|The Hunter Queen|
|Sera (Scenesys ID: 1525)|
|Name:||Sera of Heven|
|Superalias:||The Hunter Queen|
|Residence:||New York City, Earth|
|Education:||Temple of the Anchorites|
|Groups:||Asgardians, Mystic Arts|
|Apparent Age:||1409||Actual Age:||1409|
|Date of Birth||25 May 611||Played By||Keisha Castle-Hughes|
|Hair Color:||Black||Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Theme Song:||Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth|
Sera is a transgender Angel who escaped Heven, escaped Hel and learnt to transform the Angel Songs in to her own magic. She is a sorceress and an avid lover of all things beautiful. She is a defender, an ally. Her past haunts her though, and even though she survived it, it frightens her, she has seen her possible futures and wishes to avoid as much pain as possible. She will be your guardian angel if you treat her right.
* 611 - Sera is born, one in a hundred - so rare, so precious, a male angel. Sera was an Anchorite and therefore locked away in a temple to learn to pray for the female angels, to learn to sing the hymns, to do nothing else, never to speak, never to break the cycle of their duties, not to dream, not to have a life of their own.
* 1144 - Sera followed a Hierophant to the temple's furnace and peered in to it, seeing her past, present and possible future. Sera was caught in the act and used magic in self defence.
* 1213 - A stranger enters the temple to fight a monster, but this stranger called Angela was losing the battle. Sera once again used magic this time to defend Angela. As payment for service Sera requested help escaping the temple. They found a way to change Sera's gender to female so that she could leave.
* 1378 - While hunting fugitive a Hierophant caught up to the pair. The hierophant offered Angela knowledge of her true mother for the return of Sera to the temple, but when she declined Sera knew she truly loved Angela and found out with a kiss that Angela felt the same way.
* 1404 - Sera died at the hands of her enemies and went to Hel where she was once again imprisoned, a torture worse than her origin for she had tasted freedom. Sera met Leah and they bonded to find a way out of Hel.
* 2012 - Sera tricks Malekith the Accursed in to using her form in the living world so that she may get a message to Angela.
* 2020 - Angela rescues Sera and Leah from Hel. Sera settles on Earth in New York City to make a new life.
You can't make friends easily in Heven, not when you aren't allowed to talk to anyone else and your entire life is scripted in servitude. You can't make friends in Hel, not when they want anything you have even if the only thing you have left is the patch of dirt you're standing on. It has been hard for Sera to open up to anyone except Angela and Leah, but she's working on it. She has a lot of love to share when she feels safe with someone.
When it comes to combat she knows where she stands. She's not the hero, she's not the knight in shining armor, she's not the brave one leading the charge. She's support, she's doing the weird songs that will help her friends win the day. She will have your back, she is your guardian angel.
Backed in to a corner she will fight, but if there's any other way out of it she'll try it. She does not like confrontation as she was trained from birth to be subservient. While she has never been good at being subservient she does tend to follow rather than lead.
Things are meant to be made light of. The hymns she would be made to sing in honor of the female angels souls? well, she changed them because she could and because it wasn't allowed. She once won a horse gambling and named it Maximus Clop because it was cute and fun. You can't take life too seriously when you've already experienced the worst that both Heven and Hel can throw at you.
It's easy to put human labels on Sera's life, like transgender or lesbian; but Sera is an Angel who was locked away for being rare and precious to the majority of her people. She broke free from their rules and the role dictated to her, from being 'him' to being 'her'. Her savior Angela happened to be female.. but in the Heven society this was expected, as all the men are locked up anyway. So the one she fell in love with was female and so she is now female. That makes her queer in the eyes of humanity then so be it, they wouldn't understand her life anyway.
Imprisoned in Heven for most of her young life, imprisoned in Hel for most of her adult life, Sera has learn to be resilient and patient. She knows when to bide her time and knows that heaven or hell, she will always find her way out.
The songs that they sang in the Temple of Anchorites were magic. They were only to be sung one way and one way only in aid of saving the female angels souls. When an angel dies they do not go to heaven or hell, they simply stop existing - and so it was the job of the Anchorites to keep their soul alive, to give them an afterlife that they were denied.
But these songs had real power and Sera could not help but play with them, see what they could do. She felt the power flowing through her, making her eyes glow white and the white energy burst from her finger tips as she altered the songs. The songs were meant to create a heaven for those angels that had perished, but Sera discovered that instead of creating a heaven they could manifest other changes in reality around her - such as creating fire, or shields, or energy blasts. The breadth of her capabilities will take many lifetimes to uncover and that is a journey she is happy to take one step at a time.
