As a founding member of the X-Men, wealthy heir Warren Worthington III has been using his wealth and fighting for the peaceful coexistence of mutants and humans most of his life. Born with hollow bones, little body fat, and feathered wings, Warren is able to soar high as Angel. Later, joining groups such as Champions, Defenders, and, later with the founding members of the X-Men, X-Factor, Warren has always found himself returning to the X-Men. While with X-Factor, Warren wings were amputated and, very depressed, he was saved from a murder attempt by Apocalypse, who grafted onto him techno-organic wings, which could fly higher, faster, were razor sharp, with feathers that were thrown as blades with a neurotoxin, and could even fold into a barely visible bundle on his back for concealing, while also brainwashing him into his Horseman Death. After returning to X-Factor, Warren battled between his killer instincts instilled by Apocalypse and his moral values, until he began dating Psylocke and his metal wings molted, revealing his feathered wings under. After an attack by a cell of the Purifiers, the Choir, it was revealed that Warren's feathered wings never grew back, but the techno-organic wings simply took another form, meaning that he is now able to change between the two at will. Warren continued to battle his own dark side, the Archangel persona, while a member of X-Men and secretly X-Force, but eventually was overtaken by the evil inside of him. Warren's teammates of X-Force battled him and he was eventually stabbed by the Celestial Seed and his memory lost, along with his blue skin. Warren has now been enrolled as a student in the Jean Grey School For Highter Learning.
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Warren came across his past self but was not afraid. He was actually excited and happy and asked him to go flying with him. Warren from the past asked about the metal wings but he said that he forgot.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Warren is a mutant, and also the only (possibly the last) known representative of the subspecies known as the Cheyarafim.
Aerial Adaptation: Angel's entire anatomy is naturally adapted to flying. His bones are hollow like a birds, making him weigh far less than usual for a man of his build. His body is virtually devoid of fat and possesses greater proportionate muscle mass than an ordinary human does. His eyes are specially adapted to withstand high-speed winds which would hurt the average human eye. He possesses a special membrane in his respiratory system enabling him to extract oxygen from the air at high velocities or altitudes.
Flight: The Angel's normal cruising speed averages around 70 miles per hour (112 kph), though he is capable of diving swoops that reach up to 180 miles per hour (290 kph). He can fly at 150 miles per hour (240 kph) without the help of a tail wind for up to half an hour at a time before tiring to an appreciable degree. Though he generally flies beneath the height of the clouds ([6,500 feet)(1981 meters)he can reach a height of 10,000 feet (3000 meters)with little effort. With severe strain he can attain the highest recorded altitude of a bird in flight (African geese at 29,000 feet (8840 meters) above sea level), but he could only remain that high for several minutes.
When Warren became a horseman of Apocalypse he was given these abilities:
Techno-Organic Wings: Angel was given techno-organic wings by Apocalypse as part of his conversion to the Horseman Death. Those wings enabled him to fly approximately at Mach 1 as well as being razor-sharp and able to shield his body by covering up. Its flechettes could be thrown as weapons, some of which were were covered in a neurological agent that could stun a foe. Eventually, those wings molted revealing feathered wings underneath, although, it was later told that those simply appeared organic. Later, after his apparent organic wings were lost for a second time, the techno-organic wings regrew and his blue skin color returned. After killing those who took his organic wings, he reverted to his original Angel form. It's since been revealed that under stress his Archangel abilities can return, though he lacks complete control over this more aggressive form. During his time in the X-Force, he has demonstrated the ability to become Archangel but still lacking control. He later lost control entirely. After Psylocke stabbed him with a Celestial Life Seed, Angel returned to his normal form, but with Techno-Organic wings.
Peak Human Strength: Due to his body's natural mutation, the Angel possesses greater physical strength than an ordinary human equal to him in body weight and can lift about 500 lbs.
Superhuman Stamina: The Angel's musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. He can physically exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him. His physical stamina while in flight is considerably greater. The Angel can fly non-stop under his own power for a maximum of approximately twelve hours. Contrary to some reports, he couldn't make a transatlantic flight solely on his own power. During his one attempt to do so, he hitched a ride on an airplane for part of the way.
Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Angel's body are somewhat harder and more durable than that of an ordinary human, though he is far from invulnerable. While he can be injured in ways comparable to an ordinary human, his body is structured to withstand the friction caused by flying at high speeds. He can also withstand impact forces that would severely injure or kill an ordinary human with only mild to moderate discomfort.
Regenerative Healing Factor: The Angel possesses an accelerated healing factor that enables him to repair damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. He can completely recover from non-fatal injuries such as slash and punctures within a matter of hours and injuries as severe as broken bones within a few days. This ability extends to being transferred by blood, thus he can heal others who come into contact with his blood, provided they have the same blood type. However, the mutants known as the Neyaphem, can be harmed if they come in contact with his blood. It is possible that his healing factor also protects him from diseases because he once had affair with a girl with HIV and he didn't contract it even though HIV is highly contagious.
Resurrection: After his metamorphosis by the Celestial Life Seed he is seemingly gain the ability to raise the dead.
Essence Reading: After his metamorphosis by the Celestial Life Seed he appears to have gained the ability to see the true essence of whomever he looks upon. He has demonstrated this ability twice, when looking at himself he sees himself as something more than a mutant (initially believing himself to be an angel) and when looking at Evan Sabahnur he sees Apocalypse.
Energy Blasts: After his metamorphosis Warren displayed the ability to fire energy blasts.
Energy Constructs: After his metamorphosis Warren displayed the ability to create weapons out of pure solid energy like a sword.