Character Overview

Gender: Transgender Woman

Orientation: Lesbian

Publisher: Marvel

Character Type: Primary

Alignment: Neutral

AKA: The Hunter Queen

Character Details

Summary: Arguably the first transgender character in the Marvel universe who is not a shape-shifter, Sera is one of the Anchorites, a group of wingless male Angels of Heven.  Sera recognizes that she is really a woman, but she has no opportunity to express her authentic self. Sera's life changes for the better when she meets Thor and Loki's half-sister Angela and comes to her assistance in a pitched battle against a monster who is attacking the Anchorites. After saving Angela's life, Sera reveals her secret, saying "I am Sera... I have always been Sera. I don't belong here. Please... get me out." Grateful for the assistance, Angela rescues Sera and helps her change her physical form to match her inner gender identity. As Charlotte Finn writes for Comics Alliance, Sera "doesn’t transition with hormones and surgery, but with magic --- but she nonetheless transitions under circumstances of her choosing, so the metaphor [of transgender identity] still works." In January 2020, fan blogs speculated that Sera would be introduced as a character in the upcoming Disney+ series Loki.

Database Links: Marvel Wiki, Comic Vine

Important Issues: In Angela: Asgard's Assassin #3, we learn that Sera is a transgender woman.

Articles about Sera