Membership: Hilda, Mista, Sangrida
Purpose: To judge those fallen in war
Affiliations: The Valkyrior (see comments)
Enemies: the Avengers (Ant-Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor), X-Statix (the Anarchist, Dead Girl, Doop, the Orphan, Venus Dee Milo, Vivisector)
Base of Operations: Valhalla in the realm of Asgard
First Appearance: X-Statix#25 (September, 2004)
Powers/Abilities: Each of the Fatal Sisters presumably had all of the powers that were conventional to all Asgardians, including superhuman strength, durability, reflexes, and resistance to conventional disease and aging. Even though they resided in the realm of the dead, they could be brought back to life by fierce battles that raged on in Asgard itself.
History: (X-Statix#25 (fb) - BTS) - Sometime in Asgard's past, the Fatal Sisters weaved the web of war so that they could judge the lives of those in battle. They rode over the battlefield picking which heroes would live and which would be slaughtered.
Some time after the wars of Asgard had somewhat quieted, the Fatal Sisters passed away and were given a place in Valhalla, the realm of the honored dead of Asgard.
(X-Statix#25) - In recent times, the Fatal Sisters were once again reawakened by a battle between Doop and Thor over a piece of Doop's brain. Thinking that war had once again swept over Asgard, the Fatal Sisters prepared to lay claim to the warriors. Thor attempted to stop them by claiming that battles were different in recent times and that humans no longer looked to the Asgardian gods or the valkyrior anymore. One of the Sisters, Hilda, corrected Thor, telling him that it was he who was wrong and that the "Age of Science" was about to come to an end. She then had her horse trample over Thor as the Avengers arrived to aid their fallen comrade. Hilda then boasted that they had dealt with many heroes in their past and that they could not be thwarted by six modern heroes. Her boast was interrupted by the arrival of X-Statix, who prepared to engage the Sisters in battle, side-by-side with the Avengers. Realizing that they would now have to deal with thirteen modern heroes, the Fatal Sisters decided to return to their slumber in Valhalla until the battles became loud enough, a time that they thought would be coming soon.
Comments: Created by Pete Milligan, Mike Allred, and Nick Craine.
Hilda claimed that the Fatal Sisters were members of the "Valkyriur," but their purpose and their base in Valhalla suggests that "Valkyriur" was just a misspelling of the word "Valkyrior," which choose the dead of Asgard. I see no reason to think that "Valkyriur" is the name of some other group of valkyries.
One thing that struck me as odd, or at least, foreshadowing, was that when the Fatal Sisters returned to Valhalla, Sangrida commented that she thought that the battles were soon to be very loud. I find it interesting that she said that as the events of the "Ragnarok" storyline were currently going on in the final issues of Thor Vol.2 Given that Sangrida said that, I'd place the "X-Statix vs. the Avengers" storyline (X-Statix#21-25) as taking place right before the "Ragnarok" storyline and the events of "Avengers Disassembled."
I assume they were among the Valkyrior fighting in Thor II#85 and died during the Ragnarok.
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Hilda was the Fatal Sisters who somewhat acted like a leader of the other two. She claimed to be a virgin and also claimed that her sisters were as well. She was the first of the Fatal Sisters to be awoken.
Mista was the Fatal Sister who questioned their ability to battle thirteen modern heroes at once.
Sangrida was the Fatal Sister who claimed that when the battles were loud enough that they would return. She seemed to think that the battles were soon to be very loud.
p12, panel 2 (Hilda pic)
p12, panel 3 (Fatal Sisters group pic)
p16, panel 3 (Mista & Sangrida pics)
X-Statix#25 (September, 2004) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Allred (pencils), Nick Craine (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Last updated: 04/11/05.
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