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Nessa Biermann was the twin sister of Jessica Biermann, the cousin of Heith Anders and a member of the Empire Eighty-Eight.

Appearance[]

Nessa was, in Taylor's words, a blonde with measurements like a Playboy model. As Menja, she wore Valkyrie-style armor that featured countless steel wings, as well as a closed-face helm.[2] She also carried a spear.[1] After she joined the Chosen, she carried a shield in one hand and a spear in the other.[3][1]

Abilities and Powers[]

Menja had the same power as her sister,[2] a breaker ability that allowed her to shrink incoming attacks proportionately to her size.[1] When Fenja was first introduced, Taylor described her power as giving her the ability to "grow to be three stories tall", and become "a hundred times more durable".[2] She was also capable of becoming six times as tall, taller than even Leviathan, and taking only a sixth of the damage alongside the benefits of being taller. She and her sister were considered strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Leviathan.[4]

History[]

Background[]

Raised by Heith.

Story Start[]

She accompanied Kaiser to the meeting at Somer's Rock.[2]

Post-Leviathan[]

Post-Endbringer and the death of her sister and Kaiser, she joined the Chosen.[5][1]

Post-Slaughterhouse Nine[]

Took command of the Chosen following Hookwolf's beguilement into the Nine.[6]

Menja was eventually forced to leave Brockton Bay, with the rest of the Chosen, due to pressure from outside Villain groups.[7]

She relocated her team to Boston, recruiting Niflheim and Muspelheim along the way, there they interfered with the plans of Accord to such an extent that the arch villain was forced to seek outside help.[8]

Chapter Appearances[]

Worm Chapter Appearances
Hive
1. Hive 5.1 Debut
2. Hive 5.2 Appears
3. Hive 5.3 Absent
4. Hive 5.4 Absent
5. Hive 5.5 Appears
6. Hive 5.6 Appears
7. Hive 5.7 Absent
8. Hive 5.8 Appears
9. Hive 5.9 Appears
10. Hive 5.10 Mentioned
x. Interlude 5 Absent
Buzz
1. Buzz 7.1 Absent
2. Buzz 7.2 Absent
3. Buzz 7.3 Absent
4. Buzz 7.4 Mentioned
5. Buzz 7.5 Absent
6. Buzz 7.6 Mentioned
7. Buzz 7.7 Absent
8. Buzz 7.8 Absent
9. Buzz 7.9 Absent
10. Buzz 7.10 Absent
11. Buzz 7.11 Absent
12. Buzz 7.12 Absent
x. Interlude 7 Absent
Extermination
1. Extermination 8.1 Absent
2. Extermination 8.2 Absent
y. Interlude 8.y Absent
3. Extermination 8.3 Appears
4. Extermination 8.4 Appears
5. Extermination 8.5 Absent
6. Extermination 8.6 Absent
7. Extermination 8.7 Mentioned
8. Extermination 8.8 Absent
z. Interlude 8.z Absent
Sentinel
1. Sentinel 9.1 Absent
2. Sentinel 9.2 Absent
3. Sentinel 9.3 Absent
4. Sentinel 9.4 Absent
5. Sentinel 9.5 Absent
6. Sentinel 9.6 Appears
Infestation
1. Infestation 11.1 Absent
2. Infestation 11.2 Absent
3. Infestation 11.3 Absent
4. Infestation 11.4 Absent
5. Infestation 11.5 Absent
6. Infestation 11.6 Absent
7. Infestation 11.7 Absent
8. Infestation 11.8 Absent
a. Interlude 11a Absent
b. Interlude 11b Absent
c. Interlude 11c Absent
d. Interlude 11d Absent
e. Interlude 11e Appears
f. Interlude 11f Absent
g. Interlude 11g Absent
h. Interlude 11h Absent
Plague
1. Plague 12.1 Absent
2. Plague 12.2 Appears
3. Plague 12.3 Absent
4. Plague 12.4 Absent
5. Plague 12.5 Absent
6. Plague 12.6 Absent
7. Plague 12.7 Absent
8. Plague 12.8 Absent
x. Interlude 12 Absent
y. Interlude 12.5 Absent
Snare
1. Snare 13.1 Absent
2. Snare 13.2 Absent
x. Interlude 13.5 (Donation Bonus) Absent
3. Snare 13.3 Absent
4. Snare 13.4 Absent
5. Snare 13.5 Absent
6. Snare 13.6 Absent
7. Snare 13.7 Absent
8. Snare 13.8 Appears
9. Snare 13.9 Absent
10. Snare 13.10 Absent
y. Interlude 13 Absent
Colony
1. Colony 15.1 Absent
x. Interlude 15.x Absent
2. Colony 15.2 Absent
3. Colony 15.3 Absent
y. Interlude 15.y Absent
4. Colony 15.4 Absent
5. Colony 15.5 Mentioned
6. Colony 15.6 Absent
7. Colony 15.7 Absent
z. Interlude 15.z Absent
8. Colony 15.8 Absent
9. Colony 15.9 Absent
10. Colony 15.10 Absent
i. Interlude 15 Absent
Queen
1. Queen 18.1 Absent
2. Queen 18.2 Absent
x. Interlude 18.x Absent
3. Queen 18.3 Absent
4. Queen 18.4 Absent
y. Interlude 18.y Mentioned
5. Queen 18.5 Absent
6. Queen 18.6 Absent
z. Interlude 18.z Absent
7. Queen 18.7 Absent
8. Queen 18.8 Absent
f. Interlude 18.f Absent
i. Interlude 18 Absent
Scourge
1. Scourge 19.1 Absent
2. Scourge 19.2 Absent
3. Scourge 19.3 Absent
x. Interlude 19.x Mentioned
4. Scourge 19.4 Absent
5. Scourge 19.5 Mentioned
6. Scourge 19.6 Absent
7. Scourge 19.7 Absent
y. Interlude 19.y Absent
z. Interlude 19.z Absent
Speck
1. Speck 30.1 Absent
2. Speck 30.2 Absent
3. Speck 30.3 Absent
4. Speck 30.4 Absent
5. Speck 30.5 Appears
6. Speck 30.6 Absent
7. Speck 30.7 Absent

Trivia[]

  • Fenja and Menja were mythical giants in the Song of Grótti, who gave their service to a king who squandered their gifts and so fell from power.
  • While Nessa has been known to be a shortened version of Vanessa, Menjas civilian name is only ever given as Nessa.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sentinel 9.6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hive 5.1
  3. Plague 12.2
  4. Extermination 8.4
  5. Excerpt from Interlude 11e
  6. Menja– Current leader of the group. Menja lost her twin sister in the Endbringer attack, and now uses Fenja’s shield to complement her own favored spear. Menja has the ability to grow to great heights while simultaneously reducing the severity of incoming damage by a proportionate amount. Menja is a tall blonde who styles herself after a norse valkyrie, with ornate armor marked with wings, covering about as much skin as it reveals. - Cast (in depth)
  7. Monarch 16.5
  8. Interlude 19.x

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