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I think we've come far enough.
~ Angela in the Image comics.
I am an angel from the heavens and will not be disrespected. Whoever did this to me... whoever brought me here against my will... my name is Angela. I'm coming to end you.
~ Angela in the Marvel comics.

Angela is a fictional major antagonist turned supporting character in the Image Comics series Spawn. She is angelic bounty hunter tasked with hunting down hellspawns and any of forces of darkness, but would become an ally of the hellspawn Al Simmons.

In the Marvel Universe, she is Thor's long lost sister and becomes a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Asgardians of the Galaxy, League of Realms, and Strikeforce.

She was created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane, and first appeared in Spawn #9 in March of 1993, and in the Marvel comics, first appeared in Age of Ultron #10 in June of 2013.

History

Image Comics

Angela first appears in Spawn #9 when she appears in was in a flash back when Medieval Spawn when Medieval Spawn tries to help her Angela reveals her true colors as an angel from Heaven sent to kill him and succeeds. Her origin is that she is many souls of fallen angel warriors merge into a single being and that she was initially unaware of her past lives until Deugars explains it to her. Deurges later tries to kill Angel, but she escapes. She would eventually meet the current Hellspawn Al Simmons and later fights him.

After the fight she meets up with her superior Gabreille who scolds her for failing. Angela would then on go on solo adventures until she was put on trial by Gabrielle for crimes she didn't do until Simmons rescued her and together they fell in love often helping each other side by side such as against the mighty Urizen and later fights Malebolgia together. Angela would die at the Hands against Malebolgia but her weapon Spawn uses to decapitate him. Angela's body was since taken by the angels and had not been seen since. Thanks to the Trial between Gailmen and McFaralne with the former selling her to Marvel it is unlikely she would ever return.

Marvel Comics

In the marvel comics version she was Thor's long lost sister and that she in haven as a baker she would go on to become a warrior for the angels as she was kidnapped the by Queen of Angels who raised her to be among their ranks. Seemiling killed by the Queen for Odin meeting her demands He sealed away the angels. Angela later appears in Age of Ultron #10 as a warrior and later shows up in the guardians of the Galaxy revealing she was actually still alive and had been raised by Angels her entire life unaware of her true heritage. She would eventually meet her long lost family and joined them in defending the realms and later becomes a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. She was also in love with a woman named Sera.

Powers and Abilities

Angela is a skilled warrior and as a angel warrior possess flight, Superhuman Strength, speed, Stamina, and duradlibty. She is also a weapons master.

Portrayals

Film

  • In the titular 1997 film, she was portrayed by Laura Stepp.

Television

  • In the titular 1997 Spawn animated series, she was voiced by Denise Poirier, who also voiced Æon Flux in the titular 1995 animated series.
  • In Guardians of the Galaxy, she was voiced by Nika Futterman, who voices Luna Loud in The Loud House, and also voiced Hawkgirl in DC Super Hero Girls, Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cuckoo-Loca in Mickey Mouse, Olga Pataki in Hey Arnold! and Chelsea Keezheekoni in Clerance.

Video Games

  • In Marvel Heroes, she was voiced by Laura Bailey, who also voiced Rayne in the BloodRayne series, Chun-Li in the Street Fighter series, Sherry Birkin in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Helena Harper in Resident Evil 6, Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game, Abigail Walker in the inFamous series, Nadine Ross in the Uncharted series, Kait Diaz in the Gears of War series, Supergirl in Injustice 2, Eltariel in Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and Mary Jane Watson in Marvel's Spider-Man.
  • In Marvel Avengers Academy, she was voiced by Natalie Van Sistin.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Was nominated a number of Wizard Fan Awards: 1995 Favorite Villainess, 1995 Character Most Deserving of Own Ongoing Title, 1995 Favorite One-shot or Limited Series/Miniseries, and 1996 Favorite Heroine.

See Also

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