Angel Salvadore
Angel Salvadore as seen in New Warriors #3 (October 2007).
Art by Paco Medina.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceNew X-Men #118 (November 2001)
Created byGrant Morrison (writer)
Ethan Van Sciver (artist)
In-story information
Alter egoAngel Salvadore-Bohusk
SpeciesHuman mutant
Team affiliationsXavier Institute
Special Class
Exemplars Squad
Hellfire Club
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
New Warriors
Teen Brigade
Notable aliasesAngel
  • Insectoid physiology granting:
  • Acid generation and projection
  • Sonic vibrational capacities
  • Flight via insectoid wings
  • Temperature-controlling gauntlets
  • Anti-gravity discs

Angel Salvadore is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver, the character first appeared in New X-Men #118 (November 2001). She belongs to the subspecies of humans called mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Angel is also known by her codename Tempest.

Publication history

Angel Salvadore first appeared in New X-Men #118 (November 2001), created by writer Grant Morrison and artist Ethan Van Sciver. From 2001 to 2004 she appears sporadically in New X-Men #119–150. In 2003, she appears in Marvel Universe: The End #1 and #5. In 2004, she makes two appearances in Exiles with issues #46 and #48. One year later, she makes on appearance in volume 2 of New X-Men in issue #11. Then, she appears in the story "House of M: World Tour" in Exiles #69–71 and "The Day After" in Decimation: House of M #1 (January 2006).

Angel Salvadore is depowered. From 2007 to 2009, under the codename Tempest, she appears in New Warriors #2–7 and #10–20.

In 2011, she appears in Heroic Age: X-Men #1 (February 2011) and an alternate version appears in Age of X: Universe #2 (June 2011). Angel appears in Vengeance, a six-issue 2011 miniseries by writer Joe Casey and penciller Nick Dragotta.[1][2]

Fictional character biography


Angel Salvadore is fourteen years old when her mutation first manifests, and she is driven out of her home by her abusive step-father. The following morning, she wakes up in a cocoon. She emerges with a pair of insect wings. She is later captured by U-Men, humans who harvest mutants for their body parts for their own use.[3][4][5] Wolverine rescues her from a mobile operating theater. He kills all the U-Men and offers to escort her to the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. They stop at a diner along the way, but the owner becomes aggressive towards them because of his fear of mutants. The owner attacks them when he sees Angel digesting her food like a fly.[6][7] Finally, Wolverine brings Angel to the Xavier Institute and they watch Jean Grey expel an army of U-Men from the school.[8][9]

Xavier Institute

At first Angel does not fit in well, especially with Emma Frost. However, Emma takes Angel's attitude to be a challenge, instead opting to take Angel under her wing as a mentor and mold Angel into a sophisticated young woman. Angel later helps the X-Men fight the menace of Cassandra Nova by working with the Stepford Cuckoos and stealing needed DNA samples.[10]

After accepting a bet to kiss Beak,[11] her classmate in the Xavier Institute's Special Class, Angel grows close to him, and they begin to see each other romantically and sexually.[12] Angel, Beak, and the other Special Class students are part of another confrontation with the U-Men, deep in the woods on the Xavier Mansion grounds. Angel is the only one to see Xorn brutally murder the U-Men. He convinces her to keep it their secret by bribing her with candy.[13]

Emma and Angel's relationship deepens after Emma and the Stepford Cuckoos come to differences. During a shopping spree, Angel tries to tell a distracted Emma that she is pregnant. Angel and Beak's efforts are recognized in an awards ceremony held by the institute. The two sneak outside, not realizing they had any chance of winning, and Angel reveals to Beak she is pregnant, fearing that Emma will have them expelled.[14] Due to her fly morphology, her pregnancy rate is accelerated, and she lays insect-like eggs in Wolverine's old shack. Her fear of their children being discovered and destroyed and of their possible expulsion make Angel a suspect in the "murder" of Emma Frost, who is found shattered in her diamond form by a diamond bullet.[15] Angel is cleared of those suspicions when Emma is revived and names Esme as the perpetrator. In actuality, Esme had taken telepathic control of Angel.

Despite Angel and Beak's fears, the X-Men welcome their children, who look mostly human but with some of Angel's fly characteristics (such as insect-like wings) or Beak's chicken morphology (such as feathers or a beak).

Xorn's Brotherhood and later

Shortly afterwards, Xorn, instructor of the Special Class, apparently reveals himself to be the mutant terrorist Magneto (later his true identity is retrospectively revised). He has been responsible for corrupting Esme, and he has been teaching the class pro-Magneto propaganda under the guise of Xorn all along.

Angel is convinced to serve as a member of his latest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. The school is demolished and conquered. Manhattan itself is taken over by Magneto. Angel and her children come along as part of the Brotherhood. Beak rebels early on, not wanting to see captured humans killed. Beak is seemingly killed for his efforts, dropped from a levitating car. He survives and joins with the X-Men. Angel herself feels the need to rebel when Magneto threatens her classmate Martha. Beak leads the X-Men back to Magneto's stronghold, using the key nobody had bothered to take from him before he was attacked. Magneto/Xorn is swiftly defeated and decapitated by Wolverine.

Later, Beak is made an honorary X-Man, and he, Angel, and their children lived in a home on the Xavier property. Beak is unhinged from time and joins the Exiles, ostensibly to prepare him for a future event during which several worlds will be threatened. As a result of this displacement, he is for a time unable to interact with beings from his home timeline, and Angel and their family believed him to have run away. Only by serving with the Exiles could he win them back.[16][17][18] According to a 2010 retcon, during this time period Angel served as a member of Beast's squad of X-Men trainees, the Exemplars Squad, though the identities of her teammates are currently unknown.[19]

Following the House of M event, Angel, Beak (thanks to the Exiles now back to his base reality) and their children (except Tito) lose their powers and unusual appearance and are now able to live happily together once more.[20]

New Warriors

Angel and Beak later resurface as members of the New Warriors. Now going by the name Tempest, Angel has gained fire, ice, and wind/flight powers given to her through technological means by Night Thrasher.[21] Angel and Beak have an apartment and are still in custody of their six children. Despite losing her powers during the House of M event, Angel regained her mutant powers through unknown means.[22][23]

Powers and abilities

Angel is able to produce and vomit a corrosive acid that can melt most substances.[24][22][23] With her insectoid wings, she has the ability to fly and vibrate them at high speeds to create powerful sonic blasts.[24] Additionally, Angel uses a pair of gauntlets that can generate heat and cold.[25] Her anti-gravity discs also grant her flight.[26]



Other versions

House of M

In the "House of M" storyline, Angel was a famous supermodel. She was possessed and nearly killed by Proteus.[31]

Age of X

In the Age of X storyline, Angel was depicted with her original powerset. She was tracked through the sewers with Dazzler and Velocidad before being teleported to Fortress X.[32][33]

In other media


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