Warren Worthington III

fictional character in Marvel Comics

Warren Kenneth Worthington III (originally known as Angel and later as Archangel), is a fictional character and superhero from comic books published by Marvel Comics and its universe, and is a major character from the popular X-Men franchise.

He is a mutant named after his bird-like wings that are powerful enough to give him flight and he has a nature that is as kind and heroic as his namesake, ready to protect others from harm despite his rather difficult experiences in life. He was one of the earliest members of the X-Men, and later a member of the X-Force, X-Factor, Secret Defenders, and Renegades.

He was created by the late Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The X-Men #1 in September of 1963.