She admits, she's quite rusty - but if doing magic will help those in need, well who is she to stop the song? at least they'll be put to a worthy cause for a change.
The Temple of Anchorites was barren, bare, devoid of any beauty, as was Hel. Sera made it her duty to create art in all forms - singing, drawing, painting, poetry, dance, fabric. Any concept of artistic beauty she has encountered she has tried and cherished.
Sera will never be a great warrior like the Asgardians or the Angels but hanging out with Angela she learnt a thing or two about staying alive. That came in handy when she was trapped in Hel; you had to fight for your own turf there or else someone would take it from you. She can handle her own in a fight, but she knows her best option is to hide behind someone bigger and stronger and aid them with her sorcery.
Not that she'd ever dare do it, she spent much of her life praying for the souls of angels and she knows they wouldn't lift a finger to help her. No, they want her captured, put back in the cage, she's too precious to be out and about on her own. Anchorites are too rare to be let loose. But all this prayer taught her the value of deep intense concentration. When she is not interrupted, she can let herself fall deeply in to the hymn, song, magic spell she is casting.
The glorious bronze, silvers and goldens of her armor have faded with time. It was second hand when she got it and has taken plenty of beatings since then. The delicate golden filigree ornately decorate the chest piece and shoulder pieces. Arm braces with gloves, grieves and boots make up the rest of the ensemble. The waist of the chest piece is styled like a wide belt and a skirt falls down to knee height from the sides and the back, leaving the front bare.
Having been imprisoned twice for hundreds of years each time Sera has difficulty handling environments and places that make her feel trapped. Small spaces, weird realms and realities, sometimes dreams or just sheets on the bed that are too tight. She breaks out in to cold sweats and cannot concentrate until she gets her breathing under control. The memories of her captivity haunt her.
The Angels want her locked in their temple cage. The hierophants want her locked in their temple cage. The minions of Hel want revenge for her escape. Her enemies are celestial and powerful, but at least they don't know where she is...
Not once, but twice she lived a life where she had to be rescued. It's a hard fact to face that you are helpless to reality, to the whims of fate, to the power hungry and strong. The moment Sera feels that she is alone and is losing she begins to panic. The PTSD sets in, she finds herself unable to sing, falling in to a mental prison of fear and helplessness. It has been chiseled in to her that she will never be strong enough to stand on her own, to be victorious without the help of others.
To do magic she must sing, for she twists the hymns of the Angels to create new magic in aid of her friends. If she cannot sing, whether because her voice is lost or she is under stress or gagged in some fashion, she is without any magical power at all.
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|Sera past, present, and future tense||October 28th, 2020||Sera and Wanda discuss derustifying magical skills. Pietro says Hi.|
|The day that Sera died||October 26th, 2020||Sera dun died yo. Turns out Angels do have souls. Also the Queen of the Dead is cool??|
|Trolls in Oklahoma||October 23rd, 2020||Trolls attack a small town, and the group who comes to help is capable of the task. Grisly remains are found, and a girl with an axe.|
|It Comes From Behind:Part 2 Whispers in the dark||October 19th, 2020||A demon wants blood, but his land is seen. Now clues to find, one body to examine.|
|It comes from beyond:Do that Funky Dance||October 12th, 2020||Ritual goes off at a halloween party. Something awakens into this world.|
|TO ASGARD AND BEYOND!||October 8th, 2020||Sera is presented before the court of Asgard and Odin accepts peace with her.|
|Name Dropping Thor||October 7th, 2020||Nico demands a conversation with Sera. Sera makes her day by discussing magic and putting her on the phone with Thor.|
|Follow the White Rabbit||September 28th, 2020||With a Loki sighting at the reconstruction of the ice palace, SHIELD agents and magic users alike converge to get dragged by dogs and chase rabbits.|
|You should meet Harley.||September 28th, 2020||Sera and Thor catch up on their recent efforts.|
|On preparing a ritual exorcism||September 23rd, 2020||Sera gives Glamour a tour of her home and tells her all about the ice shenanigans going on and suggests she may want to help fight the necromancer in the upcoming ritual.|
