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''For other uses of Angel, see [[Angel (disambiguation)]]''
 
''For other uses of Angel, see [[Angel (disambiguation)]]''
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{{Character
|image = Archangel profile.png
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|image = <tabber> Revised Timeline = [[File:AngelFP.jpg|300px]]|-|
|real name = Warren Kenneth Worthington III
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Original Timeline = [[File:X-Men-The-Last-Stand-Angel.jpg|300px]]|-|</tabber>
|alias = Angel<br>Archangel
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|real name = Warren Worthington III
|species = Mutant
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|alias = Angel<br>Archangel<br>The Winged Warrior<br>The Bird of Prey<br>The Angel of Death<br>Pidgeon Wings<br>Death
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|species = [[Mutant]]
 
|gender = Male
 
|gender = Male
|team = [[X-Men]]<br>[[Horsemen of Apocalypse]] (revised timeline)
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|affiliation = [[X-Men]] <small>(original timeline)</small><br>[[Horsemen of Apocalypse]] <small>(revised timeline)</small>
|movie = ''[[X-Men: The Last Stand]]''<br>''[[X-Men: Apocalypse]]''
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|movie = ''[[X-Men: The Last Stand]]''<br>''[[X-Men: Apocalypse]]''<br>''[[Deadpool 2]]'' <small>(mentioned)</small>
|status = Deceased (original timeline)<br/> Alive (original timeline)
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|status = Deceased <small>(original timeline)</small><br> Deceased <small>(revised timeline)</small>
|actor = [[Cayden Boyd]]<small> (younger self)</small><br/> [[Ben Foster]] (<small>''[[X-Men: The Last Stand]]''</small>)<br/> [[Ben Hardy]] (<small>''[[X-Men: Apocalypse]]''</small>)|DOD = 2011 (original timeline)|country = United States of America}}
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|actor = [[Cayden Boyd]] <small>(child; ''[[X-Men: The Last Stand]]'')</small><br>[[Ben Foster]] <small>(''[[X-Men: The Last Stand]]'')</small><br>[[Ben Hardy]] <small>(''[[X-Men: Apocalypse]]'')</small>
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|DOD = 2011 <small>(original timeline)</small><br>1983 <small>(revised timeline)</small>}}
'''Angel '''(also known as''' Archangel''', born''' Warren Worthington III''') is a mutant who has the ability to fly with large white-later-metallic wings.
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{{Quote|I'm sorry I know this is a bad time. I was told that [[X-Mansion|this]] was a safe place for mutants.|Angel|X-Men: The Last Stand}}
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'''Angel''' (born '''Warren Worthington III'''), also known as '''Archangel''', was a mutant who had the ability to fly with large, white-later-metallic wings.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
<tabber>|-|Original Timeline=
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===Original Timeline===
==== ''[[X-Men: The Last Stand]]'' ====
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====''[[X-Men: The Last Stand]]''====
Warren Worthington III was seen trying to cut his wings off in order to hide his mutation. His [[Warren Worthington II|father]] found out he was a mutant by entering the bathroom.
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[[File:Xmen-last-stand-movie-screencaps.com-436.jpg|left|thumb|185px|Angel as a child.]]
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Warren Worthington III was seen trying to cut his wings off in order to hide his mutation. His [[Warren Worthington II|father]] found out he was a mutant by entering the bathroom. As a young man in his early twenties, his rich industrialist father was motivated by his son's mutation to create a "[[Mutant Cure|cure]]" for mutants. Warren was going to be the first test subject of this "cure" when he suddenly had second thoughts, broke out of his restraints, and bailed out of a nearby window, despite his father's protests. He would later briefly seek sanctuary at the [[X-Mansion]].
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[[File:Xmen-last-stand-movie-screencaps.com-10069.jpg|left|thumb|185px|Angel saves his father, during the battle at Alcatraz]]
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When [[Alcatraz Island]] was attacked by the [[Brotherhood of Mutants]], Warren's father was captured by [[Psylocke]], [[Arclight]] and [[Quill]]. They threw him off the roof, but Warren arrived in time to save him. He was later seen flying over the Golden Gate Bridge as it was getting fixed; he then flew over a park and waved to a little boy who was watching him fly.
   
