Empire Singer told Empire Magazine: “Ben Hardy is Angel – I shall confirm it for you!” said Singer. “But he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I'll say…”
Warren Worthington III, an original member of Charles Xavier's X-Men, while fighting under the codename Angel his angelic wings were damaged in battle and he was captured by the maniacal Apocalypse. Apocalypse grafted onto Angel techno-organic wings, which allowed him to fly higher, faster, were razor sharp, had feathers that were thrown as blades with a neurotoxin. These wings also allowed him to fold into a barely visible bundle on his back for concealing. Apocalypse also brainwashed Warren in order for him to become his Horseman Death.