|Ice Palace: Do we have a plan||September 16th, 2020||The team discuss how to approach getting rid of the necromancer.|
|Ice Palace: Let Her Go||September 16th, 2020||The team works to finally defeat the necromancer... he looks tasty, after all.|
|And Little Italy was never the same again..||September 14th, 2020||Team Sarley? Harlera? topple Lady Stiltman for a sweet sweet bounty|
|And Sister Margaret was never the same again..||September 9th, 2020||The bounty hunting partners meet at Saint Margaret's.|
|The Song of Ice and Fire||September 5th, 2020||Sera and Nessa experiment with fire magic in preparation for facing Vega and his ice minions.|
|And the bounty huntin' scene was never the same again..||September 3rd, 2020||Harry's Bounty Hunting Bits hire da best bounty huntah they could dream of. Pineapple-free pizza too.|
|Ice Palace: A Swiftly Tilting Palace||September 1st, 2020||In part 1 of the Ice Palace finale, Sera, Nessa and Agent May team up to stop the skeletons... and a Palace with legs!|
|Ice Palace: Sharing what we know||August 30th, 2020||The Infinity Watch and friends devise several plans to deal with the Sorcerer Vega.. and Loki who seems to be pulling strings behind the scenes.|
|Brighton Beach's Bounty||August 28th, 2020||Sera meets Glamour and the two of them capture a really annoying illusionist bounty with the hopes that may be Asgard will pay up.|
|Mead and Cupcakes!||August 13th, 2020||Heidi celebrates surviving another year while her friends cheer her on.|
|Devils Wild||August 4th, 2020||Some demons, a mortal, and an angel sit down for a game of cards.|
|Reverse Housecall||August 4th, 2020||Doctor Strange visits Sera's brownstone, throws up, gives her a plant, and leaves.|
|Ice Palace: Feel my Power Grow||July 30th, 2020||Magical heroes defend an ice cottage from attack by skeletons!|
|Ice Palace: Frosting||July 21st, 2020||The Ice Palace in the Bronx has become dangerous: and investigation by the LBC and SHIELD finds more cracks to the mystery.|
|Citysoul: The Blight||July 13th, 2020||The Heroes of the City sail the putrid mire of Hudson, the River of Blight, to battle the Threefold God!|
|Citysoul: Vayechi||July 13th, 2020||Infinity Watch is born!|
|Citysoul: A Wound in the Soul||July 13th, 2020||The Heroes of the City gather to witness the birth of a new, dark god ... and get more than they bargained for!|
|Citysoul: No Sleep Till Brooklyn||July 12th, 2020||The Heroes of the City venture into shadow-plagued Brooklyn to save its very soul!|
|Ladies Book Club: This one time in a dirty subway||July 4th, 2020||Good bye Trench Coat, gone but not forgotten.|
|Citysoul: Soul Survival||July 4th, 2020||A group of mystics gather to manifest the Genius Loci of Manhattan. Hands are held. Magic is done.|
|Tears in Heven||July 2nd, 2020||Thor fails to help Sera move.|
|The Golden Beebo||June 24th, 2020||Angela and Sera succeed at an impossible task for the reward of a home in Brooklyn|
|And the cradle will rock||June 22nd, 2020||Sera and Impulse attend a vigil where a mutant lashes out in anger and sorrow|
|This one time, in Greenwich Village||June 18th, 2020||There's someone named Strange, in the neighbourhood. Who ya gunna call?|
|The Hunger: Messenger||June 17th, 2020||A strange messenger pays a visit to the Village.|
|Walk Among Tombstones||June 15th, 2020||The Ladies Book Club goes on an adventure and finds...talking marble angels and weird messages. Just a regular Monday!|
|Sorcery at the Public Library||June 14th, 2020||Jovian temporarily is turned into a chicken. The heroes defeat Student 42. Sera and Jovian share a bounty.|
|Cats on the street!||June 10th, 2020||In the End the thief gets away!|
|Asgardians on Midgard||June 6th, 2020||The Asgardians throw a party for their embassy opening!|
|Fighter, Wizard, Ranger, Jane Foster||June 4th, 2020||Look, an angel and a wizard walk into a bar, meet a knight, and then an adventuring party forms. Also one Doctor Foster.|
|Neither Heven nor Hel can contain us||June 1st, 2020||Touched by an Angel - Tigra returns Angela returns to Sera.|
|Arrival from Hel||May 31st, 2020||Angela arrives on Midgard! And she is met by a welcoming committee. No casualties.|
|Where the Candle Burns Low||May 30th, 2020||Some Assembly Required|
|I believe I can fly||May 29th, 2020||Two aliens meet on Earth.|
|What is this... 10th Realm||May 28th, 2020||Sera and Thor discuss her past.|
|Fallen Angel||May 27th, 2020||Sera arrives upon earth and is greeted by a myriad of souls.|
|Chased by an Angel||May 27th, 2020||Feather meets an angel. Strangely, he's the only one with wings.|
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