Angelus (comics)

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The Angelus
Angelus3.jpg
Cover of The Darkness #3, art by Marc Silvestri
Publication information
Publisher Top Cow Productions
First appearance The Darkness #2 (Feb. 1997)
Created by Marc Silvestri
David Wohl
Garth Ennis
In-story information
Alter ego Finch
Notable aliases The Bride of Inti, The LightLauren Franchetti, Celestine Wright, Danielle Baptiste, Jenny Romano
Abilities Immortality
Flight
Superhuman strength
Superhuman speed
Healing factor
Telepathy
Pyrokinesis
Shapeshifting
Omnipresence
Teleportation
Extrasensory perception
Spirit possession

The Angelus is an American comic book character published by Top Cow Productions which first appeared in The Darkness comic in 1997. The Angelus has been featured in comics with her enemies the Darkness and the Witchblade.[1][2]

Publication history[edit]

The Angelus played a prominent role in the First Born limited series and had a one-shot by Ian Edginton released in December 2007 as part of the Top Cow Pilot Season event.[3]

Fictional character biography[edit]

The Angelus is immortal and has been worshiped as a sun goddess by the Inca Empire and the Shinto.[4] The Angelus is known to have destroyed the Tower of Babel,[5] torn down the Walls of Jerusalem,[6] and ripped apart Krakatoa.[7] She claims that both God and Jesus Christ are redundant in her presence.[8]

Powers and abilities[edit]

The Angelus is a force of nature with the power of the sun flowing through her.[9] She grants her hosts superhuman strength, speed, stamina, invulnerability to all Earthly weapons or harmful creatures, healing abilities, flight, the ability to create objects and sentient beings of pure light, and the memories of all previous Angelus hosts.[10][11]

She can also breathe fire, melt magical armor with her touch,[12] channel blasts of light from either her weapons or hands, teleport both herself and others, withstand the full heat of a dying sun for 13 years without harm or nourishment by sustaining herself on the "will of the Almighty" alone,[13] and fly through outer space at a speed "besting the hands of time".[13]

However, the Angelus' powers are limited. Functioning in complete darkness quickly drains her powers, which can cause her host to die within moments.[12]

Video games[edit]

The Angelus is mentioned several times throughout The Darkness II video game, with her eternal conflict against the Darkness serving as the backstory for many of the collectible items and appears in the post-credits scene. After Jackie rescues Jenny from Hell, they have a moment of peace together and declare their love for each other once more. Jenny states that she will always love Jackie no matter what, and that she is sorry for whatever happens. She is then ripped away from Jackie as the Angelus takes over her. The Angelus states that Jenny is still within her and that the world has gone too long without her light. The Angelus then states that Jackie is too powerful and that he and the Darkness are now where they belong. She then ascends back to Earth, leaving Jackie and the Darkness in Hell, with Jackie screaming in anger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ron Marz Talks Magdalena & Angelus". Comicbookresources.com. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ron Marz Unveils The New Angelus". Comicbookresources.com. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Divine Retribution: Edginton talks "Angelus: Pilot Season"#1". Comic Book Resources. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  4. ^ The Magdalena: Origins, Vol. 2
  5. ^ The Darkness Vol. 1, #11
  6. ^ The Darkness Vol. 1, #11
  7. ^ The Darkness Vol. 1, #11
  8. ^ The Darkness Vol. 1, Issue #13
  9. ^ The Darkness Vol. 1, Issue #14
  10. ^ The Darkness Vol. 1, Issue #4
  11. ^ The Angelus Vol. 1
  12. ^ a b The Darkness Vol. 1, Issue #6
  13. ^ a b The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 4

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