Angel Dust (comics)
|First appearance||Morlocks #1 (June 2002)|
|Created by||Geoff Johns (writer)
Shawn Martinbrough (artist)
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).
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Fictional character biography
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.
Powers and abilities
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.
In other media
Gina Carano plays Angel Dust in the 2016 feature film Deadpool. 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.
- Morlocks #2. Marvel Comics.
- Morlocks #3-4. Marvel Comics.
- New Avengers #18. Marvel Comics.
- Morlocks #1. Marvel Comics.
- Kit, Borys (February 13, 2015). "Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds in Fox's 'Deadpool' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.