Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
First Appearance: X-Men #1 (September 1963)
Secret Identity: Warren Worthington III
Team Affiliations: X-Men, Champions, Defenders, X-Factor, Hellfire Club, X-Force,
Powers: Flight, Enhanced Strength, Aerial Adaptation, Peak Physical Attributes
Warren Worthington III was born a mutant — a being genetically born with special powers and abilities — and when his wings manifested as a young teenager, his rich father tried to hide this fact from the public and sent Warren to various boarding schools. Eventually, the young winged wonder enrolled in Professor Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters as a teenager, but not before he dabbled in a short-lived solo crime-fighting venture as the Avenging Angel. Convinced that he could better hone his flying abilities and skills at the school, Warren abandoned his superhero gig and headed to Westchester New York where he matriculated with several other gifted youngsters and formed the founding team of X-Men. The Angel has had many adventures, and been associated with many other teams and partnerships over his heroic career. He was altered a great deal when he was killed by the Marauder’s and resurrected under the service of the ancient evil of Apocalypse as Archangel one of the deadly Four Horsemen. Warren eventually wrestled control of his life back from his menacing master, went many years without influence, but succumbed once again to Apocalypse’s power and became Archangel once more. After a spectacular battle, Warren was left amnesiac of his past life and is currently a student once again at the Jean Grey School for Gifted Youngsters (former Xavier School).