Angel Dust (comics)

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Angel Dust
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Morlocks #1 (June 2002)
Created by Geoff Johns (writer)
Shawn Martinbrough (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Christina
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Morlocks
Notable aliases Dusty
Abilities Superhuman strength
Enhanced speed, agility and stamina

Angel Dust (Christina) is a fictional mutant character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Geoff Johns and artist Shawn Martinbrough, the character first appeared in Morlocks #1 (June 2002).

Angel Dust is portrayed by Gina Carano in the 2016 feature film Deadpool.

Publication history[edit]

Her first appearance was in Morlocks, created by Geoff Johns and Shawn Martinbrough.

Fictional character biography[edit]

When the scared young mutant Angel Dust ran away to join the Chicago faction of the Morlocks, she left behind her frantic parents, who had no idea where she went or why she had left them.[1]

After Angel Dust and the other Morlocks swore to help each other resolve one "aboveground" issue, she returned home to tell her parents the truth, which she thought her family would turn her away forever for: that she was a mutant. To Angel Dust's surprise, her parents accepted her for who she was, but it was only after she had helped her compatriots defeat a Sentinel base that Angel Dust finally returned home for good.[2]

She was confirmed to have lost her powers after the events of the 2005 "Decimation" storyline.[3]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Angel Dust has the ability to increase her adrenaline levels, gaining superhuman strength for a short time. Her strength varies from being able to lift 800 lb (400 kg) to being able to lift 55,000 lb (25 tonnes), depending on her adrenaline levels. Her speed, agility and stamina are also enhanced. However, she can only use her powers for a short time before exhausting herself. When she uses her powers, dark lines appear on her face.[4]

In other media[edit]

Gina Carano plays Angel Dust in the 2016 feature film Deadpool.[5] Instead of being a teenage superhero with natural mutant abilities, she is an adult who gained her powers through experimentation by Ajax, in whose employ Angel Dust works. In addition, her powers do not appear to be as dependent on a temporary surge of adrenaline. The upward limits of her physical strength seem to be higher in the film version as well, as she is able to hold her own in hand-to-hand combat with Colossus.


  1. ^ Morlocks #2. Marvel Comics.
  2. ^ Morlocks #3-4. Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ New Avengers #18. Marvel Comics.
  4. ^ Morlocks #1. Marvel Comics.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (February 13, 2015). "Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds in Fox's 'Deadpool' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at
  • Angel Dust at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe