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


Nessa is, in Taylor's words, a blonde with measurements like a Playboy model. As Menja, she wears Valkyrie-style armor that features countless steel wings, as well as closed-face helms.[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 PowersEdit

The same power as her sister,[2] a breaker ability that allows her to shrink incoming attacks proportionately to her size.[1] When Fenja is first introduced, Taylor describes her power as giving her the ability to "grow to be three stories tall", and become "a hundred times more durable".[2] When she was six times as tall, she was taller even than Leviathan and took only a sixth of the damage in addition to the benefits of being taller. She and her sister were considered strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Leviathan.[4]


Background Edit

Raised by Heith.

Story StartEdit

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


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

Post-Slaughterhouse NineEdit

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]

Trivia Edit

  • 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.


  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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