing his sword, Knull created the symbiotes, who obeyed his every command.
However, Thor’s lightning severed the connection between Knull and his symbiotes. The symbiotes turned against him and locked him up.
How will MCU adapt to the screenplay?
Maybe this exact timeline won’t be adopted by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But there is a high possibility that something along these lines did happen – and Phase 4 of the MCU may ascertain the same.
Hela’s flashbacks are also a possibility in the film, even though she is presumed dead. Indeed, the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals is said to traverse through hundreds of decades of MCU history including the Celestials.
And if the movie features the origin of the Universe, then Knull would perhaps be an important factor in it.
However, here Hela could probably find the Necrosword instead of Gorr.
Moreover, she could also be responsible for the Symbiote God’s first defeat, and the reason behind why the symbiotes were locking him up.
This adaption could also be tied into Sony’s upcoming Marvel films – the untitled Spider-Man 3 and Venom 2.
Ever since Sony and Marvel have shared the rights to Spider-Man, rumors are that Venom and Morbius have a connection to the MCU.
And possibly, Venom 2 could feature Knull and the cosmic history of his symbiotes.
Besides, Hela was a big part of Thor: Ragnarok. Hence, she can also feature in Thor: Love and Thunder, too, directed again by Taika Waititi.
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