Angel

History

The son of Kathryn and Warren Worthington Jr., Warren was born into privilege in Centerport, New York: a small hamlet on the notoriously wealthy North Shore of Long Island. An only child, he was groomed from birth to someday take over Worthington Industries, a 150-year international conglomerate and a name of old repute and old money, and was reared accordingly in a life of privilege, elegance — and expectation.

For the first part of his life, he followed the charted course that was laid out for him, as the sole heir of one of the world's wealthiest names. He was an athletic child and, if truth be told, was more interested in girls and sports than in books, but he did well enough, and never did anything in particular that would give his family anything to frown about up until he was well into his education at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy.

Even then, it still wasn't really a matter of what he did. It was a matter of what he was becoming.

At sixteen years old, Warren was beginning to express his X-Gene… and it was one determined to express itself in a very visible and physical way. He was plagued by constant itching between his shoulderblades, and over time developed two raised lesions that wept blood. His concerned parents took him to specialists, who biopsied the masses growing in their son's back… and revealed that what was emerging was not an early stage of cancer, but something else entirely.

Unable to accept their son was a mutant, Warren's parents admonished him to hide his status at all costs, in the hopes of an eventual cure for his "condition." A sort of specialized harness was designed to help him keep his wings strapped down, to this end. Despondent and dismayed at this turn his life had taken — the pain of the emerging mutation had forced him to quit all the athletics and activities in which he had been engaged, and had done a number on his confidence in his own appearance and physicality — he was not inclined to argue with them.

Not, at least, up until a year later, when a sudden fire in one of the dormitories spurred him to take some action. Unable to do nothing, Warren used his wings as they should properly be used for the first time, and rescued some of the trapped students. Fortunately the smoke and darkness prevented him from being recognized, though many students saw enough for them to begin talking about "the angel" that had intervened.

It was Warren's first positive brush with his own powers, and a turning point for him to begin removing his harness and flying in secret more and more often. As he became more at peace with his nature, his confidence returned… and at around this time, Charles Xavier approached him about continuing his education at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.

Warren defied his parents for the first time, and they eventually gave in after extensive arguments — and some cajoling from Xavier on his behalf. Warren withdrew from Exeter to finish school at the Xavier Institute… and, a few months shy of his eighteenth birthday, became one of the founding members of Xavier's X-Men. This was an extracurricular he did not share with his parents; his activities were done solely under the name of "Angel."

For years the team would champion Xavier's dream of human-mutant coexistence and mutant acceptance. Warren grew very close, in particular, with the other founding members of the X-Men… which is why it hit him particularly hard when Jean lost her life in 2011.

He left the X-Men for a period after that. He reconnected and reconciled with his family; he enrolled in Harvard Business School to complete his education and get an MBA. But trouble did not leave Warren Worthington alone for long. In 2014, the malice of his paternal uncle — who wanted Worthington Industries for himself — would result in the deaths of Warren's mother and father. Though Burt Worthington was apprehended and jailed for his crimes, at the age of 26 Warren was left an orphan.

He was left Worthington Industries, too, though he had no initial interest in directly running the company. Retaining a seat on the board and his controlling interest in the company, he otherwise left it in the hands of a capable board of directors.

The Chitauri Invasion in 2015 spurred him to return to the X-Men, concerned about the rising tide of anti-meta sentiment that arose in its wake… and about the disappearance of his mentor, Charles Xavier, during the crisis. Since then, he has helped to keep the team together as one of its longest-running members, and periodically searched for any trace of Xavier, though hope of finding him grows fainter with the passage of time.

Recent Events

With the advent of the Metahuman Registration Act in New York, Warren was faced with a choice: remain unregistered and continue to maintain a divide between his public persona as Warren Worthington and his secret persona as the mutant "Angel," or register and publicly reveal that the two are one in the same. In the end, he personally chose to register. The potential consequences — in terms of his control over Worthington Industries — were too great to risk if he was later found to be in noncompliance, and retaining control over Worthington Industries would allow him to continue ensuring that its considerable power and resources would be turned to good ends. The tax incentives applied towards the charitable endeavors of registered persons was certainly nothing to sneeze at, and Warren has a considerable number of them directed towards the benefit of the differently-abled… many of whom are also mutants.

He rationalizes it as the very spirit of what Charles Xavier taught them all. Work within the system, show the world mutants are just like anyone else… but turn it for your own benefit the whole way, and keep on resisting the tide.

Personality

Warren is what one might expect of the scion of old money. Well-bred, with the gentility and natural class that arises when expectations of comportment are handed down from one patrician generation to the next, he is almost always gracious in any given scenario: even if sometimes he can also be quite thoughtless, in that way particular to the very wealthy. He is a self-assured, charismatic, and likeable person, primarily because of his innate courage, genuine interest in other people (particularly the disabled and visibly different), and general conviction to do 'the right thing,' though like anyone else he also has his flaws.

