Not heard of Archangel? Where have you been? Maybe you’ll know him better as Angel or his secret identity Warren Kenneth Worthington III. While many people know Professor Xavier is the founder of the X-men, Angel was there, too. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he appeared in the first ever X-Men comic in 1963 and grew considerably from there.
Angel was a member of the mutant race, born with abilities. His were more physical than others, as he had wings extending from his back that gave him the ability to fly. On top of that, he came from a fortune and was the heir to the Worthington estate.
In the original comics, Angel wasn’t a character who would end up on this list. He was self-absorbed and a stereotype of his class and abilities. He wouldn’t deal with the hardships that being a mutant or just life in general would bring. However, his personality adapted over the years.
By the 1980s, he became “Archangel,” a darker and more brooding character. The beautiful, feathered wings became metallic and he developed new characters. With that came a new personality.
You’ll see Angel appear in the X-Men animated series and in video games, but it wasn’t until X-Men: The Last Stand and then X-Men: Apocalypse that he finally made it to the films.
Since the development, he’s been through more changes. His personality has been stripped and now he’s more of a background character. Whether this will change in the future is unknown, but it’s because of this that he doesn’t quite make it higher up the list.