Real Name: Ula
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Asgardian) (see comments)
Occupation: Queen of the Flying Trolls
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Balder, Hrimhari, Karnilla, New Mutants (Boom-Boom/Tabitha Smith, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Rictor/Julio Richter, Sunspot/Robert Da Costa, Warlock, Wolfsbane/Rhane Sinclair), Stone People of Nornheim, Toothgnasher, Toothgrinder, Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg), Volstagg's children
Enemies: Dark Valkyries (Danielle Moonstar, others), Hela, Loki Laufeyson, Thor (Odinson), unidentified escorcelled Giants, Trolls, Dwarves and Dark Elves;
formerly Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The Stone Hive of Thryheim in the Sea of Fears
First Appearance: Journy into Mystery I#124/2 (January, 1966)
Powers/Abilities: Ula presumably possessed the standard superhuman abilities of an Asgardian including superhuman strength, durability and longevity. It is unknown if she possessed any additional superhuman abilities, but she claimed to have a hive-like psychic connection to all Flying Trolls that allowed her to see everything they saw. She was the eternal ruler of the Flying Trolls of Thryheim, who followed her every command.
Height: Unrevealed (6'1"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (400 lbs.; by approximation)
(Journey into Mystery I#124/2 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, under unknown circumstances, Ula became the queen of the Flying Trolls of Thryheim. Under her leadership they became a savage swarm of raiders in the Sea of Fear. Their last big raid was before the last incubation.
At some point Queen Ula's scouts spotted the Odinship of Thor on its journey through the Sea of Fear.
(Journey into Mystery I#124/2) - Ula sent out a legion of Flying Trolls from the Stone Hive to attack the ship. She didn't fear Odin's wrath because she believed her and her swarm reigned supreme in this realm.
(Journey into Mystery I#125/2) - Though they were defeated the Flying Trolls managed to use grapple rings to capture Loki and deliver him to Ula, who claimed to have already felt their success when a scout rushed back to tell her. She also allegedly felt that Thor was following them, which was part of her plan. She then ordered her handmaiden to make preparations for the arrival of Odin's sons.
(Thor I#126/2 (fb) - BTS) - Loki was delivered to Ula.
(Thor I#126/2) - Ula welcomed Thor when he arrived shortly after and he was everything she had hoped for. Thor asked her how she could dare to interrupt their royal mission by kidnapping Loki, but Ula wasn't afraid because this was her domain after all. She promised to let Loki go if Thor stayed with her to rule at her side King of Flying Trolls, but she also threatened to have her Flying Trolls kill everyone on his ship if he refused her offer. From afar Odin filled the throne room of Ula with anti-energy to knock her and all her Flying Trolls out. Thor then easily escaped with Loki.
(New Mutants I#84 (fb) - BTS) - The Flying Trolls were at peace with Asgard until one day the Valkyries kidnapped their best warriors from the Stone Hive. They were unaware that Hela was now in control of the Valkyries, so they captured at Ula's command the Warriors Three in retaliation.
(New Mutants I#84) - Though some Flying Trolls wanted to see the Warriors Three killed immediately, Ula, sitting on some of her loyal hive, did not make a decision yet. New Mutants members Boom-Boom, Warlock and Hrimhari found out about the kidnapping with the aid of Tiwaz. They infiltrated the Stone Hive after a delayed bomb created by Boom-Boom was tossed to the back of the hive by Hrimhari. Ula ordered some Flying Trolls to check out the explosion, leaving her behind alone, and giving Warlock the opportunity to gag her until his friends could free the Warriors Three. Tiwaz used his magic from afar to shrink Volstagg to a size Warlock could carry, but the Flying Trolls had already realized that the bomb was just a ruse and were close behind them when Ula ordered the Flying Trolls to go after Asgardians and New Mutants. Ula was standing on the backs of her warriors, who flew to the flying Warlock while other Flying Trolls were already attacking. When Boom-Boom revealed that Hela was now controlling the Valkyries the Flying Trolls didn't want to believe her, but they did believe the noble wolf prince Hrimhari. Ula agreed to join the battle against Hela and her forces with the Flying Trolls.
Ula commanded her army of Flying Trolls to fly to the gates of Asgard with their new allies and joined the forces gathered by Balder and Karnilla. Moments later Hela teleported in with her own army.
(New Mutants I#85) - Queen Ula led the Flying Trolls into battle against Hela's forces at the gates of Asgard alongside the New Mutants, Stone People of Nornheim, Warriors Three, Balder and Karnilla. Hela fled after her influence over most of her troops was broken after Cannonball destroyed Danielle Moonstar's Deathsword before she could slay Odin with it.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
Queen Ula's early appearances were part of the Tales of Asgard back-up series in Journey into Mystery and later Thor. Many of these tales took place in the past, but we don't know any exact dates AFAIK.
Ula is according to handbooks an Asgardian woman. How she became the Queen of the Flying Trolls is completely unknown, but she is obviously not one of the Flying Trolls. I assume her handmaiden (see second image) was Asgardian as well.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Queen Ula should not be confused with:
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Journey into Mystery I#124/2, p2, pan1 (main)
Journey into Mystery I#125/2, p5, pan4 (second)
New Mutants I#84, Cover (third)
Journy into Mystery I#124/2-125/2 (January-February, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks)
Thor I#126/2 (March, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks)
New Mutants I#84 (mid-December, 1989) - Louise Simonson (writer), Terry Shoemaker (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#85 (January, 1990) - Louise Simonson (writer), Geoff Isherwood (pencils), Bret Blevins (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
First Posted: 06/06/2021
Last updated: 06/06/2021
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