The absolute confidence of a wealthy young man who has always gotten exactly what he wanted, sometimes transforms instead into arrogance, disdain, and entitlement. He has a tendency towards vanity and pridefulness, a certain haughty disinterest in being subordinate to the directions of lesser beings, and a definite and occasional obliviousness to his own privilege.

RP Hooks

As Angel, he was one of the original five X-Men recruited by Charles Xavier, and has served on the team consistently, save for a four-year period between late 2011 to late 2015 where he took a personal leave of absence.

  • If you were on the X-Men from 2006 to 2011, or from 2016 to the present, you've been on the team with Angel.
  • If you weren't, you probably still heard of him, as he was a founding member and would periodically visit even during his years "off the roster."
  • If you were with the Brotherhood during these time periods, you've probably come in conflict with him and the X-Men.

As Warren Worthington, he is known as the young and decadent head of the international conglomerate Worthington Industries, forced to take over earlier than expected due to the untimely deaths of his parents.

  • If you are richer than God or otherwise a staple of high society and the wealthy elite, you know Warren. And you may hate him. Back in the day, he was the very definition of a spoiled, profligate, old-money heir, and a womanizer beyond all bounds of good taste.
  • If you're a businessperson, you may have had dealings with Worthington Industries. The corporation is multinational and operates primarily across media, communications, publishing, aviation/avionics, experimental alternative fuels, renewable energy, and financial services, but also dabbles in a wide range of other things also.

Recently, given that he's registered under the New York law, it's come out that Angel and Warren Worthington are one and the same man.

Relationships

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Character Sheet

Avian Adaptation

Less visible than his wings but no less important, Warren's anatomy is naturally adapted to flight, with many characteristics similar to those of birds. His skeletal structure is extremely light and strong, his metabolic processes are much more efficient than a normal human's, and his musculature is considerably more optimized. As a result, his strength, speed, agility, flexibility, endurance, reflexes, coordination, balance, eyesight and hearing are naturally at human peak — or much better, especially in the case of his eyesight. Warren's eyesight is comparable to that of hunting raptors such as eagles, which are capable of seeing eight times farther than a human and focusing in on things from two miles away.

These physical adaptations extend to others required to support flight, such as an ability to breathe at high velocities and altitudes, and a greater capacity to endure the low temperatures found high in the sky. He is also sensitive to the earth's magnetic fields in a way similar to homing pigeons, enabling him to navigate while in flight.

Healing Blood

For reasons unknown to Warren but assumed to be a secondary mutation, his blood has potent healing properties. It enables him, personally, to recover from injuries much faster than a normal human, but he can also use it to induce a similar accelerated healing in others. He simply has to mix his blood with their own. Small lacerations will heal almost instantly, while more major traumas will recover in a matter of hours or days rather than weeks or months. This property of his blood is merely a sped-up healing process rather than true regeneration, however, and will not enable him to regrow significant amounts of tissue, such as lost limbs. It has also been shown not to work with demonic creatures or creatures of demonic ancestry, and will burn them instead.

Wings

The most distinctive manifestation of his mutation, Warren possesses a set of white wings which span sixteen feet from tip to tip when fully spread. Fully feathered and extremely flexible, they are capable of folding tightly down against his back to be hidden under clothing, though inevitably the shape of them still remains somewhat visible in what is often mistaken as an abnormal curvature of the spine. They are also extremely resilient and strong for how light they are, capable of breaking bones and being used as weapons.

His wings enable him to fly. His typical cruising speed is about 70 mph, though he is capable of 'sprinting' at twice that speed for some time before tiring, and nearing 200 mph in a stoop. He is capable of reaching the highest recorded altitudes of a bird in flight (about 30,000 feet, give or take), but this is difficult for him to sustain.

Miscellaneous

"Who the hell are you?"
"I'm Archangel of the X-Men, Warren Worthington the Third, and I pay your salary."


"Listen, Warren, when we get back to the school… do me the courtesy of — of being a gentleman."
"I can't promise anything like that."


"Look at me, gentlemen. I hide nothing. Those of us who have aligned ourselves with Charles Xavier's initiatives have done so with the sincere hope that peaceful co-existence is not only a possibility, but an inevitability.

"The X-Men are committed to furthering the cause of mutant rights… but not at the expense of the human race. Contrary to popular opinion. We are not your replacements.

"I come to you as a potential ally in an evolutionary process that we must not take lightly. This is not about genetics. This is about political evolution. Social evolution. This is about the future, gentlemen, and I have brought the fight to you."

Gallery

Appearances

May 19, 2019. Draconian Counsel

Warren Worthington talks to his lawyer.

