Warren Kenneth Worthington III
Adventurer, chairman & principal stockholder of Worthington Industries, former terrorist
Centerport, Long Island, New York
Warren Kenneth Worthington Sr. (grandfather, deceased), Warren Kenneth Worthington Jr. (father, deceased), Kathryn Worthington (mother, deceased), Burtram "Burt" Worthington (Dazzler, paternal uncle), unidentified cousin
X-Men, X-Force; formerly Mutantes Sans Frontières, Hellfire Club, Secret Defenders, X-Factor, Horsemen of Apocalypse, Defenders, Death's champions, Champions of Los Angeles
College degree from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
Archangel has fully feathered wings that span 16' and have a very flexible skeletal structure. He can fly by flapping his wings, and can reach speeds of up to 150 mph. Though he generally flies below the height of clouds at 6,500 feet, Archangel can reach a height of 10,000 feet with little effort. His wings are strong enough to carry aloft at least 200 pounds in addition to his own body weight. Archangel's entire anatomy is adapted for flight, having hollow bones; a body virtually devoid of fat, granting him enhanced proportionate muscle strength; eyes that can withstand high-speed winds; enhanced eyesight enabling him to see at distances far greater than the average human; and a special respiratory membrane that extracts oxygen from the air at extreme velocities and altitudes. Following his secondary mutation, Archangel can heal fatal injuries and cure most known diseases at an accelerated speed by mixing his blood with that of the victims, so long as they have a compatible blood type.
Archangel is a skilled combatant, especially in aerial hand-to-hand combat. He is also a talented businessman whose wealth ranks him in the lower part of the Fortune 500 list.
Warren Worthington III, attended a prestigious East Coast boarding school where he roomed with Cameron Hodge. One day, he realized that he had began sprouting wings from his shoulder blades, but he hid them under his clothes. Later on, a fire broke out in is dormitory and while escaping Warren discovered that his wings enabled him to fly. Realizing that he could fly, he put on a blond wig and a long nightshirt to disguise himself as an "angel" while saving the other students.
Soon after, Warren became the costumed crime-fighting "Avenging Angel" and attracted the attention of Professor Xavier. (As the Avenging Angel, Warren carried a gun loaded with knockout gas pellets: shown above as the third picture) Professor X recruited Warren into the X-Men where Warren became one of the founding members known as "Angel." (The fourth picture posted above his Angel's first costume as an X-Men.) After Jean Grey joined the X-Men, Warren was instantly attracted to her, but stopped his pursuit after realizing that Jean loved their teammate Cyclops. Later, Warren rekindled his old college flame with Candy Southern. (Note: As usually, beware of Jean Grey's bio pic and the picture with Cyclops and Emma Frost on Cyclops' bio page.)
Some time after that, Warren's father was killed by agents of the criminal named, Dazzler. After investigating, Warren was shocked to learn that the Dazzler was actually his uncle Burt. Burt had been using his brother's company as a cover for his crimes. In the battle between the Angel and the Dazzler, Warren dropped the Dazzler from a great height and presumed him dead, but Burt survived, and plotted to marry Warren's mother Kathryn in an effort to secure the family fortune. In addition, Burt had arranged for Kathryn to be secretly, gradually poisoned. Warren and the X-Men were able to stop Burt's plan, but it was too late to save Kathryn (Warren's mom).After this, Warren left the X-Men and inherited his family fortune, now that his father and mother had died. He used a portion of fortune to fund a Los Angeles-based super-team, the Champions of Los Angeles. This is when Warren revealed to the general public that he was the "Angel," but he kept his connection with Xavier's school a secret. After the Champions disbanded, Warren rejoined the X-Men. However, he constantly clashed with Wolverine and soon after quit the team again. Angel was even invited to join the Avengers twice, but he declined both times. After going in and out of different teams and partnerships, Angel then reunited with the other original X-Men in forming X-Factor (an organization that posed as mutant hunters but secretly helped fellow mutants). Warren's old roommate/friend, Cameron Hodge, was employed as X-Factor's public relations manager. However, Hodge had come to hate mutants, and he secretly used X-Factor's resources to fuel anti-mutant sentiment. Soon after, Warren's status as X-Factor's secret financial backer was leaked to the media which caused great controversy. During a later attack, Angel's wings were damaged by an alien named, Harpoon. Warren was hospitalized and Hodge tricked the doctors into needlessly amputating Warren's wings. Warren became depressed because he had lost his wings, he had broken up with Candy, and he was still concerned about the controversy surrounding X-Factor. During this depressed state, Hodge sabotaged Warren's plane in an attempt to kill Warren and create the appearance of suicide.
Everyone thought Angel had died, but in actuality, he was rescued by the eternal mutant Apocalypse, who offered to restore Warren's wings. Desperate, Warren agreed, and through technological and genetic manipulation (which turned his skin blue), he was given razor-sharp metal wings. Because he had agreed to this, Warren became one of Apocalypse's Horseman known as Death (Angel is shown as Death in the fifth picture posted above). But, after being tricked into believing he had killed Iceman, Angel was eventually able to break Apocalypse's programming. (When blue-skinned, Warren used a holographic image inducer to grant him a normal appearance.)
Warren returned and hunted down Hodge who had kidnapped Candy. In the ensuing battle, Hodge killed Candy and Warren decapitated Hodge. Warren subsequently rejoined X-Factor as "Archangel" now, instead of "Angel." After X-Factor's members rejoined the X-Men, a mutual attraction between Warren and his teammate Psylocke developed. Following a savage attack by Sabretooth, Warren and Psylocke (who had since become lovers) left the X-Men for a short time to recuperate. During this recuperation time, Warren's metallic wings molted, revealing that his original feathered wings had grown back underneath. Later, Archangel returned to the X-Men as a reservist, his responsibilities as head of Worthington Industries taking precedence. Ending his relationship with Psylocke, Warren later committed himself to the X-Men full-time, becoming the team leader. (Note: Beware of a tight-fitting outfit on Psylocke's bio page.)
After Cyclops became co-headmaster of the Xavier Institute, he asked Warren to establish a high-profile charity to improve mutantkind's image. In response, Warren established "Wings over the World," a recreation center wherein visitors could put on artificial wings and fly by means of anti-gravity. Later on, Warren also established "Mutantes Sans Frontières," a global outreach organization that sends trained mutant volunteers to places where the X-Men have no official presence. (To learn more about Angel/Archangel, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Angel.)
Angel was going to make an appearance in X2: X-Men United as one of William Stryker's experiments, but it was cut out of the final movie. And obviously, he was the kid with the wings in X-Men: The Last Stand. After reading this bio, you have probably figured out that Angel was one of the original X-Men along with Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, and Jean Grey. But, I guess for the movie they didn't want to follow that storyline, so Angel is a lot younger than the others (except for Iceman). I hope they make another movie with Angel as more of a main character because after reading about him, he is a pretty awesome character.