As a young man in his early twenties, his rich industrialist father was motivated by his son's mutation to create a "[[Mutant Cure|cure]]" for mutants. Warren was going to be the first test subject of this "cure" when he suddenly had second thoughts, broke out of his restraints, and bailed out of a nearby window, despite his father's protests.
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====Prior to ''[[X-Men: Days of Future Past]]''====
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According to [[25 Moments]], in 2011, mutants banded together to protest the “mutant cure” arms race led by [[Trask Industries]], [[Yashida Corporation]], and other multinational pharmaceutical companies. [[The Occupy Wall Street Movement]] marched from the [[X-Mansion]] to Zuccotti Park. [[Sentinels]] attacked the peaceful mutant demonstration. Angel was one of the mutants involved in the march and was killed during the chaos.
   
When [[Alcatraz Island]] was attacked by the [[Brotherhood of Mutants]], Warren's father was captured by [[Psylocke]], [[Arclight]] and [[Quill]]. They threw him off the roof, but Warren arrived in time to save him. He was later seen flying over the Golden Gate Bridge as it was getting fixed; he then flew over a park and waved to a little boy who was watching him fly.
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===Revised Timeline===
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====''[[X-Men: Apocalypse]]''====
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[[File:Angel (East Berlin - 1983).png|left|thumb|185px|Angel as a cage fighter in the revised timeline]]
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In the revised timeline, Angel seems to be British rather than American, implying his family had British heritage but moved to the USA in the original timeline. (However, the revised timeline caused Angel to be born decades earlier). It is believed he was disowned by his wealthy family or he abandoned them because of his mutation. It is unknown why how or even when he got involved in the mutant fight club scene.
   
==== Prior to ''[[X-Men: Days of Future Past]]'' ====
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In 1983, Angel is part of a fight club in Berlin in which mutants are pitted against each other. He manages to take down his tenth opponent [[Blob]]. He is later put up against a fearful [[Nightcrawler]] who keeps evading Angel instead of fighting, which forces Angel to tell him to fight or they will both be killed. Nightcrawler builds up the courage to fight Angel and takes him down, but in the process causing him to hit the electric fence surrounding them and frying and damaging one of Angel's wings. Angel and Nightcrawler escape, with the latter being rescued by [[Mystique]].
According to [[25 Moments]], in 2011, mutants banded together to protest the “mutant cure” arms race led by [[Trask Industries]], [[Yashida Corporation]], and other multinational pharmaceutical companies. The Occupy Wall Street movement marched from the [[X-Mansion]] to Zuccotti Park. [[Sentinels]] attacked the peaceful mutant demonstration. Angel was one of the mutants involved in the march and was killed during the chaos.
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[[File:Xmen-apocalypse-movie-screencaps.com-12718.jpg|right|thumb|185px|Angel is ordered by Apocalypse to fight off the X-Men.]]
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Angel hides away and turns to boozing until he is approached by [[Apocalypse]] to become one of his four horsemen. His broken wings are fixed when Apocalypse grafts metal to them. He accompanies the Horsemen to Xavier's Mansion to kidnap Charles. In Cairo, when the X-Men come to stop Apocalypse and the Horsemen, Angel and Nightcrawler have a rematch, as Angel is tasked with guarding Apocalypse's body and Nightcrawler is trying to rescue Professor X. During the fight, Nightcrawler manages to trap Angel but the mutant eventually escapes from his confines.
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[[File:X-MEN_APOCALYPSE_47.png|left|thumb|Angel attacks the [[X-Men]] on their jet]]
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When the X-Men retrieve Charles and are escaping on their jet, Angel carries Psylocke to help confront them. Psylocke cuts through the roof and they both enter; however, Nightcrawler teleports them away as Jean Grey sabotages the jet's controls. Psylocke manages to escape but Angel is trapped in the jet when it crashes. A furious Apocalypse later comes across Angel, his eyes closed and blood on his face, calling him useless.
   
