When she was ten years old, Alex was beat up by a group of teenagers and was kicked, calling her a freak. Alex was too terrified to shapeshift and curled up into a ball.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
When Alex was fourteen, about two years before becoming an einherji, Alex became homeless when her father threw down the stairs of house in the front yard, and threw a sculpture Alex made at her, which had two faces. Her father told Alex that he just wanted her to be normal, and Alex insisted she was. Her father then said she would have no more help and no more money, which Alex rejected. Her father said she had so much potential, since she understood the craft as much as her Abuelo, and insulted her appearance, spitting on the steps. Alex corrected her father and said it was an art, not craft, and her father looked disgusted, and said her sculpture wasn’t art, it was trash. They both waited for the other to apologize, but her father shook his head in dismed the door, disowning her.
At some point in life, he lived in a youth shelter on Winter Street in Boston, at roughly the same time when Magnus was there. He remembers hating the place. Also during this time, Alex befriended a boy named Adrian, but he would end up killing himself. Alex was often beat up in homeless shelters often. She would occasionally steal from her family.
The Hammer of Thor
Alex Fierro is first indirectly mentioned by Samirah al-Abbas, as the latter receives a message about a potential code three-eight-one: heroic death in progress. (more…)