Angel Dust (comics)

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Angel Dust
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Morlocks #1 (June 2002)
Created by Geoff Johns and Shawn Martinbrough
In-story information
Alter ego Christine
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Morlocks
Notable aliases Angel, Dusty
Abilities Depowered, formerly superhuman strength, speed, and durability

Angel Dust (Christine) is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. Her first appearance was in Morlocks #1, created by Geoff Johns and Shawn Martinbrough.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Christine, the girl known as Angel Dust, lived happily with her parents until her mutant powers kicked in. Terrified of what they might think, and the danger she might place them in, she ran away from home, eventually finding her way to the Postman and his Morlocks. Her parents launched a campaign to find their daughter, but failed.[volume & issue needed]

Angel Dust joined the other Morlocks in defending the mutant Cell from the police. When Cell panicked and wanted to return to the surface, she explained to him about the Sentinels.[volume & issue needed]

Angel Dust confronted Electric Eve, calling her "cold" and Eve retorted that she was stupid for running away from home, and like it or not, the sewers were now her home. The argument became more heated, until Shatter and Cell stepped in to break them up. Angel Dust flung both of them back, splattering Cell against a post and knocking Shatter onto the subway tracks. As Shatter got up, his hood fell back, exposing a huge crater in the side of his skull. Angel Dust, thinking she'd caused the injury, fled in tears. Shatter tracked her down and explained that she wasn't responsible; he'd done it himself in a suicide attempt. The two then talked about how much they hated life in hiding. Angel accompanied the Morlocks as they rescued Shatter's dog, Hank, from the pound, then followed as they went to make Eve's "wish" come true, unaware that wish was murder. They arrived to find Electric Eve having fried her ex-pimp. As Eve and Postman argued, the Sentinels arrived, blasting Shatter's arm off.[volume & issue needed]

The Morlocks fled back to their subway station home, and Angel helped Postman care for the wounded Shatter. She asked Cell what his wish was, and Cell replied he had none; he just wanted to earn his keep. As Postman and Eve began to argue again, the police arrived, killing Trader as he tried to protect Electric Eve. As the others fought, Angel Dust tried to shield Shatter, trying to protect him, and begged the police not to hurt him. They apparently had worse plans for her. "Could have some fun with this little mutant,” one of them stated, but Electric Eve leapt to her defense and fried the cops. Angel Dust was shocked as the enraged Postman erased the surviving police officer's minds. They then left to make Postman's wish come true. Angel and Litterbug tore down a steel hospital door so that he could see his comatose wife one last time. Postman then led them to the sewer junction beneath Washington and Chestnut, where Angel's parents lived, remarking that it was on his route. Angel was afraid to face them, fearing rejection, but Shatter explained that they all deserved closure. Angel went to her home and found her worried parents surrounded by missing posters. Angel explained that she was a mutant, but they didn't care, she was her daughter, and they loved her. With her time up and the Sentinels homing in, Angel was forced to flee to protect them. Eve comforted her as she cried, wishing there was some way that they could live free of the Sentinels. Litterbug explained that there was a way, to disable the Sentinel Central Control. He then admitted he'd helped design them.[volume & issue needed]

Enraged, Angel Dust attacked Litterbug, pounding him down until Shatter convinced her to stop, that they all needed to work together. The Morlocks lured out and captured a Sentinel. Angel ripped it open, and then reprogrammed it following instructions from Litterbug. They sent a false message to Sentinel HQ stating that they'd been killed, and then used the giant robot as a Trojan Horse to get inside the control center. After the Morlocks ripped their way out, Angel tried to reprogram the computers, but had to save Cell from a guided missile. Electric Eve and Litterbug destroyed the main computer, sending the Sentinels out of control, and the Morlocks fled. However, Cell ran back in, determined not to let the Project Director, Dr. Metellus, have another chance to harm his friends. Angel tried to convince him to run, but Cell was killed along with the doctor. As the others hot-wired a stolen van, Angel decided to stay; like Cell, she was tired of running, and just wanted to go home to her parents. As the others left, Shatter asked what would happen to Angel when the Sentinels got back on line. No one answered.[volume & issue needed]

In the wake of M-Day—an event in which a mentally ill Scarlet Witch depowered over 90% of the mutant population—Angel Dust was one of the many who lost her powers.[1]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Angel Dust had the ability to increase her adrenaline, gaining superhuman strength (enhanced), speed, agility, durability, and endurance for a short time. When she uses her powers dark lines appear on her face.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Morlocks #1-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ revealed in New Avengers #18

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