|-|Revised Timeline=<span>
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===''[[Deadpool 2]]''===
==== [[X-Men: Apocalypse]] ====
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He was mentioned by Deadpool if Angel was in the mansion, but he never became a member of the X-Men in this timeline, due to his death in 1983.
''To be added''
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==Personality==
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In the original timeline, Angel appears to be American, who was, at first, shameful of his mutation as a child, but by the time he is an adult, he is more accepting of his powers and feels pressured by his father's expectation to remove his mutation. However, Angel shows pride and slight spitefulness towards his father, claiming it's not what he wants. However, he appears to be a loving son, as he rescues his father during the assault on Alcatraz.
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In the revised timeline, Angel appears to be British. He appears to have no connection to his family anymore and is proud of his mutation. His personality is somewhat reminiscent of Wolverine. However, he is more juvenile. During his cage fights, Angel would revel in his glory and show off his wings to the crowd as he poses. This appears to be a façade for the audience, as he informs Nightcrawler to fight back or they both will be executed. The trauma of becoming crippled leads Angel to end up harboring a strong hatred of others, especially humans (who forced him to fight other mutants for their entertainment), Nightcrawler (for severely injuring his wing and thus damaging his pride) and to a lesser extent some mutants.
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In a similar manner to Wolverine rejecting Professor X and Magneto, Angel immediately tells Apocalypse, Psylocke, and Storm to "piss off" and only accepts Apocalypse's allegiance when the god-like mutant enhances Angel's power. Angel is notably the only horseman to refuse Apocalypse and only accepts his offer after being empowered, implying Archangel saw this allegiance as a debt to be paid. Despite his angry nature and insistent to be left alone, he never leaves Apocalypse's side until ordered to protect him. He also calls out to Psylocke so the two of them can attack the X-Men together, showing Archangel can work with others. It is implied that Psylocke and Angel were already on friendly terms before his injury.
   
 
==Powers and Abilities==
 
==Powers and Abilities==
*'''Wing Manifestation''' - Angel possesses two large, white, feathered wings on his back that allow him to fly at various speeds, while he can also perform aerial maneuvers. These wings are very large and are extremely flexible. Angel can fold them on his back so that there is only a slight bump showing from his clothing. In close combat, he can use his wings to enhance his attacks and use them to hit opponents. When his father attempted to use the cure on him, he used his wings to break his restraints and knock down anyone near him when the wings extended.
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===Powers===
**'''Wing Blades''' - After receiving a power upgrade from [[Apocalypse]], his wings became metallic in nature, allowing him to shoot blades from them. His flight capabilities are not affected by his wings being metallic and he can still fly at various speeds and in any direction. He is also still able to perform aerial maneuvers, to the point where he can hover in mid air.
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*'''Techno-Organic Wings''': Angel possessed two large, white-feathered wings that enabled him to fly. Each wing had a razor-sharp talon that could inflict major damage on an opponent. However, after a cage match with Nightcrawler, Angel's left wing was injured from being teleported against an electric cage. When Apocalypse made him into a Horsemen, Angel was given a set of metallic wings.
*'''Aerial Adaptation''': Angel's entire anatomy is naturally adapted to flying. Elements of his anatomy are comparable to those of birds, especially birds of prey. His eyes can withstand high-speed winds which would damage the average human eye. He can breathe at high velocities or altitudes, and he can cope with the reduced temperatures at high altitudes for prolonged periods of time. His body is also more resilient, as he is not at all fazed by kinetic impact or friction, as well as the fact that he could ram through a glass window without being damaged at all.
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*'''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. 
*'''Enhanced Durability''' - Angel, nor his wings, wear at all damaged from crashing through a window and none of the broken glass hurt him.
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*'''Metallic Feather Projectiles''': After being given metallic wings by Apocalypse, Angel had the ability to fire metallic feathers from his wings.
*'''Regenerative Healing Factor''' - Angel is able to heal himself as shown that he was able to repeatedly grow back his severed wings. Unlike most mutants with a healing factor, Angel can transfer his blood to provide a limited healing factor to any person of a compatible blood type. He is also immune to all disease and illnesses.
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*'''Superhuman Sight''' - Like birds, Warren's eyesight is superhumanly acute, giving him enhanced binocular vision.
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===Abilities===
*'''Enhanced Strength''' - He is shown to have the strength to effortlessly hold an adult human with only his hands while in the air. His large wings do not weigh him down at all seemingly due to his strength. In close combat, he can use his wings to enhance his strength and even use them to hit opponents. When he was strapped into medical restraints, Angel was capable of breaking out despite it being designed to restraint mutants. His wings also have enhanced strength, allowing them to push off the restraint harness keeping them hidden on his back and they knocked down everyone near him when they extended.
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*'''Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant''' - In the revised timeline, Angel was capable of beating 10 mutants including Blob (who is former military and a boxer) and is almost equal to the more superior skilled Nightcrawler.
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*'''Multilingual''' - Angel appears to known English and German when profanely telling Apocalypse, Psylocke, and Storm to "piss off" in both languages.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
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===Family===
===Friends and Family===
 