Posted On: 20 May 2019 03:48 (Related Tags: angel vange)


May 18, 2019. Party Etiquette

Sebastian Shaw, hardly content to go without his club parties, throws a social event at a vineyard upstate. It may not go according to plan, but he's certainly had worse parties, so…

Posted On: 19 May 2019 13:13 (Related Tags: angel batwoman black-king dazzler psylocke starfire)


May 17, 2019. Oneiromancy

Betsy and Warren have a conversation about the strange psychic dreams which have been plaguing her.

Posted On: 18 May 2019 03:53 (Related Tags: angel psylocke)


May 10, 2019. Pasts Divulged

Merrow, Moonstar and Warren gather to discuss what they've each found on Domino.

Posted On: 11 May 2019 13:51 (Related Tags: angel merrow moonstar)


May 08, 2019. The Ominous Threat of the Firebird Box

Atli, Warren, Ali, and Loki discuss what's in the box.

Posted On: 14 May 2019 16:08 (Related Tags: angel atli dazzler loki)


May 06, 2019. Subject Seven

Warren uses his stupid amounts of money to get some actual facts on Domino's origins.

Posted On: 07 May 2019 03:33 (Related Tags: angel domino)


May 03, 2019. X-Spy Games

Warren reaches out to Dani and Kitty to investigate Domino's background.

Posted On: 03 May 2019 18:34 (Related Tags: angel moonstar shadowcat)


May 01, 2019. Interview With A Bird

Noriko has a quiet discussion with Warren over fried chicken.

Posted On: 02 May 2019 20:15 (Related Tags: angel surge)


April 29, 2019. SPYFISH

Warren catches up with Sloane on the matter of Terrigen, and asks a favor regarding a certain Domino.

Posted On: 30 Apr 2019 14:03 (Related Tags: angel merrow)


April 26, 2019. Hair Trigger

There are some inherent risks involved with giving Neena an expensive new toy and telling her to 'see what she can do.'

Posted On: 27 Apr 2019 14:08 (Related Tags: angel domino)


April 22, 2019. I'm a Mutant

Billy Kaplan, who "doesn't know what he's doing," searches for some answers at the Xavier Institute.

Posted On: 28 Apr 2019 21:50 (Related Tags: angel wiccan)


April 21, 2019. Danger Room Session: Kobayashi Maru

The X-Men practice against a Sentinel post apocalyptic world scenario. Otherwise known as 'how Dani turned into Scott for a day'.

Posted On: 22 Apr 2019 12:45 (Related Tags: angel dazzler domino meggan merrow moonstar negasonic-teenage-warhead sunspot surge x-23)


April 18, 2019. EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE

Protests HAPPEN! And so do consequences.

Posted On: 19 Apr 2019 12:15 (Related Tags: angel fairchild merrow moonstar psylocke quake surge)


April 18, 2019. Mars is Jawsome!

The Guardians and Friends go to Mars. To save Shark People. From a Disney Princess.

Posted On: 18 Apr 2019 04:25 (Related Tags: angel atli groot loki phil-coulson rocket shadowcat star-lord)


April 16, 2019. Ice Cream and Ideologies

A talk at the Institute begins with ice cream and ends with grim ideological debate. That's the effect of registration for you.

Posted On: 26 Apr 2019 04:33 (Related Tags: angel cypher magik nightcrawler shadowcat surge x-23)


April 13, 2019. Contingencies

Right after Tony asked you on a date log.

Posted On: 20 Apr 2019 14:36 (Related Tags: angel moonstar)


April 13, 2019. Tony Asked You on a Date, Didn't He?

OR where Warren, Domino and Moonstar discuss how to tackle the Sentinel problem.

Posted On: 14 Apr 2019 23:40 (Related Tags: angel domino moonstar)


April 11, 2019. In Kind

Warren catches up with Betsy after she gives him a hand with his jail situation.

Posted On: 12 Apr 2019 18:03 (Related Tags: angel psylocke)


April 09, 2019. Three Quarters of a Plan

A few X-Men come up with a potential plan of action regarding the unleashed Sentinels.

Posted On: 12 Apr 2019 04:26 (Related Tags: angel cypher moonstar warlock x-23)


April 08, 2019. Checks and Balances

Bart invites Tony and Warren to lunch to discuss…other business of the Sentinel type.

Posted On: 09 Apr 2019 17:40 (Related Tags: angel impulse iron-man)


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Angel
Full Name: Warren Kenneth Worthington III
Code Name: Angel
Occupation: Angel Investor
Aliases: The Bank, Hot Wings, Wings, Feathers, Prettybirb, Moneybirb, Unclebirb, etc.
Reg. Status: Registered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: The X-Men
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail: Mutant
Age: 30
Height: 6'0"
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Benoît Maréchal
Theme Song: Snow - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: angel
Played Since: December 1, 2018

Last Posted Activity: 20 May 2019 03:48

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