The Suicide Squad‘s Enchantress and Thor: Ragnarok‘s Hela are strikingly similar villains. They are both witches draped in green and black, can create their own undead armies, and possess a mixed bag of magical powers used to cause havoc in their realms.
Since the founding of Marvel and DC Comics, the companies have had their fair share of creating heroes and villains that share analogous appearances or powers with competing characters. It was inevitable for these types of characters to hit the silver screens. Now the age-old question all comic book fans ask when comparing Enchantress and Hela is who would win in a fight?
Hela’s Powers and Weaknesses in the MCU
In the third installment of the Thor series, Thor: Ragnarok, audiences are introduced to the powerful and formidable Hela, the long-lost sister of Thor and Loki. Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, is revealed to be the true firstborn child of Odin, the former ruler of Asgard. After Odin passes away, Hela reclaims her rightful place as heir to the throne, but her methods of rule are far from just. She seeks to conquer the nine realms and bring about destruction and chaos wherever she goes.
Throughout the film, Hela proves to be a daunting foe for Thor and the rest of the team (The Revengers). She has incredible strength and the ability to control her weapons with her mind, making her nearly impossible to defeat in combat. She also has the ability to resurrect the dead and bring them back to fight for her cause, giving her an endless supply of soldiers. Despite her strength, Hela is not without her weaknesses. She becomes overconfident in her abilities and underestimates her enemies, leading to her downfall. In the end, Thor and The Revengers are able to defeat Hela and save Asgard, but not without significant loss and destruction.
Enchantress’ Powers and Weaknesses in the DCU
Enchantress, played by Cara Delevingne, is the villainous character of the 2016 movie Suicide Squad. She is a powerful sorceress who can manipulate magical energy for a variety of purposes, including healing, teleportation, and conjuring powerful spells. In the movie, Enchantress is initially depicted as a timid and unassuming woman who is able to unleash her true power through a mystical artifact known as the Heart of Eclipso. This artifact grants her access to immense magical abilities, and she quickly becomes one of the most powerful members of The Suicide Squad.
However, Enchantress is also incredibly unpredictable and unstable. She is prone to extreme mood swings, alternating between moments of calm and serenity to moments of intense anger and aggression. Enchantress’ instability ultimately leads to her downfall. She becomes obsessed with the Heart of Eclipso and begins to use its power for her own gain. She begins to plot against The Suicide Squad and even attempts to kill several of its members. In the end, she is defeated by the combined efforts of the squad, and the Heart of Eclipso is destroyed.
The MCU’s Hela Would Defeat Enchantress
When comparing these two villains, it is imperative to analyze who they were vanquished by and how it was done. Enchantress was defeated by a rag-tag group of low-level villains with enhanced abilities. Her life force was tied to the Heart of Eclipso, which was practically a voodoo doll that controlled their fate. All The Suicide Squad had to do was destroy the artifact with a thrown bomb and a well-placed shot by Deadshot. When it comes to Hela, not even the combined powers of Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, and Hulk could defeat her. The Revengers had to rely on the likes of Sultur, the destroyer of Asgard, to slay the Goddess of Death. Even then, she put up a fight against the near-sentient being who grew to be twice the size of the city.
In the end, Hela would emerge victorious in this supervillain matchup due to the immense power she displayed in Thor: Ragnarok. Similar to Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, it’s easy to imagine Hela crushing the Heart of Eclipso with her bare hands when taking on Enchantress.