 
*[[Warren Worthington II]] - Father
 
*[[Warren Worthington II]] - Father
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*[[Apocalypse]]
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**[[Horsemen of Apocalypse]] - Teammates
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===Friends===
***[[Storm]]
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*'''Humans''' - Allies
***[[Magneto]]
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*[[Jean Grey]] † - Former Enemy
***[[Psylocke]]
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*[[Kavita Rao]] † - Former Ally
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**[[X-Men]] - Former Friends and Teammates
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*[[Beast]] † - Former Teammate and Friend
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*[[Colossus]] † - Former Teammate and Friend
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*[[Iceman]] † - Former Classmate, Former Teammate and Friend
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*[[Rogue]] - Former Classmate, Former Teammate and Friend
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*[[Shadowcat]] - Former Classmate, Former Teammate and Friend
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*[[Storm]] † - Former Leader, Teammate and Friend
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*[[Wolverine]] - Former Teammate and Friend
 
===Enemies===
 
===Enemies===
*[[Brotherhood of Mutants]]
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*[[Brotherhood of Mutants]] - Enemies
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**[[Magneto]] - Enemy
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**[[Pyro]] †
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**[[Juggernaut]]
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**[[Omegas]] - Enemies
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***[[Anole]]
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***[[Arclight]] †
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***[[Ash]]
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***[[Avalanche]]
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***[[Callisto]] †
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***[[Glob Herman]]
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***[[Phat]] †
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***[[Psylocke]] †
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***[[Quill]] †
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***[[Starfish]] †
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***[[Vanisher]]
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*[[Sentinels]] - Enemies and Killers
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===Friends===
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*[[Apocalypse]] † - Former Leader
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**[[Horsemen of Apocalypse]]
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***[[Psylocke]] - Former Friend and Teammate
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*'''Humans''' - Enemies
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*[[Blob]] - Enemy and Rival
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**[[X-Men]] - Enemies
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*[[Beast]] - Enemy
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*[[Cyclops]] - Enemy
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*[[Havok]] † - Enemy
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*[[Jean Grey]] - Enemy
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*[[Magneto]] - Former Teammate turned Enemy
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*[[Moira MacTaggert]] - Enemy
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*[[Mystique]] - Enemy
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*[[Nightcrawler]] - Archenemy and Rival
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*[[Professor X]] † - Enemy
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*[[Quicksilver]] - Enemy
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*[[Storm]] - Former Teammate turned Enemy
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* In a deleted scene, Angel comes back to Alcatraz after saving his father and joins the other X-Men in the fight by taking and dropping members of the Brotherhood from the sky. However, he is knocked out after Magneto throws a car at him.
 
