Bio: A powerful viking warrior who won the heart of Thor when he was still a young god. Originally devised as a plan by Loki: to have Thor fall in love with a mortal who would die, causing Thor so much pain and grief that he would never return to Earth, Thor and Erika met in battle, fell in love, and loved each other until Thor had to leave to fight in a war for Asgard. Upon his return to Earth 40 years later, Erika had passed away, and although this was indeed meant by Loki (and Odin) as a way to have Thor shun Earth, it instead inspired him. Inspired him to cherish every moment and every mortal soul along the way because they are fleeting and he is not. Erika the Red was the woman who taught Thor what it meant to be a god, and reaffirmed his love for Earth.