* In a deleted scene, Angel comes back to Alcatraz after saving his father and joins the other X-Men in the fight by taking and dropping members of the Brotherhood from the sky. However, he is knocked out after Magneto throws a car at him.
* Although Angel appears in the promotional posters wearing the X-Men uniform, he never dons one during the movie.
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* Although Angel appears in the promotional posters wearing the X-Men uniform, he never wears one during the movie.
* Angel was supposed to appear in X2: X-Men United as a prisoner of William Stryker. In the early script of the movie, he was transformed into '''Archangel''' during an experiment of the Weapon X program.
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* Jed Bernard and Nick Stahl were considered for the role of Warren Worthington III/Angel. Mike Vogel was originally cast, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with ''Poseidon'', and finally Ben Foster took the role.
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* Ben Foster is actually scared of heights.
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* Ben Hardy was originally considered for the role of [[Cyclops]] along with several other actors, but he was cast as Angel instead in ''X-Men: Apocalypse''.
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* Angel's wings were initially too heavy for Ben Foster, and were remade from foam.
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* Angel was originally supposed to appear in ''X2: X-Men United'' as a prisoner of William Stryker. In the early script of the movie, he was transformed into '''Archangel''' during an experiment of the Weapon X program.
 
* Angel has been portrayed by two different actors with the first name Ben.
 
* Angel has been portrayed by two different actors with the first name Ben.
 
* He is featured heavily in all the promotional material for <em>X-Men: The Last Stand</em>, as part of the whole "the original X-Men team in the comics finally together in film".
 
* He is featured heavily in all the promotional material for <em>X-Men: The Last Stand</em>, as part of the whole "the original X-Men team in the comics finally together in film".
* Angel's wings were initially too heavy for Ben Foster, and were remade from foam.
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*Archangel and Nightcrawler's rivalry is based off the fact that they are rival mutant sub-species. In the comics, Archangel is believed to be a descendant of the Cheyarafim (Angelic Mutants) whilst Nightcrawler and his father Azazel are descendants of the Neyephem (Demonic Mutants).
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*In the revised timeline, Angel shares similarities with Wolverine: both are from wealthy affluent families, both seem to be separated from their family, both have enhanced animal-like powers, both heavily involved in cage fighting, both have a healing factor, both have their appendages damaged in a fight then coated in metal, both defeat the morbidly obese and superior strength Blob and both profanely refuse allegiance before it is offered to them (Wolverine refusing Professor X and Magneto, Angel refusing Apocalypse).
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*Archangel's death in ''[[X-Men: Apocalypse]]'' is a reference to his false death in the comics where Angel was believed to have killed himself due to depression after losing both of his wings. The event was planned by Apocalypse and Mr. Sinister to turn him into Archangel.
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*Archangel is the first and the only of New Horsemen of Apocalypse to die. He's also one of the few people to be dead in both timelines.
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*In [[Deadpool 2|''Deadpool 2'']], while at the X-Mansion [[Deadpool]] asks where the main X-Men are including the "guy with pigeon wings" referencing Angel. However, this creates a plot hole as in the revised timeline, Angel was long dead at this point and was never an X-Man.
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==Behind the Scenes==
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*[[Christopher Gordon]] was a stunt double for [[Ben Foster]] in the role of Angel.
   
 
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For other uses of Angel, see Angel (disambiguation)

"I'm sorry I know this is a bad time. I was told that this was a safe place for mutants."
―Angel[src]

Angel (born Warren Worthington III), also known as Archangel, was a mutant who had the ability to fly with large, white-later-metallic wings.

BiographyEdit

Original TimelineEdit

X-Men: The Last StandEdit

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Angel as a child.

Warren Worthington III was seen trying to cut his wings off in order to hide his mutation. His father found out he was a mutant by entering the bathroom. As a young man in his early twenties, his rich industrialist father was motivated by his son's mutation to create a "cure" for mutants. Warren was going to be the first test subject of this "cure" when he suddenly had second thoughts, broke out of his restraints, and bailed out of a nearby window, despite his father's protests. He would later briefly seek sanctuary at the X-Mansion.

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Angel saves his father, during the battle at Alcatraz

When Alcatraz Island was attacked by the Brotherhood of Mutants, Warren's father was captured by Psylocke, Arclight and Quill. They threw him off the roof, but Warren arrived in time to save him. He was later seen flying over the Golden Gate Bridge as it was getting fixed; he then flew over a park and waved to a little boy who was watching him fly.

Prior to X-Men: Days of Future PastEdit

According to 25 Moments, in 2011, mutants banded together to protest the “mutant cure” arms race led by Trask Industries, Yashida Corporation, and other multinational pharmaceutical companies. The Occupy Wall Street Movement marched from the X-Mansion to Zuccotti Park. Sentinels attacked the peaceful mutant demonstration. Angel was one of the mutants involved in the march and was killed during the chaos.

Revised TimelineEdit

X-Men: ApocalypseEdit

Angel (East Berlin - 1983)

Angel as a cage fighter in the revised timeline

In the revised timeline, Angel seems to be British rather than American, implying his family had British heritage but moved to the USA in the original timeline. (However, the revised timeline caused Angel to be born decades earlier). It is believed he was disowned by his wealthy family or he abandoned them because of his mutation. It is unknown why how or even when he got involved in the mutant fight club scene.

In 1983, Angel is part of a fight club in Berlin in which mutants are pitted against each other. He manages to take down his tenth opponent Blob. He is later put up against a fearful Nightcrawler who keeps evading Angel instead of fighting, which forces Angel to tell him to fight or they will both be killed. Nightcrawler builds up the courage to fight Angel and takes him down, but in the process causing him to hit the electric fence surrounding them and frying and damaging one of Angel's wings. Angel and Nightcrawler escape, with the latter being rescued by Mystique.

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Angel is ordered by Apocalypse to fight off the X-Men.

Angel hides away and turns to boozing until he is approached by Apocalypse to become one of his four horsemen. His broken wings are fixed when Apocalypse grafts metal to them. He accompanies the Horsemen to Xavier's Mansion to kidnap Charles. In Cairo, when the X-Men come to stop Apocalypse and the Horsemen, Angel and Nightcrawler have a rematch, as Angel is tasked with guarding Apocalypse's body and Nightcrawler is trying to rescue Professor X. During the fight, Nightcrawler manages to trap Angel but the mutant eventually escapes from his confines.

X-MEN APOCALYPSE 47

Angel attacks the X-Men on their jet

When the X-Men retrieve Charles and are escaping on their jet, Angel carries Psylocke to help confront them. Psylocke cuts through the roof and they both enter; however, Nightcrawler teleports them away as Jean Grey sabotages the jet's controls. Psylocke manages to escape but Angel is trapped in the jet when it crashes. A furious Apocalypse later comes across Angel, his eyes closed and blood on his face, calling him useless.

Deadpool 2Edit

He was mentioned by Deadpool if Angel was in the mansion, but he never became a member of the X-Men in this timeline, due to his death in 1983.

PersonalityEdit

In the original timeline, Angel appears to be American, who was, at first, shameful of his mutation as a child, but by the time he is an adult, he is more accepting of his powers and feels pressured by his father's expectation to remove his mutation. However, Angel shows pride and slight spitefulness towards his father, claiming it's not what he wants. However, he appears to be a loving son, as he rescues his father during the assault on Alcatraz.

In the revised timeline, Angel appears to be British. He appears to have no connection to his family anymore and is proud of his mutation. His personality is somewhat reminiscent of Wolverine. However, he is more juvenile. During his cage fights, Angel would revel in his glory and show off his wings to the crowd as he poses. This appears to be a façade for the audience, as he informs Nightcrawler to fight back or they both will be executed. The trauma of becoming crippled leads Angel to end up harboring a strong hatred of others, especially humans (who forced him to fight other mutants for their entertainment), Nightcrawler (for severely injuring his wing and thus damaging his pride) and to a lesser extent some mutants.

In a similar manner to Wolverine rejecting Professor X and Magneto, Angel immediately tells Apocalypse, Psylocke, and Storm to "piss off" and only accepts Apocalypse's allegiance when the god-like mutant enhances Angel's power. Angel is notably the only horseman to refuse Apocalypse and only accepts his offer after being empowered, implying Archangel saw this allegiance as a debt to be paid. Despite his angry nature and insistent to be left alone, he never leaves Apocalypse's side until ordered to protect him. He also calls out to Psylocke so the two of them can attack the X-Men together, showing Archangel can work with others. It is implied that Psylocke and Angel were already on friendly terms before his injury.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

PowersEdit

  • Techno-Organic Wings: Angel possessed two large, white-feathered wings that enabled him to fly. Each wing had a razor-sharp talon that could inflict major damage on an opponent. However, after a cage match with Nightcrawler, Angel's left wing was injured from being teleported against an electric cage. When Apocalypse made him into a Horsemen, Angel was given a set of metallic wings.
  • 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. 
  • Metallic Feather Projectiles: After being given metallic wings by Apocalypse, Angel had the ability to fire metallic feathers from his wings.

AbilitiesEdit

  • Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant - In the revised timeline, Angel was capable of beating 10 mutants including Blob (who is former military and a boxer) and is almost equal to the more superior skilled Nightcrawler.
  • Multilingual - Angel appears to known English and German when profanely telling Apocalypse, Psylocke, and Storm to "piss off" in both languages.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

FriendsEdit

  • Humans - Allies
  • Jean Grey † - Former Enemy
  • Kavita Rao † - Former Ally
    • X-Men - Former Friends and Teammates
  • Beast † - Former Teammate and Friend
  • Colossus † - Former Teammate and Friend
  • Iceman † - Former Classmate, Former Teammate and Friend
  • Rogue - Former Classmate, Former Teammate and Friend
  • Shadowcat - Former Classmate, Former Teammate and Friend
  • Storm † - Former Leader, Teammate and Friend
  • Wolverine - Former Teammate and Friend

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Trivia Edit

  • In a deleted scene, Angel comes back to Alcatraz after saving his father and joins the other X-Men in the fight by taking and dropping members of the Brotherhood from the sky. However, he is knocked out after Magneto throws a car at him.
  • Although Angel appears in the promotional posters wearing the X-Men uniform, he never wears one during the movie.
  • Jed Bernard and Nick Stahl were considered for the role of Warren Worthington III/Angel. Mike Vogel was originally cast, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Poseidon, and finally Ben Foster took the role.
  • Ben Foster is actually scared of heights.
  • Ben Hardy was originally considered for the role of Cyclops along with several other actors, but he was cast as Angel instead in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Angel's wings were initially too heavy for Ben Foster, and were remade from foam.
  • Angel was originally supposed to appear in X2: X-Men United as a prisoner of William Stryker. In the early script of the movie, he was transformed into Archangel during an experiment of the Weapon X program.
  • Angel has been portrayed by two different actors with the first name Ben.
  • He is featured heavily in all the promotional material for X-Men: The Last Stand, as part of the whole "the original X-Men team in the comics finally together in film".
  • Archangel and Nightcrawler's rivalry is based off the fact that they are rival mutant sub-species. In the comics, Archangel is believed to be a descendant of the Cheyarafim (Angelic Mutants) whilst Nightcrawler and his father Azazel are descendants of the Neyephem (Demonic Mutants).
  • In the revised timeline, Angel shares similarities with Wolverine: both are from wealthy affluent families, both seem to be separated from their family, both have enhanced animal-like powers, both heavily involved in cage fighting, both have a healing factor, both have their appendages damaged in a fight then coated in metal, both defeat the morbidly obese and superior strength Blob and both profanely refuse allegiance before it is offered to them (Wolverine refusing Professor X and Magneto, Angel refusing Apocalypse).
  • Archangel's death in X-Men: Apocalypse is a reference to his false death in the comics where Angel was believed to have killed himself due to depression after losing both of his wings. The event was planned by Apocalypse and Mr. Sinister to turn him into Archangel.
  • Archangel is the first and the only of New Horsemen of Apocalypse to die. He's also one of the few people to be dead in both timelines.
  • In Deadpool 2, while at the X-Mansion Deadpool asks where the main X-Men are including the "guy with pigeon wings" referencing Angel. However, this creates a plot hole as in the revised timeline, Angel was long dead at this point and was never an X-Man.

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